Our favourite detailer, Larry Kosilla from Ammo NYC, gave himself a challenge when he took on the famous Fast and Furious Acura Integra driven and previously owned by Ja Rule himself. While travelling to LA for his friend Matt Farah’s 40th birthday, he took it upon himself to detail the Integra that featured in the iconic film, giving it the full once over – or twice over, knowing Larry – with a selection of detailing products from his own company, Ammo NYC. Alongside this stood the new Integra, which also received a detail from Larry.
The new car was the first to go under the surgical knife as Larry begins washing it with microfibres after a snow foam. It was then dried with clean microfibres and an air blower before the paint was protected with Larry’s protection product Reflex Pro and the tyres coated with a tyre shine called Mud. With that quickly finished, it was ready for Radwood the following morning.
It was then the movie car’s turn to get a treatment from Larry, with the legendary detailer making sure to treat the paint and original decals with plenty of care so as to not inflict any damage. The paint and decals were both slowly polished (yes, you can polish decals, crazy!), and the bright but faded yellow was brought back to life. It honestly looked brilliant when Larry and his friend had finished.
Acura now owns the gorgeous ’90s FWD sports car, and was good enough to treat Larry to the Radwood event in Torrance, California. And while there was plenty of impressive metal at the show, very few cars were able to grab your focus like this bright red and yellow Integra.
The new Integra followed its older brother to the show and while it still looks pretty good, it’s a lot larger than the old and hasn’t got that subtle sporty look that we love about the original. It also only comes with four doors, which is again a bit of a disappointment.
With a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo, a manual six-speed gearbox, and a limited-slip differential, I’m sure its driving experience is something to write home about. But the bodywork isn’t gripping me as much as I want it to. Larry did a great job, though, as usual.