Today, we are all the way at Melaka, the historical city of Malaysia. We have no prejudice on what car we work on, as long you love your car, we are always here to give your car our best.
Upon arrival, we inspected the car for surface defects, stains, scratches, and also got briefed by the owner on a few spots he noticed. From the exterior looks of the car, it is fine, clean and expected to be damage free, But….
The expected condition was not really satisfying. Although on silver, but it lacked definition on the reflection.
If noticed, there is a light hologram on the surface which is blocking the shine and reflection from popping out
We spotted more light swirls and hologram on some panels. It is not covered on the entire car so, we assumed that the dealership did some spot repairs but was not professional.
We found more holograms on the side fenders.
Even on the rear C Pillar of the car.
The dealership marked the roof as there was a 1mm dent but failed to remove the marker mark on the paint.
Surface tension was poor, had no water beading at all.
We moved to washing the car, claying and started correcting the damages. Here is a Before.
Here is the After
We continue to correct other section of the car.
Upon completing, we now see a clear, defined, round and solid reflection of our LED lighting.
We also removed the marker mark with some light polishing.
As for the wheels, we cleaned the exterior face of the wheel and also the wheel barrel, The different is not major as the car was just driven back from the dealership.. Before.
And the After.
Check out the beading on the rims
As we proceed to inspect the glass, we found that it is rough and had no water beading on it.
We dried off the glass after claying to see the watermark stains. This car must have been left outdoors for quite some time before sold to our lucky customer.
After we removed the watermarks, we coated the glass with Gtechniq Exo as the coating is specially made for Glass.
After correction, hologram removal. swirl removal, watermark removal. we coated the car with Opti-Coat Pro or also known as Opti-Guard. Here are the results.
We have here a BMW F30 Executive line, all the way from Penang. We arrived early to see the car already parked and ready for us to work on. Upon arrival, the car look spanky clean and new only to find out…
A quick walk around the car, still looked very clean to us. As we look into the details…
Some unknown spots of black were all over the car, especially the flat panels.
We also found that the car is covered in some form of tree sap.
These tree sap stains were all over the car.
We continue to inspect the car’s paint defects but found that the paint is still in a rather good condition.
Inspected other panels and the paint is still in a swirl free condition.
The owner then brief us that he had not washed the car since the delivery, it was barely the 3rd day of ownership.
We move on to the cleaning and washing process.
The paint is unprotected but clean, the surface had no tension hence the water did not bead.
Areas like this were not left out from the cleaning, although we do not always show our work fully but it does not mean we skip it.
This area was cleaned with a multi purpose cleaner diluted to milder.
We gave the rims much attention too. This was how it looked like after barely 3 days of driving. It was dull and covered in brake dust.
Close up on the amount of brake dust.
We use specific detailing brushes for wheel cleaning with a combo of a wheel cleaner.
50/50 on the cleaned and dirty wheels.
You can obviously see the difference in the cleanliness, now to get it coating ready.
The rims are now cleaned and ready to be coated.
Rims are coated, look at the definition in gloss!
Once the car is cleaned, tree sap stains removed, we wipe down the car with alcohol to further stripe the oil and grease, then we Opti-Coated the car. Here are the results.