Today, we would like to share with you this very special detailing session we did for this Perodua Kenari. We want to show you that it doesn’t matter what you drive, how expensive is the car, how high-end is the car, at the end of the day, protection is a must and when there is less to no protection over the past 10 years, this is what you get.
Upon arrival, we can clearly see that the car, although more than 10 years old, still looks spanking new and shiny.
Since it was raining, we took initiative of the situation to show you the protection level. The water beadings on the paint clearly indicates that there is no wax or any sealant on the paint.
The car may be more than 10 year old, still looks shiny, but after some inspection, we concluded that in the life time of this car, there were some slight accidents, some repaints, and some polishing done over the years.
With a DSLR, we snap high quality photos, again clearly indication the swirl and scratch level on the paint.
Some areas were severely oxidized. Added on PU/ABS/FRP body parts tend to oxidize quicker than the metal parts.
Most detailers will not take not of the taillights, we do.
The standard paint cleaning was done. From washing, degreasing, claying, stain removals, and watermark removals. We were able to get the car to a much better condition. We begin the paint correction with the Rupes BigFoot system with the combination of 3M Menzerna polishes.
With the use of this system and polish, This is the before.
This is the after.
On another area, the same paint condition prior correction.
The paint condition after correction. You may notice on the bottom left of the light, there are still some light swirls, this is common as detailing is not a magic trick, there are risks at paint correction and sometimes not every surface can be fully restored to flawless state.
As we mentioned, we take note on the taillights as well. Before any correction, the taillights are visibly dull and oxidized, resulting in a unattractive outlook.
After the correction was done, there taillights now look much better. Again, due to the severity and age of the swirls, the taillights were unable to be restored to a 100% state.
Detailing, its all about the details, this is an exhaust tip, not even a real part of the exhaust. It is merely an add-on attachment to the exhaust muffler. This is Before.
We polished the exhaust tip with Mother’s Mag and Aluminum polish to add that little bling to the finishing.
The wheels were in very good condition, besides the standard brake dust, there were less to no stains spotted.
Since only the front wheel is equipped with a disc rotor, brake dust build up is only visible in the front.
This is the wheel before cleaning.
This may not be the most interesting post, may not be the most executive car we post, but the true agenda we want to share is, regardless what car you drive, regardless the price tag, your car, we truly believe that as long you have the heart to protect, to care, you will have the time and effort to spend on some form of protection for your ride. PS: pardon the slight out of focus photos.
Just like any brand new car, this Ford Kuga is no exception. We always tell our clients that even though your car is brand new and a few days old, it does not mean that the production date was a few days old. Most cars are stored in open air warehouses till the batch is complete. Prior completion of the batch, the car might have been left outdoors for a extensive time, hence the elements will be damaging the paint.
Upon arrival, we started to inspect the car, with limited time and a huge surface area to work on, we started immediately.
The paint is swirled up.
Holograms are also visible.
We assume that the car had to have some serious stains as the entire car had been polished.
Due to the lack of experience with a rotary buffer, the person that polished the car left us tonnes of paint correction to do.
The wheels looked like they had some very greasy tyre shine on it.
A closer look and the thickness of the brake dust is just speechless.
Wasting no further time, we started with the standard deep clean, scrubbing the low quality tyre shine off.
Although the paint had been polished, it was not detailed, hence most trim and edges of the car is stain covered.
We also clayed the car as we found the paint to be very rough. Claying will smoothen the paint and also show us how dirty it is.
After much intense cleaning and stain removed, we polished the paint. Here is the after.
Immediately, the shine was restored and gloss enhanced, this time, the owner came by and was just blown away.
After around more than 8hours of paint correction, we applied Opti-Coat Pro for the final protection. Check out the results. White, can have the wet glossy look too.
We have with a a brand new Honda City with us today. As brief by the owner, the car had been parked since collection because he feared that if he drove it around it may cause some irreversible damages. The appointment was schedule immediately and here we are.
Upon arrival, the same scene we see all the time. A glossy new car. But little to know that the car might be covered in severe damage.
We shine our LED onto the paint and as expected, Swirls.
Some areas were less damaged.
Some areas had some minor Random Isolated Deep Scratches (RIDS).
Since the sun was out, we took a sun shot as well.
Our standard procedure was to give the car a good deep clean. After that we waste no more time and started with the paint correction.
This is a sun shot of the paint, Before.
The same area, After.
Under the LED after
More afters on the paint correction
After several hours, the paint is fully corrected and Opti-Coat Pro was applied.