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.
This, in our opinion is one of the best looking Proton car ever made, From looks, performance, even to the wheels, is good looking. Unfortunately, its locally made and lacks the quality. Paint work is not a main concern when manufacturing low budget cars, Hence we are here to enhance the paint work for the car the last longer with its shine.
Upon arrival, we can see that the car seem to be in a good, glossy and shiny state which is also common as Proton sales representative will never put the extra effort to get the polishing or waxing done for its new clients.
The car is barely few days old when we arrived. Visible weather stains can be found
On the areas that water flows down, stains are visible.
There were some tar spots, although minor but still a pain in the butt
Tar spots were removed.
Paint was given a light polish as there were no visible swirls.
At a different spot.
This post was written to show that we are professionals, even when it comes to local cars with bad paint work. Although it is not a very expensive car, the client was still willing to spend to protect. What are you waiting for?
We have with us a Peugeot 408 Turbo, the car is currently at its first quarter. The car looked shiny as usual but then again, looks can be deceiving.
Upon arrival, we did a walk around to inspect the visible condition of the car.
There were some visible paint transfer.
Some rubber scruffs
Visible tree sap stain can be seen on the paint.
There were some random isolated deep scratches.
Swirls were quite serious on the paint work when LED light is used.
All panels were restored to its best state.
There were visible tar spots on the fender areas. So we dissolve it.
After around 6hours of polishing and detailing the paint work. We finally applied the coating.
Finally, the car is street worthy. Check out the insane transformation for a “Looks like Glossy Car” to “Really Glossy Car” The defination of the car’s shape is enhanced tremendously.
This is a year 2007 Honda City, with more than 8 years of abuse from mother nature and the intense pollutions from Kuala Lumpur, it was sent for a repaint a few months ago. Custom painted to a black and white theme, the roof, grill and some trim where black while the rest of the car is a pearl white. After a few months of paint curing, we arrived at the car for the finishing detail.
Upon arrival, we parked the car at a suitable location for the washing process.
The sun was out, therefore its perfect for some sun shots.
Its obvious that the paint shop did a very rough polish, giving the paint a dull finishing.
Regular paint shops in Malaysia are usually not very professional, if you found a shop that does painting professionally, we would ask you to stick with them for any future repaints or touch ups.
Why we say most paint shops are not professional? This is why. Here is a poorly finished paint, with wrinkled up surface around the flat surface totally destroys the outlook.
Windows clearly indicates watermark issues.
With LED lighting, we can spot visible swirls as well.
Even on the black roof, swirls exist.
We got the car washed in detailed and parked it at a shaded area.
We then started the paint correction process. Here is the restored surface.
The swirl level been fully removed. The percentage restored was more than 90%.
After more than 6hours of paint correction, we were finally ready for the coating application. Check out the final results.
We are all the way in a rural village to get this Nissan Xtrail corrected and Opti-Coated. The car is brand new, barely reaching 3 days old. Due to its area of activity, its constantly exposed to mud, rain, bad road conditions, etc.
Upon arrival, we saw the car in a rather poor lighting condition. Making the car glossy as ever.
As we our eyes got closer to the car. There you can spot the amount of dirt.
On the glass, its a mixture mud, rain and sand.
We got our LED out and check the paint. Swirls were visible on the paint even though its white.
We washed the car and found that the paint had 0 protection.
On the glass, the water doesn’t flow off at all.
After finishing with the cleaning, we moved on to the correction stage. Here is step 1. Still some minor not so visible swirl.
Final step fully removed the swirl. Due to the age of the car, the damages are on a few areas only, hence we did spot repairs.
Finally, after about 5hours, we finally got to the coating stage, here are the results of the coat.