We are here today for this Mazda CX-5. Its been a year since it was last treated with any form of car care. We are expecting a little more work today to restore the car to its showroom state.
Upon arrival, we did our standard walk around the car to inspect for any obvious damages.
Overall, the car looked okay from a distance, but when we looked closer…
We spotted some quite severe damages.
similar damages were spotted on the lower portion of the car.
More visible scuff were found around the car.
Some were not as severe.
As we rinsed the car. the water just was not beading on the surface, this indicates the paint had no protection at all.
The paint was quite swirled up on multiple panels around the car.
We spent quite a little time washing the car to get it clean and we started the paint restoration.
The previous severe scuff on the fender was successfully restored.
We were able to remove all the swirls from the paint.
Restoring the paint to a swirl free state.
At the same time, restoring the paint’s glossiness.
After more than 6hours restoring the paint, the coating was finally applied. Enjoy the unedited, raw phone camera photos and photos taken in natural light.
Most so called professional centers will utilize warm lightings to enhance the gloss, but when parked under the sun after a few washes, the car is no longer that shiny.
This is an art of mother nature. The Picasso piece that nature gave FOC to our client’s car when it was parked under the tree. We have with us a brand new Toyota Vios, ready to be detailed and treated with Opti-Coat™Pro.
Upon arrival, just like any car, we did our standard walk around to spot for any visible damages.
Initial inspection showed us that the car was indeed parked under a tree.
Visible bird dropping was spotted.
As we were walking to the back, we the sudden artistic side of us came alive as we spotted this nice painting.
Art come in many forms, in this case, it was in nature’s form.
As we complete our round check, we could not proceed with the paint inspected as the car was too dirty.
Hence, we proceed to washing the car first then inspecting the paint further. This is a bird dropping etching on the paint.
The paint on the other hand had next to no damage on it, but it just looked dull.
After much inspecting, we decided that the paint requires a good old fashioned polishing just to bring back the shine.
Now for the paint correction, we first worked on the bird dropping etching.
After much intense polishing, we got the stained spoiler to its original state.
While we were polishing the other sections of the car, a old stain mark was spotted as well.
The paint is visibly whiter and the stain is removed. No editing at all to the photo.
Finally, the paint was entirely polishing and the shine was back!
Comparing to the initial impression of the car, it now looks much cleaner, much glossier and much smoother. Its now ready to be treated with the coating.
Wheels were not in a bad shape, hence there was not much detailing that can be done.
After some cleaning up, we coated the wheels and got it protected.
The glass water pretty much stained with watermarks.
After the watermark removal treatment. The glass is restored to its supposed state.
Finally, after intense paint correction, stain removals, bird dropping etching restoration, we got the Opti-Coat™Pro applied. Check out the wet look on white.
Photo speaks for itself. We have the key, the car, full access to ourselves. We got an inquiry from this client a few weeks ago, upon reviewing our portfolio, he decided to go ahead with our services. This Mazda CX-5 was the first car he ever entrusted to us. Being strangers, we had never met before till today. He passed us the key at his office, asked us to get his car madly glossy and parked it back at his spot. That was exactly what we did.
Upon driving back to our private quarters, we parked the car and let the engine cool down.
We did our standard walk around and took some shots.
The paint was rather dirty for a week old car but then again, its the haze season.
When we say haze, we really mean haze. The windows were covered in so much dust and ashes, we could write on it.
We continue to inspect the paint up close.
Watermarks were visible on the paint.
Being a AWD, this looks like it is really being driven.
We have mud splatter everywhere on the sides.
The plastics were covered in these rally style splatter.
Overall, the car was in a dirty and stained state.
As we mention all the time, we do not neglect these areas as well.
The trim’s edges on the front windscreen were collecting dirt.
Being a JDM unit, sunroofs are usually full of watermarks as well.
Coming to the paint condition, we found a spot that was severely damaged.
First, we did some general cleaning, which includes cleaning areas like this too.
The paint was in quite a decent condition but we still did a light pass on the polisher.
Giving the paint a smooth and leveled finish.
Well prepared paint surface is a must for long lasting coating effects.
Remember the severely damaged area? This is before.
After paint correction. Finally the car is worthy to be coated.
The wheels are usually dirty from daily commute.
Up close we can see the comparison
Upon completing, we coated the wheels and gave the tyres some “Bling”
When we detail wheels, lug nut areas are not missed.
For the interior, its clean due to its age, but its rather dry to the touch. Hence, we did some minor cleaning.
Upon completing of cleaning and drying the leather, we applied a high quality Leather Conditioning, gave it a slightly darker tone, matte finish and soft to touch.
After some hours of correcting damaged areas, we finally applied the coating. Check out the glossy and wet finishing.
In Malaysia, we face lots and lots of crime, in this particular case was the “Disrupt your vision with eggs” Robbery cases.
We did an experiment against the recent “Egg Throwing Robberies” whereby one of our client requested that we show how Opti-Coat™ Pro performed against eggs. As we know, when the egg’s protein structure is smudged on glass, your visibility will be greatly affected. Hence, we would like to assure you that Opti-Coat™ Pro can protect you in these situations.
Check out the video in HD
We have with us a brand new Honda Civic, face lifted to the latest version with this sleek looking bluewish grey colour. We are here to get the car fully protected with Opti-Coat™Pro.
Upon arrival, we did our standard walk around to inspect for any visible damages.
We found the car to be covered in what seemed to be residue from a dying tree.
Basically, the whole car was covered in these residues.
As we inspected closer, we found some light watermark stains too.
Next up, we inspected the paint with a high powered LED flood light.
Seems like Honda was a little irresponsible on their PDI.
Holograms were spotted on multiple panels.
Next up, we preped the surface so that we can correct these holograms.
After some delicate procedures, the holograms had been corrected.
From our experience with Honda(s), they tend to have very soft paint, most car care centers in Malaysia may not be equipped against these factors.
Hence, they may either fix the problem or screw it up further.
We use only professional equipment on our client’s cars, in this case, we are using the Rupes paint correction system.
Once all the proper correction is done, the car is now ready for Opti-Coat™ Pro. Check out the results.
Today we have with us an AMG, not only any AMG, but one of the hottest AMGs we have in the market today. The A45 AMG. As iconic as it is, as powerful as it is, it still require delicate attention to the paintwork. That is why we are here today.
Upon arrival, we started with our standard ritual of doing a walk around the car to spot any visible damages.
We removed the number plate for easier access.
Then found some stains around the number plate frame.
The paint was in rather good condition only having some minor watermarks.
We first gave the car a deep clean and wash. Removing any foreign contamination from the paint.
Then we gave the paint a light polish, restoring a smooth surface.
Finally, with the use of IPA (Isopropyl alcohol) we removed all polish oil or grease from the paint.
The wheels were slightly dirty from a day of driving.
An alkaline based cleaner is best suitable for cleaning wheels like these.
Finally, drying and coating the wheels.