Some may feel disgusted on this ride as its based on a BMW F30 3 series while having no “butt”. Being a hatchback, it might not be as popular as the sedan BMWs, but in our eyes, all cars had their beauty and we do not have any prejudice on any cars, except maybe a Fiat Multipla XD. On the coming series, we will be covering a few on these BMW 1 series. So stay tuned.
Early in the morning, the client actually drove his ride to our place, after a brief engine cool down until the bonnet was not hot and the brakes were cooled down we moved on to doing the regular walk around to spot for obvious damages.
First impressions on the painted surface, there was this weird smudge which looked like oil but could not be rubbed off.
The rear had some “leaks”. Overflowing anti rust materials might be the cause of these, its rather common on BMWs.
Some watermarks stains was spotted on the windscreen.
Coming onto the the condition of the paint, we found hologram marks.
The sun was out so its a great opportunity to get some sun shots, obviously there were swirls on the paint too.
We suspected a cheap polish job was done since there was holograms on the paint, but this was next level. We call this pigtail damage. These form of damage is from having sand or hardened polishing compound on the pads. When used on the paint, it will cause damages like this.
Copming back to the smudge, there were also swirls.
On the rear bumper we spot some rather severe scratches and holograms. A poor attempt to polish off damage it seems.
First we tackled the lighter damages on the bonnet, which in this case was the swirls and smudge.
The sun actually confirmed our flawless finish.
On another section of the bonnet. Swirls corrected.
Remember we mentioned the pigtail damages. We were only able to reduce it to a less visible state.
On other sections, swirls are no more.
If you look closely, there is 1 light scratch just on top of the sun towards the right, that was 1 tough scratch to remove, hence we wouldn’t risk burning thought the paint for that.
The poor attempt to remove damage on the rear bumper was sorted.
As night fell, we got some closer shots on the paint to double confirm the paint condition.
Final finishing on the paint and we’re ready for the coating to be applied.
Before we finish, due to the heavy amount of dust residue from the cutting and paint restoration, another detailed wash, done.
Final shots we as usual, from a 12MP phone camera. No edits, no adobe lightroom to adjust, just a pure point and shoot. Enjoy the gloss, correctly done paint restoration, surface preperation and coating application.
We have a rather special ride here with us today, previously coated with Opti-Coat Pro by a self proclaimed “master detailer”. As we inspected the car we found out what was the “quality” of the job. The owner contacted us as he had noticed the car looks rather dull and scratched up, so we showed up on our appointment date and started to work on it. Read on to find out what we found.
Upon arrival, we did our routine walk around and found that the paint was not in the worst shape. Swirls were noticeable.
Some areas are covered in watermarks.
Some areas had watermarks and some rather deep scratches.
As the car was detailed by a “master” detailer, we wouldn’t have expect holograms to be found, but here you go, hologram damage.
But you can actually see that Opti-Coat Pro had protected the car some rather severe swirl issues, even for a 4 years coated car, the swirl level was not severe.
We first started with a detailed wash and during claying, the paint was rather dirty.
After some paint correction, the paint was back to a tip top condition.
For this session, the client decided to go for our exclusive High Gloss Coat, which gives a extreme reflection and gloss for a budget rate. Not stressful on the wallet but yet still give your pride and joy the gloss it deserves.
Check out the After effects of High Gloss Coat. Amazing? Glossy? Wet enough?
Yet another JDM legend came in to us for some detailing and paint restoration. We had already known the car for quite a while and understand that there was a paint job involved. But due to the quality of the paint job, the rare clean finish was already done on the body. After driving many miles and going through many washes, its finally time for the annual restoration to keep the car always looking spanking new.
The car had been at our place for the entire night as the owner of this sweet ride had gone to work. In the morning, we started our work.
We diagnose the paint surface for obvious contamination. Here you can see the watermark stains.
Some light swirls were found on the bonnet.
On the boot, we also found some light swirls.
Black had always been a challenge to fix, here you see some swirls and water on the rear spoiler.
Even more visible swirls damages on the rear spoiler.
Our initial spotted revealed some very minor, next to unnoticeable oxidation on the headlights, so we did the essential steps to remove the oxidation.
Check out the Before.
After. Some very minor gloss differences.
After paint restoration. Swirls no longer visible.
Same panels that we showed you the watermark stains. No more stains.
Watermark and Swirls on spoiler deck (Before)
After paint correction.
On another section of the spoiler deck. (Before)
We did some minor detailing on the steering wheel since we had some free time and also because the wheel is filthy! (on the left: undetailed; on the right: cleaned.)
Dirty oil stains had edged into the texture of the metal.
On the right side of the steering wheel. Similar results.
Momo wording clear and clean!
To some the Mitsubishi Lancer is just an A to B commute vehicle, but to some its their first ride, pride and joy! The owner of this ride just got the car repainted not long ago but was not very satisfied with the paint finishing from the paint shop. The typical practice from paint shops will end up with alot of swirls from their G6 heavy cutting compound.
The swirls condition on the paint is like this.
It does look pretty severe and even more horrible looking in real life
And this is just the front hood.
There was an unknown stain here that we spotted. Could not be washed off.
The texture on the paint was a little off as well which resulted in a blurry reflection.
We first start with a detailed wash.
We first tackled the most common problem on white cars. Tar spots.
You can really see the tar dissolving off.
After a quick polish you can obviously see the difference in colour. (left is untouched)
The stain had been removed.
The swirls fully restored.
LED reveals better and still, no swirls spotted.
After multiple checking on the final results on the paint correction, we applied a generous layer of Swissvax.
Because the owner gave us plenty of time to work on the car, we actually took about 20hours on this polishing job. The results are astonishing as usual and the owner was more than satisfied with the results. Check out the glossy finish.
At the edge of luxury, performance, and family comes the Porsche Panamera 4S. The owner of this sweet German marque had owned this car for quite a while and decided that she finally needs a good detailing and coating for a long term protection. Check out what we find out.
Typically a car of this grade has relatively good quality paint work but when its in Malaysian whether, all kinds of scenario can surface.
We did our standard routine walk around to spot for obvious damages.
Tar spots and many chips off at the side skirt area due to the large wheels spitting rocks here.
Some rather permanent damages that is beyond detailing
Due to a low quality taillight tint, it started to become hazy and stained.
Some minor tar spot stains.
Some light swirl damage.
It is not very visible on some panels.
Some are more visible.
More swirl damage with some minor deeper scratches.
We first did a detailed wash together with some clay bar treatment.
After that we treated the tar spot stains.
Observe as you see the tar dissolving.
Now to handle the the paint restoration, here is a good example. Before.
Another obvious Before.
After paint restoration.
After hours of non-stop detailing, we were able to achieve a near 90% swirl free finish.
Some areas had white dots around the light as the paint is a solid white paint.
Final check before we applied the Opti-Coat™Pro
Since the car is not that new, we did a quick polish on the headlights to remove any oxidation.
As for the wheels, it was rather clean. The detail was actually at the gigantic 6pot calipers.
Usually neglected due to the tight areas and its rather hard to reach without proper tools.
After spending much time cleaning the calipers.
Even at the tight spots.
Final finishing after Opti-Coat™Pro
As we finished up the coating application for the ride. the sun was setting and check out how sleek it looks at night!
We have with us today a rather special Toyota Vellfire, unlike the common ones you see on the road, this is the G’s Edition. With a sleek looking upgrade on the body, red calipers, black wheels, and that murdered out sinister feeling when you look at the car in the front. Check out what we did to the car fresh from the recon car dealership.
Upon arrival, the car is already looking mighty glossy and wet look. That is because its black and black is forever deceiving to an untrained eye.
As we do the routine walk around, we squat down and spot the sun beaming into a tonne of swirl damages right at the side of the door handle.
At the top left corner of the car we spotted some clear coat unevenness that we could not sort out just with polishing.
Paint surface condition on the other hand is not that great.
Swirl condition covers most of the glossy black panels
Including some tight spots as well.
Looks shiny but swirls everywhere, who would have expected this?
Wheels and Tyres were covered in rust powder and brake dust.
Major difference after cleaning and Opti-Coat Pro coverage. See the caliper is more “Vibrant” now.
So a quick before paint correction under Phone flash.
Before paint correction under LED torch
Before paint restoration we can visibly spot swirls and light watermark stains.
More visible watermark stains.
Right before the final pass.
The side panels are in similar condition after the paint correction.
And Finally for an even more drastic gloss and wet mirror finish after Opti-Coat™Pro protection and coverage over the entire car. We present to you, a Brand New Toyota Vellfire, better than show room condition.
We’re in Penang again for this brand new Mercedes GLC250, collected from the dealership just 1 day ago before we were appointed to come over and get her coated! But brand new, doesn’t mean flawless paint condition.
Upon arrival, we spotted quite a few issues on the paint, number 1 was the watermarks.
Fuel door areas are usually covered in dirt and dust from storage.
You can even notice that slight discoloration from the dirt on the black plastic areas.
A closer look on the watermarks.
This car had been left outdoors for quite a while to have that type of watermark build up.
Even on the angled areas there were visible watermark etching.
Dirt and sand from normal driving is usually found on the rear end of the car.
Its been raining lately in Penang so road grime is very common on these areas.
We first started with the wheels and slowly moved on to cleaning other areas.
We found some weird haziness on the rear quarter panel. From even a distance you can see that haziness on the edge of the panel towards the door’s gap.
A closer look revealed heavy sanding marks.
On another angle.
After a couple passes, we corrected the haziness back to a proper shiny surface.
Other areas were corrected as well due to the watermark stains.
Swirl free and watermark free surface.
On the hood
On the doors.
The wheels were not very dirty to start with.
Some light brake dust from the usual driving.
Minor build up on the lugnut areas.
You can spot the difference in tone whereby the brake dust covered area is slight brownish.
Gave the wheels a good detailed wash.
and poof, one spanking clean wheel.
After many hours of detailing and paint correction, we finished the car off with Opti-Coat™Pro as the paint protection system. Check out the wet look and glossy finish as usual.