This is a huge a** mother f***ing car. That was what we thought of when we first got the job in, that was what we thought of when we saw the car for the first time, and that was what we could only think of when working on the car. It is huge. Picture a Toyota Alphard and a Perodua Kenari side by side, it would have the same kind of feeling when a Toyota Alphard is parked beside this ride. Not wasting further time, check our how insane was it to work on it.
Upon arrival, we did our routine inspection to check the paintwork. The owner did notify us that it was brand new with less than 100KM clocked.
Our came our special LED to check on the paint.
Swirls and watermark spotted.
Pillars were severely swirled.
Some areas were just poor attempts of polishing.
Holograms + Swirls + a shitty PDI
Basically, its a brand new car, covered in washing swirls and the dealer definately knew about it. They did some sad attempts to recover the paint but failed miserably.
This is how the paint reflects under the natural 9am sunlight.
Well, That’s what we are here for. The washing begins.
But unfortunately it started to drizzle. So we had to wash in the rain and start on the front.
We started on the hood. This is a illustration of Before.
After paint correction and restoration.
A closer look, there is still some very light swirls.
Before paint correction on another area.
After paint correction.
The paint was not at its best state but we were pretty sure about our restoration.
A 50/50 of the paint. (left: After ; Right: Before)
Some side panels before paint restoration.
The same panel after paint restoration.
This is a 50/50 of the sliding doors and the front driver door. (Left: Before ; Right: After)
A closer look on the damage.
The door pillars were also a victim of these washing damage. (Left: Before ; Right: After)
Looks, can be really deceiving. Most shops in Malaysia uses this deception to tempt you into polishing your ride and coming out looking shiny.
The same photo on a different angle. Purely sunlight.
Fully correction. Like we said, shops deceive, we don’t. Every single panels is not neglected.
After much polishing, we finally restored the entire car. Time for a wash to clean up all polish residue.
The polish black wheels were in a dirty state when we first looked at them.
Rather common when it comes to cars like this.
Take a look at how thick the brake dust build up was.
After much cleaning, we bling the wheels up.
The entire process took us around 12hours of non-stop working. We even skipped lunch for this, but it was worth every second. For those that didn’t know, all our photos are taken only with a phone camera with no edits done to the photos besides hiding the plates.
Today, we have with us a recon, single owner, fully imported from the ports of Yokohama, Toyota Alphard. There’s something we would like to share about this job would be. The owner of this ride contacted to us via email for less than 5 emails and finally decided to engage to our services. He requested us to pick up the car from his work place, bring it back, detail it and send it back to him the next following day. The trust our client’s have for our work cannot be questioned!
Upon driving the car back, we parked the car and started to inspect the overall condition.
We were briefed that the car was left at a parking lot at the ports of Yokohama for more than a year before he shipped the car back to Malaysia.
We spotted alot of glue residue all over the car.
More residue on the upper portion of the car.
The emblems were removed by the owner.
We inspected the paint with a LED spotlight and found that the paint was dull and full of swirls.
Night came but we still continued on. We fond some deeper swirls on the side panels
A clearer view on the swirls.
The street lights revealed some swirls as well.
We also found some weather stains.
The rear mirror plastic cover is faded and cannot be restored.
We washed the car and clayed the car. These water beadings show that the surface is unprotected.
The clay turned out filthy from just 1 panel.
We first did some headlight correction. Right if Before and Left is After.
Due to the time, we were only table to polish some panels. This is before.
Paint after corrected.
The haziness on the paint was removed. Before.
With the help of the street lights, we were able to spot the restored surfaces.
The next day, we continued with the polishing. As we finished up the whole car, we did some sun shots.
Usually, the sun will reveal all the damages, from this shot, we were able to determine that the paint is restored.
A sneak preview of the shine after polishing.
The wheels required some attention. So, we soaked them in some wheel cleaners to loosen the grime.
Close up on the dirt.
Lug nut areas were stained as well.
The tyre walls immediately turned brown when we sprayed on the cleaner.
After some scrubbing.
Just check out how dirty is each wheel.
After approximately 14hours, we completed the entire process. We allowed the car to cure for a few more hours then drove it back to the client’s covered parking. Check our the results.