Advance Car detailing Crash Course by Malaysia Detailing Guru KC

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  1. kc2

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    hi guys! it has been a long silence....had some issue with occupation hazard...do check out my blogs Car detailer


    Concours d'Elegance

    A Competition for teams masters class cars and club displays based on originality and preparation plus shine of well details. thats the birth place of car detailing




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    nice classic ride but...closer look again...the paint is oxidized..and nothing much to show in d'Elegance
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    French meaning a competition of elegance, lit. "concourse of excellence", referring to the gathering of prestigious cars...

    dates back to 17th Century French aristocracy, who paraded horse-drawn carriages in the parks of Paris during Summer weekends and holidays.Over time, carriages became horseless and the gatherings became a competition among automobile owners to be judged on the appearance of their automobiles.


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    oppss!!!! hmmm does this qualify here!!!!
    Commonly are held at automobile shows or after racing competitions, eg like pebble beach and Louis Vuitton Classic in midtown Manhattan


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    not too bad looking far away

    but, under proper sunlight...ta da....swirls & paint oxidixed...
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    just like the classic above
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    proper close up
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    at the back boot as well
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    more visible swirls
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    front side arch - dullness & worn out paint
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    even worn think this is a tree more like a car - eco-lised looks
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    but our Malaysian mentality is such, when we visit a used cars dealer ......
    you will hear lots of these words "No worries its a new paint job & saves you alot of $$$ & headache????
    Really!!! may i ask what happen to the old....(why was the original coat repplaced???)

    As we knows repainted cars usually does have alots of issue, esp is done out of speed & lack of attention to the details attitude.....adding on if happen to patronised road side car wash..frequently
    will cause......cause....cause.......faster premature worn off such as.....


    sign of paint failure -
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    2 reason here - chances are this is a repainted car.....and done improperly - basically the prep work before the paint is not properly prepare - putty, primer is so bad that cause the paint to deteriorate before its time - the factory painted is done immaculately & suppose to last a life time but...sad to say.... most repaint work last only a very short life spent

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    2ndly ....a regular road side car wash patronizer....harsh cleaning - use of strong detergent that contains alot of chemicals that is harmful to our paint coat

    But as for this - is a poor paint job
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    Last sat, we just had An intensive crash Mastering Rotary course (advance level paint correction detailing class) some participants even came as far as ipoh who left at 4.30 am, another from seremban & 5 mores

    Ladies & gentleman -
    Lesson commerce
    lets begins - Paint test (divide into 2 parts - surface above contaminations - where lots of noobs bumps - coarse surface & paint below - thats requires rotaries
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    lets get yr hands dirty & clay off paint surface contaminations
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    you aint heavy ...you're my bro..u clay & i will clean

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    Arsenal for the war, Confucius once says "knowing one self & knowing yr enemy you can win the war".....

    paint surface beneath issue
    oxidized paint
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    is this consider my enemy?
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    more oxidized paint
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    AREA 51 !!!! Test pad set' to know & try out the least aggressive ways 1st
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    1st 50/50% area review
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    wow wow - done with Opt Hyper spray Polish & LC CCS white pad
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    although oxidation remove but deeper swirls & scratches is still visible


    2nd area - done by Optimum hyper Compound with LC CCS Cutting
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    better that 1st - but - pigmentation of the paint & coarseness

    3rd area
    corrected by optimum spray compound with LC double sided wool
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    well it look like we have solve the above 2 issue!!!

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    but all of them just realized that ...that ....that...as everyone is asking did we burn the paint???

    wow..look at the attentiveness of the students,nothing distract them
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    you know what they are looking at - at close range this before area -
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    far far away
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    hands on , mastering the rotary begins...each of the rotarian is given one section of the car to work
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    Lesson for the day
    * This is a special class dedicating to Rotaries owners, as to enhance , equips & train them to handle the Rotary correctly - handling / placing of the extension cords, spreading the products, choosing flats pads for each job, standing positioning as this is not a toy, grip & tone reflects the strokes, pads cleaning & drying,

    machines handling
    1) trigger-controlled 2)speed limit 3) warm up & cool down exercise

    all of us is given a quick tips!!! making our Rotary Buffer the Makita to be as Idiot-proof as a ROB & DA!

    Finally Practice Practice Practice makes it prefect

    1. wash - ONR no rinse + 3 MF
    2. Clay - With ONR as Lubrications
    3. Paint correction -
    Wool pad with Optimum Hyper spray Compound (speed 1 to spread Speed 3 to work)
    Step down to refine with CCS Cutting pad with Optimum Hyper spray Compound (speed 1 to spread Speed 3 to work)
    another step down to LC CCS White with - Optimum Hyper spray polish (speed 1 to spread Speed 2 to work back down to speed 1 slower motion)
    Finally Finishing with LC CCS purple with Optimum Hyper spray polish
    *Quick ONR wash in between all process, to remove the compound or polish residue

    4. OPTI SEAL - sealing on all windows, Body & paint
    5. Protectant - applying wax in the right way - eg . effortless OC wax

    6. interior clean by Optimum Power clean - Dilution 1:5 parts water & agitate with soft bristle brushes + protect with Optimum Leather protection




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    front
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    a side reflection
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    before pic -
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    another before
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    a 50/50%

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    a 50/50%
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    ta da
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    how they turn this coal
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    turning turning into sparkling diamonds
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    ta da
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    the saviour of the day
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    side mirror plastic oxidized
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    ta da
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    a new purple pad from meguiars????
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    nope
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    looks like we have just scrap off at least 10 pounds of paints - if you are doing a clear coated paint & you have transference - congrats you have burnt the clear coat
    but this is asingle coated paint & usually get oxidised - in 6-9 months, if this is not care & wax

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    The most hard core of the day
    MR M who chooses to take all challenge
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    including this, oxidized & pigmentation on the paint

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    ta da
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    before

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    congrats for Mr M dterminations - he is great "He is just like another deaf frog, I told him to stop & he didnt listen but turn out to be successfully yours"


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    moving on to the interior - interior detailing lesson
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    a 50/50% -only wth yours truly - OPC - AKA Opt Power clean - all possible cleaners (all for one & 1 for all)
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    ta da
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    concours d'elegant now
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    for once
    before

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    now
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    and the 50/50%
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    a few shots before the rubber hit the road again
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    before
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    the concours d'elegant
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    the class of the day -
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    the 5th Rotarian left earlier

    just about when we called it a day (as everyone is worn off & so dehydrated ) then came POLLY...having lost of wax residue stains - black darkish from a kind of sealant wax perhaps & asking for help

    we turn it around in 30 minutes, ONR , OPC paint clean, opti sealed & OC wax
    ta da a 50/50% by ONR
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    there is only 6 in Malaysia...hand crafted
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    the VIP of the day
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    puff KC

    the amount of drinks for 4 person
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    the very next day
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    d'elegant
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    look at the water beading surface tensions
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    a new coat of protecting is on
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    close up OCW wax
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    the side
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    more

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    reflections shots
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    close up shots
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    imagine that there were 7 of us who detail this car &
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    the roof
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    I will be giving the owner a bottle of ONR & stay out of car wash - or else
    ta da clear coat failure -
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    finally the concours d'elegant
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    thanks guys for making this lesson a meaningful & fruitful ones

    thanks for taking time off to view yet another detailing adventures


    stay tune

    Next detail

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  2. s1tl

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    wow! fantastic! Shine, Deep Gloss, Reflection = Perfection:proud: im somewhat proud of wad i contributed
     
  3. TitanRev

    TitanRev You think I print money?
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    nice one..
     
  4. mick87

    mick87 5 Year | Silver

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    that nerd guy wif the red shirt must be u..:burnout::biggrin:
     
  5. s1tl

    s1tl Senior Member
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    Lol, I pun nerd wad..
     
  6. phat7

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    as always kc nice write up!
     
  7. kc2

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    cheers on & continue to spin on yr rotary
     
  8. Supra_Fanatics

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    Can the next detail be my car? :rofl: Nice job guys...really amazing to have that kind of reflection on iswara.
     
  9. kc2

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    sure

    if it is up North S1TL full pro available

    South Titanrev another pro

    :hmmmm::hmmmm::hmmmm::hmmmm::hmmmm:

    it was a team effort....basically i was hanging around

    all credit goes to our team

    Cheers
     
  10. s1tl

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    Haha ask Kc when is the next clinic then y arrange with him lo.

    Haha hi Dave u really hardcore on the saga. Haha respect!
     
  11. phat7

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    Lucky got sifu to teach!! :burnout:
     
  12. kc2

    kc2 Senior Member
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    Thanks Buds
    ytou took it out on yr self & i enjoy looking at yr determination - scare me out of detailing work soon

    yupp

    i think i need to start to detail helicopter now

    ---------- Post added at 11:26 PM ---------- 6 hour anti-bump limit - Previous post was at 11:15 PM ----------

    Thanks Buds
    ytou took it out on yr self & i enjoy looking at yr determination - scare me out of detailing work soon

    yupp

    i think i need to start to detail helicopter now
     
  13. rex79gt

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    too bad i din know there's class going on -.-
     
  14. s1tl

    s1tl Senior Member
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    Haha u r funny Kc. Helicopter pulak.

    Btw Kc, is tire dressing a must to shine tyres? Do u use them? Opt product also?
     
  15. kc2

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    yupp...kereta sudah tak boleh cari makan - you guys so good liow


    so i have to start looking for alternative business

    Hello rex...pls chk yr hand phone how can i not sms u ...wah low yeah

    u plray plray
     
  16. s1tl

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    KC!

    i have some prospect for u. im not capable.. yet.. but i can be of assistance. check ur pm

    regards,
    Josh
     
  17. KayDash

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    I see most of you use the Makita 9227c polisher, any other polish machine can recommend?
     
  18. KrisMas

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    HITACHI SP18VA - around RM600
    BOSCH GPO 14E - around RM600
    AEG PE 150 - around RM750
    DeWalt 849 - around RM750 (also known as the tank)
    Flex 3403 VRG - around RM1500
    Festool SHINEX RAP 150 - around RM1800

    * Price are approximate only.

    SKIL polisher is quite decent for a weekender or for your own use only. But it's not as powerful (will bog down when you put pressure) as the above mentioned.

    Those cheap RM1xx-ish 'china' brand are even worse, but still workable but you'd need EXTRA patience in handling them.

    Regards.
     
  19. muyo

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    i owned a SKIL polisher before bought it at CT Hardware, it cost about RM300n and comes with a 8inch waffle pad, backing plate, D-handle. ahh.. i remember that was my very 1st time step into detailing world. i not agree anyone buying it cause it really worse, it creates so much heat when you trying to hold the head (especially working on side door) but makita different, you can only feel warm when you hold the head and also makita have lower rpm than SKIL (good for polishing with slow passes) which wont create buffing trials. HEHE, correct me if im wrong. just dont want people buy the wrong stuff like me :stupid:
     
  20. KrisMas

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    I agree with muyo. My first polisher is a china brand, bog down every time I put pressure and the head would get a little bit hotter than my Makita. But for that price, it can still work decently and you can get some result, even though it won't be as quick and certain as using the Makita. Well....as the saying goes....you get what you pay for.
     

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