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hi, i just recently repainted my whole car to a different colour. I've been thinking of getting it polished, waxed and even coated. what do you guys reckon i do? step by steps and pros and cons. Sending it to a detailer cause i dont have the knowledge and skill to do it on my own.
 

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Hi naqi...if u had ur car sprayed d shop wld have already polished n waxed ur car before delivering it to u...therefore it's x necessary to have it polished n waxed again (this is x advisable actually)...assuming they did it ur next step is to just 'coat' it...tho I'm x sure y u need to do it unless they used a 'cap ayam' brand paint n lacquer on ur ride...
 

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fazidk, i bet they're using cap ayam ones because the price i paid fro was quite cheap. and for the money their workmanship was rough edges can be felt here and there as i have an OCD. haha.
 

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I would advice a protective coating over the new paint....
The new paint probably being polished prior the car is delivered to you...unless the polishing done is cincai....
 

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Hi naqi...if u had ur car sprayed d shop wld have already polished n waxed ur car before delivering it to u...therefore it's x necessary to have it polished n waxed again (this is x advisable actually)...assuming they did it ur next step is to just 'coat' it...tho I'm x sure y u need to do it unless they used a 'cap ayam' brand paint n lacquer on ur ride...
they did polished it, but mostly with aggressive G2/G3 compounds, that would remove a layer of un-even on the paint. You still need to refine it later to make it look sharp. fzidk, do use your phone LED to check the paint, how? take your phone place it on your head and check on the doors. The lights need to shine directly opposite, you'll spot something then let me know.
 

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fazidk, i bet they're using cap ayam ones because the price i paid fro was quite cheap. and for the money their workmanship was rough edges can be felt here and there as i have an OCD. haha.
If your repaint is cheap and you suspect chap ayam brand lacquer, why do coating? The coating may even cost more than your paint....
DIY, regular washing and waxing loh.....:driver:

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Do we have to wait for the paint to harden first?
I do recall something about new paint being quite fragile.
Paint nowadays are fast drying.....
 

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fazidk, i bet they're using cap ayam ones because the price i paid fro was quite cheap. and for the money their workmanship was rough edges can be felt here and there as i have an OCD. haha.
Then my advice is polish lightly 1-round to 'rid' of d roughness...then give it a wax for protection..even if its 'cap ayam' brand if care is given it shld last for a while...based on my experience even 'cap ayam' brand can last at least 2 yrs if cared properly..

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they did polished it, but mostly with aggressive G2/G3 compounds, that would remove a layer of un-even on the paint. You still need to refine it later to make it look sharp. fzidk, do use your phone LED to check the paint, how? take your phone place it on your head and check on the doors. The lights need to shine directly opposite, you'll spot something then let me know.
Yes correct...that's y u shld enquire or be observant (if u were there when they were about to spray ur car) on d number of coats they do on ur car n d thickness of d paint mix (some over dilute d paint wiz thinner to save use of paint..)...that way when using G2 or G3 to polish x much of d lacquer will be removed...

Some shops also just do G3 polishing n release d car...G3 polishing is a 2-step before finally coating wiz wax...
 

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naqi : if your paintjob was a cheap one - I suggest you get that coating done asap. If it's cheap then the clearcoat probably will be kinda soft and will get very very easily chipped.

Kinda like mine. Sigh.
 

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naqi : if your paintjob was a cheap one - I suggest you get that coating done asap. If it's cheap then the clearcoat probably will be kinda soft and will get very very easily chipped.

Kinda like mine. Sigh.
Actually to me, is cc is soft won't chip easily, if hard easier to chip. Maybe too thin.....:hmmmm:
 

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fazidk, i bet they're using cap ayam ones because the price i paid fro was quite cheap. and for the money their workmanship was rough edges can be felt here and there as i have an OCD. haha.
naqi : if your paintjob was a cheap one - I suggest you get that coating done asap. If it's cheap then the clearcoat probably will be kinda soft and will get very very easily chipped.

Kinda like mine. Sigh.
You guys should have sent your car over to Fazidk to respray better la. Con lan firm satisfy geh. Seen his work before :rofl:
 

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Mine was done for a low RM750 because I got 'dealer' price for the paint after doing a lot of other things with the shop. But unfortunately it seems the paint chips off very easily and even plastidip kills the clear coat. And it was only much later I found out fazidk was so near to my house. Kinda late to change my mind.

Anyway, I'm pretty determined now to spray my own car myself now. I think I've found my paint (a variety of plastidip only cheaper), I have the spray gun, now all I really need is canvas sheets to block the wind or an enclosed garage. Dammit. I wish I could buy over my neighbors house and convert it into a double story garage.
 

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Mine was done for a low RM750 because I got 'dealer' price for the paint after doing a lot of other things with the shop. But unfortunately it seems the paint chips off very easily and even plastidip kills the clear coat. And it was only much later I found out fazidk was so near to my house. Kinda late to change my mind.

Anyway, I'm pretty determined now to spray my own car myself now. I think I've found my paint (a variety of plastidip only cheaper), I have the spray gun, now all I really need is canvas sheets to block the wind or an enclosed garage. Dammit. I wish I could buy over my neighbors house and convert it into a double story garage.
Buy bigger house bro. Or just totally extend your house and totally cover the backlane. That's your new garage and directly living next to your parents' house :laugh:

I think no one would come kacau if no one complained. :rofl: Since that backlane not really for rubbish truck to go by or anything.

Either that, build a wall to your front door. Glass door would be your entrance to your mini garage. Front door for getting into the house without passing by your garage.

Haha! Ya, I visited fazidk only to realised his place so near yours.
 

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Bigger house oso x point la..if immediate neighbors x complain somehow or rather other ppl will...x to mention d authorities oso make rounds something like spot check...if kena sure hailat:)
 

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Mine was done for a low RM750 because I got 'dealer' price for the paint after doing a lot of other things with the shop. But unfortunately it seems the paint chips off very easily and even plastidip kills the clear coat. And it was only much later I found out fazidk was so near to my house. Kinda late to change my mind.

Anyway, I'm pretty determined now to spray my own car myself now. I think I've found my paint (a variety of plastidip only cheaper), I have the spray gun, now all I really need is canvas sheets to block the wind or an enclosed garage. Dammit. I wish I could buy over my neighbors house and convert it into a double story garage.
Sports Toto jackpot got buy or not?:biggrin:

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Bigger house oso x point la..if immediate neighbors x complain somehow or rather other ppl will...x to mention d authorities oso make rounds something like spot check...if kena sure hailat:)
Bro., he buy over neighbor's house, frontage will look the same, only inside renovated.....:biggrin:
 

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Sports Toto jackpot got buy or not?:biggrin:

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Bro., he buy over neighbor's house, frontage will look the same, only inside renovated.....:biggrin:
If like that good lor....I can 'sewa' oso to do my spray paiNt biz:)
 

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Bigger house oso x point la..if immediate neighbors x complain somehow or rather other ppl will...x to mention d authorities oso make rounds something like spot check...if kena sure hailat:)
Ya, but somehow so far there is only one chinese family manage to pull the trick to actually get approval for such renovation up to it's backlane.

Sports Toto jackpot got buy or not?:biggrin:

Bro., he buy over neighbor's house, frontage will look the same, only inside renovated.....:biggrin:
But no laws said we can't convert a house into a garage right? I mean buying over neighbours house is up to us on how we want to renovate it no? as long as it is safe.

Oh! like that you have to wait in line woh!, Me, Bro. SF, SC, cvkit all advance booking liao......hahahahahahaha:biggrin::biggrin:
Ya, we would be using it for Plastidip Business LOL! :love:
 

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Bro SF...it's illegal anyways coz its already converting residential to biznes status...for some biz is possible eg. Wedding planners,use car etc like in bangsar n ss2 x sure bout auto garage tho..but I x think it'll be approved/legal...

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Oh! like that you have to wait in line woh!, Me, Bro. SF, SC, cvkit all advance booking liao......hahahahahahaha:biggrin::biggrin:
Aiyyaaaaa x need to wait in line waaaat...can share/partner:proud:can do both auto spraying n plasti dip spraying....
 

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Whatever treatment you chose, wait 2 months before you do it. It needs to "cure". Not just dry.
 

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Mine was done for a low RM750 because I got 'dealer' price for the paint after doing a lot of other things with the shop. But unfortunately it seems the paint chips off very easily and even plastidip kills the clear coat. And it was only much later I found out fazidk was so near to my house. Kinda late to change my mind.

Anyway, I'm pretty determined now to spray my own car myself now. I think I've found my paint (a variety of plastidip only cheaper), I have the spray gun, now all I really need is canvas sheets to block the wind or an enclosed garage. Dammit. I wish I could buy over my neighbors house and convert it into a double story garage.
Holy shit, imagine 2 stories to do 2 cars.
Got a lift to bring one car up :D
Like some showroom!
 

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Bro SF...it's illegal anyways coz its already converting residential to biznes status...for some biz is possible eg. Wedding planners,use car etc like in bangsar n ss2 x sure bout auto garage tho..but I x think it'll be approved/legal...

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Aiyyaaaaa x need to wait in line waaaat...can share/partner:proud:can do both auto spraying n plasti dip spraying....
Ya is not legal, don't think is easy to get license to turn a house into a biz center like some in SS2 areas where they converted it to wedding gallery, also some along Bangsar area. Heard is not as easy as before and usually they do that is because is cheaper than buying a shoplot.
 

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Yeah bro....but wldnt it be gr8 to have own place where frens,fellow zth-ians,car enthusiasts n customers to come hang out at a place where everyone share something in common...CARS
 

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Yeah bro....but wldnt it be gr8 to have own place where frens,fellow zth-ians,car enthusiasts n customers to come hang out at a place where everyone share something in common...CARS
Need a millionaire car enthusiasts friend to build that place :rofl:
 

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Ya is not legal, don't think is easy to get license to turn a house into a biz center like some in SS2 areas where they converted it to wedding gallery, also some along Bangsar area. Heard is not as easy as before and usually they do that is because is cheaper than buying a shoplot.
Oh! to get business license for residential property sure cannot. Bro. Izso one will be private, own use....hahahaha:biggrin:

Those Bangsar, SS2, even Main roads of PJ old Town can convert to business as the by law have been changed. They can now apply for business status.
 

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Oh! to get business license for residential property sure cannot. Bro. Izso one will be private, own use....hahahaha:biggrin:

Those Bangsar, SS2, even Main roads of PJ old Town can convert to business as the by law have been changed. They can now apply for business status.
Those using houses or bungalows as business center was approved long time ago right? Cuz if not wrong, if now wanna do that, don't think gonna get any approval. Those that was already converted remain the same but new businesses are not allowed if not mistaken.
 

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Those using houses or bungalows as business center was approved long time ago right? Cuz if not wrong, if now wanna do that, don't think gonna get any approval. Those that was already converted remain the same but new businesses are not allowed if not mistaken.
Those using as business long ago was illegal. Now by law changed so can apply for resident status change to business, that is why all the bungalow on main road of Bangsar, SS2 and now Jalan Gasing also
 

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Yeah bro....but wldnt it be gr8 to have own place where frens,fellow zth-ians,car enthusiasts n customers to come hang out at a place where everyone share something in common...CARS
True. Waiting for someone to buy a bungalow with a garage.
I have a friend in Sierramas that has a underground garage. Super sweeeeet.
He park his cars there only. :(

Oh! to get business license for residential property sure cannot. Bro. Izso one will be private, own use....hahahaha:biggrin:

Those Bangsar, SS2, even Main roads of PJ old Town can convert to business as the by law have been changed. They can now apply for business status.
Izso will buy the land in front of his house. :biggrin:
 

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Those using as business long ago was illegal. Now by law changed so can apply for resident status change to business, that is why all the bungalow on main road of Bangsar, SS2 and now Jalan Gasing also
Then Izso can register his house as Chris Auto Sdn Bhd. Owned by TKSS Group of Companies. :biggrin:
 

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True. Waiting for someone to buy a bungalow with a garage.
I have a friend in Sierramas that has a underground garage. Super sweeeeet.
He park his cars there only. :(



Izso will buy the land in front of his house. :biggrin:
My friend's one there is not basement but lowest level. Side road from top to basement level for car park. Can use for party, was there for his house warming. He bought two units side by side, total 20k sq ft. But there cannot do workshop lah! All super rich, sure complain......

In front not slope meh?

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Then Izso can register his house as Chris Auto Sdn Bhd. Owned by TKSS Group of Companies. :biggrin:
Big group woh! Got Menara TKSS already.....:smokin:

 

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Those using as business long ago was illegal. Now by law changed so can apply for resident status change to business, that is why all the bungalow on main road of Bangsar, SS2 and now Jalan Gasing also
My friend's one there is not basement but lowest level. Side road from top to basement level for car park. Can use for party, was there for his house warming. He bought two units side by side, total 20k sq ft. But there cannot do workshop lah! All super rich, sure complain......

In front not slope meh?

Big group woh! Got Menara TKSS already.....:smokin:

I think next time if stay condo, easier to do plastidip. No wind kacau :listen:

yeah! Our own Menara :rofl:
 

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Mine was done for a low RM750 because I got 'dealer' price for the paint after doing a lot of other things with the shop. But unfortunately it seems the paint chips off very easily and even plastidip kills the clear coat. And it was only much later I found out fazidk was so near to my house. Kinda late to change my mind.

Anyway, I'm pretty determined now to spray my own car myself now. I think I've found my paint (a variety of plastidip only cheaper), I have the spray gun, now all I really need is canvas sheets to block the wind or an enclosed garage. Dammit. I wish I could buy over my neighbors house and convert it into a double story garage.
you can use similar tent and cover 3 sides with canvas sheet to make a portable garage. Park your car inside it and start your project :)

 

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I think next time if stay condo, easier to do plastidip. No wind kacau :listen:

yeah! Our own Menara :rofl:
Stay condo, yah! you can do like what you did for your Porsche.......:biggrin:

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you can use similar tent and cover 3 sides with canvas sheet to make a portable garage. Park your car inside it and start your project :)

I think not enough space to move around....
 

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Stay condo, yah! you can do like what you did for your Porsche.......:biggrin:

I think not enough space to move around....
Might need a mask and hopefully is quite ventilated, if not gonna be hot. And best to do in morning when all cars engine are cold :love:

Start a private plastidip business in basement car park LOL!
Nobody would know.
 

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Oh! to get business license for residential property sure cannot. Bro. Izso one will be private, own use....hahahaha:biggrin:
Damn right. If I have the money to convert a house into a 2 story garage, screw business. I want the garage just for my cars only
 

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Might need a mask and hopefully is quite ventilated, if not gonna be hot. And best to do in morning when all cars engine are cold :love:

Start a private plastidip business in basement car park LOL!
Nobody would know.
Your condo mates will complain of course......:biggrin:

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Damn right. If I have the money to convert a house into a 2 story garage, screw business. I want the garage just for my cars only
We borrow the place once in a while......:adore:
 

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naqi : if your paintjob was a cheap one - I suggest you get that coating done asap. If it's cheap then the clearcoat probably will be kinda soft and will get very very easily chipped.

Kinda like mine. Sigh.
what if i straight away do some polishing, waxing and put 3 layers of coating on top of it?

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How much for the cap ayam brand paintjob bro?.. )
it costs RM1700
 

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what if i straight away do some polishing, waxing and put 3 layers of coating on top of it?

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it costs RM1700
If u wan to coat ur car usually d shop wil polish it 1st anyway to rid of d roughness n debris that has accumulated on d paint...but I x think wax is necessary coz it's gonna be coated anyway...

For 1.7k u cld have gotten a good brand like DuPont (tho I'm x sure what brand they used)...
 

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If u wan to coat ur car usually d shop wil polish it 1st anyway to rid of d roughness n debris that has accumulated on d paint...but I x think wax is necessary coz it's gonna be coated anyway...

For 1.7k u cld have gotten a good brand like DuPont (tho I'm x sure what brand they used)...
i know, i made a mistake by trusting a not so good friend. now i'm frustrated and need help. but my paint still have rough ridges here and there.
 

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i know, i made a mistake by trusting a not so good friend. now i'm frustrated and need help. but my paint still have rough ridges here and there.
I'm x sure what u mean by ridges but if it's like n area that's x polished then it's easy to sort x prob...
 

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I'm x sure what u mean by ridges but if it's like n area that's x polished then it's easy to sort x prob...
i think its minimal, can be sorted out easily. but i'm thinking of where and who to trust with my car to polish wax and do some coating as well

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That's a nice shade of grey!
Agreed...looks good too...gun metal grey?
thanks chris, fazidk. its not gunmetal grey, it is called Grigio Medio which simply means medium grey. its from older generations of Ferraris.
 

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Well I x do coatings but polish n waxing I do...btw I run a spray paint shop:)
 

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i know, i made a mistake by trusting a not so good friend. now i'm frustrated and need help. but my paint still have rough ridges here and there.
Could be some overspray which can be settle by claying, but have to see to tell what it is.

For me, I would rather do weekly wash and 3 monthly / half yearly polish/wax, depending on your time.
Even with coating you will still need to do some maintenance. Spray on clear coat can also get damaged, what do you think a super thin coat of coating can do?
 

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Well I x do coatings but polish n waxing I do...btw I run a spray paint shop:)
where's your shop located at bro?

Could be some overspray which can be settle by claying, but have to see to tell what it is.

For me, I would rather do weekly wash and 3 monthly / half yearly polish/wax, depending on your time.
Even with coating you will still need to do some maintenance. Spray on clear coat can also get damaged, what do you think a super thin coat of coating can do?
itu la, i need some experts eyes to get a hands and eyes on my poor baby's condition and diagnose it. cause i'm a little clueless on what needs to be done right now.