step by steps to raise your car value by Malaysia Car detailing guru


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Dec 2, 2009
Kuala Lumpur
step by steps to raise your car value - preparing to sell your car guide
how to detail yr car to show room

Its Christmas eve, food , celebrations & holiday around....many turkey will be sacrifices as well
but also a sad time as to say good bye, one of my church friend is going back to Australia with her whole family, henceforth their 5 years old family ride need to be disposed ! Do u do steam cleaning for cushion and at the same time they wanted the ride to look pristine & show room condition!!!

Over all looking great for a 5 Years old car - original paint & parts

She called me weeks ago, telling me the dates they are leaving & the dead line to clear their stuff & the sells off their ride but there is seems to have some stains here & there.

"KC can u do steam cleaning!!!" some stain on the seats -probably by our boys

All she ask was for seats steaming but ended up ....another treacherous adventure

This wonderful couple's has help me & my family alot through - our 4 years of friendships, they will be leaving in 6 days time

I did it free for them as a token of our family & friendship!!

My week - Chronology
SUN - detail a coupe 330i
TUES (public holiday) another full correction In & Ext (E46 coupe) 11 hours

wed & thurs travelling to South for a tournament, hardly could even lift my arm for a game of golf
Fri back to office

Sat did the 911 porsche - carrera another 11 hours
SUN - when i am about to call it a quit but I remember my promised –If i would have - I wouldn’t have written this thread, I was a bit groggy after church & took a ½ nap & Left only 3 ½ hours to complete this "cushion Steaming" ended up a semi or full correction details –

How I wish: If only I have 25 hours to complete this detail, to be fully obsessed & possess in detailing but I am only good in doing few hours detailing job & a few minutes weekly maintenance. So let me take the pleasure in sharing with you:-

I fought not against the situation or paint issue but T.I.M.E

To a children love is spelled as T.i.M.E

this is a guide written for you to prepare – a simple detailing that will bring up the value of your 2nd hand value

more scratches

engine before

under the hood as any buyer would definately look at -

Inorder to help you to raise your car value I have written out this simple Step by step process- as usual documented this as yr guide …..

Although the exterior look good - but....but...but

this is what I did - to bring back the ride to its pristine condition:-

engine hood close up

close up stains & dust dirt on the front panel - aged the car


Oily stains - on the power steering fluid reservoir tank

dirt stains on PVC

master brake pump before

air filter cover

more dusty & dirty pics

if this is to expose to the buyer - he will take advantage & ask for more discount as it looks abit neglected

before pic
engine before

4 hours later

before the hood pic

ta da the hood now



discount &

now - no discount pics




Imagine just onr & leather protectant application

before - hydrolic tank



top up tank








hard stains - grease & dirt accumulated for years

2 option of choice to aggressive cleaners - Degreaser or Optimum power clean



What I did

Clean the car – strip all waxes by washing with power clean
Clay – ONR as lube (2 ounce + 500ml water)

Wheels & tyres – power clean & brushing

Emblem & rubbers & vinyl – cleaning by power clean & brushing off

Interior – vinyl, dash board , door side – Power clean 1:5 part water spray on bristle hair brushes & wipe off with damp clothes with ONR

Later protected with optimum leather protectant – uv protection - & it does not fill

Seat & Cushion –power clean & brush off

Steam off everything – seats, carpet, dashes, under dashes & more

Paint correction – Optimum hyper spray polish – rotary Makita – LC polishing pad (spread at speed 1 – step up to speed 2 – finish off speed 1 – by lifting off lightly)

Onr Wash with 3 micro fibers cloths (15 minutes)

Paint, glass, exterior protected by - Optimum Opti seal (15 minutes) + Optimum Car Wash (5 Minutes)
exterior & wheels cleaning

Emblem cleaning – agitating with Power clean & soft brushes + gently please

oppss photography skill

more cleaning & stains remover

wheels cleaning

Brake rotor & calipers cleaning

wheels arch cleaning

wheel cleaning – hardly I will used Power clean, as this ride need to detail to pristine condition – to remove the dirt & stains on the rubbers

under the wheel arch

before –

agitate with power clean & brush off

testing time – how good is good?

ta da

-------moving into interior----------
ta da

KC can u do steam cleaning!

remember this stains - muddy stains on the seats -as their boys goes for football on weekend

KC can u do steam cleaning!

KC can u do steam cleaning!

KC can u do steam cleaning!

KC can u do steam cleaning!

steams & steam & steam it away

KC can u do steam cleaning!

KC can u do steam cleaning!

KC can u do steam cleaning!

KC can u do steam cleaning!

KC can u do steam cleaning!

KC can u do steam cleaning!


hahah ahahah lotion stains


after detail

KC can u do steam cleaning? I did the whole car correction


Interior D pillar before

agitate & brush away with bristle


side steps & stains before

ta da -only with power clean & brushes


Moving on to Body preparation

Claying make prefect –

look at the amount of contamination picked up

pls removed any tars, little stones or pebbles alike – as it will definitely scratched the other paint when u use this part.. Hand pick one by one & slowly inspect after each 2’ x 2’ area before moving on to the next area


to this MPV roof…you need height & proper footing - invest in a good stools – as for me – I tied 2 empty milk crate together – DIY

Moving on t paint correction
Scratches before


Scratches on the side arch before

more scratches on the front bumper

scratches before

after ta da

before front ¼ panel stone chips & scratches on the clear coat paint

ta da

moving on to the roof area

a 50/50 % area comparison

tad a

tad a only possible with this

look at what I picked

finishing art

i only left 20 minutes before driving back the car to the owner

The only exterior protection - so effectibve & easy & most of all effortless

Opti seal (15 minutes ) spray on & wipe off & walk away
Opti Car Wax (5 minutes) spray on & wipe off & walk away

I wouldnt have done it in 20 minutes (A full MPV) without this Space age technology -

Its so easy – all you need is to spray on + spread out & walk away

Only need to do 3-4 times (that 8 ounce bottle last you for 40 cars)

A 50/50% comparison before & after opti seal

another amazing simple effortless & effective – wax

wipe off & walk away

tad a

remember this
engine before


Lotion stains???? Ehmm …

I need …brick ..bricks to build house….…it doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to answer this

Definitely is a lady driver & lotion left on the seats- have u tried removing any ??? let me tell u – its difficult but possible

mud suds


tad a

soon soon pic

more tad a pics

reflection on the roof



a well prepared to a new buyer

for your eyes

now you have every reason to raise yr car price !!!! you know the steps to do it
wishing you a merry Christmas & happy holidays & wonderful & prosperous new year ahead

yes although i said good bye toi both the ride & owner

but the memories - stay forver

wishing my buddy & family a Bon Voyage! and a new start down under!!

happy holidays!

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