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July 10, 2009

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Perodua Myvi Metallic Black: Intermediate Detail

by Kenneth Tang

This detail demonstrates the cutting and finishing abilities Meguiar’s #205 Ultra-Finishing Polish. Back to black!

 

Hey guys, so we have here a black Perodua Myvi in for a one-day intermediate detail.
Here are some before pictures of the car,
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While waiting for the wheels and engine to cool down, my friend Joe and I tackled the interior. All carpets and upholstery were thoroughly vacuumed, and plastics were cleaned with Meguiar’s All Purpose Cleaner (diluted 4:1).
To clean the wheels, wheel well and tires, a different assortment of brushes were used. Osren multi-clean (diluted 2:1) were used for the wheel wells, Meguiar’s Wheel Brightener (diluted 3:1) for the wheels and Westley Bleche White for the tires.
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After cleaning the wheel, Osren Tar Remover was used to remove tar deposits and old wheel weight residue.

Before,
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After,
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Osren Multi-Clean and Tar Remover on the wheel wells.

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Clean plastics,
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Since it took a long time to properly clean these areas, Joe decided it was faster to remove the wheel, and indeed it was, much faster and easier that way.

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Dissolving a layer of tar on the wheel well plastics,
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Clean!

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Same process with the wheels, Meguiar’s Wheel Brightener followed by Osren Tar Remover.

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Rear wheel wells,
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With the wheels, wheel wells and tires cleaned, we moved on to the paintwork. The car’s body is washed with Osren Bubble and Wax shampoo mixed with some Osren Multi Clean. Contaminants then shaved off with an Osren Magic Cloth. I then dry the car with an Autoglym Aqua-dry synthetic chamois while Joe uses his Makita blower to blow out water from the panel gaps, crevices and wheels.
A test spot is then performed on the hood to determine the pad and polish to use. Thankfully Joe was kind enough to lend me some of his Meguiar’s #205 Ultra Finishing Polish to use.
So we used M205 with a Meguiar’s w-8006 polishing pad via Makita rotary.

Before,
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After,
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And a short video showing the unpolished and polished half.

Although this wasn’t meant to be a paintwork correction detail and rather a one-step polish detail, the cutting ability and finishing result allowed me to try to aim for as much correction as possible and finishing in one step.
Front bumper,
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Passenger side front fender before,
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After,
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Passenger side front door before,
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After,
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Passenger side rear door before,
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After,
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Passenger side rear quarter before,
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After,
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Whole passenger side polished,
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Tailgate before,
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After,
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The rear door on the driver’s side has been repainted rather poorly and the polishing step managed to remove most of the buffer trails, but not what seems to be sanding marks in certain areas of the door.
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After,
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Top half polished and bottom half unpolished,
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Here, you can see markings in the basecoat which I think comes from a poorly prepped panel. If anyone knows what causes this please let me know =)

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A long scratch on the driver’s side rear quarter,
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Polished off,
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Driver’s side front fender before,
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After,
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Roof before,
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After,
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The headlamps also looked hazy, it was then polished with Meguiar’s PlastX on a 4” Lake Country White CCS polishing pad.

Before,
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After,
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Dirt removed from one headlamp,
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Duragloss #601 Polish Bonding Agent is applied on all exterior paintwork with a Lake Country black CCS finishing pad via ROB.
This is then buffed off as I applied it too excessively and Collinite #476s paste wax applied by hand.
While waiting for it to pass the swipe test, interior glass cleaned with Meguiar’s detailer line glass cleaner with a Cobra glass waffle weave. Plastics dressed with Meguiar’s #40 Rubber/Vinyl Cleaner & Conditioner, and buffed off immediately to remove the sheen and slightly oily feel.
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The wax is then buffed off and the owner was already waiting for me, hence not too many after photos.
Wheel well plastics dressed with Meguiar’s Hyperdressing (diluted 3:1), tires dressed with Osren Tire Shine.

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Many thanks to Joe for helping out with the washing process, couldn’t have finished the detail without your help!

Few more things could be done if it weren’t for the lack of time, like polishing the door handle wells and dressing exterior trim pieces.

Oh, and the lightsource used again was the Eagletac P10A2, thanks to VX55 for that =)
That’s all and thanks for looking!

Other notes: M205, what a product… cuts well, works long, finishes well. Great stuff.

 

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8 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jul 10 2009

    ken, you are too humble for this job. seriously, each time i see how the wheels/ arcs and wells are washed off, that's amazing.

    I wonder how much of Osren Multi-Clean and Tar Remover needed to wash off the deposits/ dirts from the wells?

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  2. Hi Clement,
    long time since I heard from you! Thanks for giving such a nice comment.

    Multi-Clean not much, maybe about 1 litre (diluted) ? and the tar remover about 600 ml, undiluted.

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  3. Jul 11 2009

    1 litre diluted multi clean able to remove all dirts from 4 wheels + wells? That's a very strong multi-clean.

    Can this be used on the car hood bottom face? remember my car is white, its getting grayish now.

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  4. Yup, it can be used on the underside of the hood no problem.

    Alternatively, you could wash it with a very strong mix of car wash solution and then clean the paint with any cleaner wax, like soft99 meta-clean. That will remove the dirt and make it white again.

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  5. Jul 13 2009

    Hi Ken,

    I see you are back in the scene eh? Fancy another job on my car? I collected more swirls over this past year….

    Would be great if you could consider my car for another time, do contact me if can slot for one sometime next month yeah….

    Din.

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  6. Hi Din,

    Well this was a friend's car and had some spare time with me so it was quite impromptu. But if I am able to slot you in next month I'll do, will let you know if I can. Thanks 🙂

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  7. Jul 15 2009

    Thanks Ken, looking forward to your sms….

    This time I may be able to leave my car with you for 2 or 3 days…

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  8. Jul 30 2009

    Hi Fish bone
    I am impressed of the art u put into all the mobiles

    it really melts our heart, you are passionately &dedicated to your art

    Sorry, 4got intro myself, KC & i met Jack in Meguairs clinic last 3 weeks

    you have been his mentor,,,,& now u have another mantee

    Keep it up

    rgds

    KC

    p/s would like to meet up wif you & buy u a good cup of Star bucks

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