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March 28, 2011

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Event: Team Hyundai Malaysia gathering at Osren Malaysia

by Kenneth Tang

A great Saturday gathering of Team Hyundai Malaysia members at Osren Malaysia. Featuring the orange peel reducing Osren P40 Compound on a black Hyundai Avante, Osren’s new degreaser, and some Domino’s Pizzaaaaa (one three hundred triple three, triple eight).

The event started with some theory briefing by Henry, the Senior Product Technician at Osren. Highlighting the rules of basic car care as well as paint technology.

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*Is this orange cordial?*

After the theory presentation, we all headed downstairs for practical demonstration, which is more effective than showing photos and words on a slide.

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As with all details, it starts with the wash. Henry washes the car using a Lake Country grout sponge with Osren’s Bubble and Wax shampoo (the orange cordial).

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With the bodywork washed, it’s time to get the wheels clean and shiny using Osren’s new cleaner, Degreaser FX (what a cool name for a degreaser!).

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*shiny….*

With the wheels done, attention is turned back to the paint and it was as rough as sandpaper! Osren’s Magic Cloth is used to smoothen the surface. This is a very important step if you want to achieve excellent slickness and smoothness from your paintwork.

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The car is then dried and driven into the detailing bay. This is where the halogen lamp revealed the shocking surface condition to the club members.

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*yikes!*

Weapon of choice was the Dodo Juice Das 6 Buff Daddy and some Osren Perfect Cut 2.0 polish (not shown in photo).

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After polishing, surface is protected with Osren Paste Sealant.

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And the results?

Remember what it used to look like?

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Pretty good results with just a Dual Action polisher!

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The paint was feeling really smooth and slick. It is also repelling water nicely, as compared to the right hand side where water sticks to the paint, indicating a lack of protection (unwaxed).

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The next step is…. Domino’s Pizzaaaaaa~

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*Orange and grape cordial*

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*Coolest degreaser name, ever*

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After lunch, it was time to show what a full-fledged Osren Surface Preparation system would produce.

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*The condition of the bonnet*

The bonnet had swirls, watermark etchings, heavy orange peel, you name it.

Henry started by leveling the paint with Osren Perfect Forty (P40) Compound and a Velvet Pad.

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That’s probably the coolest way I’ve seen anyone applying polish on the paint.

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Mr. Heng, the founder of Osren, explaining how to see the difference in the reflection of the ceiling’s straight fluorescent light tubes. The straighter it is, the less orange peel it has, the sharper the reflection, the greater the gloss, the happier we are.

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“Are you sure you can get that straight?”

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“You bet!”

After the heavy leveling, buffer marks are lightened using Osren Perfect Cut 3.0 and a Lake Country 4-ply twisted wool pad.

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Followed up with Osren Perfect Cut 2.0 on a Dodo Juice Das 6 Buff Daddy dual-action polisher.

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“I’d like to introduce to you Mr. Heng, Mr. Heng and Mr. Heng.”

And the results after the full surface prep?

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The ability to level without any sandpaper, thanks to Osren Perfect Forty (P40) compound.

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Everyone is admiring the result.

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The finish is then protected with Osren paste sealant followed up by paste wax.

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Now that’s what you call reflection perfection.

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The rest of the car is then finished up with Osren Perfect Cut 2.0.

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A detailed car won’t look good with dull and brown tires.

Osren LV Tire Shine (LV=Low Viscocity) is used.

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*These guys have a heavy responsibility of keeping tires in Malaysia shiny*

The owner putting on some finishing touches.

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Big thank you to Team Hyundai Malaysia for attending the workshop and to Osren Malaysia for hosting it! Great ending to a great weekend.  🙂

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15 Comments Post a comment
  1. jackson
    Mar 29 2011

    Posted your review on THM forum website. http://www.teamhyundaimalaysia.com/forum/index.php/topic,3167.45.html

    Thanks for the photos! Nice and great story told here.

    Reply
    • Mar 29 2011

      Thanks bro! Much appreciated!

      Reply
    • Mar 29 2011

      LOL @ Ken-zox…

      Reply
  2. AZHAR
    Mar 29 2011

    nice . before after pix . 5Star

    Reply
    • Mar 29 2011

      TQ!

      Reply
  3. maznan
    Mar 29 2011

    Sorry off topic but where can I get that particular wheel detail brush ?
    using carplan brush right now and looking for something a-la swissvax style brush for wheel + grill..etc. thanks.

    Reply
    • Mar 30 2011

      The Carplan wheel spoke brush? That one is suitable for cleaning the inside of the rims. For the wheel detail brush, actually any paintbrush style brush will do. The one showed in the picture is actually quite stiff, suitable to clean the lugnut area.

      For cleaning the wheel, you can actually get away with using a sponge only with regular car shampoo. If you are using a strong cleaner then a brush would be more suitable because you wouldn’t want the harsh chemicals touching your skin for a long period.

      What I do is buy a paint brush….cut the bristles until it’s about half inch long, so got a bit more stiffness, and use that. The bad thing is, most paint brushes is clipped with metal and these will get rusty over time and have to be replaced periodically. So the first few times you can use it, since you will be using a strong cleaner.

      After that, a car shampoo is enough to clean the rims already, provided you wash regularly.

      Reply
      • maznan
        Mar 30 2011

        Thanks,
        yeah the carplan brush is used inside the rims + spoke but sometime I do rub it on the surface also. Don’t want to use sponge/cloth for wheel cause malas to clean microfibre later.

        using all kind of shampoo now for rims but also got optimum OPC on order, probably stick to that afterwards. Anyway paint brush it is !

      • Mar 30 2011

        Great! remember to duct-tape the metal part so you don’t accidentally scratch the rims with it.

        There are premium paint-brush style brushes also on the net, here are some popular ones from a s’pore retailer.

        http://www.shinecars.sg/index.php?route=product/manufacturer&manufacturer_id=30

        The problem is, they are made from boar’s hair(non-halal)…

  4. jackson
    Mar 30 2011

    want to ask you, the photos you took were without flash? how did you take to make the targets and background be so bright? that’s only using available light? is it big aperture, fast shutter? may not be small aperture, slow shutter or else people movement may result in them being blurry. so how did you take the photos?

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  5. Mar 30 2011

    aperture I think was about 2+ to 5.6, coz the lens was sharpest at 5.6.

    Mostly without flash, coz no battery…haha. It was very bright, so didn’t need to use slow shutter.

    Oh, and all photos (except pics of before after of paint) had their levels adjusted (brightness contrast thingy through the histogram thingy)… made a big difference.

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    • jackson
      Mar 30 2011

      you adjusted before u take photo or adjusted after take photo and before posting here?

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      • Mar 30 2011

        after take and before posting… using paint.NET, like a free and simpler version of photoshop

      • jackson
        Apr 3 2011

        thanks ken! paint.NET is simple to use and its free! thanks a bunch!

  6. Mar 30 2011

    Good knowledge & experienced.
    Products are affordable.
    Warm welcome from Osren,

    Thank you.

    Reply

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