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22
Aug

Analysis: Sanding vs. Velvet Pad Compounding to reduce orange peel. Which removes more paint?

This question has been always on my mind ever since I have been introduced  reducing orange peel via velvet pad compounding.
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6
Jul

My Journey into Headlight Restoration

After having restored close to 10 sets of headlights and trying out new techniques from hand sanding to machine sanding and finally the recent spray on hard UV coat, I can now conclude my journey of headlight restoration.

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27
Mar

GTechniq Total Surface Protection Detail: Porsche Panamera 4

A fairly new car in to get all surfaces protected with GTechniq coatings.

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5
May

Detailer’s Gathering 2011 at Osren HQ

Good day everyone! Here are some photos from the latest Do-It-Together(DIT) held last Saturday at Osren. There were many products and machines lying around, and Osren’s company car which was due for a respray. That could only mean one thing, ‘whack only!’.

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18
Apr

PermaGlass vs. Meguiar’s

These are the type of questions that many who are new to detailing frequently ask. Which brand is better, what wax for my car, which polish is the best. I did a little test to explain why the brand is not *that* important.
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12
Apr

New product from Japan!

Liquid Gloss Nano-Ceramic Spray Sealant

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10
Apr

Auto Detailing in Japan. BANZAI !

We’re most exposed to auto detailing in the west, i.e. from Europe and the U.S., product discussions normally stem around products from those region. What about the other technologically advance country in the east? Japan.

Read on and you’d be surprised at their technologies, efficiency and professionalism.

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7
Apr

Thanks Zerotohundred.com !

For featuring my Merc CLK200 post on their front page!! You can view the screenshot after the jump.
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28
Mar

Event: Team Hyundai Malaysia gathering at Osren Malaysia

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).
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3
Aug

Teaser: International Coating Battle

 

Will these new paint coatings finally kill the wax market once and for all?
Will these coatings actualize the ‘never wax your car again’ statement?

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27
Jun

Announcement: Mini Forum is up!

G’day mates! I just set up a mini-forum using Google groups. Anyone can join, no approval or activation is required. It acts as a discussion board for anyone who would like to post a question regarding detailing in general.

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26
Jun

Water Beading – What’s the big deal???

So we all know that a waxed surface beads water. If water just lays flat on your paintwork, then it’s time to wax the surface.

But why will a waxed surface bead water in the first place?

Is it naturally occurring because ingredients in the waxes alter the surface energy(low-energy=hydrophobic) and turns it from being hydrophilic to hydrophobic?

Are the ingredients protecting the paintwork(silicones,carnauba, etc.) causing the beading?

Or there are ingredients in the wax dedicated to causing the water to bead?

I try to answer these questions from the perspective of a layman hobbyist detailer. I was curious and searched my university’s journal database on readings about contact angles, wettability, surface protection, etc.

Read on as I try to unravel a detailer’s fascination with water beading!

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9
Apr

Chinese or Japanese? Not chicks, rotary buffers of course!

When it comes to taking the big leap and purchasing a rotary buffer, is it okay to skimp on quality? Can you go by using a cheap Chinese rotary or save and spend on a tried and tested Japanese rotary, the Makita 9227C. MYR 150 vs MYR 900 …. worth skimping on?

Read on to find out!

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12
Feb

My perspective on current paint protectants

Why are some waxes so easy to use, but gets washed off after a few rain showers, and why are some so bloody difficult to remove, but lasts so much longer. Is there a trend? A compromise?

Time for some WSI (Wax n Sealant Investigation)…

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21
Jan

[Video] Water Behaviour on Different States of Paintwork

Observing water behaviour as a suggestive indicator of paintwork condition.

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7
Jan

Practicing Moderation In Auto Detailing

You will often find many users on detailing forums asking which wax is better. Many even go to buy a number of waxes to compare and only find very marginal differences. However, this excessive need to find for the best of something is actually a hindrance to true and practical auto detailing.

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17
Dec

[Video] How To: Detail Your Wheels, Wheel Wells and Tires