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  1. #1

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    It has been quite a while since I posted....the last time I did was last year

    Been too busy travelling around & we just celebrated our Grand ma 90th birthday...had a great time catching up with all my uncle & aunt...

    came back from all over the world.

    the moment i reach home - I did another detailing marathon 2 days 26 hours of detailing over 2 cars

    Still recovering from a fall, slipped & fell wearing a worn out crocs during washing my car. Right elbow hurts & worse i didnt let it recover

    We have to take pretty much percaution, when working with a power tools or during detailing.

    couple of months ago i nearly lost my right i was caught by the pad on the spindle on my sleeves, burn a chunk of my left arm

    what happen was I conducted a hands on detailing clinic for BMW car club & while having late lunch at 4pm, my buddy who got his E 90 asked me to help him to detail his ride

    without considering much , I says `yes` as Seech was coming along - and later the day i got so tired...& restless

    I forgot to turn off the spindle caught, while resting on my left arm & trying to buff of the polish residues, just a few seconds - Seech was helpless

    Thank God! Miracle came & after many tries the rotary went off

    So this is a reminder to all of us :- be careful when working with a power tools, as this is not a toy

    after a long 5 months waiting, finally i managed to slot in for my buddy to get his ride finish

    Not too bad - no signs of water marks baked resurface

    1st time it came in...some pictures recovered from a faulty Memory card...evidently enough t show u the stains

    many has similiar experience but resorted to be repainted...

    to

    But `Do u still remember the story "for it takes a deaf frogs to succeed"

    resulting this

    close up

    more stains on the left 1/4 area


    the last time i was only given 4 hours to restore & this time round I was given 3 hours....

    good looking coupe

    Begin to wash with ONR

    3 microfibers & 8 litres of water

    moving to clay . onr as lube (2 ounces 500 ml)

    clay before

    you should glide left too right, top to bottom & not forcing by pressure & circulating - to avoide swirls

    washing the engine is make possible

    OPC to remove this grease

    with ONR

    paint defect - visible

    under proper light

    more visible

    more visible

    new double side - wool pad - my choice of tool - as i needed aggressive cutting o correct this severe damage

  2. #2

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    good thing about this - u can flip side

    inserting the thread adapter / extension

    Menu to rescue this ride

    ONR wash

    Clay with ONR as lube

    Wash again with ONR

    Paint correction by Meguiars M #105 as it is aggressive with LC double side wool - One machine finish - Makita 9227

    with Rotary spread at speed 1 - work at speed 3 , mover on to another section before continue the last section -

    cool of period

    step down with Optimum Hyper spray polish with megs - soft buff

    ONR wash

    last 15 minutes- protection

    Opti seal - sealed

    Optimum car wax - to protect

    ta da - off we go

    area mark - 50/50%

    just to show u the whole hood is cover with the damage, under proper lighting - it surfaced

    " i remembered clearly - When Matt Davis `Megs` in one of his training, he says "chances if u cant see it, you wouldnt be able to correct it"

    the second thing he mention "If i am not passionate of today lesson, i will go partying yesterday night, for it takes PASSION & commitment"

    different angle but same issue

    after multipler of i was fighting against time & rushing might endanger the clear coat failure

    ta da


    ta da

    Ladies & gentleman



    mark 50/50 area




    rear fender



    __________________________________________________ ________________________________

    ta da

    remember before

    visible under proper lightings

    ta da

    ta da

    finishing pics



    to finish off with OHSP & Megs soft buff

    admiring the details & reflection

    close up


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    moving on the rear left 1/4 quater



    close up

    extreme close up

    about time to go

    some finishing pics

    marco looking babe


    a few more

    ta ta pics

    rememeber before


    for once it was lost & hurt

    but now is found

    t a t a

    thanks for viewing yet another of my detailing adventure

    its time to say Bye

  4. #4

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    Oct 2001
    Arlington, TX
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    Excellent work and entertaining write-up as always.

    Sucks about your arm, that looks like it was pretty painful.

    I test for Optimum, Clearkote, Meguiars

    Authorized Opti-Coat Pro installer

  5. #5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottwax
    Excellent work and entertaining write-up as always.

    Sucks about your arm, that looks like it was pretty painful.

    thanks buddy

    for your kind words

    not to worry it has been healed - now that i got bitten twice shy

    Have a fruitful & abundant year ahead



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