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post Feb 4 2016, 07:00 PM

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QUOTE(manchin80 @ Feb 4 2016, 01:22 PM)
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post Feb 5 2016, 06:44 AM

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QUOTE(jamestc @ Feb 4 2016, 02:26 PM)
No is does not get clean...still look oxidated.....any idea make it disappear......everytime i look at it....wanna cry already liao
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Well either way I dont think it looks like its caused by soft99. It looks like somebody or someone spilled something on your door panel (passed by dropped a drink maybe?).

Otherwise some DIY liquid might help.
- Car Detailer Spray like Meguiars Ultimate Detailer
- WD-40 (need a washing after as it'll leave stained marks as well in the sun)
- Ethanol + Water spray (some 50/50, some 30 alcohol/70 water)

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post Feb 5 2016, 11:24 AM

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QUOTE(linkin182 @ Feb 5 2016, 06:44 AM)
Well either way I dont think it looks like its caused by soft99. It looks like somebody or someone spilled something on your door panel (passed by dropped a drink maybe?).

Otherwise some DIY liquid might help.
- Car Detailer Spray like Meguiars Ultimate Detailer
- WD-40 (need a washing after as it'll leave stained marks as well in the sun)
- Ethanol + Water spray (some 50/50, some 30 alcohol/70 water)
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WD-40 how to use it??? Just spray it and wipe it off??
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post Feb 5 2016, 11:52 AM

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QUOTE(jamestc @ Feb 5 2016, 11:24 AM)
WD-40 how to use it??? Just spray it and wipe it off??
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Spray on a microfiber cloth, wipe/buff door panel with some elbow grease.

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post Feb 5 2016, 03:18 PM

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QUOTE(linkin182 @ Feb 5 2016, 03:52 PM)
Spray on a microfiber cloth, wipe/buff door panel with some elbow grease.
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Hi,

I tried that WD-40 trick before. It hides blemishes on the paintwork after application alright. But when it dries off... heheheh... back to square 1.

But if it's dried birdshit, tree sap etc, WD40 may help remove them. If it's rust, you need to address the cause of the rust.

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QUOTE(ZZR-Pilot @ Feb 5 2016, 03:18 PM)
Hi,

I tried that WD-40 trick before. It hides blemishes on the paintwork after application alright. But when it dries off... heheheh... back to square 1.

But if it's dried birdshit, tree sap etc, WD40 may help remove them. If it's rust, you need to address the cause of the rust.
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Yeah, I use it on my white Forte to remove road tar / hard to remove stains.
Thats why usually I will follow up with another wash when I use that.
Wash, clay ocassionally, wd-40, wash again (though my friend have advised the Quick Detailer or the 30/70 alcohol/water solution).

I used to hide blemishes or scratches using Soft99, but after I found that it leaves grey-ish baked stains,
I told myself to stop using it anymore. I also only recently swapped it with Meguiars White Wax.

So, I'll have to wait and see the results if its leaving baked stains. So far its all good.
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post Feb 6 2016, 08:35 AM

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Hi guys, just got a used car yesterday. Can you guys recommend a shop where I can get it clayed, polished and waxed? Of course they need to use good products.

I would have done it myself if I had more time (the car is pretty big and the paint is really dirty).

Thanks!
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post Feb 6 2016, 01:03 PM

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QUOTE(linkin182 @ Feb 5 2016, 07:50 PM)
Yeah, I use it on my white Forte to remove road tar / hard to remove stains.
Thats why usually I will follow up with another wash when I use that.
Wash, clay ocassionally, wd-40, wash again (though my friend have advised the Quick Detailer or the 30/70 alcohol/water solution).

I used to hide blemishes or scratches using Soft99, but after I found that it leaves grey-ish baked stains,
I told myself to stop using it anymore. I also only recently swapped it with Meguiars White Wax.

So, I'll have to wait and see the results if its leaving baked stains. So far its all good.
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Does the baked stains gone....well i saw meguairs black wax product...will it work

This post has been edited by jamestc: Feb 7 2016, 03:18 PM
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post Feb 6 2016, 10:04 PM

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Based on my research , there are several places selling dual action polishers. It took me months to research and below is the compilation, some are based on my direct inquiry but most of it is based on contribution from other forum members. rclxms.gif

Basically for the 8/9mm throw, there are 2 versions, the 600w and the 880w version just like DAS 6 (600w) /DAS 6 pro (880w). Better to get the more powerful model as it is considered as Mark II of the 8mm DA polisher. Higher input wattage doesn't mean it is more powerful but usually used as rule of thumb.

I was thinking of getting the Meg's plug in DA system but it would be very tiring to hold 2 items for long time and only limited to 4" pad with 3/16" (4.8mm) orbit.

There is 1 lowyat forum detailer selling.
Generic brand 1200w RM 480
https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/3826771

Aikka 8mm orbit 600w motor RM 650
http://www.mudah.my/Aikka+600W+150mm+6+Dua...er-38769334.htm

Osren (Ultramate version) 8mm orbit RM 750 (after CNY 2016)
Osren (Generic version) 15mm orbit RM 950
https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/3334337/+2540
https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/3334337/+2560

Rupes LHR 15E - 15mm orbit (Mark I) RM 1400 [special offer]
https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/3334337/+2580

TORQ 10FX DUAL ACTION POLISHER- Chemical Guys 21mm RM 1800+ [ Goodwell Car Care]
https://www.facebook.com/goodwellcargoods/p...22%3A%22O%22%7D
They used to sell Rupes Copy : 21mm orbit RM 900 in 2014 but now no longer selling.
https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/3051620/+2380

Rupes Bigfoot LHR15ES Mark I RM 1862 [2013 intro price]
Rupes Bigfoot LHR21ES Mark I RM 1990 [2013 intro price]
http://www.zerotohundred.com/newforums/car...es-bigfoot.html

Rupes LHR21 Mark I Standard Kit, RM2100 [2014 price]
Rupes LHR21 Mark I Standard Kit, RM2300. Deluxe kit is at RM2700. [2014 price]
https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/3051620/+2460

FLEX XC 3401 VRG DUAL ACTION ORBITAL POLISHER RM2380 [2015 price]
https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/2752343/all

Meg's DA is selling for 2.5k @ Motormad
https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/3334337/+2560

This post has been edited by mot88: Feb 12 2016, 02:27 PM
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post Feb 8 2016, 07:03 AM

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QUOTE(jamestc @ Feb 6 2016, 01:03 PM)
Does the baked stains gone....well i saw meguairs black wax product...will it work
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Have you tried with the WD-40 or 30/70 alco/h20 solution already?

It should work, they're supposed to clean those under/beneath clear coat stains/grimes.
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post Feb 8 2016, 07:23 PM

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A review of Soft99 Fusso coat - 12 months for those who are still waiting for Collinite 476s stock to arrive.
The Soft99 Fusso 12m is a wax sealant in paste form and could be brought in Lazada for about RM 95. As with all Soft99, it is made in japan and available in light and dark color version.

Some feedback that it will cause stain sticking on it after rain and require effort to wipe off, I have tested on my own silver color car and a little effort is needed to wipe off after rain stain (watermark) during curing process, i.e within 24 hours after application.

Once cured, the above would not happen and it lasted for 3 months now. Water beading is fantastic for OTC product.
It works great and easy to apply and wipe off . The tip is not to over apply it or else it is a struggle to wipe off.

QUOTE(g88 @ Jan 6 2016 @ 03:11 PM)
Was told Fusso coat tend to 'attract' watermark after rain and not easy to be remove - you may wanna research more about it.

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post Feb 9 2016, 09:41 AM

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Hi guys, just got my new car.
I have some meguairs and jsut bought some good car wash and soft99 fusso.

Now thinking of car coating such as sierra glow, but according to the shop , there are many pantang larang, such as must use ph7 car wash. Cannot wax the car after that.
Part of reason i want to bot about the coating is the ability to provide some sort of scratch resist?

So any sifu with experience can this 'coating' still shine after 1 or 2 years?
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post Feb 10 2016, 02:54 PM

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Hi sifus. After some reading and researching, I decided to get these products for my 1-week-old car. Appreciate any comments before I proceed to purchasing them. Still torn between some of them, hope previous users can comment..

Plan to wash, clay, wash, apply sealant, and then wax. Hope to get the Bosch GEX-125AE ROB (or should I go for Meg's DA system + a drill instead? ) Or, would hand application be sufficient for these?

Shampoo: Meg's Ultimate Wash&Wax / Optimum No Rinse
Sealant : Meg's M21 sealant / Optimum Opti-Seal
Wax: Meg's Ultimate Liquid Wax
QD: Sonax BSD / Meg's Quik Detailer

Plan to drop by Osren this weekend. Sifu KrisMas, you mentioned in one of your posts (that I digged lol) last time, the Bosch ROB can be used with LC or Sonax pads right? can I get the pad(s) at Osren? Looking to get the waxing / finishing pad.

Meg's direct MY has quite a number of good deals currently, even better priced than Lazada. Any ideas where I can get the Optimum ONR / Opti Seal / M21 sealant and esp the Sonax BSD? Saw a seller here on LYN but he seemed to be inactive..

Any thoughts would be welcomed. Thanks!




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post Feb 10 2016, 04:13 PM

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Guys....the baked stains gone already..just used the soft 99 meta clean...now just left the scratch mark...i think should use the machine to polish it.
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post Feb 11 2016, 12:52 PM

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The essentials for maintenance: Shampoo, clay, paint cleaner OR AIO, paint sealant OR wax, spray sealants/wax/detailer. For paint corretions (swirls, scratches, water marks/etchings, etc): compounds and/or polishes. Start with the basics, then move up from there.

Shampoo - If you have the means, go for the normal shampoo. I would reserve the suggestion for 'no-rinse' only if you have limitations/not able to do a normal wash.

Clay - pick one up if your car had never been clayed before.

Sealant/wax - both M21 and Opti Seal have their own pros and cons. For ease of application I'd go for Opti Seal. And Megs Ultimate Liquid Wax comes in the same category so I'd just pick one of the three for protection.

QD - Sonax BSD would be more than good enough. And there's not much application for a quick detailer in our climate or for a daily-drive.

You can use any pads with the Bosch ROB as long as the size is right...between 5.25" ~ 6"...6.5" is max size that I would consider to be effective to be used on the Bosch.
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post Feb 11 2016, 08:11 PM

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QUOTE(thecoffeeguy @ Feb 10 2016, 02:54 PM)

Plan to wash, clay, wash, apply sealant, and then wax. Hope to get the Bosch GEX-125AE ROB (or should I go for Meg's DA system + a drill instead? ) Or, would hand application be sufficient for these?

Any thoughts would be welcomed. Thanks!
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If used for spot buffing, then Meg DA Power system (use with drill) is better than Bosch but if you use for bigger area/ whole car, Bosch is better as you won't feel exhausted. DA is 2 systems into 1 and its tiring for long usage.

I haven't know of any beginner using Meg's DA Power but most beginners start with Bosch ROB.

For foam pad, Osren carry Lake Country 5.5" CCS pad for Bosch for RM 55 (excl gst) but the Orange pad is out of stock. There is one seller selling Menzerna pad at 11th street for RM 40+, if you want cheaper the same seller selling local produced pad form around RM 10+ each.

Pad price is not cheap compared to machine. I m thinking of selling my Bosch ROB if you are interested, PM me.
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Thanks a lot bro KrisMas! now only i know that 'sealants' refer to synthetic wax. since i dont have that much of a budget.. i guess i'll just go for one of those. meg's ULW perhaps. i guess i have no need for a no-rinse wash so shall go with the normal shampoo. thanks again, will start my product-hunting now nod.gif



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thanks bro mot88! i do notice that the meg's DA power system is a tad small. i live in JB so found a really good deal in SG (SGD85 for the DA system) but i gotta get myself a drill, and i have also read that it can be a bit tiring like you mentioned. thanks for the pads recommendation, now i know where to find the pads after i get the bosch ROB. seen good offers in Mudah but will PM you right after, should be better offer from you right? thumbup.gif jk bro thanks again!

by the way, are these detailing products cheaper in SG or MY?
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Hi to all the sifus here, i plan to wax my car once every 3 months. Instead of applying the wax manually by hand, will the Black & Decker WP900 do the job? I see a lot of people here recommend the Bosch GEX-125AE ROB too. Or is the above Bosch model better for waxing job?
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post Feb 12 2016, 02:20 PM

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The Hypercoat Malaysia location is incorrect as per Google Map as at now in Feb 2016. To add the confusion there is Jln USJ 1/1 and Jalan Industri USJ 1/1.

Why Hypercoat? It is the Meguiar's main distributor in Malaysia and they would have the almost complete range of product including the professional series which are not available in departmental store. Unfortunately , they only open Mon - Fri (Sat & Sun close) and caters more towards dealer than walk -in customer. Don't despair, walk in customer can also purchase from them but at their recommended retail price.

Refer to map below for correct location.You won't have problem using Waze though.

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