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KrisMas
post Mar 8 2016, 09:57 AM, updated 4 months ago

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WELCOME TO [V5].

Continuation from previous:

Car Care & Detailing [V1]

Car Care & Detailing [V2]

Car Care & Detailing [V3]

Car Care & Detailing [V4]

Shine on
KrisMas
post Mar 8 2016, 09:57 AM

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Guides, FAQs, etc.
(Articles/Suggestions with links are most welcome)
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post Mar 8 2016, 09:58 AM

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post Mar 8 2016, 09:58 AM

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FIRSTTTTT....Still looking forward for DG901.
KrisMas
post Mar 8 2016, 10:02 AM

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QUOTE(busta_dude @ Mar 8 2016, 09:58 AM)
FIRSTTTTT....Still looking forward for DG901.
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Hopefully tomorrow bro...

@Quazacolt....do your stuff.... sweat.gif sweat.gif

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post Mar 8 2016, 10:30 AM

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QUOTE(KrisMas @ Mar 8 2016, 10:02 AM)
Hopefully tomorrow bro...

@Quazacolt....do your stuff.... sweat.gif  sweat.gif
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i think you also received report notification and that would be to pin the topic.

thread owners now having a lot of options/notification for thread moderating (to lighten up the moderators' loads wink.gif )
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post Mar 8 2016, 10:31 AM

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QUOTE(KrisMas @ Mar 8 2016, 10:02 AM)
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oh and i am itching to detail my new Yamaha R25 sport bike LOL!

basically changing full time to bikes now since i total loss the inspira lol
KrisMas
post Mar 8 2016, 11:17 AM

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QUOTE(Quazacolt @ Mar 8 2016, 10:30 AM)
i think you also received report notification and that would be to pin the topic.

thread owners now having a lot of options/notification for thread moderating (to lighten up the moderators' loads wink.gif )
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Errr...do I need to do anything?

QUOTE(Quazacolt @ Mar 8 2016, 10:31 AM)
basically changing full time to bikes now since i total loss the inspira lol
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YOU DID WHAT??!! *sigh* Sorry for your loss...that would be difficult to replace... shocking.gif
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post Mar 8 2016, 11:28 AM

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QUOTE(KrisMas @ Mar 8 2016, 11:17 AM)
Errr...do I need to do anything?

YOU DID WHAT??!! *sigh* Sorry for your loss...that would be difficult to replace... shocking.gif
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nah only mods/admins etc can do topic pinning/unpinning.
so no need do anything (just letting you know that you might have seen a report in your topic)

and no worries, it's been replaced with a bike wink.gif
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post Mar 8 2016, 11:41 AM

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washing with pressure washer, yay or nay? Been reading a lot of opinion on this.

Even when I practice weekly wash, dirt can be very generous in Malaysia environment, or at least on my car. Been getting wash marrings even with 2 buckets grit guard system. (rinse bucket has 2 grit guards, solution has 1) Even top up my shampoo to make thicker solution and replace wash mitt every now and then
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QUOTE(Quazacolt @ Mar 8 2016, 11:28 AM)
nah only mods/admins etc can do topic pinning/unpinning.
so no need do anything (just letting you know that you might have seen a report in your topic)

and no worries, it's been replaced with a bike wink.gif
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it's been awhile bro! sorry for the loss man. good to hear you're ok! post of pic of the detailed bike plz biggrin.gif

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QUOTE(douglas_tong @ Mar 8 2016, 11:41 AM)
washing with pressure washer, yay or nay? Been reading a lot of opinion on this.

Even when I practice weekly wash, dirt can be very generous in Malaysia environment, or at least on my car. Been getting wash marrings even with 2 buckets grit guard system. (rinse bucket has 2 grit guards, solution has 1) Even top up my shampoo to make thicker solution and replace wash mitt every now and then
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I have seen car come in nice condition with little swirls and marring. After APC washing a panel, the defects shown up like 'wow wtf', there's some serious masking of defects =P Not sure if this is your case, just sharing hahaha xD
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QUOTE(acefreakz @ Mar 8 2016, 11:50 AM)
it's been awhile bro! sorry for the loss man. good to hear you're ok! post of pic of the detailed bike plz biggrin.gif
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if i happen to do it la, see how laugh.gif
KrisMas
post Mar 8 2016, 03:23 PM

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QUOTE(douglas_tong @ Mar 8 2016, 11:41 AM)
washing with pressure washer, yay or nay? Been reading a lot of opinion on this.

Even when I practice weekly wash, dirt can be very generous in Malaysia environment, or at least on my car. Been getting wash marrings even with 2 buckets grit guard system. (rinse bucket has 2 grit guards, solution has 1) Even top up my shampoo to make thicker solution and replace wash mitt every now and then
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Pressure washer works wonders on tyres and wheel wells, but on paint, I don't see much of an advantage unless you do lots of 'off-roading'... biggrin.gif

May I suggest you try using more solution rather than thicker/stronger shampoo mix...soak the panel with some of it before washing and use more soapy water on your wash mitt. And since you've already got the washing part well covered, you might want to look into your drying system/method as well. We all know about 'wash-induced' swirls but don't forget about 'drying-induced' swirls....
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QUOTE(acefreakz @ Mar 8 2016, 11:54 AM)
I have seen car come in nice condition with little swirls and marring. After APC washing a panel, the defects shown up like 'wow wtf', there's some serious masking of defects =P Not sure if this is your case, just sharing hahaha xD
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hahaha, not that case. It was not until i drop by osren last week that Henry shine the lights onto the car that i notice it.
I expected some, but that many. drives me crazy.

QUOTE(KrisMas @ Mar 8 2016, 03:23 PM)
Pressure washer works wonders on tyres and wheel wells, but on paint, I don't see much of an advantage unless you do lots of 'off-roading'... biggrin.gif

May I suggest you try using more solution rather than thicker/stronger shampoo mix...soak the panel with some of it before washing and use more soapy water on your wash mitt. And since you've already got the washing part well covered, you might want to look into your drying system/method as well. We all know about 'wash-induced' swirls but don't forget about 'drying-induced' swirls....
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Yup, 15 litres is my usual. Will look into the drying part. My current practice is to wet the microfiber tower, mist ONR as drying aid (QD mix) , spread and pull. second wipe down with dry microfiber tower to make sure it's 100% dry. Any dirt or spot will spray more onr and wipe.
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QUOTE(KrisMas @ Mar 8 2016, 03:23 PM)
Pressure washer works wonders on tyres and wheel wells, but on paint, I don't see much of an advantage unless you do lots of 'off-roading'... biggrin.gif

May I suggest you try using more solution rather than thicker/stronger shampoo mix...soak the panel with some of it before washing and use more soapy water on your wash mitt. And since you've already got the washing part well covered, you might want to look into your drying system/method as well. We all know about 'wash-induced' swirls but don't forget about 'drying-induced' swirls....
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Congrat on V5....
OMG 'drying-induced' swirls....". What causes it. I use only waffle weave to lightly wipe over the panel as drying aid, will it cause any swirls/scratches?
I've just polish the front panel and use the new pp365, just after 5 or 10 mins after its done, it started to rain. the whole car are wet. So it the pp365 affect gone? rclxub.gif as i readed some where it need some curing time
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QUOTE(douglas_tong @ Mar 8 2016, 05:31 PM)
hahaha, not that case. It was not until i drop by osren last week that Henry shine the lights onto the car that i notice it.
I expected some, but that many. drives me crazy.
Yup, 15 litres is my usual. Will look into the drying part. My current practice is to wet the microfiber tower, mist ONR as drying aid (QD mix) , spread and pull. second wipe down with dry microfiber tower to make sure it's 100% dry. Any dirt or spot will spray more onr and wipe.
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Learn to dry with water...laugh.gif...then there's "almost" no need to wipe.
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post Mar 9 2016, 08:44 AM

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QUOTE(senscents @ Mar 8 2016, 06:47 PM)
OMG 'drying-induced' swirls....". What causes it. I use only waffle weave to lightly wipe over the panel as drying aid, will it cause any swirls/scratches?
I've just polish the front panel and use the new pp365, just after 5 or 10 mins after its done, it started to rain. the whole car are wet. So it the pp365 affect gone?  rclxub.gif  as i readed some where it need some curing time
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Going OCD, plenty of causes for 'drying-induced' swirls. Dirty towel, *seasoned* towel where the fibres are a little bit hardened/stiff, dust/dirt particles settling on the paint after washing and before drying, drying method, etc...etc. Going even more OCD, once anything touches the paint, there would be chances for swirls/scratches. We can only MINIMIZE them by taking all the necessary steps and care. Rule of thumb is WORK CLEAN and PROPER TECHNIQUES. Make sure the towel is good and clean, and wipe as lightly as possible. Some people I know even use an air blower to blow the water off instead of using a towel..... shocking.gif

Most effective technique would be by 'blotting' instead of 'dragging'/'wiping' - you can use any cloth that can absorb water and don't have to resort to getting those 'specialty' drying cloth. But to tell you the truth, I myself seldom use that technique...too slow...hahahaha.
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post Mar 9 2016, 11:13 AM

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Where to get easily grit guards And DA cheap?
DA can get at jln pasar? Wanna learn so bad.
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post Mar 9 2016, 10:47 PM

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You can find cheap DA as per my compilation of price list as per link below, as low as RM 480 for 8mm DA. Took a whole month to compile during my free time biggrin.gif

https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/3334337/+2580
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There isn't any 'cheap' DA at Jln Pasar, maybe rotary buffer / random orbital. DA usually sold by detailer shop or importer.

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