Art on wheels - Hi Def prep and detail of a black car

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For gloss and reflections, it is widely agreed that 90% depends on the surface preparation and10% depends on the wax/sealant. Time and attention to details is never spared in the preparation phase, but I also to experiment on the final 10% of looks given by waxes/sealants. Being obsessed with boutique waxes, I decided to give a bit more and test one of my waxes acquired from the U.K. What is better to test a wax than a black car?




The car was first washed and clayed to removed surface contaminant. It was then stripped off its old but very durable Turtlewax. Surface inspection reveals watermarks and general swirls from washing which will be removed. A few random deep scratches will not be tackled at this point.

Here are some pictures...


The paint was corrected and prepped with Osren Perfect Finish and Autoglym Super Resin Polish. Swirls were removed. This is the front passenger's door.



This is the hood.



Wax was applied and buffed off afterwards. I must say, paste wax is a pain to apply.



But as for Autoglym High Definition Wax, the results are worthwhile...







A close up.



HD means nothing less than high definition.



Thanks for viewing even this humble job...
 

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i think i can spot pimples and picit by looking at the bonnet wei....
 

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wwuuu....shinyyy....:adore:
Wow..
Just wow..
Speechless... who put a mirror on my bonnet?? haha...:hmmmm:
i think i can spot pimples and picit by looking at the bonnet wei....
Thank you for the cheers guys :burnout:...

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the legend has spoken!!
LOL... You mistaken bro.. The legend has this wax too... I'm not him... I got my hands on this after seeing his review on this wax...
 

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How long did it take you to do this?
Total of 6 hours. The surface prep not long. About 3-4 hours. The waxing took 1 and a half to 2 hours believe it or not. I also don't know why. Maybe tired from the surface prep haha..
 

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Total of 6 hours. The surface prep not long. About 3-4 hours. The waxing took 1 and a half to 2 hours believe it or not. I also don't know why. Maybe tired from the surface prep haha..
Could you give me an idea what surface prep consists of? Wash, clay then using a RB with polish?
 

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Eh...

Can count the number of leaves on the branches la.....

Superb job done!
What a finish..reflect like a mirror:adore:
Dear VtecLover,

Veloc did your car recently?

You flew him from Sabah ?:confused:
Veloc,
Like in showroom condition...:top:
Hi bro, no lah... Just my uncontrollable imagination... Hope that my ride deserve this kind of perfection craftsmanship :adore:
Hey thanks guys for kind words... Still learning everyday... I love to experiment with new stuff.

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Could you give me an idea what surface prep consists of? Wash, clay then using a RB with polish?
it depends on what is aimed to be achieve. Wash and clay is for sure. Because I have fully corrected this car before, I didn't do a full correction again. There were just watermarks and minor swirls. So I gave it a light cut and finishing. Almost all swirls were managed to be removed.

So for you question, yes you can use a RB or DA with polish for a light cut, or and RB with compound followed up by polish for a full cut.
 

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Ok.. so anything involving a RB/DA means I'm out of here. LOL! Too much investment to do something I get tired too quickly doing.

Your stamina is incredibly good to be able to do this for so many hours dude. Awesome reflection!
 

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Ok.. so anything involving a RB/DA means I'm out of here. LOL! Too much investment to do something I get tired too quickly doing.

Your stamina is incredibly good to be able to do this for so many hours dude. Awesome reflection!
No bro... Stamina sucks... This is not a full correction. If it were, I would do it really slow. See guys like Josh, Mun, Dark Accoon, and Erik... They do full correction in a day!

Well the surface prep I mention is not exhaustive. Just some suggestion. If you decide that you do not want to use a machine, there are some fast hand applied product available. They are paint cleaners. One example is Autoglym High Definition Cleanser. Recommended to be applied before using their wax. I didn't get that because I don't need it. You can search for other brands too such as Dodo Juice Lime Prime Light.
 

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Very nice, brother. But I remember AG HD wax cost a bomb......
Good things not cheap. Cheap things not good. :biggrin: you of all people would know that!

No bro... Stamina sucks... This is not a full correction. If it were, I would do it really slow. See guys like Josh, Mun, Dark Accoon, and Erik... They do full correction in a day!

Well the surface prep I mention is not exhaustive. Just some suggestion. If you decide that you do not want to use a machine, there are some fast hand applied product available. They are paint cleaners. One example is Autoglym High Definition Cleanser. Recommended to be applied before using their wax. I didn't get that because I don't need it. You can search for other brands too such as Dodo Juice Lime Prime Light.
I've read about Dodo Juice Prime Light and Autoglym products but I've never actually seem them commercially sold. Since you're in a different province, asking you where to buy them would be a bit difficult. These paint cleaners remove swirls?
 

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Somehow I feel like I am witnessing somebody getting poisoned :biggrin:
Lets increase the dosage wakakakaka
Good job Veloc..great finishes and reflections. :adore:
 

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Good things not cheap. Cheap things not good. :biggrin: you of all people would know that!



I've read about Dodo Juice Prime Light and Autoglym products but I've never actually seem them commercially sold. Since you're in a different province, asking you where to buy them would be a bit difficult. These paint cleaners remove swirls?
Yes, but this one really cost a bomb, if not mistaken......:smokin:

Some AG products can get from Jusco, but less nowadays, Surprised that day saw plenty of MG products there. AG nowadays distribute to detailing shops more, I think....

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Somehow I feel like I am witnessing somebody getting poisoned :biggrin:
Lets increase the dosage wakakakaka
Good job Veloc..great finishes and reflections. :adore:
Post some more nice shinny pictures......:biggrin:
 

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veloc is just too humble xD
 

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wow, AG HD wax already so nice. imagine if using Swissvax crystal rock. the result will be mega HD ? :D
 

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wow, AG HD wax already so nice. imagine if using Swissvax crystal rock. the result will be mega HD ? :D
Bro, I've seen the power of Swissvax Mystery in one of the cars I worked on. It is not even Crystal Rock yet. I think it is one or two level below Crystal Rock. The bonnet looks like a pool and you can swim in it. I kid you not.
 

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Woaaaoow bro!

the shine, the depth, the definition, everything is there.

thanks for sharing
 

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definitely no even though i am so keen on it. Unless I do detailing for a living as it would be a great tool or product to improve my services. Or kena TOTO few millions then maybe would try it out :rofl:
Aiyah! that one even though expensive no need kena a few million loh! Few hundred thousand also can already....hahahha:biggrin:

Got other brand also very expensive.....:rolleyes: