Saturday, February 25, 2006

Detailing Events

Just a URL shortcut to the write-ups of recent detailing events...

Meguiar's at Ford Focus Test Drive Day

Suzuki Swift Club Meguiar's Detailing Clinic

Friday, February 24, 2006

Yellow on Vios

Since HID is beyond my budget, and those HID-lookalike halogen bulbs are rather boring, I opt for a pair of PIAA Plasma Ion Yellow H4 (2500K) for my new Vios. Errrr...actually "somebody" poisoned me by showing his pair of Plasma Ion Yellow on his Vios and I'm going to poison him with some other detailing out! =P By the way, next to it on the left side is the old pair of Super Plasma Bulb H4 (5000K)...

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Not Only For Cars

I know it's ridiculous to shine up the toilet bowl lid but I just can't stand the heavy scratches, marring and water spotting on the lid. All these while it had been washed (scratched) with 3M Scotch Pad and Cif Cream Cleanser (lemon flavor) and now it's receiving an upper class detailing using Meguiar's products. Now here is what it received on the left side...

M83/W8006/RB @ 1500RPM
M80/W8006/RB @ 1200RPM

The DOI was quickly restored, leaving deeper scratches which I think it requires M85/wool pad. Will be trying the right side with M83/W7006/RB @ 1500RPM to see the difference between W8006 and W7006. What's next? Carbon fiber toilet bowl lid?

Monday, February 13, 2006

Balanced Life

I know for those of you who takes care of your car like a garage queen often spend alot of time in detailing it nicely. For newbies, it involves lots of readings and practices when they just started to pickup this hobby. They could be addicted too. As for serious enthusiasts, they will also spend lots of time achieving swirl-free finishes using machine. Nobody says detailing is easy. The more you practice, the better you are. However, for those detailing enthusiasts who spend too much time and effort in maintaining their car would have killed up their quality time spent with their family, partners and friends. Most probably they wouldn't even want to drive their car out after finished detailing. Isn't it suffering?

Now, think for awhile and ask yourself what's the purpose of detailing? It's supposed to restore the condition of the car after being used right? Yes, it is. It's the before-after-look which gives you the "wow" feeling. Certainly driving a nicely detailed car around the city would be head turning, but this kind of situation involves too much of sacrifice on a daily driven car. How well your car shines reflects how much time and effort you're willing to put in. If you're seriously lacking of time in detailing, don't worry. All of us would still respect and admire you as a detailer, always with the hidden spirit of detailing...

"It's not about how shiny your car is, it's about how you shine your car"