Friday, May 30, 2008

Meguiar's Users


Sunday, May 25, 2008

VAGMY Detailing Clinic

This round of clinic was held at the new Meguiar's Showcar Detail Center located along Jalan Templer in Petaling Jaya. This center conforms to Meguiar's USA's standard and opearating procedure. Go check it out if you are interested in having your ride being detailed professionally. Click HERE to view the complete album.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Where is Zey?

Hey people, I might seem to have disappeared lately. Don't worry, I'm still here. :) Been very busy with my job and also studies. There's one upcoming exam this week and I had been spending all my personal time to study. No photography, no detailing, just studies. One thing I can't deny is that, to be able to achieve and master in something, being consistent is very important. If you want your car to shine in long term, consistent washing is required; If you want to get good grades in your studies, consistent revision is required; If you want to snap good photos, consistent practice is required. If you think that spending just a little bit of time daily on something is not going to help, you might be wrong. Over the long term, it's going to give you the desired effect. Alright, I'm not being consistent with detailing and photography at the moment, but will be back after my certifications. Enjoy the dry days for the time being before rainy season strikes back.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Glass Cleaner Concentrate

50mm, F/3.5, 1/200s, ISO160

There're just a few drops of NXT Glass Cleaner left in the bottle. If I'm not wrong, I got it during the KLIMS 2006, it lasted me almost 2 years. Today I dropped by Meguiar's to pick up a bottle of Meguiar's Glass Cleaner Concentrate (1 gallon) and its 32oz spray bottle and chemical resistant sprayer. This product belongs to the Detailer Brand and it's meant for the production line. Similar to Safe D-Greaser, it's dilutable in the ratio of 10:1. From this bottle of liquid, I can dilute it into 11 gallons of glass cleaner! Let's calculate the cost of every mL as compared to NXT Glass Cleaner...

Glass Cleaner Concentrate's Price: RM115.50
Diluted Volume: 11 gallons = 41.627L
Price per 100mL: RM0.28

NXT Glass Cleaner's Price: RM38
Volume: 24oz = 0.7096L
Price per 100mL: RM5.36

This simple calculation shows that the NXT Glass Cleaner is more than 19 times more expensive than Glass Cleaner Concentrate. It's suitable for people like me who wipes down the glass daily, or even a few times a day.

50mm, F/2.8, 1/160s, ISO100
Canon EOS5D, EF50mm F/1.8 II

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