My buddy KC organized an advanced detailing clinic for a number of detailers from all over the country including East Malaysia.
His post on this clinic can be found on his blog:
These are my pictures from the clinic.
KC explaining the theory of detailing and paint correction to the participants.
Aside from the usual basics, this clinic was targeted at more experienced detailers wanting to learn more about more advanced detailing techniques such as wetsanding, compounding, polishing and also Optimum Opti Coating.
To read more about it, click on the link below:
After washing the car with ONR and demonstrating the benefits of using a specialized washing medium like the new Optimum Opti-Mitt, the surface was clayed and prepared for correction.
Half of the hood was taped off to show the participants a 50/50 on the difference between the original and corrected side.
A relatively deep scratch was identified and a demonstration on how to wetsand the scratch was carried out.
After wetsanding a demonstration was carried out on how easily Optimum Hyper Polish (OHP) combined with the Optimum Double-Sided foam pad was able to remove 1500 grit sanding marks without the need to resort to a compound after wetsanding.
The entire panel was then compounded with Optimum Hyper Compound (OHC) and the Optimum Double-Sided wool pad. One of the benefits of the OHC is the long work time and very minimal dusting compared with most other compounds.
After compounding, the entire panel was followed with OHP.
Swirls and RIDS visible.
Closeup of after:
After correction the Optimum Opti-Coat was applied on the corrected side of the hood.
The proper method of applying Optimum Opti-Coat was demonstrated.
Participants were then able to try out their skills at wetsanding, compounding and polishing.
KC also demonstrated the use of the steamer to safely clean tough stains in the engine bay and also the interior surfaces.
After letting the Optimum Opti-Coat cure for just an hour. The test vehicle was pulled outside for the demonstration on the effectiveness of Optimum Opti-Coat in protecting the paint.
Optimum Power Clean was sprayed on the entire hood. Normal waxes and sealants would be removed after OPC but the Optimum Opti-Coat is not affected at all thereby providing a permanent protective layer on top of the original paint.
The left side protected with the Optimum Opti-Coat is completely unaffected despite being washed with the OPC.
The water beading is completely unaffected on the Optimum Opti-Coated side while the uncoated side has lost all of the water beading indicating that there is not longer any protective layer on top of the paint.
For more information about future detailing clinics do check out detailien.com or click the link below: