Sunday, March 7th, 2010 44,157 views
Polarized Paint Protection System (PPS)
WHY PPS sealant can provide the ultimate protection and the showroom shine for your car paint for years to come. Because PPS sealant is not a wax of any kind but a PTFE (Teflon) coating (the same substance that makes non-stick cookwares so slippery and tough that nothing will stick to it and will not crack or melt under extreme temperature) that will fuse and bond to the paint with U.S. patented PPS technology to create a dazzling, wet and deep shine and will stay and remain there to protect the paint against the damaging UV sunray and all other harmful elements for years. PPS sealant will also help to fill up the tiny paint pores, crevices and hairline cracks and smooth out uneven paint surfaces and swirls.
Patented PPS technology is the only permanent protection coating system currently available in the whole world. The PTFE (Teflon) coating is one of the slipperiest substances known to man and it is this slick substance that repels dirt like crazy. The water will always float on the paint surface in the form of beads or water droplets and roll off the surface instead of sheeting off as the treated surface is so slick and gloss that not even water will stick to it.
Before PPS.. You could see the watermarks easily..
They have job sheet for each car and check list… That’s how the PRO perform the task.
After all the hassle and choosing between PPS vs Sierra Glow, finally got my Whitey PPS-ed, wanted to do a coating to my car so that it will protect the paint and it will still shine and easy to wash and maintain, that’s why I choose to PPS at Sunway. The whole process took around 6hrs+ to get it done. Sad thing was after I done the PPS it rain! I have to use water and wipe it again after that. Next time if you want to do PPS, remember to check weather report k!
1st Step: Car Wash to wash away the dirt and stain.
2nd Step: Wrap your car with tape to prevent rubber being PPS-ed.
3rd Step: Start doing the 1st round…
4th Step: Wash your car with warm water…
5th Step: Continue doing it for 2nd round…
Polarizing Lotion Step #1
Paint Protection Coating Step #2
Never Wax Again! Haha…
See my car shinny or not?
The whole process took me about 6hrs plus starting from 10.40am – 5.15pm, all I would say is it worth the money and time. If you wanted to do coating to your car, do consider PPS from Shine n Shield. Just tell them you came to know about this PPS from saimatkong and you will entitled for discount! =)
While the whole process you could op to go for shopping at Sunway Pyramid or Makan or Massage at the customer waiting area, there’s a massage chair!
Check out the owner Raymond 27 years old Ford!
Fill in the form below so that you will be able to enjoy some discount and they will be contacting you.
Address (Click here for the map)
No. 47, Jalan PJS 11/22,
46150 Subang Jaya, Selangor,
(603) – 5635 9933 / 5636 3737 (Tel)
Are you interested to do Car Coil Mat as well? If you are looking for Coil Mat with Side Sewing and Heel Pad, check out this link.
If you wan to DIY you could purchase the sealant from them and follow the steps below.
Before you begin Application of PPS
* Shake the bottles well before use
* PPS is not a wax, therefore use it sparingly, over application of the product will create an oily/milky residue and… if this occurs keep buffing until it appears glossy… this could take some time depending on the amount of over application.
* Do not apply in direct sunlight.
* Do not apply the Step #2 Paint Sealant to non-painted plastic, matte rubber or rubber moldings, remove immediately if this occurs. It is advisable to cover those areas with marking tapes before applying PPS Step #2.
* The curing process will continue for 48 hours and the shine will deepen over this period.
* Avoid washing the surface for 48 hours with any type of soap or detergent or drive into heavy rain immediately after applications.
* 1 PPS kit c/w Step #1 and Step #2
* Clean wash mitt.
* Clean chamois / micro fibre towel
* Orbital buffer / application sponge
* 1 gallon of hot water and a bucket.
1. Carefully inspect the surface for any sign of brake dust, scratches, acid rain etch marks, paint swirls or other damage or imperfections.
2. Repair any damage or imperfections prior to applying the PPS
3. For oxidized or old surfaces make sure to bring the paint up to as good condition as possible before sealing with the PPS.
4. Make sure the vehicle is clean of all excess dirt and other debris before proceeding with the Step #1.
Step #1 Wash Solution
* Thoroughly mix the entire contents of the Step#1 with 1 gallon of warm/hot water.
* Rinse the vehicle with fresh water.
* Wash the entire surface with the wash solution using a clean wash mitt.
* Leave the Step #1 wash solution on the surface for approximately 10 minutes to allow the solution to purge the paint pores and charge the surface (the solution will appear hazy when ready to be removed)
* Rinse the Step #1 from the painted surface until the water runs clear and there is no more soap residue.
* Thoroughly dry the vehicle with a clean chamois / micro fibre towel making sure to dry seams, mirrors and molding where water can be trapped.
Step #2 Paint Sealant
* Put a small amount of product (size of a silver dollar) to an application sponge or 2 – 3 circles of product onto a terry cloth bonnet with an orbital buffer.
* Apply the product to the surface in a circular overlapping motion working on a 2 – 3 foot section at a time until the entire vehicle is covered.
* Make sure to leave the Step #2 on the vehicle at least 15 minutes.
* Going back to where you started applying the Step #2, using a clean soft cloth / micro fibre towel / orbital buffer with a clean terry cloth bonnet start removing the product in the same manner as you applied it. You are done.
Thursday, February 25th, 2010 13,825 views
Yes… Finally managed to do some mod to change the ugly Naza Wheel Cap at my Forte. On the other hand, I haven’t change my Forte Naza Emblem yet but I have already bought and got my K Emblem (King Loong Emblem) to replace the ugly Naza Emblem that come with this lovely Forte. Will be changing the Emblem soon too…
This is the Naza Wheel Cap. Naza need to change from KIA Wheel Cap to this NAZA and change some other things in Malaysia to claim it as CKD unit.
This is the Naked Wheel without the Naza Wheel Cap on my Forte (Notice the center of the rim a bit rust…). It was removed when I collect my car from my dealer. So wait until now after I apply the K wheel cap sticker only will install back the wheel cap.
See the original Naza Weel Cap ugly right? Don’t you think so? Haha…
Here’s simple steps on how to replace your Naza Wheel Cap in a cheaper and economical way. (You do not need to spend hundreds to change the entire wheel cap but just apply sticker on top of the Naza Wheel Cap!) :-
1) Of coz you need to get the stickers lo…
2) Prepare soap…
3) Apply the soap on the wheel cap / sticker then rub it. (Do not apply too much soap as it will be difficult to dry)
4) Apply the sticker on the wheel cap
After you apply the sitkcer on the wheel cap, adjust it nicely to fit it in the middle of the wheel cap and then clean up the soap and let it dry. (Make sure no bubble)
Final process… Fix it to the rim and done!
Do you want to replace your Naza Wheel Cap with this Sticker? There’s few design, either design with K or KIA to match your Forte Emblem.
Stay tune for more updates on Emblem, Tinting (V-Kool, LLumar, Ecotint, Aircool…), Coating to protect car body paint (Sierra Glow or PPS). If you haven’t get book a Forte, act now! =)
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 3,233 views
Another recall exercise by Honda after Toyota Recall.. but it’s luckily that Honda Malaysia is not affected. Hopefully my new car which is another brand will not have all this recall and will not have problem at all! haha.
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 (Bernama) — Honda models, sold in Malaysia since 2001, are not affected by the Honda Motor Co’s recall of defective supplemental restraint system (SRS) airbags in other countries.
This announcement follows the decision by the Honda Motor Co to expand the recall of Honda cars mainly from the United States, Canada and Japan, after reported incidents of airbag failure.
In a statement issued by the company here Wednesday, it said, the total number of vehicles subject to the expanded recall, was 437,763 units worldwide.
The company also said the inflator in the driver’s SRS airbag of vehicles subject to the recall, would be replaced.
Source : BERNAMA
Honda expands airbag inflation recall
DETROIT: Honda Motor Co. is adding more than 378,000 cars to an existing safety recall for air bag inflation problems, the company said Tuesday.
The company will replace the driver’s side air bag inflator on the cars because they can deploy with too much pressure, causing the inflator casing to rupture and injure or kill the driver.
The recall affects certain 2001 and 2002 Accord sedans, Civic compacts, Odyssey minivans, CR-V small sport utility vehicles and some 2002 Acura TL sedans.
Honda said it is aware of 12 incidents linked to the problem.
The company said it is not aware of any problems happening after July 2009.
“However, we have concluded that we cannot be completely certain that the driver’s air bag inflator in the vehicles being added to this recall at this time will perform as designed,” Honda said in a statement.
Honda says owners should take their vehicles to dealerships as soon as they are notified by the company in writing.
Notification will begin during the month of February.
Honda says it has kept the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration informed of the problem.
Last month Honda recalled 646,000 Fit hatchbacks worldwide because of a glitch that could cause water to enter the power window mechanism, causing components to overheat.
The Fit recall affects 2007-2008 models. The Fit is sold in other countries as the Jazz and City.
The recall affects Asia, Latin America, Europe, South Africa and North America. About 140,000 vehicles are affected in the U.S. – AP
Source : TheStar
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 3,416 views
So who say Japanese car is so great after all? Haha… See they are affected too. So it’s nothing wrong with brand or the origin of the country of the car makers!
UMW TOYOTA MOTOR TO CONDUCT SPECIAL SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO PRIUS
More than 60 units Prius owners in Malaysia are involved
SHAH ALAM – Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan has announced on 9 February 2010, they will conduct a recall campaign related to the software program that controls the antilock braking system (ABS) in the Toyota Prius. TMC has undertaken a recall campaign in the interest of ensuring customers’ confidence and peace of mind. The corrective ABS software programming will resolve the problem.
UMW Toyota Motor, the exclusive distributor of Toyota vehicles in Malaysia would like to announce that it would initiate a special service campaign to address the brake issue of Prius.
Mr. Kuah Kock Heng, President of UMW Toyota Motor said, “To date there are over 60 units of the third generation Toyota Prius sold by the company since it was launched in October 2009.”
He also said, “At this moment our technicians are being trained to carry out the necessary corrective measures.”
“UMW Toyota Motor will contact our Prius owners regarding the special service campaign that will be available starting from Friday, 12 February 2010. Owners of the Prius will be given first priority,” he added.
Mr Kuah continued to say, “For customers who have booked their Prius or are interested to purchase a Prius, we would like to assure you that all Prius models will go through the corrective measures before delivery.”
“We would like to apologize to our customers for the inconvenience caused by this predicament,” he concluded.
Customers may also contact UMW Toyota Motor free phone line 1800-8-869682 (1-800-8-TOYOTA) for further information or assistance.
UPDATE : TOYOTA VOLUNTARY SAFETY RECALLS
Our principal, Toyota Motor Corporation has released a media statement dated 1st February 2010, that they have found a remedy for the accelerator pedal recall issue.
Further to that, UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd would like to reiterate that all Toyota and Lexus models sold by UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd are not affected by the recall exercise as announced in a media statement issued on 29 January 2010.
This is because the accelerator pedal components of the affected models used in the US markets are different from the Toyota and Lexus models sold in Malaysia by UMW Toyota Motor.
We would like to advise the public and the Toyota and Lexus customers in Malaysia that there is no cause for concern on this matter.
TOYOTA VOLUNTARY SAFETY RECALLS IN U.S.
On 21 January 2010, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), United States released a media statement of a safety recall campaign involving 2.3 million vehicles affecting eight (8) Toyota models.
TMS also released a follow-up media statement on 26 January 2010, regarding the suspension of sales of their selected models.
UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd would like to emphasise that we have received confirmation from our principal, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan that all Toyota and Lexus models sold by UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd are not affected by this recall exercise. The accelerator pedal components of the affected models used in the US markets are different from the Toyota and Lexus models sold in Malaysia by UMW Toyota Motor.
We would like to advise that there is no cause for concern on this matter.
For more information, please call:
Mr. Justin Kwan
En. Zulkefli Mohamed
External Affairs, Marketing Division
UMW Toyota Motor
Tel: 03 – 5123 6688 Fax: 03 – 51236321
UMW Toyota Motor free-phone : 1800-8-869682
Source : Toyota.com.my