Swirls: Extremely Dangerous

 

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Swirls are death to your car paint.  They compromise your paint are are extremely insidious.  Just like torturers know, a thousand cuts will lead to a very painful death…swirls are sharp, light cuts into the car’s clear coat.  Over time more accumulate and they become deeper.   Eventually they reach past the clear coat and into the soft car paint.  This is when total compromise is reached and your car paint will start to bleed.

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Most of the possible defects that can become serious start small.  Once a small defect start, the blemish becomes deeper and wider from contaminants and the elements.  Water goes into the grove and stays…but the water has pollutants and chemicals that continue to do damage.  Again, small cuts can hurt.

So, in the image on your left each mark whether from paint scratch or a stain is a blemish that will become worse unless corrected.

What causes swirls?  (1) The most common cause is a dirty cloth and you wipe your car with it.  Yep!  Pretty basic.  Take your car to a car wash in Malaysia and watch the boys wash it.  Do they use two buckets…one with clean, non soapy water to clean the cloth?  Do they even rinse their cloth as they attack your car.  So, a little piece, a fleck, of grit or dirt is picked up in the cloth (your car is dirty, grimey right?) and then this grit is held by the cloth and the washer continues to swirl and wash the suds into the paint.  He will leave swirls in this process.

Personally I gave up washing my car in any car wash establishment years ago.  All I ever got was a clean car with many complimentary swirls.  So, no such wash places for my car. But, if you have to use these places, expect swirls.  Although you can mitigate them…when you leave your car, speak politely to the manager.  Explain to him that you really hate swirls, and you would be very unhappy to return and see new swirls on your car.  This can help and it certainly won’t hurt.  And, when you return to pick up your shiny car…check.

  1. Another swirl creating event is “polishing.”  When buffers are used by inexperienced polishers, problem mount.  For example, if the polisher is not an orbital polisher, and operated at high speeds you car will have two effects: swirls and aurora.  If the compounds used are harsh, you will have both of these effects as well.  That is why we use 6 different polishing compounds at Sierra Glow.  Harsh compounds or gritty compounds are cheap compounds and should not EVER be used.  However, we see them everywhere at car polishing/waxing shops.  They create swirls.

What is an Aurora?  You might remember this word from your earth science classes.  Take a look.

On a car, we can have this same effect when a buffer is in inexperienced hands.  We call it aurora or hologram.  Take a look.

What a mess.  When the sun shines on this car, you don’t have a shine, you have a mess. And worse, in the process of creating the holograms, the idiot is creating swirls as well. At Sierra Glow we face taking care of the aurora cars far too often.  The owners are angry, and have no clue how this mess was created.  When we inform them that these holograms came from the polishing/waxing job, they are amazed.  And, getting rid of them is not the most difficult tasks for us, but we need to re do the buff in the proper way…gear action, orbital polishers with a non – abrasive compound will clear them up.

Holograms, aurora and swirls are not what you want on your clear coat.  They can be prevented if you have your car washed carefully and with clean cloths.  You can prevent swirls if you don’t wax/polish.  The best solution to all of this is a good car coat, as this protects your clear coat AND your car shines with just a simple wash (with clean microfibre).

The point here is to really remember that swirls are dangerous as they are the slow, but steady nicks in your clear coat that opens the path to danger, extreme danger.

 

Proof, Blue Flame is the Best

At Sierra Glow we love to tinker.  Putting together experiments that show customers why they should use Blue Flame is one of our greatest joys.  Although most customers just take a look at the finished product (a friend’s car), and they are sold on the rewards for choosing Blue Flame.  But, playing with videos is fun for us.

This is an experiment put together by our mischievous team in Johor Bahru.  You will be more than amazed.  It is a short video, enjoy.

This short video explains why we are now coating so many wrapped cars.  Because if you simply apply car coating on top of the wrap, it will not bind with the wrap.  But after Blue Flame, even a wrapped car can hold the car coating….and this will allow water sheeting and reduce water marks.  Water marks are a big problem for all cars but especially wrapped cars…With Blue Flame, water easily runs off …., but the water won’t roll off until the car is properly coated.

Awesomeness at Sierra Glow.

We call it “mirror sharp reflection.”

Although both of these car are clearly “mirror sharp reflection” this is truly the real thing.  Our use of the term “mirror sharp reflection” is an accurate description of the effect that Sierra Glow creates with our car coating technique.  We buff the car paint with special compounds and our unique gear action orbital polishers….until we succeed in reaching our standard (“mirror sharp reflection”).

To achieve the Sierra Glow standards, more than equipment and polishing/buffing compounds are important.  Although you must have great compounds and specific compounds for the job at hand, the tools of our trade has to be put into professional hands.  The job of restoring car paint is highly skilled, and the art of restoring takes years to develop and hone.  Sierra Glow has the most skilled car paint restoration professionals in Malaysia.mirror-light

When we look at our work, and more importantly, when our
customers look at their newly coated car, they see it as perfect.  The standard of “mirror sharp reflection” achieved is 10.  When a car is a 8 or a 9, it is not mirror sharp.

One of the main reasons we highlight our work on our facebook pages is we want our customers to see their cars with the standard “mirror sharp reflection.”

Is it as good as a real, highly polished mirror.  The best answer to this is not Yes or No, but our mirror sharp reflection is different than a real mirror.  The colour of the paint on your car is usually not silver (as in the above cars), but rather black, red, white, green, blue or whatever.  These colours obviously don’t reflect like silver does in a mirror, but our mirror sharp reflection really is sharp.

 

 

 

 

Another Sierra Glow First

An amazing company with amazing results, that is Sierra Glow.  When we started we were the first to introduce inorganic car coating.  That was a first.  We were the first to offer a 5 year warranty …this was a first.  We continually improved our services.  We were the first to use gear action orbital polishers, and we were the first to use 6 different polishing compounds depending on the problem presented.  These were all firsts.  We were the first to offer Blue Flame…and Blue Flame is now going to make another new first for Sierra Glow.

We have just finished using our Blue Flame technology on a chrome silver mirror wrapped Nissan GTR.  Yes, you heard me right, we flamed a wrapped car.  And, the results?  Check it out.

Malaysia: Protect Car Investment

Yeah, you might have an accident and ruin the value of your car.  But, usually we don’t have accidents or have our car stolen.  What we have now, we probably will have 2, 3 or even 5 years from now.  Shouldn’t we protect our investment.  When a car doesn’t shine anymore, the value is gone.  Wax is only a temporary solution.  The best solution is car coating, and the best car coating company is Sierra Glow.  And, we are proven to be good. Our 5 year warranty stands up.  Watch.

Our Trade Secret…Buffing

Those thattrade secret1 in the know, know that Sierraglow’s finishing work is superior.  This is not bloated hyperbole and silly boasting, this comes from just looking at our finished product.  The shine is  deep and rich.  How did we do this?  Our competitors wrongly think that our car coating (now SG5) is just so fantastic.  While SG-5 is fantastic and stunning, our car coating secret doesn’t ONLY come from this.

Sierraglow spends a lot of time on completing a car as a great shine requires massaging the clear coat and car paint to gemassaget it to shine.  In this regards, we have a secret, a trade secret…no actually 6 secrets.  We have different polishing compounds for the various paints and the degree of massage required.  An older car with lots of swirls require a different compounds than a new car with soft paint.  Simple calculations…but we actually have the different compounds required for each specific car paint shine requirement.

Yes, the tools are important.  Soft synthetic lambs wool or quality sponge buffers put on to a dual action buffer.  The gear action polisher is incredibly important as this is the ONLY machine you should use to buff/polish car paint.  The gear action is like a gentle massage of the clear coat, and the gentle circular motion allows for only a thin layer of the clear coat to get the buff.  Hence, great shine.

The polish compound is also incredibly important.  This is our trade secret, but we do let our customers feel the liquid polish so they can understand why we use Compound A or Compound B on their car.  We are transparent about that, but we keep our exact formula away from prying eyes.clear coat 1

Watch the video of our Sifu, Mr. Sato, brings this black car back to life.  Amazing stuff.  An look how fast he complete restores this square on the bonnet…That is why he is not only the inventor of the compounds, a true sifu!

First Up: Blue Flame Treatment

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Sierraglow specialises in car coating.  This is our focus, that is, to protect your car paint from the ravages of superhot tropics of Malaysian weather and harsh environment and to create the car paint conditions that it will shine.  No one does it better.  Now with our exclusively Blue Flame Treatment, we provide even greater protection and a fantastic wet look shine.

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Supercharged Silica flown out in Flame
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Blue Flame Calibrator throws supercharged silica.

Blue Flame is the latest car detailing technology from Japan. Our Blue Flame Calibrator throws out supercharged nano particles of primer silicia.  This heated silicia fills in the porous gaps and micro-crevices to make your paint so smooth that water sheeting is the result once the whole treatment process is over. Also, this supercharged and heated silica puts a thin layer on top of the clear coat so that our car coating permanently binds and adheres to clear coat. This layer of silica also has the advantage of given the car shine the heavily desired “wet look.”  An finally, the Blue Flame Treatment enhances the “water sheeting” effect.

Yes, it is a flame on your delicate car paint, but don’t get the wrong idea.  The nano particles of the silica are being supercharged in the Blue Flame, but the blue flame is not going to burn your car.  If the flame stayed in the same place for 10 or 15 seconds…that is ONE SPOT, you would see a burn.  But, as our Sifu Specialists know to keep the flame head moving so a two to three inch wave of silica is gently laid down on top of the car paint.  Take a look of Blue Flame burning a hand….not an issue as the silica is only supercharged, not the hand (or paint).

Catch a look at short video on water sheeting.

We are located in USJ, Penang and Johor Bahru.  We also have services available in Singapore.  So, we are convenient for most Malaysians.

Our work on your car can’t be rushed, as each car needs to be properly prepared to receive our car coating.  Many shops shortcut this vital step, but not Sierraglow.  On average your car will need about 4 – 5 hours at our shop.  Most of the time spent on your car will be in the preparation of the car paint surface (clear coat), so that it can receive the car coating. We have many methods and polishes to bring out the best in your car paint surface.  You may not know this, but this process of preparing the car paint surface is where Sierraglow excels.  We have 6 different polishing compounds in our arsenal to massage the clear coat.  We often use a mixture of these compounds to even bring out a richer shine.rain drops

We are a unique company as we are the inventor and the manufacturer of the compounds and the car coating.  In fact, we are always improving our products so we can deliver the latest and best service to you.  Our inventor, Mr. Sato, is diligently testing and retesting products to improve shine.  Because we are the inventor and the manufacturer, we can provide you the best products at an incredibly low price as we have now wholesales or distributors.

We are especially proud of our BLue Flame Treatment program.  This is world class and offered exclusively by Sierraglow.  Take advantage of this treatment as it gives your car the best paint protection available anywhere with the terrific deep, wet shine.

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Videos of BLue Flame

Watch these videos and be amazed.  No, it is not so hot, the silica is supercharged.  If you watch carefully you can see the vapors coming out and spraying the cars…laying down a layer of silica……………….

Note that each swipe of the flame is about 4 to 5 inches, so a lot of overlap, no section is missed.  Also, sometimes you see a spark, this is a quick burning off of some surface impurities.  Great action.

Blue Flame Treatment

Sierraglow specialises in glass coating.  This is our focus, that is, to protect your car paint from the ravages of superhot tropics of Malaysian weather and harsh environment and to create the car paint conditions that it will shine.  No one does it better.  Now with our exclusively Blue Flame Treatment, we provide even greater protection and a fantastic wet look shine.

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Supercharged Silica flown out in Flame
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Blue Flame Calibrator throws supercharged silica.

Blue Flame is the latest car detailing technology from Japan. Our Blue Flame Calibrator throws out supercharged nano particles of primer silicia.  This heated silicia fills in the porous gaps and micro-crevices to make your paint so smooth that water sheeting is the result once the whole treatment process is over. Also, this supercharged and heated silica puts a thin layer on top of the clear coat so that our glass coating permanently binds and adheres to clear coat. This layer of silica also has the advantage of given the car shine the heavily desired “wet look.”  An finally, the Blue Flame Treatment enhances the “water sheeting” effect.

Yes, it is a flame on your delicate car paint, but don’t get the wrong idea.  The nano particles of the silica are being supercharged in the Blue Flame, but the blue flame is not going to burn your car.  If the flame stayed in the same place for 10 or 15 seconds…that is ONE SPOT, you would see a burn.  But, as our Sifu Specialists know to keep the flame head moving so a two to three inch wave of silica is gently laid down on top of the car paint.  Take a look of Blue Flame burning a hand….not an issue as the silica is only supercharged, not the hand (or paint).

Catch a look at short video on water sheeting.

We are located in USJ, Penang and Johor Bahru.  We also have services available in Singapore.  So, we are convenient for most Malaysians.

Our work on your car can’t be rushed, as each car needs to be properly prepared to receive our glass coating.  Many shops shortcut this vital step, but not Sierraglow.  On average your car will need about 4 – 5 hours at our shop.  Most of the time spent on your car will be in the preparation of the car paint surface, so that it can receive the glass coating. We have many methods and polishes to bring out the best in your car paint surface.  You may not know this, but this process of preparing the car paint surface is where Sierraglow excels.  We have 6 different polishing compounds in our arsenal.  We often use a mixture of these compounds to even bring out a richer shine.rain drops

We are a unique company as we are the inventor and the manufacturer of the compounds and the glass coating.  In fact, we are always improving our products so we can deliver the latest and best service to you.  Our inventor, Mr. Sato, is diligently testing and retesting products to improve shine.  Because we are the inventor and the manufacturer, we can provide you the best products at an incredibly low price as we have now wholesales or distributors.

We are especially proud of our BLue Flame Treatment program.  This is world class and offered exclusively by Sierraglow.  Take advantage of this treatment as it gives your car the best paint protection available anywhere with the terrific deep, wet shine.

Read more