TOC and Sierra Glow: Yes!

The Automotive College, TOC teaches young people how to maintain and service cars.  TOC has in 12 years earned 67 “excellence” awards, educated over 3 thousand students and have partnered with 11 universities.  Sierra Glow has partnered with them and are helping them design new courses on car paint protection.

TOC recognizes our leadership and technical expertise in car paint protection.  We are happy to work with this college and enjoy immensely working with their students. Learn more about TOC by visiting their website.

Several months ago with put up an “educational wall” at TOC. Take a look:

Visitors to our workshop centres in Penang, USJ or Johor Bahru will see similar educational walls as we like to really inform our customers on our unique processes, chemicals and standards.  As our chemicals (shampoo, polishing compounds, car coating and Blue Flame Technology) are from Japan….we want to explain how we actually do the work.  We want also to show the amazing tools (gear action orbital polishers, Blue Flame Calibrator) we use.  Come and Take a look.

 

Car Coating Maintenance: Microfiber

After car coating, you will need to wash off the dust and grime to make it shine, SHINE. Want your car clean?  First, get into microfiber.  Throw away the old t-shirt cleaning rag.  Throw away your sponge.  Throw away the cotton towel.  These are not to be used in the 21st century.  Use them, and you are telling the world  you are “too cheap” or you are “too clueless.”  Sorry to say it so “in your face.”  But throw these old fashioned cleaning cloths
away, and go microfiber. Go Modern: Microfiber.microfiber1

Microfiber products are absolutely essential to high quality detailing for both the interior and exterior of any vehicle. Microfiber towels, applicators, wash mitts and pads are used in virtually every area of detailing. You should use microfiber pold 2roducts to clean the paint, leather, wheels, glass, interior and so much more. The uses are literally endless so you can never have enough top quality microfiber products. If the shop that washes your car
using the sponge or the old rag, stop going to them.  They are only causing damage.

Investing in quality microfiber and caring for them will greatly increase your results while saving you time and money in the long run. The life of your microfiber products will vary based on the quality of the towel and how well you care for them.old 3 Not all microfiber towels are created equal so low quality towels may feel nice at first but they often break down rapidly with just a few washes.

cloths-Microfiber is made up of a unique blend of materials with an innovative weave and fiber designs made of ultra fine synthetic yarn. The synthetic yarn is usually comprised of 70% – 80% polyester with 20% – 30% polyamide depending on the specific towel. Each strand is approximately 0.2 denier, which is equivalent to 1/20th of a strand of silk or 1/100th of a human hair. The cross section of a microfiber strand resembles an asterisk (*), which allows them to collect and trap particles whereas traditional towels push particles around or temporarily collect them. On dry surfaces the microfiber towels use electrostatic energy to easily lift and collect large amounts of dust, dirt and other particles in to the micro-wedges of each fiber.

Microfiber Care

All microfiber is not the same. We recommend you maintain 3 groups of towels, storing them in separate containers. The first  is the  new towels that you use on the most sensitive surfaces such as the exterior paint, gauges, navigation screens. The second group are towels still in great condition but may be a bit worn, which we use for interior cleanings, glass care, leather treatments, etc. All other towels in the third group may have visible stains and be noticeably worn down. Use these towels for your dirty jobs like cleaning the exhaust tips, engine bay detailing, door jambs, etc.

When you receive your towels you should wash them just to ensure they are clean and free from any contaminants they may have come in contact with while in transit. Before washing any microfiber make sure you have removed any stickers or labels that come on some new microfiber towels. Never wash microfiber towels with any other fabrics as the microfiber towels will collect the lint, which can greatly reduce the effectiveness of any microfiber product. Microfiber is virtually free of lint so you can wash them with other microfiber products only. Do not use any detergent with fabric softener or bleach in it. Using fabric softener will deposit a coating on the microfiber strands that clogs the pores, which reduces absorbency, cleaning ability and can lead to streaking.. If you are looking for additional cleaning power you can add one teaspoon per towel of distilled white vinegar.

When you are done washing the towels you can air dry them to be extra cautious, however many detailers need the help of a dryer due to time constraints which is old 5fine. Do not use any dryer sheets and make sure you have cleaned the lint filter and removed any other lint particles. Again the microfiber towels will collect lint from other fabrics so do not dry it with other fabrics.  Excessive  heat can harm the long term health of the towel.

Summary (Dos and Don’ts)

  • Always remove any tags on microfiber products to minimize the risk of marring the paint
  • Always wash new microfiber towels prior to using them for the first time
  • Never use fabric softener when washing or drying your towels
  • Group your towels together, such as paint safe towels, wheel and tire towels, interior towels, etc.
  • Adding distilled white vinegar to your rinse cycle can help further clean your microfiber
  • If your towels lose their absorbency, try boiling them to dissolve product and reopen the pores
  • Always wash your microfiber with microfiber, avoid mixing them with other fabrics

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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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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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.

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Protect your Investment

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Car Paint Enemies

This article will help you with three main car paint problems: water marks, sap and minor scratches.  All
three of these are big problems for car paint thru damage to the clear coat.  If you park your car outside during the day under the hot sun, water marks and sap become enemies to be on the look out for.  One can’t leave rain water on top of your car under the sun…or water marks will be the result.  If you park under trees, sap can drop down or bird poop can ploop on your car…these can cause more damage than water.  And, scratches from fingers, car doors or other acts of carelessness, scratches can occur. All this occurs to the clear coat first…then if it becomes deeper will damage the car paint. Washing your car with a dirty cloth (please, two bucket washing only) or washing at your local car wash becomes the primary source of car paint scratches and swirls.  Here, you will find out howwater marks 2 to deal with each problem.  I have referenced key articles that you can click on for even greater knowledge on how to deal with each of these problems.  Enjoy and learn.

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Find Your Car and Watch

Click on your car and watch it get the Blue Flame Treatment

Toyota Hybrid              Subaru XV                   Nissan

KIA       Peugeot            Audi           Mazda       Honda

BMW       Proton            Mercedes Benz           Hyundai

Subaru Impreza          Ford Ranger Panther    Mercedes CLS

Lamborghini                 Axia         Lexus          MYVI

Volvo                            Nissan X-Trail             Ferrari

Mazda CX-5                 Audi Q5                        Range Rover