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Posted 16 May 2010 - 07:03 PM

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I am sure most of us have gone through the same thing before, when you get a *new car (new or used car, but you just bought it)

1st week, everyday wash the car, inspect for any flaws in the paint work, after that drops to 3 times a week, 2 times a week, once a week, etc.. ha ha

My question is, can you accept scratches, dings from people opening the door, stone chips from driving etc on your new car? Knowing that if you go and respray/touch up etc, shortly sure kenna again

at what point do you give up and just live with the flaws in the paintwork?

for me personally I cannot stand flaws like that in the 1st 2-3 months of owning a new car, after that become more accepting, and by the time reach 1 yr plus, don't really care too much anymore as long as not too jialat

what about you guys? are you still as fussy about your new car paintwork as time goes by? what was the timeframe/turning point?

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 07:14 PM

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the 1st few mths mayb will heart pain abit..but wont let it affect me too much..after a few mths to a yr..no feeling liao..haha..part and parcel of driving..

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 07:22 PM

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the more u care about it the more heart pain u will when ir happen.
just relaz and enjoy ur ride.

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 07:51 PM

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Owned cars for the past 10 years. 1st car every month wax one time and wash twice a week. Curb rashes and dings send straight for reparirs and touch ups... Now this car 1st month had an idiotic colleague open his door kena my driver side door also not much feeling liao... Juz every week wash once and not too serious a paint defect live with it.. Part and parcel of car ownership.
Oh.. but one thing I'm still very particular is never park beside two type of vehicles. One is cars that obviously dun belong to owner per se, i.e., lorrys, vans, taxis etc. The second type is those park head in one... Cuz for the latter when they reverse out in our small lots have too much on their hands to be vigilant about not scraping the car beside if they turn too early (kena car on left) or too late (kena car on right).

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 08:02 PM

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The car is my life. laugh.gif will sent for grooming every other month. any scratchs not removed by grooming will be respray!

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 08:29 PM

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First week, i already got small ding.

Then some marks here and there.

Now, I don't really care as long as there's no accidents to it.

But I did have 1 small accident where I kissed somebody from the back. I paid for his repair, didn't do mine at all (bumper at the left abit out, bonnet at the left abit bent down). Keke...

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 08:34 PM

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I think it's just depend on the owner. I won't wash my car nowadays (had it for 3 years now) once a week. More like wash when the car gets too dirty. But with the rainy weather nowadays, will just wait for the rain to come and "wash" away the dirt.

hahaha

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 09:10 PM

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I got a huge scratch on my spoiler when my car was one month old. Some truck drove past and a bag of rubbish fell off and landed on the spoiler. The culprit drove off without stopping and I was too shocked to react. Really heart pain. Thought about it long and hard for weeks before I got it resprayed.
I think the change in mindset came when the car was about 2 years old. No longer look for "safe" parking lots. However, I would still paint over scratches with touch up paint.
Now car is 6 years old, I don't even bother with the touch up paint.
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Posted 16 May 2010 - 09:14 PM

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The car is my life. laugh.gif will sent for grooming every other month. any scratchs not removed by grooming will be respray!


Wow...You really pamper your car.... thumbsup.gif
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Posted 16 May 2010 - 09:19 PM

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I am sure most of us have gone through the same thing before, when you get a *new car (new or used car, but you just bought it)

1st week, everyday wash the car, inspect for any flaws in the paint work, after that drops to 3 times a week, 2 times a week, once a week, etc.. ha ha

My question is, can you accept scratches, dings from people opening the door, stone chips from driving etc on your new car? Knowing that if you go and respray/touch up etc, shortly sure kenna again

at what point do you give up and just live with the flaws in the paintwork?

for me personally I cannot stand flaws like that in the 1st 2-3 months of owning a new car, after that become more accepting, and by the time reach 1 yr plus, don't really care too much anymore as long as not too jialat

what about you guys? are you still as fussy about your new car paintwork as time goes by? what was the timeframe/turning point?


First few weeks after collecting the new car or after fresh respray or coating of new paintwork, usually the car owner will feel heartpain with stone chips, scratches and dents etc.

After some time, the car owner will get used to it.

If you are particularly concerned about the paintwork and overall outlook of the car, then you might wish to consider sending it to grooming service and/or dent removal session on a regular basis. Then every 5 years, go for a respraying of paintwork of the whole car.

Other thing to note is to choose the parking lot and consider how the neighbouring cars to your left and right are parked. If they are too near to you, there is a high probability of receiving some dents/scratches on your doors.
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Posted 16 May 2010 - 09:55 PM

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my windscreen, bonnet, headlight, front bumper, fog light, front grill and wing mirrors full of stone chips (big and small) after first month owning it. all due to trips to the north. never think of repair it as more trips to come. ha.....

my agent is going to respray my front and rear bumper due to dis-coloration which is still under warranty.

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 10:16 PM

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aiya your solution so simple ! actually you already gave yourself the answer. Just mentally tune your mind to D+1year where D is the date of purchase of your car biggrin.gif

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 10:22 PM

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I think your counting should be from 1st car...2nd car....3rd car....4th car....and onward.....the more car you own...they less heart pain you will feel....i used to be a owner that cannot tahan a little imperfection of my car...a little paint imperfection, I will get it respray......but now, this is my 7th cars ownership. Last week, I had just scratched my bumper against the kerb of the MSCP.....I was like...''ok...i will take some wax to wax of the wall paint''......surprisingly, I don't feel so heart pain liao.....just my feeling...not trying to boost how many cars I owned....

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 10:37 PM

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what about you guys? are you still as fussy about your new car paintwork as time goes by? what was the timeframe/turning point?


Yeah i can relate to your thread. Its the worst when its your 1st car. It does not matter if its a jap car....1st car is special...like your 1st love and i treated it like it was a Lambo or Ferrari. But thankfully it wears off by the time you hit your 3rd or 4th car.

Dont get me wrong, i still love my latest new ride but i also learn from past mistakes. For example if i was driving a coupe i try to avoid public car parks with lots of lorries. Dont ever park near one. also i try to park next to a wall....try to avoid parking between 2 cars if possible.

And i also look at the places where my car will spend the most time in....in this case my home and my office...if these are decent sheltered lots with security cameras....i sleep a little better.

But of cause all of the above are no guarantees and the inevitable will happen. so when it does, unless the dent or scratch is very bad i try to "accumulate the dents" then i send it to Ubi for dent or dink removal. They charge $40 for the 1st dent and $10 every subsequent dent removed.

Also i learnt to go easy on the washing and waxing. Too much of it is actually bad for the paint job. My friend owned a M3 jet black and after 2 years i asked him how often he washes and waxes. He told me he washese himself once a week WITH PLAIN WATER. and he sends for polishing only oce a year. If your car is saphire sparkling black DONT EVER SEND TO PUBLIC CAR WASH, there will be scratches.

I was very surprised because after 2.5 years his car looked brand new.....he told me 3 basic rules to maintain car shine;
a) Avoid the sun and rain.
b) Avoid parking under a tree...bird s--t and tree sap.
c) Wash with plenty of plain water.....gently wash with a soft WHITE cloth in circular motion. Keep changing water till u see water and WHITE cloth are clean.

Do not use carshampoos and do not polish or wax.....these chemical products cannot distinguish between oil stains and paint work and they work by stripping the car of its outer coat.

You will save a fortune if you wash yourself without the shampoo and polishes....infact after 4 years....you may have accumulated enough savings to give your car qa completely new paint job....:)






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Posted 17 May 2010 - 12:37 AM

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what about you guys? are you still as fussy about your new car paintwork as time goes by? what was the timeframe/turning point?


Yeah i can relate to your thread. Its the worst when its your 1st car. It does not matter if its a jap car....1st car is special...like your 1st love and i treated it like it was a Lambo or Ferrari. But thankfully it wears off by the time you hit your 3rd or 4th car.

Dont get me wrong, i still love my latest new ride but i also learn from past mistakes. For example if i was driving a coupe i try to avoid public car parks with lots of lorries. Dont ever park near one. also i try to park next to a wall....try to avoid parking between 2 cars if possible.

And i also look at the places where my car will spend the most time in....in this case my home and my office...if these are decent sheltered lots with security cameras....i sleep a little better.

But of cause all of the above are no guarantees and the inevitable will happen. so when it does, unless the dent or scratch is very bad i try to "accumulate the dents" then i send it to Ubi for dent or dink removal. They charge $40 for the 1st dent and $10 every subsequent dent removed.

Also i learnt to go easy on the washing and waxing. Too much of it is actually bad for the paint job. My friend owned a M3 jet black and after 2 years i asked him how often he washes and waxes. He told me he washese himself once a week WITH PLAIN WATER. and he sends for polishing only oce a year. If your car is saphire sparkling black DONT EVER SEND TO PUBLIC CAR WASH, there will be scratches.

I was very surprised because after 2.5 years his car looked brand new.....he told me 3 basic rules to maintain car shine;
a) Avoid the sun and rain.
b) Avoid parking under a tree...bird s--t and tree sap.
c) Wash with plenty of plain water.....gently wash with a soft WHITE cloth in circular motion. Keep changing water till u see water and WHITE cloth are clean.

Do not use carshampoos and do not polish or wax.....these chemical products cannot distinguish between oil stains and paint work and they work by stripping the car of its outer coat.

You will save a fortune if you wash yourself without the shampoo and polishes....infact after 4 years....you may have accumulated enough savings to give your car qa completely new paint job....:)

Lol...... avoid sun and rain? So your friend never drives in the day or when its raining?

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 09:41 AM

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Used to give my princess "spa" treatments, very diligent with car washing it was like twice a week.

Then cut down to once a week . . . . once a fortnight . . . . . monthly . . . . now after 3 years, give up liao. Send go car wash every month.

No stamina really sad.gif

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 10:05 AM

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For the past 3 years, Iíve been faithfully washing my car on my own on weekends, weekly..
Donít trust petrol kiosks wash..
Gave up on dings ready.. got a couple and honestly it is really unavoidable.. Unless I can park infront of hotels like lambo or those fancy cars.. hahahhaha..


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Posted 17 May 2010 - 11:25 AM

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by the way the best not get a scratch is to wrap your car and dont drive at all biggrin.gif * kidding*
its a norm thing to have dent and straches if u are washing ( friction ) or driving ( stones and etc )..
just apply some good wax can cover it so u will save on spraying

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 11:51 AM

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i wash my truck 1 time a week for the past few years. starting new vehicle sure will heartpain about the dent cause by other strongarms opening the door. but used to it. when my truck jus came out 2nd day i went to offroad and got lots of deep scratches caused by the tree branch and paint chip by flying pebbles. LOL! but to keep it presentable i send it for a cheap wax and polish at $50 every half a year! cool.gif

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 11:54 AM

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same here bro!

i come to a point, i started using off the sheft spray paints to spray paint my truck pirate.gif sunny.gif


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