Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Glow~ Glow~ SierraGlow~

Just the other day, I send my BB Lion for grooming. I've gotten lazy or can say much busier, plus it's really tough and takes a lot of time to maintain the car in Malaysian condition/weather. Anyway, to cut the story short, when it rains and thanks to the bridge construction in Klang, my BB Lion get dirty very fast and pretty bad (or should I say very bad). The tar sticks to my BB Lion and cleaning alone is very troublesome.

How it started:
Previously, I have viewed and *molested* Alan's 308 GT which have received SierraGlow treatment. If I'm not wrong, it's already more than a month after the treatment and the result is still fantastic, especially when you place your hand on the beast, and surprisingly, it's sooo smooth like just wax (totally don't match the character of the car, I mean, a beast with smooth skin? Meh. Just kidding Alan.)

After considering, and the price is also very reasonable or should I say cheap? Because if I were to send my BB Lion for detailing package by Meguiar's, it would cost me around the same price but the wax/sealant won't last long under our Malaysian weather/condition, possibly less than 2-3 months if expose the Lion outside under the hot sun and rain everyday, but SierraGlow claimed to last up to 5 years. So, I thought, why not spend the money on SierraGlow? Even if it doesn't last 5 years, I think it's still worth a try especially after *molesting* Alan's 308 GT and the result is surprising. If it were a normal detailing, I think possibly within weeks or even days, you won't get those smoothness like just after wax anymore. This smoothness is actually important and good because if there's any dirt or the infamous bird droppings, you'll be amazed how easy it is to remove it.

The Price:
As of January 2010: RM600
(10% discount for Autoworld Members)

Some information about SierraGlow:
The usual duration for the whole process would take around 5 to 6 hours, but it also depend on the car condition. I was told there was one car which is in very bad condition and they spend more than 10 hours for the whole process.

The difference of SierraGlow against other products of similar (as told by the boss, Mr Choong):
1. SierraGlow is non-organic.
2. SierraGlow is not Teflon Coating (Plastic); It's more like applying a Glass covering your car, instead of Plastic.
3. No need to send in for maintenance (unlike other which require you to send your car in for maintenance).
4. You can use any car wash shampoo to wash your car (unlike other which require you to buy their "special" shampoo).
5. No warranty certificate (this is not mentioned by Mr Choong tough, hehe; but I'm not sure about other product have these certificate or not). But Mr Choong said, if you have any problem, you can always go back and they can touch up for you (for FREE).

The Condition before Glowing:
Honestly speaking, my BB Lion has a lot of swirl marks and water marks, especially on the roof area, follow by the bonnet. So, they will need to remove this before they can apply the "treatment" to my BB Lion.

One Problem:
After Mr. Choong (the boss) inspected my car in detail, he notice my spoiler's paint is not done properly; Seems there is no clear coat or the clear coat is not done properly, so the paint condition is really bad and some area is cracking up. He said he will try to treat this area as much as possible.

Before It Begins:
Mr. Choong shares his knowledges and explains the disadvantages and problems of waxing and our weather condition which is true and you will understand and experience this if you have DIY these steps and also explains what happens when those dust stick to your car and when it rains.

Next, he also talk about his product and the difference with other similar product in the market.

He also shares about the basic washing process which is not mentioned by other/most detailing clinic, and the importance to clean off those dirt which accumulates on those edges or hard to reach areas.

The Process:
First, they will give the BB Lion a nice bath, SPA. They really clean it in detail, they will clean all those edges or hard to reach areas which usually is very dirty due to years of collection. They give the rims a nice SPA wash, cleaning it in detail, brushing it.

Cleaning the rims in detail.

Next, the paint cleaning process where they use the Clay bar to remove surface contaminants which usually not detectable by the naked eyes. After you wash and dry your car, you can use your hand to feel these contaminants which actually makes your polishing and waxing process difficult. After claying, you can feel the surface is sooo smooth like glass. You might notice the colours and surface are nicer too as you flow water through the surface. Once these surface is clean and smooth, you will notice it's very very easy to apply wax and also very easy to buff off.

The clay process - doing it in detail

Once the surface is clean of contaminants, BB Lion is put under 2 big yellow spot lights (wah, feel like a superstar already) which all the TRUTH will be revealed. The swirl marks, water marks, etc all is revealed clearly and the severity is inspected and treated accordingly through polishing process. Here, you can see they attention to detail they provide for each problem and they will try to remove or treat each part as much as possible.

After the polishing process, my BB Lion is given another SPA treatment (wash).

Next, it's the easiest part and also the main part, applying the treatment product from Japan; which is a type of sealant and they re-brand it locally as SierraGlow.
The sealant is applied and left dried (which only takes a short while).

The problematic spoiler - notice the middle part does not have clear coat
Many thanks to NZ Galaxy?

While awaiting the treatment or sealant application, another boss is doing some inspection.

And finally, he get his hands dirty to clean the lion logo on the rims.

After the treatment...


Well, if you're expecting those deep wet look shine or those deep gloss colour from those wax detailing, sorry to say, you will not see it. It's a sealant after all and it was meant to last long (I hope).

I can't really give any comments at the moment on how good it is until probably a few car wash, exposure to sun and bad weather, etc.
I'll try to do a review follow-up after probably a few months. Hope it can last for at least 2-3 years, hopefully.

For now, all I can say is... Glow~ Glow~ SierraGlow~~~

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Rear Diffuser for Peugeot 206

My colleague has brought back for me another 4 pieces Rear Diffuser.
It's designed for Peugeot 206 (post 2002) and it fits nicely into your rear bumper.

Comes with all the necessary installation kits.

It's RM270 for one.
Special price RM250 for those who have came out to TT before.

Only 4 pieces available.

I can be reached at O16 41O 1983 and


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Another Getting-Married-Convoy! Bigger! Longer Distance! More Fun!

Hey guys... Andy has got his wedding convoy of more than fifteen 206 last month.
Guess what... Another of our member is getting married soon! And it's real soon!

I'm organizing a convoy on behalf of them. The bridegroom is from KL and the bride is from Negeri Sembilan. We will be doing a convoy from KL to "bring" the bridegroom (and her friendssss!!!) from her home.

It's just like what we have did during Andy and Cheryl wedding but it will be longer distance and more fun this time! It will be grand grand 206 convoy from KL to Negeri Sembilan, man!

If you have missed the great convoy we did for Andy and Cheryl, don't miss it this time!

It will be on 7th February 2010.
If you wanna join us, please confirm your attendance with me as soon as possible.
Thanks in advance.

Contact me (Ethan) or (Andrew) at... or O16 41O 1983

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Can Holder for 206

I've a few Can Holders for sale here.
Please come to our upcoming TT if you want to get one.

Genuine Peugeot part. Made in France.
Specially designed for 206. It replaces your standard ashtray a.k.a. "coinbox".
RM75. Brand new. Still in original packaging.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

ECOTINT offers for my206club members.


Fantastic news! Ecotint is having a CNY promotion for My206Club members. Every customer spending above RM1,500 on tinting will be entitled to FREE 3 nights accomodation in Bali or Phuket. Will update terms and condition soon....

Package (Solar film) - Applicable to 206 and 308

1. Solar/Safety Film (Ray Barrier Front + Rear, Hybrid 6 mil side) - 8 Years Warranty
Normal price: RM2,400.00 / My206Club members : RM2,040.00

2. Ray Barrier (Full Car) - 10 Years Warranty!!
Normal price: RM2,000.00 / My206Club members : RM1,700.00

3. IR-02 (Side + Rear) Ray Barrier (Front)

Normal price: RM988 + RM250 / My206Club members : RM1,050.00

4. Indulgence (Silver/Gold/Green) (Front windscreen - STD)
Normal price: RM980.00 / My206Club members: RM830.00

5. Impulse (Blue) (Front windscreen - STD)
Normal price : RM600.00 / My206Club members : RM510.00

6. Seamist 60 (Side + rear), Ray Barrier (Front)

Normal price: RM999.00 / My206Club members: RM900

Note: 5 years warranty for Packages 3-6

For more information about the spec of the film please go here

To members who are interested to get this package at the special price, please email me and I will send you the voucher.


Joint Promo Vibratiles and Vibramat (sound proofing) for your 206!!