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Shiny And Brand-New Again

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Shiny cars are eye-catching head-turners — have you ever wondered what it takes to get them back to such a sparkly condition?

The secret lies in the art of car detailing.

Car detailing is a comprehensive process that involves cleaning, restoring and protecting all parts of a vehicle, both interior and exterior. It involves a thorough cleaning and restoring of

  • exterior surfaces, such as the paint, chrome and glass
  • interior surfaces, such as the upholstery, carpet and dashboard to their original condition.

When it comes to the exterior shine, it’s not just a quick wash and wax. Rather, it’s a thorough transformation using a chemical polymer solution applied to the exterior of the vehicle that provides a superior protection that lasts longer. The use of high-quality detailing products and protective coatings can help protect the paint and other surfaces from the damaging effects of acid rain, UV rays, dust, oxidation and even bird droppings.

With a tropical climate, Singapore’s abundant rainfall and high humidity throughout the year can adversely affect a car’s body in several ways:

  • Fading: Exposure to sunlight, rain and high humidity can cause the colour of the car’s paint to fade over time.
  • Etching: Rainwater can contain acidic contaminants, such as bird droppings, which can etch the paint and cause permanent damage.
  • Water spots: If rainwater is not dried off quickly, it can leave water spots on the car’s paint. These spots can be difficult to remove and may require professional detailing.

To minimise the effects of rain and humidity on a car’s paint, it’s important to keep the car clean and dry. Regular washing and maintenance can help protect the paint and prevent fading, peeling and etching. Whether you’re a car enthusiast looking to preserve your ride, or a proud owner who wants to show it off, car detailing is key to restoring its gloss and shine.

INNOSHINE COLLECTION
To protect your car, you require a high-quality set of detailing products and qualified professionals who know how to apply them effectively.

The Innoshine Collection provides a full range of car detailing products. Created by Optima Werkz (more on this later), an auto detailing service with 11 years’ (as of 2023) experience, every item in this collection is formulated with the finest ingredients sourced from Japan. Items in this collection include:

  • Innoshine Ultra (1-Layer Ceramic Coating)
  • Innoshine Ultra+ (2-Layer Ceramic Coating)
  • Window Coating
  • Wheel Coating
  • Maintenance Coating

Innoshine Ceramic coating protects your car’s paint from oxidising, fading and dulling. This product, made with low-volatility components, provides your car with:

  • advanced chemical resistance
  • weather and UV-resistance
  • thermal resistance
  • 9H thickness

DETAILING PROCESS

STEP 1 It begins with a deluxe vehicle spa wash to get rid of any particles on the vehicle body, followed by the polishing process to remove water and swirl marks.

STEP 2 A trained professional will then start the coating process using Innoshine Ultra. This coating will protect your vehicle from watermarks, harmful chemicals, and surface friction.

STEP 3 With the coating added, the vehicle will undergo the curing process, which allows the coating to sit and bond onto the vehicle’s body using infrared lights. This process takes around two hours.STEP 4 Another trained professional will conduct a final inspection to ensure that both the exterior and interior of the vehicle meet Optima Werkz’s high standards of car detailing before the owner is notified to collect his vehicle.

ABOUT OPTIMA WERKZ
Incorporated in Singapore in 2012, Optima Werkz Pte Ltd is a one-stop after-market automotive service provider offering comprehensive and integrated automotive-related solutions to customers.

Founded by Mr Jason Ang, who has more than two decades of in-depth experience in the automotive service industry, Optima Werkz Pte Ltd provides a variety of services such as inspection, servicing, maintenance and repair services to a wide range of car makes and models, including luxury passenger cars and ultra-luxury supercars, as well as servicing for hybrid vehicles. Currently Optima Werkz has two workshops — one in 600 Sin Ming Avenue and the other in Serangoon North Avenue 5.

To diversify its offerings, Optima Werkz also has tie-ups and partnerships with other industry and industry-adjacent players, such as a car-sharing operators, insurance providers, and car importers. In December 2020, it was appointed by Tesla Motors Singapore Pte Ltd as its first approved bodyshop to provide accident repairs.

SPECIALLY FOR AA MEMBERS
Quote “AA Advertorial” to receive a FREE HP F920x Dashcam for every purchase of an Innoshine Ultra package (valid till 30 June 2023).

The package includes

  • one-year warranty
  • glass body coating
  • windshield coating (front and rear)

Call 6472 1313 now to book an appointment or visit https://www.aas.com.sg/privileges/2023-optimawerkz/ to find out more.