Monday, November 30, 2015

BMW E46 M3 Optimum OptiCoat PRO+ @ the detailien HIVE

BMW E46 M3 to my mind, the ultimate M3!

The stance and the bulging wheel arches barely containing the tires.... M-Perfection.

The owner of this M3 just purchased the car a few months before and wanted to protect it with the best coating from Optimum, OptiCoat PRO+.

Normally, Optimum does not recommend layering coatings as the coatings are actually NOT designed to stick on top of itself. However, Optimum specially designed the OptiCoat PRO+ to be applied within 30 minutes of OptiCoat PRO for added gloss and protection againsts watermarks.

I'll let the results speak for itself.

Black is usually the best and worst color to have as it will show all surface imperfections but if done properly and properly cared for, gives the best results.

As with all detailien details, it starts with a wash and pre-inspection.

The owners are always consulted and any areas of concern pointed out.

All issues are identified.

Including scratches.

Some watermark issues on the M3 vents.

Lovely BBS rims.

The engine bay is also scrutinized.

General dirt and dust.

Watermarks on the sunroof.

Evidence of previous polishing jobs not properly taped off.

Interior looks great in red.

After washing the body is taped up and ready to go.

A thorough inspection under proper lighting is required to assess the condition of the paint.

Swirls and some deep scratches were found all over the car.

Such scratches do require additional time and effort to remove but we at detailien pride ourselves with doing our best and as much as safely possible will remove as many paint defects as possible.

The bootlid was also in pretty bad condition. The owner had the original M3 boot replaced with a CSL bootlid with the characteristic kicked up integrated lip.

Some issues with bird droppings on the wheel arch.


The entire car is checked and corrected before decontamination and preparation for coating.

The engine bay and interior is detailed and protected with Optimum Protectant Plus.

Gloss restored to the GruppeM carbon fiber air intake.

The most important step is the paint correction to achieve the desired result before the coating is applied to protect the paint.

Some awesome gloss and reflections before coating.

Application of the OptiCoat PRO+.

The after shots.... deep, glossy and dripping wet.

It certainly was a pleasure to work on this E46 M3. Restoring a great ride to the standard which it deserves.

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Rajinikanth's Limo detailed @ the detailien HIVE

The very same limo that has been ferrying Rajinikanth around during his visit to Malaysia was detailed at the detailien HIVE.

Rajinikanth's limo not hijacked, we paid RM2,500 for it, servicing company clarifies

Rajinikanth's limo not hijacked, we paid RM2,500 for it, servicing company clarifies
The car rental company lodged a police report over the matter at the Brickfields on Tuesday.
KUALA LUMPUR: The production servicing company for Indian superstar Rajinikanth’s Kabali movie said the limousine car used to charter the star was not “hijacked”.

Malik Streams Sdn Bhd managing director Abdul Malik Dasthigeer told The Malay Mail that the car was rented for RM2,500.

“How can we hijack the limousine when we had the police escorting us to Malacca?” he was quoted by the daily.

Abdul Malik also said they had informed the driver earlier of the location change for security reasons.

He said the company had also wanted to use a sticker on the limousine, promoting Rajinikanth’s new movie, Kabali but the rental car had told them that if the sticker spoiled the car paint, they would have to bear the cost.

“So, we decided against putting any sticker on the vehicle,” he told the daily.

Fans of the star had on social media commented on the Hello Kitty sticker on the limousine, declaring it was not appropriate for the star who has a cult-like following in the country.


It was reported in The Star yesterday that the limousine was hired for the actor from 4pm to 6pm but Rajinikanth had only arrived at 6pm at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

The driver of the limousine was then told to drive the star to Melaka, instead of Kuala Lumpur as earlier agreed.

The star's local representative had also confiscated the driver’s handphone, the report said.

READ: #kabaliinmalaysia welcomes Indian superstar Rajinikanth
The car rental company had lodged a police report over the matter at the Brickfields police station on Tuesday.

Following the report in the English daily, Abdul Malik had lodged a police report at the Dang Wang police station.

Kabali, directed by Pa.Ranjith, is Rajinikanth's 159th movie and is also scheduled to be shot in Bangkok and Hong Kong.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Mazda CX-5 alien Coated @ the detailien HIVE with Optimum OptiCoat PRO

Soul Red Metallic- Mazda's lovely red which adorns their new lineup of cars. The latest designs from Mazda certainly look good with this red being my favorite of their new color schemes.

The owner of this brand-new CX-5 wanted to protect their new ride and it was alien Coated @ the detailien HIVE.

All alien Coatings come with an interior and engine detail.

The results after a full days work correcting and protecting the paint with OptiCoat PRO.

Enjoy the deep gloss.

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