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    Tradehub21, Block 18 Boon Lay Way, #04-145

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  1. It was a quiet PH afternoon at Tradehub21. All businesses was closed around us and I had only came back to hand over a car to a customer gets the car for the weekend. Sometimes its nice to be back on Sundays and PH to enjoy the quiet moment in our humble workshop. Without the constant buzzing of the Rotary, DA Machines and Vacuum in my head all day. After removing the car cover, I did a routine check and final touch up on the car while waiting for him. He did mention that he was bringing friends in the whatsapp msg but I didn't read them. Bellowing from afar, As I heard a really unique and loud and low rumbling a car approaching, Something myself and David likes to joke abt when were are around. "有杀气!!!" I was curiously anticipating, and as it pulls up near to our unit, I seriously had a #jizzmypants moment as it was the stunning Koenigsegg Agera S! The one and only 1 in SG! My jaw dropped literally, Like a teenage boy meeting his pin up girl in real life? Like a Man U fan coming face to face with Eric Cantona? Like a Atheist coming face to face to God perhaps... This car probably needs no introduction to most of the car geeks out there. For the benefits of the non car geeks, Once the fastest and most expensive car in our sunny island. Its only recently eclipsed only by yet another Koenigsegg Agera RS. Was asked if I could do a quick detail for the car as owner was in quite a rush as well. Well of course! I was given 1 hr as they went for lunch and coffee downstairs and I got to spend some quiet and personal time with this blue Swedish lady. We got upclose and personal and I was admiring and complimenting her on the craftsmanship, build quality and the use of dry carbon fibre all over the car while I gently caresses her body after I spray my generous thick foam all over her. (sorry for the adult rated description) Tried my best to prevent my saliva from drooling in the interior as I still couldn't close my jaw. Like always, good times fly by so quickly and soon she had to be picked up and drove away. Will be missing her and awaiting our next rendevous together.
  2. David had his Macan S detailed by us not long ago. Having gotten a new BMW 428 for his wife, he made a appointment with us to have the new car detailed, coated and protected with SONAX Nano Paint Protect from the very first day as well. German Technology on German Technology. Again, we will like to extend our gratitude to all our customers and friends for their support over our small and new start up. Its been a amazing 2 years and counting. We endeavor to continue to be of excellent service!
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  4. Hamid was a customer that drop by after locating us on SGCarMart listing, this was about slight more than 3 years ago if my memory serves me correct. He was driving a 7 - 8 years old purple Vios and was just looking to do up a polish and sealant service for his car. Upon completing our service, he pick up his car(satisfied I hope) and he left. He "liked" our facebook page after and from Facebook, I realise that we had some mutual friends. (Power of Social Media!) The next time he visited again, he opted for the same service and this time we had a good chit chat where we talked about those mutual friends and also that we found out that we were from the same school even. There will always be some customers that we can relate better to on a personal level and connect, and Hamid was definitely one of them. We always strive to deliver a professional and personal service all our customers and Hamid has became more like a friend now. Being a Orthopaedic himself, he given me professional advice on a knee problem that had been bugging me for years and not only introduce me to his recommended Orthopaedic Surgeon to perform my knee operation last Nov. He even went on to help me set up the appointment with a shorter waiting time. 7 months after my operation, I have him to thank for now I no longer suffer in pain after a long day of detailing at the workshop anymore. Its relationships like this that we slowly forge with our supportive customers that we really come to treasure. Moving beyond a Service Provider / Client role and basically becoming friends. Hamid has come back with a Honda Vezel that he bought 15 months ago and had sent it for a PPS coating back then. He was coming in again for a Full Recoat again and we had our usual jokes and banter. "We are unable to do your car unless we remove the Liverpool Decal" I am a Man Utd Fan and David is a Arsenal fan. Although I repeat this every visit, it may sound silly but still provides 2 silly men with some laughter. His car was filled with decals and I struggle to find a good space to stick on ours and sadly, it has to be stuck together with the Liverpool decal. However, there is 1 decal that we approve of! "The Best is Yet To Be" Paint Work Corrected and Refined by B’Shine. Interior treated with Deluxe Interior Service. Coated with SONAX Nano Paint Protect & Polymer Netshield. A Unique Dual Layer PPS system from Germany (Stringent TUV Certification) that combines Nano and Polymer Technology. Fuss Free Maintenance, Gloss and Protection for 12 months (warranty) and more! Contact us today for a no obligations chit chat to see what we can do for you! Bryan 9146 5566 David 9879 2202
  5. Ben's Alpina B3 on BEEDS HD Premium Ceramic Treatment. This is the 3rd car Ben has entrusted with us over the years and has also introduce countless colleagues to us. We are extremely grateful for his trust and support over the years. When I got a text from him to expect a car coming in and to reserve a slot but he was not telling me the make and model. I knew I will be expecting something special. Come appointment day, a black BMW 3 Series roll up to our unit with a low rumble and I initially thought it was a BMW M3. In fact its a really rare Alpina B3 Biturbo this time round. I am glad with the support of many of our successful customers, we are often spoiled with rare and special makes of cars for us to molest which makes our work so much more interesting. Alpina is a company base in Buchloe, Germany. They develops and produces high end BMW cars and works closely with BMW with their processes are integrated into BMW's production lines, thus Alpina is even recognized by the German Ministry of Transport as an automobile manufacturer instead of being a regular aftermarket tuning company. Alpina-built cars are branded and registered as Alpina instead of BMW, although an Alpina can be bought and serviced at selected BMW dealerships, and covered under BMW if there is a warranty issue. Their engine are usually assembled by hand in Buchloe before shipping over the BMW manufacturing plant for installation and the cars are shipped back to Alpina for the final finishing touches. Distinctive features of Alpina vehicles are 20 spoke alloy wheels to the expensive interior materials used to fabricate the exclusive interior fixtures to give it the Alpina touch. Compared to BMW M, Alpina emphasis on luxury, higher torque and automatic transmission. Their Supercharged and Turbocharged engines delivers higher torques at lower RPMs eliminating the dreaded turbo lag. The car was left overnight with us and Ben gave us all the time we needed to do our stuff. Paint Work Corrected and Refined by B’Shine. Interior treated with Deluxe Interior Service. Coated with BEEDS HD Premium Ceramic Treatment. A leading PPS Ceramic Treatment that provides good hydrophobic characteristic, Protection and Gloss. Fuss Free Maintenance, Gloss and Protection for 24 months (warranty) and more. Contact us today for a no obligations chit chat to see what we can do for you! Bryan 9146 5566 David 9879 2202
  6. Mr Goh's Porsche 911 Carrera S in Black. In a limited and rare Majula Singapura Edition!!! We are glad we were entrusted with this beauty and got to get up glose and personal with her. The car posed some challenges along the way but we are glad we manage to overcome them as Mr Goh did not rush us in anyway. Paint Work Corrected and Refined by B’Shine Grooming. Interior treated with Deluxe Interior Service. Coated with SONAX Nano Paint Protect & Polymer Netshield. A Unique Dual Layer PPS system from Germany (Stringent TUV Certification) that combines Nano and Polymer Technology. Fuss Free Maintenance, Gloss and Protection for 12 months (warranty) and more! Contact us today for a no obligations chit chat to see what we can do for you! Bryan 9146 5566 David 9879 2202
  7. Kai Lun's Mercedes-Benz C200 Cabriolet on BEEDS HD Premium Ceramic Treatment. Paint Work Corrected and Refined by B’Shine Grooming. Interior treated with Deluxe Interior Service. Coated with BEEDS HD Premium Ceramic Treatment. A leading PPS Ceramic Treatment that provides good hydrophobic characteristic, Protection and Gloss. Fuss Free Maintenance, Gloss and Protection for 24 months (warranty) and more. Contact us today for a no obligations chit chat to see what we can do for you! Bryan 9146 5566 David 9879 2202
  8. Its always nice serving returning customers that been with us for years. Taking the time each time to actually catch up and chit chat about life and such. Lance is a good example of a customer turned friend that been with us since the very beginning. Coming back for the 3rd time to have his car detailed and have the SONAX Nano Paint Protect PPS coating for his Freelander2. He came by with his beautiful daughter to pick up the car and we had a great chat as I myself just had a baby girl too. He shared many great parenting tips with me which I am grateful for. Providing excellent service and also building a long lasting relationship is what we always strive to do and hope we will always be of good service for many more years to come.
  9. Finally, Mazda RX7 FD3S A timeless piece from Japan that have capture many hearts of JDM fans thru out the world. They just don't make cars like this anymore. Made even more popular with the anime Initial D driven by one of the main characters, Keisuke Takahashi, the younger of the Takahashi brothers. It probably have attained a legendary status with a cult following. With its elegant exterior curves and silhouette that captivates the eyes. We are honored to have the chance to work on this one and bring it to its glory again. Needing some loving.
  10. Next up. Mitsubishi Evo VI Tommi Mäkinen Edition. It took Tommi Mäkinen 4 rally championship wins for Mitsubishi to launch a special edition to his name. This extremely rare and pristine unit in the original red and while strips is indeed a collector's item now. We are honored to have the owner's trust to do work on it to restore it to its glory it deserves. We will also like to thank John for popping by to take a few quality photos for it before we let it go.
  11. Hello Everyone! Its been a while since we have updated our thread as we were working hard during the pre CNY period to serve our customers with all our heart. We will like to take this chance again to thank all our customers that have entrusted us with their cars to have it groomed for a great start to the New Year! Also to share some of the more interesting cars that we had the chance to work on since we last updated. As Bryan is a huge JDM fan driving the Honda FD2R himself. He really had a great time working on the few iconics JDM that we recieved. First up! Honda Civic Type R EK9 Amos had been a long customer turned friend that been to us multiple times. His previous FD2R that was respray and detailed by us has been sold off due to a growing family. Having gone a full circle to different cars, he has settle back to this iconic Honda EK as his personal toy car and also another MPV as a family one. The EK was also sanded to the bare metal and resprayed from the ground up. Allowing the paint to cure and ready to receive a full detail and coated with SONAX Nano Paint Protect & Polymer Netshield PPS coating. We arrange for John, a customer turned friend who is a hobbyist Car Photographer to come by for a shoot for this iconic car as well. I am pretty sure its easy to spot which are the ones taken by our Point and Shoot Camera VS John carefully set up shots. Will love to improve on our photography skills in the near future.
  12. We are excited to announce that slots for our Pre-Chinese New Year Grooming are now officially open for everyone. As the year draw to a end, usually Car Grooming/Detailing Centres are getting busier as their regulars and also new customers starts making prior appointments to groom their car for the festive season. Do make a mental note to contact your preferred Grooming/Detailing Centre to make a early appointment to avoid disappointment when the date draws nearer. As a good detailing job is time consuming and laborious to ensure a good job, any reputable and responsible business will not try to take in more cars they can manage. We will be taking cars from the 3rd of Jan to 24th of Jan 2017. Do enquire with us for slots. 25th to 26th of Jan is reserved for Car Spa / Wash and Wax Sessions for our existing customers and members only. No Polishing/Paint Correction Service will be available during these dates so that we will be able to serve more people during this time, ensuring everyone have a Bright, Shiny and Clean Cars to welcome Chinese New Year. Friends and Existing Customers that have already confirm your appointments from our reminders via SMS and Whatsapp prior, We look forward to seeing you! Those that have yet to confirm a date, we urge you to please do asap as the slots are filling up fast. To maintain our service level and workmanship, we will be limiting our Correction and Paint Protection Services to a Maximum of only 2 cars a day. Thus we apologise that slots will be limited. For enquiries and bookings, Do contact us directly 9146 5566 Bryan 9879 2202 David As we will be slow to response via PMs and Emails. If we are unable to take your call, do drop us a SMS or Whatsapp and we promise to get back to you soonest we can! B'Shine Grooming will like to take this chance to wish everyone a joyous festive season ahead! May you be blessed with Good Health, Wealth and Happiness in the last month of 2015 and in the coming 2016! We look forward to be of excellent service to you!
  13. Had a call from a long time friend that we haven't been in touch with for a while. He explained that he is going to loan out his car as a Bridal car for his Brother in Law the coming weekend and wanted to groom his car as it was in a pretty bad shape. He told me that it was a Maserati GT in white and had not been taken care of for a couple of years. My initial thought was, no worries, let me sort it out for you and we made a appointment on thursday as the days before that were full. Arriving on thursday and driving it under our workshops light for inspection. I knew something was clearly not right. There was deep swirls, water etching and oxidation all over the car and even clearcoat/lacquer failure on the horizontal panels which usually suffers the most abuse from the sun and also weather elements. Who would have expected that such a Maserati will be in this condition??? To make matter worse, he can only give me 1 day to complete the car as he car has to go to the bridal studio for flowers tying and running errands the next day. Limited in time and also the limited amount of clearcoat that we have to work on. We had to balance Haste with Finesse working on the already thin clearcoat without causing even more damage to the paintwork. Its not a perfect job in the end but I think we made it slightly better and more presentable for the wedding. *phew*
  14. One of the perks of being a Car detailer to Car nuts like ourselves is that we have the opportunity to come up close and personal with some very special cars that we probably wouldnt have the chance to if we are not in this industry. We have a rather special guest in our humble detailing setup recently. A Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series. Most of us will be familiar with the AMG Branch of Mercedes-Benz that soups up their regular Mercedes-Benz models into some might say, "Road Legal Race Cars". Combining Luxury and Speed into a Man's Dream Machine. The Black Series Line take things a few notch higher and making it even more insnae... but in a good way. If the standard C63 wasnt quick enough for you at 451 HP and 443 lb-ft of Torque. The Black Series's Growling V8 now pushes out 510 HP and 457 lb-ft. 0-100km/hr at 3.9 sec and does the Quarter mile in 12 sec Flat! The front bumper looks more aggressive with Intake Mesh with the front splitter comes to a sharp point at the middle of the nose. Flared fenders widen the car by 2.2 inches up front and 3.3 out back giving it the awesome widebody look. Its also describe as a "Affordable" Black Series compared to the the rest of the others Black Series range, CLK63BS, SLK55BS and SL65BS. However, it actually isnt "Affordable" for majority of us as the price tag can probably buy you some nice cars in the Supercar league already. However, like all Black Series cars, they are produced in limited numbers and the exclusiveness also means that only true purist that appreciates it will ever even think about purchasing it and driving it. We had 3 days to work on the car and it was grew on us and we couldn't bear to let it go eventually. Many of our customers that dropped by during that 3 days was in awe of it and complimenting this "Mercedes C Class" looks nice with a nice body kit. Little did they know it not just how it looks, the difference was in how it drove. Paintwork Corrected and Refined by B'Shine Grooming. Coated with BEEDS HD Premium Ceramic Treatment. Interior is treated with our Deluxe Interior Service. Enjoy the photos. Welcome to the Black Side
  15. Can you tell the DIFFERENCE between Before and After? If Yes, that you can observe the small but jarring difference in the clarity and reflection of it. Sadly, you probably belong to a small group of OCD car lover and be having to spend some more money to have it done with a Detailing Place or DIY it yourself. Sometimes we have customers coming in with newly collected cars for our Paint Protection Services. A common question they might ask is that, "My car is brand new and it does not need any Paint Correction or polishing. Can you just coat on the PPS and give a better price?" All our cars in SG is imported from overseas and they will arrive in SG by Containers Ships. Being out in Sea for months before reaching our shores. Its common practice for the cars to be protected with a plastic film to mitigate Scratches and Corrosive Ocean Breeze etc to damage to the paintwork. Upon reaching our port, its unloaded to the port and ready to clear our customs. depending on the traffic, this could take days or even weeks to be completed leaving the car in the open. Be it a Parallel Importer or a Authorize dealer that you have purchase the car It will go thru a PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection), which includes - Accessories Installation (Reverse Cam, Drive Cam etc) - IU installation. - Interior Refurbishment (Some leather works are done locally) - Tinting ETC and finally also a sticker removal process and a "Polishing Session" before the car is handed over to you. Perhaps due to the high volume that their in house groomers have to rush out. A lot of times the paintwork are not fully detailed to its utmost potential and 2 in one products like Polish and Wax with fillers are used to speed up the works and make it nice and shiny on collection day. As the wax and fillers eventually washed out. The true nature of the paintwork is revealed showing some defects that it might be hiding. Majority of the users will not be able to tell the difference but those that can and also appreciates it, will then turn to Professional Groomer/Detailers to bring it to the next level. Getting back to the question. "My car is brand new and it does not need any Paint Correction or polishing. Can you just coat on the PPS and give a better price?" Yes, we can just coat on the PPS for you, but... Firstly, that means we do not know what we are applying the Coating on. It could be a sealant / wax that is lingering on the paintwork. A coating needs a absolutely clean surface for the coating to bond directly onto and into the porous nature of the clear coat for it to perform to its maximum potential. Thus we are then unable to give you any warranty for the PPS applied compared one that have gone thru our full service. Secondly, Take a look at the first photo, this is the image of a Brand New collected car. Observe the reflection of the lights on the left and compared to the right which we have refined. Can you see the difference in the clarity and gloss of the reflection? If we had just coated directly on top of the paintwork without refining it. You will not get the full potential that your paintwork can be and worst, you wont be able to improve it without first removing the coating which is already install. A waste of your investment in the first place. What we do during our New Car enhancement Service is to ensure that any Paint Defects that can be solve with Paint Correction/Refining techniques are done and also to bring out the full potential of the Paintwork before Cleansing it to ensure the paintwork is ready to receive the coating. Our New Car Enhancement Detail plus PPS coating job takes us 6 - 8 hrs to complete to ensure everything is in place when you collect your car and also the warranty for the said coating. I hope we are able to share some information for you if you are in the market for a Paint Protection System. As much as a trusted Product is important, The Installer and also the Process it goes thru before coating of the product is equally important to consider. Cheers