Published on November 27th, 2020 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Car Paint Coating Scam In Malaysia Continues
In recent months we have seen a number of Malaysian car lovers complaining about the quality of their paint protection system from various providers, not all.
Well, it takes at least 18-24 months to realize you have been ‘played’ by some of these well groomed sales people who promise you mirror-like paint finish, paint sparkle that you can comb your hair with and a shine that will dazzle other road users.
With prices advertised online from as low as RM99.00 to a high RM1,799.00, the game is to get you drive in and then they get working on your inner ego to help you part with your money and allow them to apply some cheap useless product that might actually ‘kill’ your factory clear coat which is providing that shine you require for years of ownership.
Why does it take time for you to realize a bad product application? Well, most of these business owners will provide a 2-5-year warranty depending on how much you have paid. Then when you realize your paint coating is looking dull, colored and smudged, you visit them for a touch-up. This is when you find out ‘how good’ their product really is. Many would have closed their shop after a couple of years and the warranty document is as valuable as toilet paper.
If you still want to use a paint coating system on your car then always look for a paint coating company that has been around for more than 5 to 6 years and check the comments of their customers/users online to confirm if they are doing an honest application.
KOL Gets Played
Just a few days ago, a prominent Chinese language motoring website editor and ‘key opinion leader’ (KOL) complained on Facebook about a paint coating company that had worked on his brand new Honda Civic Type R about 18 months ago and just days ago he had gone in to the company to claim a touch-up on his 5-year warranty and came away with ‘uncoated’ spots as he stated on Facebook (FB).
His posting on FB also brought out other unhappy clients who used the same company to share their dissatisfaction with the paint coating company and it can be clearly seen that this car coating company has been providing sub-standard workmanship and maybe even product for some time now. Is this a staff issue, outlet issue, branch issue or product issue?
Keeping It Clean
There are a lot of ways you can keep your car looking clean and shiny all year round. The most common method is to wash and clean your car daily. This takes time and money, but it also means you are gently scratching you paint top gloss coat finish each and every time you mistakenly allow a cloth with light dirt trapped in it to glide along the surface of your car when drying the car and even when wiping away standing water and dirt.
Then there the infamous corner car wash near your home. Yes, the most common way to wash a car is to visit the corner car wash where they use water that might come from rain gutters and they use wash and wipe cloths that never get washed properly. Finally, there is the automated car wash. The drive thru quick fix car wash. The ‘soft’ brushes that ‘gently’ clean your car are usually old and never replaced and this alone leaves your body ‘tortured’ each and every drive thru.
So, if you still want to use a paint coating system, take a visit online and check the customer response for Shine & Shield at No.47, Jalan PJS 11/22, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Subang Jaya, Selangor. You can call the owner Raymond Tan at 03-5635 9933 to find out more.
We have been using their services for over 10 years now and have had no issues. Also we have recommended many friend and relatives and there has been no complaints even after their 5-year warranty ends. Yes, they offer a solid 5-year warranty on their work.