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July 15, 2011
SHOW ME YOUR WORK by KC
For U create my inmost being & U knitted me in my mothers womb I am fearfully & wonderfully make
show me your work - a tribute to Aron Ralston
What does it takes for you to be called a man?
Male by birth, man by choice
When the Almighty creates man, He make him to be adventure, ambitious, dare to take chances or risk, one who protect his family & provides......they get easily attracted with visual & Audio.....Fast cars & highway way
and how entrepreneur taking advantages of it by creating so called the adventure branding of "Camel Trophy" ...Malboro man in 70's -80's....
recently I watch the movie 127 Hours ( a biography film) As gut-wrenching as it is inspirational,
Cerita berdasarkan kisah benar tentang seorang pendaki gunung yang bernama Aron Ralston potong tangan
through a narrow passage where boulders are suspended, wedged between the walls of rock. As he descends, one boulder is jarred loose, falling after Ralston to the bottom of the canyon and pinning his arm against the canyon wall, trapping him. He initially yells for help, but nobody is within earshot. As he resigns himself to the fact that he is on his own, he begins recording a video diary on his camera and using his pocket multi-tool to attempt to chip away at the boulder. He also begins rationing his water and food. As he realizes his efforts to chip away at the boulder are futile, he begins to attempt to cut into his arm, but finds his knife too dull to break his skin. He then stabs his arm, but realizes he will not be able to cut through the bone. He finds himself out of water and is forced to drink his own urine gathers the will to apply enough force to his forearm to break it and severs his arm with the dull knife, fashioning a crude tourniquet out of the insulation for his CamelBak tube and using a carabiner to tighten it.
My tribute - My hero ' who got to do what he got to do" & he did it'
back in January, the last sat before Chinese new year (where it is a customary practice for the chinese - to do a spring cleaning) My buddy has been pestering me to help restores his wife new present (a 2nd hand Nissan March Impul) so much so he believe " i can do wonders" he still think i am a superman....
read on on arrival as early at 7 am
not to bad looking closer
scuff & scratches found visible
not too bad, but if you should observe carefully, there is a long scratched line found
it takes brick to build houses
For it is always seems to carry ladies passenger
slightly more from the top as well
more contemporary decorative scuff found at the side doors
more lines (looks like scuff from children bicycle brake handle )
danger of (paint etching - birds poo)
not too bad
some foreign residue, sticks on the side body, near petrol cap area - had to be powered clean off later
residues from the past detailing
some water spots visibility...looks like very much thrashed by road side car wash
dull & stains dashes
this triggles him, everytime he sees.....as the previous ladies owner (handles this car carelessly)
moving on in to the interior
more stains on this light coloured interior, as she uses this to transport the children
more stains on the leather
but with the help of power clean - ta da
a neglected, unconditioned leather
looks like a public vehicle more than a private car usage
more algae stains found on the wheels
after a good wash, power clean 1:3 part water
front left side passenger door wow...mirror shining paint - is there a need to be detail???????
remember "what you cant see you cant detail - Matt Davis (Megs Asia Trainer)"
now look at the back passenger door
front 1/4 damages pic
more scuff appears
scratches are more prominent under halogen light
now - it this a job done by Wolverine???
I can hear the paint screaming out in paint
abstract arts done by Contemporary artist AKA neglected owners
more paint chips
scuff & scratches done by children bicycle
what a beautiful picture - realieve
but TA DA
more scratches found by this artificial sun light (halogen is one of the most affordable & yet mimic the best sun light)
is this from off road...tree trunks....
2 contributors - mainly the owner & road side car wash
look at the finger nails scuff
scuff like scratches inflicted by careless passenger - chances of banging on to a beam or pillar during opening
another relieve side who does like deep glossy, depth, reflective paint
really the truth
the seller, actually sent the car to get a quick fixed & touch up (you can see there is a lot of cover up) Thank God for making man of creating Halogen
Didnt had the time to post up this...the detail was done 7 months ago, a month earlier during Christmas I had a slipped while washing my car, wearing a worn out crocs sandal, my whole body landed on my elbow (the impact nearly cause me a black out - although some stars appeared) without much of after care, I continue to detail & golfing & detail (when i felt the pain in between - i consulted more than 1/2 dozens GP) taken a significant anti inflammatory pill (AKA - pain killers) ...so much so was wrongly diagnosed as a muscle pull , where i actually got a ligament tears( only found out 5 months later) what from a acute now became chronic)
How my pain was suppressed, and 40 days later, much to my ignorant ( i barely able to lift up even a lap top with my right arm, where i use to swing the Makita rotary (8Kg) like a piece of cake.....so severe, till i had to go to Gleneagle hospital at midnight, as my right arms cant even drive or carry my baby) the pain was so unbearable
I got panic for the 1st time, thinking what will it be - IF.....??????? IF???? this & that....I was not so worried of losing my arm, or can i carry my baby again... but can i detail again....what if I can detail again
"i always believe all thing happen for a good reason, The reason of rest, recuperates & get restores"
Although after another month of resting or so, I did couple of hands on Detailing clinic & did a couple of cars as well- finally heals.
background I was suffering from a torn ligament & I did this 13 hours detail all by myself (many a times I wanted to call it quit
so painful, till I had to use an elbow guard stripes to act a a tourniquet to relieve the ligament pressure at my elbow. So much so I had to use my left hand to hold my right to finish the detail) esp Makita. Mind you I thought I was gonna to loose my arm in this detail
read more before
before swirls & water marks
please bear in mind you only have 6th/part of an inche of clear coat paint on your car ( as thick as a cigarette plastic wrapper of clear coat) should you allow - the hands of untrained person to remove only 50% of that (your coat is ENDANGERED)
STOP THIS CYCLE - BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
therefore , there is no point of restoring the car, should the new onwer continues to let the car wash & thrashed by the road side car wash aka detailer)
what happen if my buddy now neglect his car, just like the previous owner????? tell me how would you feel, after going thru this mentally, physically & stress to get her restores...... I always choose to empowered, equip & explain to the owner what I am doing & what is the level of paint cutting requires .....every post is make specially for them to remember & refer to when they have forgotten of this journey
how it was before
how it was
Thank you for reading yet another detailing thread of detailien, for all your kind words
My tribute to Aron Ralston, my tears flow when i watch the movie 127 hours...to see what he has got to do ...to save himself
lastly my beloved wife & lovely children for their constant support, I love you guys for nothing is impossible to whom who believe