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GTR-N1

Eugene Chan's Work

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Before:- My EVO had a few scratches here and there + particulate matter + swirl marks despite a Grade 4.5 in Osaka

This is how the car appeared before Eugene got to it on a Sat morning.

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After:- By Sun afternoon after being picked up from Hornsby Station, my car looked like this...

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History:- Eugene has had many wraps before with cars that he's detailed in HPI, Zoom and PG magazines; but personally, he did wonders with a car that was Grade 3.5 > Best Concours at the R34 GT-R 10th Anniversay and Daily Telegraph Cover Story.

Before:- Eugene knew he had a job and a half, to do with this...

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After:- And it ended up like this...

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Eugene is available to anyone in the Sydney area on 0421141538 but it's best to book well ahead.

Thanks Eug.

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High quality work - many people don't realise how much time and effort goes into making a car look that good, especially when you pay attention to all the small details

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Yep, Eugene does/did some work for the dealership that I bought my stagea from.

Needless to say it was very well presented when I bought it, and has made subsequent detailing of the car easier.

+1 for Eugene.

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Is this the same Eugene that was formally JDM Performance?

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Yes that's him Nick.

One thing I found fascinating about Eugene's attention to detail is the way he goes over all metal panels with his paint thickness gauge to see...

a) if there's been panel repair and

b) how much paint he has to work with.

On the Bayside Blue GT-R, there was a consistent 320 microns.

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On the Pearl Black GT-R, there was a consistent 180 microns.

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On the Mica Grey EVO, there was a consistent 120 microns except for the front left guard which was about 200.

The omission of any repair on the LF on the auction sheet I guess, is something to consider about Grade Validity.

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On the Polar White N1, Eugene only had about 80 microns to play with - *gulp

Polish was devoid of cutting compund.

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It could have been so easy to cut through the paint...

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Actually, there is far less to play with as a detailer.

The tool measures the whole thickness, where a detailer is essentially working with just the clear coat layer to produce results. The clear coat layer is thin compared to the paint thickness.

I too went over the stagea with a thickness gauge, finding a clean straight car :) The roof and bonnet were however notably thinner than the other body panels.

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The goal is to take off the least amount possible. But as far as I know even a fairly aggressive buff will only take off about 10 microns, however, its not something you want to do every 6 months... Sometimes better to leave some swirls behind.

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Hey Terry,

Does Eugene have an email contact?

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Hi Owen,

I've always used his Mobile# (on Post#1) or PM'd JDM_Performance

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Hey Eugene, can you fit in another car in a few weeks time pls?

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Current flavour this week is an Evo 9. Next week I have an IS300, then following week a Stagea. Perhaps yours can be the next Terry?

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Weekend of the 2nd of August will be ideal thank you Eugene.

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If only you were in Canberra...

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Hornsby area Kyle. :)

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Being detailed as we speak. Eugene's final task before Christmas.

A "Before" shot...

but Eugene can show just how dirty this was.

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V-Spec II N1

* Eugene has kept abreast of new processes - a sign of a professional who refuses to stop adding to his wealth of knowledge

* New cleaning agents

* New polishes to match is array of pads

* A choice of post-polish coatings

a) quality sealant and quality wax or...

b) ceramic coating - yes at extra expense. But that's best to discuss with the expert.

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Terry had that Bayside Blue R34 GTR been resprayed? As 320 microns for a R34 to me would mean respray. I measured a Bayside Blue one last year and from memory it was under 150 (like most Japanese cars).

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Eugene says that if it was resprayed, the whole car was done evenly Alex. Twas thick eh? Eugene can add his opinion too I think.

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