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Offline TheNonpareil

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"pabuli" or "pabule" ng car paint... what does it mean?
« on: July 24, 2009, 05:23:50 AM »
I happened to mention my plans of having my ESi repainted during a family get-together recently. An old uncle with a seemingly old school mindset suggested na "ipabuli" ko na lang daw muna to restore the shine, especially of oxidized portions, as well as para pumantay daw yung original paint and yung crappy panel repaint job done by previous owner which applied only to the hood, left fender and roof. My uncle said it's sort of a quick-fix for less, but I'm wary about the output. What can you guys say about that "buli" procedure? Thanks!  :)

Linkback: https://www.autoindustriya.com/talkboard/attention-to-detail/16/pabuli-or-pabule-ng-car-paint-what-does-it-mean/29020/

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Re: "pabuli" or "pabule" ng car paint... what does it mean?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009, 07:31:38 AM »
pabuli means polish.

polishing the paint means removing defects,scratches, restoring gloss and shine.

tama ang uncle mo, it is better na pabule mo ( other terms: detail/polish/buff/3step) before thinking of having your car repainted.

most of the time kasi ito lang kailangan to restore the cars paint.

advantage of having your car detailed or pabule:

-way cheaper than having your car repainted
-it will only take a few hours or sometime days to have your car detailed against repaint that will take weeks up to a month.

after mo mag padetailed ng car mo, saka ka mag decide if mag paparepaint ka. kung satisfied ka naman sa result maintain mo na lang regularly ang paint mo thru waxing or sealing.


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Re: "pabuli" or "pabule" ng car paint... what does it mean?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009, 07:52:23 AM »
Thanks for the explanation, tougefox!

But is there any chance that the "bule" procedure would mess things up instead?

Also, will those portions with bubbles be taken care of as well by the "bule" procedure? Or is it a different issue altogether, that requires a different approach?

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Re: "pabuli" or "pabule" ng car paint... what does it mean?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009, 10:50:33 AM »
bule can also mess things up especially if the one doing it is not doing it right. The machine (polisher) can actually ruin your paint.

Bubbles on the paint means there is rust beneath it.

now that you mention it, i suggest you skip polishing and go for the repaint.


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Re: "pabuli" or "pabule" ng car paint... what does it mean?
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009, 01:57:57 PM »
So this "bule" thing is something auto detailing shops also do?

As for the paint bubbles I mentioned, some 3 of them, are situated on just a tiny portion of the hood, near the emblem. I was wondering if there's something that can be done with that, outside of totally repainting the car.  :)


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Re: "pabuli" or "pabule" ng car paint... what does it mean?
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2009, 07:44:23 PM »
if you can live with it then go for detailing.

pero keep an eye on those bubbles kasi pag nag chip off sila masisira na paint mo

can you post picture so we can have an idea sa condition of your paint?

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Re: "pabuli" or "pabule" ng car paint... what does it mean?
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2009, 11:54:22 AM »
I'll try to take pics of the car and post 'em here in the coming days.  :)

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Re: "pabuli" or "pabule" ng car paint... what does it mean?
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2009, 06:21:33 PM »
Just to add... there are some situations where polishing is not a solution... Aside from the bubbles, there is what is called "clear coat failure". When this happens, repaint na recourse mo. Check this out:

http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20411

Jon

My auto detailing experiences:
http://autodetailingexperience.blogspot.com/

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Re: "pabuli" or "pabule" ng car paint... what does it mean?
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2009, 11:05:37 PM »
Interesting link, sir jonjon_u! Thanks!

Fortunately, I don't see any signs of clear coat failure on my ESi's paint. Just 3 bubbles on the hood.


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Re: "pabuli" or "pabule" ng car paint... what does it mean?
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2009, 12:38:56 AM »
Thanks for the explanation, tougefox!

But is there any chance that the "bule" procedure would mess things up instead?

Also, will those portions with bubbles be taken care of as well by the "bule" procedure? Or is it a different issue altogether, that requires a different approach?
it can also cause swirl marks lalo na pag hindi skilled yung gumawa better sa mga experts ka na magpagawa,i guarantee a good outcome :thumbsup:

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Re: "pabuli" or "pabule" ng car paint... what does it mean?
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2009, 05:30:33 PM »
it can also cause swirl marks lalo na pag hindi skilled yung gumawa better sa mga experts ka na magpagawa,i guarantee a good outcome :thumbsup:

Thanks, john5! Can you point me to some experts you personally know? :-)

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Re: "pabuli" or "pabule" ng car paint... what does it mean?
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2009, 08:05:36 AM »
I don't see any signs of clear coat failure on my ESi's paint. Just 3 bubbles on the hood.

Let me guess...your civic was manufactured between 93-94. Its a paint defect during that era. Most reliable paint shops already know what to do to to correct the problem with the 93-94 models.

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Re: "pabuli" or "pabule" ng car paint... what does it mean?
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2009, 04:18:27 PM »
Its year model is '94, so I guess you're right, -jason-. Thanks!  :)

My thoughts are kinda set on having the hood repainted flat black for the meantime, while I go on "ipon mode" for a whole body paint job. It irks me to see the hood every time with those bubbles that seem to get bigger and bigger.  >:( As for the rest of the body, I'm considering the "bule"/polishing thing.

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