Rainy Dance pioneers coating service that takes on the country’s harsh weather
Photos by Allan Defensor
IMAGINE not having to put wax on your car for three years — no need for that rigorous wiping and buffing, yet you car remains shiny and new as ever. Now wouldn’t that be convenient? It considerably lessens the time you spent primping your vehicle, plus you get to save on a few bucks.
Doing away with this post-wash ritual is only one of the benefits that a car coating procedure promises. It is a novel service introduced in Cebu, and it basically entails applying a hard glass film on the car’s exterior to protect the paint from ultraviolet rays and road debris that can cause scratches and eventual long-term decay. Oh, and not to mention, to keep the paint shiny and new.
A local pioneer in this service is Rainy Dance. Owned and managed by Tateki Iimura, the coating hub boasts of using only high-quality coats and equipment that are directly brought in from Japan. He said, “It is very popular there. Nearly 70 percent of car owners have car coats applied to their cars. It’s also getting popular in Thailand and Malaysia.”
Iimura said Rainy Dance currently has a partnership with a local dealership in providing the service to the latter’s clients. They don’t serve only new cars, though, and car coating can even be done on vintage vehicles.
There, a car coating application requires two days, starting with a car wash and extensive polish. Then comes the coating itself, applying liquid that quickly hardens to a glass film that is claimed to be at 9 in the hardness scale. Then it’s done — and the car owner just comes back in for post-service maintenance and check-up after two months and then after a year. Unlike ordinary wax that’s easily washed off by rain, the coat is said to last for at least three years.
Well, in a country where weather can be quite temperamental — sunny today, rainy tomorrow — the idea of getting a car coat is certainly something to ponder on.
Rainy Dance is located on the ground floor of E. Building on M. Logarta St., Subangdaku, Mandaue City. (FSE)