Kamikaze Detailing World
Kamikaze Collection is a revolutionary range of high-end boutique car care products designed and manufactured in Japan, home of ceramic coatings. Combining state-of-the-art technology with traditional know-how, Kamikaze Collection prides itself on delivering truly innovative and unique products without the typically associated hype. Employing the ‘kaizen’ approach, Kamikaze Collection focuses on continuous improvement to ensure their customers benefit from products that really do add value.
The Japanese car care industry has pioneered the growth of the glass coating industry, historically based around inorganic chemistry. Durability and hardness of the coatings have been the main focuses and key selling points of these coatings, but for Kamikaze Collection CEO, Kai Morita, many of these claims were overstated or unrealistic. As users of these coatings have begun to discover, many of them simply aren’t performing in line with their marketing promises. As such, users have started to become wary of the hype.
Kai created Kamikaze Collection in 2013 to bring high performing products to the car care market, products whose performance would speak for themselves without employing marketing tactics. Instead, through hard work and persistence, Kai has been growing the reputation of Kamikaze Collection by striking up key relationships with partners and respected detailers around the world.
How is Kamikaze Collection Theory Different?
1.A coating should be a sacrificial layer – it’s meant to take the onslaught that clear coats would otherwise be subject to. As a sacrificial layer, it may be replaced at intervals to ensure the continued protection of the clear coat.
2. Clear coats are subjected to a myriad of potentially damaging elements. Coatings based singly around organic or inorganic chemistry cannot offer protection from all of them. Better protection is derived from combining the uniquely protective elements of both.
3.Multiple layers of a single coating are redundant – one layer or a combination of two products with different properties should be sufficient to provide protection from the elements and to deliver a show-winning shine.
4.Anti-Ageing Theory – paintwork and its protective coating are like skin, they require specific products to ensure their appearance and performance remain at their best. Using inappropriate products will cause the coating to age more quickly, so the right maintenance products are essential.
I’ve been using Kamikaze products for some time now and have long been a fan because they’re easy to work with and the results are amazing. During the training day, I was really struck by the level of attention Kai has applied to the application methods. Having worked with him to redevelop the Kamikaze backing plates, I’ve come to respect his holistic and total attention to detail and the passion he has for his products – it really is second to none. During the day, Kai demonstrated several products including the Orange Peel Removal Pad. Another truly innovative product by Kamikaze, the pad is designed to eliminate the wet sanding stage which will save detailers huge amounts of time. As they say, an amateur will tell you how long something will take, a professional will tell you how fast they can do it. Kamikaze products definitely support the professional!
Clive Ford, Ultimate Shine Autos
The thing I really like about Kamikaze products is their integrity. I am a Japanophile and I can see the ethos of the culture running through the products. I believe with any product line, the products take on the characteristics of the manufacturer and this has never been truer than with Kamikaze Collection. The care, the attention to detail, the devotion to continuous improvement, the thoroughness of the training – every bit of it is dedicated to providing customers with products that perform and a service that delivers the very best. When you meet Kai, it’s clear that for him, it’s not about the money, he really cares.
James Walker, Ti22 Vehicle Services
With a lot of sealant manufacturers, the application instructions simply provide guidelines as to how long you should wait between applying the coating and wiping the residue, or curing times between layers. Kai actually demonstrated specific techniques, specific methodology, precise actions and timings for the application as well as giving details on curing times. It was an eye-opener and so well presented, Kai really does have a great sense of humour as well as a unique level of intensity he brings to his work.
Matt Back, UF