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DIY - Car Care & Detailing thread

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by VahanPujari, May 30, 2010.

  1. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    I used to wash. But I avoid inner side since I don't know how it react with sun control film in a long run. Very important point is avoid washing plastic area with shampoo, especially the one on bonnet and the wiper blades. It will fade. I also avoid soapy water entering in side ORVM.
  2. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    Chandigarh
    Grande Punto 1.3
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    Ok ji, thanks a lot Mr Sungoa. Will tke care to wash any solution asap it falls on plastics. ::T
  3. arka_prava

    arka_prava

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    did you find the answers of these questions,because i am having the same?
  4. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    I have a doubt about second step. Do we have to use clay bar.I think you have not mentioned about clay in your post. When I checked at ebay the price was like a bomb. (Item image Meguiar's G1001 Smooth Surface Clay Bar Rs. 2397). Is there any other brand?
  5. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    More detailed flowchart is as below:

    [attachment=0:2fi3bu8m]Car maintenance care - flowchart.jpg[/attachment:2fi3bu8m]
    (Source: http://www.autogeek.net/detailingtips.html )

    Link for video --> http://www.palmbeachmotoring.net/ascg-videos/clay-bar.html (can't upload it, its 115 MB video ::OO )

    There are many brands for clay, you can surf thro' above link or just google it.

    Car maintenance care - flowchart.jpg
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  6. Auto-Mall

    Auto-Mall

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    We are getting the Mothers Clay Bar kit which is highly rated, along with entire range of Mothers, as we have taken distribution of Mothers wax. But will take around another 40 days for shipment to arrive. Price will be affordable around Rs 1200/-, with additional discounts to TIF members. http://www.amazon.com/Mothers-07240-Cal ... 837&sr=8-1

    So till then best price you can get claybar is from this website, which is around Rs1800, http://amazonin.tarazz.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ ... ar&x=0&y=0
  7. Cinju

    Cinju Esperto

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    Trivandrum
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    Hi Auto-Mall.....I would be really happy if you can start the distribution of some good quality buffing machines as well. You can see it from many blogs that many are actually looking for some good buffing machine. So if you are able to provide any good product with some support like consumables, it would be really fine. This is just a suggestion from my side..Good luck !!!
  8. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    @Vahan Pujari & Auto-Mall : Thanks for the information.
  9. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Am facing a challenge. Sometime back somebody has ruined bonnet & front left fender of my Linea with deep scratches. These scratches are bugging me & forcefully "telling" me that I'm driving an "old" car. I hate driving an "old" car. I like driving a New or "Like-new" car.

    This is what I am up against:

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    And this is what I'm trying with Com-Paint (Pls pour in with suggestions ::D )

    Details & pics are in this link Pg 29 --> Fiat Linea 1.4 FIRE Emotion Pack

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  10. arka_prava

    arka_prava

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    :wow got my new diy products, the turtle wax and glass cleaner cost rs200 each,got it directly from xenos after some negotiation, they didn't had dashboard clener at that time, so still in search of one,can anyone please recommend some which is likely to be available at kolkata. :anyone
    gave my car a wash and waxed it. got great help from my bro,specially during buffing...really its hard work,have anyone got a machine recently? some pics are given..

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