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DIY - Car Care & Detailing thread

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

  1. varoon9999

    varoon9999 Superiore

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    Re: DIY - CAR CARE

    after nice shower.it's time for my black ogre to pose.....

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  2. sungoa2010

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    It looks like Fiat vehicles are attracting the heartless scratch makers like flower attract insects. Some sadist has selected my Punto for his piece of art work. A nice curve and some black spots. Looks like a bike or bicycle fellow who has parked his possession next to mine and gifted those curves. Luckily the scratches are not deep(if I run my finger on it I am not able to feel the scratch but it is visible if come close) and a rubbing compound will do the job. I had ordered collinite 915 and was planning to do my waxing next week. Any body has used compaint for such very minor scratches?
  3. Cinju

    Cinju Esperto

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    Hi Sungoa..sad to hear that..even 2 days back I got a good dent on my rear door with absolutely no scratches. I had left my car in the parking lot. No idea how it happened. Maybe someone had opened the adjacent car's door so hardly..What I wanted to tell you is if the rubbing compound can do the job, then that is the best option. You cant simply spray so approximately on the scratch. Better to leave the idea of using compaint on such small scratch.
  4. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    I had applied collinite 915 wax two weeks ago. I am happy with the result even though it took 4 hours for me and given severe pain on hands for next two days. Now very easy to clean and water beads properly. It has given an elegance look to the vehicle.
  5. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    I found a simple solution for saving my car door from hitting the garage walls. Punto's door open in two stages and if the position of the wall is between the first and second stage, there is a chance for a mild heart attack. I cut long piece of thermo col and pasted it with Feviquick(3 packs costs 15 rupees) and pasted on wall where the doors will hit the wall. Know I don't have to worry at all about 4 doors when my son getting out of vehicle.
  6. teky

    teky Esperto

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    After a long time spent sometime cleaning & waxing the car as well polishing the interiors. Spent a total of 6 hours satisfied with the end results, All my joints are aching giving a good exercise. The joy to watch it shining is priceless :D

    Products used - Amway Car Wash Shampoo, Eagle one Alloy Polish, Eagle one nano wax, Com-paint's Tyre gloss.

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  7. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    teky - 6 hours is a very good exercise !! You reminded me what I was doing last year. Since last 1 year I've become lazy & had not wax'ed my Linea. Actually 3M Paint Protection treatment spoilt me ! Now every Saturday I decide that I would do it on Sunday only to end up not doing it.
  8. Amit, you said it. I have been thinking about it on saturday, postponing it for sunday..this process is contnuing for the past 2 years. You can imagine how lazy i am :A

    Teky, good job man. I am visiting your place next week. I liked your work and looking forward to do the same in my Jet with your help and labour, Please accept. Wanna see if you can replicate the same on my Jet as well. What say ?
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  9. Cinju

    Cinju Esperto

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    3M paint protection treatment..is it Teflon coating or this is something different ? Can you please let me know in detail.
  10. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Tomorrow is a holiday & again I'm thinking of waxing my Linea. Let's see if I end up doing it.

    Here you go...http://solutions.3mindia.co.in/wps/...rvices/Exteriors/Paint-Protection-Treatments/

    No. 3M Paint Protection is not Teflon treatment. It's 3M own treatment. Teflon is a brand/ trademark of DuPont

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