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DIY - Car Care & Detailing thread

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

  1. teky

    teky Esperto

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    My joints are still aching, but hoping the shine lasts for a while. Time to run a who's car is the glossiest contest.

    Binze, next week why not. But I'll return the jet only on Tuesday, sounds right?

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  2. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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  3. rsinfo

    rsinfo Regolare

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    Anybody knows a shop in Delhi which has reliable polish facilities ? I am too lazy & its too hot for exercise right now.
  4. Help!!! The other day i parked my car near a metal boundary wall in my office. The next morning, to my shock, i could see lots of minute white spot all over the front of the car. I realized that the boundary wall was being painted and although my car was more than 2 feet away, fine paint dots must have flown and stuck to the car due to wind. Although the paint dots are so small that one can only see it in direct light not farther than a distance of 1 feet. Its almost invisible to my friends but still, since i know its there so its ought to be removed. Today, i applied Formula 1 Scratch out. This is the first time i am using a rubbing compound. I had really high hopes but alas, it did work at all on these dots. These dots are such that they can be removed by rubbing finger nails against them. But then i run the risk of scratching the paint itself.

    Please advise if anything can be tried out.
  5. Cinju

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    Aadicoool in your case I think clay bars should clear it out. In normal cases the Formula 1 scratch out usually does the job. Maybe you have to apply bit more force.
  6. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    aadicool,

    Try Diesel in a small area.
    I had this problem in my earlier car Ford Ikon where cement dots were all over. Nothing worked. Had to remove them by finger nail. Painful, very painful. Also prone to scratches but the car color was Steel Mist (Silver Grey).
    Diesel should work on paint dots.
  7. Auto-Mall

    Auto-Mall

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    This week, i was working on clay bar, my sliver ANHC had many black dots(maybe some tar dots or paint, not sure). I was able to remove all of those dots. Clay bar are known to remove paint over spray, so clay bar should work on this.

    Some dots needed hard rubbing, but was successful in removing it.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2011
  8. sungoa2010

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    But the claybar is too coastly. I usually do with nail and hardrubbing. Those dots will vanish easily on a waxed car.

    I used to wax using collinite 916 and the result is good. water never used to stick. But last time when waxed it just before the start of mansoon. To my surprise the water beading effect has decreased(mainly on top). I think waxing is more effective in hot climate.
  9. royj

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    I spent a couple of hours today washing and waxing the car. Just gave a wash and then towel dried it and applied the liquid spray on wax and rubbed it in lightly... here are the results. The car is exactly 23 months old.

    DSC_2893.jpg DSC_2900.jpg DSC_2885.jpg DSC_2886.jpg DSC_2888.jpg DSC_2889.jpg DSC_2891.jpg
  10. Cinju

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    That's perfect Roy..Very good result you got there. Your really must use a tire shine too. The 3rd pic really shows the difference between the body & the tires. I think the product you have used is kind of glaze which gives better shine right ? Did you use any polish /wax apart from this ?

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