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DIY - Car Care & Detailing thread

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

  1. anoop

    anoop Superiore

    you really have to see the duster in action to believe it. The duster is absolutely safe - it picks up dust like a magnet picks up iron particles, and it is not at all abrasive and does not creates swirls and scratches.

    Only thing you have to remember is - do not wipe a wet car using Jopasu.

    The secret behind Jopasu is that, each strand of the duster is wax coated. The wax coating will get damaged if you wash it, so you should never wash it and should not use it to dust a wet car.

    It takes me hardly 5 minutes to clean my car.

    See this video - this is how Jopsu also cleans.


    Last edited: Sep 28, 2011
  2. kedarbendre

    kedarbendre Esperto

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    Yeah I am using Jopasu Car Duster. Do not apply force when you are cleaning your car using Jopasu Duster. It wont affect your car.
  3. Cinju

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    Thanx Anoop & Kedar. Even I am planning to get one for me. One last query. In Jopasu's website they say it is washable. Is it that you recommend not to wash it ?
    (http://jopasu.com/carduster.html)
  4. anoop

    anoop Superiore

    They say it is washable, but read in team-bhp that couple of people tried washing it and it was not picking up dust as good as before. I recon with normal use, a duster will last for 1 or 2 years. Even if it lasts for 1 year, i think it is ok spending 500 rs a year for the convenience ;)
  5. rsinfo

    rsinfo Regolare

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    Where do I get one in Delhi ?
  6. bak

    bak Amatore

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    Do not wash the duster its dust picking abilities deterate, performance had gone down after second wash.
  7. varoon9999

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  8. rsinfo

    rsinfo Regolare

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    @varoon9999

    Thanks a lot for the info & link.
  9. anoop

    anoop Superiore

    Teflon coating - one of the biggest scam

    I am sure most of us would have been offered \ advised to go for Teflon coating to protect the paint of our car.

    Before I go detail into what exactly is Teflon and what they offer, consider this - Automobile detailing is not yet big in India like it is in other countries, but if you ask about Teflon coating in any of the well known international forums, most of the people will draw a blank, but in India, even the aam admi knows about it. Ever wondered why it is immensely popular only in India?

    Let us take a moment to understand what exactly is Teflon and what it is supposed to do.

    Teflon is the brand name of DuPont for their PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) which is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene
    (Link : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polytetrafluoroethylene)

    The most well known use for this compound in our life is the non-stick utensils we use for cooking. Water cannot wet this compound. When people offer 'Teflon' most people fall for it thinking that they will get a protective coat over the car paint which will not be wet by water.

    The true 'Teflon' coating can ONLY be done by DuPont since they are the patent holder for their trademark.

    If you look at the official DuPont website, you can clearly see that the Teflon coating is done by baking after spraying the compound on the surface. Have you ever seen your car being baked during the so called Teflon coating process?
    (Links: http://www2.dupont.com/Teflon_Industrial/en_US/products/product_by_type/coatings/index.html and http://www2.dupont.com/Teflon_Industrial/en_US/products/selection_guides/coatings.html)

    So, what exactly is the 'Teflon' coating done by the showroom guys and other road side 'detailers' ?

    The answer is - it is nothing but a polish job using a rubbing compound, followed by wax in some cases, and then finished by applying a sealant or glaze. Teflon is one of the biggest marketing scams happening in India, and in India it is mushrooming because people are gullible and customer protection laws are almost non-existent.

    Now, for a moment, let us say you fell for it. You will be thinking - ok, so i did it, what is the big deal?
    No big deal if your car is always parked under cover. The more you take the car out, the more the surface will be contaminated by pollutants, and micro scratches. In a non-Teflon or PTFE \polymer coated surface, all you need to do to clear the micro scratch is to use good polish and clean and wax the area, but if you have got this kind of polymer coating done, then casual polishing compounds will not cut the cover. You have to use abrasives with good strength to clean the coating, use a cleaner and go the whole hog to clean even a small scratch.

    So guys, beware of this scam and stay away from anything which says 'No Waxing for 5 years' etc. PTFE is a PITA and is one of the biggest scams.
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  10. kedarbendre

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    Thank god I said no to so called Teflon coating which was offered by my Dealer.

    Anoop I am using Turtle Shampoo to wash my car on every sunday & give her polish by Formula one once in a month. Is it ok?

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