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DIY - Car Care & Detailing thread

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

  1. anoop

    anoop Superiore

    He he - glad to meet another CRAZY bullet lover :)
    You rock, Bro \:D/
  2. Italia-Linea

    Italia-Linea Staff Member Janitor

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    2,123
    Pune
    i never knew one can have such fantasies :)

    and yeah if you just want to remove swirls on the bullets tank in your bedroom ;) dont use machine, do a hand job :)
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2011
  3. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    3,989
    Punjab
    :D

    A machine is nothing compared to the hand when working on "sensitive" areas. :up
  4. harry_1407

    harry_1407 Amatore

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    172
    Chennai
    Chennai
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    Guys i need some experts help here.
    1. Two nuts on each of my front doors hinges have started to show some rust in them. I want to prevent further damage. What can be done?
    2. I don't have mud flaps in my vehicle hence i could able to see some black dots (I guess these are thar sediments) on the bottom of both front doors as well as the bottom of rear bumper. Btw i am currently using the Jopasu car cleaning solution (Pink color) for washing my car. I am able to remove some black dots with lot of effort but still the left overs are visible. Is there any solution to remove these substances?

    @anoop: thanks for letting me know the best place to post these questions.
  5. nbvcrao

    nbvcrao Amatore

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    Guntur
    try using kerosene to remove the thar spots. use cotton swab and rub on the spots lightly. I did so on my car.
    As for the rust, best thing is to clean the rust and touch it up with paint using a point brush (diluted in thinner).
  6. anoop

    anoop Superiore

    @nbvcrao - use kerosene, diesel etc ONLY if you want to destroy your clear coat. Do stay away from all these - they actually do more harm than good. Please do read through this thread to understand more.
  7. NitinGirish

    NitinGirish Amatore

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    185
    Bengaluru
    Got this doubt for a long time now.

    When we go to professional car washers, the engine would be hot. Would it harm the engine in anyway? That we get it washed while the car engine is still hot?

    Express Car Wash from ManMachine Group offers hot steam wash to the engine. Is this safe?
  8. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    6,001
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    While filling-up the fuel last weekend, there was 2 guys selling Eurogold products. Though I wasn't interested, but they impressed me with removing some stains/minor scratches from my car.
    I bought one kiy containing - Rs 475.

    carcare-kit.jpg

    • Spray Shiner
    • Stain Remover
    • Clean ā€˜Nā€™ Shine Wax
    • Windshield Cleaner
    • Soft Foam
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2011
  9. anoop

    anoop Superiore

    @Ravi - i got this one as a gift from one of my uncle, and I personally found the quality horrible. If you love your car, please stay away from products like this :)
    1 person likes this.
  10. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    5,243
    Chennai
    Linea 1.3
    Thoroughly avoidable. It may look impressive during demo, but actually this is a dump product. I have once fell for this trick and I still regret for it.

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