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DIY - Car Care & Detailing thread

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

  1. prihir

    prihir Amatore

    very nice anoop. What about Dashboard polish ?

  2. anoop

    anoop Superiore

    Strange - it is working for me. Try this link - Polco India - Car Cover Manufacturers in India, Bike Covers, Car Covers India

    select the car type, then select the model and you can select the fabric type.

    Prihir - I have got Mothers protectant (MothersĀ® Protectant) and it seems to do a good job on my OVRM covers and the plastic strip on the bonnet (below windscreen). I have not polished my dashboard yet, so cannot really tell about the effect of protected on the dash. But if I go by the results on the outside plastics, it will do a good job on dashboard also.
  3. gopscreative

    gopscreative Amatore

    Thanks Anoop.Its working now.By the way according to website the cost is around 3.3k.Do you think its worth?Will it prevent the water and bird drops passing through it?I dont know much about the material.
  4. anoop

    anoop Superiore

    @gops: Tyvek is very much superior to the regular silver color car cover we get. This will reduce the UV ray penetration and have better resistance to water. I think if you use your car cover every day and you park your car outside, it is worth going for it.

    Before ordering online, check the reliance autozone and local shops - you may get some discounts.
  5. Rituraj

    Rituraj Regolare

    Jorhat, Assam
    @anoop, could you answer two of my queries? -

    1. I have minor swirl marks on my BNW GP, thanks to the dealership. Is it possible for me to remove them through DIY? There are no professional detailers in my town, so the use of a buffing machine is out of question and DIY is the only route.
    2. The paint along with the glass area are full of dried water marks. I have used everything possible on the glass (vinegar, prill, harpic etc.) and nothing worked. What about he dried water marks on the paint?

    Suggestions will be highly appreciated.
  6. gopscreative

    gopscreative Amatore

    Anoop,Yesterday tried asking Reliance Autozone in HSR layout.Dumb guys they don't even understand the term tyvek.How pathetic:A
  7. Cinju

    Cinju Esperto

    @Gops seems Ebay is offering them in a better price. I couldnt specifically find cover for Punto, but they have mentioned i20 which sould be suitable or you can drop a mail to the seller. They are selling it for Rs 2,199.

    For i20

    For Linea

    ---------- Post added at 11:54 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:40 AM ----------

    1) For removing swirl marks, all you need is a swirl mark remover.Products like 3M, meguiars, mothers offers good quality products which can be used by hand as DIY. But again you may have to source it from elsewhere as finding these products in local shop is pretty difficult
    2) Water marks can be removed by using clay bar . Please refrain from using heavy detergents like harpic on glass & paint. It will do more harm than good .One another option you can try is use some mild rubbing compound (I personally use Formula One Scratch out liquid rubbing compound & they are very very mild). You can buff off the water stains easily. The same can be used on glass as well without any damage or scratch to the glass. Clean the glass area thoroughly with water & wipe dry. Take some rubbing compound on a cotton waste & rub it covering section by section. Don't apply too much of pressure while rubbing. You will really start to feel the smoothness in a short while. Make sure that you clean the glass again thoroughly with clean water & there is no rubbing compound left on the glass. Better to start with the passenger side portion & check for yourself how good the result is you are achieving . Just PM me if you need any further clarification on this.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2012
  8. gopscreative

    gopscreative Amatore

    @Cinju, Thanks buddy.
  9. anoop

    anoop Superiore

    @rituraj: Ciniju have already give you the answers. If you have trouble locating F1 scratch out, go for 3M Fine rubbing compound ( Do NOT go for 3M Rubbing compound, insist on FINE rubbing compound - it comes in a black dubba with golden cap). Apply it and rub the surface and follow it by a good wax. Waxing your paint after rubbing or claying is a must.

    If you can get hold of a clay bar, you can use it to remove the water marks.

    To remove swirl marks, use any light cut polish and follow it up by a good wax. Deep swirls may not easily go away, but light swirl marks can always be hidden. Since your can is BNW, it is easy to hide the swirl marks than say HHB or TW.

    @ciniju: that e-bay link looks good. Gops- drop a mail to the seller and ask him who is the manufacturer of the cover. Tyvek is a materiel by dupond and many private players buy it and makes the covers.
    About the Reliance autozone guys :A

    May be you can go through the car covers they have in stock - who knows, may be they have it and do not know about what exactly it is.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2012
  10. Italia-Linea

    Italia-Linea Staff Member Janitor

    why dont u get it from TASS itself. it sells as genuine fiat accessory. i have bought one with my car itself and very happy with the quality.

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