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DIY - Car Care & Detailing thread

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

  1. Relativity

    Relativity Superiore

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  2. singh

    singh Amatore

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    Just gave a reading to thread , undoubtedly tons of info here .
    As per my experience with santro xing Silver colour it was 5 yrs old before we sold , I never ever waxed, polished the paint , just polished dashboard with 90rs Pidilite Wax , Shine was perfect , not like showroom but many times better than any 5 yrs old car.
    I regularly washed it , my car usually stay 5 hrs in SUN.
    so my concern is
    1. Is paint life different for all Manufacturers , or all are same and need same care.
    2. After we WAX , and than we wash with shampoo like after a week than Do wax coating remain ?
    3. Any easy application or procedure to keep car paint shining , apart from 4-5 hrs job of waxing , preparing etc
    4. Teflon Coating is for what ? any role in paint protection
    5. Is there any Reported Case of DASHBOARD COLOUR FADE with Punto

    Both santro and swift never had issue with dashboard fading , our neighbour's Lancer dashboard turned grey from Black .
     
  3. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    My reluctance not to use rubbing compound was right. I used it on a few white paint drops on my Linea which came free from Fortune during last service:(. As expected rubbing compound reduced the paint gloss on those small 1 cm radius spots I used it on. Today I applied turtle wax. It reduced the effects but still there is a slight difference in shine. I think it will go away in a few days. There are still many tiny such dots where I did not use it. They are barely visible only from a distance of 1 foot. So, leaving it at that for now.
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2012
  4. Rituraj

    Rituraj Regolare

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    Guys, my second free service is scheduled somewhere in the latter part of April. Now, that the dealership car wash is a major source of swirls, is it advisable to go for a detailing beforehand. To be specific, would a layer of Collinite 845 prevent some of the minor swirls that might be induced during the service?

    Rituraj
     
  5. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    Wax won't cover any swirl marks. You need to polish it.
     
  6. kedarbendre

    kedarbendre Esperto

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    Do we have any shampoo or cleaning material to clean the fabric (OEM) seats. My cars seats are getting dirty. Please let me know.
     
  7. Cinju

    Cinju Esperto

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    @Amit the rubbing compound which comes along with com paint is very harsh on the paint. Yes it does remove the clear coat & paint. You better be purchasing any branded scratch remover or some other mild rubbing compound. I am using Formula 1 liquid rubbing compound & it is very very mild. It has given me excellent results & no damage to the paint or shine. I was able to remove tar & some other stain with this.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2012
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  8. Vikrant Joshi

    Vikrant Joshi Regolare

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    Hi!

    I have ordered Collinite 915 wax and Mothers Clay yesterday, from www.carpolish.in

    Guess Auto Mall has reduced the prices for the above i.e Rs 1368 and Rs 798 respectively!::T

    Do check their link Auto Mall

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    Last edited: Mar 28, 2012
  9. Ganges

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    Last edited: Mar 28, 2012
  10. Relativity

    Relativity Superiore

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    I purchased ONR from them and plan to buy Mother's Glass Cleaner and Collinite 845.
     

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