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DIY - Car Care & Detailing thread

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

  1. Vikrant Joshi

    Vikrant Joshi Regolare

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    Hey bhai !:cool I have not tried the products you have mentioned.

    Mothers products are one of the preferred brands though.
    I have ordered for Collinite 915 and clay bar, after reading through a number of threads on the same!

    You can refer to page 13 of this thread where our member anoop has given a fantastic note on car exterior care and products!:up
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  2. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    Vikky,
    i have gone through the page 13,14,15 :) that was gr8 from anoop.well i have ordered for the above mentioned.

    Anoop,
    is that good of using reflections(the top coat product) after waxing ?
    i have read on the website that it is recommended to use reflections after waxing,but still need practical experience views
  3. Relativity

    Relativity Superiore

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    Is there something called a Dr. Fixit that is used to cover up minor scratches?
    VST told me about it but I couldn't find it anywhere on GP road in Chennai. Even Online I couldn't find it. They told me its different from rubbing compounds as it gives a clear coat kind of thing and fills up the scratch.
  4. anoop

    anoop Superiore

    @ganges: I am using FX synwax and it is good. FX Synwax gives good reflections but it is not long lasting like Collinite. I have not used the reflections - but I am sure it will give you good result. Do post snaps :)
  5. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    Dr Fixit range of products are used mainly for commercial waterproofing of buildings etc. I don't think they have anything for the automotive world.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2012
  6. Rituraj

    Rituraj Regolare

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    Guys, please advice me on this. My second free service is coming up on the 30th of April. Is it the right time now to go for DIY detailing, as the finish achieved could be marred by the dealership guys during the servicing? What I am thinking is to apply a nice coating of collinite 845 insulator wax after the detailing process, which should also provide some sort of protection against minor swirls induced during the car wash, given as part of the free servicing. Or should I go ahead with the detailing after the free service?

    Suggestions solicited.

    Rituraj
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2012
  7. Cinju

    Cinju Esperto

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    Ritu better to do the detailing after service the reason being they may use harsh detergent for washing which may remove some wax. It is better to do a thorough wash & start with the detailing.
  8. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    Yeah sure will post the pics, still not received the products :(
  9. Relativity

    Relativity Superiore

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    I tried ONR after dusting with Jopasu but it could not remove some small dot sized things that had settled on the paint, I guess it falls from trees.
    I had to finally give up and shampoo with the Formula 1 shampoo lying around. It also didn't remove all of them so after drying the car I tried to remove them with a MF cloth and a Meguira's Quick Detailer. They came off but I got some scratches.

    What is the best way to remove things stuck to the paint - nail polish remover, petrol, kerosene?
  10. anoop

    anoop Superiore

    None - all these will damage your paint. best bet is to use some specialized removers if you can get them - or else, use a clay bar and\or polish.
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