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DIY - Car Care & Detailing thread

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

  1. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    @VJ: Very well maintained car. Look is great
  2. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    Vikranth,
    Thats hot looking... "Kisi ki Nazar na Lag jayein"

    now he has promised to refund the amount,lets forget it now...
    i will do some search with BBImpex
  3. Vikrant Joshi

    Vikrant Joshi Regolare

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    @ sungoa & ganges- Thanks guys! It's a tough job to maintain the looks! Thanks to this thread and also an equally fanatic, obsessive owner of Punto:devilface. Also equally tough to see the strange looks people give in my apartments, seeing a guy spending weekend afternoons cleaning the car in various ways (jopasu duster, multicolored & multiple micro fiber clothes, clay bar, 2 buckets of water, shampoo):evilsmile
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  4. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    How do you find the difference with claybar and without it. How many time we can use it, before throwing it in dustbin ?
    Every body in my residence get the cleaning by another person. People may be thinking that I am miser but I don't want to miss the satisfaction of looking at the Punto after a proper wash. Also some 100-150 cal burn:D
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  5. Vikrant Joshi

    Vikrant Joshi Regolare

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    +1 dude! exactly my views too!

    Clay bar is really a blessing. Punto's exterior was not smooth and had many tar marks earlier.
    Clay bar has now made the exterior super smooth and collinite 915 has added a much more silky touch too it::T


    I think one clay bar can easily last 4-5 detailing sessions.
  6. Nithrath

    Nithrath Amatore

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    4-5 detailing sessions? You mean 4-5 full punto detailing sessions?
  7. Vikrant Joshi

    Vikrant Joshi Regolare

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    Yes 4-5 full punto detailing sessions(my feeler), the product(Motherss Clay Bar) mentions upto 6 times.
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  8. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    I do a daily inspection and dusting on my Punto. There is no tar or any sticking substance. Only dust is there and that I remove by a home made duster using soft cotton Dhothi.
    So if the surface is already clean claying is required? The cost of a bar is pretty high.

    I also protect my Punto from sun in goa. Whether to take the car or not decide on the possibility of getting a proper parking slot. Otherwise prefer to use public transport.So it is more correct to use the word 'look after' than 'maintain' . :D
  9. Vikrant Joshi

    Vikrant Joshi Regolare

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    @ sungoa-'look after ' is a word I agree!
    I used the clay bar as the car's surface was quite rough.
    Would suggest to run throught the car's exteriors with your hands, if smooth then you dont need a clay bar.(any suggestions welcome)

    And yes it's costly but got it as got the clay bar & collinite 915 only @ Rs 2000!
  10. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    One more question about tire maintenance. Does tire polish reduce the durability of tires on long run? I am using very diluted shampoo for cleaning tire.

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