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DIY - Car Care & Detailing thread

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

  1. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Yeah, Its a steal, Sanjeev. At Rs. 29, if I have an opportunity to go to HyperCity, I'll buy 6 cloths & give it to the washer guy. No problem in giving Rs. 29-cloth to a washer guy :mrgreen:

    BTW, nicely maintained Good old M800. Paint surface still looks excellent in the pics.
  2. sharma_sanjeevin

    sharma_sanjeevin Regolare

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    :) I would suggest, you make a trip to HyperCity & Handover the Cloth to your car washing guy, he will also be happy as his cleaning efforts will reduce drastically. So you can reduce his Monthly payout ::V

    Thanks Amit Bhai, the beauty is with me since last 12 Years. This car has a VERY high emotional value to me, as it is my First Car & Above ALL it was given to me by Late Father :)

    I have tried my Best to maintain the car, but still there are some Scratches & Dings on the body. I am Planning to get rid of them after this Monsoon.
  3. rajbajwa

    rajbajwa

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    Hi,

    This weekend the rear quarter glass chrome strip of my linea came off. Fortunately it happened in the building where I park the car and the person who washes the car today handed it over to me.

    I have read numerous reports on forums that this is quite a common problem. I am searching team fiat for a DIY solution. I just need to stick the strip back again. I am not sure which glue to use. I feel this is a simple job which I can do it myself instead of taking the car to the service center.

    Has anyone here faced this problem and stuck the strip themselves? If yes which glue did you use?

    Regards,

    Raj

    Note to Amit: I was not sure where to post this question. You may move it to the appropriate thread if the question doesn't belong here.
  4. sharma_sanjeevin

    sharma_sanjeevin Regolare

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    @Raj, This Problem was there with the earlier lot of Linea's, i think your car is from the same Lot. IIRC, the Culprit was the "Italian Glue" which was not able to cope with the Harsh indian conditions :)

    You can use FeviKwik for the same. It will be an Instant & a Permanent Solution. If someone has an other viewpoint, kindly share.
  5. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Nope, never use FeviKwik. It'll leave a plsticky layer on beading as well as housing post which to re-stick it would be an issue.
    Check my Ownership Report - I happened somewhere between May-Jun'09.

    Its a DIY job. But the glue to be used is either HitLock (by Pidilite) & if HitLocak is not available FeviBond (I used FeviBond)
  6. rajbajwa

    rajbajwa

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    Thanks Guys. I'll try this tonight.

    Today morning I was not able to drive properly as this thing was bothering me. (Amit, you know what exactly I am talking about ::D )
  7. rajbajwa

    rajbajwa

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    I have a contribution for this section.

    This monsoon I faced a minor problem with the rear door locks. Occassionally the doors wouldn't open from outside after unlocking. They would open only from inside.

    DIY Solution: Spray the antimoisture lubricant, 'WD40' on the lock area of the door.

    Moisture gone and the doors open freely. Saved a trip to the service center.
  8. atul-mca

    atul-mca Amatore

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    I saw formula 1 carnauba wax liquid (probably works like car shampoo?). It was being sold for around 200 bucks, has anybody used it and how are the results. I think this can be used in place of car shampoo and it leaves extra shine in addition to the shampooing function?

    And i have also seen some members recommending turtle super hard wax (somtthing like this :roll: ), what about the 3M car care pack which has shampoo, wax etc?
  9. mescotc

    mescotc Amatore

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    Has anyone ever tried Zaino car polish ?
    Its expensive, but considering the amount of usage & its life its cheaper,
    Its a hot product in US.
    I'm going to try one.
    Atul
  10. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Is it Polish or Pure carnauba wax?

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