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

  1. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    :lol ....

    i waiting for 140Kmph needle movement on Relativity's punto....
  2. teky

    teky Esperto

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    HaHa, Couldn't stop laughing.

    But I do have a huge list of detailing products stashed in a box and carry it wherever I go and my OH usually cribs about that. I can't imagine plight of Relativity in coming days.
  3. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    Enki, You said correctly. A long trip with some insane speed will cure the problem of rattling. I think the 90HP is showing the frustration by giving all kind of rattles. Not one horse but frustration of 90 horses!!
  4. Relativity

    Relativity Superiore

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    The comedian is back!
    Well, my daily run is nothing to boast of and given our beloved Chennai Metro; there isn't any place left to enjoy a drive in the city.
    I did complete a trip to Pondicherry and it was the first time I drove any car for 400 KMs. Since I am trying not to over rev till the run-in; I stay below 100-120.
    My wife has her exams in May so no weekend or long trips till after that. The only motivation for me to get the car out these days is to drop her to work so I can do a round trip of 70 Kms.

    I almost ran over a guy on an Enfield today while cruising around at 120 though. 140 will come sooner than I expect.
    Once the weekend trips start, there won't be any looking back. I might just drive into Gurgaon and detail errr drive you car as well :D
  5. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    Relativity,
    I was just kidng pls dnt try this high speeds within the city.
  6. anoop

    anoop Superiore

    @theblack: you will never find consensus in the detailing world about what is 'the best' detailing products. Read the reviews, try comparing the photos, but do not go blindly by any review. Do remember -'one's food is another guy's blah blah...

    Often, 'the Best' is a perception by an individual -for example, a guy who usually uses turtle wax or F1 will say Mothers or Meguiars are the best the moment he tries something from their line. But what about a guy who uses the marque d'elegance? He will say Mothers\ Meguiars etc are just not worth it.
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  7. Relativity

    Relativity Superiore

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    Most of us use a Jopasu duster and most of us are aware of the California Duster.
    I found something different and was wondering if anybody has used it Abro Car Care Products - Microfiber Duster-Economy Size

    Also, is a sponge really a "No No" when it comes to washing the car? I don't understand why some of the leading brands still retail a sponge if it is really bad for the car. Both of these products are readily available in India.
    http://www.muc-off.com/store/136-microcell-expanding-sponge-5037835288001.html

    http://www.sonax.com/Car-Care/Products/Accessories-and-Aids/Cleaning-Exterior/%28so%29/3/%28node%29/13070/428041-SONAX-Pop-Up-sponge
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2012
  8. Nithrath

    Nithrath Amatore

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    Relativity, Abro Car Care Products-Microfiber Duster looks similar to the jopasu duster. At the same time, its 100% more costly than jopasu. I wonder why would someone get this costly when they have efficient jopasu at affordable price.
  9. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    How many of you clean the engine compartment regularly? What are the precautions to be taken to clean it?
  10. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    Just dust it around. Avoid spraying it with a water hose.

    I'm just too afraid to get water into the electronics. Because once i experienced this on a friend's Palio D. Water got into the electronics and the damn engine wouldn't switch off even when we switched off the ignition and removed the key. Mind you, that was scary. When the water dried, the engine switched off.

    The only times water has seen the Linea's engine bay is when TASS wash it during the services. :p
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