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DIY - Car Care & Detailing thread

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

  1. theblack

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    I've not used meguiars but I've heard that its the best brand of car care products available..
    For some reasons car detailers all over the globe seem to prefer products from Meguiars, i think you should be good to go

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    I have a query.. while waxing (i use liquid wax) is it best to wax the entire car and then start removing the wax or is it best to do it in sections?
    I usually do it in sections. But I've also seen a lot of guys who say that the whole car should be waxed first before removing it?
  2. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    Apply the wax section panel by panel. What you do is the correct way
  3. Relativity

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    Why polish? you mean wax, right?
    Collinite is the best wax though.
  4. Rituraj

    Rituraj Regolare

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    I wish to do a DIY detailing in the following order
    1. Thorough wash with Amway Car Shampoo
    2. Claying with Mothers' California Gold Clay Bar Kit
    3. Polishing
    4. Waxing with Collinite 845
    I already have 1,2 and 4. I need a good quality polish that I can buy online as nothing is available locally, only cheap and fake stuff. The only polish that I am able to buy online is Meguiars Ultimate Polish. I am looking for feedback on that one. If anyone is aware of other alternatives, kindly suggest.
    Last edited: May 12, 2012
  5. Relativity

    Relativity Superiore

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    I wouldn't use anything by Amway on my car, but that's just me. I have their Shampoo and Car polish.
    Wax, you got it right. Polish I think is not necessary but there's plenty available online:Sonax

    I usually swear by Sonax products but they don't make a Wax. They have a polish though. I have Meg's products too and they are good as well.
  6. Cinju

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    Rituraj there is no need of using Polish on a new car. You can consider buying it after 4-5 yrs. As of now some good wax is more than enough.
  7. Rituraj

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    Cinju, the entire paint is covered with dried water marks. From my research online, I gather that a combination of clay and polish will help reduce/remove those water marks. Plus the polish should also do away with whatever minor swirl marks and blemishes that are there. Finally, Collinite 845 will help seal the achieved finish. What do you suggest?
  8. Cinju

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    Ritu then better way would be to use claybar. Yes polish would do away with minor swirl marks, but you can use even less abrasive things like glaze or swirl mark remover which would bring out an excellent shine as well to your car.
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  9. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    No need to polish. follow DWW rule(Dusting,Washing and Waxing):D polishing frequently is like using a medimix for new born baby. What the car need is protection and Wax will do it.
    5minutes dusting every day will keep the surface clean and you can give a bath in every week or twice in a week. waxing once in 4 months and polishing once in 3-4 years if required.
    Last edited: May 12, 2012
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  10. anoop

    anoop Superiore

    @rituraj: Water marks can be reduced a lot by following a good wash. Unless there are much stubborn water marks, I will also not prefer to polish a brand new car.

    Just read on Team BHP that Automall have shut shop - Now we have only BBImpex to get some good quality products. Wondering from where I will order ONR when my current bottle runs out :(

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