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DIY - Car Care & Detailing thread

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

  1. Rituraj

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    water spots.jpg

    Earlier in the thread I had asked for a solution for water spots. Here is a pic of a small section of the roof. These water marks are very rigid. Diluted vinegar won't remove them.
    Suggestions please.
  2. Relativity

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    Colgate White Toothpaste?
  3. Rituraj

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    Toothpaste is effective only for the glass. The entire car paint is covered with these marks and as I already said, these are very rigid
  4. Cinju

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    Ritu on seeing those what I feel the best solution would be to take her to some car detailing shop & let them handle this. My only point is the buffing tool they have will be able to clear these much better than what we do with our hand. Once after that is done, you can give her a good coat of wax in 3 months interval.
  5. Rituraj

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    Cinju, that would have been the easiest way out but there are no professional detailers in my place. I can take the car to TASS but knowing them, they would only make matters worse (their years old dirty pads would only give the car thousands of swirls). Can someone suggest products please? What about something like Megs Ultimate Compound or Swirl X?
  6. Relativity

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    Looks like the car needs to go in for rubbing. There isn't any detailer there?
  7. Cinju

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    Ritu one product I can suggest is Formula 1 SCRATCH OUT® Liquid Rubbing Compound (Check here ). This is a very mild abrasive compoud & you can use it even for scratch removal. As it being very mild, even removing scratch takes times & little extra work. Even I use it for removing stains leftover by bird droppings. I recommend this particular product as I have been using it for the last 3-4 yrs. Megs ultimate compound seem to be bit more harsh on tha paint. For your purpose something lighter is the best. Try this out & I am sure you wont regret ::T . You can get it from Ebay.
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  8. sungoa2010

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    Waxing is the best solution to avoid this kind of problems. Try with the products what cinju has suggested. Waxing gives a protective layer. I would recommend it before monsoon. Have you tried the shampoo once again for removing those water marks?
  9. Rituraj

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    Yes, yesterday being a Sunday, gave the car a nice wash with Amway Car Shampoo. Thereafter, I tried to gently rub the car with vinegar diluted with water, using a microfiber, but to no avail. As Cinju has suggested above, I might order Formula 1 Scratch Out or Megs Scratch X/Swirl X and use them after some claying. If I manage to remove the water marks, I will use Colinite 845 to seal the finish.
    Last edited: May 21, 2012
  10. Relativity

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    How do you guys clean the alloys, especially the brake dust? I just got the car washed a few days ago and they cleaned the alloys and under chasis but the brake dust is again building up. Can it be cleaned with regular detergent and a cloth or needs products like a Wheel Cleaner etc?

    Car Care Products - Meguiars - Hot Rims All Wheel Cleaner

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