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DIY - Car Care & Detailing thread

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

  1. Relativity

    Relativity Superiore

    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    I am no authority on this but your best bet would be to use the Jopasu duster every morning and a weekly stint with ONR should suffice.
    If you can't get your hands on ONR, you could use any good Car Shampoo once a fortnight. I have tried Eagle One Easi Dri and Meguiar's. I would go with Eagle One. You could also buy a good spray wax to use after the wash, as an added layer of protection.
    The only thing to be careful with is the bird droppings and they should be removed at the earliest. use a MF towel and Meguiar's Quick Detailer for this.
  2. theblack

    theblack Esperto

    i would also recommend Meguiar or Mothers for this..
    I personally have Mothers quick detailer and over the weekend i washed and applied it .. It was really looking like a star on the road
  3. SAF_RoadWarrior

    SAF_RoadWarrior Amatore

    Linea 1.4
    thanks relativity and thblack..any advice where can I get Meguiar or Mothers products in India.Ebay looks costly.
  4. anoop

    anoop Superiore

    I agree with relativity

    but however, I would politely like to disagree with this part
    With all the detailing experience under your hat, you are surely an authority to pass an informed opinion :)

    @saf: I think 3M shops sells some of the meguiar stuff. They even have an online store for India - http://www.meguiars.co.in.
    Mothers - Automall used to sell mothers brand products. Now I am not sure if any one have stepped in to fill the void left by automall.

    You can check with Sanjay (bringingbest) to see if he have any stock of the stuff you need.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2012
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  5. sungoa2010


    Monsoon has started and it is very difficult to remove the dust now. Even if we keep the vehicle inside because of moisture the dust is giving a nice coating on the surface. Even if you wash the car there is no use. I think we need to wipe the car every time we come back from rain if we want to keep the beauty as it was earlier::pP
  6. theblack

    theblack Esperto

    3m sells McGuire and automall sells mothers and McGuire
    Mothers quick detailer would cost 400
    And my guess is that it will last at least 4 months of you apply regularly also
  7. shivraj5624

    shivraj5624 Amatore

    Belgaum, Karnataka
    Linea 1.3
    Car care products...Is it wise to use???

    i found Nulon automagic car care products.it costs Rs 999/- online..it includes car body wash,tyre care,interior,windshield sprayer etc..do they have any side effects on car paint ?? Nulon Automagic Car Care Set-Car Care Set - Nulon India Ltd.
    is it worth buying..
    mods ,i didn't find any specific thread to post this..you can move it to a specific topic:)

    Mods Note: Thread merged
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 18, 2012
  8. anoop

    anoop Superiore

    @shivraj5624: I would stay away from unknown brands like this. I am not sure how safe and good these products are, so I would skip them and invest in stuff from well known brands.
  9. theblack

    theblack Esperto

    my car has a lot of swirl marks not very evident but when you look at it closely it surely pops up.
    I tried my best in the past 2 yrs to keep it spotless but i think washing and wiping might with a cloth does take its toll on the paint over years...
    Is there any DIY to remove these marks an make it spotless again?
    I dont have any sort of paint protection treatment done ... I dont have any experience using a mechanized buffer that profs use...
    I'm more comfortable doing it by hand even if it takes longer.. So any way i can get back the good old look...?
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 20, 2012
  10. Cinju

    Cinju Esperto

    theblack there are products like swirl mark removers. Even I have ordered a 3M swirl mark remover from amazon which can be used by hand.I will be getting it only by next month through a friend of mine. But without using it I cant recommend it to you . Only detailing enthus may go in for a swirl mark remover . When you are searching for the product, make sure that it can be used by hand. Most products are recommended to be used with mechanised buffers.

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