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DIY - Car Care & Detailing thread

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

  1. Relativity

    Relativity Superiore

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    @theblack - Take it to the nearest 3M and ask for the paint protection for old cars. You can opt only for the exterior restoration and leave the interior restoration alone, unless you need it.

    Else, you can use any gentle Rubbing Compound as a DIY. Formula 1 is 99% fake in the Indian market so I'd avoid it.
  2. kaps

    kaps Superiore

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    I have used Meguiar's SwirlX and found it to be effective. It is used by hand. The method I used was ONR > SwirlX > Collinite 845 > Collinite 476. The results were quite good.
  3. anoop

    anoop Superiore

    @theblack: the short answer to your worries - Team Ultimate Detailerz. Make an appointment with them and let them make your car shine like she was on her maiden day. Then, after that, buy a good wax and the ancillaries and start spending doing TLC with your car :)
  4. Rituraj

    Rituraj Regolare

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    I have ordered and received my bottle of Megs Ultimate Compound. I intend to remove some very stubborn water marks and light swirls with it. Then some Collinite 845 will be used to seal in the finish. Looking forward to the weekend :)
  5. Relativity

    Relativity Superiore

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    Sanjay has received his shipment of ONR. If you want any, write to him or check Bringingbest.com
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  6. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    Weekend was busy with interior cleaning and polishing...
    Product used was Waxpol:-
    VINYL & DASHBOARD POLISH
    125 ml bottle for 130 INR.

    Applied very thickly to the interior(except steering wheel) and next day wiped it out with dry cloth to remove excess polish.

    Now interior have got new look with shine on dashboard and the interior :)
  7. Cinju

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    Rituraj Ultimate compound would be a bit abrasive on your paint. Use it with care. It is not very mild rubbing compound.
  8. Rituraj

    Rituraj Regolare

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    Cinju, earlier in the thread, I had posted a picture of stubborn water marks on my car paint. Those are Type 2 water marks. Since then, I had been looking for products to help remove those marks. I had contacted Ultimate Detailers, Bangalore for a solution to the problem and they suggested that nothing apart from Megs UC would remove those marks. I understand UC is an aggressive rubbing compound, but in order to remove those water marks a mild polish might not be effective, as the marks have etched into the clear coat.
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  9. Ganges

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    i'm happy that i have received the Duragloss product from Sanjay :- Bringing Best.
    This weekend will be busy with car detailing job,hope i get the charm shine in one go !

    duragloss.jpg
  10. Cinju

    Cinju Esperto

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    @Ganges the product is a polish. Don't use it frequently. Do post pics before & after the job. Good luck.

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