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DIY - Car Care & Detailing thread

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

  1. vijays777

    vijays777 Regolare

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    Linea T-Jet
  2. PatchyBoy

    PatchyBoy Esperto

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    @vijays777 - I would really be wary. Please see user reviews. The language of the reviews sounds similar, as in posted by the same person and 5 out of 6 reviews are posted on the same date.

    Rajan
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  3. anoop

    anoop Superiore

    @Ganesh: Detailing is a bug and once it bites you, you will always look for new \ better products. Layering is a good technique but make sure that you give enough time for the first layer to cure before you apply second product. I am not sure if using Collinite above F1 gives any better result, but do take some time and read about layering if you are interested in it.

    2patchyboy: I would suggest applying a mesh. Or alternatively, you can stuff some old news paper over the black plastic when you park the car. Just be sure to remove it before you take the car out next day.

    @Vijay: stay away from such offers - these products are not of good quality. It is always better to spend a little more and invest in good quality products. I can vouch that the multipurpose tool kit is useless - I have same thing lying around some were in my house.
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  4. vijays777

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    Thanks Anoop/patchboy, yeah reading the reviews think its not true also ... better will stay out , and buy a useful one , at least one
  5. PatchyBoy

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    @anoop - Thanks. Could someone please tell me what is the purpose of those vents and what would happen if they are blocked off completely?

    Rajan

    ---------- Post added at 01:15 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:49 AM ----------

    MODS: Sorry about back to back post. Time window expired. Merge if required. Thanks

    Finally, job done. Pictures here

    Cheers,

    Rajan
  6. Rituraj

    Rituraj Regolare

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    My BNW beauty detailed by hand

    -Amway Car Wash
    -Mothers' California Gold Clay Bar kit
    - Meguiars SwirlX
    - Collinite 845
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  7. NitinGirish

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    Good Job Rituraj.

    Please let me know how the procedure for using this.I mean do you apply it after washing and drying, with an applicator pad or MF.

    I am a bit tentative about using this so just want to know the right way to do it from experienced guys.
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  8. Rituraj

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    Thanks, NitinGirish. This was my first ever DIY detailing experience, so I am in no way one of those experienced guys. :) As for your query on Swirl X application, I used it as a third step after washing and claying. Since I applied it by hand, I used an MF applicator pad. As for the application, I applied SwirlX on small sections at a time, in circular motions and buffed off with an MF cloth. Getting the entire car polished by hand is one hell of an exercise. This was followed by a double coat of Collinite 845 sealant to protect the achieved finish.

    Hope this helps. Detailing gurus on the forum would be able to guide you better.
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  9. Relativity

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    What exactly does the swirl X do?
  10. Rituraj

    Rituraj Regolare

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    SwirlX is a swirl remover that also contains polishing oils. However, getting rid of swirls by hand is extremely difficult if not impossible.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2012
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