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DIY - Car Care & Detailing thread

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

  1. Cinju

    Cinju Esperto

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    Shivraj dont ever think that adding a coat of wax alone would get you a mirror like finish. It will definitely be good looking than what it is now. There are certain pre-wax process which needs to be done to get that mirror like finish like clay bar, scratch removal, swirl mark removal, gloss , wax & finally paint sealant. It also depends on how good your current paint condition is. Meguiars products are really good & worth the money you pay. You can get it even cheaper if you can source it from abroad like US.
  2. shivraj5624

    shivraj5624 Amatore

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    Thanks Cinju for speedy reply. Please let me know the pre wax products which are easily available in the market and should be cheap as i am spending a lot on tec wax already.
    Will tecwax harm the paint if applied wlthout the pre-wax products??
  3. Cinju

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    It wont do any harm to your paint. Please try it out 1st & if you dont feel satisfied we'll move with the other options. Detailing is a costly & time consuming process dude. There is no short cut :)
  4. pdydeva

    pdydeva Regolare

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    Holi damage..

    My BNW Punto celebrated holi yesterday. Thanks to the kids in the apartment. They sprinkled green coloured water all over the bonnet and doors. When I came back from work, shocked to see that it wasn't going away when I washed with water or Formula1's wash n wax shampoo :eek: Applied small quantity of Colgate Total tooth paste and created a foam with water.. voila.. the colours are gone.. I know I risked the paint surface with a tooth paste, but to my luck it didn't damage the paint shine or surface.

    PS: I won't recommend Colgate Total for a car wash but definitely recommend it for your teeth :-D
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  5. Relativity

    Relativity Superiore

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    Tech Wax 2.0 is a dated product with poor durability. won't last longer than a month in Chennai. You want something durable for 3 months, looks better and is easier to apply; go for Optimum Car Wax.
    ECC Bangalore is the authorized retailer in India and they ship it in 1 day. You can find them on Facebook as Eco Car Care Asia.

    BTW, Tech Wax 2.0 is a sealant. Optimum Car Wax is a hybrid with 5% Carnuba Wax. THE most durable spray wax ever created. 100 Ml is INR 410.
  6. Cinju

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  7. Relativity

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    Don't worry, an year ago I was asking such questions before I joined International forums and thrashed everything out. Plus I had to get my hands dirty as arm chair detailing does not help. Unless you use some of the leading waxes, hybrids, sealants and silica sealants with your own hands; it's hard to believe what is true.
    Meguiar's Ultimate Quick wax is easily available in India but is a spray sealant so lacks depth and warmth. Plus the durability is 3 weeks top. OCW on the other hand has some Carnuba content and is equally easy to apply. There are of course hybrid sealants, nano sealants and coating that will last a longer time but are priced at a premium.

    You can read more about it here Optimum Car Wax v2 - first impressions - Detailing World
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2013
  8. J Ravi

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    I have been using Meguiar's NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 [I have both liquid and paste forms] from the past 2 years without any other product. My Linea continues to shine brilliantly as ever. :)
  9. Cinju

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    I am using collinite 915 Marque D'Elegance pure carnuaba wax & buffing it with hand is my worst dream. But when you see the finished product voila the saying gets true ..No pain - no gain ;) . Thanks mate let me go through your link.
  10. Linear

    Linear Amatore

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    This is seriously awesome stuff, though it's not pure carnuba by any means.

    This is true as well.

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