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DIY - Car Care & Detailing thread

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

  1. Cinju

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  2. Linear

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    Well - pure carnauba & highest concentration are two different things, and there are a lot of myths floating around when it comes to carnauba wax. Pure carnauba wax is like a rock - you cannot apply it anywhere.

    Another catch in all these marketing campaigns - nobody ever publishes the exact percentage of carnauba in their product.

    Read through the following links -

    The MYTHS of Carnauba wax

    Car Care Myth: My Wax is 100% Carnauba! | In My Garage

    Paint- Care Myths And Reality - Motor Trend Magazine

    Collinite guys are actually very clever. They even call C845 a wax - whereas in reality it's a sealant.
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  3. Cinju

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    Linear thank you very much for the link. Very useful. I stand corrected now
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  4. Relativity

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    Guys, please research before spending money on detailing products. The detailing scene has moved on to spray waxes, spray sealants, nano sealants. These are easier to apply, last longer and offer better protection against the elements. Waxes are still used on dark color cars if depth is desired and Optimum Car Wax, Dodo Juice Waxes are some of the class leading waxes. Some of the best sealants and waxes are readily available in India - Ultima Paint Guard Plus with BB Impex is the best sealant available in India Ultima Paint Guard Plus 4 oz and Optimum Car Wax is the best wax available in India Optimum Car Wax

    These are not THE best products in the world but of the options available in India, they certainly are.
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  5. Linear

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    Some show-off. Cleaned & dressed my engine bay last weekend. Here are some before & after pics. Let them do the talking -

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    After -
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  6. Relativity

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    Something from my last detailing session on Saturday
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  7. linuxmanju

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    This is my Punto Sports after two coats of Blackfire Wet Diamond.

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  8. Relativity

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  9. linuxmanju

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    Haha.. Look who is advicing about trying out new things :)..

    On a serious note.. BFWD was there before UPGP.. Bought from Nirmal, never used it though.

    Had a small paint job on my rear wheel arch when a good looking lady could not help but roll back in her duster and scrape my car in the parking lot.

    The problem with that paint job was there were oversprays everywhere, and I had to use aggressive clay and machine polish from Nirmal to bring it back to shape.

    And this time instead of UPGP I tried BFWD, you know better about protection but this sealant is a great looker. Planning to top it up with bouncers wax shortly :rolleyes:.

    Sent from my SK17i using Tapatalk 2
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  10. Ganges

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