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DIY - Car Care & Detailing thread

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

  1. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    nice.
    Its hard to spot any swirls . Do you use a machine polisher to clean out these swirls (if you had them)?
    How old is your car?
  2. Relativity

    Relativity Superiore

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    Thanks. All done by hand, I don't have a machine polisher.
    The Car is 1.5 years old and it did have a lot of swirls and minor scratches that were carefully corrected using some the best detailing supplies.
  3. theblack

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    Please let me know how you corrected the swirls i'm also having many swirls on the bonnet and roof i would like to repair them
  4. Cinju

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    Just one word. Perfect. Kudos Relativity. Very hard to maintain a car without swirls until & unless it is only washed by you.
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  5. Linear

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    LOL, it's hard - even impossible - not to get swirls even if you wash the car yourself.

    The moment you touch your car, there's a chance that you'll induce very minor scratches - these accumulate & create an illusion called the dreaded swirl marks.
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  6. theblack

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    :anyone has answer to my question above?
  7. Cinju

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    @Linear I didn't mean that we can keep our cars swirl free by washing it ourselves. What I meant is we can minimise it to a certain limit if we follow a right washing procedure. :).

    theblack you need to look out for swirl removers which can be used by hand. 3M has got one, Meguiars has got one. But make sure they can be used by hand & not with machine polishers. Lets wait for Relativity's reply. He has done an excellent work.

    You can check out this pdf for finding out some products.

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  8. Linear

    Linear Amatore

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    Your biggest problem is a black car - it's a flat colour (does not have metallic flakes like Relativity's car) and shows up swirls much more than any other.

    Best way out, talk to a good detailer who will remove swirls for you by machine. Then you can use the protection (sealant / wax) of your own choice.

    You are from Bangalore - two good names come to mind immediately - Keystone & Ultimate Detailerz. Of course there's 3M, but very expensive and you'll have to go for complete package. These two are very knowledgeable & experienced guys in the field and they also use some of the best products available.
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  9. theblack

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    let me call them up and see what they charge.
    thanks
  10. Relativity

    Relativity Superiore

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    I used Bilt Hamber Cleanser Polish and Bilt Hamber Finis Wax.
    For a black non metallic, BH Auto Balm would totally transform the paint. But the key is in prep, if you are a detailing enthusiast; only then attempt polishing by hand. Else, better to approach Ultimate Detailerz for a machine correction. So many products out there. But you need to know your products, else leave it to the detailer.
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