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

  1. puntopunter

    puntopunter Novizio

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    Well i have only one as of now as it was about to start raining will post more pics tomorrow. The job was done at SuperWash @ gachibowli , hyderabad

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    Can Any one tell me how to remove that "ankitha motors" Sticker without scratching the paint. I asked the guy at car wash but he told me its not possible without scratching the paint.
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    This one is before washing the car. IMG_20141016_122314.jpg
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  2. kunwar.g

    kunwar.g Superiore

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    Gurgaon
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Good shine from what is visible.

    LOL to professional guys saying it will scratch paint. Ideally he should have done it before doing polishing by diamong cut. Any small swirls created would have been corrected by diamond cut and wax.

    If its like the 3D Emblem made of plastic ( topped with chrome paint ) like the emblem of Punto then read my share at the below link

    http://teamfiat.com/threads/buying-ownership-experience-fgp-active-knight-ob-1.12815/page-2

    If its just a sticker, then do the below

    1. Blow hairdryer on the sticker, not holding the blower at one location for over 2 seconds. Do one letter at a time.
    2. Try to remove the sticker from one corner with help of finger nails. Dont put much pressure, just lightly
    3. Once you have done it repeat step 1 and 2 with other letters.
    4.Once all is done. Get WD40 ( or if you can purchase any glue remover specific product ) and spay over a small piece of cloth. Then apply the solution on the area with has the sticker residue left. The idea is to just damp the area so avoid any scrubbing.
    5. Leave for 2 mins
    6. With help of finger nails slowly loosen all residue. Once done wipe off with wet cloth and then with dry cloth
    7. Wash the area to remove any residue
    8. Wash hands with soap and warm water if did not use gloves for the above :)
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  3. puntopunter

    puntopunter Novizio

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    Hyderabad
    Thanks for the suggestion. I think doing all this will remove the sticker without any scratch..
  4. Kiran_Borra

    Kiran_Borra Novizio

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    After 4 hours of DIY with Meguiars Ultimate polish followed by Quick Wax spray!
    Used Skil polisher with foam pad for polish and super shine micro fibre towel for waxing.
    It was my maiden DIY attempt with polisher and the results were indeed promising...

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  5. Linear

    Linear Amatore

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    Very nice. The red really sparkles after a good polish. You should have taken a few before snaps too, just to emphasize the difference.
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  6. selwyn.a

    selwyn.a Amatore

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    KA51
    GA01
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
  7. Vishi

    Vishi Amatore

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    Bangalore
    Bangalore
    Linea 1.3
    Planning to order Jopasu duster. Have one query though. Can we use Jopasu duster to clean the dust that is there in the glass on daily basis?
  8. ghodlur

    ghodlur Esperto

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    @Vishi

    Yes you can. But my experience with the Jopasu duster is it gets soiled too quickly. Even a week of usage makes the duster go from fairly white to pitch black. So I wash it on weekly basis. Somehow I haven't been a big fan boy of Jopasu duster, but then I dont have any alternatives either.
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  9. Vishi

    Vishi Amatore

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    Bangalore
    Bangalore
    Linea 1.3
    Thanks @ghodlur . I have read in other forums that the Jopasu duster should not be cleaned with water as there are some coating present and will be damaged if cleaned in water.
  10. ghodlur

    ghodlur Esperto

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    So how will the dust picked up by the microfibres be removed. The cover of the duster talks about the washing in cold water when the duster stops picking the dirt. Refer to link for the pics.

    http://www.teamfiat.com/threads/mam...unto-mjd-emotion.10171/page-19#post-841919411
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