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DIY - Car Care & Detailing thread

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

  1. Vishi

    Vishi Amatore

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    Thanks for clarifying @ghodlur.
    Recently I purchased Meguiar's NXT Car Wash and Microfiber.
    I do not have a water pressure washer with me. How do I start cleaning the car then? Should I pour water first and then clean it with Shampoo?
  2. ghodlur

    ghodlur Esperto

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    1) Use Jopasu duster to sweep off the dirt.
    2) Cleanse the car with water
    3) Wash the car with the shampoo+ water combination. Use two bucket method. One bucket for dipping the shampoo solution, second one for rinsing the wash mitt. Do not dip the wash mitt in the concentrate bucket before rinsing
    4) Cleanse the car again to remove any soapy residue
    5) Wipe the car with Microfibre, use dedicated MF for absorbing the water. Wring and re-use till water is completely absorbed
    6) Use a cleaner MF to wipe the car.

    This is based on my washing routine.
  3. Vishi

    Vishi Amatore

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    Bangalore
    Linea 1.3
  4. testdrive

    testdrive Amatore

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  5. Linea2013

    Linea2013 Timido

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  6. ghodlur

    ghodlur Esperto

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    I would not advise such liberal use of WD40 for detailing. For me WD40 is a spray for loosening stubborn rust. Fo detailing there are good products out there.
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  7. Linea2013

    Linea2013 Timido

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    Well, WD 40 is a cheap option, but there are lot, for example to tackle the heavy dirt on fabric seats I prefer the 303 Fabric spot remover.
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  8. Aditya Bhardwaj

    Aditya Bhardwaj Timido

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    New Delhi
    Punto Evo 1.3
    Has anyone used the 3M Cream wax ? How is it compared to Formula one and the rest ? I planned to get the Meguiar's Tech Wax but the short of Vitamin M led me to the 3M one. Please refer the attached picture below. 3m cream wax.jpg
  9. pdash

    pdash Regolare

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    Bangalore
    Mahadevapura
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Recently I have changed my wiper. The old wiper has left some mark in the outer region in the wind shield. Is there any way we can remove them.
  10. Pradeepms

    Pradeepms Amatore

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    Mysore, Karanataka
    Mysore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    @ghodlur /Experts I have a question,
    Last sunday I have washed my punto with shampoo, now today i can find some dust on my punto, can i go ahead and just clean using dry micro fibre cloth or do i need to follow two bucket method of cleaning....
    TIA
    Cheers

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