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DIY - Car Care & Detailing thread

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

  1. ghodlur

    ghodlur Esperto

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    Krishna, my intention for asking the list was also for the purpose and when it is to be used.
    Agreed, detailing is addictive and truly back breaking, but i see it as a form of exercise which otherwise in hectic weekdays is not always possible. Yes as of now I can now work max to a stretch of 4 hrs not a minute more.
  2. metal_heart

    metal_heart Amatore

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    Also, Can someone recommend a much affordable Glaze & Synthetic Paint Protection paste. I currently use ABRO Gold Wax (I guess, it carnubax bax based). Want something which is more durable and in similar price range (especially which can repel dust)
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  3. KPR

    KPR Regolare

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    After taking possession of my RED, I enjoy my sundays by sweating out. I had a white car earlier. White is quite easy to maintain and not much on gloss thingy. But ferrari red?!?! I must admit it makes one sweat a lot and shed a lot of calories . But I enjoy every moment of it. I recently bought armor all butter smooth wax. Applied it this sunday and it made my RED glitter.
  4. metal_heart

    metal_heart Amatore

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    I envy you guys, who have space & resource(s) available at disposal. With no availability of covered parking & almost nil access to water usage, its difficult to detail the car (especially in extreme weather of North, either it always too hot or too cold)
    Yeah White is easier to maintain, but there isn't much fun in detailing it aswell. The outcome (though helpful to paint), isn't much visible to naked eyes (as compared to dark colors). A dark colored detailed vehicle would stand out much more than a white one.
  5. SunnyBoi

    SunnyBoi Amatore

    Hehe honestly I dont remember what all I have with me. I have been collecting detailing stuff since eternity. All the stuff on the shelf are things I dont use anymore and I'm trying to build a nice showcase.

    Every product has a purpose, some products within the same class do not always work on different paints so have to use alternatives. Hence so many products just to do the same thing.

    I got these just this week :

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    This was my collection of waxes and sealants two years back. Ever since I have added lot more into it

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  6. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    White hides the swirls which are way more deeper than other dark colors. Its easy to miss them. The BNW when detailed gave you as much gloss. Its all in the skil of the detailer.

    Will let my BNW Linea do the talking by first week of Jan 2016.
  7. SunnyBoi

    SunnyBoi Amatore

    Watch this video and think again



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  8. metal_heart

    metal_heart Amatore

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    This is an absolute beauty.

    Is there a concept of group detailing (similar to group study). Would be great opportunity to learn :headphone:
  9. ghodlur

    ghodlur Esperto

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    Holy cow. That's absolutely superb. I could never get that kind of gloss of my car when I had bought it. Now you got me interested. The reflection in the second pic is simply amazing.:woot:

    Now be a good TFIian and share your secrets pls.:p:p
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  10. SunnyBoi

    SunnyBoi Amatore

    Hehe, this level of finish required professional equipment, professional compounds and polishes. Even if I tell you how I did it, without these you cannot achieve this level of finish
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