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DIY - Car Care & Detailing thread

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

  1. SunnyBoi

    SunnyBoi Amatore

  2. metal_heart

    metal_heart Amatore

    Linea 1.3
    No, I havn't tried it. Couldn't find a smaller pack to try it out
    Less than a grand, (But not like, 100gm for a grand). I'm not sure, if i'll be able to carry on with detailing bug for long, hence dont want to invest too much

    I'm currently, struggling b/w passion & practicality. Don't have privilege to covered parking in office/home, also my home is surrounded by construction activities (so, dust cover is visible in 30 min). Plus, our society doesn't allow car washing (to the extent, there arn't any water outlet(s) available, and daily cleaning guys are told(repeatedly), not to spill water , even on tires).

    As winter's has started (similar in rainy season), the dust layer get mixed with moisture and soil the car badly (and the jopasu is useless now). Until, last month my routine was
    - Jopasu wipe (Daily)
    - Proklear Rinseless Spray Cleaning (weekly)
    - ABRO paste wax (monthly)

    Jopasu Duster had been doing job great until recently, when DEW has started.(Similarly, if it rains). As the car get covered in dust in no time, and moisture (DEW/RAIN) over it, makes the car really dirty. And because, car isn't dry, i can not use jopasu

    I have hectic schedule, 12-14 hrs (as most of us), so I generally get ready (for ofc) and just wipe off (using Jopasu), just before leaving. (Its convenient and doesn't spoil cloth, as u stay distant from car surface)

    Now (especially in winters), DEW setlles over dust and makes car hell dirty. Jopasu is useless (on wet car) and wiping the car using MF isn't really practical.
    I can't avoid dust or dew (open parking) and wipe cleaning car (daily) isn't practical. (remember, I clean car, suited booted biggrin.gif )

    - Is there a remedy for cleaning this dust & water mixture from car (similar like Jopasu).
    - If there isn't quick solution to above, I plan to hire the regular washer guy (again sad.gif ) and keep following my routine weekly. (Rinseless/QD). Not sure, if weekly QD would be helpful, as washer guy's rag would strip off the wax in no time.
    - (Impossible though). Become heartless, and let the washer guy handle the car cleaning & get professional detailing done every 6 month

    I got suggestion, for using car cover. But I cant put car cover over dirty car,and if i have to clean it before/after the cover daily, i'll rather clean it anyways (which isn't seeming feasible for long :arghh:)

    Any suggestion, apart from I leave my laziness and getup 1/2 hr early and go down and clean the car (under foggy condition, and looking nerd . Also, wifey's argument(read blackmailing), I look stupid cleaning the car (in campus)for hours :eek:. In winter's here, it really a challenge to get up early morning & clean the car.

    I do love the car, but not more than my health (and also wifey's concern).Struggling b/w detailing bug and practicality.
  3. SunnyBoi

    SunnyBoi Amatore

    another black punto for you guys




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  4. ghodlur

    ghodlur Esperto


    Thats simply awesome gloss. I think next time someone wants to sell their black coloured cars, they need to contact you for the photography skills.;);)
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  5. SunnyBoi

    SunnyBoi Amatore

    My photography skills suck. I only had a phone to take pictures I would have better pictures if I had a DSLR
  6. Diganta Malakar

    Diganta Malakar Novizio

    Punto Evo 1.2
    any pointers to buy california car duster from ?
  7. Dr Nitin Dutta

    Dr Nitin Dutta Novizio

    Guwahait; Assam INDIA
    Avventura 1.4
  8. Diganta Malakar

    Diganta Malakar Novizio

    Punto Evo 1.2
  9. Karan

    Karan Amatore

    Punto Evo 1.3
    Hi friends,
    I am planning to buy a wash and wax liquid thinking it will serve both the purposes at one go.
    Can any one please suggest a good brand for wash and wax?
  10. selwyn.a

    selwyn.a Amatore

    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
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