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DIY - Car Care & Detailing thread

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

  1. Bibendu

    Bibendu Timido

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    Cuttack
    Linea T-Jet
    Sure thing bro.
    Bought carnauba wax.
    Looking forward to try my hand at detailing.
    BTW buying Tjet was the best decision ever made. Driving this thing is heaven.
  2. Kyle1994

    Kyle1994 Timido

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    Lesmahagow
    Fiat Enthusiast
    I have just got a fiat punto 14 plate 1.2 easy, I am looking for advice as to what the best cleaning product is for hand washing my car and what cloths etc to use, my first car that I have got and would like to keep on top of its looks, any help would be appreciated.
  3. Gaurav Hatkar

    Gaurav Hatkar Timido

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    Mumbai
    Linea 1.4
    Hi team, I have Couple of Concerns with regards to Car Care. Can anyone Please help me with these..

    1) I have Hairline Scratches on my Car's bonnet. is there any way to remove those Scratches?
    2) I have Too Many Scratches on my windshield Glass, Is there any way to remove those Scratched?
    3) My Remote central Locking is not working, By mistake It was drenched with rain water. Can that be brought back to life by Drying it?
    4) and the Most Critical one, the Rats n Mice which bites the Wiring n Pipes. Is there anyways through which I could keep them away from my car... I tried a lot ways, but all of them proved useless.

    team Please Help me with a solution.
  4. naruf1

    naruf1 Amatore

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    Namma Bengaluru
    Hi Gaurav,

    For Hairline scratches on bonnet, you could try a 2k rubbing compound, apply the compound on plain cotton cloth and go circular motion. Do not rub too hard, but the best bet would be to leave them as they are. Use wax polish after a wash for every three months.

    For Scratches on Glass I have not much idea on this, but there are commercially available products for removing scratches.

    If he remote is not operated then keep them without using for more than 48hrs and try to operate them, wish you luck. Else, you may need to replace battery.

    About Rat and Mice, one tried option is bit of Tobacco mixed with water, place a ball of this mix in the engine bay. Hope this helps!
  5. Omar

    Omar Amatore

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    Bangalore
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    @SunnyBoi - can you please advise where you got your front and rear fender lips painted red? I am interested to go for the same.

    Thanks.
  6. Giridhar

    Giridhar Amatore

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    Chennai
    Chennai
    Avventura 1.3 90 HP
    Hello all. Below are the items which I use for my car. Coming December it will be two years old. And I feel it still looks the same as I bought it from the showroom. Some pictures of my Tank Avvvy.

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  7. Swaminathan Gopalan

    Swaminathan Gopalan Timido

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    Coimbatore
    Guys, any idea where can we get waterless wash products and any best product name to choose from? I am also in a situation where my Linea has to be parked under open roof and cleaning it with Jopasu puts swirl marks in time being when it gets dirt.
  8. pra.agar

    pra.agar Regolare

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    Bangalore
    Need suggestions on car detailing, which products should one use for exterior and interior?
  9. ghodlur

    ghodlur Esperto

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    Thane
    Experts,

    Any suggestions on a good and effective drying towel? The usual MF towel does not absorb much and have to repeatedly wrung to dry the car after washing. How is Meguiars water magnet brand. Presently available on Amazon India for 790 bucks.

    @pra.agar
    Exterior: 3M shampoo, 3M Auto speciality liquid wax, 3M perfect it finish compound, Formula 1 bug and tar remover, Formula 1 high wheel performance foaming wheel care for Alloys, two drying MF towels, two polishing MF towels.
    Interior: 3M dashboard dresser
    Others: Foam pads, a good wash mitt.

    Above are purely my personal opinion.
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  10. pra.agar

    pra.agar Regolare

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    Bangalore
    My god, this are too much of products to get. Are all this available @3M outlet? And for DIY the first post is enough?

    How is Sonax car shampoo?

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

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