Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Long-Term Ownership Reviews


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 8th August 2009, 19:30   #316
Distinguished - BHPian
 
anjan_c2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 5,531
Thanked: 4,705 Times
Default

There's a post with pictures here showing my concern over the fact that within two or three months the grayish black plastics have got faded and look cheap and crap like stuff. My concern was addressed by a fellow teambhpian here who suggested application of a good plastic polish. Thanks to him ! He is raj_5004!
Today I applied a reputed brand of plastic and vinyl polish and preservative, over the black plastics on the exterior and interior- bumpers, door handles, grille,wheel covers and interior on the dash and plastic bins,inner door handles and vow the results!
The shine is back like new and even better than new on all the unpainted plastic components. The Scorpio has got back its gleaming looks. And for the pictures- will post them in a few days time!
But the message now is that I will have to give repeated applications of this polish and preservative every few months.
Meanwhile after completing the running in period of the Brute SUV, the turbo lag at 1500-2000 rpm seems to have nearly disappeared. The turbo lag was very, very imminent in the earlier days, with me driving alone and the SUV empty whenever I touched the 1500-2000 rpm mark. Just today, with five passengers seated while engaging the fifth gear while driving below 40kmph the turbo lag and the hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm was audible making its come back after a long gap of time. I changed over to the fourth and it was gone. The turbo lag is a once in a while feature these days, in such situations.

Last edited by anjan_c2007 : 8th August 2009 at 19:35.
anjan_c2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th August 2009, 20:41   #317
Senior - BHPian
 
raj_5004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Dubai/Mumbai
Posts: 5,078
Thanked: 2,031 Times
Default

Good to hear that buddy, finally you are happy that your scorp got its shine back. i feel you will need to apply the polish once every 6 months or so.

ahhhh, turbo lag... whats that? Lol... enjoy driving.
raj_5004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th August 2009, 21:48   #318
BHPian
 
agbenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: TN38
Posts: 956
Thanked: 95 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by anjan_c2007 View Post
True Vijay, the Japanese, Korean and European cars have feather touch horn buttons but Mahindra UV's and SUV's are yet to improve upon this feature. Maybe they think of starting to offer the feather touch horn buttons with higher variants because they offer everything at a premium.
I have no complaints with Scoprio Horns - you can not expect this from a man who drove a Chevy. For Indians the horn in Chevy cars are placed in such an awkward position, as a small circle in the center of the steering. This one issue Chevy India doesn't want to work with - means they do not care about Opinions and feedbacks.
agbenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2009, 21:10   #319
Senior - BHPian
 
tanwaramit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Dilwalon ki Dilli
Posts: 1,886
Thanked: 334 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by anjan_c2007 View Post
Thanks to him ! He is raj_5004!
Today I applied a reputed brand of plastic and vinyl polish and preservative, over the black plastics on the exterior and interior- bumpers, door handles, grille,wheel covers and interior on the dash and plastic bins,inner door handles and vow the results!
The shine is back like new and even better than new on all the unpainted plastic components. The Scorpio has got back its gleaming looks. And for the pictures- will post them in a few days time!
let the pictures do justice.

Raj, Anjan: please share this secret with me too, had been looking for this. Service center guys didn't share the material used here, and surprisingly accessories shop owner also didn't knew. My car is eagerly waiting for this stuff.
tanwaramit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2009, 22:17   #320
Senior - BHPian
 
raj_5004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Dubai/Mumbai
Posts: 5,078
Thanked: 2,031 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tanwaramit View Post
let the pictures do justice.

Raj, Anjan: please share this secret with me too, had been looking for this. Service center guys didn't share the material used here, and surprisingly accessories shop owner also didn't knew. My car is eagerly waiting for this stuff.
hi buddy. there are many such polish solutions available in the market. well, i have a dashboard cleaner as well, which i even use for my front guard. it works well.
raj_5004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2009, 22:23   #321
BHPian
 
f1fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 693
Thanked: 41 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by raj_5004 View Post
hi buddy. there are many such polish solutions available in the market. well, i have a dashboard cleaner as well, which i even use for my front guard. it works well.
How is the dash cleaner that you use? I am looking out for one in my car and it would be great if you can share the name of the same.
f1fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2009, 23:24   #322
Distinguished - BHPian
 
anjan_c2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 5,531
Thanked: 4,705 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tanwaramit View Post
let the pictures do justice.

Raj, Anjan: please share this secret with me too, had been looking for this. Service center guys didn't share the material used here, and surprisingly accessories shop owner also didn't knew. My car is eagerly waiting for this stuff.
Quote:
Originally Posted by f1fan View Post
How is the dash cleaner that you use? I am looking out for one in my car and it would be great if you can share the name of the same.
Thats simple- its no secret at all 3M plastic and vinyl polish and preservative.I am quite pleased with the product.Will post pictures soon.
anjan_c2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th August 2009, 18:21   #323
Distinguished - BHPian
 
anjan_c2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 5,531
Thanked: 4,705 Times
Default

A picture of the faded plastics pre-polish days
Name:  sonycamv 005.jpg
Views: 1083
Size:  131.6 KB

Some pictures of the polished, now like new and shining black plastic components
Name:  sonycamv 122.jpg
Views: 1376
Size:  131.4 KB
Name:  sonycamv 144.jpg
Views: 1376
Size:  134.6 KB
Name:  sonycamv 145.jpg
Views: 1353
Size:  130.5 KB
Name:  sonycamv 143.jpg
Views: 1357
Size:  133.7 KB

Last edited by anjan_c2007 : 12th August 2009 at 18:27.
anjan_c2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th August 2009, 21:58   #324
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Dubai
Posts: 3,860
Thanked: 128 Times
Default

Hey Anjan,

The polish does look as good as new!

You need to put up better pictures of the beau!
HappyWheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th August 2009, 23:11   #325
Distinguished - BHPian
 
anjan_c2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 5,531
Thanked: 4,705 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HappyWheels View Post
Hey Anjan,

The polish does look as good as new!

You need to put up better pictures of the beau!
Thanks Happywheels-sure will post some more better pictures soon.
anjan_c2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th August 2009, 10:20   #326
BHPian
 
agbenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: TN38
Posts: 956
Thanked: 95 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by anjan_c2007 View Post
A picture of the faded plastics pre-polish days

Some pictures of the polished, now like new and shining black plastic components
Plastics look clean and perfect. Good job!
Is yours an M2DI? or mHawk powered?

I saw the M2DI version yesterday in the showroom, its Bolero Engine in Scorpio Body. Till last week it came with the older bumpers, and now it has been changed to Mighty muscular. :-). So I hope no more older Scorpios with old design, which many liked here.
agbenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th August 2009, 10:40   #327
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,036
Thanked: 384 Times
Default

Just came across your ownership thread lovely writeup and details.
This is the best color in scorpio and I guess easier to maintain then black or white.

About the protective disk bending issue , Were the wheel nuts little loose or unequally fastened at any point by any chance ? That may cause some weight to be shifted to the outer disk. This protective disk never comes in contact with any surface so should not bend otherwise even if you drive on bumps or on off road track.

I guess it was good you detected this in time else shear forces may break the bolt causing serious damage.

About plastics what did you use 3M dashboard polish ?
amitk26 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 13th August 2009, 13:41   #328
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ahmedabad
Posts: 1,457
Thanked: 10 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by anjan_c2007 View Post
Thats simple- its no secret at all 3M plastic and vinyl polish and preservative.I am quite pleased with the product.Will post pictures soon.
Quote:
Originally Posted by amitk26 View Post
Just came across your ownership thread lovely writeup and details.

About plastics what did you use 3M dashboard polish ?
amitk, thats what he already said in his post, its 3M plastic and vinyl polish.
Anjan, cool pictures and good to hear you are enjoying your ride on her.Bumpers look back to shine after that polish.
vijaythacker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th August 2009, 13:42   #329
Senior - BHPian
 
tanwaramit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Dilwalon ki Dilli
Posts: 1,886
Thanked: 334 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by anjan_c2007 View Post
Thats simple- its no secret at all 3M plastic and vinyl polish and preservative.I am quite pleased with the product.Will post pictures soon.
Okay, brand name, thats good, can you share the pic of the cleaner too ?

I guess this is one product only "3M plastic and vinyl polish and preservative"

Quote:
Originally Posted by raj_5004 View Post
hi buddy. there are many such polish solutions available in the market. well, i have a dashboard cleaner as well, which i even use for my front guard. it works well.
Raj, I too have a dashboard cleaner, which is a spray, but it is big effort to spray and polish it + it doesnt retain the effect for more than a few days.
tanwaramit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th August 2009, 15:29   #330
Senior - BHPian
 
raj_5004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Dubai/Mumbai
Posts: 5,078
Thanked: 2,031 Times
Default

nice to see the shine back on your scorpio anjan.

Quote:
Originally Posted by vijaythacker View Post
amitk, thats what he already said in his post, its 3M plastic and vinyl polish.
i think amit got confused. dashboard cleaner is used by me, not anjan!

Quote:
Originally Posted by tanwaramit View Post
Raj, I too have a dashboard cleaner, which is a spray, but it is big effort to spray and polish it + it doesnt retain the effect for more than a few days.
unfortunately, even the one i use is a spray!
raj_5004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LUMAX on Scorpio:Shoddy, Poor Quality OE Headlamp and Fog Lamps On My New Scorpio! anjan_c2007 Modifications & Accessories 26 25th January 2017 19:10
Bringing home the Mahindra Scorpio LX. EDIT : Scorpio finds a new home! benbsb29 Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 168 8th January 2015 11:22
Old Scorpio Mhawk>>> New Scorpio Mhawk rishin.kalra SUVs, MUVs & 4x4s 9 21st July 2009 15:51


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 12:45.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks