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Old 28th September 2010, 23:44   #136
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Avon- That's some wonderful results ! Love the Polo red, its so vibrant & really stands out ! Congrats You must be getting a lot of second & third looks from people passing by !

Not sure about how safe the wash & wax shampoos will be with Collinite 845. To be on the safer side, a pure shampoo should do the job. I have tried & Sonax & am satisfied with it.

My findings with Collinite 845 - it lasts longer on the vertical panels than the horizontal like bonnet, roof, boot etc. Maybe could be due to the intense rains in Blore ?
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When today used Jopasu to clear the dust - the duster moved so effortlessly, no need to press, simply drag and smoothly it moves.
Yes, car washing/cleaning become incredibly easy after the Collinite-845; for that matter I guess its true for any insulator wax you apply.


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Nowadays there are many car shampoos which says wash-n-wax, I am wondering what would be the effect of these wash-n-wax shampoos on collinite. Any comments!
I would recommned Turle Wax Premium Series Car Wash shampoo. I am using it currently and wash the car once a week generally on Sundays in shade, it produces good result with collinite. Collinite products claim to be detergent proof so should withstand some hard shampoos too; but don't try those hard ones
TBHP Detailing Guru's can comment more on shampoo, but please be sure to use a good pH balance shampoo.


@hiren.mistry: Great the car looks good. Also, please note, now that you have started with this car care so please keep up with it; the sub-sequent detailing processes won't take as much effort as the first time.
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Thanks Nirmal, RemingtonSteele.

I`ll get either Sonax or Turtle Wax Premium Series Car shampoo (without wax one). Recently went to Carax but could find the large bottle of Sonax so didn't buy, because I wash my car once in 2-3 weeks and with this usage that bottle would last for 2+ years
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Thanks Nirmal, RemingtonSteele.

I`ll get either Sonax or Turtle Wax Premium Series Car shampoo (without wax one). Recently went to Carax but could find the large bottle of Sonax so didn't buy, because I wash my car once in 2-3 weeks and with this usage that bottle would last for 2+ years
You can try Poona Motors in camp, at East Street for above products.
He is a reliable guy with authentic products.
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My car is black colour and is all the more difficult to maintain. I have been using collinite 476s for sometime now. It gives a great shine and beading but doesn't last long, maybe max 3 weeks. I drive through some dusty and dug up areas en route to my office.
I shampoo my car regularly and wax once in 3 months, still I feel no wax can withstand Bangalore's pollution.

Most people showing off their waxing are doing so on new cars.

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Old 30th September 2010, 12:36   #141
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zaks,

If the 476 is not lasting then don't bother with the 845 as the 476 is meant to be the long lasting one out the 2.

Also 476 is not known for giving a good shine.
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My car is black colour and is all the more difficult to maintain. I have been using collinite 476s for sometime now. It gives a great shine and beading but doesn't last long, maybe max 3 weeks. I drive through some dusty and dug up areas en route to my office.
I shampoo my car regularly and wax once in 3 months, still I feel no wax can withstand Bangalore's pollution.

Most people showing off their waxing are doing so on new cars.

Shampoos are known to strip waxes right ? How about trying with regular water washes
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i think using sonax gloss shampoo once a week is not a problem.
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@hiren.mistry: Great the car looks good. Also, please note, now that you have started with this car care so please keep up with it; the sub-sequent detailing processes won't take as much effort as the first time.
Thanks Remington. Yeah the effort was huge but the rewards more than made up for it.

The subsequent sessions will not be so intensive, so I'm cool.
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when does one start with waxing one's car? is it when the shine of the brand new car starts to dull or can it be done from the first month itself? Also my car is washed daily will the wax survive the regular driver wash and scrub?
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when does one start with waxing one's car? is it when the shine of the brand new car starts to dull or can it be done from the first month itself? Also my car is washed daily will the wax survive the regular driver wash and scrub?
Fact 1 - paint sealant and wax can be used on a brand new car from day 1.

Fact 2 - You do not need to wash your car daily, just use a california/jopasu duster, and wash+top up wax once a week.

Offcourse monsoons are a different story altogether.
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Fact 1 - paint sealant and wax can be used on a brand new car from day 1.

Fact 2 - You do not need to wash your car daily, just use a california/jopasu duster, and wash+top up wax once a week.

Offcourse monsoons are a different story altogether.
+1 !
Even though its my first car, I realized from waxing the car - simply cleaning the dust using jopasu/similar quality duster every day is good enough to keep the car shining as it prevents the dust from directly getting in contact with paint. Also minimizes washing and hence, helps keep the newish look for a longer period.

However, some points to keep in mind IMO -

Its good to apply wax twice on Roof & bonnet

Better to spend some time & effort in applying wax - to the door edges, corner, the 04 wheel sections (I mean behind the wheels) and leave some wax residue instead of polishing it entirely clean.
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Interesting experience. I last waxed my car three months ago. It needed repainting of two panels last week. When I waxed today, the effort required on these panels was higher, obviously the rest of the car had a residual coating.

Had to shake the bottle very vigorously, since the contents had gone lumpy!
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I'd recommend that you wax the repainted panels after at least a month.

The clearcoat needs to outgas in order to fully cure. Wax prevents that from happening as it has sealed the paint!

It might lead to a prob known as 'solvent pop'.(bubble formation under the clearcoat)
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@sohail99: Thanks for the tip. If I was aware of this I may not have waxed the two panels for a month or so.
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