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Old 29th July 2009, 15:34   #61
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Just spoke to the 3M distributor. Bhavik Enterprises. 3 Shops from Marshall's wallpaper at Prabhadevi. Kapil 9867326062 24228003

- Glass Fiber Cloth - Rs 837 + VAT@12.5%
- 3M(TM) Perfect-It(TM) Paste Wax - Rs 2728 + VAT@12.5%
The wax contains Carbauba 10 - 30% by weight
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Have read that paint sealants do a better job than waxes on solid whites. Where can I get hold of these 'paint sealants'
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Guys, a friend of mine recommened me to use Motomax. Any leads on this? My Punto is red in color and I need to utmost care in maintaining the red finish. As of now, the car got the (stupid & useless) Teflon coating done at the delivery time from the showroom and from then its just water and wash daily with some cloth. It leaves swirl marks, could you suggest me how to maintain it?
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Guys, a friend of mine recommened me to use Motomax. Any leads on this?
I used Motomax on mine two days back and am loving the way the zen is shining these days. (considering the fact that it was never waxed/polished in the last 2 years)
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Parm, thanks a lot for the answer.

Moreover, are all waxes supplied with sponge applicator and if not, can normal foam be used?

And what's the correct way to Wax the car?
Not all waxes are supplied with sponge applicators, so you can use a malmal cloth (old dhoti cloth) or a normal foam sponge.

make sure the car body is not hot/warm. you should never apply wax directly under the sun. the heat will dry the wax far more quickly before it is spread on the car body and it will be a tough job to remove the wax!

make sure you do waxing panel by panel only. start from roof first, cause if you do the roof last you might be touching the side doors and leave some marks on them. after the roof wax the right front fender, then wax the driver door, then rear passenger door...go around the whole car.

let the wax haze and turn white, then buff with a clean and dry cloth, in a circullar motion!

try to source a microfibre cloth is you can lay your hands on it, its the best for waxing!
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Thanks a lot Parm.

When applying the wax, do I need to spread it on the panel fully using a sponge/ Dhoti or at certain points and then wait till it dries; before buffing?

Moreover, I removed certain paint (or any other stuff) droplets using 3m polish and then used 3m shining stuff. As a result of improper buffing, leftover marks are visible; any solution to remove this?
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sunilrj has given a very descriptive information, most of the products would be helpful in what they have been made for . what is important is the application part. A good paint protection would entail
1> cleaning the exterior with a compound that makes the cars surface almost clean of any traffic film or paint damagers like salt in atmosphere,Sunlight UV,rainwater mixed with impurities,dust & grime.
2> Polishing off the compound and shampooing the Car , The cars exterior is now about 90 % clean
3> Application of a paint renovator which actually brings up the real colour of the car
(this has to be done in an enclosed area since you are now preparing the surface for protection)
4> Paint Protection & paint Sealant
5> Liquid hardwax for that showroom finish

This process will ensure paint protection and a superior look for your car.
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If scratches require rubbing compound then you are losing all the treatment as well.
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If scratches require rubbing compound then you are losing all the treatment as well.
sgiitk your absolutely right. if you see my signature ive had all these vehicles except the SX4 treated with Waxoyl which kept the vehicle looking as good as new when it was sold. else how would a 18 month old Swift ZXI petrol get sold for just 1 lakh less than the OTR price.

i made a mistake with SX4. went by the dealers word and did the 3M paint protection only to notice swirl marks within the first 15 days of ownership. its 90 days today since i got the linea and i cant find a single swirl mark, mainly because of the waxoyl treatment where you can just hose off the dust which otherwise would require cleaning with a cloth during hosing
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I found Turtle Wax available online at the following link Turtle wax | Buy Turtle wax on Rediff Shopping | Best Deals and Offers on Turtle wax | Buy Turtle wax Online | Lowest Prices for Turtle wax | Send Turtle wax Gifts | Online Shopping for Turtle wax

But the Rs.499 one looks counterfeit. Any idea?
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Beware of OJJAS enterprises!! have a bad experience of dealing with that guy on ebay 4 years ago. totally counterfeit guy!
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Beware of OJJAS enterprises!! have a bad experience of dealing with that guy on ebay 4 years ago. totally counterfeit guy!
Thanks Sunil. In a short span of a month you've contributed in an outstanding manner. God Bless You.
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Thanks Sunil. In a short span of a month you've contributed in an outstanding manner. God Bless You.

your welcome tsk13! i have been waiting and knocking on the doors of tbhp since about 2 years. very often wanted to contribute something on account of the vast experience ive gained thru dabbling with cars at a friends accessory shop as well as at MASS, TASS, FASS (ford), MASS (mahindra) specially in the fields of Auto Lighting, auto Polish and paint protection, engine care, ICE Etc, tyres and wheels. even though i come from a commerce background and my profession is to deal in taxes . glad that am able to share my experiences . its said when you have a passion for something you tend to accumulate a lot of knowledge in that subject!

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your welcome tsk13! i have been waiting and knocking on the doors of tbhp since about 2 years. very often wanted to contribute something on account of the vast experience ive gained thru dabbling with cars at a friends accessory shop as well as at MASS, TASS, FASS (ford), MASS (mahindra) specially in the fields of Auto Lighting, auto Polish and paint protection, engine care, ICE Etc, tyres and wheels. even though i come from a commerce background and my profession is to deal in taxes . glad that am able to share my experiences . its said when you have a passion for something you tend to accumulate a lot of knowledge in that subject!
Passion ignites great minds. Your knowledge shall help many and very soon we may see you as Distinguished BHPian.
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Thanks a lot Parm.

When applying the wax, do I need to spread it on the panel fully using a sponge/ Dhoti or at certain points and then wait till it dries; before buffing?

YES, spead it over the area, dont apply with a heavy hand, use normal or light pressure on your hand to spread the wax. its not a rubbing compound so no need to use a heavy hand! let it dry and haze up before cleaning/buffing with a clean and dry cloth!

Moreover, I removed certain paint (or any other stuff) droplets using 3m polish and then used 3m shining stuff. As a result of improper buffing, leftover marks are visible; any solution to remove this?
you might have to use a 2000 or 3000 grit wet/dry sand paper of 3M to sand the area of the marks and then use the compound to give it a nice rubbing and then polish to make it shine and glossy.

its better you get it done through a detailing/polishing centre!
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