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Old 24th July 2011, 22:03   #346
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Till 15 minutes back I was under impression that I could have become a victim of this duplicate car care products racket. I was thinking of posting a picture of the WaxPol car polish tin-bottle that I purchased from a local car care dealer and ask the opinion from fellow members, whether its genuine or not?
Searching for any existing such threads and bumping into this thread cleared my doubt and now I'm 100% sure that I've got the FAKE one!

Below is the snap of the wax that I purchased,

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Here is the link to original one from Waxpol site: Polishes
eBay sells it for Small (100gm) 125/- and Big (250gm) for 225/-

Now the most important part, and the only thing that I can say good about it is the price I paid for it.
Only Rs 80/- after a discount of 10% on MRP Rs. 88/-!

If wax was not enough I also got a Car Shampoo too!
Thats a 70/- bucks affair!

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Notice the price:
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My mistake: I haven't read these posts before buying the products and I would have sensed it right from reading the cheaper rates.
My question: How can oneself identify whether its genuine WaxPol product or fake, if priced same as the original one?
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Old 12th November 2011, 19:01   #347
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Was at the newly opened Reliance Mart at Khira Nagar santacruz west today.They have a section of car care products with shampoos,waxes and polishes.A discount on the list price can also be availed.Wonder if these are fake products too.A formula1 wax can had a hologram and seemed authentic enough.
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Old 20th November 2011, 14:45   #348
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Purchased a can of Formula1 Wax from Reliance Mart for 288 rs.The original price is 320.Below are some pics , i hope the can is original as i have used the contents on my Civic.

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One thing i noticed was that the sponge provided inside had the name formula1 inscribed on it.
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@Sumeet, can you post better pics of these ? Cant make out much other than these say Formula1 / Carnauba.
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@Sumeet, can you post better pics of these ? Cant make out much other than these say Formula1 / Carnauba.
I am sorry but thats the best my mobile camera can do. Is there anything specific you wanted to know about the can ?
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Sumeet, I think you held the ph too close to the polish containers. Take the shot from far, check on your system if the pics are clear.

If your cam (on the phone) has a macro mode, then use the macro mode for these pics.

If the pics are clear, then post it.
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Bought the Formula One Liquid Wax for Rs. 350 from a trusted shop.

I hope it is original, yet to use it.

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Yup, that looks genuine. Enjoy the detailing sessions

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Bought the Formula One Liquid Wax for Rs. 350 from a trusted shop.

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I just LUURRRVE liquid waxes. They are lot lot easier and quicker to apply (and disappear too). A 45 min job after my visit to the car wash center every fortnight.
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AUTO POLISH
Anyone using this? I have heard this is cheap and best.
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AUTO POLISH
Anyone using this? I have heard this is cheap and best.
First of all its a genuine polish & yes it is indeed cheap & good (for your muscles)
Have used it for years on my old cars, its best for NC paints. IMO you should try Turtle wax instead as quality & quantity of Carnauba has gone down in Waxpol.

For other detailing doubts please refer to this thread:

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All this fake stuff made me switch to Collinite 845 bought directly from the Importer. At least I am sure of what I am getting.
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Just realised that I too got duped at MORE superstore yesterday. I got the Formula USA carnauba wax(Not Formula 1). MRP Rs 365. It even has the sticker which says that imported by Aditya Birla group. No wonder it didn't give the shine that my 3M liquid wax used to give earlier. Am shocked to see how such big retailers can also act nasty. :(
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^^^Vent your anger by writing to their customer care. You should be able to find it online. I had complained to them about one of their in-house product and they gave me a refund.

The product was an insecticide spray that had a very faulty spray mechanism where all the insecticide would leak onto the users hands. Really ticked me off.

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Thankfully MORE store refunded my entire amount and also took note of the feedback. Not buying Formula 1 products anymore. Would stick to my old 3M liquid Wax.
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