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Old 2nd August 2015, 22:39   #5041
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Got the advanced paint sealant program done from 3m Banasawadi. This had to be done as I currently don't have a parking space for the car and I have to park it outside. Impressed with the result and the workmanship was up to the mark.

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Got the advanced paint sealant program done from 3m Banasawadi. This had to be done as I currently don't have a parking space for the car and I have to park it outside. Impressed with the result and the workmanship was up to the mark.
Great soumen. .. I am also planning for the same..can you please share the pricing...
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Great soumen. .. I am also planning for the same..can you please share the pricing...
It cost me 7k . There is the essential program which is 5k but went for the advanced one to get rid of the swirl marks.
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Just finished a 1350kms West coast to East coast trip. Mumbai to Chennai.

Fantastic roads (except the last 80kms, which was more like a patchwork quilt). To be more precise, I saw it like that. Barely felt it inside the duster..

Took me a little over 21hrs of driving , over two days, each and every moment of bliss. Stuck to around 100-110kmph @2200-2400rpm, only on empty highways.

More details in a few days..
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August offers out. Nothing radical, they need to do MORE!

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The vehicle will not be used for 2 weeks, will there be any issue in starting the vehicle after 2 weeks. Also can the hand brake be used during that 2 weeks time.
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The vehicle will not be used for 2 weeks, will there be any issue in starting the vehicle after 2 weeks. Also can the hand brake be used during that 2 weeks time.
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2 weeks is nothing. Avoid handbrake use if possible.
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2 weeks is nothing. Avoid handbrake use if possible.
What's with the hand Brake? I could not understand the context the answer was given as well as the question asked? Could you elaborate?
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couswheels asked (post#5046) whether it's okay to leave his Duster for 2 weeks plus any issue is the handbrake is engaged during this time.

My answers were:

Firstly, leaving a modern vehicle like the Duster unattended for 2 weeks is no issue at all. I have left my 2000 model Tata Indica petrol unattended for up to 2 months at a time and it always used to start in one go.

Secondly, handbrake use, i.e. keeping it engaged for lengthy periods of time is not recommended especially for certain cars like the Polo and the Cruze. The drum/discs tend to 'stick' together causing 'locked' brakes. In many cases, Polo owners have been unable to even move their cars and been forced to call the roadside assistance team.
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Secondly, handbrake use, i.e. keeping it engaged for lengthy periods of time is not recommended especially for certain cars like the Polo and the Cruze. The drum/discs tend to 'stick' together causing 'locked' brakes. In many cases, Polo owners have been unable to even move their cars and been forced to call the roadside assistance team.
Thank you for the elaboration. So what's the alternative to keep the car from rolling off during extended parking?

Using the old school method of putting stones in front of tyres?
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Thank you for the elaboration. So what's the alternative to keep the car from rolling off during extended parking?

Using the old school method of putting stones in front of tyres?
The handbrake/parking brake getting stuck is a real issue - have faced it in my Santro a couple of times. In my Verna this is even worse, even a two day parking in the monsoon season gets the rotors stuck - makes a 'thuck' noise when moving the vehicle from standstill.

As for the solution, you can just leave the vehicle slotted in gear. That should be enough.
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It cost me 7k . There is the essential program which is 5k but went for the advanced one to get rid of the swirl marks.
I can also see swirl marks on my duster. Its just 3 months old.
I am not sure whats causing them. Is there any other way to get rid of swirl marks other than 3M treatment? I mean cheaper way.
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I can also see swirl marks on my duster. Its just 3 months old.

I am not sure whats causing them. Is there any other way to get rid of swirl marks other than 3M treatment? I mean cheaper way.

Not sure if this can be discussed on this thread. However if the swirl marks are in plenty, would advise you to get the 3M treatment done before it's too late and then follow
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=164767 (Simplified: The Idiot's Guide to keeping your car clean & shiny)
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I can also see swirl marks on my duster. Its just 3 months old.
I am not sure whats causing them. Is there any other way to get rid of swirl marks other than 3M treatment? I mean cheaper way.
You can get it done once to get rid of them and then maintain it yourself and if you can then avoid getting the car washed by your apartment security guard and if you wash it in your own then use microfibre cloth and avoid circular motions while cleaning .

Paint sealant is fine once every 6-8 months to maintain the shine you can get the UV treatment from 3m done which would cost 1.5k once in 3 months . And there is a dedicated thread which has all the information to maintain the car on your own . Hope this helps
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Hi All

I have couple of questions

1. What is ideal pressure to maintain , currently running with 32psi and find the ride a little bit bumpy .

2.My car is due for free checkup next week , what are the things I should be checking

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