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Old 22nd December 2004, 16:00   #1
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Unhappy Plastics greying!

I own a one month old Xing and the exterior plastics (Primarily the black strip on the bumper and door side mouldings) are not as black as they were. Seems like the matt finish is causing the water deposits to impart a grey kind of color. The problem has just started and would like to nip it in the bud. Any good products out there that can do the job?

And now for the Bangalore guys - Where can I pick up genuine car care products like wax (did someone say pennzoil) and such? And where can I find a decent tyre gauge? I asked a few auto accessory guys and none had it.
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for the black strip use STP Son Of a Gun Vinyl polish.use it regularly on the black strips and also ur dashboard.
for wax search for Turle Wax or AutoGlym
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Mohit,
your plastics are turning grey mainly due to water. It's a problem in Bangalore if you're washing your car with borewell water. If it's borewell water, sooner or later it'll affect your paint finish also.

For plastics, use 3M Vinyl Cleaner & Restorer. Costing around 210/- odd.

Not one shop will offer you every single car care products under the sun. You have to hunt from shop to shop. I did mention Pennzoil in one of my earlier posts. Their Blue Coral carnauba cleaner wax is a great product but sadly I don't see that in the market any more. It's a great swirl remover (happens over a period of time) and gives a fantastic surface to apply wax. Eagle one is one really good wax to use. Costing around 470/-.

I need to pick up my stock. So if you're interested, pm me. We can go for a hunt together.
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Hey rudra,
I know that u have talked about car care t many places in this forum. Is it possible to gather them and give a detailed write up on this topic.
Five months old already i feel that black color is getting faded. And there is hell lot of swirl too...
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Will do in a few days.
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Hey rudra,
I know that u have talked about car care t many places in this forum. Is it possible to gather them and give a detailed write up on this topic.
Five months old already i feel that black color is getting faded. And there is hell lot of swirl too...
Thanks

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Old 23rd December 2004, 11:39   #7
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I notice that... Yes, that honda is all shinning. How old it is???
Actually never done things like this before. So dont want to end up buying some bad products and screw up the surface.
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[quote=gkrishn]I notice that... Yes, that honda is all shinning. How old it is???

2.5 years parked outdoors- only thing that spoils it is the watchman who cannot clean (beleives in minimal water) however hard I teach him. Recommend you visit this place called Cars r Us run by an ex Autoglym sale person on Mission Road - they do a really good job but Uncle Rudra is king!
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hey rudra
which ones for the interiors?
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interiors.....you mean plastics?
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interiors.....you mean plastics?
Haha... trust Rudra to have different polishes for different surfaces, lemme guess he uses 22 diff polishes rite. Lol. Just kidding. You should get something from Formula 1 or STP or any similar brand. Pennzoil in Rudra's opnion is the best i think. Right professori Rudra?

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Brother Rev,
I do believe in using different stuffs for different uses. Well they may not be 22 in total numbers. I'll post new thread for everybody about my car care process. Some may follow, some may not.

At the end of the day, I do believe a well kept car runs much better than the one which is not.
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