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Old 12th April 2005, 13:47   #46
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1 week training + Rs.100 monthly bonus for the Nepali car wash chap = Extremely clean garage. On the traning front, every other car in my building seems to have benefited too

I personally wash/wax/clean the car every saturday, and allocate one saturday per car every month.

I am a hardcore cleanliness freak.

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P.S. Wheres V12? Come on, teach us kids something about cleaning and waxing
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Old 12th April 2005, 16:19   #47
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I personally wash/wax/clean the car every saturday, and allocate one saturday per car every month.

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hey GTO,

if you wax your car every week ,you will soon end up having a car color which is different than what you had when you bought it.


hehe,just kidding......

i think i had read somewhere ,that too much waxing is also harmful for the paint.
even if you use the best quality wax polishes,it should not be waxed more than 5-6 times a year.
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Some of you guys mentioned you use the local watch man or the car wash guy who comes in the morning , how do you avoid swirl marks on the paint considering these guys use one bucket of water to clean the entire car ? tks
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P.S. Wheres V12? Come on, teach us kids something about cleaning and waxing
hmm..come on v12 we need those handy tips from you mate bring it on educate us novice ppl here
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Anybody ..... on my post below ..Tks
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Ok, I was waiting for v12 to come and help...
Here's my two bits. If you can get a blue bottle call Pennzoil Blue Coral carnauba wax in liquid form. This is also for long wash/wipe swirl removing.
Anybody gets it anywhere please let me know. I don't mind picking up a dozen bottles.
If you don't get that use 'Formula1 scratch out'. It's a mild liquid rubbing compound.Use it once in six months only..
Lastly rchimni, tell your guy to use more than one bucket of water.
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Tks Rudra , I ensure I use a hose pipe to clean the car but off late have been getting a lot of flak from some of aunties in my society for wasting water !
Hence will soon have to start using a bucket , the other problem is hard water which leaves calsification marks between the beeding ...
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I use Formula1 and so far its been giving good results
Whats the cost? how many polish can be done with one box? is this can be done with the one who washes the car or it needs to be get done from the paintshop/workshop. How often this needs to be done?

pls throw some light
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Rt -
I used to Polish it myself. Used Carnabua Wax and Amway at times too.
But now as school has started for me again i haven't had the chance. Also with all the dust in dad's company's parking lot where construction is going on, the car has some cement spots on it and i don't want to take a chance with it so when we shift and have parking in our new house we will get all the cars teflon coated.
Just 3 more Months.
I however will not be able to wash the cars on my own and generally, the driver's do it and they do quite a good job of it too.
The only time i wash the car is when we go to Pune. Start with the Glass area then the roof working down and end with a proper cleaning of the tyres using a hose pipe.
I plan to start Shampoo-ing them every Sunday too when we shift. Should help the Teflon last longer too.

Surprise - I think Formula 1 cost some 150bucks and you can use it aprx. 4 - 5 times. You should ideally polish the car once in 6 weeks and it can be done on your own.
Read the instructions on the back of the box.

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Had a Question..
How to clean the Engine Bay Area under the hood ?
I mean is just dusting the area with a dry cloth good enough or a Water Wash is also OK ?
The concern being - not to cause damage to the ECU & the battery (??)..
Any suggestions ?
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Had a Question..
How to clean the Engine Bay Area under the hood ?
I mean is just dusting the area with a dry cloth good enough or a Water Wash is also OK ?
The concern being - not to cause damage to the ECU & the battery (??)..
Any suggestions ?
Just wash with water. Take care about the battery terminals. I guess thats about it. After the wash just let the bonnet remain open till the insides dry out. I do not think the ECU gets damaged that easily else the service stations who just rush the cars thru the wash regime at such a fast clip will have a major break-down every other day.
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boy am I the only lazy person around
I was my car approximetly once in 10 days.
but I do keep my car covered so there isn't much need for cleaning often

I have a question for all knowledgeable people
my friend was talking about Silicon based car polish, and said that it needs to be dissolved in water before applying? does that hold any truth?
thank you in advanced
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Silicon based car polish, and said that it needs to be dissolved in water before applying?
Which polish is that? Do know the brand name?
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Which polish is that? Do know the brand name?
it happens to be manufatured by his relative to whom I talked couple of minutes ago
the name of polish is "Silcon" which is not available in retail as he only supplies it to car wash shops
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direct application won't have any bad effect, however wash prior to it is must
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by adding water you will be saving some quantity of polish
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I used to clean my bikes and cars myself each and every sunday. took me 3ours every morning.

otherwise it was with a dust cloth everyday.

my bikes are sold but the cars are still being cleaned everyday.
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