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Old 5th September 2007, 18:55   #136
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Any other logical reason ?
you will squirt more sweat onto the car than the wax

On a serious note, doing it in a cool place itself is a logical reason. Apart from what you outlined, even i dont know of any other logical reason.

I always do it in a shade/shelter and when i take it out in the sunlight. My, my, the shine leaves a gleam in my eyes too
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Just bought the 'New Car Scent' ( 1st can from the left). Good stuff.
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Old 23rd September 2007, 17:08   #138
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- Try to avoid hard water (from the bore well) as much as possible. Itís the fastest way to make your paint fade and to invite corrosion.
Does anyone know of a hard water treatment solution? I only have access to water from bore well and I have a black SX4 :-(
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Where can I get those "Blue Dusters" in Delhi/Noida? or any other good substitutes ?
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why is polishing not recommended in sunlight.
Main reason you've given below
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i feel it is just impossible to do it because the metal gets very hot and its tough to touch it.
Plus it helps to dry up polish fast, making it almost impossible to remove.
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Old 28th September 2007, 16:17   #141
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Does anyone know of a hard water treatment solution? I only have access to water from bore well and I have a black SX4 :-(
You need to use MEGA filter.
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Old 28th September 2007, 19:59   #142
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there are certain spots on my widnscreen which stay wet and translucent when wiper runs. once dried they are clear.

Is it something that needs to be cleaned with special cleaners? i have cleaned my windscreen multiple times with various cleaners.
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Old 29th September 2007, 19:32   #143
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You need to use MEGA filter.
You get those Mega water filters in India?? If yes, whats the cost?
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I went for 3m Perfect car polish. The results are good. Its done by hot tracks in Old madras road, bangalore for 2900 rupees. Would recommend it.

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Can someone suggest a 3M type of workshop somewhere in South Delhi?
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Can someone suggest a 3M type of workshop somewhere in South Delhi?
Or anywhere in the NCR region for that matter
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As I read through the thread there appears to be a lot of problem associated with hard water. In the locality where I live the water is hard (very very hard I guess ). Can someone please suggest a cost effective way of removing this hardness before washing cars and all?
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You get those Mega water filters in India?? If yes, whats the cost?
There are 2 types in that.
1. Fitted on a single tap costs around 4K.
2. Fitted on a overhead tank, costs 12k for 2 filters (depends on the volume of the tank)

very effective, but the problem is the we need to backwash every 2-3 days to clear out the waste water which it filtered.
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Hi All ,

Please advise whether it is worth going for a teflon / wax coating for a newly bought car . The objective is to protect the car paint from bird wastes [don't want to use the S word ] and dust and to have a wet look . This is my first car and I don't know abc of car maintenance !! any suggestions are greatly appreciated .

Please also suggest any good car care center in bangalore ,Thanks
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Hi All ,

Please advise whether it is worth going for a teflon / wax coating for a newly bought car . The objective is to protect the car paint from bird wastes [don't want to use the S word ] and dust and to have a wet look . This is my first car and I don't know abc of car maintenance !! any suggestions are greatly appreciated .

Please also suggest any good car care center in bangalore ,Thanks
If you havent negotiated along with your car purchase, its not worth it getting it done from dealer as they charge about 3K or so. You can get it done from outside for half the price. Usually teflon and underbody rust coat is advised for smoother finish ( teflon) and anti-rust ( chassis).
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