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Old 27th February 2010, 19:51   #1711
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These pics are during the application of Pidilite MOTOMAX Cream Polish (costed Rs. 60).
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Old 27th February 2010, 19:53   #1712
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Okay, so this is it! The pics after buffing with a clean, dry cloth!
I know the tank looks dull but that's because I put the extra polish that was left onto the tank above the earlier coat, that was so foolish of me. Nonetheless, the areas where a single coat was applied were very shiny!
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Old 27th February 2010, 23:43   #1713
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Okay, so this is it! The pics after buffing with a clean, dry cloth!
I know the tank looks dull but that's because I put the extra polish that was left onto the tank above the earlier coat, that was so foolish of me. Nonetheless, the areas where a single coat was applied were very shiny!
superb pics- amway car wash is vv effective, i use it regularly, it gives a superb shine, have used 3M and a few people in my apartment use sonax and others, my car always outshines them
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Old 27th February 2010, 23:46   #1714
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Awesome man!

btw did you wax it after polishing!?
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Old 28th February 2010, 01:16   #1715
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Just got a bottle of Amway Car Wash, and washed my bike with it. Got time to do it after dark only... so can't exactly comment. However, what I did notice is that that my sensitive hands did not quite like the Amway sutff. They felt notably drier than when I used F1 shampoo. Seems like Amway might be harsher. Not good for my hands... and I guess not for the bike/car either.

Whats good about it is that you need very li'l... and so it works out to be much more economical than the F1 shampoo. But then F1 shampoo is supposed to contain wax too... which Amway does not have.
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Awesome man!

btw did you wax it after polishing!?
I wanted to, but I couldn't find any high end wax. Saw "Poonam wax", "Neelkamal wax" etc. lol! Suggest something na. I am also trying to find buffing pads for my impact drill. I get tired buffing with hand, too tiresome.
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Old 28th February 2010, 14:45   #1717
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Just got a bottle of Amway Car Wash, and washed my bike with it. Got time to do it after dark only... so can't exactly comment. However, what I did notice is that that my sensitive hands did not quite like the Amway sutff. They felt notably drier than when I used F1 shampoo. Seems like Amway might be harsher. Not good for my hands... and I guess not for the bike/car either.

Whats good about it is that you need very li'l... and so it works out to be much more economical than the F1 shampoo. But then F1 shampoo is supposed to contain wax too... which Amway does not have.
interesting- have been using for years never had this dryness, in fact they are environment friendly prods so are milder...it has wax too...all a matter of personal experience after all !
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Lol!! Never use that 'poonam' stuff! Buy a 'Turtle Wax' one or motomax also have a paste wax!

Anyways, today I did my first ever 'proper' detailing of my i20!!

Procedure :-

-Washing(used Megs gold class car shampoo)
-Claying (Had a unused megs clay lying around)
-Ultimate compound on the swirly panels
-Glazing (Dupont Highlighting glaze)
-Waxing (megs TechWax 2.0)

Results were astonishing!!!

I'd quote Blackfire's tag line here! "I didn't just turn heads! I created whiplash!!"

(Original line - 'Don't just turn heads, create whiplash!!')

check out the pics!!
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Old 28th February 2010, 15:57   #1719
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Lol!! Never use that 'poonam' stuff! Buy a 'Turtle Wax' one or motomax also have a paste wax!

Anyways, today I did my first ever 'proper' detailing of my i20!!

Procedure :-

-Washing(used Megs gold class car shampoo)
-Claying (Had a unused megs clay lying around)
-Ultimate compound on the swirly panels
-Glazing (Dupont Highlighting glaze)
-Waxing (megs TechWax 2.0)

Results were astonishing!!!

I'd quote Blackfire's tag line here! "I didn't just turn heads! I created whiplash!!"

(Original line - 'Don't just turn heads, create whiplash!!')

check out the pics!!
Man you are set to open a detailing center, with the number of cars being sold in india, soon thats the best business so go for it
Did you use the dual action polisher to apply UC and Glaze?
BTW now i suggest you use Spray Wax and a good Detailer to maintain it, no more waxing till another month minimum, over waxing is not good too.
At this rate you will run out of your wax and micro fibers very soon, i can be your supplier once again so lemme know when to ship the next consignment across!
Need to know what camera you use- i guess its your phone, should buy that as its really giving awesome pics,great advertising for that indirectly.

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Just got a bottle of Amway Car Wash, and washed my bike with it. Got time to do it after dark only... so can't exactly comment. However, what I did notice is that that my sensitive hands did not quite like the Amway sutff. They felt notably drier than when I used F1 shampoo. Seems like Amway might be harsher. Not good for my hands... and I guess not for the bike/car either.

Whats good about it is that you need very li'l... and so it works out to be much more economical than the F1 shampoo. But then F1 shampoo is supposed to contain wax too... which Amway does not have.
Well, my skin is v sensitive. For eg. I'm sure if my Pop used the Amaway stuff, he would not be able to make out any difference. Mostly, all this stuff is made of similar chemicals.... usually Sodium Laureth sulphate/Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate/etc. IIRC, these surfactants are supposed to be bio-degradable. So Amway's claim is nothing to go ga-ga about. I'm sure the same goes for Amway's multipurpose SA8, etc. Its more about clever marketing than any real substance. I'm not saying that the stuff is bad per se, compared to the competion... but it definitely seems overhyped and overpriced thru some pretty clever marketing. SLS/SLES btw are actually very inexpensive chemicals... Anyway, I fear this might be going offtopic. So I'll conclude by pasting the info about SLS below:

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Used in car washes, garage floor cleaners and engine degreasers - and in 90% of products that foam. Animals exposed to SLS and ALS experience eye damage, central nervous system depression, laboured breathing, diarrhoea, severe skin irritation, and even death.Young eyes may not develop properly if exposed to SLS and ALS because proteins are dissolved. SLS and ALS may also damage the skin's immune system by causing layers to separate and inflame. It is frequently disguised in semi-natural cosmetics with the explanation "comes from coconut". See Nitrosating agents See Anionic Surfactants From Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS): EYE CONTACT: INSTILLATION OF A 29% SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE SOLUTION INTO THE EYES OF SIX ALBINO RABBITS PRODUCED SEVERE IRRITATION. THE MATERIAL WAS CLASSIFIED AS A SEVERE SKIN IRRITANT.
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Man you are set to open a detailing center, with the number of cars being sold in india, soon thats the best business so go for it
Did you use the dual action polisher to apply UC and Glaze?
BTW now i suggest you use Spray Wax and a good Detailer to maintain it, no more waxing till another month minimum, over waxing is not good too.
At this rate you will run out of your wax and micro fibers very soon, i can be your supplier once again so lemme know when to ship the next consignment across!
Need to know what camera you use- i guess its your phone, should buy that as its really giving awesome pics,great advertising for that indirectly.
Lol! It was really-really tiring!! my head, shoulders and arms are aching till now! (as I still don't have a DA!)
and detailing is just a hobby! just cuz I love my i20 so much!

I have a spray detailer which consists of spray liquid wax(but need to order a few more!)

and thanks for the offer!

btw I use my Phone cam(Nokia N78)! Great camera for a phone cam!
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Lol!! Never use that 'poonam' stuff! Buy a 'Turtle Wax' one or motomax also have a paste wax!

Anyways, today I did my first ever 'proper' detailing of my i20!!

Procedure :-

-Washing(used Megs gold class car shampoo)
-Claying (Had a unused megs clay lying around)
-Ultimate compound on the swirly panels
-Glazing (Dupont Highlighting glaze)
-Waxing (megs TechWax 2.0)

Results were astonishing!!!

I'd quote Blackfire's tag line here! "I didn't just turn heads! I created whiplash!!"

(Original line - 'Don't just turn heads, create whiplash!!')

check out the pics!!
Thats liquid shine buddy!
I hope to get my car the same treatment you are dishing out to yours (some day) - your car must be thankful to you (and so should be HMIL!)

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Man you are set to open a detailing center, with the number of cars being sold in india, soon thats the best business so go for it
Seriously thinking of ditching my 9 - 6 boring job and opening a car detailing center. To my knowledge we have no one doing that stuff professionally in Kolkata.

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Lol! It was really-really tiring!! my head, shoulders and arms are aching till now! (as I still don't have a DA!)
and detailing is just a hobby! just cuz I love my i20 so much!
I guess if you can make your hobby your profession - there's nothing like it.

Besides playing video games, this site is my only avenue to learn, discuss and pursue something I love. Thanks team-bhp and bhpians!

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Well, my skin is v sensitive. For eg. I'm sure if my Pop used t....
not sure what the ingredients are- but something that sells for over 40 years around the world, will be vvv shocked to know it has harmful effects on skin. I have found all products incl SA8 value for money and useful. Never had skin issues with car wash and my car in delhi has it used every single day.
Anyways its completely off topic so lets end it here- we all have a choice to use whatever suits sonax is good too

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Guys,

Does using diesel or petrol for clearing those black tar marks do any harm to the clear coat layer?
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Guys,

Does using diesel or petrol for clearing those black tar marks do any harm to the clear coat layer?
To the best of my knowledge No.Yes,once teh tar is gone,it makes sense to clean with a soft dry cloth,just to remove excess diesel/petrol.
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