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Old 19th March 2010, 01:27   #1906
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Hey could've used Good Old Waxpol as it's a Pure Wax. But you won't, that's meant for your Body Builder friend. By the way, Turtle Wax seems to be in short supply in Khan Market.

Just checked the Autopia link. Is your one a hard cake type or Paste type?

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Its a paste with a really cool sponge applicator! lol
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Old 19th March 2010, 09:35   #1908
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Hey could've used Good Old Waxpol as it's a Pure Wax. But you won't, that's meant for your Body Builder friend. By the way, Turtle Wax seems to be in short supply in Khan Market.

Just checked the Autopia link. Is your one a hard cake type or Paste type?
Had a good laugh reading this. I use the waxpol liquid wax and ultra glo polish - both I guess are much easier to remove than the wax cake.
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Old 19th March 2010, 15:35   #1909
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Its a paste with a really cool sponge applicator! lol
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Had a good laugh reading this. I use the waxpol liquid wax and ultra glo polish - both I guess are much easier to remove than the wax cake.
Here in my locality, only Waxpol's Leather and Vinyl Polish is seen. But when I go to Kashmere Gate (Asia's Biggest Market for Automobile Spares and related products), I see the entire range of Formula 1 and Waxpol.
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Old 19th March 2010, 22:20   #1910
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Quick question to the expert cleaners here.

I wash my car, dry it neat and then apply the Turtle Wax which is in a paste form using the given round sponge. Then I use a 3M detailing cloth to rub the wax out. While rubbing, the wax that turns into minutes particles do go away completely and they get stuck on the body. Also most irritatingly it gets into the crevices like window beadings, body joints etc from where its tough to clean them out.

Has any one faced similar issues and if yes how is it usually tackled ?
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Quick question to the expert cleaners here.

I wash my car, dry it neat and then apply the Turtle Wax which is in a paste form using the given round sponge. Then I use a 3M detailing cloth to rub the wax out. While rubbing, the wax that turns into minutes particles do go away completely and they get stuck on the body. Also most irritatingly it gets into the crevices like window beadings, body joints etc from where its tough to clean them out.

Has any one faced similar issues and if yes how is it usually tackled ?
yes, with F1 wax. Crevices can be easily cleaned with tooth picks but when on door handles and plastic beadings, it is very difficult or nearly impossible. Recently used Meguiars tech 2 Wax and there is no such issue. May be due to Carnauba in case of F1.
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s3va, let them dry and wipe. Post-this, apply Waxpol Leather and Vinyl Polish or Formula 1's Shine-it-All on the plastics and beadings.
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Quick question to the expert cleaners here.

I wash my car, dry it neat and then apply the Turtle Wax which is in a paste form using the given round sponge. Then I use a 3M detailing cloth to rub the wax out. While rubbing, the wax that turns into minutes particles do go away completely and they get stuck on the body. Also most irritatingly it gets into the crevices like window beadings, body joints etc from where its tough to clean them out.

Has any one faced similar issues and if yes how is it usually tackled ?
If you are gathering up lots of residue, you're probably applying too much wax, after the wax hazes, the surface should look like finger prints on a clean paint, not like a white sheet of dried wax.
To remove the dried wax from window beadings, use a tooth pick.
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Old 20th March 2010, 10:38   #1914
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Quick question to the expert cleaners here.

I wash my car, dry it neat and then apply the Turtle Wax which is in a paste form using the given round sponge. Then I use a 3M detailing cloth to rub the wax out. While rubbing, the wax that turns into minutes particles do go away completely and they get stuck on the body. Also most irritatingly it gets into the crevices like window beadings, body joints etc from where its tough to clean them out.

Has any one faced similar issues and if yes how is it usually tackled ?
Known prob with turtle wax, its unavoidable to an extent. As akshay told, apply minimal wax- check online videos on meguiars, they say how much to apply. Since its a paste that is not so thick, i found it tough to apply less, as whatever u do, a certain amount comes on.
Switch to better quality ones- like meguiars or 3M paste wax. BTW u finally got the 3M cloth- blue one? PM me what was the price and how did u?
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A friend of mine is coming from US next month. Please recommend me products or kit that I should order for Car care for Exterior and Interior.
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If you just need to wash, wax and maintain, you can get NXT Wash and wax kit

There are different kits available, each is specially formulated depending on the current condition of your ride!

eg. New car - Wash-wax kit with UQD is good
slightly old car requiring paint correction etc. - Megs paint correction kit, along with wash and wax of your choice!
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Old 21st March 2010, 14:20   #1917
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A friend of mine is coming from US next month. Please recommend me products or kit that I should order for Car care for Exterior and Interior.
To answer this
1. what year make is ur car- how old
2. what do u do currently?
3. what is the level of interest you have in car care?
4. what all does your car have- alloy wheels? what do you have as interiors?

Just 3 things one can recommend as they r not found easily in india
1. Microfiber cloth- get Meguiars
2. Microfiber wash mitt
3.Wax and plastic/interior care: U can get 3M or Meguiars, my experience says 3M are slightly better in wax. Ask for Show Car Paste Wax.
Car wash ,here in india we have decent enough prods so no need to carry car wash liquid. Better to ask only for exclusive prods
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Old 21st March 2010, 14:23   #1918
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The Car(swift) is about 2.5 Yrs old white color.Last Nov. got the detailing done from 3m guys for 2.2k,even though the paint detailing was good but the interior left much to be desired.After going through last few pages of the thread, I realised I need the products like:-
1 Car wash shampoo
2 Fibre cloth for wash, polish
3 Polish
4 Wax
5 Interoir cleaning:- Seats, roof, plastic pannels,dash.(Cleaner and polish)
6 Rubing compound and swril marks removal.
Intially I was thinking of buying the machine polisher,but need presicion and can do more harm then good.So Now will buy products which can be used with hands.
I won't mind buying products which are available in India.

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Old 21st March 2010, 16:09   #1919
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here's my alto Tech Waxed
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Old 21st March 2010, 16:17   #1920
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some more pics of alto
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