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Old 22nd March 2010, 21:19   #1936
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[quote=sohail99;1797098]If you are concerned about the rust

buy a can of clear coat and clear coat the area after scraping off the rust!

I bought a can of clear-coat myself!( brand - 'Bosny' for 220INR)
great for paint correction and clear coating stuff!


Thanks buddy!..
Lemme chk it out. I can mention "clear-coat paint " right?. Can i get it in a hardware/paint shop or this is specific to car .
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Old 22nd March 2010, 22:23   #1937
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Hi Guys,
Recently got a shocker when I was cleaning my Ritzy, that one of the tyre rims at the back was rusted. Couldnt take a picture as I need to look deep into the wheel cap and then the black rim. Probably when I clean the car with water, it might have seeped inside and started to rust?

What can be a better solution to get them corrected and to avoid it in the future?
This is normal and doesn't appear if the car is driven on daily basis. Moreover if the car is parked in wet areas, this problem is quite common.

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Ordered turtle wax and meg detailer on 20north which is offering free shipping for select items till 25th Mar. Also ordered cadio(?) waxing & polishing machine on ebay.in
Former may take 21-30 days to arrive while later should reach me by end of this week.

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Vijay, Turtle Wax is available locally. Did you order something unavailable locally?
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Old 22nd March 2010, 23:27   #1938
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@blackasta - Amazing black shine man!!

btw I read somewhere that "Black car is not a hobby, its a full time job!"

quite true for darker shades I guess!
Thanks - Full time job indeed!
I am looking for options to get the meg's clay kit + deep crystal polish + tech wax 2.0 from US (Already ordered scratchx + swirlx). Till then its once a month meg's cleaner wax.

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Old 23rd March 2010, 08:49   #1939
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Guys, after experimenting with Turtle Wax, I am very happy with the results. Used it on my black activa and it works wonders.

I was wondering now which would be a better dash board shiner for my swift. It shall help in shining the storage box of my activa also.

Any guidance on the same is highly appreciated !
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Old 23rd March 2010, 09:22   #1940
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Thanks buddy!..
Lemme chk it out. I can mention "clear-coat paint " right?. Can i get it in a hardware/paint shop or this is specific to car .
Its available at any hardware shop! (its written on the can 'Automotive grade' )

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Thanks - Full time job indeed!
I am looking for options to get the meg's clay kit + deep crystal polish + tech wax 2.0 from US (Already ordered scratchx + swirlx). Till then its once a month meg's cleaner wax.
I think mkh has a classified entry for deep crystal cleaner, polish and wax! Check it out! - Team-BHP Classifieds - Memguiars Paint Care Products - Powered by PhotoPost Classifieds

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@blackasta : Car is looking great
@sohail99 : Not in a mood to spend two hours again !!!

heres the cost involved

Formula1 Wash and wax 1.9l Rs 500 (used about 50ml).
3M Finees it rubbing compound Rs 100 (used 1/4 of amount)
Sonax polish Rs 450 (Used 30%)
Meguirs Tech wax 2.0 Rs1200 (used about 5% of whole tin)
Meguirs Microfibre Rs700 (can be reused again and again)


This investment of 2900 will give me atleast 10 this type of sessions with both my cars verna and alto after every three monts ,and i think that Rs 300 for this kind of job is not much. (Keep aside rs1000 labour charges)
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This is normal and doesn't appear if the car is driven on daily basis. Moreover if the car is parked in wet areas, this problem is quite common.


Vijay, Turtle Wax is available locally. Did you order something unavailable locally?
Locally - Yes, but after reading so much about the fake products being sold here, wasn't sure of you.

Hyderabad folks - Any shops(and genuine/good brand available there) that you can recommend for buying various products?.


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Old 23rd March 2010, 14:33   #1943
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Its available at any hardware shop! (its written on the can 'Automotive grade' )



I think mkh has a classified entry for deep crystal cleaner, polish and wax! Check it out! - Team-BHP Classifieds - Memguiars Paint Care Products - Powered by PhotoPost Classifieds
that got over in 10 mins!!!
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that got over in 10 mins!!!
Guessed something like that!
Only option now is to get my manager to give me a US assignment (but I have to leave my blackasta here in that case )
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Old 23rd March 2010, 16:25   #1945
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Sometime back i had posted about an experience of visting at bimal car spa. Apparently the posting was read by someone at Bimal and it was reported to the management. The refund was given, and the matter is closed. It was very nice on the part of the contact person there Mr Manish who handled this well and gave the money back. Its great to see the power of the community that we are a part of and also nice to meet people who respect customer feedback. Speaks very well of Bimal- maybe they do deserve a second chance, mistakes happen with all.

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Sometime back i had posted about an experience of visting at bimal car spa. Apparently the posting was read by someone at Bimal and it was reported to the management. The refund was given, and the matter is closed.........
....Speaks very well of Bimal- maybe they do deserve a second chance, mistakes happen with all.
Good to know that they finally did the right thing. However, they acted only after they found out that you'd put up the details here.
The core issues still remain, I'm sure. Lack of trained staff and the unwillingness on the employer's part to invest in a proper training program.
Whats the latest feedback on the detailing place at Forum mall? Is it a good idea to get an interior clean up and a/c 'neutralizing' done there? Any other place that does a good job?
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Old 23rd March 2010, 17:05   #1947
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Hi Guys,
Today morning when I got up to pick my newspaper, I saw a brochure about this Thejas Auto Spa and the details about car detailing of sorts. Anybody been there, seen there. Hearing it for the first time. Its on the OMR road as per the Advt.
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What is the difference between Polish, rubing compound and swril marks applications like swirlX? As far as I have read all are abrasive in nature and remove the impurities from paint by working on clear coat!
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What is the difference between Polish, rubing compound and swril marks applications like swirlX? As far as I have read all are abrasive in nature and remove the impurities from paint by working on clear coat!
A polish should be non abrasive, rubbing compund highly abrasive, and swirl remover mildly abrasive.
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Old 24th March 2010, 16:55   #1950
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My Verna Polished With Sonax Auto Polish
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