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Old 3rd May 2010, 13:42   #2206
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I accidentally used the turtle hard wax on the plastics(near the door windows ), and there are white marks that fail to go even after wash ? Can someone please let me know how to restore the plastic part to its original color ie black ?

@Benz..nice job there !
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I accidentally used the turtle hard wax on the plastics(near the door windows ), and there are white marks that fail to go even after wash........
I had done this once and its a real pain in the rear to get it off. 3M plastshield did the job but it took a bit of rubbing. I use a sponge mop on the plastics and it seems to work quite well. Don't use thinner or diesel. May damage the plastics.
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Old 3rd May 2010, 15:15   #2208
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See This

Swissvax.ch: Crystal Rock - Paul Dalton's state-of-the-art Carnauba-Glaze, 200ml


This one is what paul Dalton uses and 46k for car wax
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Old 3rd May 2010, 15:21   #2209
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I accidentally used the turtle hard wax on the plastics(near the door windows ), and there are white marks that fail to go even after wash ? Can someone please let me know how to restore the plastic part to its original color ie black ?

Yes, try some reputed plastic formula. Keep away from solvents. These will make the plastic dull.

Whenever you wax in areas where there is risk of brushing it on plastic parts, take extra care to clean it when its fresh. Thats when its easiest to remove. I use masking tape on plastic parts. It sometimes leaves slight glue on the surface but thats much easier to remove than dry wax.

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@Benz..nice job there !
Thanks!
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Old 3rd May 2010, 22:14   #2210
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@benzinblut - Amazing work man!!

masking and all looks very pro! Trunk is literally like a mirror!

I'd spend more time with my i20 too if I had a covered parking!
planning on a car home for my car btw!

@NOTORIOUS - That name did ring a bell, but I couldn't recall where I'd heard/read it! so...
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Old 3rd May 2010, 23:59   #2211
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s3va, use Waxpol Leather and Vinyl polish on the waxed plastic and your job is done. Don't worry about such issues as these are ought to happen slightly.

Benz, the black beauty is looking superb.
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Old 4th May 2010, 09:49   #2212
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Notorious, s3va, sohail, tsk 13: thankyou very much!

Another angle I took today morning in my office parking (unfortunately no covered parking here).

Sohail, I think you mentioned about doing 2 coats of TW hardshell. Is that correct? May be I can do that this sunday.

I noticed slight swirl marks due to the guy washing the car. Seriously, now the jopasu duster will replace atleast alternate washes. Will contact the jopasu guy this week. Thats good news for the watchman!

Another thing i observed is that the surface has a superb shine and this exposes even the slightest irregularity in the curve. I am not talking about dents here. These are curves like for eg. someone leaning on your car, or a cricket ball hitting the car. And they look really bad. Have to do something about it!
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Old 4th May 2010, 10:31   #2213
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Awesome , a great looking car. keep her in that way only. if there is no covered parking then invest in a good car cover. give a tip to office watchman he will be happy to put on and put of car cover for you.

tell me all the steps you followed to get this awesome finish .

Has anyone tryed Autoglym Products ????

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Awesome , a great looking car. keep her in that way only. if there is no covered parking then invest in a good car cover. give a tip to office watchman he will be happy to put on and put of car cover for you.

tell me all the steps you followed to get this awesome finish .

Has anyone tryed Autoglym Products ????
Autoglym products are excellent, used to only use them in the Uk, as good as meguires imo, i still have some extra gloss protection left, bought the bottle around 4 years back! Can you get this stuff over here?
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Nope!! Only option is to either import or if you're really fortunate and have a buddy or family member there then they can get it for you!

I'm the unfortunate one! :(

@Benzinblut - your Optra looks amazing!!

yea! you can apply 2nd coat for added protection and also to ensure uniform coverage!(I usually give a 24hr curing time per wax layer before layering it)

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btw just detailed my i20's wheels!
the weekend rain in Delhi(Saturday) had ruined their look!

First three are before pics and rest are after

couldnt take pics of all the wheels as I had covered them already!
(sorry for loads of pics! lol)
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Alloys and wheel looks quite fresh or lets say NEW! What was used to get this result?
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Thanks!

I used some car wash shampoo + distilled water in a spray bottle and sprayed it all over the tyre + rim

then took an unused paintbrush (medium size) and worked up a lather on the rims and the tyre sidewall
(brush is great for those hard to reach areas!)

washed it down with distilled water in another spray bottle

then clayed the rims > paint cleaning(megs deep crystal paint cleaner works wonders) > polished (I experimented with pearl glo auto polish! its OKish, nothing remarkable) > Waxed (TW precision series wax)

for the tyres
Washed and lathered using brush, hard wiped down the grime with a towel(I've made for tyre cleaning) > sprayed TW tire dressing on the sidewall

its pretty decent(dressing)
sprays on easily and the shine lasts for about a week(depends on whether you spray it on a clean or dirty tyre(lasts 2-3 days on dirty tires))

now they are covered(I use a transparent plastic bags) and I'll wait for min 12hrs for the wax to cure before taking her out!
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Awesome , a great looking car. keep her in that way only. if there is no covered parking then invest in a good car cover. give a tip to office watchman he will be happy to put on and put of car cover for you.

tell me all the steps you followed to get this awesome finish .
Thanks NOTORIOUS! Well, I feel that car cover will put minor scratches if not handled with care each time. Dust is a problem but I have my officeboy clean it with a microfibre cloth before I leave. I will buy a jopasu duster this week and will use it instead of the cloth. More than the dust, my worry is that its in the hot sun all day and I'm scared of having faded paint.

I did nothing special to get this finish. Basically the paint is in very good condition. About a month ago, I used waxpol carnuba wax after a heavyduty shampoo. Then I did TW hardshell last sunday. No polishing or claying. Didn't even use shampoo before TW, just a water wash. I think that using waxpol a month ago has done the trick, may be. Yes, I used the buffing machine to buff off TW, but I feel that it will not make much of a difference, except speed up the process. The masking and papers that you see are only precautionary measures (for plastic parts and trims) and do not affect the result.


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@Benzinblut - your Optra looks amazing!!

yea! you can apply 2nd coat for added protection and also to ensure uniform coverage!(I usually give a 24hr curing time per wax layer before layering it)

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btw just detailed my i20's wheels!
the weekend rain in Delhi(Saturday) had ruined their look!

First three are before pics and rest are after

couldnt take pics of all the wheels as I had covered them already!
(sorry for loads of pics! lol)
Thanks again. Ill do the 2nd coat this sunday if possible.

Good job there. Makes the alloys look brand new! Must've taken quite some time though. What shampoo did you use? Tyres look awesome with a nice fresh wet look

Your alloys have no scratches due rubbing it on the pavements. Keep it up. Any scratch there will hurt you bad. Avoid letting inexperienced drivers park in such places, or you will regret it seriously. One of my wheels is scratched and its now with the stephny.

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Yea! She's just 5 months old now!

and I never park her in a place where I cant see it all the time! and I (absolutely hate and) never trust the parking attendants!

One thing you can do is, buy a car cover > reach office > Quick de-dust > Cover-----(in office)----->uncover > reach home > quick de-dust > Cover

Thats what I do!!

Advantage of using cover in office(other than UV protection) is the 'out of sight out of mind' effect! some crazy ppl are always out to vandalize a good looking car just for kicks!!
cover will help your car slip from their mind unnotticed (even jealous co-workers! lol)

a shining car out of the owner's sight is a huge risk if you ask me!

(Jopasu duster will work nicely, quickly and will minimize the swirls produced by the normal cloth or dry MF towel(as once MF towel is saturated with dust, it'll start creating swirls))

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20 North guys sent me an email- advertisement email. Seems like they have come back with free shipping, and removed "handling charges" on duty free shipping, wonder if they will find any takers on this one!!
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