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Old 20th May 2010, 11:17   #2326
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Here's a link to some desi products, looks quite interesting Jopasu Car Care Products India anyone tried these?
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Old 20th May 2010, 12:42   #2327
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...looks quite interesting Jopasu Car Care Products India anyone tried these?
Saw this? http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/access...ni-review.html

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Old 20th May 2010, 14:45   #2328
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@tsk13: Yes, sometimes I too think, are we overcautious? But that how it has to be if you wanna maintain your shine for years. Especially for dark colors, you must maintian it from day1. But at the same time, we must make sure that the frequency of detailing, the detailing stuff and all other things are just right so that we dont cause any damage in our quest for everlasting shine.
Benzin, the overcautious nature itself is the driving force behind Continuous Improvement. But the point which I specifically focus on is the fact that my car was never detailed for 3 years and since I made it a point to drive cautiously to avoid any bruise marks, the car looked new all three years. It was just in April last year I got the car polished for the first time using 3M Finesse It rubbing compound and got hooked to detailing threads on TBHP in September especially the one on various treatments started by Sunilrj, who I believe along with Parm, Bigman and Raccoon are the best bets on TBHP but there active presence is deeply missed now. Parm is Pro-detailer in Dubai and might set-up a Detailing Center in NCR going by his earlier posts. I think a trip to Dubai should satisfy all our detailing needs and a meeting with Parm will be like icing on the cake.

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Thanks a lot benzinblut! I just post pics to encourage others! lol

@tsk13 - regarding what stuff to get, I think Garipagol has had a wider exposure with different brands!

btw you should get 'Collinite insulator wax'! Its considered the most durable wax

I too wanna try it!

I've also heard a thing about 'P21S' waxes also Zaino!

while you're at it maybe you could get a DA polisher!?
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Here's a link to some desi products, looks quite interesting Jopasu Car Care Products India anyone tried these?
Many on this forum have including self. If you are in the market for a excellent duster go get it. You will not regret it.


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Old 20th May 2010, 21:34   #2331
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Thanks a lot benzinblut! I just post pics to encourage others! lol

@tsk13 - regarding what stuff to get, I think Garipagol has had a wider exposure with different brands!

btw you should get 'Collinite insulator wax'! Its considered the most durable wax

I too wanna try it!

I've also heard a thing about 'P21S' waxes also Zaino!

while you're at it maybe you could get a DA polisher!?
I came across one Chinese make Cordless DA Polisher at Ebay Singapore. I'll ask my uncle to get hold of better ones. Hope he gets time to visit Mustafa Center, I think this shopping center must be having something suitable for Detailing.

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Many on this forum have including self. If you are in the market for a excellent duster go get it. You will not regret it.


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Garipagol, any suggestions from your side?
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Old 20th May 2010, 21:55   #2332
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The thing with cordless DA polishers is that they lack power!!

and while you're paint correcting with a DA, you need power as DA is too mild compared to a rotary polisher!
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@thorpe - You can buy upholstery cleaners from car care product shops!

I have used TurtleWax Interior1 on my dad's old Accent and it literally worked wonders!

Formula1 and Abro also have interior cleaning foams that you can try!

OR

as a 'homebrew' method, you can try some liquid detergent mixed with distilled water in a spray bottle along with a brush(to work up lather)! (soft bristles for plastics(so as not to scratch them) and any soft-hard conventional brush for fabrics)

do get a protectant though! (use it on the dashboard after you've cleaned it!)
Is this the Interior1 cleaner you're talkin bout? B'coz in foreign countries, Something like Turtle Oxy interior1 is available. Which is not the same one below as sold here.
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I came across one Chinese make Cordless DA Polisher at Ebay Singapore. I'll ask my uncle to get hold of better ones. Hope he gets time to visit Mustafa Center, I think this shopping center must be having something suitable for Detailing.

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The thing with cordless DA polishers is that they lack power!!

and while you're paint correcting with a DA, you need power as DA is too mild compared to a rotary polisher!

Yes you're right. I have used a lot of these cordless machines. They are ok but once the battery fades out, they are a pain to use. And if its chinese, then its battery life is a big question.

I am not sure about how much power is needed, but I will definitely recomment AC powered polishers. The cord is not a problem. Just put it over your shoulder and it wont come in the way.

Let us kown what you buy
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Cant we use those handy tools to rub the wax across the car? This is what the polish guys are using.

Hope it can help us to relax our muscles.
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Is this the Interior1 cleaner you're talkin bout? B'coz in foreign countries, Something like Turtle Oxy interior1 is available. Which is not the same one below as sold here.
Yes I have the one pictured!

Outside India, TW has its 'Ice' line of products which I would definitely like to try out as 'allegedly' they are better and more effective!

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btw I'll be having some panels of my car repainted and then will try out the service of Divine carz spa!
I wanna see see how good they really are!

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Sohail, are you thinking of re-painting the damaged area? Please go for dry-denting as in no probability will your i20 get the same treatment as it gets in the Manufacturing plant's paintshop. It's better to continue with the original paint as the Service Center guys are miser when it comes to applying the desired coats. If you're thinking of getting it painted from Pandit & Co., then its ok but factory finish is the best as the panels and body are prepared properly before painting. Even panels of Escorts tractors (Farmtrac) have a proper paint procedure though their painting is manual.

Thanks Sohail and Benzin for the valuable feedback on cordless Polishers.
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Yea! I'll be checking out Pandit & Co. first!

I went for dry denting and the guy told me to let it be!!! and started that the panel is reinforced from behind etc.

I'll definitely get like 5-6 layers of clear coat done! (normal bodyshop does like 2 or sometimes even a single coat(you can tell by the gloss difference))

but since they deliver it in the evening, most defects cant be seen at the time of delivery!
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Yes I have the one pictured!

Outside India, TW has its 'Ice' line of products which I would definitely like to try out as 'allegedly' they are better and more effective!

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btw I'll be having some panels of my car repainted and then will try out the service of Divine carz spa!
I wanna see see how good they really are!
I have the Turtle Wax ICE interior cleaner and its not that good, infact the spray from compaint gives a better finish than ICE. only good thing about it was the perfume

In other news, 20north have refunded my money.
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I'll definitely get like 5-6 layers of clear coat done! (normal bodyshop does like 2 or sometimes even a single coat(you can tell by the gloss difference))

but since they deliver it in the evening, most defects cant be seen at the time of delivery!
And a Ferrari gets 21 coats of CC !!

Never take delivery of a paint job in the evening. You will never notice the pits in the paint. They WILL be there since most of the shops do not have the type of paint booth the manufacturers use. The bonnet & the boot are most suseptible.

You will need to clearcoat the entire car if you are looking at 5/6 coats of new CC. Check if they can get ceramiclear CC from PPG Industries. It is one of the hardest and glossiest. Mercedes and a few others use them. with 5/6 coats of that you will have a show car sssshine !!

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