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Old 16th August 2010, 22:39   #2896
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Hi

My friends civic:
He is used Megiuars Car Glaze and Colonite 845 1 month ago. and see the water beading and Reflection
its a 2.5 years old civic
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Old 16th August 2010, 23:57   #2897
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Wow!! nice beading there! Nice to see collinite holding up to the weather here!

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I have some black paint spots on the bonnet. how do I get rid of them?

Used dashboard cleaner and found it to be very good. took off the drool stains of my doggy.
For bonnet spots, use a rag soaked in diesel or kerosene.(Do exercise caution while handling these liquids)
(just apply a small bit on the rag and then soak the paint spot for 1/2-1 min)

afterwards, wash the area thoroughly with car wash soap!

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btw detailed my i20's rims/tyres and wheel wells. Rains had made them super dirty and muddy!


here are the finished pics

After cleaning, claying, paint cleaning and 2 coats of NXT2.0(with 24hr curing in between)

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Wheel well
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After a final coat of Collinite no.845 and Megs endurance tire gel
gives 'thin tyre' illusion

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Lights on!
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nicely reflecting
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Packed and weather proofed until I taker her out again!

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Sry! Didn't post other pics to make it bandwidth friendly!
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Old 17th August 2010, 10:26   #2898
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Ok i will check at SPAR my onl worry about fake products
I am put up in 3rd Block Kormangla
Can't recollect any auto accessory shops in 3rd block. You could try one of these in Koramangala:
- Sprocket (6th block, near China Pearl Restaurant)
- Auto Shop (7th block, near Sai Temple)
- Car Fancy (4th block, near Sharma Restaurant)
- Can't remember the name of this shop (on Jyoti Nivas College road)

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Old 17th August 2010, 11:20   #2899
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Are the wxing products available on ebay.in authentic? Formula 1 carnauba wax retails for around 220 bucks.
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Old 17th August 2010, 11:22   #2900
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^^ use turtle wax insted , authenticity of Formula 1 can be doubted in 90% cases but not in turtle wax.
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Are the wxing products available on ebay.in authentic? Formula 1 carnauba wax retails for around 220 bucks.

Prasanna , dont get it from ebay, go to GP road and get it from Rahaman store. I got my formula 1 wax there based on recommendations from other forum members and it was original.

Otherwise you can get original polish from shell petrol outlets but at MRP. 2weeks ago the vadapalani branch got fresh stocks with complete range of Turtle and Eagle products.
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Old 17th August 2010, 12:07   #2902
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^^ use turtle wax insted , authenticity of Formula 1 can be doubted in 90% cases but not in turtle wax.
How do you tell the difference between fake and authentic? And whats the effect of the fake stuff on car paint?
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Old 17th August 2010, 13:18   #2903
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Perfect case for something like Scratch X from meguiars. See if you can get someone from the US to get it for you. Have no idea if a local rubbing compound of high quality can eliminate those.
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You can try Formula1 ScratchOut paste - Formula 1 High-Performance Auto Care Products

It will get rid of the clear coat scratch. Though I'm not so sure about the 'still brown' parts. That could be the primer showing from below!

And do get a car cover. It really helps prevent small scratches and stuff!
Thanks guys, I did manage to get the Formula1 paste and that did the job. It was a gut wrenching site and now I am happy as ever.

Thanks for the help.

Do you guys recommend anything else to maintain the white color car? thanks!
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Old 17th August 2010, 14:48   #2904
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I could definitely use diesel. I just thought kerosene was better. So if I am comfortable procuring diesel should I go with diesel instead?
Get some diesel. When you wipe you will get a strong urge to use your nails to pry the spots off. STOP. Keep rubbing gently till the contaminant softens and gets removed.

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Old 17th August 2010, 14:51   #2905
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Get some diesel. When you wipe you will get a strong urge to use your nails to pry the spots off. STOP. Keep rubbing gently till the contaminant softens and gets removed.
wow man! that was spot on! This urge to use nails (wrapped in a MF cloth) is what led to a few nasty spots on my car, but never again!!
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Are the wxing products available on ebay.in authentic? Formula 1 carnauba wax retails for around 220 bucks.
If you have Metro Cash & Carry in Chennai have a look. In Calcutta they carry some of the Formula 1, Sonax and 3M products. Personally I would advice Turtle Wax over formula one. Check availability at www.xenos.co.in

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Prasanna , dont get it from ebay, go to GP road and get it from Rahaman store. I got my formula 1 wax there based on recommendations from other forum members and it was original.

Otherwise you can get original polish from shell petrol outlets but at MRP. 2weeks ago the vadapalani branch got fresh stocks with complete range of Turtle and Eagle products.
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If you have Metro Cash & Carry in Chennai have a look. In Calcutta they carry some of the Formula 1, Sonax and 3M products. Personally I would advice Turtle Wax over formula one. Check availability at www.xenos.co.in

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Thanks, will check these out.
For the heck of it already ordered that formula 1 wax for 200rs from ebay. How do i tell if it is original or fake? Any sticker or marking of any kind?
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Thanks, will check these out.
For the heck of it already ordered that formula 1 wax for 200rs from ebay. How do i tell if it is original or fake? Any sticker or marking of any kind?
The original one has the US flag in waving motion where as in fake ones its flat & totally rectangular at the bottom of it. Not sure if even the fake ones have started coming out with the waving US flag.
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The original one has the US flag in waving motion where as in fake ones its flat & totally rectangular at the bottom of it. Not sure if even the fake ones have started coming out with the waving US flag.
Brilliant! The product has been shipped. Will post the pic of it when I get it. Hopefully it wont be a fake. Thought I'd give it a shot and order it since it was not too expensive.
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compare it with the photos here

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ket-india.html (Huge Fake Car Polish/Wax market in India)

Edit: Where did you see it for Rs.200 ? Cheapest I can find on ebay.in is 260 or so which is what I paid for too

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