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Old 22nd August 2010, 10:41   #2971
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Guys theres that yellow sponge kinda thing that comes with that turtle wax case. Can that be used to apply the wax?
Yes , that be used to apply the wax on car with firm/very less pressure.
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Old 22nd August 2010, 12:16   #2972
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Pras, I also pickedup turtle-wax from xenos today. I wanted apply and check how good it is, but it has started raining once again in chennai.

These guys had another bottle called turtlewax - gel. Dont know how good it is.

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Pras, I also pickedup turtle-wax from xenos today. I wanted apply and check how good it is, but it has started raining once again in chennai.

These guys had another bottle called turtlewax in the gel form. Dont know how good it is.
Yeah I had asked the watchman to clean up the car since I had already done an extensive cleaning yesterday. Just as he started to wash it started raining

Looks like the waxing will have to be put off for some more time. More rain forecast for the next 48 yours.
I think someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the bottle wax is liquid synthetic wax, while the paste wax in the tin is carnauba wax. I decided to go for the paste wax because I had already picked up the liquid wax for 80 bucks from 3m and I didnt want a similar product.
I also picked up that cockpit shine spray for cleaning the vinyl and plastic parts cause maintaining the beige interiors is a royal pain.
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Old 22nd August 2010, 12:49   #2974
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Pras which brand of cockpit cleaner did you get? they had turtle brand and also another brands such as abel. I wasnt sure how good this abel brand is, hence I opted to wait for some feedback before buying them.
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Pras which brand of cockpit cleaner did you get? they had turtle brand and also another brands such as abel. I wasnt sure how good this abel brand is, hence I opted to wait for some feedback before buying them.
Turtle wax fresh shine cockpit cleaner with air freshener - citrus scent.
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Old 22nd August 2010, 13:47   #2976
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Ok mate. Let the rain subside, I shall use turtlewax to check the shine. I am also thinking of getting the so called teflon coating done! have to decide between balaji and carz spa!
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Old 22nd August 2010, 16:52   #2977
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Got smitten byt " the " bug and could not resist doing something today. Man sohail, you gotta take it easy as looking at your car, then looking at mine, cannot resist putting my hands on it( though its a good thing in a way)
Did the wheels today - cleaned the sidewalls only and alloys. Then applied collinite to the alloys.
Some pics of those and then a couple of the "whiplash" effect that is getting better by the day! Can see the colour getting richer( just compare with previous pics and you will see it too)
Have not put a coat of blackfire for a while, maybe next week!
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Old 22nd August 2010, 17:44   #2978
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MKH,

That's awesome job buddy.

When can we meet, would like to take some tips from you. So far I have never cleaned my car (only did when the cleaner took off).

Seriously, when ever I see your car I fell like cursing Honda Guys for not taking care of the car.

NHC's paint job was much better than ANHC, it's just my observation I feel more glare and shine on NHC. On the other hand ANHC looks more dull.

I had swirls on the first day itself, I have been told it's common and would go after a polish. I got 3M detailing done on my car, but I still see some swirls. Fixed an appointment with them next month to inspect and have another coating if required. To which they agreed, for free of cost as Iam not happy with the results.

Let me know when can we plan a session

Cheers
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Old 22nd August 2010, 18:57   #2979
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MKH - Detailing minds think alike ! Nice results with the wheels, I will try out Collinite for the alloys too. Man, you & Sohail are gonna cause a lot of cases of whiplash !!! I was inspired by Sohail's wheel detailing & decided to go brush shopping combined with my regular shopping ! Also decided to put on an additional coat of Collinite 845 over the whole body & the pics tell the results ! Decided to do some jugaad & got myself the foll brushes -Am attaching the pics of how i used them ! - Wheel well brush (Toilet brush from Scotch brite) - Tyre brush (Floor brush from Scotch brite) - Carpet brush - Interior brush The brushes for detailing the wheels turned out to be pretty useful & got the job done ! Used a concentrated solution of Sonax shampoo, sprayed on & kept brushing. Washed & dryed & applied Sonax protectant. As a final touch, topped the tyres off with Megs Gold Class Endurance gel !
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@ Sohail, MKH, Nirmal awesome job buddies. The red swift steals the show for me.

@Nirmal, how much you paid for the Wheel well brush (Toilet brush from Scotch brite) - Tyre brush (Floor brush from Scotch brite) - Carpet brush - Interior brush ? From where you bought them?
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@ Sohail, MKH, Nirmal awesome job buddies. The red swift steals the show for me.

@Nirmal, how much you paid for the Wheel well brush (Toilet brush from Scotch brite) - Tyre brush (Floor brush from Scotch brite) - Carpet brush - Interior brush ? From where you bought them?
My vote goes to the red swift too! Wish had the time and strength to do a comprehensive job. Will surely relish a pressure wash, that can clear off the wheel wells as good but with ease.
Am going to get myself a set of brushes too and detail the wells next week. Its good to do them once in 15 days or a month at the most. I think we should put up a notice on this thread- "Read at your own risk- you will be tempted to sweat it out more than you can imagine"
@raghu- will contact you, a little low on time and energy at the moment to do a full session, may have to wait a couple of weeks, going to do a class for a couple of more people and will invite you too

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Old 22nd August 2010, 21:00   #2982
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Gill/MKH - Thanks for the compliments ! I had done the wheel wells before, but found it to be really messy & inconvenient. These brushes made the job so much faster & the results were amazing ! The rate for the brushes are as follows - 1. Scotch brite premium toilet brush - Rs.185 2. Scotch brite floor brush - Rs. 125 3. Crown Carpet brush - Rs. 61 3. Crown Carpet brush - Rs. 23 I got all of them at the SPAR outlet in Koramangala, Inner Ring Road ! I guess you would also get it at any large store !
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Guys, I need help on this wax/polishing thing. Never tried before.My car is the same color as that of mkh, Habanero Red. Looks very dull now and full of swirl marks caused by our in-house car washer.

Where do I start? What should I buy initially? I would like to do it in stages. Please help with advice.
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After giving the cleaner wax 24 hrs time to cure - I used Collinite 845 for the first time today.
Collinite is more liquid than Megs cleaner wax - but feels like paraffin to the skin.
A little Collinite goes a long way.

So without much ado and with a super aching body - some pics after putting on Collinite 845.

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So after all this - I went out to meet my GF, and on the way in a perfectly sunny day with no mud / puddle - I found some cowdung on the highway!
Had to drive my car over it (I was driving on 90-100) and it was too late to swerve) and the noise of the spray hitting the panels felt like shotgun fire to my heart.
Went and parked in the service lane immediately - and cleaned all the dung from front quarter panel / front door/ rear door with scented face tissue that I had in my car.

After that wiped with MF towel and drove on. Luckily - no further accidents for the day.

@nirmaljustdoit and mkh - splendid job!
I have to devote a day to tire/wheel/wheel wells.
Any precautions I need to take before I scrub the wheel well? Mine is coated with rubbery black under body coating.

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^Thats what I'm talking about!
Great job that you pulled over immediately and cleaned it up!

(btw I always carry UQD with me in the car in case of 'bird bomb' emergencies! lol)

Nice uniform gloss on the panels! looks great!

@mkh - Wow! Wheels look really nice!(nice uniform gloss on the tyres, alloys, drum brake housing etc.)

(btw I liked the location of the wheel balancing weights on the alloys!)

and the gloss has evidently increased as shown by 6th and the 7th pic!


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MKH - Detailing minds think alike ! Nice results with the wheels, I will try out Collinite for the alloys too. Man, you & Sohail are gonna cause a lot of cases of whiplash !!! I was inspired by Sohail's wheel detailing & decided to go brush shopping combined with my regular shopping ! Also decided to put on an additional coat of Collinite 845 over the whole body & the pics tell the results ! Decided to do some jugaad & got myself the foll brushes -Am attaching the pics of how i used them ! - Wheel well brush (Toilet brush from Scotch brite) - Tyre brush (Floor brush from Scotch brite) - Carpet brush - Interior brush The brushes for detailing the wheels turned out to be pretty useful & got the job done ! Used a concentrated solution of Sonax shampoo, sprayed on & kept brushing. Washed & dryed & applied Sonax protectant. As a final touch, topped the tyres off with Megs Gold Class Endurance gel !

Niiiiccceee!!!

Damn! I never though I'd ever get to see a super slick looking red paint on a Swift!(Indian show cars look like nothing compared to that!)

I've seen loads of 'red' swifts here but their color is slightly towards the pink side!!(actually, Red + oxidation due to bad maintainance etc. = a light shade of pink! lol )

I love the adaptability!! Tyre and wheel well brushes are slightly modified versions of these brushes(the ones you bought) and cost nearly double or triple the amount!

The wheel well looks really nice!
(Since you don't have a anti-rust coating there and paint is visible, you might wanna wax the paint there to keep it water repelling! and anti-rust!)

Totally awesome job guys!

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btw I tried P21S concurs carnauba wax on the bonnet of my i20 today morning(straight line technique)

It smells like warm butter!mmm...
Anyways, it gave an awesome deep gloss and jetting effect when I took the wax off and after the final wipe.

It definitely looked better than collinite. (but its a beauty wax, whereas collinite is a protection wax)

Also, wiping it on and off was super easy.

Couldn't take any pics as just after the final wipe it started drizzling and I had to cover up quick!

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