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Old 22nd August 2010, 22:24   #2986
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Whoa !!! Results of MKH , Nirmal , Sohail , Blacksta one one page !!!


Why i have no updates , @#$%&*$ DTDC Guys ...But Red Swift Take the cake.
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Old 22nd August 2010, 23:04   #2987
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We are surely "infecting" more folks with "the bug". Great to see folks participate and enjoy the learnings and share them too!
Sohail is the pioneer, one who ventures out into the unknown,we are just duplicating his findings, and nirmals red beauty has surely won the hearts of us all in this round
Gotta get my ride out in the sun to take some snaps but the sun is rare to come these days! As i write this, hear the rain drops outside, got the car covered as far as possible so saves some trouble, gotta get myself a proper cover though.
Notorious- i really wish could have your results too, wish it happens soon and DTDC folks do something
Vasoo- will post on my ownership thread, best is to meet up for my class scheduled for sept mid and learn first hand!

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Old 23rd August 2010, 19:28   #2988
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Oh man, you guys are raking some nice stuff with the works and my poor white beauty is getting ill treatment from the public at large. Some moron thought car boot was the place to lean and he/she must be wearing some silly jeans with rivets. I feel like crying, there are hell loads of small scratches in the rear with some tiny foot imprints on the top.

Please people, cars are not your baby's playground and please dont lean on cars. It hurts the owner. :(
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Old 23rd August 2010, 19:56   #2989
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^A touch sensitive alarm might take care of that! I too am thinking of getting a loud one which goes off with just a touch!!!

btw I hope Scratchout took out the scratches and stuff!

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Anyways, today the sun was shining bright so I decided to take some pics of the bonnet I did yesterday(with P21S carnauba wax)

Damn after nearly a week I felt the sun on my skin and it definitely felt nice!
My i20 was also happy, her paint warm to my touch!
This is the first ever monsoon for her so I was kinda overprotective
Hope she doesn't mind!

I was surprised to see that the bonnet was nearly 88% swirl(random micro-scratches) free!
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Old 23rd August 2010, 20:26   #2990
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Some brilliantly maintained cars there and the bug does bite some people hard

Anyone know where I can get wd40 in chennai? The diesel removed around 90 to 95% of the black marks, but for the remaining 5 to 10% and to achieve the clean look before waxing wanted to pick it up from somewhere. Is it available on gp road?
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Old 23rd August 2010, 20:50   #2991
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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.
The Abel brand is from Abel Bonnex SA. It is a french company which was acquired by Turtle Wax and is now a subsidiary of TW. The products are bcked by TW.

More information here : Turtle Wax, Inc.: Information from Answers.com

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Old 23rd August 2010, 23:02   #2992
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Some brilliantly maintained cars there and the bug does bite some people hard

Anyone know where I can get wd40 in chennai? The diesel removed around 90 to 95% of the black marks, but for the remaining 5 to 10% and to achieve the clean look before waxing wanted to pick it up from somewhere. Is it available on gp road?
Why cant you use something like Sonax Auto Polish To clean and prep the paint for waxing ???

it will only cost you around 350-400 !!
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Old 24th August 2010, 07:50   #2993
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@sohail: Amazingly well maintained car dude. BTW do you drive her too.
The Sonax auto polish is available online too for Rs. 399.
Can anybody help me regarding this http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/2037394-post2970.html
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Thanks guys ! I was taken aback at the depth of the gloss that Collinite brought in, it was on top of 3 coats of NXT 2.0 which was cured at 24 hour intervals !

Im testing now to see how well & for how long the Collinite stays on !

Blackasta
- Thats some serious shine ! We can see all the ridges on the coconut tree & even the expressions on the doggies face

Sohail - Wonderful wet look ! Your beauty is glowing, can see all the specks sparkling away in the sunlight !
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Old 24th August 2010, 09:26   #2995
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@ Nirmal : Your "Red" BEAUTY looks wonderful. Need to attempt the same at my end.

I was wondering we generally polish only the sidewalls of the tyres and not the thread zone. Are you sure it will not have any effect on the thread when we polish the same.

Love your efforts anyway
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Old 24th August 2010, 10:45   #2996
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Well could not resist trying my hand out at the only area, rather one of the two, where have not ventured out.
Taking inspiration from the pioneers(sohail and nirmal), did a wheel well detailing. It was messy to say the least! Had a brush and a hose pipe, but i think its the least return on a detailers investment of time and effort. I will probably stick to doing this in a jiffy with a hose pipe and a brush as just ONE drive in the bangalore roads has put all the hard work to almost nothing.
One good thing that came out, learnt that should clean the tire treads well and then apply gel for a longer lasting effect.
I think its better for me to direct my efforts where they count the most, which does include the alloys and tire treads. Have shown the cleaning guy how to do it, so will give me a few bucks more and ask him to clean the wells once in a while
Meanwhile- gotta give my trained eyes a rest as each time i get into a small detailing session- maybe its just running the duster over, i can see those swirls that are hidden, and some few new ones too!
Looks like i may end up with a DA sooner than i expect if do not learn to ignore!
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^A touch sensitive alarm might take care of that! I too am thinking of getting a loud one which goes off with just a touch!!!

btw I hope Scratchout took out the scratches and stuff!

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Anyways, today the sun was shining bright so I decided to take some pics of the bonnet I did yesterday(with P21S carnauba wax)

Damn after nearly a week I felt the sun on my skin and it definitely felt nice!
My i20 was also happy, her paint warm to my touch!
This is the first ever monsoon for her so I was kinda overprotective
Hope she doesn't mind!

I was surprised to see that the bonnet was nearly 88% swirl(random micro-scratches) free!
Hi Sohail,

That's one the best maintained i20 I have seen..

What brand of micro fiber do you use ? I see an yellow one in the picture..

Thanks

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Thumbs up ARTICLE: The Car Care guide (Aesthetics)

This Gentleman writes a step by step guide on how he polished and restored his cars paintwork to look as good as new. The article is really detailed and has pictures to explain each step as well. A real eye opener and a fun read, i think, for anyone who is really serious about taking care of their car. Enjoy...

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Hi Sohail,

That's one the best maintained i20 I have seen..

What brand of micro fiber do you use ? I see an yellow one in the picture..

Thanks

Sateesh
Looks to me as if Megs Supreme Shine, even that is very well maintained
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Hi Sohail,

That's one the best maintained i20 I have seen..

What brand of micro fiber do you use ? I see an yellow one in the picture..

Thanks

Sateesh

Thanks! really appreciate it!

btw I was using the MF cloth that came in with collinite845( I think its the 'cobra' brand one)


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Looks to me as if Megs Supreme Shine, even that is very well maintained
Actually I started with megs supreme shine which I had washed and ziplocked. But, for some reason it started linting!(very fine lints reflecting sunlight abnormally!)

so I had to switch towels.

Boiled the supreme shine towel in water for like 15 mins and its as good as new!
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