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Old 17th October 2010, 14:00   #3631
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Here are the pictures post complete paint correction with my Flex DA !

Process followed :
- Washdown with Sonax gloss shampoo & Megs MF mitt
- Clayed with Megs clay & Optimum no rinse in clay lube dilution
- Megs 105 with Lake country 6.5 inch orange CCS pads
- Megs 205 with Lake country 6.5 inch orange CCS pads
- 2 coats of Megs NXT 2.0 cured for 24 hrs each
- 1 coat of Collinite 845
- Alloys washed, clayed, sealed with NXT 2.0 topped off with Collinite 845
- Tires cleaned with Sonax shampoo, dressed with Megs endurance tire gel
- Exterior plastics & wiper arms treated with Megs Ultimate protectant

The earlier pics of the test spot that i had done :
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...-home-239.html

Thanks to all the gurus & Sohail/Garipagol for the valuable inputs !!
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Old 17th October 2010, 14:37   #3632
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i had got the window visors fixed to my CITY. The RH , rear visor came off leaving a very bad patch of glue. I am finding it very difficult to remove and its looking very bad. Infact i am planning to remove the remaining 3 visors. I have attached the pictures.

Can anyone suggest how i remove the glue patch ? and the remaining 3 visors. The glue patch is very tough to be removed. I tried just to scrap it with my fingers. It is simply not coming out. I am worried that the paint surface may end up having bad scratches, which i want to avoid.
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Old 17th October 2010, 17:11   #3633
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@nirmaljustdoit, your car looks great.

What about your tire? It seems a bit glossy in one of the picture. Post some pictures of the tires.

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i had got the window visors fixed to my CITY. The RH , rear visor came off leaving a very bad patch of glue. I am finding it very difficult to remove and its looking very bad.
Can anyone suggest how i remove the glue patch? and the remaining 3 visors. The glue patch is very tough to be removed.
Hi nandans2005,

You could try out the idea that my friend did when his visor and door moulding came off.

Soak the sticker part with kerosene and leave it for some time. Try removing it gently with a plastic spatula like thing (it should not be sharp) and it will come off easily.

Try this with one area and check.

Other idea would be use a hot air blower (like the ones used for shrink wrapping) to just sufficiently heat the portion and peel it off. The residue can be wiped off with kerosene. You will have to be careful though with this method.

There was no paint damage with both the options.

You might need to wash and polish/wax the cleaned area again.

Hope this helps.

P.S:
I used one of the T-bhp sticker that you sent on my earlier car.
I have sold the car and brought a new Chevy BEAT, Cocktail Green (check my Garage).
I have 2 stickers with me, LCLC and LTD.
Have to decide which one I should stick.
Thanks again.

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Old 17th October 2010, 18:32   #3634
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Here are the pictures post complete paint correction with my Flex DA !

Process followed :
- Washdown with Sonax gloss shampoo & Megs MF mitt
- Clayed with Megs clay & Optimum no rinse in clay lube dilution
- Megs 105 with Lake country 6.5 inch orange CCS pads
- Megs 205 with Lake country 6.5 inch orange CCS pads
- 2 coats of Megs NXT 2.0 cured for 24 hrs each
- 1 coat of Collinite 845
- Alloys washed, clayed, sealed with NXT 2.0 topped off with Collinite 845
- Tires cleaned with Sonax shampoo, dressed with Megs endurance tire gel
- Exterior plastics & wiper arms treated with Megs Ultimate protectant

The earlier pics of the test spot that i had done :
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...-home-239.html

Thanks to all the gurus & Sohail/Garipagol for the valuable inputs !!

Wow Nirmal awesome stuff . Or should I say as good as it gets. You guys are a great motivation to other folks on the forum.

The car just looks great..

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Old 17th October 2010, 18:45   #3635
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Nice work nirmaljusdoit. The reflection of the surroundings & your effort on the car says it all. BTW cool tail lamps, really enhances the sportier look of the car. Did you applied collinite on the glass too.

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Old 17th October 2010, 18:48   #3636
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Nice work Nirmal! Color looks a nice deep red
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Old 17th October 2010, 20:12   #3637
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Nirmal,

No words to explain ! Car is awesome !

How many hours of effort is this? Whats the cost involved ?
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Old 18th October 2010, 09:10   #3638
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nirmal,
thats great work.car is looking great and shiny,hard work shows.
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Old 18th October 2010, 09:28   #3639
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Thanks KA18 ! I didn't click any close ups of the tires yesterday, & now they're a bit muddy from driving around yesterday, will post sum pics soon post another cleaning !

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i had got the window visors fixed to my CITY. The RH , rear visor came off leaving a very bad patch of glue. I am finding it very difficult to remove and its looking very bad. Infact i am planning to remove the remaining 3 visors. I have attached the pictures.

Can anyone suggest how i remove the glue patch ? and the remaining 3 visors. The glue patch is very tough to be removed. I tried just to scrap it with my fingers. It is simply not coming out. I am worried that the paint surface may end up having bad scratches, which i want to avoid.
Try soaking the area with isopropyl alcohol to dissolve the gummy residue.
Apply some on a paper towel or cloth & let it remain on the surface soaking in. Ive tried it to remove sticker gum left behind when removing stickers from glass, or any adhesive remover should do the job.
If this doesn't work, carefully try other more aggressive options !
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Wow Nirmal awesome stuff . Or should I say as good as it gets. You guys are a great motivation to other folks on the forum.

The car just looks great..

Regards

Sateesh
Thanks Sateesh !!

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Nice work nirmaljusdoit. The reflection of the surroundings & your effort on the car says it all. BTW cool tail lamps, really enhances the sportier look of the car. Did you applied collinite on the glass too.
Thanks Samsag ! Yup, i chose that design on tail lamps because of the sporty look they gave along with the rear spoiler. I just clayed all the glasses & keep them clean with regular Colin spray !

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Nice work Nirmal! Color looks a nice deep red
Thanks bottle ! I feel the depth is due to the Collinite, which gives it the carnuba deep gloss.

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Nirmal,

No words to explain ! Car is awesome !

How many hours of effort is this? Whats the cost involved ?
Thanks Nandan ! Well, i started & completed the entire car on a single day, around 5 hours (that's the compounding & polishing, followed by the 1st coat of NXt sealant) I didn't use it for 3 days to fully allow the layers to cure.

I wouldn't be able to calculate how much this would cost as ive been getting a lot of stuff down from Autogeek !!

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@ Nirmal : Just awesome work sirji , a great looking car with a happy owner

Just one question , what do you mean by 24 hour curing process - you apply a product say nxt 2.0 and wait for 24 hours for removal or you apply and buff the product and wait for 24 hours to apply another coat ???

+ my friend is using isopropyl alcohol (doctors spirit) with water to clean the glass is it a correct procedure ???
he is using 20ml per 100ml of water .
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Just one question , what do you mean by 24 hour curing process - you apply a product say nxt 2.0 and wait for 24 hours for removal or you apply and buff the product and wait for 24 hours to apply another coat ???
Apply and buff, then wait for 24 hours and apply & buff another coat.
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Super awesome job Nirmal Sir! This is like the most fantastic looking red I've ever seen on a Indian car!!

Really-really great work!

When can we see your gleaming black beauty next?

btw couldn't post as I was in Dubai since 14th and internet rates there are colossal!!

Bought some Megs stuff from there!!

Also got a few essentials like simple green apc, a duster etc.
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nirmal,
thats great work.car is looking great and shiny,hard work shows.
Thanks Prateek ! Your awesome Accord was also an inspiration for me !

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@ Nirmal : Just awesome work sirji , a great looking car with a happy owner

Just one question , what do you mean by 24 hour curing process - you apply a product say nxt 2.0 and wait for 24 hours for removal or you apply and buff the product and wait for 24 hours to apply another coat ???

+ my friend is using isopropyl alcohol (doctors spirit) with water to clean the glass is it a correct procedure ???
he is using 20ml per 100ml of water .
Nos007/Notorious - Thanks !! I try to apply the sealant in as thin a layer as possible, which makes it faster to dry & easy to buff off too ! I let it stay on for around an hour cause its been raining here often. Then buffed off & waited for 24 hours !

I'm not sure about the IPA that you're friend is using, i use the readily available IPA swabs from the chemist shop. I'm planning to go & explore a source for the IPA, will post some feedback soon.
For the current session, i could not do a IPA wipe down after each panel, i used plain water/QD solution to wipe down.
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Thanx Nirmal Sir , Here comes another short of questions
  1. Suggest a chrome polish , basically wanna do a bullet and chrome/aluminium fins of cylender head are kind of oxidized.
  2. can we use megs last touch as a spray maintainance detailer ??? notorious is trying to import one along with hyperdressing and apc.
Rest Later !!!
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Here are the pictures post complete paint correction with my Flex DA !

Process followed :
- Washdown with Sonax gloss shampoo & Megs MF mitt
- Clayed with Megs clay & Optimum no rinse in clay lube dilution
- Megs 105 with Lake country 6.5 inch orange CCS pads
- Megs 205 with Lake country 6.5 inch orange CCS pads
- 2 coats of Megs NXT 2.0 cured for 24 hrs each
- 1 coat of Collinite 845
- Alloys washed, clayed, sealed with NXT 2.0 topped off with Collinite 845
- Tires cleaned with Sonax shampoo, dressed with Megs endurance tire gel
- Exterior plastics & wiper arms treated with Megs Ultimate protectant
You beauty! This is as close to perfection you can get. You efforts have really paid off. I have not applied any Collinite on the wheels, will do so this weekend.

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btw couldn't post as I was in Dubai since 14th and internet rates there are colossal!!

Bought some Megs stuff from there!!
Hey Sohail, I will be traveling to Dubai end of December. Can you tell me from where you bought the Megs stuff? I am dying to try some Megs product on my car.

Thanks
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