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Old 25th January 2011, 16:39   #4126
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The site mentions that except some Quixx scratch remover, everything else is coming shortly. If as mentioned by the seller, that it would be available at US rate, then he will have a big queue right in front of his office.
Can anybody from that area, check visiting the office address personally, to know how they work and sale.
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Old 25th January 2011, 16:54   #4127
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^Exactly! If you clay the areas with overspray within 12 hrs after the overspray, almost 100% of it will get removed with any detailing clay!

If the overspray has been on the paint for days and weeks, then you need something more aggressive! (aggressive detailing clay)

btw not many posts from you now a days mkh?
Yeah man- got to be careful of what to post hence cannot post much else it will be taken as commercial publicity etc etc! Also busy with many orders to fulfill

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I don't have clay so most likely will need to get some professional help. I could not post pics last nite, will surely do so today.
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Its been a couple of weeks now, so will need something aggressive.
Any idea where I can source some clay locally? I am based out of Bombay.

Thanks Sohail!
No idea in mumbai, but if you come down to bangalore, can spare a bar from our extra stuff
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Old 25th January 2011, 17:38   #4128
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Their site seems really nice!!

You can either get it from here - eBay India: Meguiar's G1016 Smooth Surface Clay Kit (item 270685628151 end time 28-Jan-2011 16:58:10 IST) (but it will take time as it'll come straight from US)

or again shopyourworld or similar services!
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For information for all - I was looking for some good quality clay for doing my car. and I came across this Auto-Mall.in - Home Sent an email to Sham and he is all out of Mothers clay and expecting a consignment in feb. Cost approx 1000/-. located in Jeevanbhima nagar

Anybody tried this site??
Awesome. Thanks for this. Will send him my interest immediately.

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No idea in mumbai, but if you come down to bangalore, can spare a bar from our extra stuff
Its a pity mkh. You along with Sohail and many more are treasure trove of car detailing info.
Now only if I could get my car to Bangalore.

Thanks for the offer.

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Old 25th January 2011, 23:48   #4130
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went to the meguiar detailers. they too tried on the swirls induced on my car.
even they were not successful.
now only god knows whats the issue. they used a diamond cut too.

i think this is going to take lots of patience and hard work.

i prefer doing it on my own now after lots of practice on my old car.

Sohail / MKH/ Nirmal

can you please tell me one thing. suppose i start with the swirl remover/ ultimate compound with rotary buffer there are holograms/marring.

do i need to wipe it with IPA every time? does IPA dissolve the complete polish?

how do i create a perfect IPA solution and how much do i spray each time?

After getting rid of swirls i would prefer using a paint sealant with hand applicator and removing it with microfibre.
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Old 26th January 2011, 13:07   #4131
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went to the meguiar detailers. they too tried on the swirls induced on my car.
even they were not successful.
now only god knows whats the issue. they used a diamond cut too.
@Amit, where did you find meguiar detailers in Pune ??
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something astonishing happened with me today and all my swirl marks are gone

details on link below

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ngaluru-6.html
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Old 27th January 2011, 16:28   #4133
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something astonishing happened with me today and all my swirl marks are gone

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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ngaluru-6.html
Good to see this, was going to post to you that the friends linea we did on sunday has the SAME colour and swirls were as heavy. The paint is nice and the colour comes out very nice as seen in your pics too. Great that you got what you wanted, wish you were in bangalore, then could have helped you first hand, anyways all is great now, take good care for swirls NOT to come back that way!
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^^^

Thanks MKH, please do post the pics of the tuscan wine linea you worked on.
If i was in bangalore i would not have banged my head over going different places. i knew very well where i had to go

I would have directly knocked your doors

After the swirl removing process i went home a used the ultracoat PTFE fortified paint sealent. the gloss and shine is amazing now.
i tried using 3M paint sealent which is quick drying. but it leaves some marks which i dint like at all. they apply it and in minutes wipe it off. it contains IPA which causes some sort of marks.
the one which i use needs to be applied and then removed after 50 min. its super hard and nice waterry sheet comes over.

i also bought the meguiars quick detailer and microfibre.

can you please guide me when exactly one needs to use a quick detailer. the usage directions seem to be very confusing.
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My car just got repainted at a workshop. after the painting was done, i jot the whole car rubbed and polished. In this process, they used sand paper on the entire car, dulled the paint and then used some kind of polish to buff up the dullness. the car now shines nice.

One other thing that got pretty screwd up though is that the car was parked by them in the paint shop for over a week. This has caused paint spray and primer spray from other cars to drift on to my car paint. there are no visible blimeshes on the car and at sight, the paint is still geaming but when you touch it, the surface feels almost like the surface of sandpaper.

Any safe way to clear this up from the surface or something special i need to do here? one thing that did come to mind is to clay bar the paint and polish it but was just wondering if there is a less painful way to get there.

please let me know!

Kiran.
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My car just got repainted at a workshop. after the painting was done, i jot the whole car rubbed and polished. In this process, they used sand paper on the entire car, dulled the paint and then used some kind of polish to buff up the dullness. the car now shines nice.

One other thing that got pretty screwd up though is that the car was parked by them in the paint shop for over a week. This has caused paint spray and primer spray from other cars to drift on to my car paint. there are no visible blimeshes on the car and at sight, the paint is still geaming but when you touch it, the surface feels almost like the surface of sandpaper.

Any safe way to clear this up from the surface or something special i need to do here? one thing that did come to mind is to clay bar the paint and polish it but was just wondering if there is a less painful way to get there.

please let me know!

Kiran.
2 things- i hope there are no sanding scratches left out. I have seen a few very nicely painted cars but sanding scratches exist- they will need compounding only
Second- paint overspray can be removed BEST by aggressive clay. You will need a clay bar competent enough to remove it. I have found meguiars clay slightly poor at that and that is the most popularly used. This is the easiest way out btw and safest, none else that i know of
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2 things- i hope there are no sanding scratches left out. I have seen a few very nicely painted cars but sanding scratches exist- they will need compounding only
Second- paint overspray can be removed BEST by aggressive clay. You will need a clay bar competent enough to remove it. I have found meguiars clay slightly poor at that and that is the most popularly used. This is the easiest way out btw and safest, none else that i know of
Hope this helps

I don't have any sanding marks left out for sure coz i checked the entire car thoroughly. Guess i'll have to go for the clay treatment. Again here, i'm gonna have to go with the 3M guys in Pune as there is no outlet that i can buy a claybar from.

On a sidenote, i'm moving to B'lore soon and looks like Nirmal and MKH are gonna have their hands full with my car detailing if they'll be generous to help out a fellow BHPian.

My friends think i have OCD due to the care i take of my car.
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^^^

After the swirl removing process i went home a used the ultracoat PTFE fortified paint sealent. the gloss and shine is amazing now.
i tried using 3M paint sealent which is quick drying. but it leaves some marks which i dint like at all. they apply it and in minutes wipe it off. it contains IPA which causes some sort of marks.
the one which i use needs to be applied and then removed after 50 min. its super hard and nice waterry sheet comes over.

i also bought the meguiars quick detailer and microfibre.

can you please guide me when exactly one needs to use a quick detailer. the usage directions seem to be very confusing.
Amit- Good to know your finish is now swirl free For regular maintenenace, you can use a Jopasu duster which helps in removing the light dust that accumulates daily. its a boon in our dust laden conditions.

Post this, if you find any dried bird droppings, tree sap, etc this can be removed by misting the area with the quick detailer spray & gently wiping it off with the microfiber towel. It works by surrounding the paint with a super slick & slippery medium, which helps to remove contaminants from the paint !

You can also use a Jopasu microfiber, which is multipurpose.

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One other thing that got pretty screwd up though is that the car was parked by them in the paint shop for over a week. This has caused paint spray and primer spray from other cars to drift on to my car paint. there are no visible blimeshes on the car and at sight, the paint is still geaming but when you touch it, the surface feels almost like the surface of sandpaper.

Any safe way to clear this up from the surface or something special i need to do here? one thing that did come to mind is to clay bar the paint and polish it but was just wondering if there is a less painful way to get there.
Kiran - + 1 to MKH, the best & safest way to remove overspray is by claying. You may need an aggressive variety of clay if the overspray is thick. Post that you may also need a very light compounding or polishing to level out the paint surface !

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Yeah man- got to be careful of what to post hence cannot post much else it will be taken as commercial publicity etc etc!
Dear MKH, please note that there is absolutely no connection between posting on the forum, and avoid commercial messages. I can give you the example of several BHPians & Senior BHPians who are from the auto industry, active on the forum...but yet, if you view their post history, you would NEVER know what their automotive business / profession is.

We all here to learn, share our knowledge & help out others. Do try to maintain the contribution levels, while completely curbing the commercial part. It's very easy

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