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Old 3rd April 2011, 14:38   #4246
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If I was the sort of person that kept a clean, shiny car <Blush>, then I'd probably know about specialist shops in Singapore --- but just a note to say that there is a whole section of car cleaning stuff on the top floor of Mustafa complex.

If anyone is going to Singapore, and doesn't know anywhere better, then this is well worth a look. You'd probably at least come out with an arm full of microfibre cloths!

(I just got home from there)
I guess that is true, been there to mustafa a couple of times and did find loads of cleaning stuff. Got some from there and they are showing off their colours.

Also, Walmart in US is one-stop-shop for all your automotive needs and is better off than anywhere else i have been to.

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If I was the sort of person that kept a clean, shiny car <Blush>, then I'd probably know about specialist shops in Singapore --- but just a note to say that there is a whole section of car cleaning stuff on the top floor of Mustafa complex.

If anyone is going to Singapore, and doesn't know anywhere better, then this is well worth a look. You'd probably at least come out with an arm full of microfibre cloths!

(I just got home from there)
Thanks Thad. I am off to Singapore next week for a vacation. Will try to pickup something from Mustafa. My last business trip to US was a washout as I did not get even a minute to shop around.
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If you're going to Singapore, do check out Meguiars there -

http://www.meguiars.com/dealerlocator/

Just enter 'Singapore' under 'International dealers' and you'll get their addresses!(you might even find Meguiars DA polisher with pads, there!

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^I tried using Collinite paste wax, the wax in the tin had hardened quite a bit. Is that normal? Was still able to use it but was wondering
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Yea! its normal!

Just make sure that you're rotating the applicator inside the container so that the friction melts the wax and your applicator pics it up easily!

Check this video out for a few tips and a 'how to'

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Hey guys for my first post here I thought Id post in one of my favourite threads here on TeamBHP. Thanks a lot to you guys for all the detailing advice.

If you guys are going to Singapore and looking for detailing products, take a look at Carrefour (supermarket) as well. They have a couple of aisles worth of detailing products including Meguiars. Carrefour is located in Plaza Singapura mall at the end of Orchard RD after the Presidents bungalow. The car products can be found in the basement section, left hand set of aisles.
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Noted. I was in that mall, buying headphones from "Stereo", and also some bits of useful rubbish from the $2 shop. Never knew about Carrefour. Something for next time: thanks!
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I havent been to the Carrefour in Suntec city. Its much larger so they may have a better selection. Also as mentioned Mustafa Center has some decent car accessories but nothing exciting
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Hi All,

I am in the lookout for buying a car polishing machine. I checked out a few in the ebay.in but as always not sure of the quality and future availability and support. Can any of you suggest any brand that I can look for?

Also guidance with the pads will be very helpful. Till date I only used hand to wax and polish my cars but off late I am not getting as much time and energy to di them. I am hoping the machine will save me time and energy. Experts, please comment on my guess as I am novice to machine polishing.

Also apologies for not going thru the entire thread, as I remember there were some discussion on the machines but I couldn't locate that now.

Thanks in advance.
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I am in the lookout for buying a car polishing machine. I checked out a few in the ebay.in but as always not sure of the quality and future availability and support. Can any of you suggest any brand that I can look for?
+1 to that.

The same thing is happening to me as well. Would love to have some pointerson that. A car polishing machine is definately required. I am looking for some cheap but good options.
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Old 5th April 2011, 12:20   #4256
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Default Skill CAR POLISHER 9070 (Bosch India Company)

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I was checking with a Bosch India showroom and they have this product as mentioned below. PLease let me know if this is a good product to buy.

Skill CAR POLISHER 9070 (Bosch India Company)
  • Powerful & long-life 1300W motor
  • Variable speed with electrinic control provides speed for polishing, paint, stripping, deburring and rust removal applications
  • Spindle lock ensures quick, easy and effortless change of accessory
  • Eronomic & soft-grip handle provdes masimum comfort and slip resistance while polishing
  • Two standard auxiliary handles guarantee superior control during every application
  • 6-meter long cable eliminates need forextension cables during length polishing jobs

    Standard Equipment:-
    M14 to M16 Adaptor
    7" Velcro pad
    7" Sponge pad
    Straight auxilliary handle
    D-shaped auxilliary handle
Specifications:-
Input Power 1300W
Spindle Tread M14
Speed 1000-3000 rpm
Disc Diameter 185mm
Weight (Without cord) 2.5 kg
Cord Length 6 m

Not sure if this is a DA / Orbital / Rotary polisher. PLease help with your comments.
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Hi All,

I was checking with a Bosch India showroom and they have this product as mentioned below. PLease let me know if this is a good product to buy.
I too am from Hyd... Did you visit the dealer physically to find out the details? if so I would be interested in knowing that details too...

And the most important question is how much does this cost?
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This Skill CAR POLISHER is Rotary type, to be used by professionals only.
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I too am from Hyd... Did you visit the dealer physically to find out the details? if so I would be interested in knowing that details too...

And the most important question is how much does this cost?
If you're looking at DA polishers then you'd want Bosch GEX 270AE/ GEX125AE Professional, or GEX 150AC

Check if the bosch dealer has got one of these, compare the specs.

Generally, GEX270AE is a good machine for polishing etc. - Bosch GEX 270AE random orbit buffer - Car Care Forums: Meguiar's Online
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Default Bosch GEX 150 / 125

Bosch GEX 125 (Rs. 4500) and GEX 150 (Rs. 8800) is available at the dealer showroom at Balanagar main road. GEX 270 is not available in India (at least that is what Bosch Hyderabad told me over phone.

I have decided not to go with Skil 9070.

I do have 1 question though, will I be able to get the variety of pads with these products? I have copied the product details for reference below.
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GEX 150 AC Professional

Sanding plate brake prevents damage (scoring) on workpiece
Bosch Micro-filter System: perfect mobile extraction
Velcro-type fastening for rapid, convenient sanding sheet changes

Part no. 0 601 372 680
Micro-filter box (SP no. 2 605 411 193)
Sanding paper K120
Auxiliary handle (SP no. 2 602 026 069)
Allen key KW 5
Adapter (SP no. 2 605 702 039)
Carrying case (2 605 438 186)

Technical data:-
Sanding plate diameter 150 mm
No-load speed 4500 - 12000 rpm
Orbital stroke rate 9000 - 24000 opm
Eccentricity 2,00 mm
Sanding sheet / disc attachment Velcro-type fastening
Rated power input 340 W
Weight without cable 2,1 kg
Oscillating circuit diameter 4 mm

Functions:-
Electronic
Constant Electronic
Velcro-type fastening
Dust extraction

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GEX 125-1 AE Professional

Constant Electronic and speed preselection
Sanding plate brake prevents damage (e.g. scoring) on workpiece
Random orbit motion plus rotation ensure the finest sanding with high sanding performance
Velcro-type fastening for rapid, convenient sanding sheet changes

Part no. 0 601 387 5K0
Sanding disc
Dust box (SP no. 2 609 199 176)

Technical data:-
Sanding plate diameter 125 mm
No-load speed 7500 - 12000 rpm
Orbital stroke rate 15000 - 24000 opm
Eccentricity 1,25 mm
Sanding sheet / disc attachment Velcro-type fastening
Rated power input 250 W
Weight without cable 1,3 kg
Oscillating circuit diameter 2,5 mm

Functions:-
Electronic
Velcro-type fastening
Dust extraction
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