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Old 23rd August 2011, 20:21   #4771
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I am trying to source Porter Cable 7424xp through Shop your world, and they are quoting Rs. 9728 for the same.

Please suggest.
I hope you know that Porter Cable is not a direct compatible to use over here. You need to have a step up transformer.
I would suggest to buy something from UK where the electrical standards are same as india.
I bought one from UK from cleanyourcar website. Check the below post.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post2460518
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I hope you know that Porter Cable is not a direct compatible to use over here. You need to have a step up transformer.
I would suggest to buy something from UK where the electrical standards are same as india.
I bought one from UK from cleanyourcar website. Check the below post.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post2460518
I had prepared myself for this compromise of buying a step up transformer for the polisher.

Thanks for helping.

What brand is it?

I have been told that porter cable is the best.

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Old 23rd August 2011, 21:08   #4773
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I had prepared myself for this compromise of buying a step up transformer for the polisher.

Thanks for helping.

What brand is it?

I have been told that porter cable is the best.
DAS-6 Pro, very similar to Porter cable DA.

No doubt about PC DA being the best but i had apprehension about the electrical standards, that's it. So i opted to get it from UK.

If you buy it, please put up the review, so that it helps a lot of people over here.
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Well internet search tell me this is a mild soap cleanser ideal for wood cleaning (eg: wooden floors).

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Product Info: Cleans Hardwood Floors, Paneling, Tables, Ceramic Tiles - Original Formula | Murphy Oil Soap
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I tried searching for it here in Faridabad by the name "Soap Oil" but, nobody seemed to know what it is.
I, however, found something similar to it but, it was to be used as a floor cleaner, so, I didn't buy it thinking it could be too harsh.
A member on some other forum told me that it is an equivalent to Optimum No Rinse when it comes to using it.
He said it is to be diluted in water in the same ratio as ONR and is to be used the same way. He also told me that the finish after a wash is very glossy.
According to him, it is easily available down South.
Yes this is what it is, Its very cheap compared to the ONR. Locally I get 500ML of "Soap oil" concentrate for Rs 30
The shine/gloss this gives seems as good if not better than the ONR.
My neighbor has been using this on both his cars for several years now and swears by it. I have seen it remove all kinds of mud spots, dirt and water marks on his casr. After the wash the car also beads water well. But nothing compared to a just waxed car.
He had a huge laugh when I showed him the ONR and told him its price

My question - is it safe to use this on our cars? Its only 30Rs I will get 500ML of this over the weekend and see what it does.
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My question - is it safe to use this on our cars? Its only 30Rs I will get 500ML of this over the weekend and see what it does.
As I said it looks like mild cleanser.
If you have a realtime example -your neighbour, then I suggest you give it a shot atleast once.
I would be eagerly waiting for your feedback and the result pics.


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Everywhere I go, people look confused when I say I need Soap Oil.
replying below post: I guess they call it Oil Soap
Checkout Product Info: http://www.colgate.com/MurphyOilSoap...iginal-formula

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Locally I get 500ML of "Soap oil" concentrate for Rs 30
Captain Slow, whenever and wherever you find it, please do not forget to update me regarding its details like what is its "local" name, brand etc., I have been searching this thing at my place since almost 3 months now.
Everywhere I go, people look confused when I say I need Soap Oil.
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^^ dear Abhi , most probably you will not get soap oil up in north ( delhi , haryana ) but it is commonly sold in bangalore and south. To me it seems nothing but cheap unbranded liquid soap.
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Hi member friends,

Can anyone suggest if these 'grit guards' are available in India as well [particularly in B'lore]. Or if they need to be purchased from US only?

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The link to purchase from US.
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You don't really get 'soap oil' - which is what is obtained when a base(alakali) interacts with oil. Mostly what is sold as soap oil is LAS (Sodium Linear Alkyl Benzene Sulphonate)- the cheapest synthetic surfactant base.
Honestly, it is very crude. Good for cleaning rough cement etc not a product of choice. I remember that the old service station wash attendant recommending that in the early eighties when all this was locally known as 'Teepol'. It strips the paint surface of all waxes, sealant and even the top layer of the paint - which was why it gained popularity.
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Hi member friends,

Can anyone suggest if these 'grit guards' are available in India as well [particularly in B'lore]. Or if they need to be purchased from US only?

Pic of the grit guard from the detailer's thread on Rudraji's OP.
Attachment 599071

The link to purchase from US.
Grit Guard Grit Guard Insert - BLUE | Detailed Image
Hi Ajay , Not sure of grit guard but a bucket with grit guard is available here Zaino India . I believe that it was pretty expensive.
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Hi member friends,

Can anyone suggest if these 'grit guards' are available in India as well [particularly in B'lore]. Or if they need to be purchased from US only?

Pic of the grit guard from the detailer's thread on Rudraji's OP.
Attachment 599071

The link to purchase from US.
Grit Guard Grit Guard Insert - BLUE | Detailed Image
FWIW, I use a inverted vegetable basket as a makeshift grit guard.
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Hi Ajay , Not sure of grit guard but a bucket with grit guard is available here Zaino India . I believe that it was pretty expensive.
Dr.Gagan, thanks for sharing the link. I will enquire with Zaino about the price of the grit guard+washing bucket and post the price here [wasn't able to find it a few pages prior].

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FWIW, I use a inverted vegetable basket as a makeshift grit guard.
Hi Sridhar, that's quite innovative and DIY thing. Let me see if I can make something up like that.



Rudra ji and the other detailing experts,

I have a couple of queries which I hope you can help me with.
  • Do we wax [polish] before we apply sealant or do we apply a sealant before we wax [polish]?
  • Can you recommend a good lubricant to use, for claying the car?
  • Can anyone help with information on where we can find Meguiar's products in Bangalore? [I've tried meguiars.co.in, their India site doesn't work]
  • Please could you recommend a good sealant?
I currently use Turtle Wax platinum liquid wax, but once the stock is over, I'm going to replenish it with hard wax from Turtle, Meguiars or Waxpol [like Rudra ji has said, Waxpol returns amazing results; its very good].


Many thanks.
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FWIW, I use a inverted vegetable basket as a makeshift grit guard.
Fantastic idea!! Good going chief! Am gonna do this myself. The grit guard available in India via online shopping sites is damn expensive. Imagine selling the vegetable basket for 2-3k, I would be RICH RICH RICH!!!
Jokes apart, thanks for the idea.
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Rudra ji and the other detailing experts,

I have a couple of queries which I hope you can help me with.
  • Do we wax [polish] before we apply sealant or do we apply a sealant before we wax [polish]?
  • Can you recommend a good lubricant to use, for claying the car?
  • Can anyone help with information on where we can find Meguiar's products in Bangalore? [I've tried meguiars.co.in, their India site doesn't work]
  • Please could you recommend a good sealant?
Many thanks.
aK
Also Rudraji and members, I'd like to know which model of Collinite I should be using, for best results. I have a white hatchback.

Thanks again.
aK
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^^Collinite 845 works best on light colours.
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