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Old 25th April 2009, 20:48   #511
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turtle wax if you can find it.
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Old 25th April 2009, 20:58   #512
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turtle wax if you can find it.
Or WAXPOL Carnauba. I find it really good.
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Or WAXPOL Carnauba. I find it really good.

is it better then turtle wax ?????
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Old 26th April 2009, 00:53   #514
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Just tried the bottle of ArmourAll Wax and Polish I bought couple weeks ago. 500 ml bottle (liquid) for Rs. 400.

The thing does make the paint shine... but it makes scratches stand out even more!!! Not happy with it... :( Also its ONLY for painted surfaces - not ment for application on plastics/rubber/vinyl/etc.

However, I bought this Armour All bottle for the 1st time... so not terribly sure if its genuine; esp. since the bottle did not come with any seal.

Waste of 400 bucks... the Formula 1 paste (yellow tin with sponge aplicator) did a better job and actually made scratches far less visible. Its also much cheapr at about Rs. 160 or so. It however leaves a chalky reside on edges etc. - places where you cant wipe easily. Thats what prompted me to try another product... especially a liquid.

Protectol by Waxpol is also a nice product. Its not exactly a polish or wax, but its ment to protect all kinds of surfaces - paint, plastics, rubber, etc. Leaves a li'l oily... rather wet kinda looking surface. Lasts couple of weeks or so on my bikes. Got a 35 ml bottle for Rs. 20... to try out.
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Old 26th April 2009, 12:43   #515
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Hi All,

Just wanted to let you all know that I got a free home delivery from Waxpol at Hyderabad for the following products.

1. Ultra Glo Primum Car polish
2. Silky Touch
3. Car Shampoo cum polish
4. Tyre Shine
5. Dashboard Polish

I also got a hefty discount of around 25% and all this for just 575. The manager also said he can do the same for others for any waxpol product. Incase anyone interested, I can share his contact.

Cheers.
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Art Leather / Letherite seat covers : Leather-specific products are not required. Pls use mild soap water / generic cleaning products (stuff from Eagle / Armour-All etc).

Original leather can use the conditioner, and Leather-specific products make sense only for leather.

@Sudipta, that's a good price. Do post your feedback after you try all of those.
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Old 26th April 2009, 16:10   #517
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Hi All,

Just wanted to let you all know that I got a free home delivery from Waxpol at Hyderabad for the following products.

1. Ultra Glo Primum Car polish
2. Silky Touch
3. Car Shampoo cum polish
4. Tyre Shine
5. Dashboard Polish

I also got a hefty discount of around 25% and all this for just 575. The manager also said he can do the same for others for any waxpol product. Incase anyone interested, I can share his contact.

Cheers.
Only at Hyd? :( Any idea if they do it in other cities? Is there a min. order value for which they will consider free home delivery?
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Old 26th April 2009, 17:00   #518
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Those enthusiastic enough could try the Meguiar's range of products. I've been using the NXT Gen wax and car wash for 2+ years now and they are fantastic but really expensive. Take a look at Meguiar's India

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@ Raccoon: This is out of sheer goodwill of the Manager for AP/HYD, therefore no condition was attached. I will try to find the same out for Pune with the reference fo the Hyd Manager.
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Hi Raccoon,

I called up the manager for AP and he has given me the contact for Maharastra. (actually he came from Mumbai recently thru a company transfer.) The website is WELCOME TO WAXPOL and you can look up the products that you would like to order. He mentioned that if you can get it directly from the company folks then you would get a good discount like mine (percentage might vary). Regarding the home delivery, you will have to talk to him and make that happen as there is no home delivery policy as such from the company. Let me know if you need any further help.

Please PM me for the contact once you decide on the products.

Feedback on the products:-

I have used the Ultra Glo Primum Car polish and by the look of it, it is pretty good and application was simple. But the Tyre shine was a little cumbursome (need a paint brush to spread evenly after spray) to apply but it is worth all the effort. It is shining like a mirror.

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^^^Hey, thanks a heap dude!

Actually I just bought an expensive bottle of Armour All. Not very happy with it, but gotta live with it for now. So not exactly looking for a bigger purchase right now... but I still need couple of things like their graphite lubricant and Protectol. I doubt they will do home delivery for such small purchases. If I know where their entire product range is available, I can get it myself provided its not somewhere too far for me.

Thanks again...

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Old 27th April 2009, 16:48   #522
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Raccoon,

Give them a call and ask for it. The way it happened for me is that I called the manager and told him I need these products. He mentioned a dealer which is 25 kms away from my home/office. So asked for a closer dealer which they didn't have and offered the delivery at home. So I would say, go ahead and call the guy and if you have any problem let me know. The AP manager told me he will ensure all works out smoothly for you.

BTW, did you use the silicone polish and graphite lubricant? If yes, I would like to know the applicability and performance of the same.

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Just a dumb question. How often do you people wash your car?. Today i washed my brand new linea for the first time with soap and water and wiped it dry. But my mother says if i use soap and water often then the gloss and shine of the car will go off. So i wanted to have a few tips.Already read this post in car maintanence in team-bhp. Do any of you people do wax polish at home?. Are there any joints in chennai where i can have my car wax polished alone?. How often car needs wax polishing?.
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@geeash: It depends on your location and availability of space and water. I usually clean the car exterior with damp cloth every day, wash with car shampoo, rinse and dry it with cloth every week. Please do not use any soap to wash your car as your mother is right.

Regarding the polish, it depends how long the effect of wax stays. Good quality wax will sustain their coating more then a month, even if you wash the car with car shampoo. Usually the car shampoo cleans your car leaving the wax coating intact as much as possible.

Depending on the interior condition, vaccum and clean with interior polish around every month.

I do all my car cleaning myself including the polishing too.

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Raccoon,

Give them a call and ask for it. The way it happened for me is that I called the manager and told him I need these products. He mentioned a dealer which is 25 kms away from my home/office. So asked for a closer dealer which they didn't have and offered the delivery at home. So I would say, go ahead and call the guy and if you have any problem let me know. The AP manager told me he will ensure all works out smoothly for you.

BTW, did you use the silicone polish and graphite lubricant? If yes, I would like to know the applicability and performance of the same.

Thanks,
Sudipta
Thats a great idea! Will definitely try and use it.

I haven't used the graphite dry lubricant yet as I have not been able to find it in any shop. For more details about it please see the Waxpol site. I wanna try using it on my Esteem's recalcitrant window amongst other things. I have tried Protectol. Its fairly good. Leaves an oily/wet kinda shine. What I like is you can use it on rubber, plastics, etc., also. But the 35 ml bottle I got is not competitively priced... can get something like Formula 1 liquid polish for around that much. If a bigger Protectol bottle is cheaper, its worth it.

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Just a dumb question. How often do you people wash your car?. Today i washed my brand new linea for the first time with soap and water and wiped it dry. But my mother says if i use soap and water often then the gloss and shine of the car will go off. So i wanted to have a few tips.Already read this post in car maintanence in team-bhp. Do any of you people do wax polish at home?. Are there any joints in chennai where i can have my car wax polished alone?. How often car needs wax polishing?.
Best and safest (for the paint) way to get dust off the car is to spray water with a hose. Its also the fastest. Any other way risks getting micro scratches. If your car has been well waxed with a good product, it will bead water well, and it will make the job even easier.
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