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Old 23rd June 2012, 08:38   #5926
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Thats true sir. As I have said previously, tool handling is not a problem for me. Moreover, myself and family members would not mind screw ups. Have been a Diy'er from my young days and thats why I am thinking of such jugaad.
You could try in SP Road, Blr . In tools shops, after you pass the computer accessories shops.

When I want to buy DA, I went there and checked for Indian models. One shop(Sorry I forgot the name) showed me a model which you can attach to drill machine.

But I don't advise that for car polishing. I have tried it in my hand it was not handy and leveling it might be tricky task, I doubt you could complete full car with that.

But if you are still interested you could check there.
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Has anyone bought any of the the below. Wanted to know if they are any good?

Foldable Hose

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Old 25th June 2012, 20:07   #5928
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Clearing tar spots on windscreen:

Don't know how but 3 tar spots made themselves a home on my car windscreen with each of length 1" by 1 mm. While driving tar spots didn't cause any problem but at the back of the mind, I knew where to find them.

So today, used Meguiars clay bar & Quick detailer to clean it from the windscreen. Just a mist on windscreen and rubbed the clay bar in the direction of wind over the tar spot. Initially tar spot was very rugged, but after a few more swipes it started to come off. So in the end all the three tar spots were cleaned, and windscreen was as good as new. Job well done.
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Old 25th June 2012, 20:52   #5929
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Has anyone bought any of the the below. Wanted to know if they are any good?

Foldable Hose

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There is another listing for similar item, at Rs. 499 MULTIFUNCTIONAL WATER 4 FUNCTIONAL SPRAY GUN+10 M HOSE | eBay
and for 5 metre length at Rs. 399
MULTIFUNCTIONAL WATER 4 FUNCTIONAL SPRAY GUN+5 M HOSE | eBay
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There is another listing for similar item, at Rs. 499 MULTIFUNCTIONAL WATER 4 FUNCTIONAL SPRAY GUN+10 M HOSE | eBay
and for 5 metre length at Rs. 399
MULTIFUNCTIONAL WATER 4 FUNCTIONAL SPRAY GUN+5 M HOSE | eBay
There are quite a lot of them available. Just wanted to know if they are of good quality and whether they last if bhp-ian has used/ bought them.
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There are quite a lot of them available. Just wanted to know if they are of good quality and whether they last if bhp-ian has used/ bought them.
I have the 10m hose. The quality of the hose is not good. The plastic shower quality is ok and will outlast the hose definitely.

But the unit can be used for atleast 10-20 times post which you will have to change the hose/look for a better hose.
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Has anyone tried to 'repair'/ fix cracked/ chipped leather on car seats?
First hand experience only please.
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Old 27th June 2012, 17:45   #5933
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Have ordered this from the US and used this for all rubber beadings (door/trunk) and window run channels (couple of power windows were running slower than normal).

Miracle product - just like reviews say! The beadings feel new and fluffy. The windows are rolling down like new.

Expensive, but a little drop covers a lot of territory.
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Old 27th June 2012, 18:08   #5934
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Is that Silicone Grease??

It is available locally in cans.. works good..

However somewhere i read that rubber beading should not be restored with silicone based lubricants..maybe i am wrong
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Is that Silicone Grease??

It is available locally in cans.. works good..

However somewhere i read that rubber beading should not be restored with silicone based lubricants..maybe i am wrong
Yes. Silicone based. This is the only product mandated by honda to their dealerships to stop window, sunroof squeaks and maintain rubber beading health, so I reckon you needn't worry. Do google it up.
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Start of some thing new : Blind Sample

I don't know if anyone of you heard of blind sample. Something like sending over a sample of product without telling receiver what the brand name of product is except what it is. Like sending a sample of paint sealant without telling the product brand name.

Fellow bhpian @Sohail99 sent over 3 blind samples to me, of which I used one of them. I have written about it on my ownership thread, let me know your views.

Link.
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Old 30th June 2012, 15:45   #5937
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People,

Just check out:

Microfiber Towel India, Waterless Car Wash, Green Duck Industries

They don't have an online store yet, but micro fiber towels can be ordered over phone as of now!

And,

http://shop.cardekho.com/car-accessories/muc-off-microfibre-polishing-cloth-272~12603.html


Bye.

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Has someone in Bangalore tried out Pete's Detailing shop near Siddapura, Marathahalli-Varthur Road (near Shell petrol bunk)?

Their site has a few cars and the outcome is pretty neat.

Pete's Detailing Shop Bangalore
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Friends,

An online "tools" store

http://www.machpower.in/

Black and Decker rotary polisher at 2999/- under "polishers"

Ciao.
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Good work there. Somehow it looked that the LHS was better in output.
BTW: How would you get precisely 1:252 ratio of ONR:water?

Edit: I checked out the site of the manufacturer. It seems currently this one is to be sourced from Delhi only.
500 ml liquid + 2 MFs = Rs. 500.

Edit2: If someone wants me to test, I can volunteer. I have an open parking and generally a very dirty car with tree sap on the top and muck on the bottom portions.

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