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Old 15th May 2007, 20:44   #46
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All Blues are easy to maintain in the sense that they do not fade in the Sun. Red and Maroon are the worst colour and no matter how well you maintain it by regular polishing they tend to fade rapidly.

Most well Maintained Dark colours invite deep gashes from vandals. It gives them some sort of saddistic pleasure to see these cars ruined.
Suggest one refrains from buying the dark ones unless they are sure that their cities are free from these attacks.

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Old 15th May 2007, 23:40   #47
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There are 3 services that TPC3 provides can anyone suggest their experiences with regards to Valuguard, miracle glaze. & turtle wax.
Which would you suggest
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Old 16th May 2007, 00:41   #48
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I use the Formula1 Carnauba Paste Wax for my Black Baleno...it brings superb shine after the wax is applied....but however wen i wash the car afterwards,even after drying out the left over water with cloth,i can see some white scars caused by water....are these caused by hard water or due to improper way of waxing??how can i remove those scars or marks??
my car being black,these scars are very visible.....

yeah the marks do go off if i scrub the surface carefully with a cloth...but still this isn an easy job....
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Old 16th May 2007, 23:12   #49
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Just got this from the 3M representative at the HM garage. For some reason the rates are comparatively lower than the other places.

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For older cars i.e. more than 1year they recommend Surface Refinement. This involves the following steps

1. Complete External wash
2. buffing/scratch removal
3. claying to give a smooth finish and fill in
4. Polish using 3M machine polish
5. Miracle glaze finish to get wet look and shine.

For the lancer the entire process costs Rs.2600 of done at HM.
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Old 17th May 2007, 00:17   #50
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hi vid6639 can you get info from 3M guys in bglore where they provide this kind of service in Mumbai thanks
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Default How to Gaurd the car from Sun burn??

In the places like Delhi & NCR where cars are almost park in open area and keep on heating like a Oven, Is there any way by which we can protect our pricey possetions?

Please advice.
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For older cars i.e. more than 1year they recommend Surface Refinement. This involves the following steps

1. Complete External wash
2. buffing/scratch removal
3. claying to give a smooth finish and fill in
4. Polish using 3M machine polish
5. Miracle glaze finish to get wet look and shine.
Dont go for this so called "more that 1 year old car" treatment. Go for the new car treatment. Believe me, they did the exact same steps, except may be the step 5. Refer my earlier post. The adv with new car treatment is, you get 2 more service with same steps, for free.

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For the lancer the entire process costs Rs.2600 of done at HM.
Thats indeed a good rate for lancer. At sundaram, the 3M guys quoted 2750 before VAT, for sail. Just check they have included the VAT or not.
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Old 24th May 2007, 13:38   #53
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Any color other than black is easy to maintain. Only problem with lighter colors like white, beige etc is that even minor scratches are clearly visible.
Scratches have a high visibility in darker colors!! rather than lighter ones..!
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Unhappy washing Black wagon R

Hi guys i recently purcased a brand new black wagon R duo,and got a teflon caoting done ( i know its not recomended by a few guys here),But the problem is no matter how much i wash & clean the car there are few dust stains it looks so dirty even after a wash ,plz help me what do i do ,
First i dust the car then was it with only water but still the prob........Should i use any kind of shampoo????

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Running water... to clean engine bay..... maybe in older cars... but in MPFIs???

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Thats how its done, first they spray kerosene and then spray the engine bay with water to remove the oil and grease.

the MPFI assembly is not open so nothing goes inside, dont worry.
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Thats how its done, first they spray kerosene and then spray the engine bay with water to remove the oil and grease.

the MPFI assembly is not open so nothing goes inside, dont worry.
Hey Dadu,

Thanks for the clarification

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which is the best way and DIY to remove the scratches on the car?
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which is the best way and DIY to remove the scratches on the car?
if the scratches are light then buffing and polishing will help them fade and if they are darker ones then you have to buy a spray paint. Which color is your car?
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if the scratches are light then buffing and polishing will help them fade and if they are darker ones then you have to buy a spray paint. Which color is your car?
I usually let the small scratches stay as compared to spray painting them, since the spray will never be able to match the shade and will look even worse. A touchup job by a paint shop (they use small brushes), might be a better option though.
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if the scratches are light then buffing and polishing will help them fade and if they are darker ones then you have to buy a spray paint. Which color is your car?
Black


did the touch up job from the service guy , it aint' good.
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