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Old 18th July 2012, 12:25   #5986
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Gurus, Need help and advice from you all.
Though I am not new to polishing, I am novice in this. I used to wash my old Santro with Amway/Waxpol car shampoo with old cloths, then dry with old white vests. After that used to apply 3M wax with cotton waste and leave for 2-3 hours and then rub with soft old white vests in circular motions. Also applied 3Ms dash board polish to dash and outside black plastic parts. Then dress tyres with 3M tyre polish.
Recently I bought new Ford Figo non-metallic Red and need to maintain exteriors & interiors top class.

Now my first question is What are the good products need to buy for polishing & detailing for exteriors(like wax or silicone, plastic polish, tyre polish, glass cleaner) what are the other products to buy (like boosters to polish) to keep the polish to last for a month or two. Please name any 2-3 brands which are good and where to buy in Bangalore?

The second question is what are the things to have for wash, clean, polish the car. I understood from reading few posts that Jopasu required for cleaning dust and micro fiber towel to wipe after the wash. Other than these what else to buy?

After getting these , if required, I will ask your advice on procedure to apply.
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Old 18th July 2012, 17:54   #5987
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Daily Dusting - Jopasu
Daily spot cleaning (Bird Droppings/mild dust) - Meguiar's Quick Detailer + MF Towel
Weekly Cleaning - Optimum No Rinse
Monthly Shampoo - Sonax or Meguiar's
Monthly Vacuum - Vacuum Cleaner
Frequent Glass Cleaner - Sonax Glass Cleaning Spray
Monthly Glass Cleaning - Wurth Aerosol Glass Foam
Tyre Dressing - Not Aware as is done by 3M once every 3 months

Did I miss anything?
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Wow! I thought single stage paints had been replaced by bc/cc paint systems , at least here!!

I've never worked on any ss paint system!!
Oops, a correction. The tank in the picture was clearcoated. The fairing was SS though.

SS paints are far far easier to work with than clear coated ones.
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Friends,

Any info on:

Car Wash Door Step Service, Car Care ,Car Wash Delhi, Car Wash India, Car Cleaning

especially from our NCR enthusiasts ?

Also, how good or bad is WHEELER AUTO in Indirapuram? They are asking for 1200 plus taxes for full body washing, rubbing and polishing (with 3M stuff) for bigger hatches. Is it a good price? A friend wants his i20 "made over" from Wheeler.

Good day!

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If anyone is interested in the results of application of Rain-X on windshield, here is the pic. Though the applied surface is not of an automobile, but I've seen the difference myself and it works wonders. The left side windshield is treated with Rain-X while the right side isn't. On the treated side, the water droplets simply fly away with the wind (wipers are a strict NO NO) but on the non treated side, wipers, even at full speed, fail to do their basic job.

Next time, will try to get a pic while Rain-X is doing its job

Sorry for the low quality. Next time,
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I got only one expert answer. Require few more suggestions and advice on the below please. I want to Shine my car this weekend.

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Now my first question is What are the good products need to buy for polishing & detailing for exteriors(like wax or silicone, plastic polish, tyre polish, glass cleaner) what are the other products to buy (like boosters to polish) to keep the polish to last for a month or two. Please name any 2-3 brands which are good and where to buy in Bangalore?

The second question is what are the things to have for wash, clean, polish the car. I understood from reading few posts that Jopasu required for cleaning dust and micro fiber towel to wipe after the wash. Other than these what else to buy?
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I got only one expert answer. Require few more suggestions and advice on the below please. I want to Shine my car this weekend.
Here is my list of stuffs.

Daily Dusting - Jopasu Car Duster, but no use in Mumbai's rains.
Spot cleaning (Bird Droppings/mild dust) - Meguiar's Quick Detailer + MF Towel
Weekly Cleaning - Optimum No Rinse(Running out of stock & new stock costs a bomb)
Weekly Shampoo - Amway Car Shampoo
Glass Cleaner - Armour All Auto Glass Cleaner
Tyre Dressing - Hunting for Meguiars Hot Tire Shine spray for long
Clay bar - Meguiars, better than Mothers.
MicroFibers - Eurow & Meguiars Microwipe polishing MF
Polish - BlackFire Gloss Enhancing Polish
Sealant - BlackFire Wet Diamond
Carnauba Wax - Collinite 915 * not recommended, no durability only shine.
Scratch/Swirl remover - Meguiars SwirlX

Refer to this post to get more insight how the whole process goes step by step and you are all set. Link.

Do post pics of before & after car detailing.
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Received this yesterday, yet to try it, waiting for some clear skies. I need to clear a doubt regarding its application, should i apply this product over the Collinite 845 or before it.

Also i need to purchase a Megs QD and would be glad if someone can help me in procuring a bottle. Will surely pay for the product & courier charges, if needed in advance.
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Received this yesterday, yet to try it, waiting for some clear skies. I need to clear a doubt regarding its application, should i apply this product over the Collinite 845 or before it.

Also i need to purchase a Megs QD and would be glad if someone can help me in procuring a bottle. Will surely pay for the product & courier charges, if needed in advance.
Where did you purchase this from?
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I got only one expert answer. Require few more suggestions and advice on the below please. I want to Shine my car this weekend.
Here are the stuffs I use in detailing.

Daily Dusting - California Original Duster.

Weekly Cleaning - ONR 128 oz
Mitt - Meguiars
MF Drying Cloth- Meguiars Water Magnet
Glass Cleaning Cloth - Viking (Not good, Newspaper is best)
Wheel Brush - Mothers
Grid - Grit Guard Wash Bucket Insert
Bucket - Cello 18 Ltr X 2
Shampoo - Amway

Leather Cleaning - Mothers( Not good, Need to try Meguiars)

Glass Cleaner - Mothers Glass Cleaner

Wheel Cleaning - Meguiar's Hot Rims All Wheel Cleaner (Not good, I think Mothers Foaming Wheel & Tire Cleaner is good)

Plastic Trim - Mothers Back-to-Black Trim Care

Detailing Brush - Mothers

Inner Wheel Cleaning - Regular Long Bottle Cleaner(Need to buy Daytona)

Tyre Shine - Meguiar's Hot Shine High Gloss Tire Spray

Clay bar - Mothers Gold, But I agree Meguiars is the best

Polish - Amway (Just trying finish this, Before buying BFWD)

Sealant - Need to buy BFWD

Swirl remover - Meguiars SwirlX(Good with DA)

DA - Black & White 10" Polisher(Not great one, Later I'm planning to buy Meguiars)

Happy Detailing
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If anyone is interested in the results of application of Rain-X on windshield, here is the pic. Though the applied surface is not of an automobile, ......
That is the flightdeck of a Boeing 737 NG if i were to take a guess..
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Here are the stuffs I use in detailing.

Daily Dusting - California Original Duster.
DA - Black & White 10" Polisher(Not great one, Later I'm planning to buy Meguiars)

Happy Detailing
Two questions mate - Have you used the Jopasu duster and how does it compare to the California duster since Jopasu costs 1/4th of California duster? Secondly, what's a DA?
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Received this yesterday, yet to try it, waiting for some clear skies. I need to clear a doubt regarding its application, should i apply this product over the Collinite 845 or before it.

Also i need to purchase a Megs QD and would be glad if someone can help me in procuring a bottle. Will surely pay for the product & courier charges, if needed in advance.
Nice! Where did you buy it from?

Do they have M21 in stock?

EDIT: Added a picture on what M26 did to my R15! BTW I have paste wax.

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Here are the stuffs I use in detailing
I am to take delivery of my new vehicle in two days. Can you please suggest if a detailing is required at the very beginning or shall I wait for the winds to blow the monsoon clouds away?
I have already bought the Jopasu duster, mini duster, wash mitt, few MF cloths, collinite 845, Mother's clay. Will get the other stuffs soon.

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That is the flightdeck of a Boeing 737 NG if i were to take a guess..
Yes sir, it is.
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I am to take delivery of my new vehicle in two days. Can you please suggest if a detailing is required at the very beginning or shall I wait for the winds to blow the monsoon clouds away?
I have already bought the Jopasu duster, mini duster, wash mitt, few MF cloths, collinite 845, Mother's clay. Will get the other stuffs soon.
Captain, congrats on your new car purchase, Honda City.

I did suggest when you get the car delivery, wash it with car shampoo like Amway Car shampoo and wax it with 845. That should provide it with wax protection and later when the rain subsides in October, do a complete detailing. Since the paint is new, you can skip claying, but still if you ought for perfection, do clay the surface, since we all know how the cars are kept in stockyards.
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