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Old 3rd September 2012, 21:08   #6181
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My car now has number '6' inscribed on the rear left glass. This is how it happened, I was waiting at a signal(KG road, very noisy so i couldn't hear sound of the glass being scratched) and I see someone very close to the car with a stone like thing in his hand, trying to write something on the glass.

Before i can get down and chase him away, he runs and leaves a '6' inscribed on the glass, thank god it wasn't a body panel.

Its quite deep and claying/polishing didn't help. I don't have a compound with me at the moment. Any way I can remove it by hand or will it need a machine ?

PS: Has anyone ordered and shipped items from Autogeek to India ? How much will the shipping and customs add to the original cost of the product ?
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My car now has number '6' inscribed on the rear left glass.
PS: Has anyone ordered and shipped items from Autogeek to India ? How much will the shipping and customs add to the original cost of the product ?
Such deep scratches on glass cant be removed, if its in an inconspicuous place, better to leave it alone.

Shipping from Autogeek to India is not cost effective. Minimum order value is 100USD , shipping will be another 100 + USD & the customs here will levy 30% duty on product + shipping, plus the bribe & numerous visits you wil have to pay to get it cleared.
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My car now has number '6' inscribed on the rear left glass. This is how it happened, I was waiting at a signal(KG road, very noisy so i couldn't hear sound of the glass being scratched) and I see someone very close to the car with a stone like thing in his hand, trying to write something on the glass.

Before i can get down and chase him away, he runs and leaves a '6' inscribed on the glass, thank god it wasn't a body panel.

Its quite deep and claying/polishing didn't help. I don't have a compound with me at the moment. Any way I can remove it by hand or will it need a machine ?

PS: Has anyone ordered and shipped items from Autogeek to India ? How much will the shipping and customs add to the original cost of the product ?
Try this, if it is not a very deep scratch. Buy a tube of FeviKwik. Ensure that you are in as clean an environment as possible. Mask the area around the scratch. Carefully apply the feviKwik into the grooves of the scratch. Wait for a few minutes and the FK should dry clear.
This can work ONLY if it is a small, not very visible area. Ensure that water does not come into contact with this patch for some time. The glass will not look scratched however will have a bit of distortion. Please dont use any rubbing compound on this as it will not help.

Has worked on my old car, hope this works for you.
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There are specialist glass repair compounds. Might be worth some time spent with google and ordering from abroad.
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This can work ONLY if it is a small, not very visible area. Ensure that water does not come into contact with this patch for some time. The glass will not look scratched however will have a bit of distortion. Please dont use any rubbing compound on this as it will not help.
Its pretty huge and covers the entire glass. Its a deep scratch too, i'll probably talk to windshield experts and see if they can work on it and do something.

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Such deep scratches on glass cant be removed, if its in an inconspicuous place, better to leave it alone.

Shipping from Autogeek to India is not cost effective. Minimum order value is 100USD , shipping will be another 100 + USD & the customs here will levy 30% duty on product + shipping, plus the bribe & numerous visits you wil have to pay to get it cleared.
I won't try anything on it,will see if windshield experts can do something about it.

I didn't know Autogeek will be that expensive. Amazon ensures that products reach home without me having to go to the customs office,expected AG to do the same.
So it hardly makes any sense to order from them, if I ship using their site,the landed cost per item will be in the range of 250% of the original product cost! Will have to search for cheaper shipping options.
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Its pretty huge and covers the entire glass. Its a deep scratch too, i'll probably talk to windshield experts and see if they can work on it and do something.
Sounds like replacing the glass would be the best option.
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Yup. Looks like its the only way out. I'll give the windshield experts a try, if they're not able to do anything i'll replace the glass at a later stage. Damn the low life who scratched it
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Yup. Looks like its the only way out. I'll give the windshield experts a try, if they're not able to do anything i'll replace the glass at a later stage. Damn the low life who scratched it
Unnecessary expense :( All the best for getting it done by the windshield experts. I hope you dont have to chance the glass mate.

On a side note - Picked up some MotoMax one step compound from the Shell petrol bunk. Intend to do some detailing this weekend, will try putting up pictures of before and after.
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Yup. Looks like its the only way out. I'll give the windshield experts a try, if they're not able to do anything i'll replace the glass at a later stage. Damn the low life who scratched it
Damn the low life who took a catapault to my rear windscreen --- and to that of a new Swift in the same street.

Unnecessary expense, yes (ours amounted to building a shelter for the car as well as replacing the glass) but the fury at the state of the world is worse
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A cousin committed a sin 2 days back.

He had picked up a brand new WHITE i20 2 weeks back. Since the car would be parked in the open, a week later, he picked up a BLUE colored cover for it for some 500 odd Rs. The was not removed for 3 days and it rained a few times during those 3 days.

When he removed the cover yesterday, there were blue colored marks/stains all over the car where the cover was in touch with the car. He tried cleaning with plain water, no success. I tried cleaning a patch with a car-shampoo solution, again no success, but it seemed like it lightened a bit.

Did multiple searches on this huge thread - like car cover stains, stains, cover marks etc, but did not really find anything relevant.

What can be done? Can the experts please help?
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See those light blue patches on the doors?

Tried plain water, car shampoo, diesel and a polish. Did not work. Planning to accompany the cousin to a detailer in Nirmal Lifestyles mall parking.

Any other suggestions/ solutions?
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Take the car to 3M Car Care at any of the following 3 locations.
1. Andheri
2. Borivali (Professional Car Detailing - 3M Car Care (Borivali, Mumbai))
3. Nerul, Navi Mumbai. Contact : Mr Kiran 9930984109

They did use professional products and would definitely get rid of those marks through some compounding with the help of a dual action polisher.

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Planning to accompany the cousin to a detailer in Nirmal Lifestyles mall parking
No advisable. Detailing center in mall aren't that good.
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I just finished applying klasse high gloss sealant glaze. I had applied klasse AIO last week. The result is simply mind blowing. My car is shining radiant and the depth of the gloss is too good. Wonderful product it is. The klasse brothers are simply awesome!!! Highly recommended!

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See those light blue patches on the doors?

Tried plain water, car shampoo, diesel and a polish. Did not work. Planning to accompany the cousin to a detailer in Nirmal Lifestyles mall parking.

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Just go to the 3m car care in HSR layout. They will set it right. Never ever take it to those mall parking lot fellows. They will just ruin your car even more.

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Hi Detailing experts,

I have recently bought a swift (now 5 months old) which is primarily used in Mumbai city, but in bumper to bumper traffic. I am extremely keen on maintaining the shine the car came with, and maybe improve upon it.

I have read through as much of the recent posts as possible, and found most of the detailing products require extensive time week on week. Thats a problem as I am not sure how much time will i be able to spend on this.

what would be the recommended plan if i were only able to spend 30 mins every weekend on the car.

Currently, the car is washed/cleaned by a cleaner everyday (not the best option but better than having a dirty car), i use a jopasu duster as and when required. i opt for pressure wash once in 3 months. thats about it!

i was planning to clean every weekend using a product like ONR or meguiars quick detailer with a jopasu MF cloth. Also going in for a paint sealant treatment from 3m.
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Planning to accompany the cousin to a detailer in Nirmal Lifestyles mall parking.
I've been to the Nirmal Lifestyle mall detailer for a couple of car washes. He is good for that but not for detailing. I've seen them use dirty cloths ( I doubt if they were even microfibers) during detailing. Don't know if that has changed. Check that before you give the car!
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Hi Detailing experts,

I......
Currently, the car is washed/cleaned by a cleaner everyday (not the best option but better than having a dirty car), i use a jopasu duster as and when required. i opt for pressure wash once in 3 months. thats about it!

i was planning to clean every weekend using a product like ONR or meguiars quick detailer with a jopasu MF cloth. Also going in for a paint sealant treatment from 3m.
I am no detailing expert (there are my Gurus on this thread) but taking a shot at it. Since you want to spend no more than 30 mins per week you can do a couple of things. First you need a kit of stuff. I recommend ONR for its multiple uses, A bottle of Collinite 845, a tin of turtle wax or Klasse AIO or Eagle Nano Wax gel, 4-5 MF Cloths, a Chamois (Synthetic is also ok). A couple of clean Cotton cloths.

Wash the car with ONR. Dry it well with a chamois first (remember to store the chamois wet - esp if synthetic). Then use a MF cloth to dry it completely. Wouldnt take more than 20 mins. Then apply a layer of Collinite 845 (spreads really thin) Apply thin layer as possible as it is easy to remove. 10 min or so and you are done. Then go home do some nice stuff for 30 mins. After you are back down your car should have a white layer, wipe your car with a Mf cloth (Wipe dont rub) you will see a nice very basic shine on your car.
Next weekend, just wash your car with ONR and now top up the c845 with some other wax for the deep shine, I like Eagle Nano wax others like other stuff. After this a quick dust down with your Jopasu duster should be enough to keep your car looking nice. Also you can top it up maybe once in two months with c845/wax based on how it looks. If you have some hard to remove stain (like bird droppings) just keep a bottle filled with a solution on ONR and a MF Cloth handy to wipe it off.
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