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Old 17th May 2009, 01:31   #646
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^^^Water Displacement Formula 40. Find it in auto accessories shops/supermarkets/etc and check it out.
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Old 17th May 2009, 11:19   #647
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^^^Water Displacement Formula 40. Find it in auto accessories shops/supermarkets/etc and check it out.
Thanks for clarifying that Raccoon.
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Old 18th May 2009, 12:42   #648
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Just got my Lancer back after the 3M surface refinement job. Car looks spanking new. Have been in the basement parking lot for the past one hour looking at my reflection on the car. It's stunning. The car looks brand new from the showroom even after 9 years.
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Is this 3M surface refinement treatment the same as 3M Paint Protection Treatment OR are both these separate treatments?

I've a new Linea & am looking at some paint protection treatment to ensure car maintains its glossy shine (I've some limitations like open parking, putting on the body cover on the car without washing it - it becomes dusty at the end of day hence scared to wipe off the dust before covering it)
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Rudra Sir,

As we are in Mumbai & the monsoon is about to start & i am Parking both my cars (M-800 & Swift Dzire) outside, we dont have stilt parking in our society.

In this regard, wanted to know that when i cover both the cars in the night & in the morning i find mist all over & inside the cover of both the cars, is there any harm caused to the paint when the mist evaporates & the temparature rises as the day progresses ?

Should the car cover be removed in the night itself to avoid the morning mist on the car coming in contact with direct sunlight?

Many of the fellow members may also be encountering the situation who are from Mumbai.

Require your valuable suggestions in this regard.
Spot On._._

My objective of using Body cover is to prevent kids walking besides the parked car (roadside) running scratches & also the sundry scratches caused being parked on roadside. Without body cover, someone stolen Fiat Badge from boot of my car on a Sunday afternoon (another advantage of body cover!).

However, because car is always parked in open, by the time I reach back home late evenings around 9-ish, the car becomes very dusty. And I'm scared of wiping it with a cloth. So, I put the cover on the dusty car (when the engine is hot - another limitation). Because of this, am seriously considering not to put the cover on during weekdays & to use it only on week-ends. Anyways, the cover is there from 9 p.m. to next morning 7 a.m. - that small risk of this time window I'll have to take.

Any other solutions gurus can suggest?
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if you think you'll have the time, keep a plastic spray bottle of filter or distilled water and a couple of microfibre cloths (or a soft absorbent towel) in your trunk. Spray on on panel at time and wipe down to remove the dust before you put the cover.
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if you think you'll have the time, keep a plastic spray bottle of filter or distilled water and a couple of microfibre cloths (or a soft absorbent towel) in your trunk. Spray on on panel at time and wipe down to remove the dust before you put the cover.
I've tried to remain optimistic many a times but after driving car from office to home for 2-2.5 hours in Mumbai B2B traffic, at 9-9.30 pm, obviously am not in a position to do justice to it.
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I've tried to remain optimistic many a times but after driving car from office to home for 2-2.5 hours in Mumbai B2B traffic, at 9-9.30 pm, obviously am not in a position to do justice to it.
I agree, after driving in the B2B traffic of Mumbai, there is no energy left for wiping the car

I wanted to know that, can we cover the car in the monsoons & also what can be done to protect the paint from the morning mist which is all over the roof of the car and the cover is kind of glued to it.

And as the day prgresses the mist comes in contact with direct sunlight, will it harm the paint, if yes, then what can be a preventive measure that should be taken ?
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Spot On._._

Without body cover, someone stolen Fiat Badge from boot of my car on a Sunday afternoon (another advantage of body cover!).

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Many ppl are vicitim of such theft, these guys stole Badges from CAR and sell them In second hand market. If any one found such guys dont leave them hand over them to POLICE. Have seen many cars with out their badges, and you can imagine. how these babes looks...!!!!!!!
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I agree, after driving in the B2B traffic of Mumbai, there is no energy left for wiping the car

I wanted to know that, can we cover the car in the monsoons & also what can be done to protect the paint from the morning mist which is all over the roof of the car and the cover is kind of glued to it.

And as the day prgresses the mist comes in contact with direct sunlight, will it harm the paint, if yes, then what can be a preventive measure that should be taken ?
Morning dew should not harm the car. The dew itself theoretically is pure water. Any contaminants are from what was on the body or it picked up from the atmosphere.

If you can wax it once a month, the wax coat should provide some protection against contaminants and against the chafing from the dust under the cover.

3M makes a clear paint protective film that is used in the US to protect against paint chips on the bumper from small stones/grit etc. I suppose if there are parts of the body that get scuffed more you could try applying some of these strips (if avail).

Another option -- again just thinking out aloud> Nowadays you can get vinyl film that is used to put advertisments on Volvo buses etc. Using these vinyl vehicle wrap films to change the color of the car has become a fad (perhaps fad is too strong) in some places (I read of some examples on the Vectra C forum). Doing a full vinyl film cover to your car could be another way of protecting the paint. The new reputable vinyl will peel off without damaging the paint underneath when it comes time to remove or renew. Again, don't know how much it costs, but there are alternatives out there to the car cover.

|Vinyl Vehicle Wraps|Vinyl Car Wraps|Vinyl Bus Wraps|Vinyl Mobile Billboards|Vinyl Vehicle Graphics|Vinyl Car Graphics|Vinyl Bus Graphics|
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Morning dew should not harm the car. The dew itself theoretically is pure water. Any contaminants are from what was on the body or it picked up from the atmosphere.

If you can wax it once a month, the wax coat should provide some protection against contaminants and against the chafing from the dust under the cover.

3M makes a clear paint protective film that is used in the US to protect against paint chips on the bumper from small stones/grit etc. I suppose if there are parts of the body that get scuffed more you could try applying some of these strips (if avail).

Another option -- again just thinking out aloud> Nowadays you can get vinyl film that is used to put advertisments on Volvo buses etc. Using these vinyl vehicle wrap films to change the color of the car has become a fad (perhaps fad is too strong) in some places (I read of some examples on the Vectra C forum). Doing a full vinyl film cover to your car could be another way of protecting the paint. The new reputable vinyl will peel off without damaging the paint underneath when it comes time to remove or renew. Again, don't know how much it costs, but there are alternatives out there to the car cover.

|Vinyl Vehicle Wraps|Vinyl Car Wraps|Vinyl Bus Wraps|Vinyl Mobile Billboards|Vinyl Vehicle Graphics|Vinyl Car Graphics|Vinyl Bus Graphics|
Thanks for the fantastic piece of information buddy, i will explore more about the Vinyl covering.

In bangalore you have the 3M car detailing centers, but in Mumbai i suppose there are no specific centers of sorts, will also enquire about the 3M Clear Paint Protective film which you have stated in your post.
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Jaggu dada replacing will cost 800 INR per set.
And I also thought for putng some silicon spray or gel. But till now not able to find one.
Any idea from where I can get one.
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you can get silicine spray from Wuerth India, they are based at Airoli. Their range is quite good.
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I have just seen that there have been minute tar spots across my car - on windshield, on the body, everywhere :(

Am looking for a complete polish and cleaning of the same.

I have a indica xeta and it is also up for servicing - can anyone recommend which is a better place to do this - the A.S.S or an independent shop specialising in this.
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wd40 will remove the tar spots. Good to keep a can handy. B
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wd40 will remove the tar spots. Good to keep a can handy. B
I second that.. WD40 is a wonder chemical and is a handy tool.
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I second that.. WD40 is a wonder chemical and is a handy tool.
Where can we buy it, and how much does it cost? Do we need to dilute the chemical before application?
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