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Old 8th December 2012, 23:04   #6661
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Thanks Twister, saw their facebook page and liked it. Any idea about their charges and packages that they offer? I just hope they are not very expensive because most of the cars that I see on their facebook page are high end luxury cars. I am just looking for a service on my civic. Anyways, will check with them, in case you are aware of the charges or their packages, please send me a pm in case it cant be posted here.
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There is a detailing company located on MG road in New Delhi by the name of Steam and shine auto spa. you can checkout their facebook page. looks pretty impressive
Heres the link www.facebook.com/steamandshine
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i think its around 4K for the civic if i am not wrong.
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Thanks Twister, saw their facebook page and liked it. Any idea about their charges and packages that they offer? I just hope they are not very expensive because most of the cars that I see on their facebook page are high end luxury cars. I am just looking for a service on my civic. Anyways, will check with them, in case you are aware of the charges or their packages, please send me a pm in case it cant be posted here.
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Makes complete sense to avail their service instead of the crappy HASS service which is nothing but an eye wash. Daylight robbery of 4K+ at the HASS.

To all fellow BHPians, please check in detail about the kind of detailing that will be done on your car before you avail the exterior enrichment package at any HASS. Similarly their interior detailing package is also not worth the money spent. Why did I avail these two packages at HASS? Should have gone for something like Steam and Shine that Twister mentioned.
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Hello guys, not totally related to cars, but are there are any products that can remove rust? Need a proper system to remove rust on bike parts and other household items.
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Old 9th December 2012, 01:33   #6665
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It depends on how bad the rust is. If its rust spots, then you can use WD-40 spray can or Rustolene to get rid of the spots. If the rust is on painted surface, the above products can just clean up the rust but it will form again, so you will have to get it repainted after cleaning. If this rust is on chrome, then the above products will clean it and then you can top it with a good metal polish so that rust formation stops. Hope this helps.

BTW, you will get WD-40 or Rustolene from any good hardware store.
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Hello guys, not totally related to cars, but are there are any products that can remove rust? Need a proper system to remove rust on bike parts and other household items.
I used Dinitrol RC900 Rust Converter on rust. It prevents further oxidation. However, the surface turns black - so I reckon you can use it only where it isn't an eyesore. I used it on some hard-to-spot chassis spots in my car and it seems to be working well. I ordered it through TBHP classifieds from TufKote.
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Old 9th December 2012, 12:14   #6667
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I just purchased Meguiar's Odor Eliminator from the 3M Car Care Center but am very disappointed with how it smells. Now my Car is smelling damp and unbearable. Did you have a similar experience with this product?
Extremely surprised at this! Until now, I've used it to

a. Remove a slight 'mouldy' smell from the AC vent
b. In my bathroom to remove a slight 'drainage' smell
c. Remove the characteristic mouldy smell when I parked the car for a month

It worked flawlessly - the bathroom usage was so good that my wife was threatening it to use it in the kitchen too to remove food odors.

The product itself is free flowing, colorless and has very little smell - I really doubt if it is causing the smell!
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Extremely surprised at this! Until now, I've used it to

a. Remove a slight 'mouldy' smell from the AC vent
About the AC vent smell removal, do you spray directly into the vent or is there some other procedure? Also does the AC need to be on and in recirculation mode when spraying this?
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About the AC vent smell removal, do you spray directly into the vent or is there some other procedure? Also does the AC need to be on and in recirculation mode when spraying this?
Directly into the vent. Sprayed it and then ran the A/C in recirculation mode after 10 minutes.

Alternatively, if you feel the A/C needs a complete cleaning treatment rather than just getting rid of the smell, you could also put in an A/C Foam - I used OWS for the same.
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Are you sure Sonax sells a Carnuba Wax in india? I haven't seen it anywhere.
The one Sonax can in Red colour, I have seen in Reliance Autozone is Sonax wax polish paste. The Sonax's Carnauba wax is sold under "Sonax Premium" and is not available in India.

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That's a very low dilution, I don't think it would help in anyway. The recommended is 1:16(ONR:Water) or 1:25(ONR:Water). 1:25 is recommended by Eco car Care, which works perfectly as QD which is the current dilution ratio I employ.
The Directions of use for car wash mentioned on ONR Bottle is "Mix 1 oz in 2 Gallons of water". So, 1oz=29.5ml and 2 Gallons is 7.56 liters. So I am mixing 4ml in 1 liter of water for car wash which is as per Manufacturer's recommendation.

For Quick detailing I am diluting 1:16 of ONR or 4ml of ONR in 60ml of water.
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I have tried removing these adhesive marks from the imitation leather upholstery but no success. I tired dish wash soap with plastic brush (used for clothes) and also some thinner but no success.
These marks are actually of the adhesive used for sticking sponge on aftermarket covers.
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I dont know if it will damage the seat fabric, but since you already might have with the soap and thinner, try isopropyl alcohol (spirit) or wd40
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Any idea if washdrops no rinse can be used for quick detailing like the optimum no rinse?
Why not use the Meguiars QD instead? Its priced quite well and easier to source than the noRinse solutions.

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Thankyou for the reply. Did you also buy it off ebay? Good to see you have no complaints. Its ok if its not good, but atleast it should not do any harm to the paint, that was my concern. I'll try it after few days.

My car needs a wash every week or 10 days, I did not was the car for many months and so I think it attracts a lot of dirt as the surface is rough. Do you also wax after the wash? How do you manage these two months?
Yes bought it off ebay, possibly same person as it is available with only one guy AFAIK. Cost me 299 at that time.

I wash only rarely. My car is parked in covered parking all the time (both at office and home) so do not have problem of bird droppings etc. Mostly its Bangalore dust only and Jopasu duster everyday is good for that. Every alternative week I give her a Meguiars QD treatment. Every once in two months it is complete dressing - Wash - QD - polish (Meguiars Ultimate Polish) - wax (Meguiars Ultimate Quik Wax).

I think I do see some fine swirls/scratches (maybe my own incompetence). I plan to give her a UD treatment on the first anniversary (so still 6 more months) Detailing is really time consuming. I was lot motivated when the car was new but of late my interests have drifted to photography instead
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Why not use the Meguiars QD instead? Its priced quite well and easier to source than the noRinse solutions.
I have no idea where Meguiars products are available in Hyd, will have a look around.

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Yes bought it off ebay, possibly same person as it is available with only one guy AFAIK. Cost me 299 at that time.

I wash only rarely. My car is parked in covered parking all the time (both at office and home) so do not have problem of bird droppings etc. Mostly its Bangalore dust only and Jopasu duster everyday is good for that. Every alternative week I give her a Meguiars QD treatment. Every once in two months it is complete dressing - Wash - QD - polish (Meguiars Ultimate Polish) - wax (Meguiars Ultimate Quik Wax).

I think I do see some fine swirls/scratches (maybe my own incompetence). I plan to give her a UD treatment on the first anniversary (so still 6 more months) Detailing is really time consuming. I was lot motivated when the car was new but of late my interests have drifted to photography instead
Yes, probably the same guy.

For two years my car was cleaned by watchman and it did what is expected. Now I'm back to cleaning it myself and no matter what I do, it doesn't seem to help. My car is also has covered parking and I use Jopasu, but 10 days is the max I can manage. May be I should start the QD which I do not do. There are too many swirls and I feel attracts too much of dirt because of the rough surface. Turtle Wax hardly gets any shine, may be because of the swirls, do not know.

Tried Formula 1 Scratch out and there is no improvement. Searching for 3m Finesse-it now to see if I can get the finish back.

Thats a nice interest you have drifted to, enjoy it. I'm into it too.
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I have no idea where Meguiars products are available in Hyd, will have a look around.
Meguiars products are available in the 3M shop at Madhapur. Not sure about QD though. I thought I remember seeing the Meg UQD there. U can check there.
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