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Old 11th December 2012, 21:32   #6676
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Move over to paint sealants. Carnauba based wax are too old school. Given the weather condition in India, paint sealant will easily outlast 3 times more than wax. Used Collinite 915, which used to wear off in just 2 weeks, whereas Blackfire Wet Diamond beads water for more than 2 months, if maintained properly.
Hi el lobo

I put Collinite 915 3 coats on my car and it last for more than 2 months with ONR washes every week.
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Old 12th December 2012, 14:07   #6677
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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.
If there are many swirls, waxing directly on them will not help. It hide them temporarily but they'll resurface very quickly.

Instead try using a rubbing compound (Meguiars UC, 3M Rubbing Compound, Pinnacle Adv Swirl Remover etc). They are abrasive in nature will work towards filling out the swirls. Although they don't completely remove the swirls they'll reduce it by atleast 70-80%.

Follow this up with a sealant / wax for a better finish. All the best!!
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Old 13th December 2012, 13:10   #6678
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Wet some cloth, apply some Vim Liquid, rub the grease off and wipe it with wet cloth.
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Yes, OEM seat covers. Wow, VIM liquid ? Wouldn't that create ugly soap+water stains after it dries? Anyway, let me give it a try, I don't have much to lose. I was actually planning to pickup a can of auto stain remover from the accessories shop today.
I found some time today after a long gap and proceeded with the VIM liquid experiment. The seat covers are still a tad wet from the cleaning but it looks like it has worked indeed. I'm going to let it dry now and then see if it needs any further cleaning, or if it leaves any stains. Thanks for the suggestion! I barely spent any money
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Hi all,

Just stumbled across:

http://www.carware.in/categories/Bra...U00059126.aspx

Meg's goodies at fair enough prices.
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Hey Chris, thanks a ton for the info! Could you also post your ownership experience with the Bosch pressure washer ? If I do get Bosch, it'll be a lot less cumbersome than Karcher. A total of 11m is more than what I may need
Hi Shashank,

Bosch Aquatak has not given me any problems in the past 2.5 yrs of usage. The only maintenance required is to service it every 6 months, which costs 300 - 400. If need be, the inlet filter has to be changed during the service which would cost 100 more. The pressure is awesome in this machine.
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Old 15th December 2012, 17:41   #6681
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Hi all,

Just stumbled across:

http://www.carware.in/categories/Bra...U00059126.aspx

Meg's goodies at fair enough prices.
I ordered Meguiars quick detailer through COD (cash on delivery). The service was prompt and I received it within 5 days. I somehow find it difficult to trust unknown websites with online payment thus, COD is a great feature. I am also impressed with the way they had packaged the detailer. Enough care was taken to ensure that product is able to take the abuse during transit.
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Bosch Aquatak has not given me any problems in the past 2.5 yrs of usage. The only maintenance required is to service it every 6 months
Gosh, I never knew service was even available! Thanks.

The trigger on my handpiece stuck open for ages. The last time I used it it had decided to be ok again. Hey ho!

I'll look into that service.
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Old 15th December 2012, 20:24   #6683
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My jopasu duster is not as effective as before. Earlier, one swipe and all the dust was gone. Now a days it leaves some of the dust behind. Also once the dust it picked up, it falls back on the car during the next swipe.

Is this normal? I have been using it since August for about 2-3 times a week. Have washed it as it wasn't recommended on the forum.
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My jopasu duster is not as effective as before. Earlier, one swipe and all the dust was gone. Now a days it leaves some of the dust behind. Also once the dust it picked up, it falls back on the car during the next swipe.

Is this normal? I have been using it since August for about 2-3 times a week. Have washed it as it wasn't recommended on the forum.
Wash with a mild detergent and dry under shade as described in the duster cover. It will be effective again.
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Old 15th December 2012, 22:18   #6685
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Wash with a mild detergent and dry under shade as described in the duster cover. It will be effective again.
are you sure about this? have you tried the same?

i ask coz the advise on the forum in earlier posts has been to not wash the duster at all else it loses whatever little dust attraction it has left.

has anyone on the forum tried washing and seen the dust picking power come back up?
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are you sure about this? have you tried the same?

i ask coz the advise on the forum in earlier posts has been to not wash the duster at all else it loses whatever little dust attraction it has left.

has anyone on the forum tried washing and seen the dust picking power come back up?
Haven't tried yet but it is mentioned on the label on the duster cover.
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Not sure, but I think the instructions say soap rather than detergent. Soap will be much more gentle.
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Also once the dust it picked up, it falls back on the car during the next swipe.
Should be shaken well before and after use. Looks like yours currently needs shaking every swipe or two.
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Dont wash the duster with detergent. I shook it hard so that most of the dust went off. Then dipped the material in cold water, squeezed a bit gently and let it dry.
It works now. Ive never washed with detergent though.
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has anyone on the forum tried washing and seen the dust picking power come back up?
I got it washed using Ezee (a detergent meant for woollens) and haven't noticed any effect on dirt picking abilities. One of my cars is always parked outside so, the amount of dust that gets wiped is huge. Thus, washing it after 3 months had become absolutely necessary.
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Gosh, I never knew service was even available! Thanks.

The trigger on my handpiece stuck open for ages. The last time I used it it had decided to be ok again. Hey ho!

I'll look into that service.
The bosch service center which I visit is in vanagaram. I have seen all types of bosch products being serviced here. Not sure if there are other bosch service centers in chennai. If required will get you the complete address soon.
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