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Old 19th May 2009, 13:04   #661
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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.

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Excellent info, Thanx 71Convertible.

Waxing once a month, I've already started doing. Now, i'll continue it religiously if it helps in some protection against covering a dusty car.

Another query - because of the above situation, I was thinking of 3M Paint Protection treatment on my brand new Linea. Will it help ? or are there any other betterl alternative?
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Old 19th May 2009, 13:19   #662
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Where can we buy it, and how much does it cost? Do we need to dilute the chemical before application?
You will get WD-40 in any automotive accessories shop. Look in shops in areas like Bangalore's JC Road (not sure if Hyd has a place like this) and you should find it.

You do not need to dilute it.. Just spray on and wipe off. Apart from removing tar spots there are over a 1000 uses for WD-40.

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wd40 will remove the tar spots. Good to keep a can handy. B
Well as said earlier WD40 is one way ; another cheaper option is using diesel at the cost of one can of WD40 you can buy approx 6 liters of Diesel ( in Bangalore) 0.5 liters for cleaning and 5.5 Liters for driving
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Diesel will do that.
Just soak a soft cloth in diesel and wipe it off over the tar stains.
Also its safe for Paint, glass and plastic parts.


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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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Diesel will do that......
+1 to that. It is the best solution for tar spots. Cheap and highly effective.
I have some leftover from 6 months back. However, it has changed colour. It was almost clear with a very pale bluish tinge at first and is now deep amber. Any idea why this would happen? Is it adulteration or some reaction with the plastic bottle?
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About silicon spray.
How much does it cost.
I called Wurth Noida office, they told me it cost 1500 for 500ml.
Its too costly.
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One other thing is that two different A S S have stuck their company name sticker on the painted surface below the rear windshield. When I asked the sevice station guys to remove these, I was informed that this would damage the paint and adviced me to leave it as such. Can someone tell me if there is a way to remove the stickers?
There is a mall in Faridabad where Reliance Mart is there. There is spray available in there automobile accesory section especially designed to remove stickers.
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Straight edged blades are what's used to remove stickers in the US and that's what i still use along with some soap or glass cleaning solution. Works very well. A fresh shaving blade could be a substitute.

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A fresh shaving blade could be a substitute.

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But wouldn't the shaving blade scratch the paint/glass?
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.. Apart from removing tar spots there are over a 1000 uses for WD-40.
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Well as said earlier WD40 is one way ; another cheaper option is using diesel at the cost of one can of WD40 you can buy approx 6 liters of Diesel ( in Bangalore) 0.5 liters for cleaning and 5.5 Liters for driving
With the 6 lts we can only clean and drive so that 1000 - 2 = 998 more things that can be done with WD40 I guess that is surely a better buy
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Official List of 2000+ Uses for WD-40

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But wouldn't the shaving blade scratch the paint/glass?
New one won't scratch glass. It will scratch paint.
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About silicon spray.
How much does it cost.
I called Wurth Noida office, they told me it cost 1500 for 500ml.
Its too costly.
Try silicon liquid rather than spray. Not sure about other brands but I use amway one along with shampoo it works wonder. Silicon glaze cost less than 450 for 500ml and sufficient for 6 to 7 applications and last for more than a month. PM if you need more details on how to procure or search in team bhp you will find contact.
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Default How good is 3M's liquid wax polish?

I have been using Formula 1 caranauba car wax for many years now. Am looking to change as its difficult to find original tins of this product. Was in Spar last weekend and saw a bottle of 3M's liquid wax polish. Having seen this product earlier in METRO, I thought I'll buy a small bottle and see the results before I go in for a bulk purchase.

Has anyone used this product before? What are your opinons on this?

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Hi friends, my car has got a deep scratch on the front bumper.I am also posting pics of it.The surface of the scratch has become a bit uneven.Should I use com-paint for it (as it is the only one I've heard on this forum).Rudra sir please advice.
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Use rubbing polish. Thereafter for the bottom part u can use com-paint. Try in out on some sheet metal(not the car) to check wether the paints an exact match. For the upper portion buy a small tin of paint. Get the paint matched with the cars'. Use a toothpick or fine brush to fill up the black areas. After a few days wax the area. Job will not be perfect though.
For a perfect job get the whole bumper painted. Will look good until a biker decides to use it as a drawing board.
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