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Old 2nd January 2013, 14:47   #6811
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^ Clay should help; Try a 1:1 mix of Iso Propyl Alcohol and water, this should definitely work unless the clear coat has really hardened.
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Well it must have hardened :( .. guess 4-5 days is more than curing time i guess

BTW where can i buy Iso Propyl Alcohol??
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Old 2nd January 2013, 17:26   #6813
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Its the same as the injection spirit that you get in medical shops in small plastic bottles
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Old 4th January 2013, 07:14   #6814
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Go easy with the isopropyl alcohol.... it can damage/marr paint. Best test a small area.

I would say best route would be claybar. Get a good aggressive one and job done!
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I did a complete car wash at a local service station and also had them pressure wash the under body. They offered to spray diesel under the car after the wash which I rejected. Is there any suspension lubrication or something on similar lines that is required after you do a under body wash?
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Old 4th January 2013, 15:34   #6816
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Thanks guys; got the isopropyl alcohol.. the medical store threw a fit though i was a junkie..

anyway did not find it in liquid form; but got swabs.. like wet tissues for 2 Rupee each.. picked up the box..

Will try this and clay on the weekend and report back
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Thanks guys; got the isopropyl alcohol.. the medical store threw a fit though i was a junkie..

anyway did not find it in liquid form; but got swabs.. like wet tissues for 2 Rupee each.. picked up the box..

Will try this and clay on the weekend and report back
You could just use 3M's rubbing compound which is mild and should do the job. Dont think using chemicals would be a very nice idea as your paint might get damaged.

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U could just use 3M's rubbing compound which is mild and should do the job. dont think using chemicals would be a very nice idea as ur paint might get damaged.
IPA is paint and clear-coat safe. It is normally used to strip off wax layers from paint before applying a sealant. However whether it will remove oversprayed clear-coat or not that is another question.
Rubbing compound will remove it but if you are not careful you can ruin your paint. Best bet will be to take it to paint shop and ask their opinion.

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Deepak - Claying should help with overspray removal. Just remember that Meguiars clay (white one) is of medium grade and you would need to use more effort to get it off.
Have yet to hear of IPA being usefull for removing paint overspray. IPA is not harmful to paint, just dilute it before using.

If medium clay does not remove it, seek help from a professional detailer in your city !

SAndeep - Avoid spraying diesel on the underbody or even the paint, its harmfull in the long run. Check your owners manual to see any specific lubrication requirements for underbody components
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IPA will soften paint temporarily. As suggested if using always use diluted and spray on a microfiber cloth and not directly on paint if possible.

I did mar my paint using IPA so now I keep away from it.
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Thanks guys; got the isopropyl alcohol.. the medical store threw a fit though i was a junkie..

anyway did not find it in liquid form; but got swabs.. like wet tissues for 2 Rupee each.. picked up the box..

Will try this and clay on the weekend and report back

Deepak : No idea why the medical shop you went to threw such a fit !! Im also from Mumbai and have bought it from several medical shops without any hassles. Im just assuming that the swabs will be hard to handle because of their small size.
Claying and compounding is your best bet to get the overspray off. Isopropyl alcohol will have no effect on your cars paint and thus will obviously have zero effect on the overspray ! Try WD-40 also. I hade used it to get droplets of paint off which had fallen on my car while the building was being painted.
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Guys can you recommend me the better among these products:

A. Tire care:

Requirement: stock steel rims and longer lasting action.

1. Megs endurance tire spray
2. Megs all wheel cleaner as I dont have alloys
3. Megs hot shine tire foam
4. Eagle one extreme tire shine
5. Armor all 3in 1 tire foam / Armor all wheel cleaner foam

B. Trim protection:

Requirement: long lasting protection and shine

1. Megs natural shine vinyl rubber protectant spray
2. Armor all original protectant
3. any other recommendations?

Also looking for a good paint sealant that I can buy locally.

Thanks in advance.
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[Reposting from a different (dead) thread]

Firstly, Thanks all for the contribution. Great to hear from so many enthusiasts about detailing.

When I was in USA, I used to hand wash my car, and do a full detail every 6 mo. The result was that the car looked shiny and brand new, even after years of ownership. I used Zaino products using the following guide, it served me REALLY well. For the conditions in USA, I swear by it: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9145

Questions for the group:
1) Anyone in Mumbai (pref South) using Zaino products? Would love to talk offline to possibly share product(s).

2) Can you guys recommend and detailer in (south) Mumbai for Zaino or otherwise. Yes, moving back has made me lazier (also its MUCH dustier here)

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[Reposting from a different (dead) thread]

Firstly, Thanks all for the contribution. Great to hear from so many enthusiasts about detailing.

When I was in USA, I used to hand wash my car, and do a full detail every 6 mo. The result was that the car looked shiny and brand new, even after years of ownership. I used Zaino products using the following guide, it served me REALLY well. For the conditions in USA, I swear by it: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9145

Questions for the group:
1) Anyone in Mumbai (pref South) using Zaino products? Would love to talk offline to possibly share product(s).

2) Can you guys recommend and detailer in (south) Mumbai for Zaino or otherwise. Yes, moving back has made me lazier (also its MUCH dustier here)

M
If you want to do it yourself Zaino products are available in India too. Just google.
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If you want to do it yourself Zaino products are available in India too. Just google.
archat68: Thanks for sharing. I did contact them for pricing as their office is also in Mumbai. I am really hoping to find a detailer in Mumbai who can help me with the application of Zaino (or other similar good products).
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