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Old 6th April 2013, 11:49   #7141
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Just got off the phone with Mr. Nirmal. The G220v2 Dual action polisher machine from meguiars has finally arrived in India and can be bought from him. Ive been contemplating getting a DA from him for sometime especialy when i got to use his flex in person. He also stocks all the necessary pads and thats a good thing.

Plus it seems Meguiars is providing one year complete warranty on the product. The deal looks good since i was earlier worried about after sales support.
Any pricing information? Though it is listed on the website for 14k odd from a long time, I think it was not available.

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Old 6th April 2013, 19:12   #7142
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Got our I20 detailed from UD and later carried out my own detailing with two layers of klasse pure glaze which according to me is a awesome product when it comes to gloss(nor shine). Here are the pics of car after
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Needed advise on Amorall products. How are they quality wise? Was going to buy Formula1 wax but came through Armorall buy 1 get 1 free offer on Snapdeal. Should I go ahead with them??

For wax they seem to have 3 variants: Protectant Wax; Polish & Wax; Ultra Shine Butter Wax Any suggestions??

P.S. Could not find collinite 845 anywhere online therefore sticking with the above 2 options

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Needed advise on Amorall products. How are they quality wise? Was going to buy Formula1 wax but came through Armorall buy 1 get 1 free offer on Snapdeal. Should I go ahead with them??

For wax they seem to have 3 variants: Protectant Wax; Polish & Wax; Ultra Shine Butter Wax Any suggestions??

P.S. Could not find collinite 845 anywhere online therefore sticking with the above 2 options
Armorall protectant gell works well. I have been using this on all the cars for over 3 years now.
For the waxes the protectant wax is the best among the 3

You can buy the 845 from here
http://www.bringingbest.com/Collinit...lator_Wax.html

p.s I am in no way associated with this company.
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Needed advise on Amorall products. How are they quality wise? Was going to buy Formula1 wax but came through Armorall buy 1 get 1 free offer on Snapdeal. Should I go ahead with them??

For wax they seem to have 3 variants: Protectant Wax; Polish & Wax; Ultra Shine Butter Wax Any suggestions??

P.S. Could not find collinite 845 anywhere online therefore sticking with the above 2 options
Waxes are old school but still have utility in cold weather. Sealants are the the current choice for LSP. if you are trying to protect your car from water, dust and UV radiation, go with Carpro Reload Spray Sealant available with Greenz Car Care for just 400. One coat lasts 3 months and one 50 ML bottle can do a hatchback 3 coats. Phenomenal ability to stay clean an repel water.
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Waxes are old school but still have utility in cold weather. Sealants are the the current choice for LSP. if you are trying to protect your car from water, dust and UV radiation, go with Carpro Reload Spray Sealant available with Greenz Car Care for just 400. One coat lasts 3 months and one 50 ML bottle can do a hatchback 3 coats. Phenomenal ability to stay clean an repel water.
Sir could you give some more info about this greenz car care? Is this in bangalore?
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Sir could you give some more info about this greenz car care? Is this in bangalore?
I haven't been knighted yet so don't call me Sir. Greenz Car Care is the authorized distributor for Carpro and Scholl Concepts in India. www.greenzcarcare.in
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Well I am willing to drive from Thane to get such a Job done . On a serious note, I actually have a 6 month old Duster (The Car and not a piece of cloth) and have been trying to get onto the DIY bandwagon.
Have bought a Jopasu Duster and looking for advice to sart with at least weekly wet wash with some shampoo. HighOctane has been kind enough to share some tips regarding brands.
Request you to provide some tips, suggestions which i should be careful of.
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I generally use the two bucket wash method. However I do one small thing which is slightly different. I fill my wash bucket halfway with water and put in a couple of caps of sonax car wash. Then I use a wash mitt ( the type which has microfibres fingers on one side) soak this and just spread the soap water on the car. DON'T touch the car the mitt should just be in light contact. Then use a sponge ( I have a high absorbency sponge) let it soak water and then just squeeze this on the car lightly wiping it. Ensure that it is very wet. Again don't rub the car. In both cases keep rinsing the mitt and sponge in some clean water. This way it avoids streaks and cleans well. It also does not waste water. It takes about 10 litres of water to wash and rinse my vista.

For wash use sonax gloss ( is similar to wash and wax) or eagle1 low water wash.
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Any specific reason to avoid Jopasu MF cloth? Since I am using it for a month and do not see any flaws.
compared to 3M Blues, the Jopasu are little hard. These thus introduce micro scratches, swirls if used as polishing cloth. They are good for glass/plastic parts.
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I generally use the two bucket wash method.

For wash use sonax gloss ( is similar to wash and wax) or eagle1 low water wash.
Wow, now that's an excellent insight. Even i was very uncomfortable with the Idea of wasting too much water with the rinsing part.
And the fact that i had to carry buckets from 3rd floor to parking was also not helping much.
Any lead as to the kind of shops that i should be going to find that high absorbency sponge which is soft enough for such application.
Also I am getting AmorAll wash and wax at hyper city (450 Rs for 423 ml). Is that a good product to begin with and right price? (Not getting sonax any where online)

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Also I am getting AmorAll wash and wax at hyper city (450 Rs for 423 ml). Is that a good product to begin with and right price? (Not getting sonax any where online)
I recently got this AmorAll wash and wax from autofresh.in. The label says that it is imported from the UK, but I am always doubtful of anything that does not have a perfect seal at the cap. Does the UK folks accept such products?

Disclaimer : I do not know much on how other similar products work with the seal thing. Even the Sonax car polish I purchased last time could be opened and replaced if needed.

About the product : Couldn't find a lot of difference with the local car shampoo and with the MotoMax car shampoo I used. The toughest of dirt - bird drop stains over a week, needed some real muscling. May be a wash on an old car is needed to check whether the wax part works. May be it is a good starter, for the price you get.
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I generally use the two bucket wash method. However I do one small thing which is slightly different.

For wash use sonax gloss ( is similar to wash and wax) or eagle1 low water wash.
Looks like you have developed a good method there. Have you observed swirl after following this method?

I also use two buckets method, I use Formula 1 wax and wash product as cleaning aid and Amaroll washing mits. But I notice lots of swirls all over the body while looking from the top. Seems I need to take few lessons from you.

Where are you in Pune..?
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Sorry I posted in wrong form and I Should have come here first. I have a question. Having got paint protection film done for my Duster (rear bumper, side projections), can I do a quick detailing where the protection film is there? Meguiars product site says it is ok. Any first hand experience some one can share? Thanks n cheers
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I recently got this AmorAll wash and wax from autofresh.in. The label says that it is imported from the UK, but I am always doubtful of anything that does not have a perfect seal at the cap. Does the UK folks accept such products?
To be honest, I haven't been there for too long to remember exactly, but... We do not accept unsealed items in the food shop: in the auto shop we may not worry. Counterfeit goods do happen there, but it is not so much a worry as to be on our minds when shopping from a reputable outlet.

Just checked the only UK-bought, unopened item I have in my cupboard, Auto Glym Glass polish, and ...it is sealed.
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I am looking to buy car wash bucket filter. I am not sure if it is the correct name. Any leads where can I buy this in Bangalore.

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