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Old 16th April 2013, 17:46   #7216
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I have been using kerosene/petrol/diesel(which ever is available at the moment) to remove tar marks and gum residue on my cars since 91 and did not face any issues becuase of that.

I am not suggesting to use these but saying purely from my experience. As long as one is not using a wash mitt dipped in these products to apply on tar or leaving these on the car for a long time, I do not think there is anything to be concerned of.

Think of this, how many times have you seen the guy at the gas station over fill and the fuel going down through the body panel, tyres, rims and bumpers? I personally clean this fuel spill only at the next cleaning cycle and did not see any issues except that it collects dust and looks ugly.

You will not need more than 30 or 40ml of fuel for doing a car. I use some waste cotton dipped in fuel apply on the tar marks and few seconds later I swipe across the marks with very very light pressure and immediately rinse the area. As far as clear coat is concerned, I have used these on Scorpio and Indica with no problems(also used on 05 Elantra, 04 Zen and 08 Indigo but do not know if these have clear coats).
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I I have used these on Scorpio and Indica with no problems(also used on 05 Elantra, 04 Zen and 08 Indigo but do not know if these have clear coats).
All modern cars use a 2-component paint system plus a clear coat (which is also 2-component)
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So I got wd40 & tried it. After 3 sprays & some vigorous rubbing & scratching with my nails I got the gum out. Sadly the calcium deposit didn't go! Tried hand rubbing some Meg's UC but that didn't help.

New question : How do I get rid of the calcium deposits?
I also had a similar kind of issue, when i debadged my car.
Even if you are able to remove the extra stuff over there, you will still see color mismatch on the part where you had the badges. You cant help it, as it is because of the fading of color which happen due to time .Specially for dark colored cars.

I had no other option , but to take my car to the 3M store and get a polish done .
I will suggest instead of wasting much energy on this,get a car polished from a good car care center , things will be fine.

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I have been using kerosene/petrol/diesel(which ever is available at the moment) to remove tar marks and gum residue on my cars since 91 and did not face any issues becuase of that.
I have also used petrol and kerosene to clear tar mark from my car and those had no effect on the car's paint .
I think the advantage of kerosene/petrol is that they evaporated very fast so i don't think they will cause any harm to the paint, even if they are not cleaned properly after use.


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Old 16th April 2013, 18:09   #7219
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I also had a similar kind of issue, when i debadged my car.
Even if you are able to remove the extra stuff over there, you will still see color mismatch on the part where you had the badges. You cant help it, as it is because of the fading of color which happen due to time .Specially for dark colored cars.

I had no other option , but to take my car to the 3M store and get a polish done .
I will suggest instead of wasting much energy on this,get a car polished from a good car care center , things will be fine.

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Thanks for the heads-up. Will need to be careful while removing the deposit.

I'm more of a DIY guy. If I spoil the finish too much, i'll take it to a professional detailer.
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I'm more of a DIY guy. If I spoil the finish too much, i'll take it to a professional detailer.
Also, i can see from the 2nd picture, there are a lot scratch mark in that area due to scrubbing while trying to take off the glue .
So I guess you will have to anyways get a polish done to get rid of those .
Let us know how it goes , which I am sure will help a lot of people looking to de-badge their rides .

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A new car detailing center named "Elite Car care" have opened up in Wilson garden very near to shanti nagar bus stop. Happened to glance at the shop while passing by. A prominent board out side the shop had Meguiars written on it

Search for "Elite car care Bangalore" in google to get the exact location. This looks like their website.Seems like they use only Meguiars products.But it is royally screwed up! Wrong pages open on clicking something ,like if i select quick detailer it shows up microfiber wash mitt!

http://elitecarcare.co.in/
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Also, i can see from the 2nd picture, there are a lot scratch mark in that area due to scrubbing while trying to take off the glue .
So I guess you will have to anyways get a polish done to get rid of those .
Let us know how it goes , which I am sure will help a lot of people looking to de-badge their rides .

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The scratches in the area are due to a toothbrush scrub. Over-zealousness & lack of patience on my part.

After removing the Calcium deposit , I plan to Shampoo > Clay > Megs Ultimate Compund > Megs Ultimate Polish > Turtle Wax

Hopefully I'll be able to reduce(if not completely remove) the swirls/scratches.
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New question : How do I get rid of the calcium deposits?
I have the same question here.
Learnt many things while following this informative thread.

Please can experts comment on this as I rememer last time 3M team used some product for removing calcium deposits from my friends car while detailing.

My car has never gone through any detailing & it will be soon 3 yr old. I plan to start with first removing calcium deposits all around the car in every nook & corner.
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Made a visit to Mr. Nirmal once again today. He has finally got the Hyperwash and Super Degreaser in stock, something that i had been waiting for quite sometime. Also got the Meguiars Water Magnet towel.

Had a long and informative discussion about the products as always. Saw his results with the super degreaser. Overall time well spent
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Made a visit to Mr. Nirmal once again today. He has finally got the Hyperwash and Super Degreaser in stock, something that i had been waiting for quite sometime. Also got the Meguiars Water Magnet towel.

Had a long and informative discussion about the products as always. Saw his results with the super degreaser. Overall time well spent
Is the Hyperwash simply the gallon sized version of their NXT Shampoo or something else?
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Is the Hyperwash simply the gallon sized version of their NXT Shampoo or something else?
Hyperwash is one of their most potent foaming shampoo with a dilution ratio of 1:400. It foams like anything. Earlier El lobo had posted a small experiment he had done with it. Since im getting a pressure washer soon i was looking for this for that purpose. But the beauty of it is it can be used by hand with a wash mitt also and leaves no residue or spots.

And i dont think its anything like the NXT shampoo.
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My carís needed a big TLC since long. The construction activity taking place in my neighbouring compound has made things from bad to worse when it comes to the exterior of the car. Since we park the car outside the house, a lot of water and dust gets splattered on the car. Gotten fed up of seeing the pathetic sight of the car, Iíve decided to get some detailing done on the car and a quick search brought me to Ultimate Detailerz. Spoken to Mohsin on the phone, who invited me over to meet him with the car of course. He enquired about how I go about cleaning the car. When he got to know that Iíve been using borewell water all these years, he stopped me in my tracks and told me that I can clean my car with hardly any water. Now who would not want to save water eh? He introduced me to Ultima Waterless Wash and even offered me a free demo. The result as you will see, is effortless. Being in the photography field, I usually carry my camera along, and it was a good opportunity for me to document the process, pictorially. Iíve even taken a short video of the same for those who are interested.

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Like I said earlier, the result is effortless. You just got to spray, wipe and walk away. Its that easy. Whatís even more astonishing is that the product leaves a slick and smooth finish to the surface of the paint and any dust accumulation over the next few days can be easily wiped off. Iíve bought a bottle of UWW from Mohsin and tried the same at home, managing to Ďwashí the car in minutes. Iíve taken an appointment for a detailing session with UD next week and am looking forward to it. Cheers!

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Like I said earlier, the result is effortless. You just got to spray, wipe and walk away. Its that easy.
It's better not to use rinseless wash with a such dirty car. Heavy swirl (and some minor scratches too) will be the obvious result.

For such situation it is better to use conventional bucket wash method or better a pressure wash. Once the heavily accumulated dirt is removed you can do your regular cleaning with UWW.
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He introduced me to Ultima Waterless Wash and even offered me a free demo. The result as you will see, is effortless. Being in the photography field, I usually carry my camera along, and it was a good opportunity for me to document the process, pictorially. I’ve even taken a short video of the same for those who are interested.

Like I said earlier, the result is effortless. You just got to spray, wipe and walk away. Its that easy. What’s even more astonishing is that the product leaves a slick and smooth finish to the surface of the paint and any dust accumulation over the next few days can be easily wiped off.
How much did you pay for the kit? If you have a lot of dirt, it's best left to the old school water wash. I use waterless wash when there is less dirt because the paint surface feels rough when you have a lot of dust. Else you will have to use a lot of spray to get it off. But as mentioned, it's effortless and I enjoy using waterless solution for a quick clean. I paid around 1.5k for the kit which I got it Blore.
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Ordered the Jopasu duster from snapdeal yesterday - should arrive early next week.

On the same note - where can I get some ONR? BBimpex shows out of stock. Mohsin / Nirmal - do you have some in stock?

@alstonlobo - impressed by the borewell water marks removal!

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