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Old 5th August 2013, 14:47   #7741
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Is this the product you ordered: Carware

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Yes, it is the same product that I had ordered. Will post pics soon. Currently have pics taken on my mobile but those will not do justice to the quality of output hence not posting them.
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It looks like this has not been asked much before, the search gets a few hits but no solutions.

Problem: fungus or mold.

Where : plastics and upholstery. Dashboard, door sills, seats, steering wheel

How bad : initial stages , small patches of white fungus over several places. I check the car at least every 3 days. So far it's mild and no smell as yet, but I cleaned it once and it reappeared, cleaned again 2 days ago.

I will try bathing the car in sunlight at next opportunity, but as far as cleaning goes, are there any products that will get rid of the fungus and prevent quick regrowth ?
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It looks like this has not been asked much before, the search gets a few hits but no solutions.

Problem: fungus or mold.

Where : plastics and upholstery. Dashboard, door sills, seats, steering wheel

How bad : initial stages , small patches of white fungus over several places. I check the car at least every 3 days. So far it's mild and no smell as yet, but I cleaned it once and it reappeared, cleaned again 2 days ago.

I will try bathing the car in sunlight at next opportunity, but as far as cleaning goes, are there any products that will get rid of the fungus and prevent quick regrowth ?
Wipe using dettol or Savlon. I had a major fungus/mold problem when I had put the car into storage. Wiped all surfaces using dettol, fungus did not appear when the car went into storage the next time.

Get a steam cleaning/treatment done for the interiors, gets rid of the moldy smell.
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It looks like this has not been asked much before, the search gets a few hits but no solutions.

Problem: fungus or mold.

Where : plastics and upholstery. Dashboard, door sills, seats, steering wheel

How bad : initial stages , small patches of white fungus over several places. I check the car at least every 3 days. So far it's mild and no smell as yet, but I cleaned it once and it reappeared, cleaned again 2 days ago.

I will try bathing the car in sunlight at next opportunity, but as far as cleaning goes, are there any products that will get rid of the fungus and prevent quick regrowth ?
Lysol diluted 1:1 with water. You can use the concentrated form directly for the carpet too. Besides being a very good anti-microbial/fungicide it is a very good cleaning agent too. Pick your choice of fragrance .
Dettol/savlon would also do but the car will smell like hospital.
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Lysol diluted 1:1 with water. You can use the concentrated form directly for the carpet too. Besides being a very good anti-microbial/fungicide it is a very good cleaning agent too. Pick your choice of fragrance .
Dettol/savlon would also do but the car will smell like hospital.
Have you used Lysol in your car ? Is it too heavy for the car's interiors including the dash ?
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How about 70% ethanol diluted with water. Fill it in an empty colin spray bottle and voila, u can reach the most difficult corners and eradication of fungus/bacteria/molds guaranteed. This is the handy solution, widely used in laminar air flow for cell culturing.
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Have you used Lysol in your car ? Is it too heavy for the car's interiors including the dash ?
I used to treat fungus on my carpet. Very effective. And yes ethanol/iso propyl alcohol can also be used.
People use APC for cleaning interiors. Compared to APC Lysol is a much milder product.

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Received my Kestrel/Deltalyo DAS6 Power+ today from greenzcarcare.com
Thumbs up to Hari for a transparent buying experience & for keeping in touch throughout the process.

In the box:

850w Machine
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Next step is to get some pads and break this one out. Hopefully the monsoons subside soon!
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Hi, We have a new TVS Wego scooter in metallic grey colour. Can you suggest some products to preserve the looks? Like a polish, wax, hand pad etc for the paint and plastic preserver also. Is the Formula 1 brand good? I've seen it around quite a bit in the shops.
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Guys - other than Carpro Eraser available with Greenzcarcare.com, any other leading brand IPA/Panel Wipe is available in India? Eraser is expensive but I don't want to use the medical grade IPA available at medical stores. Would like something like Eraser, Gtechniq Panel Wipe or Bilt Hamber Cleanser Fluid if available at a better price locally.
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I use generic IPA as panel wipe and it works great. Sealants after IPA wipe down last a lot longer as you know.
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Wipe using dettol or Savlon. I had a major fungus/mold problem when I had put the car into storage. Wiped all surfaces using dettol, fungus did not appear when the car went into storage the next time.

Get a steam cleaning/treatment done for the interiors, gets rid of the moldy smell.
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Lysol diluted 1:1 with water. You can use the concentrated form directly for the carpet too. Besides being a very good anti-microbial/fungicide it is a very good cleaning agent too. Pick your choice of fragrance .
Dettol/savlon would also do but the car will smell like hospital.
Thanks guys, I didn't think of Dettol and Lysol, but that's mainly because some of the mold infestation is on the (leather) seats, and I don't know if that is safe to use on leather. Plastics should not be an issue to use Dettol/Lysol.

Same with steam treatment - how does leather hold up ?
No odor as of now, the infestation is mild and in patches. Used Turtlewax leather cleaner/conditioner yesterday and wiped the seats.
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A touch of bonnet detailing, still lots of scratches though which aren't showing in this pic

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my car is covered with scratches big and small, funny thing is i have no idea how it happened and i dont feel any impacts whatsoever so i am beginning to suspect some foul play by the kids in my flats. Ill post pictures later and wait for your suggestions.
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Thanks guys, I didn't think of Dettol and Lysol, but that's mainly because some of the mold infestation is on the (leather) seats, and I don't know if that is safe to use on leather. Plastics should not be an issue to use Dettol/Lysol.

Same with steam treatment - how does leather hold up ?
Dettol is safe on leather, I've used it myself. Steam treatment as well, but its best used on carpets and AC vents.
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