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Old 13th August 2013, 17:02   #7771
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It will not protect. It will remove the rust. Im having a live experiment in my house itself with a lock. Ive to WD40 it almost every three days due to the rains.
That's very nice to hear. I can use them to restore my bike to its pristine condition and other metal products we have too. Cant wait to get one of these. Hopefully should get one with not much hassle.

Just a thought to all BHPians in this thread. Can we collect all the products used for cleaning/protecting/maintaining and create a index kind of thing with the name and its sole purpose. This will help many people including me in getting the right products for the right job.

This came into my mind since I am now searching for products which can clean my Jaipur carpets. It has a very bad odour which fails to leave even after giving a couple of surf washes.
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Is Waxoyl 100 Plus Paint Sealant the best sealant for a white color car? Or does it have issues of 'yellowing' with age?

I see/hear few complaints of 3M paint sealant 'yellowing' after few years, especially for a white car.
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That's very nice to hear. I can use them to restore my bike to its pristine condition and other metal products we have too. Cant wait to get one of these. Hopefully should get one with not much hassle.

Just a thought to all BHPians in this thread. Can we collect all the products used for cleaning/protecting/maintaining and create a index kind of thing with the name and its sole purpose. This will help many people including me in getting the right products for the right job.

This came into my mind since I am now searching for products which can clean my Jaipur carpets. It has a very bad odour which fails to leave even after giving a couple of surf washes.
+1 to that. I think it's time that a detailing post with all the info is made sticky on the forum.
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The bonnet still looks shiny and neat. Good job ! Can you share the materials used and the modus operandi and also if it was done by yourself or by a detailer? Thanks.
I used meguiars ultimate compound followed by collinite wax, did by hand so wasn't enough to get rid of all the scratches so used 2 coats of wax to hide it
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Is Waxoyl 100 Plus Paint Sealant the best sealant for a white color car? Or does it have issues of 'yellowing' with age?

I see/hear few complaints of 3M paint sealant 'yellowing' after few years, especially for a white car.

No Sealant will last for 3 years in Indian conditions unless car is kept covered in garage! Sealant would strip off slowly. And no, 3M sealant does not yellow over age!
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Is Waxoyl 100 Plus Paint Sealant the best sealant for a white color car? Or does it have issues of 'yellowing' with age?

I see/hear few complaints of 3M paint sealant 'yellowing' after few years, especially for a white car.
It might not be the sealant. If it is around the mirrors,bumper's you've noticed this, where 3M PPF is applied that is known to turn white after a few years, hence not recommended for white cars.
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It will not protect. It will remove the rust. Im having a live experiment in my house itself with a lock. Ive to WD40 it almost every three days due to the rains.
It seems that our mileages differ!

I suppose that anything that keeps moisture and air away from an iron or steel surface will protect against rust. My experience is that WD40 certainly does this, but not in the sense that it some sort of magic coating that lasts for ever. It is not, but it does protect while it lasts.
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I'm finding it very hard to maintain my White Audi in the Mumbai monsoon. This paint seems to be a stain magnet more than my other white cars.
Last month a bit of petrol overflowed on to the paint and it has left a yellowish stain near the petrol tank when looked closely. I tried rubbing compound, scratch remover, dishwasher soap etc on the affected area but it wouldn't go. None of my other white cars have ever stained with petrol overflow. Perhaps it's the 97 octane?
The mucky monsoon has also started leaving faint brownish stains in some patches. It requires a lot of scrubbing to get it out but yet it can be faintly seen.
Is there a solution to these stains? Perhaps a good strong car washing liquid soap that I should use?
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I'm finding it very hard to maintain my White Audi in the Mumbai monsoon. This paint seems to be a stain magnet more than my other white cars.
Last month a bit of petrol overflowed on to the paint and it has left a yellowish stain near the petrol tank when looked closely. I tried rubbing compound, scratch remover, dishwasher soap etc on the affected area but it wouldn't go. None of my other white cars have ever stained with petrol overflow. Perhaps it's the 97 octane?
The mucky monsoon has also started leaving faint brownish stains in some patches. It requires a lot of scrubbing to get it out but yet it can be faintly seen.
Is there a solution to these stains? Perhaps a good strong car washing liquid soap that I should use?

Get your car professionally detailed once at 3M or any other place where they use good brand products. There are many places who mix and match some cheap ingredients and call them their secret recipe. These can give you rich gloss but not protection.

After the detailing is done get yourself a good sealant. Apply two coats of it. Then no monsoon muck can harm your paint.
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Anybody from Hyderabad can tell me where I can purchase this.
You can get it from Ranigunj, General Bazaar. The shop next to Bosch outlet on the Ganji enterprises side has this
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You can get it from Ranigunj, General Bazaar. The shop next to Bosch outlet on the Ganji enterprises side has this
This comes in quite handy. I have been to this place and can procure one this weekend, Many thanks for the info.
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Is there a solution to these stains? Perhaps a good strong car washing liquid soap that I should use?
For a DIY at home, the Formula 1 Bug and TAR remover is a very nifty tool. Removes tar and stains with ease and gives a glossy finish as well.

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Formula-1-Bug...#ht_1343wt_906
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Bought Aquatech 100 Plus from trivandrum for 8800. Joint venture by me and a friend
Haven't seen the product yet. He has used and happy with the product. Only disappointing part is form washing is not so good. He had his own service center. Form wash is not as good as in service center.
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If the accessories are the same as I bought some years ago, it isn't really foam [?] washing at all, it is just a detergent dispenser, and, even for that, it is the weakest part of the kit.
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Bought Aquatech 100 Plus from trivandrum for 8800
Where did you get this from? This is 800/- more than what I was quoted from the Bosch dealer.
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