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Old 28th August 2013, 18:45   #7831
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Any opinions/reviews on Armor All Easy Grip Sponge or similar? I normally use a wash mitt for car wash and now bought the easy grip sponge thinking it can trap and hold dust better than a mitt. I have not yet used it as I felt it is not so soft for use on a car. Any experiences of using a sponge and is it safe?
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Any opinions/reviews on Armor All Easy Grip Sponge or similar? I normally use a wash mitt for car wash and now bought the easy grip sponge thinking it can trap and hold dust better than a mitt. I have not yet used it as I felt it is not so soft for use on a car. Any experiences of using a sponge and is it safe?
I have a sponge like this supplied in one meguiar's kit.
Normally I use it for washing the running board area.
For the rest of the body I use microfiber wash mitten.
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Any opinions/reviews on Armor All Easy Grip Sponge or similar?
Though I have not used one. I think this sponge will cause minor scratches/swirls on the body.
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Though I have not used one. I think this sponge will cause minor scratches/swirls on the body.
Not really. Infact one should use a sponge for the dirtier parts of the car like the running boards as Blackasta mentioned. For all other areas use a good quality wash mitt. Swirls are caused in any case considering you are cleaning the dirtiest part of the car.
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Can anyone tell me which polish I can use on fibre parts of my bike. I've a 4 yr old black ZMA, and paint on one side of it's front fairing has faded. It's quite an eyesore. I already have Formula 1 liquid wax with me, and need to know which polish I can use.
Meguiars Ultimate Polish on a 7 year old ZMA, fiber sidepanel:

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Meguiars Ultimate Polish on a 7 year old ZMA, fiber sidepanel:

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Whoa! That looks awesome! Shall try the product.

This is the first time that I'm gonna use a detailing product (polish or wax), so it'd be of great help of you could just explain the procedure that you followed. Thanks in advance.
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Waxpol metal polish. Works remarkably well in Chrome and removes surface rust with ease.
Removal of rust is not a concern. Plating is new, protection of finish and its life is priority. Impression of fingers and water marks shouldn,t be there.
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Removal of rust is not a concern. Plating is new, protection of finish and its life is priority. Impression of fingers and water marks shouldn,t be there.
It will help in protection, I use it on my silencers and it lasts 3 weeks to a month. It is oil based hence won't wash off in rains. Leaves a slightly oily finish so finger marks might be left.

If finger marks are a concern, try and find Turtle Wax Chrome Polish. Water based so no oily film but wears off in rain.
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WD40 contains napththa which is chemically similar to Diesel/kerosene. WD-40 is very effective is removing tar so is diesel/kerosene. All are equally safe or harmful to the paint. Diesel/Kerosene costs a fraction of WD-40 .
Didn't know they had similar contents,thanks! However, my experience has been the opposite. I used diesel on the tar spots before trying WD-40, diesel did absolutely nothing even after leaving it for a few secs. WD-40 on the other hand began dissolving the tar instantly.
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Didn't know they had similar contents,thanks! However, my experience has been the opposite. I used diesel on the tar spots before trying WD-40, diesel did absolutely nothing even after leaving it for a few secs. WD-40 on the other hand began dissolving the tar instantly.
WD-40 contains Naphtha. Tar-X (a dedicated tar remover costing 4 times) also contains mainly naphtha and some limolene . Naphtha is a better solvent for tar compared to diesel. So you got better result. But diesel is cheap - cost nothing!!
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hi

I need suggestions on cleaning the carpet of my 800. The rainy season has taken its toll badly this time and insipte of using the newspapers and taking other precautions, the carpet of the driving side is quite soiled. Its quite a thick carpet (unlike the ones we see in today's cars) which came as OEM. its a light shade of blue so its all the more apparent.

How should i go about it?
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hi

I need suggestions on cleaning the carpet of my 800. The rainy season has taken its toll badly this time and insipte of using the newspapers and taking other precautions, the carpet of the driving side is quite soiled. Its quite a thick carpet (unlike the ones we see in today's cars) which came as OEM. its a light shade of blue so its all the more apparent.

How should i go about it?
Should have used all weather mats.
Carpets, once soiled, are quite difficult to bring back to their former glory.
Professional shampoo service might help.
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I need suggestions on cleaning the carpet of my 800. The rainy season has taken its toll badly this time and insipte of using the newspapers and taking other precautions, the carpet of the driving side is quite soiled. Its quite a thick carpet (unlike the ones we see in today's cars) which came as OEM. its a light shade of blue so its all the more apparent.

How should i go about it?
You can also try Scotch Brite Carpet Cleaner. Comes as a foam in aerosol can. Readily available in most upholstery shops like Floating Walls. I've used it with awesome results on my white carpet. All the best!
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You can also try Scotch Brite Carpet Cleaner. Comes as a foam in aerosol can. Readily available in most upholstery shops like Floating Walls. I've used it with awesome results on my white carpet. All the best!

Hey thanks for the suggestion. Is this thing available online anywhere? I am based in a small town so finding it here is next to impossible. And i did google it but not much luck

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Here you go , but cannot vouch for the site have never ordered from here..

http://www.bizbol.com/_biz/Product/d...947&bizId=1403

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Hey thanks for the suggestion. Is this thing available online anywhere? I am based in a small town so finding it here is next to impossible. And i did google it but not much luck

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