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Old 22nd October 2013, 18:03   #8026
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Guys need an information on. Last weekend my car's rear bumper got a kiss from a biker. Now there is tyre mark on rear bumper but no paint damages as such. How can I repair it?
Use a bit of polish with an applicator pad made our of microfibres. If I may suggest use motomax polish, is cheap and pretty effective. Don't rub agressively and just work it in with some
Medium pressure. You will have your bumper back to new.
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Old 22nd October 2013, 23:18   #8027
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I need help on the procedure to apply megs Ultimate Polish. What is understand is that it just needs to be applied with an applicator like we apply the wax and then has to be wiped off using a MF towel. I suppose the purpose of polish is to act as fillers before the wax is applied and it basically just forms a layer over the clear coat. Am I right here?

Secondly, I need suggestion regarding dealing with rough surface and very light scratches on the panels. My bike stood exposed while a car was being painted nearby so I think a thin layer of paint has settled down on the surface. How do I deal with it. I had once used the 3M's finesse-it II/III (I dont remember) to deal with a similar situation. I was informed at that time that its a very mild thing and wont affect the paint as it only takes off the settled dirt layers which dont come off with a wash. I had rubbed it and it had indeed worked! Is it a good alternative? And also, can anyone tell me what exactly was it that I had used because I have a very faint memory of it now.
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Thanks, will check it out. Any particular place you get it from? (Online though, considering you're in Bangalore ..)
You can contact ultimate detailerz. Thats where I picked it from. Though I don't know if they ship to other cities. Google for contact details
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I need help on the procedure to apply megs Ultimate Polish. What is understand is that it just needs to be applied with an applicator like we apply the wax and then has to be wiped off using a MF towel. I suppose the purpose of polish is to act as fillers before the wax is applied and it basically just forms a layer over the clear coat. Am I right here?

Secondly, I need suggestion regarding dealing with rough surface and very light scratches on the panels. My bike stood exposed while a car was being painted nearby so I think a thin layer of paint has settled down on the surface. How do I deal with it. I had once used the 3M's finesse-it II/III (I dont remember) to deal with a similar situation. I was informed at that time that its a very mild thing and wont affect the paint as it only takes off the settled dirt layers which dont come off with a wash. I had rubbed it and it had indeed worked! Is it a good alternative? And also, can anyone tell me what exactly was it that I had used because I have a very faint memory of it now.
UP has both polishing oils and minor cut - so yes, it is abrasive. If you are working by hand, UP is not a 'wipe on, wipe off' product. You do need to put in quite a lot of elbow grease.

thin layer of paint = paint overspray - you only option is to clay the bike using good quality clay. You may use nanoskin products too.

For light scratches, use Meg's scratchX before polishing and finally sealing with a wax/sealant.
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UP has both polishing oils and minor cut - so yes, it is abrasive. If you are working by hand, UP is not a 'wipe on, wipe off' product. You do need to put in quite a lot of elbow grease.

thin layer of paint = paint overspray - you only option is to clay the bike using good quality clay. You may use nanoskin products too.

For light scratches, use Meg's scratchX before polishing and finally sealing with a wax/sealant.
Thanks! So that basically means that I need to work with the UP using the applicator or MF without wiping it off to have the best effect?

Also, considering that it has minor cut so won't it take off the light scratches? Any experience with 3M's finesse it?
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Thanks! So that basically means that I need to work with the UP using the applicator or MF without wiping it off to have the best effect?

Also, considering that it has minor cut so won't it take off the light scratches? Any experience with 3M's finesse it?
A neatly folded MF towel, or a mf applicator is your best bet on 'working in' the product. When done, wipe with another fresh MF towel. If the scratches are very fine, they may be taken care of.
Unfortunately I have never used 3M's finesse it.
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Hey guys, am new to the detailing scene and this thread has really put a bug in me. I recently got a white ecosport and plan to keep it spic and span. I have already got myself a jopasu duster for daily dusting. Have ordered a amway car shampoo, some x-static microfibers and meg's nxt 2.0 paste. The car had a layer of wax when delivered which is starting to wear off. The showroom guys had, unfortunately, used the same wax on the windshield as well. I think the wax is peeling off now and is creating visibility issues. Want to get that away as well. Do you suggest using prill/vim liquid dish washers or the likes to get this away?
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Hey guys, am new to the detailing scene and this thread has really put a bug in me. I recently got a white ecosport and plan to keep it spic and span. I have already got myself a jopasu duster for daily dusting. Have ordered a amway car shampoo, some x-static microfibers and meg's nxt 2.0 paste. The car had a layer of wax when delivered which is starting to wear off. The showroom guys had, unfortunately, used the same wax on the windshield as well. I think the wax is peeling off now and is creating visibility issues. Want to get that away as well. Do you suggest using prill/vim liquid dish washers or the likes to get this away?
How do you know the wax is coming off. If it is peeling I don't think it was wax in the first place.

As it is a new car I think a session with clay will give you better results before using then wax. Clay will also help remove residual wax to an extent.
Please don't use pril/ vim liquid because they do have abrasives. And also tend to 'dry' paint. Instead go to a chemist and ask for IPA ( ISo propyl alcohol) a small bottle is enough. Dilute it and clean the paint with it. Will remove almost all the wax.
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Thanks. I probably used a wrong term. It's not peeling but the windshield has some white residues. The body is showing less beading of water now. The showroom guys claimed it was wax. Not sure what they used. Just FYI, I did not opt for teflon anyway. So chances are that it was some cheap wax that they applied. I was only thinking of using the dish washers for the windshield. Not really on paint anywhere else. Is it always preferred to remove the previous wax completely before applying a new layer?
With regards claying, how difficult a task is this? And can you point me to a cheap but good clay? Thanks again.
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Hey guys, am new to the detailing scene and this thread has really put a bug in me. I recently got a white ecosport and plan to keep it spic and span. I have already got myself a jopasu duster for daily dusting. Have ordered a amway car shampoo, some x-static microfibers and meg's nxt 2.0 paste. The car had a layer of wax when delivered which is starting to wear off. The showroom guys had, unfortunately, used the same wax on the windshield as well. I think the wax is peeling off now and is creating visibility issues. Want to get that away as well. Do you suggest using prill/vim liquid dish washers or the likes to get this away?
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Thanks. I probably used a wrong term. It's not peeling but the windshield has some white residues. The body is showing less beading of water now. The showroom guys claimed it was wax. Not sure what they used. Just FYI, I did not opt for teflon anyway. So chances are that it was some cheap wax that they applied. I was only thinking of using the dish washers for the windshield. Not really on paint anywhere else. Is it always preferred to remove the previous wax completely before applying a new layer?
With regards claying, how difficult a task is this? And can you point me to a cheap but good clay? Thanks again.
Welcome to tbhp! Where in Kolkata are you from?

You see - dishwashing liquid is used in the detailing industry to strip EVERYTHING off the car - don't do that unless you know what steps to do next.

As @torquecurve rightly said - use IPA to strip that 'wax' or whatever is it from your car. To get the dilution right - read this article:

http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...n-results.html

For a new car which might have gone through the ragtag buffers of the dealer, request you to inspect your paint carefully - preferably under the midday sun or using a LED torch. My assumption is that minor swirls would be there.

Next steps after stripping the old wax is to clean the paint and seal it (polishing may/may not be required on a new car).

use the 2 bucket method while washing, and get some UWW / ONR for mid wash upkeep sessions.

If you want to get clay, you can search autofresh.in - they should have some clay in stock and are reliable in terms of shipping. Or you can use the nanoskin clay alternative - like this - http://bringingbest.in/index.php?rou...product_id=156

Detailing is a dangerous addiction - tread cautiously !
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You see - dishwashing liquid is used in the detailing industry to strip EVERYTHING off the car - don't do that unless you know what steps to do next.

As @torquecurve rightly said - use IPA to strip that 'wax' or whatever is it from your car. To get the dilution right - read this article:

http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...n-results.html

For a new car which might have gone through the ragtag buffers of the dealer, request you to inspect your paint carefully - preferably under the midday sun or using a LED torch. My assumption is that minor swirls would be there.

Next steps after stripping the old wax is to clean the paint and seal it (polishing may/may not be required on a new car).
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I had applied collinite 845 and now I need to wash my car. It's quite dirty after a long trip. Should I just wash and apply UP followed by collinite or do I need to strip the previous layer of wax?

Another thing is, it's not possible for me to do the entire detailing in a single day as its quite exhausting. Now if I just wash the car or may be polish it the same day, I will be able to apply the wax the following day only! So the next day there would definitely be a layer of dust on the car which needs to be taken care of before applying the wax coat. How to clean this? I have the onr green one which has wax in it. I am not sure of using it because I have to apply collinite after onr anyway which also has the wax! I m confused. Help please
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I had applied collinite 845 and now I need to wash my car. It's quite dirty after a long trip. Should I just wash and apply UP followed by collinite or do I need to strip the previous layer of wax?

Another thing is, it's not possible for me to do the entire detailing in a single day as its quite exhausting. Now if I just wash the car or may be polish it the same day, I will be able to apply the wax the following day only! So the next day there would definitely be a layer of dust on the car which needs to be taken care of before applying the wax coat. How to clean this? I have the onr green one which has wax in it. I am not sure of using it because I have to apply collinite after onr anyway which also has the wax! I m confused. Help please
Do a normal 2 bucket wash (take care to use a ph neutral shampoo) and check the water beading. After drying, apply another coat of C845. No need of using UP.

For the 2nd question:

Day 1: wash with shampoo & dry. Clay if required. Paint correction (scratch / swirl removal). Wheel and tire clean & dress. Don't drive the car.
Day 2: water wash and dry. Polish. IPA wipedown. Seal. Wax.
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Welcome to tbhp! Where in Kolkata are you from?

You see - dishwashing liquid is used in the detailing industry to strip EVERYTHING off the car - don't do that unless you know what steps to do next.

Detailing is a dangerous addiction - tread cautiously !
Thanks blackasta! Those are some valuable inputs. I am based in Salt lake.
I will stay away from dish washers then. Let me look for IPA. Is claying the best way to get rid of swirl marks? Will do a thorough inspection tomorrow.
I sure need to be careful with this addiction. My back, with three collapsed discs, won't be very pleased.
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Thanks blackasta! Those are some valuable inputs. I am based in Salt lake.
I will stay away from dish washers then. Let me look for IPA. Is claying the best way to get rid of swirl marks? Will do a thorough inspection tomorrow.
I sure need to be careful with this addiction. My back, with three collapsed discs, won't be very pleased.
No - claying shall get rid of the bonded contaminants in your paint - micro pollens, paint overspray, dirt, sand etc.

For how to get rid of swirls - please read this post:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post3271248

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Claying followed by a polish like Meg's ultimate polish followed by a good wax should do the trick.
You can ask the bodyshop to machine polish the whole car. Most good bodyshops do this because otherwise the finish will differ in the freshly painted area and old paint.
Thanks. i will now have to see where i can get hold of aclay bar, seeing as i live in the backwoods.
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