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Old 25th October 2013, 23:19   #8041
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Thanks. i will now have to see where i can get hold of aclay bar, seeing as i live in the backwoods.
PM notorious - a member here. He has some at a decent price.
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I have taken possession of my Bullet just a few days back and I have just one requirement at the moment. How do I protect the color from scratches, because we indians have a strange habit if seeing by touching.

I know there are options like repainting etc, but stock is stock and I want to preserve the stock paint in all its glory. (irrepective of the quality offered). Yes, polishing is definitley great and it will give a longer life to the paint and the painted surface but how to protect it in the first place from scratches
Please advise of suitable alternatives.
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I have taken possession of my Bullet just a few days back and I have just one requirement at the moment. How do I protect the color from scratches, because we indians have a strange habit if seeing by touching. I know there are options like repainting etc, but stock is stock and I want to preserve the stock paint in all its glory. (irrepective of the quality offered). Yes, polishing is definitley great and it will give a longer life to the paint and the painted surface but how to protect it in the first place from scratches Please advise of suitable alternatives.
If it is brand new with minimal swirling then a clay session followed by a coat of sealant or collinite 845. Use a jopasu duster and quick detailer.

If minor swirling then use a clay follow it up with polish then collinite.
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If it is brand new with minimal swirling then a clay session followed by a coat of sealant or collinite 845. Use a jopasu duster and quick detailer.

If minor swirling then use a clay follow it up with polish then collinite.
Thank you torquecurve for attending to my Amun-Ra and giving it a more brighter and glossy finish. I must say that Amun-Ra looks more flamboyant now. While returning back to my place, not looking at the vast petrol tank, was in itself an herculean achievement.

Here are a couple of images that should highlight the great and appreciable work done by torquecurve.

Petrol tank before the coating :-

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The same tank after the coating, just one word "mindblowing-finish"

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Below images should definitely highlight the great detailing work performed on Amun-Ra.

The engine assembly

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The Petrol tank, under the trees (it is not to difficult to locate torquecurve and team over here)

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The front Mud-guard right after the three hour mission

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And below are two most royal images of a Royal Enfield Bullet. Dare not asked wifey to move out of the frame as she is in awe of the masterwork herself, so just adjusted the frames Still her reflection is there on the petrol tank.

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The MRF Zapper-C, should the company use this for promotion purpose (hehe)

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I would definitely say that it was a Sunday, well spent with the nice company of torquecurve and his colleagues. Along with a piece of art being created we were informed about the various nitty-gitties one should be looking into as well as the maintenance tips.

Thank you all...
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Impressive Results , What Was Used On Chrome Parts To Clean It ???
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^^ Great results. The beauty looks stunning. It's good that you have chosen to apply protection before the stock paint is perfectly intact.

@Torqcurve If you are available to conduct few more hand holding sessions, do let us know so that others also can gain some valuable knowledge from people like you.
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Guys,

I've got this tiny little pinhead white specks all over the windshield and on the A and B pillars of my car which are extremely tough to clean with regular soap water and cloth. I've tried using my nails to remove them but the attempt was futile.

I have no clue how they came to be. Has anyone experienced this before? What could have caused it? How do I get rid of them for good?
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Guys,

I've got this tiny little pinhead white specks all over the windshield and on the A and B pillars of my car which are extremely tough to clean with regular soap water and cloth. I've tried using my nails to remove them but the attempt was futile.

I have no clue how they came to be. Has anyone experienced this before? What could have caused it? How do I get rid of them for good?
Could be paint overspray. Do you know of any painting going on nearby where you park your car?
Best way to take care of them is claying. I don't think that's tar on your windshield, but still , you may also try TARX if claying doesn't take them out.
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Could be paint overspray. Do you know of any painting going on nearby where you park your car?
Best way to take care of them is claying. I don't think that's tar on your windshield, but still , you may also try TARX if claying doesn't take them out.
Thanks for the tip. I'm a complete newbie in car cleaning.

Not sure about any painting going on nearby. I had given my car for a wash and service and after I got it back these stubborn white specks suddenly cropped up a couple days later.

What's a good place to buy clay bars and TARX online? Any particular brands that you would recommend?
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Suggest... a razor blade held nearly flat against the glass. This should be quick and effective, with no need to buy any special product. Scotchbrite pad might well work too.

Scotch Guard Fabric Protector

On another topic, I have been looking for this for ages. Always told that it is not available in India, never saw it in Singapore ...until last week!

Now I have a can. I mean to get the interior professionally cleaned first, then I will spray the seat fabric, and see how it resists the usual dirt after that.

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Impressive Results , What Was Used On Chrome Parts To Clean It ???
The chrome (and other metal parts - except for the gearbox cover) had very little oxidation on it. Cleaned with a high concentration solution of car wash and then polished with nothing but a MF,water and some elbow grease. After that used a water base dressing to shine it up.

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^^ Great results. The beauty looks stunning. It's good that you have chosen to apply protection before the stock paint is perfectly intact.

@Torqcurve If you are available to conduct few more hand holding sessions, do let us know so that others also can gain some valuable knowledge from people like you.
The stock paint wasnt perfectly intact, did need claying and swirl removal.

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Guys,

I've got this tiny little pinhead white specks all over the windshield and on the A and B pillars of my car which are extremely tough to clean with regular soap water and cloth. I've tried using my nails to remove them but the attempt was futile.

I have no clue how they came to be. Has anyone experienced this before? What could have caused it? How do I get rid of them for good?
Try using Zorrik88 or WD40. Spray on, keep a tissue on it, wait for a about 30 seconds and rub off with the tissue.

Alternatively - for the glass you can use wool - yes wool. Make a wool ball, wet it with some diluted pril and scrub the glass. Dont use pressure. It will come off. For the paint however, dont use the pril. Use a wet wool ball and be gentle. Will take a bit of time but will come off.

If you buy clay- nothing like it though.

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Suggest... a razor blade held nearly flat against the glass. This should be quick and effective, with no need to buy any special product. Scotchbrite pad might well work too.

Scotchbrite pads have a sharper cut and may, if not used properly actually damage the glass and paint.

Scotch Guard Fabric Protector

On another topic, I have been looking for this for ages. Always told that it is not available in India, never saw it in Singapore ...until last week!

Now I have a can. I mean to get the interior professionally cleaned first, then I will spray the seat fabric, and see how it resists the usual dirt after that.
For scotchguard - please be careful with the use. Spray in as light as possible. Also use it in a high ventilated area.
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Thanks for the tip. I'm a complete newbie in car cleaning.

Not sure about any painting going on nearby. I had given my car for a wash and service and after I got it back these stubborn white specks suddenly cropped up a couple days later.

What's a good place to buy clay bars and TARX online? Any particular brands that you would recommend?
I guess they were doing some paintwork nearby in the service center and your car is coated with paint overspray.

TARX is itself a product from Carpro - read this review - http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...pro-tar-x.html

TARX is sold by greenzcarcare / bringingbest / other vendors.
You can get clay from here: http://www.autofresh.in/exterior-car...20-23295733777 or here http://www.autofresh.in/home/mothers...20-45055648457 or from other online stores (I am in no way associated with any of the mentioned stores - information provided FYI and not to influence)

Also please read this before claying: http://www.autogeek.net/detailing-clay-bar.html
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For scotchguard - please be careful with the use. Spray in as light as possible. Also use it in a high ventilated area.
Thanks. Yes, I plan to use sparingly, to do so with all car doors wide open and myself outside the car and, perhaps most important, to make sure that the car has aired for several hours afterwards, probably not driving it until the next day.

I hope the Scotchguard protects it from the dust that will get in while it's airing!
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Thanks. Yes, I plan to use sparingly, to do so with all car doors wide open and myself outside the car and, perhaps most important, to make sure that the car has aired for several hours afterwards, probably not driving it until the next day.

I hope the Scotchguard protects it from the dust that will get in while it's airing!
If I may suggest you could use old bed sheets and cover your windows ( one side only don't fold) and keep the windows rolled down. Overnight. This will keep all but the most fine dust out and allow it to air as well.
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Hmmm... good idea. I wonder if I could just put the cover. Might not be permeable enough, I suppose.
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