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Old 16th June 2009, 11:55   #856
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Hi Stefanm,

I have used Waxpol Dashboard polish on the bumpers of my Maruti-800 & they look fabulous after applying the polish, try that.

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Old 16th June 2009, 11:58   #857
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That Formula 1 car wash costs about 120 bucks in retail shops in J.C road , Mission road and is also available at National market.
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Hi Stefanm,

I have used Waxpol Dashboard polish on the bumpers of my Maruti-800 & they look fabulous after applying the polish, try that.
Will give that a try, it's easily available here in Goa.

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Your Formula 1 wash & wax botle seems to be genuine

how is it? Have you used F1 carnauba wax? How is this wash & wax as compared to F1 wax?
thanks , after washing with wash & wax liquid . it really gives that shine and smoothness. lasts for around 20 days when running . when not in use i cover my car.so i wash my car only ones a week.

no i have not used F1 carnauba wax.

here is the pic after washing my i10 with wash & wax.

A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide-i10-pics-008.jpg

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Doesn't wash and wax leave with an undesirable wax on your glasses too?
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Your Formula 1 wash & wax botle seems to be genuine

how is it? Have you used F1 carnauba wax? How is this wash & wax as compared to F1 wax?
Both are good! You can't really compare them, as they are different products. But if you are asking about the shine, then the Wash & Wax cannot be compared to the Carnuba Wax tin. The results from Carnuba Wax is definitely better. Wash & Wax is to be used between waxings to keep the car clean and retain the shine.

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Hi Stefanm,

I have used Waxpol Dashboard polish on the bumpers of my Maruti-800 & they look fabulous after applying the polish, try that.
Be careful - that polish is ment for indoor use only! Applying to exeriours may not be a good idea. Try F1 dashboard cleaner for that.
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Default D-i-y Scratch Removal And Waxing

guys
i need ur urgent help for a DIY job i am planning on my OHC for minor scratch removal and waxing

the process as i understand is as below

1) wash the car well to remove all greasy stains etc etc
2) use a particular type of emery paper to sand out fine scratches
3) use rubbing compound after usage of emery paper. use a machine based bufffer to apply the same
4) post this apply wax and rub the same using the machine based applicator
5) final clean up with some fine cloth

PLEASE ADD OR CORRECT MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROCESS ABOVE

lastly and MOST IMPORTANTLY I NEED PRODUCT RECOMENDATIONS FOR
1) car wash solution which can help in removing tough grease and tar marks
2) specification and brand of emery paper to be used for scratch removal
3) specs and brand of rubbing compound
4) specs and brand of polish
5) any other material to be used
6) brand of cloth to be used for final shine
7) can a regular drilling machine be used for this process by attaching a suitable applicator for the buffing process ?

i await your inputs before starting work and be rest assured that there will be a nice thread coming up on detailed DIY process for "cleaning up" a 8 year old car!
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guys
i need ur urgent help for a DIY job i am planning on my OHC for minor scratch removal and waxing

the process as i understand is as below
.......
2) use a particular type of emery paper to sand out fine scratches
.......


thanks
I am not so sure about the emery paper. I think emery paper is used only for preparing the body for a coat of paint.

Even the rubbing compound is to be used sparingly and rubbed on/off evenly else you will lose your coat of paint.


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I am not so sure about the emery paper. I think emery paper is used only for preparing the body for a coat of paint.

Even the rubbing compound is to be used sparingly and rubbed on/off evenly else you will lose your coat of paint.


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Yes, Emery paper will help if you want to remove the paint and start afresh. Even rubbing compound comes in different grades. Use a fine one and don't use too much force. Better do it with hand. I use 3M Finesse-it for mild scratches.
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I have seen the usage of emery paper in some youtube videos and also heard the 3M people mention that there is a particular grade of paper used to rub the scratch surface primarily to

1) remove the clear coat
2) even out minor scratches


guys - i await your replies on the other points raised.
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Has anyone used ABRO Wheel cleaner for alloys.?

Any updates, please.?

What application is most recommended for Alloy up-keep.?
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Old 17th June 2009, 14:18   #867
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Be careful - that polish is ment for indoor use only! Applying to exeriours may not be a good idea. Try F1 dashboard cleaner for that.

Thanks for the information, but i have been using it since 6 months untill now i didnt face any issues.

I will try out F1 Dashboard Cleaner also as you have recommended.

Cheers..!!
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I have seen the usage of emery paper in some youtube videos and also heard the 3M people mention that there is a particular grade of paper used to rub the scratch surface primarily to

1) remove the clear coat
2) even out minor scratches


guys - i await your replies on the other points raised.

Yes, there are very fine emery grades like 1500 or above which will not do much harm to the paint but from my experience, rubbing compound is enough for minor scratches.
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My car remains parked in open & I generally use car body cover at nights. Is it alright to continue using car cover during monsoon or should I stop it & let car remains open?
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Is it alright to continue using car cover during monsoon or should I stop it & let car remains open?
I'd say that its ok as long as you are not covering a damp car. If it has gotten wet, better leave it uncovered till it dries.
Also, make sure that you use a waterproof cover. A Tyvek cover would be good for this. There must be other options too.
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