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Old 27th June 2014, 16:00   #8686
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Unbelievable! Good to know that Scholl Concepts stand by their brand. The very fact that they interacted with you speaks volumes, most companies won't even bother.
True that! I myself was blown away when they replied back saying samples would be sent.

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Those waxes you got for free, retail over 100 pounds each. Are those panel pots? Please share detailed reviews of both the waxes.

Yup, 50ml panel pots. Will surely update once I try them. For now secured them in a safe place and will try once the monsoons are over.

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Old 27th June 2014, 20:20   #8687
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With the monsoons (finally!) entering Bengal, it sometimes drizzles, sometimes pours and is seldom dry in Kolkata.

As the rains started - The slushy road film, tire spray and rain on my windshield (which was uncoated) - made a mess of things whenever the wipers were on and started leaving visible marks which were both ugly and dangerous (reduced visibility at night).

So then I gave a long hard look to the Carpro Flyby30 kit which I had got like 6-7 months back but was yet to use, and finally decided that enough was enough - .....
[*]First used UWW (Ultima Waterless Wash) and a plain microfiber to remove the dirt and grime......Now the wait begins for 12 hours minimum before I can see the actual ]
Bro, I wash the windshield, only, with surf excel. Rinse. Total time 1 minute every morning. Been doing this for 30 years. Nothing else comes close to being cheap and effective
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Old 27th June 2014, 23:15   #8688
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@blackasta: Please try to avoid using Heat gun on the Windshield as you are bound to cause damage as you know windshield is made using 2 seperate layers bonded by a glue called Polyvinyl butyral (or PVB) which can melt if excessive heat is encountered normally this type of drying is done by infrared heaters. There are products which are room temperature curable with comparable performance.
How much heat is too much for the glue to get affected? The model I have ranges between 50-450 C. Recommended by carpro is 80C for 5 mins. I think I used at about 100C for 2 mins, that too 1-2 mins for the entire windshield area.
And think this may only be done once a year!

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Bro, I wash the windshield, only, with surf excel. Rinse. Total time 1 minute every morning. Been doing this for 30 years. Nothing else comes close to being cheap and effective
Please continue following your tried and tested method - nothing better than what works for you.
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Old 29th June 2014, 10:59   #8689
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My uncle drove down from Mangalore last evening. When I checked his Ritz this morning, the doors were decorated with tar and some really tough stains. I had bought Auto Finesse Oblitarate 2 weeks back but wasn't able to check that on my car since it didn't have any tar marks or tough stains. As soon as I saw my uncle's car, I thought of testing the Oblitarate. I started working on his car early morning before anyone got up.

The car's condition. Note that the splatter marks are not dirt but one of the toughest stain I have ever seen. No idea where all he takes his car:
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The Oblitarate:
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I just sprayed the Oblitarate and it immediately started acting:
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I took a small sponge and just moved it over the splattered stains just once very lightly without putting any pressure. All the tough stains just vanished.

The end result:
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I'm highly impressed with this product. The time taken by it to remove the tar and stains was just few seconds. The door was completely clean within a minute. I then rinsed using water. I used a face mask and black nitrile gloves before using it. Its very strong. After working on it, I just washed the car and silently went and slept. My uncle had a surprise when he got up .
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A question to those who use any waterless car wash:
What type of cloth do you use to wipe dry after spraying?
I find that the MF cloth is not that good in absorbing as a cotton towel because of which it leaves a wet trail.
Or shall I simply let it dry by itself after wiping with the MF and not worry about drying the surface completely.
For the records: I am using Proklear waterless wash and 3M Micro fiber cloth.
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What type of cloth do you use to wipe dry after spraying?
I haven't tried the waterless wash method yet but I use Meguiar's Water Magnet MF towel to dry the car after a car wash. The towel is very soft, textured and absorbent to a great extent. I wring the towel only once during the entire process. With a larger thicker one, you wouldn't have to do that either.
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A question to those who use any waterless car wash:
What type of cloth do you use to wipe dry after spraying?
Use a drying towel and pat dry.

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I find that the MF cloth is not that good in absorbing as a cotton towel because of which it leaves a wet trail.
Ideally you should use a drying aid with MF. Running dry MF on the paint is something which I am not comfortable with.

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Or shall I simply let it dry by itself after wiping with the MF and not worry about drying the surface completely.
For the records: I am using Proklear waterless wash and 3M Micro fiber cloth.
Use a wet MF and wipe off the excess. Works with ONR ( doesn't streak), if dilution ratio is correct and water used for soaking MF is RO water. Not sure about proklear as I have not used it yet.

Best bet is to get a QD like Sonax BSD or a spray wax like Optimum car wax, which you can use it as a drying aid while adding protection.
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Greetings!

Ran out of both QD of Meguiars and Spray wax of Pinnacle brought from abroad. What
options locally are value for money and sources please, thanks. The QD available
locally from 3M is only 473ml whereas abroad it is 912ml. The smaller one just lasts
2, 3 uses max for my Duster :(

Another quick question. Any way I can open these quick detailer spray bottles. Can be
useful. But found them hard to open, some kind of locking mechanism it looks like. Any
tips if someone tried before? Tnx n cheers
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After Scholls, the only other brand that blew my mind is Sonax! Been reading a lot about their products and recently tried one of their products. The BSD, Brilliant Shine Detailer. It's a very under rated product. The description says it's a quick detailer but after seeing the water beading effect from a quick detailer, I wonder what level their sealants would perform/protect. Few pics and you'll know what I mean

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After the Brilliant Shine Detailer, I am yet to try their Sealants the 'Extreme Protect + Shine Hybrid NPT' or the 'Polymer Net Shield'. Another amazing product that I am keen on trying is the 'Spotless' by Carpro.

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My uncle had a surprise when he got up.
One lucky uncle you got.

Amazing product! Where can I buy one? I use Formula 1 - Bug & Tar Remover. It is effective but not this easy to use. Would love to lay my hands on Oblitarate. Nice name too.
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Amazing product! Where can I buy one? I use Formula 1 - Bug & Tar Remover. It is effective but not this easy to use. Would love to lay my hands on Oblitarate. Nice name too.
I bought it from DetailedClean.in. Even Tar X is equally effective I believe. Haven't used it though. But Oblitarate is simply superb. Tar X comes with nice fragrance but Oblitarate smells really horrible. I highly recommend using it with face mask and gloves.

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Greetings!

Ran out of both QD of Meguiars and Spray wax of Pinnacle brought from abroad. What
options locally are value for money and sources please, thanks. The QD available
locally from 3M is only 473ml whereas abroad it is 912ml. The smaller one just lasts
2, 3 uses max for my Duster :(
check out www.autofresh.in, they carry megs qd.

check out www.detailedclean.in, they carry pinnacle range.

ps - not attached with any of these sites, just an end user.
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Will polishing of some sorts help remove fine scratches off the body of a car?
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Has anyone used Proklear waterless wash on their cars. I live in a very dusty place. Will cleaning with a Jopasu duster every day or two and using proklear once a week be OK for my car. I wonder if these waterless wash products damage the paint or coating in the long run.
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Has anyone used Proklear waterless wash on their cars. I live in a very dusty place.
I really believe that the more dusty your car gets, the more you need water.
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