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Old 15th January 2015, 06:43   #9091
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Motorcycle , it is doable. But try that on a car and you will not feel your arm for one week
Agreed without a doubt; but even on a car, if we try doing like one small section a day or may be starting with the most affected & working on the order of less difficulties (it will take nearly a month), we will be eventually there. Needs lot of patience though. I'm saying this as I've done this.

But certainly not worth owning a DA & compounds just for one time activity, unless one is looking for a business opportunity (which incase is worthy); may be taking it to a detailer will help
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You get most of the good sealants in India. So no point is getting what you get here from the US.

I would suggest you get this wax

http://www.autogeek.net/son1c-wax-carnaubavore.html

It is an awesome hand crafted wax which will give dazzling reflection, beading as well as protection. This product has rave reviews which you can read up and will truly be a unique wax in your detailing arsenal!
Took the plunge, ordered this from Autogeek, a friend would get it back here from US. This looks bitterly expansive but I guess my Audi would appreciate it

PS: Also ordered Klasse High Gloss Sealant from ebay India.
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Old 15th January 2015, 22:36   #9093
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Took the plunge, ordered this from Autogeek, a friend would get it back here from US. This looks bitterly expansive but I guess my Audi would appreciate it

PS: Also ordered Klasse High Gloss Sealant from ebay India.
Looks good.

Do you intend to do machine polishing?
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Looks good.

Do you intend to do machine polishing?
I have a battery Random Orbital but since I am not confident, I will stick to hand polishing.

If there is another detailing enthu in Delhi or Noida then this is shout out for them for help.
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I plan to lap up coats of Klasse AIO, Klasse Glaze Sealant and top them off with Collinite 845 in my new Pearl White Storme. I will use my hands and elbow grease.

I did the baggy test and the surface seems clean. Few questions:

1. Can i apply KSG right after KAIO? Is there any time needed between these 2 coats?

2. Everyone advices to give a 8-12 hour curing time after KAIO and before 845 - during this period if i use the car for daily drive, can i use Jopasu and QD to remove the minute dust that accumulates during the day and use 845?
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I plan to lap up coats of Klasse AIO, Klasse Glaze Sealant and top them off with Collinite 845 in my new Pearl White Storme. I will use my hands and elbow grease.

I did the baggy test and the surface seems clean. Few questions:

1. Can i apply KSG right after KAIO? Is there any time needed between these 2 coats?

2. Everyone advices to give a 8-12 hour curing time after KAIO and before 845 - during this period if i use the car for daily drive, can i use Jopasu and QD to remove the minute dust that accumulates during the day and use 845?
1. Yes, you can. No problem.

2. You mean KSG? Yes you can use the car. But do a rinse less wash before applying 845
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1. Yes, you can. No problem.

2. You mean KSG? Yes you can use the car. But do a rinse less wash before applying 845
Thanks Sagar. One final question?

Since mine is a new car with a pristine paint, do i need to apply AIO or can directly go to KSG and 845
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Thanks Sagar. One final question?

Since mine is a new car with a pristine paint, do i need to apply AIO or can directly go to KSG and 845
I would recommend KAIO followed by 2 coats of KSG with 8 hours between coats and Collinite after another 8 hours or a week whichever is convenient

KAIO + KSG is a system which acts in synergy . So it is always recommended to use them in pairs.

Another famous pair is Black Fire gloss enhancing polish + Blackfire wet diamond sealant
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1. Yes, you can. No problem.

2. You mean KSG? Yes you can use the car. But do a rinse less wash before applying 845
Sagar, are you saying that between AIO and KSG there should be a gap of 8-12 hours?

Another question to all, has anyone tried ceramic coating? Your feedback would be much appreciated. I ordered a very expansive ceramic coating "Pinnacle Black Label diamond surface coating" and Pinnacle Black Label synergy wax to top-coat it. Any feedback and experience sharing would help.

Also, any member with DA polisher offering help with paint prep for this expansive experiment is most welcome

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Sagar, are you saying that between AIO and KSG there should be a gap of 8-12 hours?

Another question to all, has anyone tried ceramic coating? Your feedback would be much appreciated. I ordered a very expansive ceramic coating "Pinnacle Black Label diamond surface coating" and Pinnacle Black Label synergy wax to top-coat it. Any feedback and experience sharing would help.

Also, any member with DA polisher offering help with paint prep for this expansive experiment is most welcome
No Rishi, betwen AIO and KSG there need not be any gap. Gap is between two or more coats of KSG
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Which is the best rubbing compound one car use to remove scratches? Have tried scratch removers before but they don't work as well.
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Which is the best rubbing compound one car use to remove scratches?
Hi,

I was about to post the same question. Right now confused between Meguiars Scratch X 2.0 and Formula 1 Scratch out. Megs is quite costly around 1K whereas F1 costs in the range of 300 bucks.

Reading the posts on this thread regarding scratch removal, many suggested to take help of good detailers like 3M. Waiting for experts to respond.
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Which is the best rubbing compound one car use to remove scratches? Have tried scratch removers before but they don't work as well.
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Hi,

I was about to post the same question. Right now confused between Meguiars Scratch X 2.0 and Formula 1 Scratch out. Megs is quite costly around 1K whereas F1 costs in the range of 300 bucks.

Reading the posts on this thread regarding scratch removal, many suggested to take help of good detailers like 3M. Waiting for experts to respond.
There is one one compound which will work . Of course , if you get the most aggressive compound then you can cover all the scratches but you will be abrading the clear coat more than what was required.

For minor scratches , this thing works

http://www.ebay.in/itm/like/131358816421

Check local hardware stores. They also carry this product. Very famous with local car painter and body shop guys.
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Which is the best rubbing compound one car use to remove scratches? Have tried scratch removers before but they don't work as well.
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Hi,

I was about to post the same question. Right now confused between Meguiars Scratch X 2.0 and Formula 1 Scratch out. Megs is quite costly around 1K whereas F1 costs in the range of 300 bucks.

Reading the posts on this thread regarding scratch removal, many suggested to take help of good detailers like 3M. Waiting for experts to respond.
I have got pretty good experience using Quixx scratch remover
http://www.amazon.com/Quixx-00070-US.../dp/B000UVUAFO

I am not sure where I got this product from in India, three years ago, but I have still not run out of the liquid in the tubes so I have not bothered to look around for anything else.

The product can lighten the surface scratches quite well. If you are in Pune, I would be happy to put it to work on your cars.

Edit: It comes with sandpaper for wet sanding as well. That is more aggressive and to be used only if the results are not satisfactory with the two liquids.

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For minor scratches , this thing works
Thanks mate for the suggestion. I hope this product will be available at 3M outlets.

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I have got pretty good experience using Quixx scratch remover
Thanks for the suggestion.

A general question - Should the compund be applied directly and buffed with a MF towel or do I have to sand paper the area first before application of the suggested compound. The area in question is in the post where I asked the question earlier and contains the pic with damaged section.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post3614109
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