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Old 28th January 2015, 20:59   #9121
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The only brands I get over here is Amway, DuPont (dunno original or fake) Wurth. Some distance away (400 kms round trip) a detailing shop has opened and they stock Meguiar products. Is it worth going there and spend some Rs. 4000/5000? How many times would I require to do this. Sadly, the words they utter is teflon.

I want paint protection now enhancement at later stage, please advise accordingly.
Swirls are unavoidable in our conditions. At best, we can prevent deeper swirls. As for products,you don't have to go anywhere,they can be ordered to your doorstep. I suggest trying:

detailedclean.in (Autofinesse,Blackfire)
greenz car care
ultimate detailerz (Car Pro,Ultima,Sonus,Klasse)
keystone enterprises (Has stock of Meguiars products)
ebay.in
bringingbest.in

I've bought from all the sites mentioned above,and have had a satisfactory experience with them all. If you want paint protection,you can choose from-wax,sealant or coatings. The best option is sealant since coatings will need some professional help in application.

I had a black car and used-Blackfire wet diamond and Gloss enhancing polish for the very first time I saw minor swirls. I started by claying,polishing and used a sealant in the end. You can check the results and detailed explanation of the process here:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post2871743
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Old 29th January 2015, 09:11   #9122
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I have a black SUV and I am starting to notice swirl marks. The SUV is not even 2 months young. Sadly, at the place where I stay, even when parked in garage, the car attracts dust. It has shaded parking (It faces sun between 2 pm till sun goes down for the front or rear portion depending on which side I park, hence I rotate every few days) While washing (either myself or by the car wash guy) I use clean cloth I do not dust the car, rather wash it. I still find swirl marks

The only brands I get over here is Amway, DuPont (dunno original or fake) Wurth. Some distance away (400 kms round trip) a detailing shop has opened and they stock Meguiar products. Is it worth going there and spend some Rs. 4000/5000? How many times would I require to do this. Sadly, the words they utter is teflon.

I want paint protection now enhancement at later stage, please advise accordingly.
sheel if you have the time and patience then pick up the meguiar products and do the detailing yourself. Requires hordes of elbow grease , but trust me it's worth the pain. Detail your car over a 2 day schedule.
I just did the same with my 5 year old Scorpio, spent close to 8 hours over a Saturday and Sunday and finished the job. If the swirls are too prominent you will need to take it to a professional detailer.

I brought most of the detailing products online from autofresh.in. You can call up these folks and check if they ship to where you live.

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I want paint protection now enhancement at later stage, please advise accordingly.
You might want to try this product .
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Old 29th January 2015, 10:20   #9123
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Not sure if this link was posted here before but here goes. An Audi RS4 detailed to bits with an excellent write-up, WIP photographs and detailed descriptions of the products that were used. Worth a look IMO.

Detailing World UK

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Old 29th January 2015, 12:31   #9124
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.... While washing (either myself or by the car wash guy) I use clean cloth I do not dust the car, rather wash it. I still find swirl marks
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That is the part where the swirl marks come in.
Do you have a pressure washer by any chance? If yes, use that. The less amount of touching with cloth that your car would get, the better it is.

After applying wax/ sealant, I have noticed that a pressure wash with a simple pipe is enough to get rid of 99% of the stuff that falls from the trees. If it is just dust, then it is simpler for it to get washed off (unless you drive in rains).

I have tried Ultima Paint Guard Plus (buy) and it seems to do a good job for the roof, but not so much for the boot lid (I need to try that again).
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I brought most of the detailing products online from autofresh.in. You can call up these folks and check if they ship to where you live..
How are these?

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Your said product isn't showing up in my browser, please provide a different link.

EDIT: I can't seem to purchase these even via debit card option :( Seems I will have to go some distance away or get it done locally using 3M & Wurth products.

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Old 30th January 2015, 07:36   #9126
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Your said product isn't showing up in my browser, please provide a different link.
I used the Meguiar's Ultimate Quick wax Spray and its pretty good. The link I posted earlier was the Sonus ION Coating for paint protection.

Here : http://www.ebay.in/itm/Sonus-ION-Coa...item418f66caf8

In case you plan to detail the car yourself, get an APC too. I used the PROKLEAR RAW Xtreme Rinseless APC available here http://www.ebay.in/itm/161324078272?...84.m1423.l2649 .
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Planning to do detailing session on my Ford Classic (Diamond White) in the coming week. Thinking about going for a sealant and polish this time. Steps I intend to do:

i. Clean with Jopasu Duster
ii. Shampoo wash with Amway car wash and dry
iii. Clay with Elastrofoam
iv. Apply Meg's Ultimate Polish (UP) using Lake Country Orange Pad
v. Apply 3 coats of Ultima Paint Guard Plus (with 45 minutes curing time)
vi. Top up with a single layer of Optimum Car Wax (OCW)

Any modifications required? Using the UP with orange pad to remove the existing layers of OCW as the Elastrofoam claims that it won't strip off the wax coating.
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Old 30th January 2015, 13:17   #9128
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Can experts suggest how to wash the car like this?

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v. Apply 3 coats of Ultima Paint Guard Plus (with 45 minutes curing time)
vi. Top up with a single layer of Optimum Car Wax (OCW)
Request you to post before and after pics, once you are done with the detailing session.

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Old 30th January 2015, 14:08   #9129
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Can experts suggest how to wash the car like this?
You need
  • Powerful Pressure washer
  • Snow foam Lance
  • Snow foam

pics of my car with same stuff. sorry for the sad pics

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@ Sheel

For temporary / quick fix, you could try Poor Boy's black hole. Can be used both by hand or by DA polisher.

Permanent of course would be the going compound way with the usual steps of finishing involved.
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  • Snow foam
Thanks SunnyBoi, Which pressure wahser, Snow Foam Lance and Snow Foam you use or suggest?

Can this be done with Bosch Aquatak 100 (comes with Flexi Jet Lance)?

How about CarPro Iron X Snow Soap?
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Planning to do detailing session on my Ford Classic (Diamond White) in the coming week. Thinking about going for a sealant and polish this time. Steps I intend to do:

i. Clean with Jopasu Duster
ii. Shampoo wash with Amway car wash and dry
iii. Clay with Elastrofoam
iv. Apply Meg's Ultimate Polish (UP) using Lake Country Orange Pad
v. Apply 3 coats of Ultima Paint Guard Plus (with 45 minutes curing time)
vi. Top up with a single layer of Optimum Car Wax (OCW)

Any modifications required? Using the UP with orange pad to remove the existing layers of OCW as the Elastrofoam claims that it won't strip off the wax coating.
Personally I would skip step 1 when I'm shampoo washing. To start with, I pour water to drain away dust and then start the wash. Jopasu is used when I do a waterless wash with Proklear.
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Thanks SunnyBoi, Which pressure wahser, Snow Foam Lance and Snow Foam you use or suggest?

Can this be done with Bosch Aquatak 100 (comes with Flexi Jet Lance)?

How about CarPro Iron X Snow Soap?
The Bosch should be good enough. You;ll need a snow foam with a Bosch attachment similar to the one below

http://www.detailedclean.in/washing-...ch-fitting-129

The CarPro IronX Snow foam is a good choice.
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How are these?

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2

Your said product isn't showing up in my browser, please provide a different link.

EDIT: I can't seem to purchase these even via debit card option :( Seems I will have to go some distance away or get it done locally using 3M & Wurth products.
I use the first one. Check out my earlier post.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ml#post3579671 (All about Car Waxes & Sealants)
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Did the yearly detail on the palio!

Process:

Wash
Clay
Compound
Polish
Jewel
Wolf's Chemicals Body Wrap coating

whole car clayed and decontaminated. There was severe paint overspray on all panels since a car was being repainted next booth when car went for service 2 weeks back.

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Wet sanding the hood, fender and bumper. These were repainted 2 months ago.

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Hood wet sanded and compounded

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Compounded the roof as well. Got bored of Gtechniq C1 ( applied in Aug 2013,, was still going strong)

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Fender sanded and compounded

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C Pillar compounded

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Left side post compounding

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Fender post polishing

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Hood post polishing

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Hood after Body Wrap

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Fender before

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Fender after. Shows you what a massive difference the wet sanding has made.

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Sorry for the sad pics, it was a non stop detail from 7AM to 9.30PM, I was super tired and just wanted to finish it in a day. Will post better pics when I take it out
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