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Old 24th February 2015, 07:38   #9181
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My friend's Ritz has got some cement stains over the body, windshield and window glass. Some of these are actually more like small cement lumps frozen over
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Hi Harsh, would be more helpful if you could post some pictures of the cement stains.From what you describe it would be deposits of cement which would need to be scraped off the surface.

If the issue is because of the ac water and other stains dripping from buildings then vinegar and tissue paper will work.
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Old 24th February 2015, 08:17   #9182
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Hello detailing gurus, looking for a product which can be used to keep fabric upholstery clean. Something which can remove dirt and not so stubborn stains from light grey fabric.

Has anyone used Auto Finesse Total Interior Cleaner 500ml? Any reviews here?
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Old 24th February 2015, 08:51   #9183
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Guys, I was looking for the "Meguiar's Water Magnet Microfiber Cleaning Towel". Most of online stores(like ebay) are quoting around Rs 1200.

I have just bought the same from jazzmyride.com(http://www.jazzmyride.com/meguiars-c...er_name=magnet) for Rs 460.
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would be more helpful if you could post some pictures of the cement stains.
nirmaljusdoit , please refer attached pictures for the cement issue. What do you think?
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Old 24th February 2015, 12:33   #9185
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Hi all,
I am looking for an all purpose cleaner which can take care of beige coloured dashboard and leather seats of my car. After searching much on the net, I am confused between the following products:-
1. Formula 1 fragranced protectant
2. Autofresh All purpose cleaner
3. Meguiar's All purpose cleaner
4. Mother's Plastic Vinyl Leather
5. Car Pro PERL Coat
I am looking for the best VFM product that cleans the dirt and grime off my leather seats and also wipe aways dirt stains from dashboard.
Please help gurus��
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Shreyak
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Old 24th February 2015, 13:27   #9186
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please refer attached pictures for the cement issue.
BHPian sharma_sanjeevi faced same problem:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post1274025

Suggesion by Rudra Sen:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post1273317

Here is how it was done by BHPian sharma_sanjeevi
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I was able to remove the Cement Clot without any scratches on my Baby's (M800) roof.

For 3 days, i use to moisten the clot with a wet cloth placed on it, and today evening i tried to scrub the clot with flat plastic stick, and it went off with a light hand without even scratching the surface involving an effort that lasted merely for 15 minutes.

Then applied the rubbing compound, and the procedure which was suggested by Rudra Sir did the trick.

@Rudra Sir

Thanks for the Valuable suggestions, they did the trick in removing it without scratches, even then i applied the Rubbing Compound
Here is the result:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post1283237

For cement spots on glass, here is the advice from GTO
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Try mixing vinegar & water (50:50), apply generously and wait for a couple of minutes. It should become soft enough for you to scrape off easily.
Hope this will help.

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Old 25th February 2015, 19:35   #9187
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A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide-imageuploadedbyteambhp1424872928.539033.jpgPhew!! two months of research on this thread. Yes!! I read every single post till date. Now I am sure I can apply for PHD

Okay, here is my labor of love, took 2 days to detail. I hope you guys like it.

Will write a detailed post later as soon as I get some time. Cheers and thanks to everyone who contributed on this thread and my learning.
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Hello detailing gurus, looking for a product which can be used to keep fabric upholstery clean. Something which can remove dirt and not so stubborn stains from light grey fabric.

Has anyone used Auto Finesse Total Interior Cleaner 500ml? Any reviews here?
A better option would be an APC.
http://www.detailedclean.in/engine-a...pc-1-litre-135

This can be diluted with water to suit your needs and can be used for multitude of purposes.
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A better option would be an APC.
http://www.detailedclean.in/engine-a...pc-1-litre-135

This can be diluted with water to suit your needs and can be used for multitude of purposes.
That is definitely cheaper! The ratio is given as 7:1 for fabric and carpet deep cleaning. So, 7 liters for INR 1,100. Might be overkill though! I wouldn't use it anywhere else other than interiors.

And I would need to use a separate sprayer rt? How long will the diluted mix last? Have you used it? The Total Interior Cleaner is completely hassle free in that regard and will suit a lazy soul like me I guess.
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Attachment 1344380Phew!! two months of research on this thread. Yes!! I read every single post till date. Now I am sure I can apply for PHD

Okay, here is my labor of love, took 2 days to detail. I hope you guys like it.

Will write a detailed post later as soon as I get some time. Cheers and thanks to everyone who contributed on this thread and my learning.
@rishi - The wet look in a black car - Job very well done - Am sure that you will be a certified PRO eligible for a PHD

Do share the procedure and the products used
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Default will a wet and dry vaccuum cleaner clean upholster / car seats ?

Guys a quick Question.

Can a wet and dry vaccuum cleaner suck water from upholstery ?

If i spray soap-water/upholstery into the seat --> Agitate the soap with a hand brush --> then use a wet and dry vaccuum cleaner, will it have the same effect as a carpet extractor ?

logically yes - but i dont have a Wet and dry machine to try out.

Please help !!!
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Guys,

Have just purchased Abro Bug and Tar remover.

The instructions on the back label say that it shouldn't be used on the 'Automotive glass'.

Any specific reasons as to why it shouldn't be?

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Thanks. Is it safe to use on paint?
Absolutely but don't let the surface get dry once you spray it. Spray it, wait for a few minutes (slightly longer if the area is heavily soiled in tar) and use a wet sponge/microfiber cloth to wipe the surface.

PS: Posted the response in this thread since it is more relevant here.
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@rishi - The wet look in a black car - Job very well done - Am sure that you will be a certified PRO eligible for a PHD

Do share the procedure and the products used
Thanks csateesh. I used all BMW care products for wash, surface prep, polish and hard wax. I clayed using elastrofoam and after 48 hours gave a Pinnacle Black Label Synergy wax coat.

I have clicked tons of pics but due to my travel I have not been able to write. Will surely update soon.
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That is definitely cheaper! The ratio is given as 7:1 for fabric and carpet deep cleaning. So, 7 liters for INR 1,100. Might be overkill though! I wouldn't use it anywhere else other than interiors.

And I would need to use a separate sprayer rt? How long will the diluted mix last? Have you used it? The Total Interior Cleaner is completely hassle free in that regard and will suit a lazy soul like me I guess.
I would anyday suggest an APC for the interior than a interior cleaner because an interior cleaner cannot remove difficult stains.

Yes you will need a sprayer but that should not be difficult to find. Get a amway bottle with a sprayer . The bottle has dilution ratios mentioned.

You are getting a more powerful and versatile cleaner for the same money as interior cleaner. Choice is a no brainer

The diluted mix will last how long ever you keep it. I use Meguiars APC which comes in a gallon pack . APC is also hassle free . It is just in your mind that you feel it is complicated
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