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Old 11th August 2015, 12:22   #9376
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After my first experience with rotary polisher reported in this post,

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ml#post3752334 (A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide)

I had another go with the rotary polisher, this time, with an objective to remove medium swirls and light scratches. This time i used Poorboy's SSR 2.5, followed up by SSR 1 and then final layer of Meguiar's #26. Here are some of the un-edited pics from my mobile camera. Next, i need a good tyre dresser and trim restorer.
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Old 11th August 2015, 13:47   #9377
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Amazon cash back offer is a good opportunity to get some stuff.
My Formula 1 Wash and Wax concentrate got over after 3.5 years now (finally!)

I was satisfied with that product, though it does not probably preserve wax/ sealant coatings.
I am looking for a shampoo which can preseve the sealant or wax I apply.
I also have a bottle of Carpro Reset, but the cleaning power of that shampoo is simply disappointing.

Can someone suggest a couple of effective yet 'easy on the sealant' shampoos?

My cars are cleaned once every two weeks and are parked under a tree.
Shampoos which are easy on sealants
1. Ultima Paint guard wash-UPGW
2. Dodo juice born to be mild.

Both are excellent and have high dilution ratios. UPGW has dilution ratio of approx 1:400 and Dodo Juice BTBM is 1:800 .
Both of them create a mountain of suds which last long
I have BTBM and i would say it is a good one at preserving LSP.
Although there are many online reviews which rave about UPGW also. You cannot go wrong with either of them. Your choice

UPGW is available on eBay and on UltimateDetailerz website
Dodo juice is available on Huten.org. Somehow they do not show it as in stock.Drop a mail to info@huten.org and check with them.

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Dodo juice is available on Huten.org. Somehow they do not show it as in stock.Drop a mail to info@huten.org and check with them.
Just FYI: Dodo supernatural is available. I don't know how good/ bad it is.
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Can someone suggest a couple of effective yet 'easy on the sealant' shampoos?
My pick is Sonax Gloss Shampoo. Its probably the best consumer grade car shampoo out there and is wax/sealant safe.
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bought these from Lulu Mall Kochi, today. Will do the try out soon.
hope its not a duplicate stuff, got the importer hologram in pic 3
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Guys I need some advise on cleaning the windshield and windows on my car. I can not get rid of the wipe marks which are left behind after cleaning the glass. I first clear off the dirt using a Jopasu duster. Then I spray either the Proklear rinseless solution or Colin. After that I dry off using Microfiber cloths and/or clean lint free cotton cloths. But no matter how much I clean, there is always the wipe marks on the glass which is left behind. Newspapers give me the best result. But I am not very convinced if newspapers should be used. Any suggestions on what I may be doing wrong or what I should do?

Any suggestions on from where I can procure those wipers that the petrol pump attendants use. They do a damn good job too. There are few wipers available on amazon.in but user reviews are not too great.
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Friends, need your advice on how to mitigate fog developed on windshield while raining during driving. Is there any technique? This poses serious risk as fog blindfolds the windshield. Though I use AC settings, it is not effective. I am not sure whether I am right or not, need experts advice.
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Friends, need your advice on how to mitigate fog developed on windshield while raining during driving. Is there any technique? This poses serious risk as fog blindfolds the windshield. Though I use AC settings, it is not effective. I am not sure whether I am right or not, need experts advice.
You can try PROKLEAR Anti-Fog Defog System for Windshield - Defogger Spray

I got it from ebay.in and found it be useful.

Note: I am not related to seller/brand, just a happy customer.
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Old 21st August 2015, 10:32   #9384
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Guys I need some advise on cleaning the windshield and windows on my car. I can not get rid of the wipe marks which are left behind after cleaning the glass. I first clear off the dirt using a Jopasu duster. Then I spray either the Proklear rinseless solution or Colin. After that I dry off using Microfiber cloths and/or clean lint free cotton cloths. But no matter how much I clean, there is always the wipe marks on the glass which is left behind. Newspapers give me the best result. But I am not very convinced if newspapers should be used. Any suggestions on what I may be doing wrong or what I should do?

Any suggestions on from where I can procure those wipers that the petrol pump attendants use. They do a damn good job too. There are few wipers available on amazon.in but user reviews are not too great.
Get Scotch Brite squeegee. Does the job well.


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Friends, need your advice on how to mitigate fog developed on windshield while raining during driving. Is there any technique? This poses serious risk as fog blindfolds the windshield. Though I use AC settings, it is not effective. I am not sure whether I am right or not, need experts advice.

Pro klear anti fog is good but application is tricky. Apply less and there is hardly any effect. Apply more and the inside of the windshield will have streak even after wiping multiple times with clean microfibers.

Longevity is one week max
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Friends, need your advice on how to mitigate fog developed on windshield while raining during driving. Is there any technique? This poses serious risk as fog blindfolds the windshield. Though I use AC settings, it is not effective. I am not sure whether I am right or not, need experts advice.
Someone has recommended keeping lot of silica gel in pouches or socks inside the car.

I kept one small pouch of silica gel, but there are no rains here, so I cannot test.
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Friends, need your advice on how to mitigate fog developed on windshield while raining during driving. Is there any technique? This poses serious risk as fog blindfolds the windshield. Though I use AC settings, it is not effective. I am not sure whether I am right or not, need experts advice.
Is the fogging issue on the inner side or the outer side of the windshield. If on the inner side of windshield, directing the fresh air or AC towards the windshield would be helpful. If fogging is on the outside the windshield, wiper operation or directing the heater air to the windshield will help. Fogging will always be an issue as long as there is temperature difference between the cabin and outside. The trick is to find that one correct setting which will help in removing the fog instantly and prevent recurrences.

Check out this thread.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...-required.html (Foggy/Misty windshield-urgent help required)
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Friends, need your advice on how to mitigate fog developed on windshield while raining during driving. Is there any technique? This poses serious risk as fog blindfolds the windshield. Though I use AC settings, it is not effective. I am not sure whether I am right or not, need experts advice.
Direct cold air onto the windshield - Make sure the outer air knob/button turned on as it will not be effective if the AC is in re-circulation mode, reason being the vents near the windshield are used to intake air in Re-circ mode.
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Get Scotch Brite squeegee. Does the job well.
Thanks for your advise. Tried with the Scotch Brite squeegee today. Some improvement, but still leaves streaks and marks. Would switching over to 3M or Meguiar glass cleaner be helpful? Else I would go back to newspapers.
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Thanks for your advise. Tried with the Scotch Brite squeegee today. Some improvement, but still leaves streaks and marks. Would switching over to 3M or Meguiar glass cleaner be helpful? Else I would go back to newspapers.
Do a dry wipe with a clean microfiber after squeegeeing. It will clear all marks.
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My pick is Sonax Gloss Shampoo. Its probably the best consumer grade car shampoo out there and is wax/sealant safe.
Friends, is it possible to have a TEAM-BHP list of recommended car-care products? Everyone will have their favourite, but if it is at one place it will be great for us--at least for me. I tried going through several threads to find the best products, but could not get a clear idea. I did manage to jot down the following. But if everyone can decide on adding two products per category (and, if possible, mention where they can be brought), it will be fantastic.

1. Duster: Jopasu
2. Drying towel: Meguiar's Microfiber Water Magnet Drying Towel
3. Cloth: 3M Car Care Microfibre Cloth
4. Shampoo:
5. Tyre cleaner:
6. Waxing:
7. Cover:
8. Seat cleaner:
9. Dashboard cleaner:
10. Portable vaccum cleaner:

Thank you!
(p.s.: I am a bit late to adopting a hygiene regimen-hence pointers to how to wax thread etc will be helpful as well.)
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