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Old 26th August 2015, 19:30   #9391
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Do a dry wipe with a clean microfiber after squeegeeing. It will clear all marks.
Followed this advise and getting a more clearer windshield now. Thanks! I am getting better
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Going to be a super weekend cleaning and detailing the car .
I know the clay bar is missing from the list but before that need to get more information on using it correctly .
I would get my pro klear glass coat and interior detailer before the weekend.
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I know the clay bar is missing from the list but before that need to get more information on using it correctly .
All the best and do share the outcome. However, what you are missing is a very important part of detailing. Do get a clay, using it is no big deal. Get something like Elastofoam, you should be all set. I would say, claying is the most important part of detailing.

Remember all that matters is the prep .
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I have been using following products
1. Duster: Jopasu
2. Drying towel: Meguiar's Microfiber Water Magnet Drying Towel
3. MF Towel: Jopasu MF Towel
4. Shampoo: Sonax Gloss Shampoo
5. Wax: Meguiar's Ulitimate Quick wax
6. Wash mitt: Meguiar's Microfiber Wash Mitt
7. Waterless Wash: Ultima Waterless Wash Plus Co ncentrate
8. Sealant: Ultima Paint Guard Plus
9. Windshield Wash Concentrate: ProKlear WWC
10. Anti-glare windshield: ProKlear NGS Nano Glass sealanat
11. Clay: Elastrofoam Clay Sponge
How about a VFM and beginner friendly list having less products/steps for optimum results which takes less effort and time ? Thanks !
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How about a VFM and beginner friendly list having less products/steps for optimum results which takes less effort and time ? Thanks !
Daily cleaning:
Items required
- Jopasu Duster
Procedure:
- Use the Jopasu Duster to wipe the dust which hardly takes 3 minutes.

Weekly cleaning:
Items required
- Sonax Gloss Shampoo
- Meguiar's Microfiber Wash Mitt
- Meguiar's Microfiber Water Magnet Drying Towel
- Jopasu MF Towel
Procedure:
- "Two bucket wash" using the Shampoo and Wash Mitt.
- Dry the car using the "Drying towel".
- Wipe the car using the dry MF Towel.
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Very interesting product IMO. Got the 8 liter manual pump washer a month ago and its perfect for my needs.
Small question, can I just pump the empty can to release high pressure air to clean the interiors like carpet and such

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Small question, can I just pump the empty can to release high pressure air to clean the interiors like carpet and such

Don't think it would work for high pressure air cleaning. A good home vacuum cleaner / powerful car vacuum cleaner would do the carpet cleaning job well.
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Can you guys recommend a high pressure air compressor that I can use to fill my tires, clean the interiors and as well clean my computer.

Basically I am looking for something like this
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Can you guys recommend a high pressure air compressor that I can use to fill my tires, clean the interiors and as well clean my computer.

Basically I am looking for something like this
Get an air compresser with cylinder of your required size. Get a hose and trigger gun and you are good to go!


Its the same thing the local tyre wallas use to fill the tyre with air. Just the end connector is different. In this case its a gun with trigger instead of the press valve.
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BTW if any body interested.Groupon is having a sale on couple car cleaning stuff

http://www.autofurnish.com/autofurnish-car-cleaner-portable-automatic-car-washer-12v

http://products.groupon.co.in/deals/...79dd21ed9f03fa

http://products.groupon.co.in/deals/...b9ca51198334ce

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Team, this is brilliant thread to keep our beloved cars spick and span, 600+ pages
I am the owner of new GT and it's a white in color. White= spend more time and money to make it look white always, so the preparation has begun.


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I have been using following products
1. Duster: Jopasu
2. Drying towel: Meguiar's Microfiber Water Magnet Drying Towel
3. MF Towel: Jopasu MF Towel
4. Shampoo: Sonax Gloss Shampoo
5. Wax: Meguiar's Ulitimate Quick wax
6. Wash mitt: Meguiar's Microfiber Wash Mitt
7. Waterless Wash: Ultima Waterless Wash Plus Co ncentrate
8. Sealant: Ultima Paint Guard Plus
9. Windshield Wash Concentrate: ProKlear WWC
10. Anti-glare windshield: ProKlear NGS Nano Glass sealanat
11. Clay: Elastrofoam Clay Sponge
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Daily cleaning:
Items required
- Jopasu Duster
Procedure:
- Use the Jopasu Duster to wipe the dust which hardly takes 3 minutes.

Weekly cleaning:
Items required
- Sonax Gloss Shampoo
- Meguiar's Microfiber Wash Mitt
- Meguiar's Microfiber Water Magnet Drying Towel
- Jopasu MF Towel
Procedure:
- "Two bucket wash" using the Shampoo and Wash Mitt.
- Dry the car using the "Drying towel".
- Wipe the car using the dry MF Towel.
Your list is great help, thank you. I had great results using Sonax gloss shampoo of my previous car so I continue to use that. Couple of questions, what do you recommend for cleaning dashboard ? I am one of those who would like to keep car interior specially dashboard clean and dust free always or I would never enjoy the drive. And, secondly any brand of car cover you recommend ? I have had bad experience with my previous car covers. So a good car cover should do just that 'cover' the car not damage external paint. Any pointers on this would be great help, thanks.
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Cross posting from the other thread.

Couple of queries on waterless wash. How easy/hard are they on the paint? Would a wash using these once or twice a week cause any damage on the paint?

What would the experts recommend between these two: Optimum no rinse wash and shine or Optimum no rinse wash and wax?
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Luxor Nano Clean --- for glass.

Bought this stuff just because it was what was available and... it is amazing!

It not only gets the glass very clean, fairly easily, but also the nano thing seems real: the surface seems to reject dirt, making it easier to clean the next time, and water runs off easily.

deduct a point for slight wiper smear --- but this is as good as as some of the stuff that I used years ago that took actual hard work to apply. This doesn't take any hard work at all: just wipe off!

a need, please... My car silicone blade/squeegee is coming apart, and when I google, all I can find is stuff from China. Must be available somewhere here online?

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a need, please... My car silicone blade/squeegee is coming apart, and when I google, all I can find is stuff from China. Must be available somewhere here online?
I use this

http://www.amazon.in/Scotch-Brite-IE...1V72YNADZFAJXV

The blade is a tiny bit small, wish it was bigger. Other than that, it does the job well.
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Cross posting from the other thread.

Couple of queries on waterless wash. How easy/hard are they on the paint? Would a wash using these once or twice a week cause any damage on the paint?
Depends on the methods, the products on their own work well and many of us have been using it for years with good results.

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What would the experts recommend between these two: Optimum no rinse wash and shine or Optimum no rinse wash and wax?
Of two, I would pick wash and shine anyday.
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