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Old 20th August 2016, 04:43   #9901
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If you want a sealant that is an easy to use spray then Optimum Opti Seal is good.
Where did you source Optimum Opti Seal from? Its "sold out" on most of the sites i buy from online
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Old 20th August 2016, 09:44   #9902
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Hi friends. I have a 1st gen. pearl white i20. I wash my car once a week and my supplies are running out. I am looking for a high gloss car shampoo. Any pointers and links would be of great help.
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How is your experience with the Chemical guys products? I am interested in their wash mitts, some brushes & shampoo
The products are fantastic and worth every penny. Especially the extreme wash and wax. Does a great job. Though I got them at dirt cheap prices. For brushes, I find them overpriced.
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Where did you source Optimum Opti Seal from? Its "sold out" on most of the sites i buy from online
Dear Nova, Opti seal is available at this link - https://www.greenzcarcare.com/collec...imum-opti-seal

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Hi friends. I have a 1st gen. pearl white i20. I wash my car once a week and my supplies are running out. I am looking for a high gloss car shampoo. Any pointers and links would be of great help.
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Dear Akib, a few posts back I mentioned 2-3 shampoos. You can go for any of them. I have personal experience with Meguiars NXT car wash and it is really good. I see a definite shine on my red car post a good wash. Now as I see you wash your car weekly then may like to go for a more value for money product. You can also check Sonax high gloss which is also good and available at more competitive rate.

I've read that washing the car too frequently is also not good until unless it gets too dirty. Like for example I wash my red car on a monthly basis with weekly dose of waterless products like Optimum No rinse (or ONR the green one) - wash and wax. And this really gives a nice shine to my red car. I love this product. On a daily basis I use Jopasu duster and religiously like to cover my car while it is parked.

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Hi friends. I have a 1st gen. pearl white i20. I wash my car once a week and my supplies are running out. I am looking for a high gloss car shampoo. Any pointers and links would be of great help.
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Worth getting Sonax Gloss Shampoo. Its available on many websites or check out carpowergrid.com for price.
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Need some Help!A typical Head vs Heart issue.

Products in question
1.Meguiars NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 Paste
2.Formula One Carnauba Car wax

Head: Don't buy the Tech wax
Heart:But It's a silicone based synthetic wax.
Head:Have you seen the price!?
Heart:It's a Meguiar's Product. You pay For a superior product.
Head:You've been using the Formula one carnauba wax for so many years, You're
(very)happy with the results!
Heart: yeah but the Tech wax is silicone based. Should give a better sheen,better water beading and better overall protection
Head:You can buy 3 Formula one wax boxes for 1 Tech wax!!

My Current Status regarding this situation-

Heres my dilemma.Which is really better? Do i stick with the carnauba wax or go in guns blazing and get the Tech Wax?? IS the Tech Wax really worth the extra money?

Suggestions Please!
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Old 21st August 2016, 08:27   #9907
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Heres my dilemma.Which is really better? Do i stick with the carnauba wax or go in guns blazing and get the Tech Wax?? IS the Tech Wax really worth the extra money?

Suggestions Please!
This is exactly my doubt !
And the response I get from learned people here is that you wont find genuine formula wax - lot of cheap fake stuff in market. Second answer you would get it, that 1700rs worth of Tech Wax would last you at least 4 cycles - turns out cheaper


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How about this one ?

https://www.greenzcarcare.com/collec...ant=6179875461

Worth buying ? Because it looks super easy to apply and remove.

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Guys, a question !

If I buy both Optimum Opti-Seal and Optimum Car Wax, which needs to be applied first ?

Or maybe applying both is an overkill, and one would do ?

https://www.greenzcarcare.com/collec...nt=10334071301

https://www.greenzcarcare.com/collec...ant=6179875461
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Unable to edit the last post, maybe mods can merge both.

In continuation of above message,any feedback on following couple of options >

https://www.carpowergrid.com/sonax-h...loth-exterior/

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http://www.amazon.in/Meguiars-Ultima...ywords=meguiar
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, that 1700rs worth of Tech Wax would last you at least 4 cycles - turns out cheaper
Four sessions with the Tech Wax would leave you with a still-nearly-full tin! Really, a little goes a long way. A very looooooooong way! The easiest mistake is to put too much: the only result is creating harder work buffing it off.

I had a full tin, which had sat unused on the shelf for a long time. It had been in the flood water. I lost far more wax getting rid of the layer of crud that had got into the can than I have used polishing the car twice, and there is still heaps left.
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Need some Help!A typical Head vs Heart issue.

Do i stick with the carnauba wax or go in guns blazing and get the Tech Wax?? IS the Tech Wax really worth the extra money
F1 wax (if you get the real thing) v/s Meg's Tech Wax? There's no comparison. Trust me, I have a bunch of waxes and Tech Wax is among the top 4.

Synthetic waxes like Meg's Tech Wax, Ultimate wax (and Mothers synthetic) are actually sealants.

You can actually add a layer of Carnauba wax for e.g. Meg's Gold Class Carnauba or my favourite, one of Collinite's products - 845. And if you are willing to spend more and work those arms a coating of 476. I don't want to consider 915 into this mix as it is even more expensive.

But make sure you clay (and even polish) your car before applying!!

A coating of good quality wax last 4-6 weeks in this country after which you need to reapply.

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Unable to edit the last post, maybe mods can merge both.

In continuation of above message,any feedback on following couple of options >

https://www.carpowergrid.com/sonax-h...loth-exterior/

OR

http://www.amazon.in/Meguiars-Ultima...ywords=meguiar
I have the ultimate quik wax from megs, and im not impressed with the product. As a sealant perhaps it does a fair job, but i dont get any improvement in the shine per se
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Can anyone suggest a good APC? I am looking at Auto Finesse Verso but unsure regarding the dilution and value compared to Amway LOC. I would prefer an all rounder which would work for interior as well.
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Can anyone suggest a good APC? I am looking at Auto Finesse Verso but unsure regarding the dilution and value compared to Amway LOC. I would prefer an all rounder which would work for interior as well.
You can use verso at 5:1 dilution - I do the same and it works pretty well.
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I have a question on next steps on scratch removal on my Swift dzire. I have accumulated scratch on the car side, due to misjudging a pillar during parking (Picture below).


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Wanted to check if this can be cleared with detailing/scratch remover or should i need to go to full painting route? Suggestions would be helpful. Thanks!
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