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Old 3rd April 2017, 13:46   #10066
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Not advisable to wax the front windshield as it may interfere with wiper operation.
Use glass polishing + coating.
It actually helped me remove the squeak off the wiper operation. Blades used to miss some spots and they were not hardened though.

After application it helped me remove the glare too. I agree it might hamper (in logic), but thin coat of insulator wax hasn't hindered anything yet.

When you say mirror polishing, does it mean using abrasive polishing ?
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Carpro spotless - removes hard water marks left for ages with some elbow grease
For ages sounds good to me; so that will be on my next shopping list. The thing I'm little apprehensive is, despite a sealant's or wax's protection, I don't think a waterspot will matter, but then, not sure how much of this product will be put to good use. I'm open for any alternative options as well. Not that I say Carpro is expensive, but, a waterspot removal solution as a whole.

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Not advisable to wax the front windshield as it may interfere with wiper operation
It does not; have been using C845 since 2013 on my WagonR & it has never let down. Matter of fact, it becomes easy to clean especially on helmet's visor in removing the dead bugs & keeping off water. Also to an extent the water repels off from windshield. I'm infact using a sealant to keep the water off, easiest to apply with highest durability. But then, use the wiper like 10-15 times, **boom** the sealant/wax is shortlived

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Use glass polishing + coating.
Interesting; let me read on this

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Yes...glare in windshield

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When you say mirror polishing, does it mean using abrasive polishing ?
Yes, by using products like ceriglass.
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Yes, by using products like ceriglass.
Just asking out of little laziness to search, wouldn't this buffing remove a nano cm or whatsoever unit of layer from the glass? Wouldn't that affect the light to scatter irregularly in the night?

And wouldn't the coating (assume its nano coating on glass) wipe away on using wipers?
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Just asking out of little laziness to search, wouldn't this buffing remove a nano cm or whatsoever unit of layer from the glass? Wouldn't that affect the light to scatter irregularly in the night?

And wouldn't the coating (assume its nano coating on glass) wipe away on using wipers?
The description states that it will not distort glass.

http://www.autogeek.net/carpro-ceriglass-polish.html


I have used ceriglass to polish my windscreen in the past.

Yes, the coating shall be diminished with wiper use.
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Any idea how to remove mild scratches from Piano black finishes? The dashboard on my city has a couple of scratches already on them.
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Any idea how to remove mild scratches from Piano black finishes? The dashboard on my city has a couple of scratches already on them.
Try this mild one first, not sure if it's available in India, you might've to import. But this is mild abrasive polish which should be very safe
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If not, then you try this one, this should be available in India which is slightly, slightly harsh than CleanX, but still very mild compared to ScratchX
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Hi,

I recently acquired the Meguiar's D55107 DA power system kit which includes:

1) Microfibre towels,
2) Meguiars ultimate polish
3) Ultimate wax
4) Ultimate compound
5) DA tool
6) DA wax pad
7) DA polish pad
8) DA compound pad

Could anyone please suggest a 3/8 inch drill?

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Could anyone please suggest a 3/8 inch drill?
Are you looking for a corded or cordless drill? Better buy a light cordless drill.

Also - are you planning to detail your entire car or just nooks and crannies with this DA power system?

I had bought and used the DA power system, but it's just too hard to hold a drill for so long to detail the entire car.
So bought a Kestrel DAS 6 pro and has been using it since. I also bought a small 3 inch backing plate to use the small pads that came with the DA power system.

The DA power system handle + bearing + backing plate is now lying unused.
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Are you looking for a corded or cordless drill? Better buy a light cordless drill.
I am open to anything.

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Also - are you planning to detail your entire car or just nooks and crannies with this DA power system?
I need to detail the entire car as it is over 5 years old and looks tired with swirl marks, water marks.

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I had bought and used the DA power system, but it's just too hard to hold a drill for so long to detail the entire car.
So bought a Kestrel DAS 6 pro and has been using it since. I also bought a small 3 inch backing plate to use the small pads that came with the DA power system.

The DA power system handle + bearing + backing plate is now lying unused.
Is the 3 inch backing plate used as an interface between the Kestrel DAS 6 pro and the Meguiars pads?

Could you please share your experience with Kestrel DAS 6 pro and details like price and availability?

Thank you

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I am open to anything.



I need to detail the entire car as it is over 5 years old and looks tired with swirl marks, water marks.



Is the 3 inch backing plate used as in interface between the Kestrel DAS 6 pro and the Meguiars pads?

Could you please share your experience with Kestrel DAS 6 pro and details like price and availability?

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In my opinion, if you are serious about making your car look good, and want to do it yourself, a DA polisher is required.

DA machines are available here: (no link to sellers, just samples)

https://www.detailedclean.in/Polishing-Machines/

https://www.greenzcarcare.com/collec...shing-Machines

http://www.amazon.in/Deltalyo-DAS-6-.../dp/B00IOMECS2


My experience has been good with the DAS 6 pro. It's powerful enough for DIY use yet gentle enough so that it does not burn paint.
I have done paint correction, polishing, glazing, waxing, and glass polishing with the machine.
Have a set of meguiars, lake country pads, plus carpro pads.
Have used 3 inch, 5 inch and 6 inch pads.

Let me know if you need any further info.
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Default Wanted Microfibre cloths for washing car and applying wax.

I want to buy Microfibre cloths which would not burn a hole in my pocket but are reliable and durable.
They would be used for washing the car and applying wax.
Which brand to go for?

Sorry, I am too lazy to browse through the previous pages.

Request to Mods- Please make the part of this thread Sticky where the products are arranged as per budget range and rated by Bhpians.
For example, the Shampoos, Sealants, Wax, Polish, Rubbing Compound, MF cloths,etc are arranged as per their Price Range and Rated/Recommended by Bhpians in a Single Post where it would be beneficial to all.
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I want to buy Microfibre cloths which would not burn a hole in my pocket but are reliable and durable.
Ahhh... you want cheap and good?

Actually, I have been buying cheap microfibre for a long, long time, and I have never been disappointed. With a lot of the clothes, when you pay extra, you are paying it for things like edge finishing, rather than simple effectiveness. However, if you want specialist cloths like high, thick pile for buffing, then you'd better pay the price and buy the specialist product. It will last you for years: you will soon forget about the initial cost.

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Request to Mods- Please make the part of this thread Sticky where the products are arranged as per budget range and rated by Bhpians.
For example, the Shampoos, Sealants, Wax, Polish, Rubbing Compound, MF cloths,etc are arranged as per their Price Range and Rated/Recommended by Bhpians in a Single Post where it would be beneficial to all.
Does such a thread exist already? If not, hint: content on the site is member-provided!

Yes, it is a nice idea, but somebody has to do it.

Whilst it would be nice to see such content on T-BHP, we probably don't have many members who do stuff like divide the bonnet and use different treatments on each half. You can find plenty of this sort of stuff on one or two American forums. I suspect that many of the contributors to such forums are professionals or semi-professionals. We don't have so many here in India and they have to be careful of T-BHP's advertising rules.
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I want to buy Microfibre cloths which would not burn a hole in my pocket but are reliable and durable.
They would be used for washing the car and applying wax.
Which brand to go for?
If you want to wash the car - a wash mitten would be better. Use a microfiber one (cheaper) or a lambswool one (expensive).

Examples:

https://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-X300.../dp/B000RXKR6M

https://www.amazon.com/Mothers-Genui.../dp/B001UJB9AU


For applying wax - use a foam applicator or a microfiber applicator

Examples:

http://www.autogeek.net/pinfoamwaxap1.html

https://www.chemicalguysuk.com/micro.../microappl.htm


For buffing wax - use a good quality microfiber cloth:

Example:

https://www.detailedclean.in/microfi...ibre-towel-277


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Is it safe to use a cleaner wax every month or is it too much?
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