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Old 25th May 2017, 14:05   #10156
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Has anyone used Aerospace 303 protectant ?



Need your feedback and guidance on usage.



I got this ordered by mistake, I did not see the contents of the Cart before paying.

It's a great product. I use it on almost all surfaces of my cars interiors, after cleaning them. It gives a near matt finish on my dashboard. It's water based and the durability, if you roll down your windows often, is 3 months. It's one of the easiest detailing products to work with.

Spray small amounts and spread evenly with foam applicator; is what I do.

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It's a great product. I use it on almost all surfaces of my cars interiors, after cleaning them. It gives a near matt finish on my dashboard. It's water based and the durability, if you roll down your windows often, is 3 months. It's one of the easiest detailing products to work with.

Spray small amounts and spread evenly with foam applicator; is what I do.
Thanks a lot Carrera. I thought my query will be lost in this thread.

Can I use it for the door beadings and door exterior scruf pads too ? I was researching on it and in few threads they said it helps in maintaining the suppleness of beading and also the exterior black plastics which are exposed to dirt and sun all the time.

Whats your take on it ?
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Old 27th May 2017, 10:55   #10160
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From where are you purchasing reasonably priced APC from? I only see Wavex @ amazon.in. I had ordered Krud Kutter Automotive 3 in 1 during the recent amazon sale, but the package "got damaged" in transit and could not be delivered, and the seller was not interested in shipping a replacement.
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Starting off with detailing in an organized fashion(maybe too early to call myself professional). Could only work on a few panels on weekdays and plan to finish the car this weekend. Thanks to SunnyBoi for some superb gyaan at my doorstep - Still wondering how he could connect with my rotary so flawlessly while I still have some fights with it.

Here is my 8 year old SX4 looking as good as new:

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Didn't completely get the scales off the logos. Will mostly remove and restick the logo after cleaning the areas.

Products used:

1. Mothers Clay
2. Menzerna Heavy cut compound - This is just amazing. Works fast and with less need of compound. SunnyBoi also tried it on the visor of his bike and the results were impressive.
3. Meguiars ultimate polish
4. Collinite 845 - Nuff said
5. Chemical guys quick detailer to clean up.




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From where are you purchasing reasonably priced APC from? I only see Wavex @ amazon.in. I had ordered Krud Kutter Automotive 3 in 1 during the recent amazon sale, but the package "got damaged" in transit and could not be delivered, and the seller was not interested in shipping a replacement.

Tried Wavex myself. Its decent with cleaning up hard water marks and corners. Havent tried it elsewhere. Next time I am considering Chemical Guys APC.
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Tried Wavex myself. Its decent with cleaning up hard water marks and corners. Havent tried it elsewhere. Next time I am considering Chemical Guys APC.
Thanks. Thinking of Chemicals guys too, just that its double of wavex. Not concerned about hard water stains as I carry RO water with me when I clean my car using waterless wash concentrates. Was planning to use the APC for interior cleaning plus spraying on tires and alloys to remove grime.

What polisher do you use. I have 2 cars, and was thinking of a reasonably priced (3K-4K) polisher to make my job easy- anything that can do a better and more consistent job as compared to elbow grease
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What polisher do you use. I have 2 cars, and was thinking of a reasonably priced (3K-4K) polisher to make my job easy- anything that can do a better and more consistent job as compared to elbow grease
I have a Skil Rotary polisher. I had the same needs earlier. Needed an automated solution to wax two cars and one two wheeler. Hence brought this one. Earlier I used it to dab some Wax like Sonax or Armorall and buff it off. It used to do the job quick and easy. Apart from that I had not done any sort of compounding/swirl removal and the only times I used a compound was to remove clearcoat scratches. It is good enough for my kind of usage. IIRC I paid around 4k or a little more on Amazon.
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My car recently had a couple of panels dented and repainted. It is waiting to go back for one door to be re-painted (at my convenience) because of a moment of inattention by the guy giving it a final polish. The edge of the spinning part made a gash through the paint.

I had wondered if such a machine might be one of those lazy routes to a good looking car, but now I am thinking that, in my inexperienced hands, it might be dangerous. Or would a consumer orbital polisher be unlikely to cause such damage?
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I had wondered if such a machine might be one of those lazy routes to a good looking car, but now I am thinking that, in my inexperienced hands, it might be dangerous. Or would a consumer orbital polisher be unlikely to cause such damage?
Definitely. It is powerful enough to cause serious damage if you are not able to control it. However, it depends upon the situation. For me, the only issue is that the pad starts jumping on a few occasions which I fight it down and adjust the angle of attack to get it back to control However, I had a bad experience when I was working on my scooter and was lazy enough not to switch to 4 inch pad and backing plate. I continued on the 7 incher and as I finished one panel towards its edge, it was in close proximity to the next panel which was slightly overlapping this one but at a height. A momentary loss of grip sent the edge of the backing plate neatly scratching the overlapping portion to such an extent that just one second of loss of control led to the scratch going all the way to the plastic underneath the paint. From then on I stopped using the seven incher on my scooter. The 4 inch backing plate helps avoid such situations.
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Thanks a lot Carrera. I thought my query will be lost in this thread.

Can I use it for the door beadings and door exterior scruf pads too ? I was researching on it and in few threads they said it helps in maintaining the suppleness of beading and also the exterior black plastics which are exposed to dirt and sun all the time.

Whats your take on it ?
No worries, prithm. Yes, they make the black exteriors (vinyl, plastics etc.) turn black from grey (due to aging). But on exteriors it's short lived. It's water based and gets off quickly. Maybe 2-3 car washes. There are other products for this purpose.

Suppleness of the beading - by virtue of protecting it from UV, yes. Rest, I'm not sure

One word of caution - I use it to protect my leather interiors after conditioning them. But be careful when you use it on the steering and gear levers - it gets very very slippery :-)
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No worries, prithm. Yes, they make the black exteriors (vinyl, plastics etc.) turn black from grey (due to aging). But on exteriors it's short lived. It's water based and gets off quickly. Maybe 2-3 car washes. There are other products for this purpose.

Suppleness of the beading - by virtue of protecting it from UV, yes. Rest, I'm not sure

One word of caution - I use it to protect my leather interiors after conditioning them. But be careful when you use it on the steering and gear levers - it gets very very slippery :-)
Thanks a lot Carrerastax. I was able to use it yesterday and waiting to see its effectiveness.

I observed two things:

1. The smell reminds me of the White Shoe Polish that we used to apply on our White canvas shoes while we were in school.

2. The ends of my fingertips went numb for sometime while using it. I think its better to use with nitrile or cheap plastic gloves.

I buffed the excess with a cotton cloth, need to see if it attracts dust cause I was able to see my finger prints on plastics after buffing. Looks like it needs more time.

Thanks for the guidance Carrera.
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Guys,

What is the best solution for cleaning the leather seats. I have an armourall leather conditioner and was wondering what should i use to clean the seats before using the conditioner. The seats are very dirty since my dog travel in my car for vet visit every week.
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What is the best solution for cleaning the leather seats. I have an armourall leather conditioner and was wondering what should i use to clean the seats before using the conditioner. The seats are very dirty since my dog travel in my car for vet visit every week.
All Purpose Cleaner diluted as per the strength of the cleaner and soil on seats. Spray and scrub with toothbrush or soft clothes scrubber.

This should remove all stains. For deeper ones, you might need to visit the detailers. They have steam cleaners which they are using with different settings on Faux and all leather seats.

BTW, are your seats beige or different color ? Sometimes dark leather color stains or dye get faded due to chemical treatment.
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Talk about saving water by using a 'waterless' wash system, Maruti Suzuki is taking a lead:

http://www.financialexpress.com/auto...-works/701688/

Not sure if other car company ASCs follow this method but I know my Toyota dealer does not. Kudos to MSIL.
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