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Old 15th July 2007, 02:28   #91
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Benzworld.org has permission to display an online version of a car detailing guide. Heres the link to the post on Benzworld.org that has the link to the guide

Benzworld.org - Mercedes Benz Discussion Forum - View Single Post - Griot's Detailing handbook!! Online version...

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Old 15th July 2007, 10:58   #92
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Someone was telling me the other day that bird droppings are harmful for the paint, is this true? My car is parked under a tree all day at office and by evening there are at least 15-20 droppings on it... they stay on for the night, before getting cleaned the next morn.
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Bird droppings are harmful for the paint indeed. Please buy a car cover. You may need to go for a light body treatment to get back that paint finish.
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Thanks Rudra da... but carrying and putting on a car cover at office is a cumbersome affair and honestly speaking, it wouldn't be possible. Is there some kind of a preventive wax treatment etc that I can go for?
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Old 15th July 2007, 12:01   #95
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No preventive wax or magic potion for this.
Listen, pay some money to your watchman on a monthly basis. He'll be only happy to do that.
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Has anybody used 3m glass cleaner.
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Old 15th July 2007, 17:10   #97
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Has anybody used 3m glass cleaner.
I use it regularly because it's good.
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Someone was telling me the other day that bird droppings are harmful for the paint, is this true? My car is parked under a tree all day at office and by evening there are at least 15-20 droppings on it... they stay on for the night, before getting cleaned the next morn.

this is the reason i try to park in open sun as much as possible. it is better than all kinds of droppings, ice/snow/broken branches from trees etc.

bird droppings are mostly uric acid which can penetrate thru the clearcoat, paint and primer in course of time.
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Rudraji its not available here. It is said to be effective against ring like fungus on glass, is it true ?
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Rudraji its not available here. It is said to be effective against ring like fungus on glass, is it true ?
It removes everything. Problem is these products are not always available. And 3M doesn't have any exclusive outlet. I just don't know why. They have so many good products for cars.
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Old 15th July 2007, 22:13   #101
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For little white spots on your windows, the kind you have no clue where they came from, use Acetone. Also, I don't know why but, acetone attacked my tail lights. So please do not use it on your headlights or tail lights. Use eyewear also, acetone is an irritant. And use cotton, and extended periods of contact with it will make your skin shrink. So much for today's lesson.
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It removes everything. Problem is these products are not always available. And 3M doesn't have any exclusive outlet. I just don't know why. They have so many good products for cars.
Rudraji you were saying something of using Vodka in the windshield wiper fluid the other day. This was for the streaks right?

Ported maybe you could try that for the white spots.
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Old 15th July 2007, 23:13   #103
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Vodka is more expensive than acetone. Even on a drinking binge I stick to Old Monk, I'm not sure I can afford it for the car.

The white spots have come off with acetone.
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I wonder what IPA will do. I use it all the time on PCB's while soldering to clean the spot after soldering. IPA could be useful somewhere.
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Wont using diesel regularly fade the colour? The dirt is so much on the highways that all the road tar sticks to the car. Infact every week it has to washed with diesel, colour is black and white.
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