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Old 19th September 2009, 22:04   #1141
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Before you get a surface refinement treatment, Wash your car with a nice car wash, Dry it completely and apply a nice quality wax such as abel auto(turtle wax),Formula 1 (genuine make) or 3M wax and decide, A blue car wouldn't show swirl marks that easily. Surface treatment doesn't effect the rate of dust accumulation. You can use a car cover to protect it from dust.
Use a tire shine to increase the overall look of your car.
Akshay, thanks for the tip. I had my car washed by my gurkha, the car was absolutly clean! he did it in a jiffy. I would never get such a finish even if I was hours together. I would need to observe next around when he washes/cleans my car.

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Akshay, thanks for the tip. I had my car washed by my gurkha, the car was absolutly clean! he did it in a jiffy. I would never get such a finish even if I was hours together. I would need to observe next around when he washes/cleans my car.

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I wouldn't recommend you to have your car washed by the washer guy, They rub vehicles as if it were vessels,I agree that they clean, but the don't care about scratches caused by a dirty cloth, Take some time out and give your car a mild wash and a coat of wax. 3M liquid wax is widely available for 80Rs for a small bottle.
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Old 20th September 2009, 15:34   #1143
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I own a 4 month old Swift which is white in color. I am in the business of manufacturing furniture and due to my carelessness my car is suffering from a serious problem. My car is parked near the area where my polishers polish the furniture. I didn't realize in the last few months that the spary coating they do on the furniture with the spray gun has made the car surface quite bumpy. The car shine has also suffered due to the very same fact. Now if i rub my hand over my car i can feel the minute bumps all over the car(Infact on the windows too).

The only remedy i see to this is washing>rubbing>polishing followed by waxing. But i don't know where to get this done in a proper and affordable way. I am a complete noob with this. Help me here guys.

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Old 20th September 2009, 15:58   #1144
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Dear Switch, there are humpty number of threads that talk about this. Anyways to answer your question, you can go for rubbing and polishing service that is offered by 3M.

Search for 3m authorized paint protection service in Noida. They would consult what would be the best for your car.

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Please refer the following threads, they'll answer all your queries:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ond-brite.html (3M Paint Protection V/s Waxoyl V/s Dupont Teflon V/s Jewel Ultra Diamond Brite)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ket-india.html (Huge Fake Car Polish/Wax market in India)

For polishing you need a professional whereas waxing is an easy do it yourself.

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How's Turtle Hard Shell Liquid Wax.
I've bought a bottle before 2 months but not yet used. Intend to use tomorrow as its almost 2 months that I waxed my Linea
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I wouldn't recommend you to have your car washed by the washer guy, They rub vehicles as if it were vessels,I agree that they clean, but the don't care about scratches caused by a dirty cloth, Take some time out and give your car a mild wash and a coat of wax. 3M liquid wax is widely available for 80Rs for a small bottle.
Hi Akshay, I would buy the 3m liquid wax. Washing the car are sometimes embarrassing for me since the car is right next to my dad's clinic and I hear everyone talk about how I was the car everyday! I do not know if I would have to take this as a compliment or !


Let me try the 3m polish and let you know the results.
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How's Turtle Hard Shell Liquid Wax.
I've bought a bottle before 2 months but not yet used. Intend to use tomorrow as its almost 2 months that I waxed my Linea
Turtle wax makes some nice quality product, The hard shell wax is better than the F1 wax, You'll have to rub a lot to get the shine, But worth it.

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Hi Akshay, I would buy the 3m liquid wax. Washing the car are sometimes embarrassing for me since the car is right next to my dad's clinic and I hear everyone talk about how I was the car everyday! I do not know if I would have to take this as a compliment or !


Let me try the 3m polish and let you know the results.
I understand, How about teaching your washer guy how to wash the car delicately? Tell him to apply only a little pressure.
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I understand, How about teaching your washer guy how to wash the car delicately? Tell him to apply only a little pressure.
Actually the gurkha is in my in-law's house. I have to drive 3 kms to get my car washed. I washed and polished my car today myself today (Now) . I used Armour car polish and interior cleaning spray. I get near to perfect finish as the gurkha. Let me upload some pics of the car in a few hour.

I shall purchase 3m polish since its kinda 80 bucks, worth the experiment!

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used turtle wax Platinum which i got from amazon.com



it leaves a oily finish,should that oily finish be wiped off if a soft cloth ? or left as it ? wiping removes the wax layer ?

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used turtle wax Platinum which i got from amazon.com


it leaves a oily finish,should that oily finish be wiped off if a soft cloth ? or left as it ? wiping removes the wax layer ?
Just follow the instruction on the box, The general method is apply it and wait for it to dry, Wipe with a soft cloth and buff to get the shine.

Did you get it shipped from amazon to India?

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Default Turtle Super Hard Shell Liquid Wax

Last 2 months, I haven't done the waxing on my Linea. I got a Turtle Super Hard Shell Liquid Wax 2 months back & decided to use it today. It took me 2.5 hours but the results are much much better than Formula 1 Carnauba wax I am using.

Let the pics do the talking. First few pics show difference in shining of the area which is waxed v/s the area which is not waxed yet.

The Hood.. Lower portion is waxed, the upper one is not waxed. See the difference.
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A-Pillar is waxed. The Front fender, Bonnet, ORVM, front door are not waxed. Check the Difference.
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Rear fendor is waxed. The boot top is not waxed.
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Bumper not waxed.
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Bumper not waxed. Can the bumper also be waxed? As the difference is quite obvious.
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Turtle Super Hard Shell Liquid Wax bottle...
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good it from the US

a good WAX will never dry according to me

also does a Hard Wax Protect better than a Liquid ? most users seem after shine forgetting that maintain priority of waxing to protect the paint layer.
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Default claying a paint finish

Hey Switch,
With regard to overspray "bumps" on the surface of your paint the best and fastest solution it to clay the entire car...windows too. Claying only removes the bumps and makes the paint surface smooooooth as silk. Polishing alone may not remove all the bumps also polishing to remove over spray unnecessarly affects the paint finish. If you tried to remove the overspray by just hand polishing...it could take you weeks...claying an entire car will take less than a hour and will be perfect when done.


After the car is clayed you can polish, if necessary, and then use a high quality automotive paint sealant for 6-8 month protection. Regular wax, Turtle, Formula etc in the real world are effective only for weeks not months. I would use a sealant especially since you have wicked weather which takes its toll very fast on ordinary wax.

May be I can post a how to with a few photos. Very simple process and designed specifically for over spray on vehicles.
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good it from the US


also does a Hard Wax Protect better than a Liquid ?
I bought mine in the US too. Of the wax products I have used so far, I find the Turtle Platinum Wax to be the best. Also, I have had better results with solid wax than with liquid wax.
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