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Old 17th December 2009, 17:47   #1396
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That's true. Also, ensure that the wax you purchased is original.

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What is the color of your car?
If it's a light color,Ex. Silver Gray,the shine will not be seen easily.
Waxing looks very gorgeous in dark shades Ex. Black and Red
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Old 17th December 2009, 19:36   #1397
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What is the color of your car?
If it's a light color,Ex. Silver Gray,the shine will not be seen easily.
Waxing looks very gorgeous in dark shades Ex. Black and Red
Its baker's chocolate. I think the wax is original as its 3M and comes cheap.
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Old 17th December 2009, 21:08   #1398
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I would like to get it done in a covered, dust free place. I understand the dust can simply be brushed off if the car is properly waxed? Please suggest a good place in Chennai where the price will not be daylight robbery!
I don't know how good these people are or how much they cost. This ad was posted in this thread somewhere and i had saved it. Maybe you can give them try and let us know .
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Do you really get this kind of stuff? Could you share a pic?
Here you go. This is quite easily available in chennai .
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Old 17th December 2009, 22:37   #1399
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Here you go. This is quite easily available in chennai .
Thanks a lot for the pic, Never knew such a thing existed.
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Old 17th December 2009, 23:51   #1400
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Hi Nut Case,

You have done a good job of referring these people for the timeless people. Let me call and check and give the review or report for the benefit of our team mates.
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Old 18th December 2009, 10:12   #1401
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Here you go. This is quite easily available in chennai.
Thanks for the Pic, i came to know for the first time that such a thing is existing, is there any specific name to it, i have never seen this thing here in Mumbai as far as i am concerned in the Hardware Stores.

How much did it cost ?

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Thanks a lot for the pic, Never knew such a thing existed.
Akshay, did you get the Sprayer Nozzle ?
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Old 18th December 2009, 11:46   #1402
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Its baker's chocolate. I think the wax is original as its 3M and comes cheap.
Did you able to feel the satin Touch feel on rubbing your hand on the waxed area?
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Old 18th December 2009, 18:41   #1403
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Hi Guys, I have just ordered a package from Pegasus car detailing/Washing and Polishing services.

The sales guy said he would come in some time and help me sign agreement and also explain what needs to be done. Can anyone who has opted for pegasus tell me how good their service is?

I talked with the person incharge (Vijay). He seem to be extremely professional and know what needs to be done.

Further details once the sales person visits me in some time
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Old 18th December 2009, 20:15   #1404
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Akshay, did you get the Sprayer Nozzle ?
No buddy, The place where the nozzles are sold is about 15-20Kms away from my house, And my BIL who works close to that place is super busy at work, so he couldn't go there either.
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Old 21st December 2009, 15:12   #1405
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Hey Guys!

I was cleaning up the basement store and I found something unusual!

Maybe my dad had bought it long ago or something!

Its "DuPont Highlighting Glaze 3000S"

I researched on it a bit and came to know its a polishing compound! - DuPont Refinish - Colour Formulations - Collision Repair - more than just paint

Please guide me on how to use it properly
and other Pros and Cons of the same!

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Old 21st December 2009, 17:21   #1406
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Cleaning with water alone is not actually cleaning off the dust. We need to wash with a car shampoo to actually clean the car, which is not practical for a regular office-goer. So All I do is wash with Formula1 car shampoo once a week and dry the car with chamois leather. Then I apply Formula 1 wax polish and buff it. Due to the wax coating, the dust actually settles superficially and can be remoed by just dusting it.I dont wash car daily,just once a week. Do not use chamois/microfiber for cleaning, use it only for drying after a good car wash.

Hi dude,
Where in chennai do you get chamois or microfiber, how does it look like.
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Old 21st December 2009, 19:25   #1407
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If u have metro in chennai. Check it out. U should get Chamois / micro finre. If not any other good automotive accesory shop should have the stock. I would like to share my thoughts on keeping the car nice and shiny
  • Wash once a week with Vista Car shampoo or anything equivalent
  • Dry with soft fabric or chaoise
  • Use a good car wax . I use formula 1 caranube car wax. Apply over the surface and shine with a soft cloth ( u get these fabric bits that mechanics use in bike shops in engine oil shops ). Rub in circular motion till the wax mark disappears
  • Once u are done with the was, u can use the formual 1 scratch out to remove any minor abrasions.
  • Open the hood, clean the engine bay with clean water.
  • The wind screen washer tank can be filled with 10 ml of Sonax screen wash concentrate and the rest with water. This should last you for a week. In rainy season top it up once in 2 or 3 days.
  • U might think i'am crazy , but i use products from Sonax and vista for cleaning the interiror. There is the sonax upholstrey cleaner which u spray on and scrub with a brush. Then there is a spray for cleaning the plastics on the dash board and other interiors plastic again from Sonax.
  • Last but not the least, remember not to wipe the surface if it is too dusty. You will scratch the surface because after all , its fine mud!! Just dust off !! The same goes for the windshield. BTW i do keep a vista windshield spray handy under my seat to clean the windshield after dusting. The visibility is fantastic.
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Where in chennai do you get chamois or microfiber, how does it look like.
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Hi guys,
Is the liquid wash and wax and car shampoo the same thing?
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Old 22nd December 2009, 20:32   #1409
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Great advice regarding car care Rudra Ji

btw I'm facing a huge problem now-a-days!

there seems to be loads of dust accumulation on my car everyday!
and since I recently got my i20, I'm kinda obsessed in seeing its 'just out of showroom' finish everyday!!


Though I wash it every week with Meguiars's Gold Class car shampoo and wax with turtle-wax, the very next day its covered with heaps of dust!!

I know for a fact that straight away wiping the car, which is dust-laiden will cause scratches!

And I cant afford to wash it everyday as I need to leave early in the morning everyday!

Is there any product such as California Duster available in India, more specifically.. in Delhi?

Though I can order it frm abroad(it'll take too long for it to arrive to me!), but I need it as soon as possible, as the dust problem is becoming a real pain to manage!

Please suggest some solutions!
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Great advice regarding car care Rudra Ji

btw I'm facing a huge problem now-a-days!

there seems to be loads of dust accumulation on my car everyday!
and since I recently got my i20, I'm kinda obsessed in seeing its 'just out of showroom' finish everyday!!


Though I wash it every week with Meguiars's Gold Class car shampoo and wax with turtle-wax, the very next day its covered with heaps of dust!!

I know for a fact that straight away wiping the car, which is dust-laiden will cause scratches!

And I cant afford to wash it everyday as I need to leave early in the morning everyday!

Is there any product such as California Duster available in India, more specifically.. in Delhi?

Though I can order it frm abroad(it'll take too long for it to arrive to me!), but I need it as soon as possible, as the dust problem is becoming a real pain to manage!

Please suggest some solutions!
You can minimize the dust accumulating on your i20, Cover your car with a car cover after washing it, After a drive, use products like "water less car wash" from xenos or use spray detailers, then, gently wipe the car with a high quality microfiber cloth and cover the car. Make sure you wash the car with water if it is too dusty or muddy, Use the waterless car wash only when there is little accumulation of dust.

Link:Xenos
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