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Old 10th January 2014, 17:48   #136
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So long for (relatively) cheap shipping from abroad.
No worries. I got a full refund. You can claim after 25 working days if your order doesn't arrive.
Even with the international signed shipping, it works out cheaper to import from UK. I'm now looking at i4detailing.co.uk since they have flat rate of 10GBP. Have been doing window shopping since morning to find more supplies to justify the shipping cost. No luck till now :P
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Old 11th January 2014, 20:10   #137
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New Day, New polisher and a new Punto. Still using a 20+ year old compound. Life is awesome

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Old 11th January 2014, 21:53   #138
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Tried some Meguiars products today and I'm happy with the results. First washed the car with Meguiars Nxt Car Wash and then polished with Meguiars Ultimate polish. Didn't find time to apply the Meguiars Nxt Tech Wax 2.0. Will apply it tomorrow or whenever I find some time.

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Tried some Meguiars products today and I'm happy with the results. First washed the car with Meguiars Nxt Car Wash and then polished with Meguiars Ultimate polish. Didn't find time to apply the Meguiars Nxt Tech Wax 2.0. Will apply it tomorrow or whenever I find some time.
So you have also been bitten by the detailing bug then ?
You car is looking good with the polish. Wax should help protect and add some shine too. Do apply it asap would be my suggestion.
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Old 11th January 2014, 23:22   #140
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So you have also been bitten by the detailing bug then ?
Yes . It all started when my cousin applied Collinite 845 last year on my car. The result was amazing. It lasted for a long time. But I really didn't get time last year to try detailing. I have some free time now on weekends and hence trying all these stuff.

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Wax should help protect and add some shine too. Do apply it asap would be my suggestion.
I have blocked tomorrow for waxing. Will post the results here.
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Old 12th January 2014, 18:46   #141
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Wax should help protect and add some shine too. Do apply it asap would be my suggestion.
Applied Meguiars Nxt Tech Wax 2.0 this morning.

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Applied Meguiars Nxt Tech Wax 2.0 this morning.
Wow! Impressive results there. Black car reflects like not other. I'm happy you chose the DIY route. Your efforts will keep your car's paint in great shape
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New Day, New polisher and a new Punto. Still using a 20+ year old compound. Life is awesome
Polished with Meguiars M205. Improvement, yes?


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Old 13th January 2014, 20:18   #144
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I made a video of the car after polishign with M205 :



Same car after opticoat. Do watch in HD:

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Do these products have an expiry date? I bought a Collinite 845 in '11, can I still continue to use it?
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Damn it !
My spautopia order was shipped on the 3rd of Jan, but going by the responses above, might not reach me ever! Keeping my fingers crossed though..
So long for (relatively) cheap shipping from abroad.
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You ordered after the holidays so in all probability, it will get here. Like I said, I ordered 7 times using Royal Mail from UK in 2013 and never had any trouble till now.

Plus, Spautopia will refund your money if it doesn't get here.
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No worries. I got a full refund. You can claim after 25 working days if your order doesn't arrive.
Even with the international signed shipping, it works out cheaper to import from UK. I'm now looking at i4detailing.co.uk since they have flat rate of 10GBP. Have been doing window shopping since morning to find more supplies to justify the shipping cost. No luck till now :P
On 31st January, without any signs of the package in sight, and after inquiring with the local post office, I sent an email to spautopia about the non receipt of the ordered items. They were prompt to give me a refund within 3-4 hours.

Now today the package arrives intact - 6 weeks after the order was placed!

I have mailed spautopia so that they charge me back, as I did receive the items, be it a few days late.

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Do these products have an expiry date? I bought a Collinite 845 in '11, can I still continue to use it?
Well I am using a bottle of Collinite 845 bought in August 2010, and I am not yet halfway through!

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I got my refund from Spautopia and got my pads from the US. I hope the package from spautopia doesn't show up now.
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Old 12th February 2014, 07:16   #148
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Hi guys I received an email from detailedclean.in. They are currently offering a 15% discount on all their polishes. Just in case you have not received it the code is
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Happy shopping!! This is valid till the 15th of February.
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Old 26th February 2014, 20:35   #149
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Hello people,

Today I couldn't find a place in the basement parking lot at office, so had to park my car at the visitor's parking (open area). I came back in the evening and to my horror, there were water spots on both windshield and paint..!!
Initially I thought it had rained and dried up. But on reaching home I observed that the spots were territorial (bonnet, windshield, RHS door) and are very stubborn.
I tried to get rid of them by doing a quick UWWP wipe on the affected area but couldn't remove it completely. On the paint, I can see it from an angle. The state of windshield is even worse.
The only water spots that I had known were those caused by hard water sitting on the car for few days and getting baked. But I had not known case where the stains become stubborn in a matter of just 6 hours. :(

How can this be corrected completely (prefer a method which doesn't require polishing). Any product specifically for this?

Appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.
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Old 27th February 2014, 10:02   #150
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if waterspots are kind of etched on clear coat, you need to polish it. Same polish can be applied to glass as well. Always leave a coat of sealant and wax to keep it protected after polishing.
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