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Old 18th January 2017, 10:02   #196
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Here are 2 other sites that I have ordered products from in the past and they might be carrying stock of what you are looking for

http://store.ultimatedetailerz.com/

https://www.detailedclean.in

full disclosure: I am not affiliated in any with the above mentioned sites
Ultimatedetailerz have a store on Amazon and I managed to get a carpro polyblock for Rs. 1000 and some change. Now, only the polish is left. Autoglym is still not in my hands, inspite of 2 reminder calls placed in the last 20 days to Anthony. Last week, around this time, he said that he has just couriered the polish and the applicator to his contact in Bangalore, but no call from there.

Wondering if I should look at some other options- need something with mild to medium rubbing properties, and something that can impart a wet glossy look to a silver car. Will be applied using elbow grease. Any recommendations?
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Ultimatedetailerz have a store on Amazon and I managed to get a carpro polyblock for Rs. 1000 and some change. Now, only the polish is left. Autoglym is still not in my hands, inspite of 2 reminder calls placed in the last 20 days to Anthony. Last week, around this time, he said that he has just couriered the polish and the applicator to his contact in Bangalore, but no call from there.

Wondering if I should look at some other options- need something with mild to medium rubbing properties, and something that can impart a wet glossy look to a silver car. Will be applied using elbow grease. Any recommendations?
Autoglym SRP is not a pure polish, it is an AIO (All-In-One product) and is more of a filler than a polishing compound. Since you would be polishing with hands, I would suggest you to do a two step process (1) Polish with a compound like Menzerna Heavy Cut Compound or Medium Cut Compound (again, as you are using elbow grease, the abrading ability of the product would be much low), (2) Polish with a finishing polish, like Meg UP or use a filler like PB White Diamond Glaze which acts as a filler.

If you are looking at one step process, then you can look at Menzerna One Step Polish, which has medium cut and good finish (I have not used this, but based on what I have read).

https://www.greenzcarcare.com/collec...nt=18332871493

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If you are looking at one step process, then you can look at Menzerna One Step Polish, which has medium cut and good finish (I have not used this, but based on what I have read).
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Paytm has a handy 250ml pack. and some 18% cashback offer! Not sure if I should wait for Autoglym people to get in touch with me, or simply go ahead and purchase this instead.

One quick question- even though I would be applying the polish with hands, should I be getting any pads? or a regular sponge applicator that came along with my turtle wax is good enough?

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Paytm has a handy 250ml pack. and some 18% cashback offer! Not sure if I should wait for Autoglym people to get in touch with me, or simply go ahead and purchase this instead.

One quick question- even though I would be applying the polish with hands, should I be getting any pads? or a regular sponge applicator that came along with my turtle wax is good enough?
Sponge applicator is mainly for wax application, it does not cut. You can go for a Wolfgang dual use applicator, one side is used for light cutting and the other side is for wax application.

https://www.greenzcarcare.com/collec...ant=3797038277

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Many a times, I have seen people selling some sort of polishing stuff by the high way Petrol bunks. Last week, one guy came and did some rubbing to remove some paint marks on my car and it seemed to work. But I was not fully convinced and hence didn't buy what he was selling. It was around 800 for a pack of things. Any idea whether they are genuine or just some fake stuff?
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Many a times, I have seen people selling some sort of polishing stuff by the high way Petrol bunks. Last week, one guy came and did some rubbing to remove some paint marks on my car and it seemed to work. But I was not fully convinced and hence didn't buy what he was selling. It was around 800 for a pack of things. Any idea whether they are genuine or just some fake stuff?
Hi Joe. I have been duped once by the guys selling these scratch removing stuff and interior upholstery cleaner. The product which they use to give a demo is completely different from the ones they sell. The pack contains just gas and foam and nothing else.
P.S - This is my personal experience. Other users might have a different experience.
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I own a new black figo 1.5. Everything is fine with the paint and overall everything looks good to the general eye. But few bad washes in the beginning to keep the car clean has made it grab a decent amount of swirls and those minute scratches. Little had i known the level of detail that must be maintained to keep a black car in top shape since i owned a silver car before and i found no issues then. Ofcourse the swirls are visible only on keen observation, under heavy sun or lighting but it does seem painful now to see them. So i would like to know what is advisable to get the swirls removed and get it back to good shape. I have considered the following products to get the car back in shape.

1. Car shampoo.(3m or something that would fit the need)
2. Wash mits and MF cloths and hand polishing pads
3. Meguiars UC for the swirls and minor scratches
4. Meguiars UP to finish
5. Duragloss 601 and 105 as sealant
6. Rinseless wash for future maintainance

Please advice on the above and any suggestions are welcome. And I will be working by hand and i would like a wet glossy finish in my car at the end of the day.
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Hi Joe. I have been duped once by the guys selling these scratch removing stuff and interior upholstery cleaner. The product which they use to give a demo is completely different from the ones they sell. The pack contains just gas and foam and nothing else.
P.S - This is my personal experience. Other users might have a different experience.
Thanks Akib. Even I had the same doubt that they might be cheating.

But now the question is, what are they using when they show the demo as it seems to work. How can we find that ?
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Thanks Akib. Even I had the same doubt that they might be cheating.

But now the question is, what are they using when they show the demo as it seems to work. How can we find that ?

Tell the guy selling you the product to give you the bottle he intends to sell you, then tell him that you will pay him after testing the product in front of him. That way you can make sure that what he's selling you is the real McCoy
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Thanks Akib. Even I had the same doubt that they might be cheating.

But now the question is, what are they using when they show the demo as it seems to work. How can we find that ?
Hi Joe,

There are many products that are easily available to remove the paint rub from another vehicle. I've used IPA or Isopropyl Alocohol to some more branded products. A few months back my red car kissed a white car. Though it was during parking but still good amount of paint came on the front plastic guard. I was furious on myself as it was my mistake as I could not adjudge the correct spacing. Came back home with a heavy heart and started treating the spot with IPA and cotton swab. To my happiness, most of the paint came out without harming my paint. There were some tougher spots that were not going away. And then I had to take out my bottle of Meguairs Ultimate compound. Some light rubbing with a cheap microfiber cloth and everything was back to normal

Coming back to your original question around what those guys may be using. Well it can be anything from IPA to any other chemical with good solvent like property and since their purpose is to fleece and show immediate results therefore I am assuming some strong chemical which can even damage the clear coat. Obviously it should be a cheap chemical as well.

Amazer2013 introduced us to Chrisfix videos in this thread. Here is one more from same guy on removing paint rub-ins.




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Hello,

Please advice on the above and any suggestions are welcome. And I will be working by hand and i would like a wet glossy finish in my car at the end of the day.
Hi Blackbandit, The color of your car (even mine) is considered as one of the toughest to maintain from a swirl free perspective. I think you need to live with some decent amount of them. Though from time to time you can minimize them either with a DIY approach or with help from a professional detailer.

Now I see you are going to use elbow grease and therefore removal of swirls on a black car is going to be very difficult. Please do not take me incorrectly as it requires hell lot of hard work and even then swirls do not go.

Most of your list looks good to me. I would recommend you to procure a clay sponge or clay for claying step before Meguiars UC. Newer form of rubberized blocks are very good and there are multiple vendors who produce and sell them. I have one more suggestion for you. Rather Meguiars UP, go for Poorboy's blackhole which is specially meant for dark colors.


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Hi Blackbandit, The color of your car (even mine) is considered as one of the toughest to maintain from a swirl free perspective...

Newer form of rubberized blocks are very good and there are multiple vendors who produce and sell them. I have one more suggestion for you. Rather Meguiars UP, go for Poorboy's blackhole which is specially meant for dark colors.
Thank you vikas, for your valuable suggestion. Yes I do know it's going to be hard to maintain and not an easy task. My main intention as of now it's getting it reduced to some extent atleast. And yeah I have considered claying with Ultima elastrofoam or opti eraser just forgot to add it to the list. And will look into Poorboy's black hole as well

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