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Old 15th May 2016, 09:33   #151
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A simple yet effective technique I use to keep my 10 year old Getz's dashboard shining is olive oil.I just spray a little and work my way around with a microfiber, works wonders!
You Sir are my hero! What a simple yet brilliant idea you have given to us. I tried it on my 19 year old Maruti 800. The bumpers have started to lose their natural colour and were begging to turn grey. However I just applied a bit of olive oil and voila! They are back to their natural colour like they are just out of showroom. I was in search for quite sometime for some reliable polish for plastic trim. Whatever I have tried till now, none of them were that effective and their shine lasted for a very short period of time. But not anymore!


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You Sir are my hero! What a simple yet brilliant idea you have given to us.
While I'd readily endorse the use of a natural product like olive oil to enhance the looks of vinyl or plastic, the problem is such substances (including some dashboard/vinyl "polishes") create a layer/film that turns into a dust magnet.

However, I recently thought of trying Collinite's leather/vinyl wax and will report back here once I apply it. The advantage with wax is it dries up and provides a protective coating.

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While I'd readily endorse the use of a natural product like olive oil to enhance the looks of vinyl or plastic, the problem is such substances (including some dashboard/vinyl "polishes") create a layer/film that turns into a dust magnet.

However, I recently thought of trying Collinite's leather/vinyl wax and will report back here once I apply it. The advantage with wax is it dries up and provides a protective coating.
I applied oil before washing the car and after a wash, none of the stickiness is there with the shine maintained as is it. The trick is use only as much as the plastic trim will absorb it. Don't overapply it.

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Hello Fellow BHPians,

Recently I got myself a tin of Formula 1 Carnauba Wax (Well recently means today i.e. 14 June) online. I had known about the product for quite some time and had the idea of getting it stuck in my head for a long time. So on the 10th of June I finally sat down, opened my lappy, clicked a few buttons and voila, I get a 230g tin of the carnauba wax on the 14th. (BTW I ordered it from Snapdeal.com, Link will be down below if you are interested).



Now keep in mind that till date I had only used those liquid kind of car polishes ( Not liquid wax ) that only make the car shiny and while on the other hand Wax creates a Hydrophobic protective layer over the clear coat and gives a more rich and glossy finish. So I was really excited about the result from the wax and so within an hour from the delivery guy leaving my door steps I was already standing in front of my car, exhausted from all the rubbing but man was I satisfied!!!!

The paint looked amazing and to be honest it looked almost new.

So guys if you haven't used it yet, I highly recommend it to you.

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Hello fellow enthusiasts,

I wanted a recommendation from you guys about a good Car Shampoo as I am really confused with all that is available out there.

I am currently leaning towards Armor All Wax And Wash but on the other hand Formula 1 Wax and Wash also seems to be a pretty good option.

Please write about the experience with any of these Shampoos if you have used them.

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My god. This thread is an absolute gem. This is what makes T BHP truly special. This is going to be my go to guide for ongoing maintenance tips. Thanks for compiling in one place.
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Friends

Need an urgent help ! Please advice on how do i clean these black colored stains that i accidentally put on my new car beige colored leather seat covers. These are basically black color denim discoloration spots. I tried googling and found a few recommendations like Turtle Wax Lux Leather cleaner, Armor Leather cleaner etc but when i read reviews of them on amazon they say , they are good for conditioning but does not remove the stains. One of my friend suggested to wipe it with a cloth dipped in Petrol. On youtube , people suggest a baking soda and water combination to clean the same. I fear that i may spoil the leather specially since i dont have any experience on cleaning a leather seat before. Do these get permanent if in case i dont get them cleaned for a few days? Any tried and tested methods ? Or if someone can point me to a thread where it may have already been discussed.

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