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Old 25th May 2006, 02:52   #136
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Great advice sir! Having a black indica, i fall in even god cant help category. One question though, what to do about those small little scratches which lucky guys dont even see, but on black are even visible after compund rubbing and teflon coating. Should i go for full car retouch and polish?
agree to that tanveer,a piece of advice from me to all fellow bhpiians never ever buy a metallic black indica as tanveer said even god wont be able to help you,i love cleaning and polishing my car but i never touch my indica,the color is sticky and is impossible to clean using a normal cloth(wet or dry),nice panel gaps trap the polish when i polish the car,there is always tonnes of sand and dirt trapped between the doors and body as there is no rubber beading on the body to prevent dirt,black indica is a cleaner's nightmare.
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Old 26th May 2006, 14:29   #137
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hey guys,

I have a silver hyundai getz (hence i fall in the x3mely lucky case).

i wash my car every fortnight and use armor all car wash concentrate(bought it from uae) to wash it. i then use armor all protectant(also from uae) for the tyres and alloys. i wud like to buy some good wax/polish for my car. any good products please.....

and what product of son of a gun should i buy. should i go for the car wash shampoo or wax polish.

Plz reply guys ASAP

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Old 29th May 2006, 16:47   #138
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You can get micro-fibre towels in Mumbai from TPC3.

Extremely useful to wipe the car down after a wash.
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I use these towels to wipe my car dry after a wash .......

Note- It has a very poor water absorbing ability
If it doesn't absorb water well, what is it that you wipe off after a wash ?
How come it is so useful then ?!!
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Old 8th June 2006, 22:52   #139
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Lately I have been watching the Logo areas of several cars and notice that these areas are caked with hard substance that give it a nasty look. It is more noticable on white cars.
I know that this is caused by the minerals present in the water, which harden when the water has dried, but how does one get rid of this stuff.

I am also working on it & shall have the results posted when I succeed. Dada, (I hope you don't mind me calling you that) I would love to know your views on this.







This is what I had posted a long time back. I have been working on these areas and have achieved some very good results that I would like to share with you all.

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1. Take one capful of Harpic Blue and dilute it with 4 capfuls of clean water. Mix well.

2. Wet the area that needs to be decalcified.( Stubborn stain around the logo areas, wind screen washer nozzles, around the key hole plates)

3. Take an old Tooth brush, dip it in the harpic solution and smear it liberally over the effected areas and watch the stains just dissolve leaving the area absolutely clean and fresh as in a newly purchased car.

4. Make sure that use lot of water in that area after about 30 seconds after applying the solution. It is also advisable that you use the tooth brush by scrubbing the area vigorously while at the same time directing your hose over it.

5. Observe the area after drying it. If some traces of the stains are leftover, repeat the whole process again. Initially you may have to do this about 4/5 times but later on you may have to do this just once a month to prevent further damage.

6. Trust me. The result is so satisfying that it gives an entire new meaning to car washing.

So go ahead and start brushing and don't forget that I shall be eagerly waiting for your feedback.
So long....

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Come on guys, whats happening. Has everyone stopped cleaning their cars ?

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Old 13th June 2006, 11:52   #141
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Come on guys, whats happening. Has everyone stopped cleaning their cars ?

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Varun i really dont know whether to try this as Harpic has Acid in it wont be good for the paint will it?
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Old 13th June 2006, 13:01   #142
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I am also working on it & shall have the results posted when I succeed. Dada, (I hope you don't mind me calling you that) I would love to know your views on this.
Use only hand wash like Palmolive or such. In extreme case, use PRIL. All these are soft soap and PRIL is a grease cutter. Use a soft toothbrush instead of hard one.
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Old 13th June 2006, 13:28   #143
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I am one who believes that teflon coating is just an eye-wash. Its just a waste of money. Had teflon coated my 2005 Esteem VXI(Silky Silver) from my car-dealer. I wasn't too impressed though. I bought another Esteem VXI(Silky Silver) in 2006 and did the TPC3 Valugard coating done which comes with a 3 years service warranty. I can say it is top-notch. I paid 4.5k and its worth it. The gloss and shine that the paint gives is unmatched by any paint related treatment that i have seen. I don't know about scratches since touchwood there isn't one scratch in my Esteem. But yes the paint is smooth to touch and it repels water very effectively. Overall i say from experience that i feel Teflon Coating is a waste, you can go in for Paint Protection Treatment by either TPC3, Autoglym, 3M or any other reputed center. It maybe slightly more expensive than Teflon but then its well worth it. I am soo happy with the quality of TPC3 that i got the same treatment done for my 1 month old Baleno as well. LOVE IT

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Hi, I.ve used Teflon coating on my vehicles and have just the opposite view from you, friend..Maybe the guy who did the coating for you did not do a good job..I think Teflon coating is GOOD and recommend it !!
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Old 13th June 2006, 14:37   #144
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Hi, I.ve used Teflon coating on my vehicles and have just the opposite view from you, friend..Maybe the guy who did the coating for you did not do a good job..I think Teflon coating is GOOD and recommend it !!
I am happy that you are satisfied with the Teflon Coating that has been done on your car. I dont say its bad, but i feel that the price paid between 1.5-3k for teflon is not justified. Take your vehicle to paint protection specialists like TPC3, 3M, Autoglym and then i am sure you will understand what i meant

IMHO, Teflon is better than having nothing at all but it just doesn't compare with paint protection treatment meted out by people like TPC3 which IMHO is more durable, effective and long-lasting.

BTW, looking back thorugh the posts in this thread and some other threads in T-BHP, car-care gurus like Rudra Sir, V12 and Speedsatya to name a few also do not recomend Teflon Coating at all. I took up their advice and am really pleased about it

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hi prince85 i think u have done the valuegaurd treatment frm tpc3 when did u do it and how is their a.s.s planning to get it done on my car
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hi prince85 i think u have done the valuegaurd treatment frm tpc3 when did u do it and how is their a.s.s planning to get it done on my car
You are right yogi, i got the Valugard treatment done by TPC on my Esteem VXI in Jan-06, the very next day after i got the car. The same treatment is also done on my Baleno LXI in early April 06 as soon as i got the car. They charged me 4.5k for each car. It is backed by 3 years service warranty which is carried out once in 6months on site.

The treatment includes protection to all the rubber, vinyl-strips, cleaning of head/tail lamps and chrome parts of the car along with the painted bodyshell ofcourse which ensures total extrior protection. Close your eyes and go for it. I am very satisfied with their service and the product itself. The gloss of the cars is just the way it was when it was bought out from the showroom and infact its even better. The whole body feels soo smooth to touch even after 5 months after the treatment just like a freshly waxed car. Road Tar, grime does not get stubborn on the paint surface especially on the running board below the doors. I just need to take a moist cloth and wipe it off. Don't need diesel or any sort of tar remover at all to get it off.

I got the TPC3 service done around a week back. Since TPC3 are official distributors of Turtle Wax products as well, i bought my self the top of the line Turtle Wax Platinum Series Wax for 900bucks and i asked them to apply a coat on my car after the service which they did for 300 bucks(machined polish). I just cant stop to admire the gloss and the shine my car gives, its just stunning.

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Varun i really dont know whether to try this as Harpic has Acid in it wont be good for the paint will it?
I am fully aware that Harpic contains acid but it also contains soap solution which being an alkaline neutralizes the acid. That is why I was insisting that you use lot of water to wash away any residue of both Acid and Soap.

I have been using it for almost 4 months now and am really amazed at the results. Only after being totally convinced with the results have I posted it on the thread. I am car lover and would hate to ruin anybody's car. TRUST ME. Go ahead and try it out. Have no fear. For Bangalorians if it is worth there trouble I shall be glad to clear these scalely deposit from their car on any Sunday at my place.

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Old 13th June 2006, 22:03   #148
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wish i was a bachelor boy to do all this muscle work. theres just time for the gym and i wonder how u guys get time off to do this polishing / cleaning. The normal wash which i do once a month if time permits takes 1 to 1.5 hrs and needs 3 buckets of water.

The guy who washes my car otherwise when needed can do it in 1 bucket.

btw i dont know much but washer guys in the Gulf use Chamois cloth which is leather or suede based and it absorbs more grime.
let me know if this is good. costs about 600 bucks for a few sq ft(maybe 2 or 3)
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How often should one polish their cars ?

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Old 3rd August 2006, 12:27   #150
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How often should one polish their cars ?

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Once in a month. Is diesel advisable for removing dirt which doesnot come out otherwise
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