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Old 26th September 2007, 19:40   #346
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Need some guidance and help on maintaining my new car. I have bought a Silky Silver Swift VDI and I live in Delhi.

- I have decided not to go for teflon coating as per Rudra da's recommendation and other views on the forum.

- Should I use polish or wax for my car ? What has to be used under what circumstances ?

- Which brand and which variant should I go for ? Most popularly available here is Formula1 and turtle wax ?

- Spray ones or the paste ones ?

- Which chamois for the car ? Local ones are synthetic I think and they cost 130 - 150 bucks here. Any particular material / brand of Chamois that I should be looking for ?
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Old 18th October 2007, 20:30   #347
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I have a black car and there are some scratches and swirl marks on it.
i want to try tuttle wax scratch and swirl remover.

can some one tell me how this thing works and if this thing acts as a polish also?
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Old 25th October 2007, 18:58   #348
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I am in the somewhat lucky catogory. Since I read this article, I have stopped letting my car wash guy use hard water. I call him to my house everyday and I myself fill up the bucket.
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Old 3rd November 2007, 17:24   #349
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I have an odd problem with the cleanliness of the car. When I come down the first time in the day to start my car and go out ive noticed cockroaches at times. Whenever i get my car serviced i dont see them for 10 -15 days. Although these pets are never out wandering when im driving hence luckily dates have never jumped out of their seats yet. On more R&D the watchman who washes the car revealed that its a problem with the building stilt area which has cockroaches and enter in everybody's car. Ive emptied insecticide cans but all my efforts have been in vain. SOS!

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Old 4th December 2007, 13:27   #350
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ok 1 question. I was getting my car washed at petrol pump when i saw the car washer using a cloth diped in diesel on someones car after the normal wash. I asked him why he is using that, He replied "It will make the car shine as it is new". Further i didn't asked him much questions and kept on beserving him. After he wiped the car with diesel cloth he again cleaned the car with water and soaked the water with a dry cloth. And indeed the car was twice shiny.

But wouldn't diesel effect the car color etc ?
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Old 4th December 2007, 15:33   #351
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Did he wash the whole car or just the lower portion,usually they use diesel to remove tar thats stuck on the car
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Old 4th December 2007, 16:00   #352
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And indeed the car was twice shiny.

But wouldn't diesel effect the car color etc ?
I used to try this technique on my old kinetic Honda 10 years back -No knowledge/budget for waxing that time. The bike will shine for a few hours and then eventually loose its lustre. Gradually with time the paint gave a dull look.I have seen the service centres wash the car belly with diesel to remove the tar particles.
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Old 4th December 2007, 17:47   #353
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I clean my windshield using turtlewax glass cleaner everytime i take the car out. The problem is, the road in which i travel is full of mud and the mud is splashed all over the windshield from the vehicle tyres going in front. I am forced to use the wiper which leaves small small scratches.
Any idea how to tackle this issue?
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Old 7th January 2008, 16:47   #354
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Hello! This is just for Bangalore Boys. After searching for so many days, I was able to get the STP - Son of a GUN from JC road. (A shop called as CAR GOLD). It was Rs. 270 for a 295ML container. It looks geniune, and I hope it is. And I am going to try it on my Civic Babys tyre :-) Hope it is going to gleeem with shine.!!!
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And I am going to try it on my Civic Babys tyre :-) Hope it is going to gleeem with shine.!!!
Update: it works like Magic. Thankx Rudra Sir.
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Old 14th January 2008, 10:27   #356
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Since past 3week, i have started using :

Turtle paste wax
Formula1 Tyre spray
F1 dash board spray
Pril mixed with water for glass cleaning( works like wonder...)


For car fragrance has anyone tried somthing like odonil????
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Since past 3week, i have started using :

Turtle paste wax
Formula1 Tyre spray
F1 dash board spray
Pril mixed with water for glass cleaning( works like wonder...)


For car fragrance has anyone tried somthing like odonil????
dude you want odonil for fragnance or sanitization? there are hell no of perfumes deo for cars available in the market, but use branded ones like carmate , ambipur, though ambipur fragnance is very strong and sometimes makes me choke (dry throat) in the throat..
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Hey that was just a wild thought, i use Ambi pur vanilla regularly but they hard last...
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Since past 3week, i have started using :

Turtle paste wax
Formula1 Tyre spray
F1 dash board spray
Pril mixed with water for glass cleaning( works like wonder...)


For car fragrance has anyone tried somthing like odonil????
Hey vc12, how much did you buy those items for, except the Pril solution?
Further, after mixing Pril in water, do you clean with a cloth by dipping it in the solution, or do you pour it into the windshield fluid container under the bonnet?
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Old 14th January 2008, 14:42   #360
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Turtle wax is 250rs
Formula tyre apray for 200
F1 for 200

All of these you can get near Minister road shops..

Pril mix I use a spray bottle for litre bottle i pour some 25 ml.
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