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Old 9th October 2008, 19:58   #421
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Hemanth,

I did try in couple of food world and other super markets around Malleshwaram in Bangalore and most of them are not even aware if such a product exists!

This weekend planning to search some more outlets. Does anyone has come across any shops so far in Bangalore?
Hi ravikn & Hemanth,

You can buy the entire range of 3M products in Metro in Bangalore. I have picked up quite a few of their products there. They have almost the entire range as you find on their website.

Do check it out.

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What is the common between scratch remover, rubbing compound? do they add shine to the car?

And are the car care products available in Dollar stores worth the buy?
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Old 12th October 2008, 10:18   #423
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You're right. Scratch remover is also a rubbing compound but finer/softer in terms of it's abrasive strength. White colour will not show that difference prominently unless check against light.

Suggest you do a wax polish now. I'm sure rubbed part doesn't have the same sheen.
Well thats already done right after the rubbing.
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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 ?

@Eddy so what have you done to maintain the silky silver body paint of your swift. My car has the same color so want to know what have you done to maintain it.
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Old 6th November 2008, 19:51   #425
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I think I got a pretty Amazing Deal on 3M Kit (I leave it for you to decide if it's a good deal or not).
Car Shine (Shampoo)
Plast Shine
Glass Shine
Tyre Shine
Got it for Rs. 150 .
This was as a bundle so I could not leave some and pick some (Not from a shop - but from a Medical Rep who was supposed to gift it but instead sold it to me for far lesser than it was worth)

I've used it 4 times - and seem to be happy with the results.

BTW - how do I find out the F1 wax is an original or chinese? I've read on this thread that the original one has a 3D logo where as the chinese a flat logo of the US flag. Can someone post a pic to describe it please?
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Car Shine (Shampoo)
Plast Shine
Glass Shine
Tyre Shine
Out of these I found only the Glass cleaner to be a winner. The others are so-so. Tyre agent is pretty useless.
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I've tried Turtle wax products. Polishing Compound and Cleaner Wax. Buff and Shine and your car's brand new from the outside all over again!
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Try SONAX. Their products are pretty good.
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(Not from a shop - but from a Medical Rep who was supposed to gift it but instead sold it to me for far lesser than it was worth)
Smart medical rep! He knew if he was caught with this stuff on him he'd be behind bars! No one can ingest that stuff & survive!!
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Smart medical rep! He knew if he was caught with this stuff on him he'd be behind bars! No one can ingest that stuff & survive!!
Sirjee - this is India - a lot is not supposed to happen but still it does....
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Try SONAX. Their products are pretty good.
This is how I clean my car
- A wash, wax & shine every week
- Once a month - take my baby for a diesel wet sponge followed by a wash at a workshop for cleaning & washing

Washing
- Current Products (3M car shine)
- Earlier I had tried a dishwashing liquid (believe me it used to give the best shine)

Followed by
- drying the car

Followed by
- A plastic/dashboard polish for the interiors & the plastic trins

Followed by
- Formula 1 turtle wax (2 coats)

Followed by
- Tyre polish (I have used 3M's tyre shine and Renew(which I once bought from dollar store))

2 hours and my baby as good as new....

Any pointers where I can get SONAX products in Noida/Chandigarh???
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@Eddy so what have you done to maintain the silky silver body paint of your swift. My car has the same color so want to know what have you done to maintain it.
- Complete body wash and shampoo and underbody wash at the service station under my supervision every 5000 kms.
- Polish and Shampoo(3M) and internal vacuum thrice (in 30k km) by self (Polish - Used formula1 which was not nice so I think was the fake one. Motomax for the next two times which was better)
- Daily cleaning by the cleaning guy.
- Luckily, covered parking most of the times so the car has not been exposed much to harsh sunlight and bird poop.
- Pray

Rudra Da: Still confused between polishing and waxing. What to do when ?
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I just realized its been a year and Iv never had the car polished/waxed :|

Sonax car shampoo is good... and VFM too.
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I just realized its been a year and Iv never had the car polished/waxed :|

Sonax car shampoo is good... and VFM too.
I've been hearing a lot about Sonax - will give it a try this time.
Are there any particular Sonax products I need to go for???

I've also tried Motomax Interior Polish and find it good too, only flip side is it tends to make the surfaces slippery.
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Any pointers where I can get SONAX products in Noida/Chandigarh???
SONAX products are imported by Methods Automotive. Same company who imports K&N, Sparco etc. It should be available in bigger super market there. And of course automobile acc shops. Otherwise check out these numbers:
Automotives, Noida, 0120-2530512
MotorKraft, Noida, 0120-2424980 / 2424981
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Rudra Da: Still confused between polishing and waxing. What to do when ?
Polishing: Rejuvenating paint surface through rubbing/cleaner compound. Bringing back that lustre of original paint and shine.

Waxing: Protective coating of wax on paint. Protection from rain and street grime. Well, it adds to the shine too.
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