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Old 10th March 2009, 23:41   #1
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Hi All,

Please advice on the best way to protect the car from Holi colors (apart from driving it during holi ).
I have a white ANHC and some kids splashed it with Blue colored water.
What is the best possible way to remove the color?

-Rahul

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Old 11th March 2009, 11:41   #2
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Nothing to worry, use rubbing compound to get it off once holi is over.
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Rofl, i was gonna start a similar thread.White Swift and my BP is high since morning.

But the best part is everyone around knows how much i love my car and how much of a jack and spanner they ll have shoved up their faces if anything does happen to it.

So its an invisible keep distance sign :P
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use rubbing compound or thinner or kerosene. All of these will remove color!
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use rubbing compound or thinner or kerosene. All of these will remove color!
Does it remove only the holi color ?
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use rubbing compound or thinner or kerosene. All of these will remove color!
Thinner is big no no, unless you are planning remove paint. Usually a proper car wash should do.
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But the best part is everyone around knows how much i love my car and how much of a jack and spanner they ll have shoved up their faces if anything does happen to it.
that is too much!

i haven't gone down and seen my car since morning but keeping my fingers crossed. and i believe a thorough wash and car wax should do the trick.
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Hi All,

Please advice on the best way to protect the car from Holi colors (apart from driving it during holi ).
I have a white ANHC and some kids splashed it with Blue colored water.
What is the best possible way to remove the color?

-Rahul

Use a normal car wash / shampoo that shoudl take off the clour and unless you have stubborn stains dont use rubbing compound and be careful not to over do it.

Thinner is a strict no my friend , it will definitley get to the paint and ruin it do even think about thinner.
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just do a regular car wash, it will fade away in 5-6 washes. don't try hard to remove it at once or you will mess the paint .....
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These are the steps I have taken to protect my cars:
1.Sent a stern warning note to my Apartment residents that all Holi celebrations must be on the road away from cars.(Im the Secretary of my Aparment association)
2.Hired my car cleaner for the whole day paying him rs.500 to stand near my cars and protect them.Its a 10am-10pm duty.
3.Tied two of my inhouse dogs near my cars and trained them to react to any psycehdelic invasions.
4.Stocked Sonax car cleaning products incase my above efforts fail.

Now currently crossed my fingers :-)
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