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Old 14th September 2009, 15:34   #121
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I spend another Rs.7000/00 and got Laquor coating done.
This is something new to me. Can you kindly educate me as to what it does
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Old 14th September 2009, 19:11   #122
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^^^ 3M Cleaner+Polish+WaxCoat !!! So if this is what they are doing on a new car, they are harming it! A new car should not be polished!
A new car can be polished depending upon what it went through during transit and stored in an open stock yard, how it was cleaned and de waxed by the PDI!

i can with my experience every single car sold in india has swirl marks on it, you can see them while you are taking the delivery of the vehicle!

an appeal to fellow forum member:

STOP BEING CONNED BY PEOPLE SELLING YOU TEFLON COATING!

even if you are offered, just ask them to show you the products being used and the process to use them!

note down the product name, their website and get informed about the product before going back again to buy the product!
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I think there is some terminology problem.

I can appreciate the definition of polishing as being an abrasive process, as in polishing out scratches, which really means to remove the surface around the scratch down to same level, so the scratch is no longer there.

When I used to make jewellery (just a hobby) I used to rationalise polishing my work as putting ever-finer scratches, each one removing the previous courser scratches, until the piece had no visible scratches left. In the process through files and sandpapers to buffing wheel, up to the final rouge wheel, which burnishes, everything is abrasion --- and is costing you metal, as well, if you have worked carelessly and have deep scratches to "remove"

However, a wax polish should not be abrasive. It produces shine by filling imperfections to give a smooth surface, and addsa smooth layer overall to give shine. Of course that shine is not permanent, and the wax must be re-applied.
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^^^ 3M Cleaner+Polish+WaxCoat !!! So if this is what they are doing on a new car, they are harming it! A new car should not be polished!
True, the cotton that I used for polishing turned green within seconds (My cielo is Dark Green), that means a layer of paint is gone.
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^^^ But I have a doubt - shouldn't it be a layer of clear coat that will be abraded? Then how come you guys are actually seeing colour, which is below the clear coat, on the cloth? Any explaination anybody?
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Metalic, pearl, and generally more expensive finishes will have a clear final coat, but this is not at all the case wit ordinary solid colours.
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This is something new to me. Can you kindly educate me as to what it does
They rub the shine off the paint and the Teflon polish ( not noticable difference ). Then the parts such as the rubber beading, Glasses, Head Lights, Tail Lights etc are masked and a very thin coating of lacquer is sprayed on the car a few times. When the coating is dry the car is baked in a temperature controlled chamber for about 24 hours to harden the lacquer. This seals in the shine of the paint. Small scratches etc will be only on the coating.

If I remember correctly its the same lacquer which is used to spray on the printed circuit boards to make them weather proof.
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If I remember correctly its the same lacquer which is used to spray on the printed circuit boards to make them weather proof.
Thanks a ton for the clarification
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Going through all the Teflon post for my new fiesta, one of my friend recommended me to go for a Eagle wax polish instead of Teflon.
Any comments?
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I Bought a Pidilite Body wax for my fiesta, will do a self coating of wax polish instead of the teflon.
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I turtle wax for my car now it refuses to come off completely even after a month...
What is the correct way to use wax? Please someone explain in detail

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I turtle wax for my car now it refuses to come off completely even after a month...
What is the correct way to use wax? Please someone explain in detail
There are several videos on youtube- do check them out. Else go to meguiars website and go to training videos.
What do you mean that the wax refuses to come out? If you wash it with a good car shampoo, surely the wax would come off...i used and it did not even last a week!!! Wonder what magic turtle wax is this
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^^^ The shine definitely lasts longer than a week for my bikes. I'd say about a month. Depends on usage, I guess...
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Hi everyone,

I just went to the GM dealer in Delhi. These guys are using "3M Perfect-It 3000 Swirl Mark Remover" which they call Teflon. I was shocked to learn this !.

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Teflon

Polytetrafluoroethylene - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

PTFE or Teflon the name given to this chemical by Dupont its inventor has a melting temperature of a minimum of 327 degrees centigrade. At this temperature most paints will be destroyed. Car paints will be history. The only way to apply a coat on any surface is to melt PTFE. So go figure. Do not be fooled into this TEFLON scam. Go to the Dupont site where they expressly warn you against these scams.
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