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Old 3rd June 2012, 08:53   #31
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I would advise not to go with this. Simply 70W would be overkill. Stock are 51W and the ones I have suggested are 55W. So gain of 4W + 30% Extra Light(According to Philips).

Cut-outs & relay in fogs is not advisable and there is space constraint too. So keep it Philips Premium 55W HB4 9006. I had changed the bulbs on my own. Have a go through. Link.
Thanks el lobo! Premium it is,
And yes I had gone through your thread about changing the headlights long back. Infact Your thread incepted the idea in me
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Old 10th June 2012, 18:06   #32
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blue wind after a self exterior detailing using McGuire NXT wax

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That car looks awesome. Congratulations on your purchase.

The choice of color looks great. Not so many in this shade that you see on the roads. I guess it should feel unique. Enjoy your miles.
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[quote=newtonMeter;2804166]blue wind after a self exterior detailing using McGuire NXT wax

NewtonMeter, super looking car. blue wind is shining.
can you please eloborate the detailing process you followed.
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Old 13th June 2012, 19:07   #35
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It was not that extensive.

1. Wash the car clean with shampoo
2. Used scratchx on bonnet and dicky ( lot of swirls) rubbed it with fiber cloth
3. Used a foam applicator to spread nxt. Started with roof, sides, bonnet, dicky
4. Waited till white dry
5. Rubbed it with fiber cloth

That's it
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Old 30th June 2012, 20:10   #36
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Recently my blue wind suffered super abuse by my colony cleaner ( swirl marks, rubbing marks, water residue) it was heart breaking! But to my rescue came ultimate detailerz! The most proficient detailers in the country. Mostly for sure of world standards.


See the results for yourself

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Near zero swirls


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Detail Activity Log
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1. Started the process at UD's (Mohsin) basement at 09:45 AM
2. Step 1 - preparation - Dusting (jopaso) Claying using ONR
3. Step 2 - Compounding using Meg's Ultimate compound + Meg's 105
4. Step 3 - Sealant - Using Blackfire
5. Step 4 - Plastic restoration - Using Meg's Ultimate black
6. Step 5 - Clean up (alloys,Glass, edges, left over compounds)
7. Activity end : 02:00 PM

Video below for swirl free experience


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Good to know you are really taking care of your car. Shadow Blue & Pearl Black are the two color which require extra maintenance but these car cleaner in bldg are no good. Ask fellow bhpian Nileshch for advice, he does the best for Shadow Blue.

But what catches my eye is your car is having HR99 temp number, did you drive all the way too Banglore to get it detailed by UD? HR to KA is some distance, we need a travelogue.

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Detail Activity Log
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1. Started the process at UD's (Mohsin) basement at 09:45 AM
2. Step 1 - preparation - Dusting (jopaso) Claying using ONR
3. Step 2 - Compounding using Meg's Ultimate compound + Meg's 105
4. Step 3 - Sealant - Using Blackfire
5. Step 4 - Plastic restoration - Using Meg's Ultimate black
6. Step 5 - Clean up (alloys,Glass, edges, left over compounds)
7. Activity end : 02:00 PM
Thanks for it, I too follow the same procedure and I swear by BlackFire Wet Diamond All Paint Selant, as I too use it. Its the best. Washed the car with Amway shampoo so many ties with lot of dust & abuse and it still beads water like paint is coated with butter.
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Good to know you are really taking care of your car. Shadow Blue & Pearl Black are the two color which require extra maintenance but these car cleaner in bldg are no good. Ask fellow bhpian Nileshch for advice, he does the best for Shadow Blue.

But what catches my eye is your car is having HR99 temp number, did you drive all the way too Banglore to get it detailed by UD? HR to KA is some distance, we need a travelogue.


Thanks for it, I too follow the same procedure and I swear by BlackFire Wet Diamond All Paint Selant, as I too use it. Its the best. Washed the car with Amway shampoo so many ties with lot of dust & abuse and it still beads water like paint is coated with butter.
thanks el lobo. No, my car will have a CH number ultimately. CH RTO takes 3 months to release the number. I live in bangalore, but had bought my car from Chandigarh (see my ownership thread). Yes, Nileshch is also a customer of UD. So following his foot steps!
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Recently my blue wind suffered super abuse by my colony cleaner ( swirl marks, rubbing marks, water residue) it was heart breaking!
Good that you realised it early. In my case, the car took abuse for about five months before I started seeing the problem in the cleaner's over-enthusiasm in scrubbing the car . Before this I have been completely ignorant of car detailing -- I never had a dark coloured car before! The damage in my case was so severe, even UD gave up on a few of the deepest swirl marks!! After that I decided to take things into my own hands and let go the cleaner.
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Added some neat LED tail lights to my blue wind.

here is the video.

Used the 36SMD RED 5050 LEDs



apologies for a short video, was irritating my wife to push the break pedals
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Added some neat LED tail lights to my blue wind.

Used the 36SMD RED 5050 LEDs
Nice mod. Can you please share the cost and from where can we purchase it. I'm looking for LED for the interior too. Any difference you noted after changing over to the LED ?

Edit: Did you change it by yourself? Do elaborate about it, as it may help in doing a DiY.

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Nice mod. Can you please share the cost and from where can we purchase it. I'm looking for LED for the interior too. Any difference you noted after changing over to the LED ?

Edit: Did you change it by yourself? Do elaborate about it, as it may help in doing a DiY.
I purchased from ebay.com (vendor name super_lights) - Costed me 1200 (pair, shipping inclusive)

There were many cheaper options available but I made mine to order. I wanted specific 5050 (not 3528) SMD in a 360% arrangement (RED color) with the length of the stalk matching the stock length of the filament bulb.

Advantage of 5050 over 3528s is that they are much brighter per SMD {for RED light wavelength, the 5050 has 3000-4000 MCD rating as compared to 1000-1200 MCD frm 3528s}

So for brake lights 5050 were obvious choice.

Difference in LED
  1. LED has amazing response time when compared to filament. They switch on and off at a blistering pace.
  2. At night they are brighter and more RED than filament. I am not sure about the day
  3. the intensity and timing of lights now match the internal HMSL.
  4. Just gives a more upmarket feeling
For interiors i suggest go for something duller as extra bright lights will give you a tube light effect and will also loose theater dimming effect (slow attenuation)

Personally i will avoid interior light upgrades as I love the yellow when it comes to ambient lighting. White is too in the face.

I will post the DIY instruction set for the tail lights soon. Personally the tail lights really impressed me in the king of integration followed which makes them easy to service (totally opposite the TDI headlights which are a pain to service. though petrol ventos have enough service space)

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I purchased from ebay.com (vendor name super_lights) - Costed me 1200 (pair, shipping inclusive)
Can you give the eBay link. Tried searching directly onto eBay, but to no avail.
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Can you give the eBay link. Tried searching directly onto eBay, but to no avail.

http://www.ebay.in/itm/380454109707?...84.m1497.l2649

i think they have no products for sale right now, but you can mail them at superblights@yahoo.com.hk
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thanks el lobo. No, my car will have a CH number ultimately. CH RTO takes 3 months to release the number. I live in bangalore, but had bought my car from Chandigarh (see my ownership thread). Yes, Nileshch is also a customer of UD. So following his foot steps!
Hey newtonMeter

So you have a CH number but you'll be driving in Bangalore. Do you plan to take up KA registration? There are frequent checks here for outstation vehicles (theres a thread on that here). Or are you in Bangalore temporarily only, then you can keep driving on CH number.

And good work with the LED lamps. Looks quite good. Waiting for your DIY pictures.
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