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Old 9th September 2009, 07:01   #646
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Did you not visit Karlsson during your Bangalore visit?
i was supposed to visit. but unfortunately could not do it as i had no time. may be i have to come yet again just for doing the seats. or may be ill talk to sajith and ask him whether he can do it in chennai itself
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Old 9th September 2009, 11:14   #647
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This is a bit confusing. How did you guess the FE is 16.8 after driving only for 20kms in Mumbai city?
Thats a short distance special bout/ spell generally happens in my case only on Saturdays when there is less traffic & is a pleasing experience for a person like me who have to drive 95% of time in Mumbai B2B traffic at an avg speed of 16 kmph.

Thats why so as not get consfusing (sorry still it confused you), I mentioned "only for 20 kms".

I never believe in such short distance FEs. But atleast it gives an indication what its capable of reaching.
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Old 10th September 2009, 08:23   #648
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Update:

Took the car for the paint protection as it was recommended by 3M to do it on 5th month and 9th month.
i wanted to pamper the beasty beauty as it had given me immense mileage and pleasure

the car looks in pristine showroom condition now.
after the paint protection when i came back home driving i had people drooling at my car as if it is brand new!!

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Old 10th September 2009, 09:59   #649
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Default 2nd paint protection in 5 months pics

These are the pics of the car after 2nd paint protection. the car is surely glossy

judge for yourself

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Wow, looks hotter now. . How much it costs for 3M protection? and the 2 visits are part of the package?
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Car looks really bright and glossy/shiny.
you have taken a good care Aswin.
But for my color Minimal Grey,Waxing won't give a much difference.
Waxing/Polishing will give a good effect in dark colors.
So only i avoid 3m Polishing.
I have never done any polishing in my car after delivery.
I just used to wash my car using Formula 1 Wash and Wax every week and Vacuum cleaning for interiors and plain water/Colin cleaning for dashboads,Seat Fabrics and other plastic parts.
Planned to buy Abel or Formuila 1 Wax or Amway Silicon Glaze to make my car more beautiful .
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i didnt go for the package thing.

Now there are 2 things

1. paint protection ( for cars less than 12 months old) - Rs 4500/- for 0,5,9 monthstreatment
2. surface refinement ( for cars older than 12 months)- takes away the swirl marks and clear coat scratches Rs 3000 for linea single time

i did not choose and i preferred to do the 3 paint protection by paying money directly.

the first time i paid 1500/-

now they have charged me only Rs.1000/- as i am a regular there.

THEY SAID THEY WILL CHARGE THE SAME FOR ME ON MY 9TH MONTH PROTECTION ALSO !!

so i am saving 1k. lucky i didnt opt for the package thingy

I am sure the gloss and the finishing is worth a million......

they have even cleaned the bonnet and applied vinyl protector to interiors and dressed my tyres too.

afterall the biggest joy in the world for us is to see our cars shine!!

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But for my color Minimal Grey,Waxing won't give a much difference.
Waxing/Polishing will give a good effect in dark colors.
Nope karthik. i saw a a-star (white) and skoda laura ( white, a celebrity's car) getting paint protection yesterday. For the a-star the owner was confused, so they did a demo and showed him the difference and the difference was astounding!! believe me it really shone on naked eye

If you want just go there and ask for a demo and decide for yourself. i am sure you will definitely do it, after all it is only 1k

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Aswin,

I'll come with you next time to 3m.
Please plan on weekends.

DON"T FORGET TO CALL ME

I too try Paint protection.
will they do interior cleaning/polishing along with Exterior?
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My dealer offered me WAXOYL Apperance Protection Paint as part of some hard negotiations. Since car is just a week old, i'm not seeing too much difference. Have seen 3M treatments offered at one of car accessories mall. Planning to know more from them on Saturday when I'm going there to get sun-filming done.
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will they do interior cleaning/polishing along with Exterior?
yes they clean and vaccum the interior and apply polish on dash and doors and everything!!!

ok ill call you next time i go there. i am supposed to go in december for the next buffing!!!
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My dealer offered me WAXOYL Apperance Protection Paint as part of some hard negotiations. Since car is just a week old, i'm not seeing too much difference. Have seen 3M treatments offered at one of car accessories mall. Planning to know more from them on Saturday when I'm going there to get sun-filming done.
WAXOYL is a good treatment, in fact even better treatment. Its good its made available at dealership at pune. Opulent is i think representing waxoyl here. Unfortunately in Mumbai Waxoyl is not available at TASS. If I want to get it done, I've to get it done directly by Waxoyl/ opulent at my place
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i was supposed to visit. but unfortunately could not do it as i had no time. may be i have to come yet again just for doing the seats. or may be ill talk to sajith and ask him whether he can do it in chennai itself
Yes, they can come and do it in Chennai also - they will charge 3-4K extra !!!
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Had an opputunity to go to GP road/ woods road today along with my friend who had got a i10. was surprised to see linea car seat covers and chrome tail pipes and door sills available there. though i did not buy as i wanted to check their quality and then buy.

The guy there said linea accessories have come up and are available in most of the shops here
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Door sill plates are very essential Accessory.
Got a lot of dust/mud deposition and scratches in that place while ingress and egress.
What is the cost for 4 sill plates?any idea.
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What is the cost for 4 sill plates?any idea.
no idea. but the quality didnt seem to be very good. the guy told me new good quality sill plates would come in a weeks time and asked me to come back and have a look.
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