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Old 5th December 2018, 20:10   #10576
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Had availed the services of Urbanclap for Deep Car cleaning of my hatchback.
Did an average job overall, though interior cleaning was good. I had good amount of oil stains on the passenger seats (due to tiffin leakage), but it was cleaned well.

Turned out they had used a 3M Car Shampoo + water, to clean the seats. It was effective nonetheless, so didn't complain.

Steps undertaken :
1. Pressure washed the car.
2. Foam-Shampooed the car.
3. Washed the car.
4. Cleaned the interior.
5. Used 3M Finesse-It Marine Paste for carrying out the final polish.

Query : It was a surprise regarding the material that they were using, since it's the first time I heard it. (Amazon Link). Is this actually a good product for polishing the car?
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Old 5th December 2018, 23:34   #10577
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5. Used 3M Finesse-It Marine Paste for carrying out the final polish.
3M finesse it is a heavy cut compound - did you car have serious blemishes that needed such an aggressive step? Also, they should have applied wax / sealant to seal the shine.
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Old 6th December 2018, 16:31   #10578
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3M finesse it is a heavy cut compound - did you car have serious blemishes that needed such an aggressive step? Also, they should have applied wax / sealant to seal the shine.
It did have scratches and blemishes.
I most probably believe, they did apply the wax, cause they spoke about it in the beginning. Cannot confirm though, could not stay with them till the end to confirm.
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It did have scratches and blemishes.
I most probably believe, they did apply the wax, cause they spoke about it in the beginning. Cannot confirm though, could not stay with them till the end to confirm.
As Blackasta mentioned, that product is a heavy duty compound. You don't use it after every pressure washing session. Your car's paint will not have any thickness left if done repeatedly leaving the paint looking dull after a year.
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As Blackasta mentioned, that product is a heavy duty compound. You don't use it after every pressure washing session. Your car's paint will not have any thickness left if done repeatedly leaving the paint looking dull after a year.
Oh yes. It was a one-time thing, mainly to get those soiled seats cleaned, and someone recommended Urbanclap to my father.
Otherwise, it's an annual polish from the FNG, when the car goes for servicing.

Thank you for your responses. I'll definitely ask them not to use the product on my other car, if and ever I seek their service again.
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Old 7th December 2018, 12:24   #10581
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Ordered a 3M interior cleaner, 3M dashboard dresser and Meguiars ultimate polish yesterday and the polish arrived today, though haven't checked the packet. Will soon soon post a review next week. All 3 costed me Rs 1562.
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Hi Gaaij,
Here goes. Some photos of the DIY detailing done on the mighty Veedub.
It is a 2011 model HL DSG which I have used for around 221000 kilometers.
This is a combination of the infamous Chemical Guys complete range of optical grade compounds and finishng polishes plus one of the best ceramic coats available in India, the Sonax CC36.
Will put up the entire detail story later. Till then, enjoy the photos.

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So after a tiring day the car is finally treated after a long time. Took me a good half of the day to do it. The process was simple:
1. Shampoo the car using 3m shampoo
2. Dry it using a microfibre cloth
3. Polish using Meguiars ultimate polish with 7-10 circles on each area
4. Wipe off with the microfibre
5. Two coats of Meguiars Nxt 2.0 wax on all areas except roof which i will do tomorrow


The low temperatures helped wax multiple panels of the car at the same time and the Meguiars wax is easy to wipe off as well. As can be seen the swirls seem to have reduced considerably however the polish isnt useful for scratches at all. I also couldnt remove a few chips and a paint swap mark in the car even with a rubbing compound. All in all felt good to see my car outshine our 2 years younger Creta next to it.

The coming week my car seat cleaner and dashboard dresser will arrive too so interiors will be treated next saturday.
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