Team-BHP > Technical Stuff


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 21st March 2019, 18:26   #10666
BHPian
 
Pferdestarke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Vijayawada
Posts: 616
Thanked: 1,237 Times
Default Re: A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide

Quote:
Originally Posted by blackasta View Post
Have you thought about which pads to get? Get a spare backing plate as mine suddenly cracked one day.
How many pads do I need for polishing a sedan? I currently have these:

1x Heavy Cut
3x Medium Cut
2x White polishing
2x Black finishing
1x Red finishing
1x Blue polishing pads

Quote:
Originally Posted by NOS Power View Post
If you have any type of APC, dillute it to interior cleaner strength and spray liberally on the pad.
Will that suffice or do I need any pad rejuventors for maintaining them in good shape?
Pferdestarke is offline  
Old 21st March 2019, 19:22   #10667
Senior - BHPian
 
blackasta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: WB 26
Posts: 3,373
Thanked: 2,769 Times
Default Re: A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pferdestarke View Post
How many pads do I need for polishing a sedan? I currently have these:

1x Heavy Cut
3x Medium Cut
2x White polishing
2x Black finishing
1x Red finishing
1x Blue polishing pads
Different companies have different colors for different grades of pads. As you have not mentioned the company it's a bit difficult to comment, but what you have should be more than enough if you ask me.

I invested in Lake country CCA pads when I bought by DA polisher and bought a bunch of them together.

https://p11.secure.hostingprod.com/@...d-chart-lc.htm

What I use now is:
LC CCA yellow pad for heavy scratches which require compounding,
LC CCA orange pad for swirl removers,
LC CCA Green pad for AIO / cleaner waxes,
LC CCA black pad for glazes (the only one I use is poorboy's black hole - which is great at hiding micro blemishes you don't want to sweat out removing).

I had a couple of white pads for applying waxes but they are gone so I normally apply waxes / sealants by hand now. I have a few microfiber bonnets that go on top of the pads for easy buffing of waxes.

I had a couple of each color I mentioned above, but most have disintegrated along the way with usage and I have not bothered to restock, instead making do with what I have. Guess I shall again buy a fresh bunch once all of these disintegrate. For a weekend warrior whose frequency in pampering rides is becoming lesser, the ones I have remaining should last for some more time.

I also have a purple wool pad, but can't remember using it !
blackasta is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 23rd March 2019, 22:03   #10668
BHPian
 
Mr.501's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 40
Thanked: 92 Times
Default Re: A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide

Good snow foam recommendations please.
I am currently using 3M Car shampoo both as a car shampoo and snow foam(in my MJJC Foam Cannon) because of it's price to performance but would like to consider some alternatives.
Mr.501 is offline  
Old 24th March 2019, 05:27   #10669
BHPian
 
Raj_RD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 49
Thanked: 48 Times
Default Re: A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide

Can anyone tell me where can i get Chemical guys citrus wash shampoo? And how does it fare against Sonax concentrated gloss?
Raj_RD is offline  
Old 24th March 2019, 05:59   #10670
Team-BHP Support
 
moralfibre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: MH-12
Posts: 7,982
Thanked: 11,897 Times
Default Re: A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide

Quote:
Originally Posted by Raj_RD View Post
Can anyone tell me where can i get Chemical guys citrus wash shampoo? And how does it fare against Sonax concentrated gloss?
You can get it from Pete's automotive who is the official dealer in India for Chemical guys. I believe they have an online store as well. Check this link.
moralfibre is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 24th March 2019, 10:21   #10671
BHPian
 
NOS Power's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 402
Thanked: 77 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Raj_RD View Post
Can anyone tell me where can i get Chemical guys citrus wash shampoo? And how does it fare against Sonax concentrated gloss?
What is your purpose of using Citrus Wash and Gloss? Do you need it to strip your wax regularly or do you have that much dirt accumulation.

Sonax Gloss Concentrate is really good. If you want a brilliant maintenance shampoo go with Gyeon Bathe or Bathe + depending on whether your car is ceramic coated.
Or if budget is a concern go with Meguiars NXT wash. Doesn't have much suds but does a very good job.

Last edited by tsk1979 : 24th March 2019 at 12:56.
NOS Power is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 24th March 2019, 11:15   #10672
Senior - BHPian
 
blackasta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: WB 26
Posts: 3,373
Thanked: 2,769 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.501 View Post
Good snow foam recommendations please.
I am currently using 3M Car shampoo both as a car shampoo and snow foam(in my MJJC Foam Cannon) because of it's price to performance but would like to consider some alternatives.
I am currently using valet pro snow foam ( the regular pH neutral one)

https://www.detailedclean.in/washing...-snow-foam-323 (sample URL only, not a buying recommendation)

Used gtechniq g wash as snow foam earlier.
blackasta is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 24th March 2019, 12:51   #10673
BHPian
 
Mr.501's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 40
Thanked: 92 Times
Default Re: A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide

Quote:
Originally Posted by blackasta View Post
I am currently using valet pro snow foam ( the regular pH neutral one)

https://www.detailedclean.in/washing...-snow-foam-323 (sample URL only, not a buying recommendation)

Used gtechniq g wash as snow foam earlier.
Anything that is closer in price to the 3M stuff?
Mr.501 is offline  
Old 24th March 2019, 14:45   #10674
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 27
Thanked: 28 Times
Default Re: A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide

For the love of cars, I have always maintained ours with loads of love and affection. I am the kind of guy who doesn't like even a pinch of grime inside the car. For that matter I don't allow anyone not even my wife to eat inside the car because it leaves left overs and foul smell inside the cabin. I have pampered my 4 years old elite 1 20 with lots of grooming products. Recently while discussing an interior cleaning package with one of the manager at a local sonax car washing center. Came across a fantastic product from sonax all in one cleaner "Sx multistar universal cleaner"
Used it today on my beige coloured interiors and seat covers. The results are astonishing. It worked like a charm and also removed the salt deposits on the car exteriors. Very happy with the product. I have attached some of the pictures of my seat covers. The product costed me 740 rs but I have saved more than that for sure. ��
Attached Thumbnails
A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide-img20190324wa0010.jpg  

A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide-img_20190324_132300.jpg  

A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide-img_20190324_132147.jpg  

A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide-img_20190324_132420.jpg  

sam_machine is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 24th March 2019, 23:30   #10675
BHPian
 
Raj_RD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 49
Thanked: 48 Times
Default Re: A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide

Can someone recommend a good clay bar? Can't seem to find anything on Amazon.
Raj_RD is offline  
Old 25th March 2019, 07:16   #10676
BHPian
 
Pferdestarke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Vijayawada
Posts: 616
Thanked: 1,237 Times
Default Re: A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide

Quote:
Originally Posted by Raj_RD View Post
Can someone recommend a good clay bar? Can't seem to find anything on Amazon.
Are you looking for conventional detailing clay or clay alternatives such as opti-eraser?

Here are some sources from which you can buy either:

BringingBest

Ultimate Detailerz

Detailed Clean

Greenz Car Care
Pferdestarke is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 25th March 2019, 11:23   #10677
Senior - BHPian
 
blackasta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: WB 26
Posts: 3,373
Thanked: 2,769 Times
Default Re: A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.501 View Post
Anything that is closer in price to the 3M stuff?
Proklear - never used it myself so cannot comment on quality.

https://www.amazon.in/Proklear-Snow-.../dp/B01MDJTDZB
blackasta is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 27th March 2019, 18:39   #10678
BHPian
 
trinity0114's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Ludhiana
Posts: 112
Thanked: 255 Times
Default Re: A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide

Hello. I have been into DIY detailing for atleast 3 years now but cant find a solution to this problem. The problem is that even after washing the car twice and claying the paint when i start to apply wax, the pad gets dirty within the first 2 panels like this

A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide-img_20190326_085305.jpg

You can see the blackish stuff on the upper right side of the foam pad.

This is the process i follow:

Rinse>Wash>Rinse>Clay>Wash>Rinse>Dry

I am using Meguiars Gold Class Shampoo and Chemical Guys Mr. Pink, Ultima Elastrofoam as clay and Proklear Rinseless wash as clay lube. I usually wash the car late in the night and after the second wash i immediately cover the car with 3-4 bedsheets and apply wax early next morning.

Any pointers?
trinity0114 is offline  
Old 27th March 2019, 18:47   #10679
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: TN
Posts: 86
Thanked: 165 Times
Default Re: A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide

Quote:
Originally Posted by trinity0114 View Post
I usually wash the car late in the night and after the second wash i immediately cover the car with 3-4 bedsheets and apply wax early next morning.
I think the above point might be the cause. Try applying wax as soon as possible and see whether it occurs.
Nimalan is offline  
Old 27th March 2019, 18:48   #10680
Senior - BHPian
 
blackasta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: WB 26
Posts: 3,373
Thanked: 2,769 Times
Default Re: A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide

Quote:
Originally Posted by trinity0114 View Post
the pad gets dirty within the first 2 panels like this


Any pointers?
Accumulated fine dust? What's the car model - is it old (so old that it has single stage paint?)
blackasta is offline  
Reply

Most Viewed
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Copyright 2000 - 2021, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks