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Old 17th November 2020, 02:20   #11071
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I did try that. However I'm not able to remove the tree sap as it's about 3 years old .
I was finally able to get rid of those stubborn dried up tree saps very easily.

Got a bottle of 70% isopropyl alcohol from Target which cost about $2.00 and gave a nice rub on the spots using a foam applicator and bingo they're gone .
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Using a spray wax when drying the car: does anybody here do that?

A by-the-way... I was asking the internet the same thing, and encountered a site called Canadian Gearhead. An amazing compendium of advice on all aspects of car care and detailing. Don't go there unless you have at least an hour to spare!
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Old 18th November 2020, 19:30   #11073
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Using a spray wax when drying the car: does anybody here do that?
I don't use a spray wax as a drying agent for 2 reasons

1.Economics-Most of the spray waxes are on the higher side so using them as a drying agent might be little heavy on my pocket.

2.Longevity test-This is the primary reason as I am always curious to know on an average how much a bottle of product X lasts on a single application, especially in Indian conditions. Using it after a random wash will not give an accurate picture. This might not be true for folks who generally stick to 1 brand but since I try a different brand every time I cannot afford to use the spray wax randomly.

I think a Quick detailer(Something like Ech02 etc.) makes more sense to me and can serve as a drying aid plus impart some protection/gloss.
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Using a spray wax when drying the car: does anybody here do that?
I use diluted ONR in a spray bottle for the same job.
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Using a spray wax when drying the car: does anybody here do that?
To ensure there aren't any hard water stains left behind, I wipe off the leftover water droplets after spraying some Proklear waterless wash dilute solution. Results have been good.
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I use diluted ONR in a spray bottle for the same job.
I do this for quick detailing and dirt removal. Or if I am removing rain water and dirt.

I wash with ONR (but general rinse first to get the loose dust and muck off) so it will be there when I dry.
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Economics-Most of the spray waxes are on the higher side so using them as a drying agent might be little heavy on my pocket.
Rs1,600 for the Optimum Spray Wax I just bought, whereas the cost of diluted ONR is insignificant.

I usually Jopasu dust after getting home and before covering the car. I don't wash frequently, and I wax almost never. I bought the spray-and-wipe product to change that a bit for the better.
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Using a spray wax when drying the car: does anybody here do that?

A by-the-way... I was asking the internet the same thing, and encountered a site called Canadian Gearhead. An amazing compendium of advice on all aspects of car care and detailing. Don't go there unless you have at least an hour to spare!
Arriving home after a wet evening out, the other day, I hosed off all the small leaves and stuff stuck to the wet car, sprayed on some ONR and removed most of the water.

Then, panel by panel, I applied a very little Optimum Spray Wax and wiped dry. It takes a little more than just a wipe to remove all the water/wax. Especially on the flat surfaces, the mixture forms a fine "mist" on the surface. I was working under the car-port light, but it was late evening: the results looked good, but I couldn't judge until I uncovered the car the next day.

This is the stuff of my dreams. A real almost-zero effort car shine! True, the car was properly polished when it was serviced two months ago; without that basis, the results would probably not have shone as much. But this, for me, is undoubtedly the way to keep the new-paint look.

It is way different to a wipe with detailing-strength ONR: it is a proper wax shine.

Cost? Barely noticeable per use. The product is expensive at around Rs.1600, but I used one misting squirt per panel, two for the roof. That is going to be a lot of waxings per bottle.

I am a lazy man. At last, I have found a really easy way to make my car shine. This is the product of my car-owning dreams: I am a happy lazy man.
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Old 11th December 2020, 17:52   #11078
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Started using Proklear waterless rinseless wash. Works like a charm and doesn't leave a mess. Especially useful since I don't have access to running water in my apartment parking.

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A careless tyre balancing technician dropped a little too much of feviquik while installing balancing weights.

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Although, no one on this planet can observe it. It's an eyesore for me. In fact, it has snatched the charm of looking at my ride with love.

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My trusted detailer in HYD tried to scrape it off using a blade. But the alloy wheel's paint is being stripped off this way. I Need to get that dreaded feviquik out in any way.

Please shed some light as to how I can get back my peace of mind!
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Please shed some light as to how I can get back my peace of mind!
You need three things to tackle this:

Time

Acetone

Patience

Use a cotton swab and dab the glued area with acetone. Let it soak for a second and try scraping with a plastic razor.
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Hi All,

I hope everyone is well. Just a couple of questions.

1. What is everyone's view on the Proklear Waterless CX car wash solution (the one with the the Carnuba wax)

2. How does the above compare to Carpro waterless car wash ?

3. What product can we use to clean Alcantara seats ? Other then the super expensive Sonax Alcantara cleaner ? Can we use Carpro Inside ?

4. Are Carpro products worth the premium ?

Thanks in advance for your response.

Regards,
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Old 24th December 2020, 19:38   #11082
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1. What is everyone's view on the Proklear Waterless CX car wash solution (the one with the the Carnuba wax)
A very happy user for many years. Absolute VFM. The paint on my 7 year old Swift ZDI was still fresh when I sold it. The car only saw Proklear Raw CX in its last 5 years of life with me. I had shifted to Proklear after using ONR and Ultima WW in the initial years. Its packaging, the material consistency and packaging are areas where it misses out.
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Hi All,

I hope everyone is well. Just a couple of questions.

1. What is everyone's view on the Proklear Waterless CX car wash solution (the one with the the Carnuba wax)

2. How does the above compare to Carpro waterless car wash ?

3. What product can we use to clean Alcantara seats ? Other then the super expensive Sonax Alcantara cleaner ? Can we use Carpro Inside ?

4. Are Carpro products worth the premium ?

Thanks in advance for your response.

Regards,
Arjun
2.If you are comparing it with EchO2 then there is a basic difference. Carpro contains Sio2 whereas Proklear contains Carnuba.
Ech02 is more suited for a ceramic coated car whereas Proklear one can be used regardless.
After using Proklear one(Without carnauba) I have stopped using Ech02 as a waterless wash instead use it as a quick detailer.
Proklear works like a charm.

3.The one mentioned by you is especially for that fabric so its more suited to your need. You didn't mention which Carpro product are you planning to use inside.

4.Unless you use the same product from a different brand you won't be able to make that decision. In my opinion and experience, most of their p offerings are worth the premium. The classic example being Carpro PERL.
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3.The one mentioned by you is especially for that fabric so its more suited to your need. You didn't mention which Carpro product are you planning to use inside.
Thanks for the reply. There is a carpro product called ‘ Carpro Inside’ . Is that fit for alcantara ?

What is a good product for Alcantara ? And which is the best product for interior detailing on leather and plastic ?

I’ve seen a friend use 3m and formula 1 interior leather products and there is some serious damage on the leather trims. Might be very harsh !
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Don't know about the manual version but i am using Resqtech 28 Litre with rechargeable battery.Though not as good as those heavy duty pressure washers but has enough pressure to do the job of cleaning light to medium dirty cars.
Hi Amit, can you please share long term review on 28 litre resqtech wash? Is it worth 7.5 grands which can get me a proper foam wash for a year or so?
Also, read some amazon reviews that the hose pipe develops leaks. Did you also face similar situation? Guess, i will speak to their customer care to figure out if spares are easily available.
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