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Old 22nd January 2021, 20:13   #11131
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Take about 5 ml, add it to a 500 ml spray bottle , fill with filtered water. Spray the roof , it should coat the surface wet and cover all the dust. Wait for about 30 seconds , wipe off in a straight line, don't worry about streaking. Move to the windshield and front clip spray at once and finish it. Now spray one side - clean it and then other side, lastly the rear clip.

Now clean the alloys and tyre with the same product, spray generously and wipe off.

Time to do a final wipe, keep a plush towel for this. Final wipe on the body and glass will remove all the streaking and give it the gloss.
So what you're saying is spray entire left/right side and then wipe off and keep buffing till entire cars done? I was spraying each door and wiping off and then buffing off before moving to the next door.
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So what you're saying is spray entire left/right side and then wipe off and keep buffing till entire cars done? I was spraying each door and wiping off and then buffing off before moving to the next door.
After spraying the PK , you wait for 30 secs and Wipe Off in a straight line to remove the dirt, at this point there will be some residue on the surface, no need to buff it off now let it dry on the surface. After you finish removing the dirt off the entire vehicle you can start the final buffing / final wipe from the first panel you cleaned.

Allow PK to dry on rhe surface after cleaning and before the final buffing.
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Which one is recommended
Proklear Xtreme Cx carnauba wax one https://www.amazon.in/dp/B01M3W5TGX/..._wkWcGbJQK7VKJ

or the Proklear Raw Rinseless/Auto wash
https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00QRHZ49W/..._QkWcGbP9Y7SBP
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Which one is recommended
Proklear Xtreme Cx carnauba wax one https://www.amazon.in/dp/B01M3W5TGX/..._wkWcGbJQK7VKJ

or the Proklear Raw Rinseless/Auto wash
https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00QRHZ49W/..._QkWcGbP9Y7SBP
I prefer the first one, Its multi purpose, you can use it at higher concentrations as a spray wax as well.
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Default Quick Review: 3M Liquid Wax vs. Turtle Wax Super Hard Shell Finish

I used the 3M liquid wax for about 4 times over a year and then got the Turtle Super Hard shell finish wax 3 months ago.

Based on my experience, Turtle wax is a better product for a similar price. Much easier to use, lasts long and is easy on pocket too.

Unlike the 3M one, it doesn't dry to a hard crust and is easier to polish it off. My last application was 2.5 months ago. Since then, the car has covered 6k kms and has been exposed to 1 long drive in rain, 6 water washes and lot of dust. The shine still remains and I could the hydrophobic effect today during the 7th waterwash today.

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I have the turtle wax ice seal n shine which I haven't used yet. Is it a good idea to use after PK waterless wash or should I use it after a proper wash and a claying session? My car is just a month old.
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I have the turtle wax ice seal n shine which I haven't used yet. Is it a good idea to use after PK waterless wash or should I use it after a proper wash and a claying session? My car is just a month old.
The cleaner the paint the more the durability of any sealant or coating.
Washing->Claying->Polishing->Sealent/Coating .Thats reccomended.
However, it's not a hard and fast rule. It can be used but the durability will be less than optimal. A waterless wash is aimed at removing light dirt not to be used as a base for preparing the paint for a sealant.
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I am guilty of having spent quite a lot on products, as I had to try them first to know how well they really perform. I experimented on our old car and it has been turned from off while to brand spanking new white car, despite being 11 years old. I have tried Meguiar's products extensievely.


4) Sealant

- Turtle Wax 53409 Hybrid Solutions Ceramic Spray Coating

Link : https://www.amazon.in/Turtle-Wax-534...dp/B07XYPS3PS/

I always found the idea of DIY ceramic daunting but using this was pretty easy and it claims to last 12 months after two coats. I have tried this on the Ritz and am very happy with the results after 2 months. I also recently applied this on the Polo. I shall leave you with the pictures of the final outcome. While it is slightly on the pricier side, the quantity is sufficient for multiple coats. After having used it for 3 coats (1 on the Ritz, 2 on the Polo), there's still sufficient quantity left for more.
Hi Roadmonkey - Have you used Collinite 845 in the past? If yes, is this turtle wax 53409 better? Collinite seems to be out of stock on Amazon & BBimpex and seems pricier. I am confused as to which one to buy - wait for Collinite or go ahead with this Turtle wax that you recommend? Your Polo pictures look fantastic

We have recently bought a new car & I want to keep it shining for a few days before the paint gets destroyed in monsoon & subsequent water washes.

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Hello all. I took delivery of my Nexon a couple of days back. While cleaning before delivery, the cleaning person left a couple of dirty fingerprint smudges on the interior door pad fabric and near the sun visor. When I pointed out, they tried removing it, but it didn't go away. It's been two days, and I am worried that the marks will become permanent. Can someone. suggest a way to remove them? I am not deeply Informed on detailing concepts. A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide-img_20210118_121058.jpg
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Can someone. suggest a way to remove them? I am not deeply Informed on detailing concepts. Attachment 2116364
Best way to get rid of them is to use any APC in diluted ratio and use that to clean the spots.If you dont want to get into all that get any interior cleaner spray and use that.Ample of options from Proklear Turtle wax Sonax etc.on Amazon.
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Best way to get rid of them is to use any APC in diluted ratio and use that to clean the spots.If you dont want to get into all that get any interior cleaner spray and use that.Ample of options from Proklear Turtle wax Sonax etc.on Amazon.
Thank you for the tip Artyom. I got it delivered on Thursday and after escalating the issue I was invited to the service center on Saturday to get rid of these. The guy at the service center sprayed a generic interior cleaning foam all over the fabric - he said applying the foam just over the area will create marked boundaries and it is better to apply it fully - both on the door pad fabric and the entire ceiling. There is one spot near the sun visor that simply won't budge. Will the products suggested by you remove the stains completely?

I didn't realize how difficult it is going to be to maintain white interiors. I want to have something available with me all the time to get rid of smudges like these whenever it happens.

Is there any truth to what the cleaning guy said; that the foam should be applied to the whole fabric area every time instead of topically to avoid boundary marks between foam applied and non-foam applied areas? Would really appreciate some beginner's advise on maintaining white fabric interiors. I have started reading this thread from page 1, it is a daunting task, but I love my car too much to let the page count get in my way. Let's see. Meanwhile, would be grateful for a quick tip
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Thank you for the tip Artyom. I got it delivered on Thursday and after escalating the issue I was invited to the service center on Saturday to get rid of these. The guy at the service center sprayed a generic interior cleaning foam all over the fabric - he said applying the foam just over the area will create marked boundaries and it is better to apply it fully - both on the door pad fabric and the entire ceiling. There is one spot near the sun visor that simply won't budge. Will the products suggested by you remove the stains completely?

I didn't realize how difficult it is going to be to maintain white interiors. I want to have something available with me all the time to get rid of smudges like these whenever it happens.

Is there any truth to what the cleaning guy said; that the foam should be applied to the whole fabric area every time instead of topically to avoid boundary marks between foam applied and non-foam applied areas? Would really appreciate some beginner's advise on maintaining white fabric interiors. I have started reading this thread from page 1, it is a daunting task, but I love my car too much to let the page count get in my way. Let's see. Meanwhile, would be grateful for a quick tip
The Products suggested are generic products which should take care of most of the stains. Applying the foam on the whole area is not required every time because one it takes time to dry up secondly there is no point in Applying chemicals unnecessarily.
It depends on the area where the stain is and how visible is it to the naked eye. Keeping an interior cleaner handy will surely help to remove stains as soon as you spot but sooner or later your patience will give up and you might stop cleaning them every time. Trust me it will happen.
The logic of applying foam everywhere to avoid boundary marks makes sense but it is an impractical approach. You end up having a wet interior which would require a lot of time to dry and might stink of not dried properly.
The solution I see to all your problems is either stop paying attention to minor stains and get the fabrics cleaned once every 6 months OR get seat covers which will take care of the majority of the fabric in your vehicle.
For the door panels and all, an interior cleaner will suffice. For tough stains, I suggest you get a generic APC from a good brand and keep it handy in the diluted form so that you can clean the tough stains as and when you spot it.
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Hello all. I took delivery of my Nexon a couple of days back. While cleaning before delivery, the cleaning person left a couple of dirty fingerprint smudges on the interior door pad fabric and near the sun visor.
This is very sad to see. What cleaning person has hands that dirty? What dealership permits that?

Maybe you should have refused the car until the damage, which is what it is, was put right. If the stain is not removable, let them replace the parts.

Seriously, the dealership has damaged your new car and should pay the price.

On the other hand, if you are not wanting to make a consumer issue out of it, and it might cost you some raised blood pressure (demanding our rights is sometimes just not worth it) then please go to a specialist detailer. Trying this fluid and that product might just make things worse.
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After spraying the PK , you wait for 30 secs and Wipe Off in a straight line to remove the dirt, at this point there will be some residue on the surface, no need to buff it off now let it dry on the surface. After you finish removing the dirt off the entire vehicle you can start the final buffing / final wipe from the first panel you cleaned.

Allow PK to dry on rhe surface after cleaning and before the final buffing.
I tried your method last night and this afternoon when I checked I could see streaks on the windshield and hood. In the dark it looked like it worked. Don't know why its not working for me.
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This is very sad to see. What cleaning person has hands that dirty? What dealership permits that?

Maybe you should have refused the car until the damage, which is what it is, was put right. If the stain is not removable, let them replace the parts.

Seriously, the dealership has damaged your new car and should pay the price.

On the other hand, if you are not wanting to make a consumer issue out of it, and it might cost you some raised blood pressure (demanding our rights is sometimes just not worth it) then please go to a specialist detailer. Trying this fluid and that product might just make things worse.
Thank you. I did create a scene. Had the marks been there during my inspection at the year, I would have refused the vehicle. But this was ten minutes before delivery, the amount had been fully paid for, and my car was their eleventh delivery for the day with three more scheduled after me. So the scene I created took me only so far. I tweeted, wrote on the FB page. The response was quick. Their service head called me next day and offered to pick up the vehicle at my door step, take it to the service centre, clean it, and drop it off. But I drove to the place myself. They did everything they could. Most of the smudges were gone without any trace. Only two small ones near the sun visor, where the headliner starts, that prove to be difficult. They are visible only if you know what to look for. But I know they are there and it bugs me.
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