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Old 10th February 2021, 23:04   #11161
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You can go for any decent brand for that matter. I have had a good experience with Auto Finesse APC which I bought from Detailedclean.in .
Proklear has one in case you want to try.
I would suggest either Auto Finesse APC Or Meguiars APC.
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Old 10th February 2021, 23:18   #11162
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Thanks. May I know what's the name of Proklear one? Does it feature in Amazon?
My apologies for pointing you in the wrong direction. Proklear doesn't have an APC.

Unfortunately, the Auto Finesse Verse APC is also out of stock.

Megs APC is the best but again its out of stock everywhere.

Maybe you can try this
https://www.autofresh.in/brand/detai...r-degreaser-5l

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Proklear doesn't have an APC?! :what:

I thought I was using one
https://www.amazon.in/dp/B06ZYB951W/...ing=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 11th February 2021, 05:08   #11164
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Looks like I got confused with the color and packaging of the bottle which resembles the one with Proklear WFC.Apologies again and thanks for correcting me.
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Greens car care has Meguiars APC in stock. Price is around 2400 for 5.5 kg. That's the only size available. Does one need that much APC? Is greenz car care a reliable website for ordering this?

Meanwhile, Amazon has Wavex APC which retails at Rs 562 for one litre bottle. Has anyone tried this brand?

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Plus, Greens Car Care charges 400 for delivery. I have used Wavex Degreaser in the past for car engine, it does its job. Just take care of the dilution ration
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Greens car care has Meguiars APC in stock. Price is around 2400 for 5.5 kg. That's the only size available. Does one need that much APC? Is greenz car care a reliable website for ordering this? Meanwhile, Amazon has Wavex APC which retails at Rs 562 for one litre bottle. Has anyone tried this brand?
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O' BHPians of the detailing thread, what is your wisdom.

I want to get a wax for my 7 year old safari to get some of that gloss back. And also on my newer cleaner cars for some of that water beading goodness. Should I just pickup something from a well known brand or is there something I should look out for??

Thanks in advance
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O' BHPians of the detailing thread, what is your wisdom.

I want to get a wax for my 7 year old safari to get some of that gloss back. And also on my newer cleaner cars for some of that water beading goodness. Should I just pickup something from a well known brand or is there something I should look out for??

Thanks in advance
Turtle Wax Ice Seal n Shine is very well recommended and great bang for buck. On the older car polishing the whole body before sealant would help a lot to increase the shine
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O' BHPians of the detailing thread, what is your wisdom.

I want to get a wax for my 7 year old safari to get some of that gloss back. And also on my newer cleaner cars for some of that water beading goodness. Should I just pickup something from a well known brand or is there something I should look out for??

Thanks in advance
If you are really willing to use elbow grease, then nothing comes close to Collinite 845 Insulator Wax in terms of gloss and repelling water and dust. It is a synthetic Wax so offers over 2 months of actual durability in Indian monsoon in Kolkata (coastal area).
Second option would be Sonax Xtreme Brilliant Shine Detailer if you want a convenient way out.
Third would be Turtle Wax Hybrid Solutions Ceramic Spray coating, which I suppose is an improved version of ICE Seal n Shine and has UV inhibitors too to avoid paint fade. Never used the original Seal n Shine so won't comment on that.
For a 7 year old car, I would recommend you get it compounded/polished first.
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Guys,

Is it a good idea to use dish wash soap for cleaning alloys and engine?
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Is it a good idea to use dish wash soap for cleaning alloys and engine?
You can remove the grease and tar with a dish soap but need to be careful on your alloys for stains. In short, yes you can with a little care.
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You can remove the grease and tar with a dish soap but need to be careful on your alloys for stains. In short, yes you can with a little care.
Yes, will surely dilute it before using. Only need it to get rid of brake dust in the inner side regularly and make sure it doesn't get caked on.
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My Creta 1.4 DCT finally met its first major scratch when I bumped into a typically misplaced Delhi Police barricade while negotiating the narrow lanes of Lajpat Nagar.

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The front bumper has some white and yellow paint transfer and a 2 inch long scratch. I had got the car ceramic coated in November 2020 with Modesta BC-04.

Was wondering what is the best advice on fixing these in a cost effective way. Would you suggest any DIY? Or is it best left to a detailer?

Looking forward to hearing from you guys!

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My Creta 1.4 DCT finally met its first major scratch ... ... ... was wondering what is the best advice on fixing these in a cost effective way. Would you suggest any DIY? Or is it best left to a detailer?
First... Clean it thoroughly. Others may have better recommendations for removing the "borrowed" paint, but, after simple washing, IPA would be my first thing to try, just because I always have it around.

Generally, once rubbed-on paint is removed from a mishap, it will not look nearly as bad as you think.

The rest is down to the extent and depth of the scratches. Clean off that paint and photograph again!
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Old 14th February 2021, 14:53   #11175
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, IPA would be my first thing to try, just because I always have it around.
Thanks! Did try to remove the yellow paint using WD 40,Proklear waterless wash liquid, Sanitizer spray (with alcohol) and Lizol spray to no effect.

Would you recommend using a thinner to remove the paint (have some lying around)?

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