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Old 12th March 2021, 16:15   #11191
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Yes it works well. I got it during lightning sale for around 2K (Amazon). But I see its not available
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Is it equally good on exterior surfaces as well? I remember there was another Megs APC that used to be Pink/maroon coloured and worked really well. Is it the same thing or its different? Also if you can share the link to buy this it would be appreciated.
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Hi all,

I'm looking for recommendations on fabric seat shampoo cleaning services in South Bangalore (Jayanagar, JP nagar, BTM layout, surrounding areas).

Most detailers seem to specialise in exteriors. 3M does not do shampoo cleaning - they do some dry foam type method that does not seem very effective.

Some recommendations from BHPians would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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Can anyone suggest me how to remove the rust from car chrome parts? My 2.5 year old Hyundai creta is showing front on front emblem and on the boot chrome line as well.

What’s surprising is my barely 6 month old Karoq’s rear Skoda lettering is also showing signs of rust. Any help is appreciated. What i was thinking was to use WD40 with a toothbrush. I ordered WD40 and WaveX chrome polish. Am i going the right way? Or should i do something else?
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Can anyone suggest me how to remove the rust from car chrome parts? My 2.5 year old Hyundai creta is showing front on front emblem and on the boot chrome line as well.

What's surprising is my barely 6 month old Karoq's rear Skoda lettering is also showing signs of rust. Any help is appreciated. What i was thinking was to use WD40 with a toothbrush. I ordered WD40 and WaveX chrome polish. Am i going the right way? Or should i do something else?
These parts are generally made of plastic with chrome coating and don't rust. I doubt if it is rust. Could be iron deposits. Have you tried an iron remover?

Maybe experienced folks can shed more light on this.
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Can anyone suggest me how to remove the rust from car chrome parts? My 2.5 year old Hyundai creta is showing front on front emblem and on the boot chrome line as well.
My friend was facing same issue with his 2 year old Verna and took the car to Hyundai a few days back. Guess what? They cleaned it using Harpic and Voila, it was shining again.

I remember asking the local car wash guy how to clean the rust from chrome handles and he too suggested the same thing but I took that with a pinch of salt.
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These parts are generally made of plastic with chrome coating and don't rust. I doubt if it is rust. Could be iron deposits. Have you tried an iron remover?

Maybe experienced folks can shed more light on this.
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My friend was facing same issue with his 2 year old Verna and took the car to Hyundai a few days back. Guess what? They cleaned it using Harpic and Voila, it was shining again.

I remember asking the local car wash guy how to clean the rust from chrome handles and he too suggested the same thing but I took that with a pinch of salt.
I took Anantís idea and tried it just now. It works well. It removed the rust easily with a brush on the front logo. I will now wait and see for a few days if it has any adverse effects before trying on my Karoqís logo and other bits because the front Hyundai logo costs just 550 rupees
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I took Anant’s idea and tried it just now. It works well. It removed the rust easily with a brush on the front logo. I will now wait and see for a few days if it has any adverse effects before trying on my Karoq’s logo and other bits because the front Hyundai logo costs just 550 rupees
Voila! Make sure you wash it with an APC and apply some protection on it too. These iron removers tend to cause more problems if left on the surface
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Voila! Make sure you wash it with an APC and apply some protection on it too. These iron removers tend to cause more problems if left on the surface
I washed and dried it twice using a 2 litre bottle of water that i fully exhausted. Donít have a APC or a protectant . The chrome polish i have ordered will arrive in a few days, lets see how it goes.
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Had been to install sun films today. At the shop I stumbled upon a foam that is a two in one all purpose foam where,

two in one = cleaning agent + polishing agent and,
all purpose = used for cleaning and polishing dashboard, leather seats, other plastics along with tyres.

Question - Is there really any such multipurpose two in one foam?
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Disclaimer: Haven't personally used the product, but got brilliant reviews from a friend.
has anyone used Sonax BSD diluted 3-to-1 and use it as a rinseless wash ? It seems its a popular hack

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has anyone used Sonax BSD diluted 3-to-1 and use it as a rinseless wash ? It seems its a popular hack
I've used it 3:1, 2:1 and direct also. Waterbeading effect is almost the same.
I use it mainly as a drying aid after doing a pressure wash. It blends well with the residual water on the surface
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Hi Fellow Team-BHPians. My membership has been recently approved, and this is my first post in this beautiful and useful thread. I am a 15-year-old teen and my family has recently bought the 2020 Tata Nexon Foliage Green. I have seen many YouTube videos on how to detail a car, and since our car is of a dark shade, we are struggling a tad bit on keeping the car clean. To add to the pain, COVID-19 restrictions have become stricter due to the second wave here in Maharashtra. We are focusing on cleaning both the Exterior and the Interior of our car. May I please know whether Turtle Wax products are very useful for cleaning a car? If yes, which products must be used for the same? Thank you in advance.

Posting a picture of our car, just so you get an idea of what the shade is:
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has anyone used Sonax BSD diluted 3-to-1 and use it as a rinseless wash ?
I use BSD as a topper and it has worked really well for me.
https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/showt...errerid=574755 (Gloss/Protection in disguise at the cost of peanuts | Sonax BSD | Ratio (1:2))

Having said that I refrain from using it as a rinseless wash due to the following reasons

1.Economics(Using it as a Rinseless wash will only make it last for maybe couple of sessions depending on the size of vehicle.For Rinseless washing i would rather use Proklear or EchO2 which are dedicated and easy on pocket)

2.BSD is a polymer based sealent so post using it as a Rinseless wash we have to ensure that the towels are washed properly so that no residue is left on towel which might harden and cause swirls when used later.That is not the case when using regular Rinseless wash solutions.IMO sealent will stick to the towel and has to be removed in time to avoid spoiling the towel .

3.I have felt that the cleaning power is less as compared to a regular rinseless wash which defeats the purpose of using it as a rinseless product.That is my observation and i might be wrong.

Having said that I found it a worthy drying aid and easy to use when diluted with some good level of gloss and protection.
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Hi Fellow Team-BHPians. My membership has been recently approved, and this is my first post in this beautiful and useful thread. I am a 15-year-old teen May I please know whether Turtle Wax products are very useful for cleaning a car? If yes, which products must be used for the same? Thank you in advance.
Congratulations and welcome to the Team-BHP family. Second congratulations on the new car.
I have been using Collinite 845 for the past many years and it has been a fabulous product, both in terms of gloss and durability. I have used one bottle for the last 8/9 years waxing my car 3/4 times a year. Now I have got Turtle wax Tropical wash and wax and Turtle WAX Ice seal and shine from Amazon.
The wash and wax is very foamy and leaves a delightful shine (and smell) on the car. The Ice seal and shine is also very good it brings out the colour of the car very well. And its supposed to be very durable (hence seal in the name) but I have had it for too little time to comment. Now compared to Collinite 845, I would say it is almost as good in giving the car a wet look with high gloss and smooth finish. Am attaching two pictures to give you an idea (poor quality due to low light and noise)A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide-img_20210413_103022_dro.jpg

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Default Is it possible/advisable to dry wash hard to reach places: such as wheels, tires, engine bay e.t.c.

Apologies if this has already been addressed in any of the other threads but I didn't find a relevant thread that answers my question.

Like every appartment dweller, I too don't have access to water and power in my parking/ common area to wash my car effectively. I am already using ProKlear dry wash for the exterior, which has somewhat addressed the issue.

However the lingering question is: Is it possible/advisable to dry wash hard to reach places such as wheels, tires, engine bay. If possible what kind of products/equipment to use and how. In Bangalore, all ASCs adopt dry wash, so how do they clean wheels and hard to reach places without water.

Also when you clean the engine bay, won't that also remove the anti rodent 3M coating I have done to keep rats away. Thanks in advance for your advice.
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