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Old 31st August 2021, 21:55   #11341
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Sir, pls guide.

My friend has a open car carking in his compound. He has a Honda Civic. Pls suggest a good water proof/resistant car cover. He's in Chennai.

Which brand to buy? If online, which website would be good enough.

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Would strongly recommend against one unless youíre leaving the car alone for at least a few weeks/months. As regular use will result in light to moderate scratching on the paint, Hondaís are anyway some of the softest paints out there. Cheers.

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I have a 7 year old Rapid in Cappacino Beige color (the greyish shade). It has slight swirls marks which I would classify as light to medium.
In a dilemma over choosing Meguiar's Ultimate Polish or Ultimate Compound. I will be applying it by hand only, no plans of purchasing a machine. Since application is by hand, is it preferable to go for the Compound rather than the Polish?
Above procedure will be followed by a coat of Meguiar's NXT Tech 2 wax.
Both, using the polish alone wonít remove the swirls as itís very light cut. Using the compound alone will result in holograms and haze, which must be cleared up with the polish. Follow with 20% IPA before applying your paint protection.

Highly recommend you invest in a rotary or dual action polisher, check YouTube for the basics itís quite straightforward and thereís a night and day difference in the results youíll get with a machine. Cheers.

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Old 1st September 2021, 17:05   #11342
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Would strongly recommend against one unless youíre leaving the car alone for at least a few weeks/months. As regular use will result in light to moderate scratching on the paint, Hondaís are anyway some of the softest paints out there. Cheers.
ohh...thank you for the information. Didnt realise this aspect exist at all.
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Old 6th September 2021, 20:25   #11343
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I got Turtle wax Leather cleaner and conditioner. I just noticed that it contains Lard oil (pig fat). In case, if you are a Muslim or averse towards swine then you may want to choose a different product.

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Old 6th September 2021, 23:03   #11344
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Hi,

Any leads on where can I get IPA in Bangalore, preferably south of Bangalore? Need 1L+. Planning for a good wipe down of the cars & bikes before a round of waxing. TIA.

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Any leads on where can I get IPA in Bangalore, preferably south of Bangalore? Need 1L+. Planning for a good wipe down of the cars & bikes before a round of waxing. TIA.
Try this: Link
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I got Turtle wax Leather cleaner and conditioner. I just noticed that it contains Lard oil (pig fat).
But how is the performance? I had got a Meguiar's leather cleaner and polish but find it below expectations. Maybe it hasn't got the piggy inside
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But how is the performance? I had got a Meguiar's leather cleaner and polish but find it below expectations. Maybe it hasn't got the piggy inside
I got it recently and only today morning I have applied it. So I donít have much experience with the product yet.
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Old 7th September 2021, 12:01   #11348
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You could try Sonax leather care. It's more of a garnish which will rejuvinate and protect the leather and bring the original shine out. I also noticed that you dont slip around on the seat once this is applied. This does not contain any animal fat or any such thing!

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Old 8th September 2021, 23:33   #11349
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Hi everyone,

So this happened on a highway - two youngsters on a bike rear ended on to my rapid and it left a black layer on the rear like this.

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I was able to peel away some of that after using coconut oil and then soap water post which I could get the car's blue paint to be visible again underneath (notice the middle blue in between the black horizontal smears in above pic).
But as you can see, in the top and bottom the black layer is still present and I'm not sure if it has damaged the paint. I have two questions -

a) What is this black layer visible on the rear of my car (is it that the paint has damaged and this is PPF underneath, if so how come it peeled off to show the blue paint underneath in the middle)?

b) How do I restore the car to how it looked like?

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Mods - Not sure if I should be posting on this thread or on the "Need advice after accident" thread (though this wasn't bad enough to be called an accident I suppose), please do move my post if it's not relevant here.
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Clean the area with some IPA and apply some rubbing compound, if you see blue paint post application, it was black rubber residue bonded to your clearcoat, from your pictures it seems the paint has been scuffed deeply and the bumper plastic underneath is visible (which is also black in colour), in which case a spot repaint will be required to correct.
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Old 16th September 2021, 23:15   #11351
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Christmas came early for me. Look at all the cleaning/detailing products I bought in the past few weeks.
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Colinite 845 and applicator pad from greenz car care
Other products from amazon:
Proklear raw extreme cx - 2 good quality microfiber cloths and a sprayer came with this.
Kissan kraft manual sprayer - This is very useful. I use this to apply shampoo on the car.
Meguirs ultimate polish
Jopasu car duster
Softspun 900 gsm microfiber cloth
Amazon basics microfiber cloths(pack of 6) - Average quality.
MGA microfiber cloths - Rs. 89 a piece.
3M car shampoo
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Old 19th September 2021, 15:22   #11352
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Sunday well spent!

Yesterday, car was washed at Autopia, Hyderabad. One of the best places for any detailing needs. Their attention to detail is mind blowing.

Today, spent couple of hours with Collinite 845 for the panels, Turtlewax ClearVue for the glass, and Aerosol 303 for the plastics.
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Hello all,

The Tucson has loads of fibre / plastic parts above the tyres and it is becoming dull...

Saw few recommendations... Is turtle wax trim restorer the best or any other recommendations?

Pls suggest.
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Old 19th September 2021, 20:08   #11354
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Hello,
I have a 7 year old Rapid in Cappacino Beige color (the greyish shade). It has slight swirls marks which I would classify as light to medium.
In a dilemma over choosing Meguiar's Ultimate Polish or Ultimate Compound. I will be applying it by hand only, no plans of purchasing a machine. Since application is by hand, is it preferable to go for the Compound rather than the Polish?
Above procedure will be followed by a coat of Meguiar's NXT Tech 2 wax.
Update:
Bought Meguiar's Ultimate Polish and Meguiar's NXT Tech Wax.
I was free today, so spent my Sunday giving some TLC to my ride.
Since I do not have machine for polishing, so planned to take up only the front (bonnet) and rear portions of the car.
I followed a 4 step process as below:
1. Wash with pH controlled shampoo
2. Claying using lubricant (nothing but solution of Proklear Extreme Waterless wash), final wash and drying with Meguiar's ultimate towel
3. Polishing using Ultimate Polish by Hand. This step was exhausting and was a real workout for me
4. Application of NXT Tech wax
Initially, I was not confident of the results since I was applying polish by hand. But the results surprised me. There was considerable improvement in the appearance after applying the polish.
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You could try Sonax leather care.
I have been using "Formula 1" Mr.Leather Spray Cleaner and Conditioner for a long time.
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I am overall satisfied and the formula seems to be working well for my leather seats.

One bottle of 470ml costs around Rs 470, which typically lasts for 16 to 18 months if you use it once a month or so.
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