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Old 4th January 2022, 01:33   #11416
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After 9 months of use, my bottle of Turtle hardshell wax, Turtle hybrid ceramic spray and the 3M shampoo have run dry. My experience with the products has been very good, especially the ease of use and the end results. For change sake, I was wondering if I should try Meguiar's products this time. If anyone has tried these, please share your experience.

MEGUIAR'S Nxt Generation Car Wash

MEGUIAR'S Hybrid Ceramic Spray Wax

MEGUIAR'S G200416 Hybrid Ceramic Liquid Wax


So far, I have avoided Collinite 845 as I understand it is cumbersome to use for a lazy guy. Should I continue to stick to the easy-use liquid waxes or switch to this one?
COLLINITE LIQUID INSULATOR WAX 845
First off if you’re happy with the products, keep using them. Only change I’d make is to switch to the megs nxt shampoo as it’s much better at lubrication than 3M.

Keep in mind liquid waxes generally last longer than spray waxes, although an SiO2 spray wax will last longer than a carnauba based liquid wax like 845.

845 is a good liquid wax but doesn’t last more than 25-30 days, and also has minimal filling ability (read hide swirls and add temporary gloss). 845 is very easy to apply unlike their 476 double coat paste wax which is a royal pain to buff if you let it flash.

Out of the ones mentioned, I’d recommend megs hybrid ceramic liquid wax as it will last the longest and has decent filling ability (turtle waxes also fill defects very well which you’ve been using until now) Cheers.

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Old 4th January 2022, 08:50   #11417
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. How does it look?
I have used this product and even recommended some of my friends to use this. Can you please share the place where you are getting this rate? I picked up the same one for close to Rs. 8000 (inc. of GST).

The one problem with this is the plastic gun. An easy fix is to get the attachment replaced with a brass fitting. Any local fitter should be able to do it.
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I have a Karcher K1 high pressure washer. Can anyone recommend me a decent foam nozzle to connect it with ?
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I have a Karcher K1 high pressure washer. Can anyone recommend me a decent foam nozzle to connect it with ?
Iím assuming by foam nozzle you mean foam cannon. There are many great cannons you can buy, the MTM Hydro PF22.2 is the gold standard of foam cannons, one of the best you can buy. Other good ones are Adams Mega foam, Griots garage, Chemical guys, etc.

Main thing you want to ensure is you have a quick connect to Karcher adapter like this:

https://www.amazon.in/JPT-Foam-Lance...%2C330&sr=8-13

This allows you to use almost any foam cannon as most come with a quick connect type fitting, finding a Karcher specific fitting is difficult and ends up limiting your options. Cheers.
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Iím assuming by foam nozzle you mean foam cannon. There are many great cannons you can buy, the MTM Hydro PF22.2 is the gold standard of foam cannons, one of the best you can buy. Other good ones are Adams Mega foam, Griots garage, Chemical guys, etc.

Main thing you want to ensure is you have a quick connect to Karcher adapter like this:

https://www.amazon.in/JPT-Foam-Lance...%2C330&sr=8-13

This allows you to use almost any foam cannon as most come with a quick connect type fitting, finding a Karcher specific fitting is difficult and ends up limiting your options. Cheers.
That adapter is fine but this MTM Hydro PF22.2 is 10k INR on Amazon. I am looking for something below 2k INR. Its just brass and plastic right.
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That adapter is fine but this MTM Hydro PF22.2 is 10k INR on Amazon. I am looking for something below 2k INR. Its just brass and plastic right.
Itís the quality and precision of the brass parts that youíre paying for, also the brand. 10k is actually a great deal for the MTM, last I checked it was 17k. But I do understand it is one of the most expensive foam cannons out there.

For 2k Iíd suggest look at JTP foam cannons on Amazon, avoid the super cheap 1200-1500 buck ones as they tend to fail within 1-2 weeks and thereís no warranty on them. JTP is an Indian brand but better quality than the Chinese ones.
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Is there any kind of polish/wax which provides protection from UV? Need it for hard top.

Already have carnauba wax but I suppose that's not apt for the material.
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Hello Bhpians, I just received my Rupes LHR 15 Mark III DA Polisher with Basic Kit for DIY on my personal cars. It contains 1 DA polisher, 2 - 250 ml polish compounds (coarse and fine), 2 polishing pads and 2 Micro Fibre towels.

Did a lot of research and finally bought Rupes basis on reviews and availability, the other brand considered was Flex.

Will try it out next week and will post the results.

For the benefit of Team-Bhp members, who are looking for DA polishers and related products, below is the details of authorised Rupes distributor in India,you may reach out to Mr Viswanath Rao from RIO, Kozhikode. Ph: 9895020320. Viswanath was very welcoming and prompt in clearing a lot of product and technical queries.
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Hi People,

So, i have bought a new car recently and with that bought some sort of car maintaining stuff: carnauba wax, shampoo, polish, etc. However, i'm still in dilemma - how often one should wash a car with shampoo, apply wax/polish? I heard over doing of shampooing and waxing can be baleful.

I'm seeing people sharing their thoughts on maintaining/detailing a car over here. Hence, would like to see some thoughts on this as well.
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Is there any kind of polish/wax which provides protection from UV? Need it for hard top.

Already have carnauba wax but I suppose that's not apt for the material.
Keep wax away as itíll leave white stains on exterior trim/vinyl/plastics. You can use any of the trim protection products like Gyeon Cure, Meguiarís Trim Protectant, etc. if you want longer lasting protection, look at trim ceramic coatings like Gyeon Q2 Trim. Cheers.

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Hi People,

So, i have bought a new car recently and with that bought some sort of car maintaining stuff: carnauba wax, shampoo, polish, etc. However, i'm still in dilemma - how often one should wash a car with shampoo, apply wax/polish? I heard over doing of shampooing and waxing can be baleful.

I'm seeing people sharing their thoughts on maintaining/detailing a car over here. Hence, would like to see some thoughts on this as well.
You should always use the shampoo (diluted) when washing, assuming youíre washing safely there is no harm in doing it as frequently as you wish, itís healthy for the paint in fact as it prevents a buildup of corrosive contaminants. Just ensure itís a quality shampoo which is pH neutral.

You want to apply the wax every month or whenever a drop in water repellency is noticed. You cannot harm the finish in any way by frequent application, plenty of people use a wax after each wash, provided you have the time.

Polish is something that contains abrasives and is used to remove minor defects in the paint, this is best done with a machine, and only done when there is a need for paint correction.
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Hi People,

So, i have bought a new car recently and with that bought some sort of car maintaining stuff: carnauba wax, shampoo, polish, etc. However, i'm still in dilemma - how often one should wash a car with shampoo, apply wax/polish? I heard over doing of shampooing and waxing can be baleful.

I'm seeing people sharing their thoughts on maintaining/detailing a car over here. Hence, would like to see some thoughts on this as well.
Your instincts tell you that you should not wash too often and that is correct.

Cars as long as they are made with metal do not like much water on them. Whatever pH balance the shampoo makers claim, it will still dull the paint and rust the metal if the vehicle is water washed too often.

Wax:
Wax the vehicle once a year or twice a year by hand depends on how much you use it.

Wash : Depends on how muddy it is and stuck on dirt that needs shampoo. Preferably once a month or less, sometimes you can get away with just washing the undercarriage that is muddy.

Clean : You can use a waterless wash to keep the vehicle clean once a week. It's cheap and easy to use, keeps paint as well as plastic bits nice and shiny.
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What's an easy way to remove these stickers from windshield? I have tried Rubbing alcohol and wd 40 but it's gum seems quite strong. What else to use?
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What's a easy way to remove these stickers from windshield? I have tried Rubbing alcohol and wd 40 but it's gum seems quite strong. What else to use?
You can use 3M GPAC (General Purpose Adhesive cleaner) or Sonax Adhesive remover. For glass, you can also you a blade / metal piece to remove the residue.
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What's an easy way to remove these stickers from windshield? I have tried Rubbing alcohol and wd 40 but it's gum seems quite strong. What else to use?
goo gone + plastic scraper blades. Worked for me for all such residues.
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What's an easy way to remove these stickers from windshield? I have tried Rubbing alcohol and wd 40 but it's gum seems quite strong. What else to use?
Safe but higher effort option: tar/glue remover, failing which medium cut rubbing compound which works 100% of the time, will require some buffing though.

Low effort but higher skill option: use a fine razor blade that is used for shaving, you need to know what you’re doing as its easy to nick your glass, but with practice you’ll learn that using at a a low 15-20 degree angle to the glass surface will result in a near perfect cut and perfectly safe sticker removal. Take care not to cut yourself. Cheers.
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