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      Quote Originally Posted by Aargee View Post
      I highly doubt if that can be done with hands
      Well it can be
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      Quote Originally Posted by shravank30 View Post
      got a very good finish on your Car with just your hands using the 845 polish
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      Dude, 845 is sealant its not really a polish
      The above pic was after 2 rounds of 3M then 845 on top.
      Quote Originally Posted by shravank30
      I already admitted earlier that I am doing the paint protection 1st time in my life
      If use of Power tools is a must for a good shine, then I think I will have to use 3M sevice centre only
      Then be a bit more patient and be open for suggestions.
      Most guys here know what they are talking about.
      This is not just cut/paste gyan this is trial and error experience in some cases.
      So you don't have to do the same thing.

      DIY will involve getting your hand dirty and will involve multiple tries to get the 'perfect' result. But rest assured once you get the hang of things it will be well worth the effort.

      First think if you are ready to do DIY.
      Forget power tools hand is enough.
      If you don't feel like it try 3M or whatever but be prepared to shell out $ for perfection. DIY will help you achieve similar results at a fraction on the cost.

      At the end of the day I do it because I like it.
      Cost saving is just a bonus.
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      Quote Originally Posted by shravank30 View Post
      Then Should I buy the following package ?
      Meguiars Deep Crystal - Clean, Polish, Wax
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      Can I get a reasonably good effect if used without Power tools on a Non metallic White
      (The Brochure says that they are specially formulated for darker shades)
      It is very difficult to detail white by hand. You wont really see the effect that you get on dark shades.

      I would recommend that you get a good polish and use this on your car. Spend some time buffing the vehicle to get that glistening shine. There are lots of detailing videos on youtube. Search for white car specific ones. Remember, if not careful, you will end up having polish/wax stuck on beadings/crevices and in between the logos on the car and stuff. Detailing is not a joke.

      If your unsure about the techniques and products required, and are not confident enough to carry out this procedure, then take the vehicle to some professional detailers who will do the washing and polishing at one go. The effects will last 6 months, and you save yourself the hassle of doing it all yourself.

      If you still want to do it yourself:
      1) Wash using Wurth/amway etc car was shampoo
      2) Clay bar
      3) Polish with 3m polish
      4) Turtle wax carnauba wax
      5) After 24 hours polymer sealant like 845

      Invariably you will be dead by the time you cross 2) or 3) for a car
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      Quote Originally Posted by yzfrj View Post
      DIY will involve getting your hand dirty and will involve multiple tries to get the 'perfect' result. But rest assured once you get the hang of things it will be well worth the effort.

      First think if you are ready to do DIY.
      Forget power tools hand is enough.
      I am ready for the DIY & the trial & Error also, hence so many posts.
      I just wanted to be sure of what I am getting into because I dont want to feel defeated if the work could not have been done without power tools in the 1st place.
      But as advised by you, I will try to do it by myself & have that satisfaction
      Last edited by shravank30; 29th Mar 2011 at 15:36.

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      Quote Originally Posted by optimus_prime View Post
      If you still want to do it yourself:
      1) Wash using Wurth/amway etc car was shampoo
      2) Clay bar
      3) Polish with 3m polish
      4) Turtle wax carnauba wax
      5) After 24 hours polymer sealant like 845
      Sham should have the entire range of Mothers Car Care items in stock by the end of the month.
      I will pick up the matching items as per your list if they are reasonably priced & try it out.
      Regarding the elbow grease I am planning to ask my young & sturdy Car washer boy to devote half a day to my car paint project.
      The Collinite can spill over to the next day.

      Whats your opinion on him doing a good job under my 100% supervision & guidance ?
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      Why dont you guys order the complete car care kit from Meguiar's and try it out? I did that a few months back and I am quite happy with the results so far. You can get this shipped for about INR 2600 to India if you order it from the above site as a gift and use ICICI/HDFC/Citi credit/debit cards. Or if you need paint correction try this out.
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      Quote Originally Posted by appuchan View Post
      Why dont you guys order the complete car care kit from Meguiar's and try it out?
      Says there shipping only to a US address?
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      Quote Originally Posted by shravank30 View Post
      Whats your opinion on him doing a good job under my 100% supervision & guidance ?
      As long as you are using the right things then shouldnt be an issue I guess
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      Quote Originally Posted by kb100 View Post
      Says there shipping only to a US address?
      Please click on the link given in my post and proceed with ordering. These are shipped to India at the price mentioned. You will get discounts as well. This is from Global Shopping: Buy from International Stores like Amazon, Victoria’s Secret, A|X, Best Buy & many more in India, delivered to your doorstep.
      who offers shipping of any items to India from various shopping sites. The price indicated is all inclusive unless the item weighs more than 5 kg when additional shipping charges are applicable. I have ordered about 8-10 items from this site and everything was delivered in less than 3 weeks.
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      Quote Originally Posted by appuchan View Post
      Why dont you guys order the complete car care kit from Meguiar's and try it out? I did that a few months back and I am quite happy with the results so far. You can get this shipped for about INR 2600 to India if you order it from the above site as a gift and use ICICI/HDFC/Citi credit/debit cards. Or if you need paint correction try this out.
      Amazon.com: Mothers Hardcore Enthusiast Car Care Kit: Automotive


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