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Car 101: Tips and FAQ Thread

  • Hi guys, maganda ba tong pang tanggal ng light to medium scratches?

    Turtle Wax Polishing Compound


  • Meguiar's Ultimate series nalang. Depending on the condition of the paint though, you may do more harm than good when compounding.
  • RE: turtle wax
    like other brands, may olats na model/lineup
    yun ICE liquid wax (not the spray) nila easily trumps the meguiars 365 paint protect, kita ko sa youtube yun side by side comparison, malaki lamang nun ICE. pero yun 365 paint protect di rin basta basta, maganda rin and mataas longevity

    -- edited by ninjababez on Feb 16 2017, 08:23 AM
  • ^
    Agree with sir ninja, pero even sa cheapish variants ng turtle wax, meron din namang maganda

    Meron sila dating Liquid Paste Wax (labo ng name.. hehe) na favorite kong gamitin, less than 500 yung bottle, very good shine and durability, better than some synthetics from Mothers and Mequiars that i've tried
  • Hi guys update lang, 3M na brand nalang binili ko instead of Turtle Wax.


  • ^
    Gano ba kalalim yung scratches sir?
    Sobrang mas abrasive kasi yang rubbing compound vs sa polishing compound na turtle wax kanina
  • ^
    Gano ba kalalim yung scratches sir?
    Sobrang mas abrasive kasi yang rubbing compound vs sa polishing compound na turtle wax kanina


    Sir hindi super lalim nung scratch eh, parang may pusa or ibon na umakyat sa hood ng kotse ko, tapos may tin-atry syang abutin so paulit ulit tumalon sa hood. So yung kuko ng pusa or ibon ang nakagasgas sa hood. :(
  • ^
    Try mo na lang muna sa maliit na portion yung rubbing compound, sa malalalim na gasgas muna, iba iba rin kasi intensity ng diff brands

    Yung iba kasi sobrang abrasive na magiging hazy yung paint mo, and you'll need a polish din to repair yung damage na gagawin ng rubbing compound

    Iirc, nasa light to medium yang 3m compared to other rubbing compounds, but still a lot more abrasive than polishers
  • Anyway, rule of thumb ko.. use least abrasive products muna, kung hindi kayanin ang scratch, then i'll use the more abrasive products.. last resort na yung rubbing compound, and only for scratches na ramdam ng fingernails mo

    Check mo rin sir yung page 2 of this thread for some product recommendations ni sir DM
  • pina rubbing ko buong kotse, halos 1 day ginawa innova 2013 first time ko pa detail sa loob ng 5yrs
    ngayon sobra smooth na, ang downside, hindi na polish, need talaga machine

    nangyari rubbing compound + gaas lalo sa lower part ng kotse marami contaminants
    then wax nalang

    balak ko talaga polish pa kaso wala ako, mahal nga lang sa shop ipagawa
  • Once a year ba ok mag pa rubbing or buff ng kotse let say pupunta ako sa professional na nag dedetailing.

    -- edited by vladz17 on Feb 16 2017, 11:42 PM
  • pina rubbing ko buong kotse, halos 1 day ginawa innova 2013 first time ko pa detail sa loob ng 5yrs
    ngayon sobra smooth na, ang downside, hindi na polish, need talaga machine


    Dapat after compound, polish ang next step. Dinetail sir pero compounding lang ginawa?
  • Once a year ba ok mag pa rubbing or buff ng kotse let say pupunta ako sa professional na nag dedetailing.


    Bago yang sasakyan mo di ba? Pa full detail mo na, sigurado may swirls and contaminants yan kahet bago. Pa-coating mo, after that maintenance nalang, and don't bring your car to one of those automated car wash.
  • Dapat after compound, polish ang next step. Dinetail sir pero compounding lang ginawa?


    oo sir DIY lang walang machine, by hand lang lahat
    un nga gusto ko polish talaga para tanggal lahat at alis swirl marks
  • Bago yang sasakyan mo di ba? Pa full detail mo na, sigurado may swirls and contaminants yan kahet bago. Pa-coating mo, after that maintenance nalang,


    akala ko pag bago bawal galawin mo na kung sabagay matagal na tong naka tambak sa labas kasi lahat ng brand new nila nakatambak lang sa labas naulan at naarawan araw araw...

    and don't bring your car to one of those automated car wash.


    hindi ako nag pupunta dyan. kung pupunta man ako doon sa mano mano na ako mag bubuga ng tubig pero hindi ko gagamitin yung brush nila na may soap bele mag dadala ako ng bucket at car wash shampoo kahit bawal :-p
  • may pwede bang isama dito sa road run ko this march, zambales o pagudpud ang target areas ko, mababartolina nako kasi sa tapos ng marso . . .

    di ata uso dito ang adventure . . .
  • akala ko pag bago bawal galawin mo na kung sabagay matagal na tong naka tambak sa labas kasi lahat ng brand new nila nakatambak lang sa labas naulan at naarawan araw araw...


    Pwedeng naka-store lang sa lot yung sasakyan mo for a long time bago nabenta sayo. How it was transported, the weather when it was transported, handling. Ang hinde advisable galawin is yung bagong pintura, meron curing time dapat.

    Ipark mo sa arawan yun sasakyan mo and look for swirls, if madami, siguro maganda pa detail mo and coat or seal, any type of protection. If magpapalagay ka ng coating, mas maganda nang swirl-free di ba.

    Visit autogeek forums, marami ka matutunan dun. Baka next hobby mo detailing naman :D




    -- edited by psyq on Feb 17 2017, 11:55 PM
  • ^
    Walang ganyan sa akin and yung pinakita na sa akin yung makukuha kong brandnew car at naka park lang sa labas lahat ng brandnew at bago ko inuwi pina shine(1 hour inabot) muna nila yung sasakyan. Actually sobrang kintab pa rin ngayon kahit naulanan na.
  • ano ang magandang dashcam na may battery na hindi nagcacause ng sunog? thanks.