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Old 11th October 2007, 12:38   #1
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Hi All,

I saw an ad today in TOI which mentioned
"wash cars under water pressure".

I enquired krishana murthy(9448334376) on how it works and his answers were...

- It gives you water pressure same as you see in service centers
- Its handy
- If you want i can send a person for demo.
- Price - rs7200.

I thought its expensive and asked him if he can give me with slightly less pressure so that the cost will come down but he says he has only one model.

So does anyone know similar products with less cost with service backup aswell ?
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bosch makes one but i guess it will be more expensive? anyone using such an equipment? every time i bought such toys, they remain useless after the initial excitement.
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I don't think you need it at all. Pressure wash is strictly to be done only once in a while, maybe during regular service or more often during rainy days. For this, the local service station will charge you hardly Rs.150 & he will do all the work.
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Pressure wash is strictly to be done only once in a while
any reason?

I was thinking of this one because i love the way my car gets cleaned with ease.
another reason is i have two cars and another one yet to buy...

I can extend my budget up to 3-4k for this, else as esteem_lover said
we can give it to local service station who charge around Rs.150-250.
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I give my santro for high pressure body wash in Rajajinagar, Bangalore.
those guys charge me Rs.80 for high pressure body wash+soap oil on the body+all mats washing+tyre scrubbing.
The car comes out wonderfully clean & gleaminng...., all for Rs.80/-.
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I give my santro for high pressure body wash in Rajajinagar, Bangalore.
those guys charge me Rs.80 for high pressure body wash+soap oil on the body+all mats washing+tyre scrubbing.
The car comes out wonderfully clean & gleaminng...., all for Rs.80/-.
Thats quite a good price. Where i give mine, they charge 130 bucks plus their chai-paani for the same.
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I have the BOSCH aquatak100, which gives out the above mentioned pressure. It cost me approx 6500/- in Metro last year, prices went up slightly after that.

It is indeed very useful for washing cars as not oly does it give out water under high pressure but what I've noticed is that lesser water is used for washing the car as compared to a normal hose pipe.
Like Androdev said, I used it a lot initially but now since the current driver does a good job washing the cars, the aquatak is used rarely.
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I used it a lot initially but now since the current driver does a good job washing the cars, the aquatak is used rarely.
Hi Lukeskywalker,

Do you have plans to sell your BOSCH aquatak100 if it is used rarely?

If so you can PM me your mobile number, price.
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Brraj, as of now I have no intention of selling it, but you are more than welcome to use it for a few days and see if it is worth your while buying one, hey! wait a minute, I think my bro has 2 of these Karcher units, will ask him if he intends to dispose off one.
Anyway my offer stands good
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I think my bro has 2 of these Karcher units, will ask him if he intends to dispose off one.
Let me know if your brother wants to sell his piece... if so i will test yours for few days to check out if it is worth it or not and then make a purchase.
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I give my santro for high pressure body wash in Rajajinagar, Bangalore.
those guys charge me Rs.80 for high pressure body wash+soap oil on the body+all mats washing+tyre scrubbing.
The car comes out wonderfully clean & gleaminng...., all for Rs.80/-.
Hi GSMINC!

Can you give me the address/phone of the place? Also any idea of similar place in BTM/Jayanagar/JP Nagar area in bangalore?
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its no point in pressure washing your cars on a regular basis, unless its the chassis. Lacquer coats tend to get rough with regular pressure washes pretty often.. trust me , I know.
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braj, an Aquatak cleaning Bosch Aquatak 10 is also available at lower prices, apprx 6k now.

Its amazing how efficiently it cleans away.

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If any of you plan getting a pressure washer then do go for a decent brand like Karcher or Bosch.

There are lots of cheap chinese generic pressure washers which are very poor quality, you can buy them wholesale for as little as Rs800 a piece (if you buy a container ). They do use poor quality parts and begin to leak at joints etc.
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its no point in pressure washing your cars on a regular basis, unless its the chassis. Lacquer coats tend to get rough with regular pressure washes pretty often.. trust me , I know.
They sure do, nothing beats a good old hand wash with the suds washed off using low pressure. I tend to use a bucket of water and jug to wash off the suds.
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