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Old 24th August 2016, 21:16   #1
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Default Professional Car Detailing - 3M Car Care (Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur)

Address: 10, Shivraj Niketan,
Gautam Marg, Vaishali Nagar,
Opp. SBBJ Bank, Jaipur.

Contact Number: +91 9829400200 , 9829400300

Email: 3mcarcare.vn.jaipur@gmail.com

Website: http://carcarestores.3mindia.co.in/

Contact Person: Mr. Sardana (Sorry, don't recall the first name)

Services availed: Interior detailing, Headlight restoration

Experience: Excellent

Like most of us here, I love my car and try to keep it in the best of shape. But, interior and exterior detailing was something for which I had literally no option until a few years ago. Somewhere in 2014, 3M outlet opened (finally!) in my hometown. But, I was out for my studies. It is now that I finally found time to treat the car.

I decided to pay a visit to the centre for interior detailing a few days ago. I called up the number listed on the website and spoke to a very polite Mr. Sardana. He informed me that there were two interior detailing packages. I chose the Interior Premium package. Upon visiting the centre, I requested him to sweeten the deal a bit and he made the Germ Kleen (more expensive) package very attractive for me and hence I ended up going for that.

Since the past few months, I was very concerned about the yellowness of the headlamp glass (11.5 years of open parking taking its toll!). Got to know that they have a headlight restoration package too. Mr. Sardana offered to do the headlamp with more damage as a demo and if I liked it, I could get the other one done. If I didn't, the demo was free. Sounded like a sweet deal and got that done too. The results were just brilliant and I was very satisfied.

What I like:
- Honest, clear information given at the beginning (Prices inclusive of all taxes, steps in each service, what is needed and what's not)
- No overcommitment to lure customer in
- Adhering to proper timelines
- Courteous staff
- Personal attention of franchisee owners (This matters the most to me)

What I don't like:
- The outlet is a little far from the city centre (But in a good area)
- You don't get a chance to complain and get things done

Overall, a highly recommended outlet.

The costs:
1) Interior Germ Kleen package - Rs. 3050 (before discount)
2) Headlight restoration - Rs. 1600 for the pair (before discount)

Enough of me talking, time for some pictures. Apologies in advance for the average pictures (Forgot clicking proper shots to be honest).

Before the interior cleaning
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Cleaning in process with anti microbacterial foam
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The result
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Headlights before the treatment
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Sanding
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Grinding
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Rubbing
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Polishing
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The difference between restored and unrestored one is huge!
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The final result
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End of the day, I left the place highly impressed and satisfied. I may soon visit them for exterior detailing too. Will update the thread if that happens.

Cheers
Aman
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The difference between restored and unrestored one is huge!
Huge indeed ! Thanks for sharing. I had no idea that 3M offers this service. The eyes are very important to a car's aesthetics (as with humans too ), and it's worth every penny. How much did they charge for this after discounts?
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Huge indeed ! Thanks for sharing. I had no idea that 3M offers this service. The eyes are very important to a car's aesthetics (as with humans too ), and it's worth every penny. How much did they charge for this after discounts?
Well, until I walked into the store, even I didn't know that 3M offered this. Saw a small pamphlete in the seating area and enquired further. I got a 10% discount so ended up paying ₹1440 for this. Peanuts considering a new set of headlamps at the service centre cost a bomb (₹44,000 in Corolla's case!)
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^^ It pays to have the original eyes restored like this.
Approx 720 each is peanuts.

The headlamp assembly for the old Corolla is now in the 2.5k range for DEPO aftermarket and approx 6k for the Koito OE ; for one unit.

The Altis' headlamp assembly still retails for upwards of 16k apiece for the OE lamps.
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After final polishing there should be a protective clear coat that prevents them from clouding up again. 3M has a diy headlamp restoration kit that includes it. Available online
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Approximately after how many years is this headlight treatment recommended? It looks very interesting. My car's headlights are not as murky/yellowish as the OP's corolla but then I am sure due to seeing it daily, we have got used to it and not able to really appreciate the damage that it might have accumulated over last 4 years of ownership.
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Approximately after how many years is this headlight treatment recommended? It looks very interesting. My car's headlights are not as murky/yellowish as the OP's corolla but then I am sure due to seeing it daily, we have got used to it and not able to really appreciate the damage that it might have accumulated over last 4 years of ownership.
There's no set time to get this done really. It all depends on where the car is parked and how exposed are headlights to sun. In my case, the headlights have been facing the sun for a good part of the car's age (11.5 years) and hence be yellowishness. The restoration should be done when you find the headlamps looking dull.

Another update: Due to the yellowing of the headlamp, the intensity if light had reduced. I felt that a bulb upgrade might be needed. Infact, I had planned to upgrde bulbs after restoration. But after using the car on a few night drives, I can say that there's no need to upgrade the bulbs. The redtoration has helped get the light intensity back to its prime.
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