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Old 9th July 2007, 20:33   #1
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Talking Soap Suds - Car Wash (pic heavy)

Gave my car in for a wash at MRF and clicked some pics since I had a cam for the first time

Heres a pic of the service bay where they do the wheel balancing and other stuff



Heres my dirty car being vaccuumed



waiting room



tyre wash with a high pressure hose , body gets hosed too



soap water sprayed on




got a call after this so couldnt click anymore pics but heres whats left once everything was sprayed off and wiped down



got a few wierd looks while i was clicking pics

heres a video if anyones interested (20mb)
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Old 9th July 2007, 20:38   #2
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neat job there. The car sure is gleaming...

How much did it cost you?

Where is this located and i heard u need to fix a prior appointment. Is this true?

Do they also wax and polish?
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Yeah do tell how much they charged you. Nice service.

Its located on Cathedral Road, opposite to Chola Sheraton, little distance away from it.

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neat job there. The car sure is gleaming...

How much did it cost you?

Where is this located and i heard u need to fix a prior appointment. Is this true?

Do they also wax and polish?
They only do wash no polish . its more like a giant billboard for mrf so only basic services offered there. but service is good. i dont go often these days since they jacked up the price from Rs.90 to Rs.225 a few months ago.only go if i need interiors cleaned. and yes its almost always fully booked so you have to make an appointment a day or so in advance

.:: Welcome to MRF Tyres ::.

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I guess this centre has been in action for quite sometime now and should do a good job. Still remember the old days of schooling when I used to pass by this centre.


@bottle: Do you have some treatment plans for your car's exteriors ? If you dont, I would strongly recommend it. More so, because your car is black in colour and needs that extra bit of maintenance. Its more than your regular waxing and polishing, by the way.

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Nice! Really like the service bay, seems like they have a 3D Car Aligner! Good stuff & the washing system seems to be pretty new too.
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@bottle: Do you have some treatment plans for your car's exteriors ? If you dont, I would strongly recommend it. More so, because your car is black in colour and needs that extra bit of maintenance. Its more than your regular waxing and polishing, by the way.

at the moment nothing planned ..

@iraghava yes its new, thats why the price hike hehe
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Wow!!
I never knew that these Auto Car wash were available in India..

Is it worth the money..does the Car get really clean?

Anyone..Is something like this in Mumbai? I wouldnt mind getting my cars washed like this..(But only after monsoons!!)
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quite nice work they have done there..

and why did they you celltape to fix the antenna with the roof..
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the top brush makes a few swipes over the car while washing so its not to damage the antenna when it goes back over it
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Great car wash equipment there. I never let my security guard wash the cars but take the car every alternate weekend to one of the best car wash centers in Pune. The process the follow is:

1) Open bonnet, fill windshield washer fluid if empty. Cover the ECU and Ignition coil of the car with plastic bags (on request).
2) Remove mats from the car. Blow compressed air everywhere with all the doors open for dust to escape for about 10-15 minutes. Vacuum clean the car and remove small stone bits.
3) Take the car on the ramp and scrub the underbody with a semi-hard brush. Brush the wheel arch's, brush clean the mats with soap water. Clean the alloys from the insides.
4) Wash the car absolutely spic and span.
5) Dry it with Chamois leather.
6) Spray car perfume while leaving and give you one yellow cloth for free while leaving.

Total cost: Rs. 150/-!
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1) Open bonnet, fill windshield washer fluid if empty. Cover the ECU and Ignition coil of the car with plastic bags (on request).
2) Remove mats from the car. Blow compressed air everywhere with all the doors open for dust to escape for about 10-15 minutes. Vacuum clean the car and remove small stone bits.
3) Take the car on the ramp and scrub the underbody with a semi-hard brush. Brush the wheel arch's, brush clean the mats with soap water. Clean the alloys from the insides.
4) Wash the car absolutely spic and span.
5) Dry it with Chamois leather.
6) Spray car perfume while leaving and give you one yellow cloth for free while leaving.

Total cost: Rs. 150/-!
Whoaa!! Thats awsome work for that amount!
Anyone around knows similar service in Bangalore? I am fed up educating my car cleaning guys on 'do's and 'don'ts
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car wash centers in Pune.

Total cost: Rs. 150/-!
is this the one on University road, diagonally opposite to Agri college gate?
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I never let my security guard wash the cars but take the car every alternate weekend to one of the best car wash centers in Pune. The process the follow is:
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Total cost: Rs. 150/-!
Thats really good service. If only something like that was present near where i stay in Bangalore.
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is this the one on University road, diagonally opposite to Agri college gate?
Nope, this is near MIT college. The name is Sagar Auto center (something). When you move from Raj Motors, towards Deccan its at the end of the one way on your left. Lots of buses are parked around as a landmark. I am simply stumped with their service. Try once and you will get addicted. The one on University road used to be good but the machines that he uses are not maintained and left scratches on the roof of my Zen and he charges Rs. 200/- for a not so good service! I'd go to Sagar anyday over this guy.
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