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Old 7th July 2019, 12:15   #1
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Default Professional Detailing | Ceramic Coating | Car Care - DBS Automotive, Cochin

This thread is dedicated to the car care services provided by DBS Automotive. Although their detailing and car care services are handled by the same team (an exclusive team), I thought it deserved a new thread. I would be highlighting the services provided by them along with the ones I used.

Disclaimer- All notes expressed here are my own and do no represent the opinions of any entity whatsoever with which I have been, am now, or will be affiliated.

Services Offered:
1. Car wash - This includes basic wash and premium wash.
2. Under body coating.
3. Ceramic Coating
4. Detailing and paint correction - polishing/waxing.

The entrance

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The facility

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Facilities:
1. 24 hours resto-cafe
They serve Continental and Italian dishes.

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2. Waiting lounge with a fooze table and a projector screen

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What I like:
1. Attention to detail
2. Friendly staff
3. A newly opened dining area is ideal for a quick bite or a cup of coffee.

What I don't like:
1. Since it gets crowded at times, there's a delay.
2. Hard to notice it from the highway.
3. Like seen in other detailing studios, there's no fancy light setup here. But they are getting that done soon.
4. Lack of visibility of services. Customers won't even know that there's a detailing/ceramic coating studio here.

Pricing:
Low (Wash) to High (Ceramic Coating).

Contact Information:
Alen Peter
Car Care/Detailing in charge (DBS Automotive)
9846715333, 7356051555
Near Dhe Puttu restaurant
Edappally
Cochin - 24

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Now to list out the services that I used here. My car was nearing it's 4th year and I haven't really done any detailing. The main reason why I did this treatment:
1. Paint was feeling rough.
2. There was this discoloration (yellowish) even though I seldom wash the car at home (bore-well).
3. Water spots on the glass.

Before Photos:

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Although I had washed my car here, I haven't really used their detailing services. And when I came to know that they started ceramic coating, I decided to get it done. Discussed on the best services needed for the car and left the car with them for the next 3 days.

These are the services that I used:
1. Premium wash
2. Ceramic coating

Steps:

1. Premium wash - 3M, Meguiars
2. Anti bacterial interior cleaning - 3M
3. Clay bar - cleaning using shampoo
4. Buffing - Menzerna 400
5. Wash
6. Engine bay cleaning
7. Polishing - Menzerna 3000
8. A18/jet sealant is applied after polishing
9. Ceramic coating - Menza Pro or Nasiol or 3M
10. Curing - 10 hours
11. After 3 days premium wash (chargeable)

Ceramic coating is done on the entire body, glass (hydrophobic) and alloys (metal coat). The entire cost for my car's treatment came to 25k.

Ceramic coating - 3 years warranty, 1 top up after 6 months.

Product Photos:

Here are the products used on my car

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Work in progress photos:

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After Photos: (click the photo for better quality)

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Update after 3 weeks:

Got some good opportunity to test the treatment since it's been raining heavily for few days. Took the car through some muddy sections and there wasn't even a single muddy spot on the car. The car looked as if it just finished a proper wash.

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Here's a short video of the hydrophobic effect on the windshield:


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