How much do you pay for a car-wash?

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How much do you pay for a car-wash?

Post by memory man » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:41 am

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Re: How much do you pay for a car-wash?

Post by trevnhil » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:52 am

I usually pay €10 and a tip is extra.. But i am a little unsatisfied with recent washes,the black trim is coming out striped and so i will be trying a new one in the future. But not the one Brian has posted.. :-)
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Post by Lofos-5 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:03 pm

I pay €5 at the Eko filling station in Chloraka - it's cheap and fast. Not as good as they used to be but still very convenient (and good enough for my truck).

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Post by Austin7 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:19 pm

I've always done it myself, it's free and is good exercise.

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Post by Lincoln » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:55 pm

Same as Austin7. I pay nowt. Wash n Wax my self. Car vacuum, spray and polish dash. Great exercise
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Re: How much do you pay for a car-wash?

Post by bromerzz » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:15 pm

I sometimes chuck the wife a spare € if she does a good job with the leather.

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Re: How much do you pay for a car-wash?

Post by WHL » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:17 pm

If I could afford nearly two million for a Bugatti, seven grand would be small change, to keep it in tip top condition, im told there are three of these cars on Island, and a set of brake disc pads are five grand, that doesn't include the cost of the mechanics to fly over and fit them :shock:

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Re: How much do you pay for a car-wash?

Post by kansas » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:18 pm

We use the Eko Garage on the way to Geriskipou, on the occasions that we don't do it ourselves. €10 inside and out, or €5 for just the outside. Good service.

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Re: How much do you pay for a car-wash?

Post by JimX » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:21 am

I mix car washes with my own efforts but when I feel the need it cost €7's plus a tip, I use the Petrol station near Tala, usually do a better job than me, and it is just too hot to bother at the moment.
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Post by emgee » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:17 pm

Same as Jim above, but I use the filling station in Pegeia alongside the DIY store free coffee all for €7,00.

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Re: How much do you pay for a car-wash?

Post by PolemIan » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:37 pm

Knowing what I know now, I would not use any of them. But then I am a bit obsessive (massive understatement) and it took me the best part of 3 days to get our new car up to a base standard I’m happy with to maintain.

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Post by Austin7 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:20 pm

PolemIan wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:37 pm
Knowing what I know now, I would not use any of them. But then I am a bit obsessive (massive understatement) and it took me the best part of 3 days to get our new car up to a base standard I’m happy with to maintain.

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What can be so wrong with a new car :?:

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Post by PolemIan » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:53 pm

Ok, should have said “new to me” but it’s only a few months old when we bought it and was allegedly detailed by the dealer in the U.K. prior to shipping.

Here’s my routine:

- Wheels decontaminated and rinsed
- tyres scrubbed and rinsed
- pre washed car with snow foam and rinsed, use detailing brushes for nooks and crannies
- handwashed, rinsed and dried
- paintwork treated with decontamination treatment and rinsed
- paint further decontaminated with clay bar
- handwashed, rinsed and dried again
- cleaner fluid applied and buffed off
- polish applied and buffed off
- finis-wax applied and buffed off
- detail spray applied and buffed off for a bit of extra gloss and wax protection
- glass cleaned and buffed
- tyres dressed
- alloys waxed

Fresh cloths and drying towels used for each stage and all of these washed ready for the next session - a much shorter maintenance wash.

For any other total nerds like my have a look at a YouTube channel called “Forensic Detailing Channel

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Re: How much do you pay for a car-wash?

Post by Austin7 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:11 pm

Almost wish I hadn't have asked :lol: :lol:

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Re: How much do you pay for a car-wash?

Post by PolemIan » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:25 pm

That’s what most people say 😂😂. Sure does shine though, you’ll see me coming!

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Post by PolemIan » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:27 pm

PolemIan wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:25 pm
That’s what most people say 😂😂. Especially after I spent 20 mins in Paps debating the best washing stuff my my extensive collection of towels, cloths and wash mits / pads. Sure does shine though, you’ll see me coming!

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Re: How much do you pay for a car-wash?

Post by WHL » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:45 pm

And after ten minutes out on the road, with the dust we have here, it needs doing again... :lol:

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Re: How much do you pay for a car-wash?

Post by daveg » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:57 pm

Am trying to convince the wife that car washing is good exercise....... she's not impressed...

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Re: How much do you pay for a car-wash?

Post by WHL » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:11 pm

daveg wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:57 pm
Am trying to convince the wife that car washing is good exercise....... she's not impressed...
True story, a mates wife back in the day, thought she would clean his car, because he was a plumber and worked all the hours God sent, and his pride and joy 3litre Capri was looking a bit neglected.... so one day while he was at work she washed it, I kid you not, she used fairy liquid and a scouring pad, it looked like Torvill and Dean had skated all over it.... after thirty odd years he still feels the pain.

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Re: How much do you pay for a car-wash?

Post by PolemIan » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:46 pm

WHL wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:45 pm
And after ten minutes out on the road, with the dust we have here, it needs doing again... :lol:
Nah, I drive in a vacuum. 🤪

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