Decent hand car wash in East London

Decent hand car wash in East London

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thewharftrader

Original Poster:

166 posts

174 months

Monday 11th January 2010
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All,

Anyone know of a decent hand car wash in East London? There are loads around but I'm always too nervous to try half the places just in case they use a stone filled cloth etc! I live at Canary Wharf but don't mind travelling a few miles to someone does a decent job.

Thanks all

Cactussed

5,293 posts

216 months

Monday 11th January 2010
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I used to use the one at Asda near you - seemed decent enough.

Yanto

543 posts

211 months

Monday 11th January 2010
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thewharftrader said:
All,

Anyone know of a decent hand car wash in East London? There are loads around but I'm always too nervous to try half the places just in case they use a stone filled cloth etc! I live at Canary Wharf but don't mind travelling a few miles to someone does a decent job.

Thanks all
I use a place out in Rainham on the main drag - bit of a way out on the A12 - get off at Hornchurch exit. Gives the car a decent run (8 mile round trip from the wharf). The one I use is an ex-garage forecourt all painted yellow (next door to Elite tyres) - good job inside and out / wax etc. The guys there really take pride in their work and charge about £15.

thewharftrader

Original Poster:

166 posts

174 months

Tuesday 12th January 2010
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Thanks for the replies. Used the Asda one a few times but not really keen on them using their plastic wiping things for drying the car my (new to me) black AM V8. Hence am willing to travel a little further to make sure the car is looked after when getting a wash.

Think I know the one in Rainham - Once got my tyre changed a Elite tyres (were very good and efficient) so would be willing to give it a shot if you think they are good.

Edited by thewharftrader on Tuesday 12th January 10:23

Cactussed

5,293 posts

216 months

Friday 15th January 2010
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Oh. I specifically asked them not to use that on the M3 or the 355.
I now use a Polish bunch on the road between Surrey Quays and Greenwich.
They use wollen wash mitts and use 2 bucket method.

Can't say I'm unhappy with the results. £10 inside and out.

tamore

7,287 posts

287 months

Sunday 17th January 2010
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Cactussed said:
Oh. I specifically asked them not to use that on the M3 or the 355.
I now use a Polish bunch on the road between Surrey Quays and Greenwich.
They use wollen wash mitts and use 2 bucket method.

Can't say I'm unhappy with the results. £10 inside and out.
i'll second this lot. they do use the soft plastic blades to flick the bulk of the water off though.

there's a car wash in the carpark accessable via westferry circus (lower) too

Cactussed

5,293 posts

216 months

Monday 18th January 2010
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They don't use the blade on my ones, probably again because I asked them not to.

BTW, are you the red tamora burbling around the Peninsula?

tamore

7,287 posts

287 months

Monday 18th January 2010
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Cactussed said:
They don't use the blade on my ones, probably again because I asked them not to.

BTW, are you the red tamora burbling around the Peninsula?
smee. we were going to have a meet up in the ship and whale, but it never quite happened. i did meet up with JohnnyPanic though.

fancy another go?

Cactussed

5,293 posts

216 months

Monday 18th January 2010
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Indeed! I am in the middle of a major service on the 355 (have the engine in pieces in the garage, which is freezing, so am generally around on the weekends for lunch if you fancy?

tamore

7,287 posts

287 months

Monday 18th January 2010
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Cactussed said:
Indeed! I am in the middle of a major service on the 355 (have the engine in pieces in the garage, which is freezing, so am generally around on the weekends for lunch if you fancy?
i'll pop round for a nosey on saturday if that's ok. (see pm)

Cactussed

5,293 posts

216 months

Tuesday 19th January 2010
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PM received and replied.
I'll give you a shout when I head home.

Soovy

35,829 posts

274 months

Tuesday 19th January 2010
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thewharftrader said:
All,

Anyone know of a decent hand car wash in East London? There are loads around but I'm always too nervous to try half the places just in case they use a stone filled cloth etc! I live at Canary Wharf but don't mind travelling a few miles to someone does a decent job.

Thanks all
Off the Highway at the Limehouse Link end, next to "Angels Sunbeds and Spa"

Been there for years. A fiver a pop.


thewharftrader

Original Poster:

166 posts

174 months

Tuesday 19th January 2010
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Soovy said:
thewharftrader said:
All,

Anyone know of a decent hand car wash in East London? There are loads around but I'm always too nervous to try half the places just in case they use a stone filled cloth etc! I live at Canary Wharf but don't mind travelling a few miles to someone does a decent job.

Thanks all
Off the Highway at the Limehouse Link end, next to "Angels Sunbeds and Spa"

Been there for years. A fiver a pop.
And how much is it for the car wash next door? winkwhistle

Mikeyboy

5,018 posts

238 months

Monday 22nd February 2010
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I don't know where your based but opposite my place theres a hand car wash that has some nice stuff in it quite regularly, a F430 last time I weent past.
Can't remember the name but its on Fairfield Road E3

jdw1234

6,021 posts

218 months

Thursday 25th February 2010
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In Canary Wharf there is an underground roundabout where you always see pics of cars meeting up before tunnel runs and suchlike.

One of the carparks under the Virgin gym (used to be Holmes Place) has a car wash.

They did my Ferrari F355 and also my DeLorean (which they were very accomodating about as it is a pain to wash).

They were always doing exotica and my cars always looked brlliant.


Soovy

35,829 posts

274 months

Thursday 25th February 2010
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thewharftrader said:
Soovy said:
thewharftrader said:
All,

Anyone know of a decent hand car wash in East London? There are loads around but I'm always too nervous to try half the places just in case they use a stone filled cloth etc! I live at Canary Wharf but don't mind travelling a few miles to someone does a decent job.

Thanks all
Off the Highway at the Limehouse Link end, next to "Angels Sunbeds and Spa"

Been there for years. A fiver a pop.
And how much is it for the car wash next door? winkwhistle
rofl


tomvcarter

1,091 posts

196 months

Saturday 27th February 2010
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Wharfside at the wharf, very professional...

Irish

3,991 posts

242 months

Tuesday 2nd March 2010
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tomvcarter said:
Wharfside at the wharf, very professional...
Asda for the the 15 yr old bimmer. Driveway for the Caterham.

buccal

533 posts

195 months

Tuesday 6th July 2010
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I have noticed some tasty metal now using the car wash outside surrey quays shopping centre.

Anyone here used them?

Seem very professional

Cactussed

5,293 posts

216 months

Tuesday 6th July 2010
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buccal said:
I have noticed some tasty metal now using the car wash outside surrey quays shopping centre.

Anyone here used them?

Seem very professional
I live up the road and personally think they're rubbish.
The guys down the road after the Shell garage heading towards Greenwich are much better IMHO