Im back on TAI
after few months and happened to read this thread.
My M- 800 car which has completed 20 years in the month of May 2018, still looks like new white car. I did post few pictures in the past under the threads - M 800 Technical Issues and Solutions, underbody anti rusting coating, Engine bay cleaning etc and can not post those photos again here as it is not allowing me.
I buy 3M car shampoo of 500 ml costing Rs 397 from Amazon and I wash my car with this shampoo once a month. This bottle lasts for about a year. I do this washing myself as I have reasonably good water pressure as the water comes from the over head tank of about 30 ft height in my house.
I use Waxpol - ultra Glo costing Rs 345 from Amazon. I do the wax polish on my the car by hand 2 times a year , before and after Monsoon. However this time I got it done in the month of May by a man who does painting of my house as I felt I am now too old at 72 to to do this manual polish work now and to get the shining of my car. Paid him Rs 650 plus two cups of tea and a pack of biscuits for 4 hours wax polishing. The car is still shining but may be in the month of November I have to get it polished again from him as regular habit.
Of course there are few car spas in Mangalore now - a - days including one from 3M and they do cash wash, wax polishing etc and charge Rs 2000 to Rs 2500 for this work, depending upon the size of the car.