TAMÁS TÓTH, THE SPECIALIST:
Author: Somogyi Lóránt
Taking advantages of the beautiful autumn weather and avoiding
of waiting in traffi c jams, I decided to head for Csillaghegy with
my scooter. As long as the weather allows, I harness the using of
my Vespa. I was riding in low traffi c among calm drivers on the roads
of the city, when I glanced a beautifully maintained and wonderfully
sparkling old-timer car. Meanwhile the traffi c light turned red, thereby
giving a chance to have a quick conversation, so I rolled quickly beside
the car. Without hiding my passion for old-timer cars, I looked this fl awless
vehicle with amazement. I found out from the owner which one is
that car cosmetics company, where he takes his car. The car got back its
old light at my friend’s, Tamás Tóth’s car cosmetics garage. In the meantime,
the traffi c light turned green and the car started off majestically
and I looked until it disappeared in the distance. With this experience
I went to Tamás to say congratulation for the car which I just saw.
THE STORY OF THE COMPANY
In his young ages he worked for a car washing company. Only this job
gave him his income, besides he studied at an evening school. The washing
fi rm maximized the fi x time that they can spend on one car, but
the prescribed 30 minutes time was not enough for an appropriate
and intensive washing; the quantity was more important than quality.
Despite the short time Tamás always wanted to
do a perfect job. Unfortunately, because of his
precision he got fi red, but then he vowed to
that, if he would have a chance in the future,
he will establish the most demanding car cosmetics
service in the country.
He had to wait until 2015 for this chance, this
year he established the Star Car Garage gentle
car wash and fi ne cosmetics with his partner.
Tamás helps us know why the suitable cleaning
agents are so important for the maintenance
for our beloved old-timer car.
DEVELOPMENT OF CHEMICALS
Nowadays car cosmetics and shampoos are
appearing in the market of cleaning products
in high quality, so anyone who wants to give
the best to their beloved vehicle can choose to
their liking. Of course, the existing quality of
cleaning products and tools are not enough,
but with the appropriate expertise, we can
keep our car in its original condition for many
The Star Car Garage, led by Tamás Tóth, pays
great attention to the condition; survey, repair,
aesthetic treatment, gentle washing and maintenance
of old cars. It is important that their
service has to be fl awless, because this way they
can increase the number of new and returning
Many people don’t pay enough attention to
the look of their car.
These owners think if their vehicle gets dirty,
it’s enough to wash it with a high-pressure
washer and let it dry, possibly washing it with
shampoo. This process leads to a high degree
of aesthetic deterioration of the car in the long
run. Washing with limestone water, wrong
shampoo, intense chemicals, choosing inappropriate
brush, high-pressure washer, hard
brush and chip wipes will shorten the shine of
our car. The previous factors are a great enemy
of the treated, polished or fi ne surfaces.
In case of old-timer cars, special attention
should be paid to old, worn or thinned paintwork
and aged interiors.
Cosmetics for old-timer cars always start with
condition survey. Two types of conditions are
distinguished, the repaired and the patinated.
In case of damage, the car will be taken by recommended
restores to service things that can
be saved and repaired as soon as possible.
After a vehicle in its original condition and free
of corrosion, gentle washing can begin. The
strength of chemicals is chosen to match with
the paintwork of the car. With improper use
of detergents, the car could lose its perfection,
so, we do more harm than good.
The same is true when cleaning the inner
space, with different leather or fabric materials.
Using inappropriate detergents
could destroy the elements of the car. Each
surface has its own cosmetics agent. Using
these ably, we can conjure a new one from
It’s much easier for us with restored cars,
because the repairing tasks are negligible,
the goal is to keep the existing brilliance
of the car.
PROCESS OF GENTLE WASHING
• degreasing, deep cleaning – dissolving
dirt on varnish – this is the opposite
of wax washing, because the aim
is to achieve grease and dirty surfaces
• detection of car faults, condition
• consulting with the customer regarding
• treatment of repairable elements, for example
polishing and reparation, polishing of
• inner space cleaning – leather softening
– fabric cleaning – regeneration of plastic
parts – cleaning and conservation of wooden
• gentle cleaning, care and vanishing of gentle
• other complete conservation
If we dedicate ourselves to car care at home, there
are some ‘good to know’ advices:
• beware of hard water, because washing with
soft water will not damage our car
• the leather care products have to be applied
only on real leather, not on artifi cial.
• avoid car washing in strong sunshine
• the high-pressure washer has to be used from
a suitable distance, or rather sprinkle the car
• always wash with a clean bucket of water and
microfi ber wash gloves
• for drying the car use a microfi bre cloth
• after rinsing, always wipe the car dry
• IMPORTANT: if the dirt on the surface
cannot be removed by a general car wash,
feel free to visit a specialist to prevent serious
During use, anything can hit our car, such as splashing
mud, deposited dust, and the biggest enemies
of our car’s light are bird droppings and
Never let it dry, because UV and heat can
burn off the paint, and the top of the cabrio
can puncture it. The damage could be hard to
remove even after a very thorough polishing.
Protect our antique values and give them the
proper care so that posterity can admire the
beauty and mechanical wonders of the past.
Adresse: 1039 Budapest, Batthyány utca 5.
Phone: 06 20 235 4236