Friday, 24 June 2016

Dealership Hologram Removal – Ford Fiesta ST

Sometimes dealerships are guilty of trying too hard. In this case, we suspect a bird etching on the bonnet had led them to “buff out” the problem, but without a refining stage, this left its own mark on the new owners purchase. Every time the sun hit it, rather than exploding into flake popping loveliness, all you could see were holograms etched over the surface where the rotary polisher had been. In addition, poor wash technique has left light swirl marks over the rest of the car to remove.
A light machine polish with finishing compounds was all it took to restore the surface, after checking the panel with IPA wipe to ensure no fillers were masking further imperfections, the paint was topped with a coat of wax to protect it going forward and bring our the superb colour to the highest level. 
New purchase with similar issues? Give us a call for a no obligation quote to rectify the damage.

Friday, 17 June 2016

2000 Boxster S

This 16 year old Boxster S came to us as a “cheap buy” from the owner, determined to get it back to its former glory.

Amongst the jobs was fixing a cracked rear bumper, repainting the calipers, reviving the faded soft top, repairing a worn leather bolster, removal of several car park dings, and repairing some of the thousands of stone chips from the bonnet, to name but a few.

The roof was cleaned and recoloured with Renovo dyes and allowed to dry for 24 hours before sealing. We removed the bumper, which had several smart repair patches bringing down the finish, and sent it to our bodyshop to be completely stripped back and resprayed.

The calipers were removed, masked, and blasted clear of the old loose paint, with the seals – an expensive replacement item – in place and protected. They were then resprayed in Brembo EHT red with new white decals, and refitted to the car.
Whilst in the air with the wheels removed, paintless dent removal took care of the 8-9 car park dings, and we began coaxing some life out of the badly marred paintwork with a two stage machine polish, before filling 12-18 of the worst of the stone chips and scrapes with custom matched chipex paint, also touching in the door edges, before refining the finish to a high gloss. 
New red Porsche decals were fitted to the side skirts to add a touch of class to the finish and the car was then coated in 2 coats of high carnauba wax.

The leather bolster was stripped back and recoloured to match the surrounding panels for a flawless finish.
Total time: to be honest we lost count, but I think you'll agree it was worth it…

Friday, 10 June 2016

Ferrari F430 Leather Repair

Bolster wear is the most common problem with leather seats. Thankfully there is a repair option.

For this Ferrari F430, that involved stripping back the original leather coating, before masking the fine blue stitching and re-coating in a colour matched pigment, blending in to the surrounding area, before applying a protective top coat for a strong finish, as durable (or more so!) as the original colouring.

Prices start from £130. Do get in touch for more information or a no obligation quotation.

Friday, 3 June 2016

350Z Engine Bay Detail

350Z Engine Bay Detail

Engine bays need special attention, especially in modern cars with sensitive electronics. A clean engine bay not only enhances the overall appearance of a vehicle – useful prior to a sale – but also makes it easier to spot leaks and drips before they become problematic. 

In the case of this Nissan 350Z, new to the owner, we used a combination of citrus and solvent degreasers and steam to safely remove built up dirt and grime deep in the engine bay, before removing residual moisture with a warm air blower, waxing painted surfaces and dressing plastic trim to enhance the finish.


Revive your engine bay, from only £45. Call us to discuss, or send us an email to