New Car Detailing

All too often the newness of a car is taken away from it before the new owner even takes possession of it. I have seen brand new cars with problems that can be traced right back to the factory, such as sanding marks and poorly finished paint. Then, between the removal of its protective transport film at the dealers and then the prepping by of the car by the in-house valet teams, it is hardly surprising to find that car finish is affected before it even gets a few miles on the clock. Continue reading

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CQuartz Application to 6yr old BMW

This BMW 320d was dropped off for a CQuartz application. However, being 6 yrs old, it required prepping and machine-polishing before I could put the protective coating on. Continue reading

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Protecting the car for the winter

We had a few days of “Indian Summer” in late September, but October soon put us back in our place with a cold snap! But what does the winter mean for our cars? Continue reading

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Professional Paint Care & Correction

One of the most important jobs I do in my studio-workshop is Paint Correction. And this is not a service reserved for high-end cars only! I work on all different types of cars because in my experience, detailing is not just about the cars. Its about the owners as well. Continue reading

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Leather Care, Preservation & Conservation

There is a lot of controversy about the way leather should be treated. The way I learn to take care of the various surfaces of a car is simple – I don’t believe marketing hype and if I want to know the truth about something, whether a chemical or the surface it should be used on, then I go to the guys in the back-room – the chemists, or in this case the leather chemists and tannery finish specialists. Marketing blurb is too unreliable and this is very true in the case of leather care products. Continue reading

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