October’s outstandings and November’s notables

VW Golf after Level 1 detail - deep reflection

The challenging weather has continued these last couple of months. It has been rather wet and windy although not yet particularly cold.  So, if you have not already booked, now is a great time to have your Winter Protection Valet carried out.

This period has seen us busy providing our usual high quality valeting services to customers with a broad spectrum of vehicles from brand new Minis and Mercedes to slightly more mature Volvos and BMWs. Whatever your car’s make or model, age or condition, if it needs valeting we are sure we can help.

Not every vehicle valeted is featured here, so if you had your car cleaned, valeted or protected by us and it does not appear please do not be offended! The photographs do not always come out as expected!

Total protection for this Mercedes GLC

Our customer recently replaced his BMW X3 with this beautiful Mercedes GLC.  The high specification SUV received the full GCV Diamondbrite treatment.

Following a comprehensive multi-stage wash, every exterior surface was protected, including the paintwork, lights, glass, and wheels.  Additionally, the interior was valeted and the carpets and mats were fully protected.

Diamondbrite comes with a lifetime warranty, meaning that the protection is guaranteed for the duration of your ownership of the vehicle.

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I can see clearly now...

Our customer had received an MOT advisory for the headlights on her Mazda 2.

We completed our headlight restoration process and sealed the finished headlights with Silex next-generation nano ceramic coating.  There should be no such issue for the next MOT, or many more after that.  Do not let your headlights let you down…

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Mazda 2 headlight before restoration
Mazda 2 headlight before restoration
Mazda 2 headlight after restoration
Mazda 2 headlight after restoration

Surface decontamination (rail dust removal)

This Honda Jazz had just been purchased by customer.  When we saw it just a few days after purchase, all horizontal surfaces were covered in rail dust and, when rubbed, felt liked sandpaper.  This continued some way down the sides of the car too.  We established that the car had spent much of its one year of life parked close to a railway line, which was the source of the iron contamination.

Sadly we did not take any pictures at the time of inpsection, and when we arrived to do the work it had been raining which obscured the thousands of tiny orange, rough specks.

All affected areas were treated with three applications of iron remover.  As the chemical is working it converts the iron oxide to the purple streaks you see in the photos below.  The paint was almost clean but required a final pass with a clay bar.

Following the clay bar, all surfaces were wiped down with isopropyl alcohol, waxed and sealed.

Honda Jazz during rail dust removal
Honda Jazz during rail dust removal
Honda Jazz following rail dust removal
Honda Jazz following rail dust removal
Honda Jazz during rail dust removal
Honda Jazz during rail dust removal
Honda Jazz following rail dust removal
Honda Jazz following rail dust removal
Honda Jazz during rail dust removal
Honda Jazz during rail dust removal
Honda Jazz following rail dust removal
Honda Jazz following rail dust removal

Regular mini valets

Our two Mini-owning customers here love their cars and appreciate the work we do to keep them looking their best.

On both cars, we initially carried out a Gold level exterior and interior valet.  These are now followed by periodic Bronze level valets, and any additional work required to keep the cars in tip-top condition.

Mini JCW after Gold valet
Mini JCW after Gold valet
Mini Cooper after Gold valet
Mini Cooper after Gold valet

Volvo XC90 returned to new

Sadly no before shots of this XC90 but take our word for it, it was in bad way!We carried out an exterior Gold level valet and a Platinum interior valet.  The latter included full carpet shampooing and leather deep clean and condition.

Volvo XC90 interior Platinum valet
Volvo XC90 interior Platinum valet
Volvo XC90 exterior Gold valet
Volvo XC90 exterior Gold valet

A treat for a maltreated mercedes

This Mercedes C220 had suffered considerable neglect (read abuse) before we set eyes on it.

The interior in particular was in a bad way having been using a mobile office as well as canine transport.

We carried out a comprehensive combined exterior and interior valet, and returned it to the condition it deserved.

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Mercedes C220 before interior Gold valet
Mercedes C220 before interior Gold valet
Mercedes C220 after interior Gold valet
Mercedes C220 after interior Gold valet
Mercedes C220 after exterior Gold valet
Mercedes C220 after exterior Gold valet

The devil is in the detail

The 2016 VW Golf underwent our Level 1 Detail to correct many of the imperfections in the paintwork.  The first image here shows the depth of scratches and damage imparted by 2 years of terrible washing techniques undertaken by the previous owner.

We started with a multi-stage wash followed by decontamination – chemical and clay bar.

An extensive single stage machine polish was then undertaken.

Final protection was a layer of durable wax topped off with sealant.

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VW Golf after Level 1 detail
VW Golf after Level 1 detail

A few more

This little MX5 is very special to its owner, but it needed a little attention to bring it back to sparkling.   We carried out a gold level interior and exterior valet, along with some additional machine polishing to remove stubborn marks in the paint.

The BMW 118i has been a regular of ours for a number of years. Every few months we complete a combined exterior and interior valet to keep it looking as good as new.

The Ford Focus (interior) was in a bad way having just been purchased by our customer. We completed a platinum level interior valet with pretty good results!

Mazda MX5 after Gold valet
Mazda MX5 after Gold valet
BMW 118i after regular Gold valet
BMW 118i after regular Gold valet
Ford Focus after interior Platinum valet
Ford Focus after interior Platinum valet