Check out our brand new logo, which we have had incorporated into our new work uniform, vehicle and website! Our Vehicle Vanity van has been given a full makeover, including a full re-spray, new bumpers, grills, wheels and sign-writing by Signage Systems in Manchester (www.signage-systems.co.uk). The wheels, which Craig has refurbished himself are not alloys, but are the standard steel Ford Transit wheels, which have been given a two-tone custom painted finish to make them really stand out. This is an inexpensive way of creating an eye-catching set of wheels without investing hundreds of pounds.
If you are selling your car, it makes sense to maximise the profit you can recoup from the sale. Especially as new cars can depreciate quickly, losing you lots of cash along the way. A pre-sale preparation service is a new Vehicle Vanity service, aimed at traders but available to all, which will boost your vehicle's resale value.
This BMW was in good condition following regular valets; however the paintwork was tired and dull. White cars seem more prone to dullness through lack of protection, which can greatly affect the value when it comes to trading the car in. As you can see, we were able to help the owner re-sell the vehicle with fewer scratches and swirl marks. The showroom shine was more than superficial - the paintwork has been restored with a thorough clay barring and single-stage machine polish before waxing and dressing. What a great result!
This is today's job - a full restoration and and colour change of these stylish 5-spoke Seat Cupra alloys.
As you can see, the initial wheels were scuffed and scraped, requiring sanding, filling and restoration.
After the damage was repaired, the area was prepped and the new colour - a high gloss black, was sprayed all over the wheels, before each wheel was lacquered and cured under heat.
The result takes this car from an ordinary coupe to a real headturner - in under six hours for just £200.
This set of BMW alloys were scuffed and scratched, no doubt from the inevitable kerbing which most front nearside wheels tend to incur. Fortunately, a colour match, some sanding, filling, painting and lacquring later, and this gleaming wheel looks as good as new.
If you are interested in changing the colour of your wheels - say, from silver to black, or even adding some metallic into the paintwork, we can easily update the look and condition of your alloys quickly and easily. Alloys in good condition will take around four hours for a full set; however, it will take longer if there is repair work to be done. This service can be carried out outside your home or place of work. Please get in touch with Craig using the contact form at the top of the page.
Here is today's alloy wheel refurbishment, completed in Manchester. As you can see, the wheel has kerbing chunks all down one side of the wheel, where the car hit a pavement at 20mph. I have thoroughly cleaned the wheel down to identify the extent of the damage, before gradually sanding down the area.
Large chunks were filled using a high quality wheel filler, before the whole wheel was lightly flatted to create an even surface. The wheel was painted, lacquered and cured under heat lamps before being refitted to the car.
The hire company will never know...
White cars have become increasingly popular during the last few years; however when they incur scratches and scrapes, the damage can often show up much more clearly than other colours of vehicles.
This beautiful white BMW had been clipped twice, on both the front and rear bumper. After a quick colour match using the manufacturer's paint code, I mixed up the correct paint and was able to sand out, re-paint, lacquer and cure both repairs in under three hours. Further, this was all done at the customer's home address. This style of repair is called SMART repair (small to medium area repair technique). It aims to repair damage whilst ensuring that the smallest area of paintwork is touched. The alternative is a costly bodyshop repair, which would respray the whole panel or area, and often take at leat 24-hours to cure. SMART repair is cheaper, faster and more convenient for each customer. If you have any damage to your car paintwork, please get in touch and I will be happy to give you a quote. Thanks for looking!
This fierce little Smartie stole our hearts, with its newly restored bodywork and cabriolet roof detail. Check out the beading on this beauty! Whilst Smart cars might not be on most people's top ten list of all-time favourite cars, you might be surprised to learn that this Roadster Brabus packed a whopping 100bhp against a tiny 700kg weight. This turbo-driven micro machine is a real head turner, with outrageous deep dish alloys and a stunning, well-proportioned chassis. We are true Smart converts! And technically, Mercedes own Smart, so it's a mini-Merc!
The bodywork on Smart cars comprises a metal rear quarter and chassis, with the remainder of the bodywork being made from plastic; hence the light weight. The car underwent a full Enhancement Detail, along with a full roof protection detail. The sign of a good fabric detail is the beading, and I'm sure you'll agree that the water runs off this car like liquid mercury. A stunning little car, with a stunning, protected finish. Thanks for looking!
check out this awesome lexus enhancement detail
Take a look at this awesome example of a Vehicle Vanity Enhancement Detail. The owner of this cherished vehicle appreciates his car more than some Ferrari owners I've met! A real enthusiast, Dan was thrilled when he returned to collect his vehicle, after he decided to treat himself to his first ever detail. "When I saw the mirror-finish had replaced years of light swirl marks, it felt like I was picking up a brand new car. I'm totally converted!"
With some really great features, this solid example of a Lexus LS430 was meticulously restored to its former glory, complete with dazzling paintwork, gleaming wheels and a polished interior. If you are looking to treat someone but don't know what to get for them, an Enhancement Detail might just put a smile on their face!