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Audi S3

Audi S3

Overview: Detailed on behalf of one of our long-time customers was this beautiful S3 finished in Floret Silver.  This car represents a logical one brand ownership progression (all of which we have detailed) – Audi A1 Sportline > Audi S1 > Audi S3.  The latest ‘Beast’ punches out 310 PS with 0-62 mph taking around 5 seconds.  Coating of choice for this brand new vehicle was Liquid Elements Ecoshield ceramic coating.

Exterior: New Car Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: N/A

Protection: Liquid Elements Ecoshield Ceramic Coating

Other: Wheels Ceramic Coated (Gtechniq C5 Wheel Armour)

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Autobrite Direct Wax Off and then foamed with Kyrstal Kleen Blizzard Tutti Frutti.  Vehicle then washed with Gyeon Q2M Bathe shampoo.  Paintwork soaked in diluted ValetPro Dragon’s Breath fallout remover for 10 minutes to remove metal contaminants and then rinsed.  Dragon’s Breath fallout remover applied to wheels for 15 minutes and then rinsed.  Paintwork and wheels de-tarred with AutoJoy Tar and Glue Remover.  Vehicle re-rinsed and then touch-less dried using Metro Vac Sidekick air blower.  Paintwork then wiped down with KKD Krystal Prep Panel Wipe to remove last traces of contaminants.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Auto Finesse Mercury metal polish.

Protection process: Paintwork treated with Liquid Elements Ecoshield ceramic coating.  Wheels treated with Gtechniq C5 Wheel Armour ceramic coating.  Glass cleaned with Krystal Kleen Hydroglas hydrophobic glass cleaner.  Tyres treated with Gyeon Q2 Tire dressing – heat set.

 

Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE

Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE

Overview: Lovely example of this very popular 4×4 from Land Rover.  Detail carried out on an ‘as new very low mileage’ basis which is a viable option where customers have decided to have their car protected post delivery.  Coating of choice for this vehicle was Liquid Elements Ecoshield ceramic coating.

Exterior: New Car Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: N/A

Protection: Liquid Elements Ecoshield Ceramic Coating

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Autobrite Direct Wax Off and then foamed with Kyrstal Kleen Blizzard Tutti Frutti.  Vehicle then washed with Gyeon Q2M Bathe shampoo.  Paintwork soaked in diluted ValetPro Dragon’s Breath fallout remover for 20 minutes to remove metal contaminants and then rinsed.  Dragon’s Breath fallout remover applied to wheels for 15 minutes and then rinsed.  Paintwork and wheels de-tarred with AutoJoy Tar and Glue Remover.  Vehicle re-rinsed and then touch-less dried using Metro Vac Sidekick air blower.  Paintwork then wiped down with Gtechniq Panel Wipe to remove last traces of contaminants.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Auto Finesse Mercury metal polish.

Protection process: Paintwork treated with Liquid Elements Ecoshield ceramic coating.  Wheels treated with Sonax Xtreme Wheel Sealant.  Glass cleaned with Krystal Kleen Hydroglas.  Tyres treated with Krystal Kleen Tiresol tyre dressing.

 

Ford Focus RS

Ford Focus RS

Overview: Seriously quick and very lovely Focus RS finished in Stealth (black) with added blue bits!  350 PS and with AWD and launch control 0-62 mph comes up in 4.7 seconds with an eventual top speed of 166 mph.  Protected from new with Liquid Elements Ecoshield ceramic coating.

Exterior: New Car Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: N/A

Protection: Liquid Elements Ecoshield Ceramic Coating

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Autobrite Direct Wax Off and then foamed with Kyrstal Kleen Blizzard Tutti Frutti.  Vehicle then washed with Gyeon Q2M Bathe shampoo.  Paintwork soaked in diluted ValetPro Dragon’s Breath fallout remover for 20 minutes to remove metal contaminants and then rinsed.  Dragon’s Breath fallout remover applied to wheels for 15 minutes and then rinsed.  Paintwork and wheels de-tarred with AutoJoy Tar and Glue Remover and then paintwork further decontaminated with ValetPro Orange Clay Bar.  Vehicle re-rinsed and then touch-less dried using Metro Vac Sidekick air blower.  Paintwork then wiped down with Gtechniq Panel Wipe to remove last traces of contaminants.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Auto Finesse Mercury metal polish.

Protection process: Paintwork treated with Liquid Elements Ecoshield ceramic coating.  Wheels treated with Sonax Xtreme Wheel Sealant.  Glass cleaned with Krystal Kleen Hydroglas.  Tyres treated with Krystal Kleen Tiresol tyre dressing.

 

Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport Convertible

Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport Convertible

Overview: Stunning ‘Big Cat’ – 400 PS limited edition with 3 litre V6 supercharged engine.  Finished in Santorini Black with Shadow Grey wheels and trim – not forgetting the lovely bright yellow ‘400’ badges!  Coated with Liquid Elements Ecoshield for long lasting protection.

Exterior: New Car Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: N/A

Protection: Liquid Elements Ecoshield Ceramic Coating

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Autobrite Direct Wax Off and then foamed with Kyrstal Kleen Blizzard Tutti Frutti.  Vehicle then washed with Gyeon Q2M Bathe shampoo.  Paintwork soaked in diluted ValetPro Dragon’s Breath fallout remover for 20 minutes to remove metal contaminants and then rinsed.  Dragon’s Breath fallout remover applied to wheels for 15 minutes and then rinsed.  Paintwork and wheels de-tarred with AutoJoy Tar and Glue Remover and then paintwork further decontaminated with ValetPro Orange Clay Bar.  Vehicle re-rinsed and then touch-less dried using Metro Vac Sidekick air blower.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with Gtechniq Panel Wipe to remove last traces of contaminants.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Auto Finesse Mercury metal polish.

Protection process: Paintwork treated with Liquid Elements Ecoshield ceramic coating.  Wheels treated with Sonax  Xtreme Wheels sealant.  Glass cleaned with Krystal Kleen Hydroglas.  Tyres treated with Krystal Kleen Tiresol tyre dressing.

 

Porsche Boxster 718S

Porsche Boxster 718S

Overview: Very fetching new generation Boxster finished in Carmine Red.  A few shades darker than ‘traditional’ Guards Red and looking equally lovely.  With 350 bhp on tap a 0-62 mph time of 4.6 seconds is easily attainable.  Protected from new with Liquid Elements Ecoshield ceramic coating and Gtechniq C5 Wheel Armour.

Exterior: New Car Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: N/A

Protection: Liquid Elements Ecoshield Ceramic Coating

Other: Wheels Ceramic Coated (Gtechniq C5 Wheel Armour)

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Autobrite Direct Wax Off and then foamed with Kyrstal Kleen Blizzard Tutti Frutti.  Vehicle then washed with Gyeon Q2M Bathe shampoo.  Paintwork soaked in diluted ValetPro Dragon’s Breath fallout remover for 20 minutes to remove metal contaminants and then rinsed.  Dragon’s Breath fallout remover applied to wheels for 15 minutes and then rinsed.  Paintwork and wheels de-tarred with AutoJoy Tar and Glue Remover and then paintwork further decontaminated with ValetPro Orange Clay Bar.  Vehicle re-rinsed and then touch-less dried using Metro Vac Sidekick air blower.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with Gtechniq Panel Wipe to remove last traces of contaminants.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Auto Finesse Mercury metal polish.

Protection process: Paintwork treated with Liquid Elements Ecoshield ceramic coating.  Wheels treated with Gtechniq C5 Wheel Armour.  Glass cleaned with Krystal Kleen Hydroglas.  Tyres treated with Krystal Kleen Tiresol tyre dressing.

 

Audi RS6 Avant Performance

Audi RS6 Avant Performance

Overview: Stunning Audi RS6 Avant Performance finished in Sepang Blue with 21″ Gloss Black alloys.  Power supplied by a 4 litre V8 putting out 605 bhp enabling a 0-62 mph time of 3.7 seconds and on to a limited top speed of 155 mph – or 189 mph (still limited!) on request as part of the ceramic braked dynamic package.  The ceramic brakes fitted to this car are yours for a heady £9375!  Probably the fastest point to point car in adverse weather conditions on the planet.  Simply amazing!

Exterior: New Car Detail (Sealant)

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: Sonax Profiline Nano Paint Protect

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Nanolex Concentrated Pre-wash and then foamed with Kyrstal Kleen Blizzard Tutti Frutti.  Vehicle then washed with Gyeon Q2M Bathe Shampoo.  Paintwork soaked in diluted Dragon’s Breath fallout remover to remove metal contaminants and rinsed.  Paintwork and wheels de-tarred with AJ Tar and Glue Remover and paintwork then treated with Sonus Superfine Green Clay Bar.  Vehicle re-rinsed and then dried.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with Gtechniq Panel Wipe to remove last traces of contaminants.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Dragon’s Breath fallout remover.

Protection process: Paintwork treated with Sonax Profiline Nano Paint Protect.  Wheels treated with Sonax Xtreme Wheels sealant.  Glass cleaned with KKD Hydroglas.  Tyres treated with Gyeon Q2 Tire dressing.

 

Aston Martin DBS Coupe

Aston Martin DBS Coupe

Overview: Beautiful DBS by Aston Martin.  Huge V12 engine with 510 bhp and torque of 420 lb.ft plus the usual glorious Aston engine note.  A quick car with 0-62mph coming up in 4.3 seconds and topping out at 191 mph.  A near mint condition vehicle treated to a Custom Detail and finished with a twin coat of Sonax’s excellent sealants.

Exterior: Custom Detail

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: Sonax Profiline Nano Paint Protect + Sonax PNS

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Nanolex Concentrated Pre-wash and then foamed with Kyrstal Kleen Blizzard Tutti Frutti.  Vehicle then washed with Gyeon Q2M Bathe Shampoo.  Paintwork soaked in diluted Autoglym fallout remover to remove metal contaminants and rinsed.  Paintwork de-tarred with CarPro TarX and then clay-barred with Sonus Superfine Green Clay.  Vehicle re-rinsed and then dried with a Metrovac Sidekick touchless dryer.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with KKD Krystal Prep to remove last traces of contaminants.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Dragon’s Breath fallout remover plus Auto Finesse Mercury Metal Polish.

Protection process: Paintwork treated with Sonax Profiline Nano Paint Protect followed by Sonax PNS.  Wheels treated with Sonax Xtreme Wheels sealant.  Glass cleaned with KKD Hydroglas.  Tyres treated with Swissvax Pneu tyre dressing.

 

Porsche Macan GTS

Porsche Macan GTS

Overview: High performance Macan in GTS guise and finished in Sapphire Blue Metallic with Black 20″ RS Spyder wheels.  360 horses propel this lovely car to 62 mph in 5.2 seconds – very quick for a mid-sized SUV.  Prepared with our Base Plus Detail which is a great value service that covers all the main decontamination and protection elements that you would expect from a qualty detail.  Finished with upgraded protection in the form of Sonax’s superb Xtreme Hybrid Net Protection coating.

Exterior: Base Plus Detail

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: Sonax Xtreme Hybrid NPT

Cleansing process: Car snowfoamed with Krystal Kleen Blizzard Tutti Frutti, rinsed and then hand-washed with Auto Finesse Lather Car Shampoo.  Paintwork de-tarred with AJ Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with AJ Superfine Yellow Clay.  Paintwork de-contaminated with Autoglym Fallout Remover then rinsed and dried.  Final decontamination phase completed with wipe down with Gtechniq Panel Wipe.  Wheels cleaned with Krystal Kleen Brake Away.  Wheels then treated with Dragon’s Breath fallout remover and AJ Tar & Glue Remover.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Auto Finesse Mercury metal polish.

Protection process: Sonax Hybrid NPT applied to paintwork.  Wheels sealed with Sonax Xtreme Wheels.  Tyres treated with KKD Tiresol tyre dressing.  Glass cleaned with KKD Hydroglas.

 

Audi TTS

Audi TTS

Overview: Classy 4 wheel drive coupe from Audi. With 310PS on tap this beautiful car is no slouch; hitting 62mph in under 5 seconds. Finished with fast curing Nano Paint Protect from Sonax’s professional products series.

Exterior: New Car Detail (Sealant)

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: Sonax Profiline Nano Paint Protect

Other: Paintwork Correction

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Nanolex Concentrated Pre-wash and then foamed with Kyrstal Kleen Blizzard Tutti Frutti.  Vehicle then washed with Auto Finesse Lather shampoo.  Paintwork soaked in Autoglym Fallout Remover to remove metal contaminants and rinsed. Wheels initially cleaned with KKD Brake Away followed by Dragon’s Breath fallout remover applied for 15 minutes and then rinsed.  Paintwork and wheels de-tarred with AJ Tar and Glue Remover. Paintwork then treated with VP Orange Clay Bar. Vehicle re-rinsed and then dried.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with Envy Filler Killer to remove last traces of contaminants. Exhaust tips cleaned with Auto Finesse Mercury metal polish.

Protection process: Paintwork treated with Sonax Profiline Nano Paint Protect.  Wheels treated with Sonax Xtreme Wheels sealant. Glass cleaned with KKD Hydroglas. Tyres treated with Gyeon Q2 Tire dressing. 

 

Aston Martin DBS Volante

Aston Martin DBS Volante

Overview: Mint condition, and very low mileage, DBS treated with Liquid Elements Ecoshield ceramic coating.  A stunningly beautiful vehicle finished in Grigio Titanio from Ferrari’s paint pallette. Sounds as good as it looks too!

Exterior: New Car Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: Liquid Elements Ecoshield Ceramic Coating

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Nanolex Concentrated Pre-wash and then foamed with Kyrstal Kleen Blizzard Tutti Frutti.  Vehicle then washed with Gyeon Q2M Bathe shampoo.  Paintwork soaked in Autoglym Fallout Remover for 20 minutes to remove metal contaminants and then rinsed. Dragon’s Breath fallout remover applied to wheels for 15 minutes and then rinsed.  Paintwork and wheels de-tarred with AJ Tar and Glue Remover and then paintwork further decontaminated with VP Superfine Yellow Clay Bar.  Vehicle re-rinsed and then touch-less dried using Metro Vac Sidekick air blower.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with CarPro Eraser to remove last traces of contaminants.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Auto Finesse Mercury metal polish.

Protection process: Paintwork treated with Liquid Elements Ecoshield ceramic coating.  Wheels treated with Nanolex Alloy Wheel Sealant.  Glass cleaned with KKD Hydroglas.  Tyres treated with KKD Tiresol tyre dressing.

 

Porsche Cayman 718

Porsche Cayman 718

Overview: Very beautiful Cayman 718 finished in Midnight Blue with a lovely tan and black interior.  300 horses propel the car on those rather nice Carrera wheels up to a heady 170mph.  Protected with Nanolex Paint Sealant.

Exterior: New Car Detail (Sealant)

Interior: N/A

Protection: Nanolex Paint Sealant

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Nanolex Concentrated Pre-wash and then foamed with Kyrstal Kleen Blizzard Tutti Frutti.  Vehicle then washed with Gyeon Q2M Bathe shampoo.  Paintwork soaked in Autoglym Fallout Remover to remove metal contaminants and rinsed.  Dragon’s Breath fallout remover applied to wheels for 15 minutes and then rinsed.  Paintwork and wheels de-tarred with AJ Tar and Glue Remover and then treated with VP Superfine Yellow Clay Bar.  Vehicle re-rinsed and then touch-less dried using Metro Vac Sidekick air blower.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with CarPro Eraser to remove last traces of contaminants.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Auto Finesse Mercury metal polish.

Protection process: Paintwork treated with Nanolex Paint Sealant.  Wheels treated with Sonax Xtreme Wheels sealant.  Glass cleaned with KKD Hydroglas.  Tyres treated with KKD Tiresol tyre dressing.

 

Mini One

Mini One

Overview: Rather nice Mini One finished in gorgeous Electric Blue paintwork.  Brand new and treated to a ceramic coating from Liquid Elements for long lasting protection and maintenance of that lovely shine!

Exterior: New Car Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: N/A

Protection: Liquid Elements Ecoshield Ceramic Coating

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Nanolex Concentrated Pre-wash (two applications needed to remove dealer applied pre-delivery wax) and then foamed with Kyrstal Kleen Blizzard Tutti Frutti.  Vehicle then washed with Auto Finesse Lather Car Shampoo.  Paintwork soaked in Autoglym Fallout Remover for 20 minutes to remove metal contaminants and then rinsed.  Dragon’s Breath fallout remover applied to wheels for 15 minutes and then rinsed.  Paintwork and wheels de-tarred with AJ Tar and Glue Remover and then paintwork further decontaminated with VP Superfine Yellow Clay Bar.  Vehicle re-rinsed and then touch-less dried using Metro Vac Sidekick air blower.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with Gtechniq Panel Wipe to remove last traces of contaminants.  Exhaust tip cleaned with Auto Finesse Mercury metal polish.

Protection process: Paintwork treated with Liquid Elements Ecoshield ceramic coating.  Wheels sealed with Sonax Xtreme Wheels. Tyres treated with Gyeon Q2M Si02 tyre dressing.

 

Porsche Cayman GTS

Porsche Cayman GTS

Overview: Simply stunning Cayman GTS finished in glorious Sapphire Blue Metallic.  Far and away the nicest colour from the Porsche standard palette and one that emphasises the numerous black details on this lovely car.  Lovely throaty engine sound with plenty of snap, crackle and pop!  Finished with Nanolex Paint Sealant topped with Polish Angel Rapidwaxx – this combination really brings out the true depth of deeper coloured finishes.  I thoroughly enjoyed working on this little beast!

Exterior: Custom Detail

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: Nanolex Paint Sealant + Polish Angel Rapidwaxx

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Nanolex Concentrated Pre-wash and then foamed with Kyrstal Kleen Blizzard. Vehicle then washed with VP Gentle Blackberry shampoo.  Paintwork, wheels and glass soaked in Autoglym Fallout Remover for 15 minutes and then rinsed.  Light tar deposits removed with VP Citrus Tar & Glue Remover.  Paintwork and glass clay-barred with VP Superfine Orange Clay.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with CarPro Eraser to remove last traces of contaminants.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Mothers Metal Polish.

Protection process: Paintwork treated with Nanolex Paint Sealant topped with Polish Angel Rapidwaxx.  Wheels sealed with Wolf’s Chemicals Rim Guard.  All glass treated with KKD Hydroglas. Tyres treated with Envy Rubber Lover tyre dressing.

 

Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 GT

Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 GT

Overview: Hot Ford muscle car with 415 ponies under the hood.  The second one that we have detailed.  Lovely vehicle and great value for money.  Treated with Liquid Elements Ecoshield ceramic coating.

Exterior: New Car Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: N/A

Protection: Liquid Elements Ecoshield Ceramic Coating

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Nanolex Concentrated Pre-wash and then foamed with Kyrstal Kleen Blizzard Tutti Frutti.  Vehicle then washed with Gyeon Q2M Bathe shampoo.  Paintwork soaked in Autoglym Fallout Remover to remove metal contaminants and rinsed.  Dragon’s Breath fallout remover applied to wheels for 15 minutes and then rinsed.  Paintwork and wheels de-tarred with AJ Tar and Glue Remover and then treated with VP Superfine Yellow Clay Bar.  Vehicle re-rinsed and then touch-less dried using Metro Vac Sidekick air blower.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with Gtechniq Panel Wipe to remove last traces of contaminants.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Auto Finesse Mercury metal polish.

Protection process: Paintwork treated with Liquid Elements Ecoshield ceramic coating.  Wheels treated with Sonax Xtreme Wheels sealant.  Glass cleaned with KKD Hydroglas.  Tyres treated with KKD Tiresol tyre dressing.

 

Porsche Macan S Diesel

Porsche Macan S Diesel

Overview: Absolutely beautiful Porsche Macan S Diesel finished in Sapphire Blue Metallic and with RS Spyder wheels complementing the paintwork perfectly.  Treated with CarPro Cquartz UK Edition ceramic coating – especially formulated for application in lower temperatures.

Exterior: New Car Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: N/A

Protection: CarPro Cquartz UK Edition Ceramic Coating

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Nanolex Concentrated Pre-wash and then foamed with Kyrstal Kleen Blizzard.  Vehicle then washed with Gyeon Q2M Bathe shampoo.  Paintwork, wheels and glass soaked in Dragon’s Breath fallout remover (50:50 mix) for 15 minutes and then rinsed.  Vehicle re-rinsed and then touch-less dried using Metro Vac Sidekick air blower.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with CarPro Eraser to remove last traces of contaminants.

Protection process: Paintwork and wheels treated with CarPro Cquartz UK Edition ceramic coating.  Sacrificial coat of CarPro Reload low concentration SiO2 coating applied.  Tyres treated with Envy Rubber Lover tyre dressing.  Paintwork checked for uniform application with Defelsko Positest paint thickness gauge with readings of around 125 microns across the vehicle indicating no pre-delivery damage.

 

BMW X3

BMW X3

Overview: A fine example of a BMW X3 in immaculate condition; treated to our Protection Detail. Finished with very durable Nanolex Spray Sealant as a base coat and topped with Britemax’s very glossy Vantage wax.

Exterior: Protection Detail

Interior: N/A

Protection: Nanolex Spray Sealant + Britemax Vantage Wax

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Nanolex Concentrated Pre-wash and then foamed with Kyrstal Kleen Blizzard Tutti Frutti snow foam.  Vehicle then washed with Gyeon Q2M Bathe shampoo.  Paintwork, and glass soaked in Autoglym Fallout Remover for 15 minutes and then rinsed.  Wheels decontaminated with VP Dragon’s Breath.  Tar deposits safely removed from paintwork, glass and wheels with KKD TarX.  Paintwork and glass clay-barred with VP Superfine Orange Clay.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with Envy Filler Killer to remove last traces of contaminants.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Auto Finesse Mercury metal polish.

Protection process: Paintwork coated with one layer of Nanolex Spray Sealant followed by one layer of Britemax Vantage wax.  Wheels treated with Sonax Xtreme wheel sealant.  Tyres treated with KKD Tyresol tyre dressing.

 

Aston Martin Vantage V12

Aston Martin Vantage V12

Overview: Replacement vehicle for a Vantage V8; this V12 variant is in absolutely stunning condition and was a pleasure to work on.  This beautiful car was treated with our Protection Detail with a ceramic coating upgrade courtesy of Wolf’s Chemicals Bodyguard – the latest coating from this well respected Hungarian manufacturer.  With great gloss and superb levels of protection this is a fantastic service for cherished cars.

Exterior: Protection Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: Wolf’s Bodyguard Ceramic Coating

Cleansing process: Car snowfoamed with AJ Pre-wash, rinsed and then hand-washed.  Paintwork de-tarred with AJ Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with AJ Superfine Yellow Clay.  Paintwork then wiped down with Envy Filler Killer, rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with Krystal Kleen Brake Away.  Wheels then treated with Wolf’s Chemicals De-contaminant.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Auto Finesse Mercury Polish and 3M Safe Pad.

Protection process: Wolf’s Bodyguard ceramic coating applied by hand and then buffed off.  Front screen sealed with Carlack Glass Sealant.  Wheels sealed with Nanolex ceramic coating.  Tyres treated with Car Skin Matt Rubber tyre dressing.

 

Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 GT

Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 GT

Overview: This thoroughly modern iteration of a genuine piece of American history is simply stunning.  With ‘macho’ good looks and a stunning V8 soundtrack to boot this is one fine ‘muscle’ car!  Under the hood power is provided courtesy of Ford’s seminal V8 with 415 horses on tap – ample enough to propel this large car to 60mph in around 4.5 seconds.  Lovely!

Exterior: New Car Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: N/A

Protection: Nanolex Si3D Ceramic Coating

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Nanolex Concentrated Pre-wash and then foamed with Envy Bubbly Jubbly snow foam.  Vehicle then washed with Gyeon Q2M Bathe shampoo.  Paintwork, wheels and glass soaked in CarPro IronX fallout remover for 15 minutes and then rinsed.  Light tar deposits removed with CarPro TarX.  Vehicle re-rinsed and then touch-less dried using Metro Vac Sidekick air blower.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with Gtechniq Panel Wipe to remove last traces of contaminants.

Protection process: Paintwork and wheels treated with Nanolex Si3D ceramic coating.  Tyres treated with Envy Rubber Lover tyre dressing.  Glass treated with KKD Hydroglas.  Paintwork checked for uniform application with Defelsko Positest paint thickness gauge with readings of around 130-140 microns across the vehicle indicating no pre-delivery damage.

 

Audi R8 Coupe V10

Audi R8 Coupe V10

Overview: Stunning R8 in full stealth mode – paint, wheels, glass and rear lights all finished in black.  Interior finished in black with red contrast leather – lovely!  Fully wrapped with 3M protective clear film.  Gorgeous car with the usual stunning sound track.

Exterior: Custom Detail

Interior: Flex interior Valet

Protection: Sonax BSD x 2

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Nanolex Concentrated Pre-wash and rinsed prior to application of KKD Blizzard Tutti Frutti snow foam and second rinse.  Vehicle washed with Swissvax Car Bath.  Wheels treated with CarPro IronX and TarX to remove all contaminants.

Protection process: Paintwork treated with two coatings of Sonax BSD.  Wheels sealed temporarily with Nanolex Sonax Xtreme Wheels sealant – vehicle is due to be treated with Gtechniq C5 Wheel Armour at the next service.  Cumbria’s weather did not allow this today as the coating cannot be allowed to get wet for 12 hours after application.  Tyres treated with Gyeon Q2 Tire.  Glass cleaned and protected with KKD Hydroglas.

 

Audi R8 Coupe V10 Plus

Audi R8 Coupe V10 Plus

Overview: Beautiful second generation R8 Coupe finished in stunning Nardo Grey.  610 PS of awesome four wheel drive goodness with an exhaust note to die for – just right for a blast through a long Alpine tunnel!  Treated to a ceramic coating to paintwork and wheels for long lasting protection.  Especial thanks to the very hospitable guys at Lake District Audi for once again allowing us to use their workshop to prepare the vehicle.

Exterior: New Car Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: N/A

Protection: Nanolex Professional Ceramic Coating

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with hot safe-wash.  Paintwork and wheels treated with CarPro IronX to remove metal contaminants.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with CarPro Eraser to remove last traces of contaminants and to ensure coating bonding.

Protection process: Paintwork treated with Nanolex ceramic coating.  Wheels sealed with Nanolex Professional ceramic coating.  Tyres treated with Envy Rubber Lover tyre dressing.  Paintwork checked for uniform application with Defelsko Positest paint thickness gauge – uniform levels recorded with no signs of any pre-delivery issues.

 

Overfinch Autobiography

Overfinch Autobiography

Overview: Drop-dead gorgeous Overfinch in Santorini Black with 23″ ‘Zeus’ alloys shod with 285 x 35 Yokohamas.  Powered by a 5.0L V8 Supercharged engine with 510PS and 625Nm torque.  0-60mph in a fraction over 5 seconds which is amazing for a car of this size.  Complete with bluetooth controlled variable inlet valves for awesome ‘sounds by wire’.  Treated with Nanolex Professional ceramic coating for the superb levels of protection that a car of this quality deserves. Enormous specification list goes on and on…..

Exterior: New Car Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: N/A

Protection: Nanolex Professional Ceramic Coating

Cleansing process: Car foamed and washed with Envy Bubbly Jubbly.  Paintwork, wheels and glass soaked in ValetPRO Dragon’s Breath fallout remover for 20 minutes and then rinsed.  Paintwork clayed with Sonus Ultrafine Clay.  Vehicle re-rinsed and then touch-less dried using an air-blower.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with Envy Filler Killer to remove last traces of contaminants.

Protection process: Paintwork treated with Nanolex Professional ceramic coating.  Wheels sealed with Nanolex Paint & Alloy Sealant.  Tyres treated with Swissvax Pneu tyre dressing.  Exhaust tips treated with Nanolex Paint & Alloy Sealant.  Paintwork checked for uniform application with Defelsko Positest paint thickness gauge.

 

Morgan Plus 4

Morgan Plus 4

Overview: A very enjoyable detail of this modern classic.  Presented in very good condition this Morgan required a mild paint lift followed by long-lasting protection.

Gentle paint renovation was carried out with pre-wax cleanser applied by hand producing a high gloss finish.  We use this method instead of machine application in situations where paint is very soft or where complex body shapes make it difficult to machine effectively; both applicable on this vehicle.

Exterior: Custom (based on Protection Detail)

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: Swissvax Best of Show Wax (2 coats)

Cleansing process: Car hand-washed with Swissvax Car Bath and then rinsed.  Paintwork clay-barred with Sonus Ultra-fine Clay (lubricated with VP Bling).  Dodo Lime Prime Lite Paint Cleanser applied by hand to all panels then buffed off.  Paintwork then wiped down with Isopropyl Alcohol, rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with Autosmart Smartwheels.  Exhaust tips de-tarred and then cleaned with Duragloss Metal Polish and superfine steel wool followed by Meguiars NXT polish.

Protection process: Coat of Swissvax Best of Show Wax applied then buffed off.  Identical second wax application carried out. Screen sealed with Wolf’s Glass Sealant.  Wheels sealed with Swissvax Autabahm.  Tyres treated with Swissvax Pneu dressing.

“My 4 year old pride and joy was losing its bloom despite my best efforts.  Nick has worked his magic to restore it to better than showroom standard!  Absolutely delighted with Nick’s professional and personable approach.  I would have no hesitation in recommending his services.”   Bob Wheatley.

 

Audi A6 Avant Black Edition

Audi A6 Avant Black Edition

Exterior: New Car Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: N/A

Protection: Nanolex Si3D Ceramic Coating

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Nanolex Concentrated Pre-wash and then foamed with Envy Bubbly Jubbly snow foam.  Vehicle then washed with Gyeon Q2M Bathe shampoo.  Paintwork, wheels and glass soaked in CarPro IronX fallout remover for 15 minutes and then rinsed.  Light tar deposits removed with CarPro TarX.  Vehicle re-rinsed and then touch-less dried using Metro Vac Sidekick air blower.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with Gtechniq Panel Wipe to remove last traces of contaminants.

Protection process: Paintwork and wheels treated with Nanolex Si3D ceramic coating.  Tyres treated with Envy Rubber Lover tyre dressing.  Glass treated with KKD Hydroglas.  Paintwork checked for uniform application with Defelsko Positest paint thickness gauge with readings of around 130 microns across the vehicle indicating no pre-delivery damage.

 

LR Defender Autobiography

LR Defender Autobiography

Overview: Meet ‘Henry’, one of the very last of the venerable Defenders.  To celebrate the ‘end of the line’ Land Rover launched the Celebration Series comprising of Adventure, Heritage and Autobiography variants with the latter being the all out luxury model.  One of only 80 available in the UK ‘Henry’ is finished in a glorious two-tone paint job, the interior is smothered in hide and the engine output is boosted by 28 extra horses.  A lovely car with great ancestry and one which will surely appreciate in value.

Exterior: New Car Detail (Sealant)

Interior: N/A

Protection: Nanolex Paint Sealant

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Nanolex Concentrated Pre-wash.  Paintwork and wheels treated with CarPro IronX and CarPro TarX to remove metal and tar contaminants.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with Gtechniq Panel Wipe to remove last traces of contaminants and to ensure coating bonding.

Protection process: Paintwork treated with Nanolex Paint Sealant.  Wheels sealed with Wolf’s Rim Guard.  Tyres treated with Envy Rubber Lover tyre dressing.  Glass treated with KKD Hydroglas.

 

Porsche Cayman (Techart) – Part 1

Porsche Cayman (Techart) – Part 1

Overview: Gorgeous new model Cayman treated with our scratch resistant ceramic coating for maximum paintwork protection.  Detailed on site at Porsche dealership Parker & Parker, Kendal – to whom we extend our thanks. Tech 9 of Liverpool have been engaged to carry out a number of Techart modifications.  Further protective treatment will be carried out upon completion.  See part 2 for pictures of the completed car.

Exterior: New Car Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: 3M Scotchguard

Protection: Nanolex Ceramic Coating

Cleansing process: Car snowfoamed with Krystal Kleen Blizzard, rinsed and then hand-washed and rinsed again. Paintwork de-tarred with AJ Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with Sonus Supersoft Clay Bar.  Paintwork decontaminated to remove metal deposits with Envy Iron Awe followed by pre-coating cleanser Envy Filler Killer.  Car rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with Krystal Kleen Brake Away.  Wheels treated with Envy Iron Awe and Envy Filler Killer to remove decontaminants. Exhaust tips protected with Meguiars Metal Protectant.

Protection process: Nanolex ceramic coating applied to paintwork. Front screen sealed with Carlack Glass Sealant.  Wheels sealed with Nanolex ceramic coating.  Tyres treated with Car Skin Matt Rubber tyre dressing.

 

Porsche Cayman (Techart) – Part 2

Porsche Cayman (Techart) – Part 2

Update from part 1: With all modifications now completed (it was a long wait for the exhaust system!) this beautiful car has now been fully protected with a high quality ceramic coating.  Road trips beckon…

Modifications list:

  • TechArt Front Spoiler I
  • TechArt Trim Bar Front Centre
  • TechArt Sport Springs
  • TechArt Front Diffuser
  • TechArt Rear Diffuser
  • TechArt Formula III Wheels 9×21″
  • TechArt Formula III Wheels 9.5×21″
  • Michelin Pilot Super Sports
  • TechArt Sport Chrono Dial Face (Orange)
  • TechArt Side Mirror Trims
  • TechArt Trim Bars Air Channel
  • TechArt Rear Spoiler II
  • TechArt Front Air Inlet
  • Wheel Spacer Kit 26mm
  • Zunsport Grills
  • Capristo Manifolds 200-Cell
  • Capristo Exhaust with Electronic Adjustable Valves

 

Range Rover Sport

Range Rover Sport

Overview: Beautiful Firenze Red Range Rover Sport at the outset of its Care Plan and being treated with this year’s version of our Winter Protection Detail.  The specification of this detail changes each year to reflect new technologies in the product marketplace.  This year we have chosen Polish Angel’s excellent Master Sealant for the paintwork, Carpro’s innovative HydrO2 for all plastic trim and Wolf’s Chemicals Rim Shield for the alloys – all superb products and ideal for a car just starting it’s life cycle.  We expect this car to be with us a long time – it’s predecessor (previous generation Sport) was with us for around 8 years and departed in stunning condition for its age!

Exterior: Winter Protection Detail

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: Polish Angel Master Sealant + CarPro HydrO2

Cleansing process: Car snowfoamed with Krystal Kleen Blizzard Snowfoam, rinsed and then hand-washed with ValetPRO ph neutral shampoo. Paintwork de-tarred with AJ Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with ValetPRO Superfine Orange Clay. Paintwork de-contaminated with ValetPRO Dragon’s Breath fallout remover followed by wipe down with Envy Filler Killer, rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with Krystal Kleen Brake Away.  Wheels then treated with ValetPRO Dragon’s Breath fallout remover and AJ Tar & Glue Remover.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Mothers Metal Polish and Grade OOOO wire wool.

Protection process: Polish Angel Master Sealant applied to paintwork.  Lights, grill, bodywork plastics, mud-flaps and exhaust tips treated with CarPro HydrO2.  Wheels sealed with Wolf’s Chemicals Rim Shield. Tyres treated with Gyeon Q2 tyre dressing using heat bonding method.

 

Porsche Cayman

Porsche Cayman

Overview: Superb looking Cayman treated with our Base Detail.  Shod with rather lovely 20″ Carrera S wheels and gleaming under a coat of Polish Angel Rapidwaxx rather fittingly developed by Alois Miere in the Cayman’s homeland.

Exterior: Base Detail

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: Polish Angel Rapidwaxx x 2

Cleansing process: Car snowfoamed with Krystal Kleen Blizzard Snowfoam, rinsed and then hand-washed with Krystal Kleen Very Cherry shampoo.  Paintwork de-tarred with AJ Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with AJ Superfine Yellow Clay.  Paintwork de-contaminated with Envy Iron Awe fallout remover followed by wipe down with Envy Filler Killer, rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with Krystal Kleen Brake Away.  Wheels then treated with Envy Iron Awe fallout remover and AJ Tar & Glue Remover.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Mothers Metal Polish and 3M Safe Pad.

Protection process: Polish Angel Rapidwaxx applied to paintwork.  Wheels sealed with Wolf’s Chemicals Rim Shield.  Tyres treated with Gyeon Q2 tyre dressing using heat bonding method. Windscreen sealed with Carlack Glass Sealant.

 

Maserati Gransport V8

Maserati Gransport V8

Overview: Rather lovely and rare Maserati.  Powered by 390bhp of Ferrari developed engine this car exudes old world charm; especially in the lovely all leather cockpit.  Treated to our New Car Detail (Ceramic) with more extensive pre-coating preparation.  Protected with the UK edition of CarPro’s excellent ceramic coating.  As ever, always a treat to work on something different!

Exterior: Protection Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: CarPro Cquartz UK Edition Ceramic Coating

Other: Engine Bay Clean

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Nanolex Concentrated Pre-wash and then foamed with Kyrstal Kleen Blizzard snow foam. Vehicle then washed with Swissvax Pneu shampoo.  Paintwork, wheels and glass soaked in Autoglym Fallout Remover for 15 minutes and then rinsed.  Tar deposits safely removed with KKD TarX.  Paintwork and glass clay-barred with VP Superfine Orange Clay.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with CarPro Eraser to remove last traces of contaminants.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Mothers Metal Polish.

Protection process: Paintwork & wheels treated with CarPro Cquartz UK Edition Ceramic Coating.   All glass treated with KKD Hydroglas glass sealant.  Tyres treated with Car Skin Matt tyre dressing.

 

Porsche 911 Turbo Sport Chrono

Porsche 911 Turbo Sport Chrono

Overview: Meet J-Lo, a ‘proper’ 911 – model designation 997.2 PDK.  This beautiful example is in near mint condition and was a pleasure to work on.  Treated to our Protection Detail she is now ready to go on tour!  A fabulous sounding car with huge performance plus Sport Chrono overboost function – every little helps!

Exterior: Protection Detail

Interior: N/A

Protection: Gtechniq C2V3 Sealant + Raceglaze PTFE Wax + CarPro Reload

Cleansing process: Car snowfoamed with AJ Pre-wash, rinsed and then hand-washed.  Paintwork de-tarred with AJ Tar & Glue Remover.  Envy Iron Awe metal de-contaminant treatment carried out on all paintwork.  Paintwork then clayed with AJ Superfine Yellow Clay followed by wipe-down with Envy Filler Killer to remove all traces of chemicals from previous processes.  All glass clayed with AJ Superfine Yellow Clay.  Wheels cleaned with Krystal Kleen Brake Away.  Wheels then treated with AJ Tar & Glue Remover and Envy Iron Awe metal de-contaminant.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Auto Finesse Mercury Polish and Rustins Grade 0000 Superfine Steel Wool.

Protection process: Base coat of Gtechniq C2V3 Sealant applied then buffed off.  Top coat of Raceglaze PTFE Wax applied then buffed off.  CarPro Reload applied over wax as sacrificial coating.  Plastic trim waxed with Angelwax Halo synthetic wax.  All cabin glass and lights sealed with Carlack Glass Sealant.  Wheels sealed with Nanolex Ceramic Coating.  Tyres treated with Car Skin Matt Rubber tyre dressing.

“This is the second time I’ve used Nick’s services and the results are clear for all to see!!  His passion for the job translates into a meticulous process that yields top results.  A superb job once again, many thanks.”   Steve W.

 

911 Turbo – New Clothes For J-Lo

911 Turbo – New Clothes For J-Lo

Update: J-Lo, one of our favourite Sports Cars.  Shortly off to her native Germany to visit the Nurburgring and The Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, she has been suitably dressed for the occasion!  Sporting beautiful Porsche Martini Racing livery she looks absolutely stunning.

Seen here the day after having the decals applied and suitably protected for her trip and the oncoming winter months with a Clenz Ltd Maintenance Detail.

 

VW Tiguan SEL 2.0 TSI 4-Motion

VW Tiguan SEL 2.0 TSI 4-Motion

Overview: New generation Tiguan finished in a rather gorgeous Habanero Orange – probably another Marmite colour akin to Audi’s Nardo Grey!  It looked spectacular in the (rare) Cumbrian sunshine.  Treated to the sealant version of our New Car Detail with the coating of choice sourced from Nanolex.  Note the steep hill that the car lives on – 5 hours of walking up and down this does wonders for your calf muscles!

Exterior: New Car Detail (Sealant)

Interior: Flex interior Valet

Protection: Nanolex Paint Sealant

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Nanolex Concentrated Pre-wash and rinsed followed by application of KKD Blizzard Tutti Frutti snow foam and second rinse.  Wheels and Paintwork soaked with VP Dragon’s Breath metal decontaminant and rinsed.  Vehicle then washed with Swissvax Car Bath.  Wheels and paintwork treated with CarPro TarX to remove any tar particles.  Final paintwork preparation being a wipe down with CarPro Eraser.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Auto Finesse Mercury metal polish.

Protection process: Paintwork treated with Nanolex Paint Sealant.  Wheels treated with Sonus Xtreme Wheels Sealant.

 

TVR Griffith 500

TVR Griffith 500

Overview: So here we have a rather lovely, low mileage, blast from the past – a TVR Griffith 500 with 340 bhp of awesome noise under the bonnet.  Finished in Ocean Haze – a lovely colour that suits the car’s slightly outrageous appearance and character.  Custom detail carried out and it was a real pleasure to work on such an interesting car.  Only two photos as Cumbria’s weather decided to do its usual thing and she had to be put back under cover.

Exterior: Custom Detail

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: KKD SiCoat + Polish Angel Rapidwaxx

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Nanolex Concentrated Pre-wash and then foamed with Kyrstal Kleen Blizzard Tutti Frutti. Vehicle then washed with VP Gentle Blackberry shampoo.  Paintwork, wheels and glass soaked in Autoglym Fallout Remover for 15 minutes and then rinsed.  Light tar deposits removed with Autojoy Tar & Glue Remover.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with CarPro Eraser to remove last traces of contaminants.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Auto Finesse metal polish.

Protection process: Paintwork coated with KKD SiCoat sealant followed by Polish Angel Rapidwaxx.  Tyres treated with Envy Rubber Lover tyre dressing.

 

Aston Martin DB9 Volante

Aston Martin DB9 Volante

Overview: A very nice example of a DB9 drophead coupe finished in Titanium Grey.  Protection Detail carried out utilising Nanolex’s terrific paint sealant and Polish Angel’s hard to beat for lustre Rapidwaxx.

Exterior: Protection Detail

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: Nanolex Paint Sealant + Polish Angel Rapidwaxx x 2

Cleansing process: Car snowfoamed with Krystal Kleen Blizzard snowfoam, rinsed and then hand-washed with Swissvax Car Bath.  Paintwork de-tarred with AJ Tar & Glue Remover, metal contaminants removed with Autoglym Fallout Remover then clayed with ValetPRO Supersoft Orange Clay.  Paintwork then wiped down with CarPRO Eraser.  Wheels cleaned with Krystal Kleen Brake Away.  Wheels then treated with CarPro IronX and TarX to safely remove all contamination and then prepared for sealing with CarPro Eraser.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Mothers Billet Metal Polish.  Glass cleaned with CarPro Eraser.

Protection process: Nanolex Paint Sealant applied to paintwork and wheels.  Sealed paintwork then layered with two coats of Polish Angel Rapidwaxx.  Tyres treated with Envy Rubber Lover tyre dressing.  All glass/lights treated with Krystal Kleen Hydroglas.

Aston Martin DB9 Volante

Aston Martin DB9 Volante

Aston Martin DB9 Volante

Aston Martin DB9 Volante

Aston Martin DB9 Volante

 

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Overview: Nicely turned out Discovery Sport with the Black Pack contrasting well with the Corris Grey paintwork.  Treated to our New Car Detail using Nanolex Paint Sealant.

Exterior: New Car Detail (Sealant)

Interior: N/A

Protection: Nanolex Paint Sealant

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Nanolex Concentrated Pre-wash and then foamed with Kyrstal Kleen Blizzard.  Vehicle then washed with Gyeon Q2M Bathe shampoo.  Paintwork, wheels and glass soaked in Autoglym Fallout Remover for 15 minutes and then rinsed.  Light tar deposits removed with VP Citrus Tar & Glue Remover.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with CarPro Eraser to remove last traces of contaminants.

Protection process: Paintwork and wheels treated with Nanolex Paint Sealant.  Full length glass roof treated with Krystal Kleen Hydroglas.  Tyres treated with Envy Rubber Lover tyre dressing.  Paintwork checked for uniform application with Defelsko Positest paint thickness gauge with readings of around 120-130 microns across the vehicle indicating no pre-delivery damage.

 

Aston Martin Vantage V8

Aston Martin Vantage V8

Overview: A beautiful example of a very fine ‘proper’ British sportscar.  In superb condition with very few miles on the clock.  Joined our ‘fleet’ towards the back end of 2015 but too late in the year for a full detail.  A ‘temporary’ Maintenance Detail was carried out to carry the car through the winter until a full detail could be scheduled into the diary.  The ceramic coating of choice was from Nanolex – very tough, very glossy and ideal for the local weather conditions which can be taxing to say the least.

Exterior: Custom Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Other: Engine Bay Clean & Protect

Protection: Nanolex Professional Ceramic Coating

Cleansing process: Car snowfoamed with AJ Pre-wash, rinsed and then hand-washed.  Paintwork de-tarred with CarPro TarX, metal contaminants removed with CarPro IronX then clayed with ValetPRO Supersoft Orange Clay. Paintwork then wiped down with CarPRO Eraser. Wheels cleaned with Krystal Kleen Brake Away.  Wheels then treated with CarPro IronX and TarX to safely remove all contamination and then prepared for sealing with CarPro Eraser.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Auto Finesse Mercury Polish.  Glass cleaned with CarPro Eraser.  Engine bay cleaned with ValetPRO APC.

Protection process: Nanolex Professional ceramic coating applied to paintwork and wheels.  Tyres treated with Envy Rubber Lover tyre dressing.  Engine bay dressed an protected with Autoglym Sheen.

 

Seat Leon FR

Seat Leon FR

Overview: Very pretty Leon FR from Seat.  Wheels painted by supplying dealer in black which contrast really well the sharp white paintwork.  Coated with CarPro Cquartz UK Edition ceramic coating for maximum protection – much needed in this instance as the car ‘lives’ in a very high and exposed area of Cumbria!

Exterior: New Car Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: N/A

Protection: CarPro Cquartz UK Edition Ceramic Coating

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Nanolex Concentrated Pre-wash and then foamed with Kyrstal Kleen Blizzard.  Vehicle then washed with Gyeon Q2M Bathe shampoo.  Paintwork, wheels and glass soaked in Dragon’s Breath fallout remover (50:50 mix) for 15 minutes and then rinsed.  Vehicle re-rinsed and then touch-less dried using Metro Vac Sidekick air blower.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with CarPro Eraser to remove last traces of contaminants.

Protection process: Paintwork and wheels treated with CarPro Cquartz UK Edition ceramic coating.  Sacrificial coat of CarPro Reload low concentration SiO2 coating applied.  Tyres treated with Envy Rubber Lover tyre dressing.  Glass treated with KKD Hydroglas.  Paintwork checked for uniform application with Defelsko Positest paint thickness gauge with readings of around 125 microns across the vehicle indicating no pre-delivery damage.

 

Range Rover Evoque

Range Rover Evoque

Overview: Lovely ‘Baby Range’ treated with Nanolex ceramic coating for long lasting protection.

Exterior: New Car Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: N/A

Protection: Nanolex Si3D Ceramic Coating

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Nanolex Concentrated Pre-cleanser and then foamed with Krystal Kleen Blizzard.  Car then washed with Krystal Kleen Very Cherry shampoo.  Paintwork and wheels treated with VP Dragon’s Breath to remove metal contaminants.  Tar deposits removed with VP Citrus Tar & Glue Remover.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with CarPro Eraser to remove last traces of contaminants and to ensure coating bonding.

Protection process: Paintwork treated with Nanolex  Si3D ceramic coating.  Wheels sealed with Nanolex Si3D ceramic coating.  Tyres treated with Envy Rubber Lover tyre dressing.  Plastics treated with CarPro Reload.  Screen cleaned and treated with Krystal Kleen Hydroglas.  Exhaust tips polished and protected with Meguiars NXT Metal Polish.  Paintwork checked for uniform application with Defelsko Positest paint thickness gauge – uniform levels of around 115 microns recorded with no signs of any pre-delivery issues.

 

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Overview: The first Discovery Sport that we have worked on – we have two more in the pipeline.  Nice looking SUV and a big step up in the quality stakes from its Freelander predecessor.  Coated with Nanolex Si3D ceramic coating which is the successor to the highly regarded Nanolex Professional ceramic coating.

Exterior: New Car Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: N/A

Protection: Nanolex Si3D Ceramic Coating

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with VP Citrus Wash and then foamed with Envy Bubbly Jubbly.  Car then washed with Krystal Kleen Very Cherry shampoo.  Paintwork and wheels treated with CarPro IronX to remove metal contaminants.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with CarPro Eraser to remove last traces of contaminants and to ensure coating bonding.

Protection process: Paintwork treated with Nanolex  Si3D ceramic coating.  Wheels sealed with Nanolex Si3D ceramic coating.  Tyres treated with Envy Rubber Lover tyre dressing.  Paintwork checked for uniform application with Defelsko Positest paint thickness gauge – uniform levels of around 125 microns recorded with no signs of any pre-delivery issues.

 

Ferrari F430

Ferrari F430

Overview: Stunning, very low mileage, F430 finished in Rosso Corsa with yellow calipers.  Equipped with carbo-ceramic brake system and carbon fibre driving zone. Glorious to look at.  Glorious to listen to.  Custom Detail carried out featuring Polish Angel’s superb finishing products.

Exterior: Custom Detail

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: Polish Angel Master Sealant + Polish Angel Rapidwaxx x 2

Other: Engine Bay Clean + Localised Paintwork Correction

Cleansing process: Car snowfoamed with Krystal Kleen Blizzard Snowfoam, rinsed and then hand-washed with Krystal Kleen Very Cherry shampoo.  Paintwork de-tarred with AJ Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with AJ Superfine Yellow Clay.  Paintwork de-contaminated with Envy Iron Awe fallout remover followed by wipe down with Envy Filler Killer, rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with Krystal Kleen Brake Away.  Wheels then treated with Envy Iron Awe fallout remover and AJ Tar & Glue Remover.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Mothers Metal Polish and 3M Safe Pad.

Protection process: Polish Angel Master Sealant applied followed by 2 coats of Polish Angel Rapidwaxx.  Wheels sealed with Wolf’s Chemicals Rim Shield.  Tyres treated with Gyeon Q2 tyre dressing using heat bonding method. Plastics treated with Koch Chemie Plasti Shield. Glass sealed with Carlack Glass Sealant.

 

BMW 535d M Sport Touring

BMW 535d M Sport Touring

Overview: Beautiful Carbon Black 5 Series Touring in 535d M Sport guise.  Beautifully built, superbly equipped and with a it’s glorious twin turbo deisel engine it is a real wolf in sheep’s clothing.  Carbon Black with it’s subtle deep blue sheen is one of of all-time favourite car colours.  Shown here following treatment with our New Car Detail (Ceramic) the day after delivery.

Exterior: New Car Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: N/A

Protection: Nanolex Professional Ceramic Coating

Cleansing process: Car foamed and washed with Envy Bubbly Jubbly.  Paintwork, wheels and glass soaked in ValetPRO Dragon’s Breath fallout remover for 20 minutes and then rinsed.  Vehicle re-rinsed and then touch-less dried using an air-blower.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with Envy Filler Killer to remove last traces of contaminants.

Protection process: Paintwork treated with Nanolex Professional Ceramic Coating.  Wheels sealed with Nanolex Paint & Alloy Sealant.  Tyres treated with Envy Rubber Lover tyre dressing.  Exhaust tips treated with Nanolex Paint & Alloy Sealant.  Paintwork checked for uniform application with Defelsko Positest paint thickness gauge.

‘Next day’ beading shot supplied by customer:

 

BMW 330d X-Drive M Sport

BMW 330d X-Drive M Sport

Overview: Handsome German engineering in high-spec’ all wheel drive guise.  Treated with two coats of Polish Angel’s superb paint sealant.

Exterior: New Car Detail (Sealant)

Interior: N/A

Protection: Polish Angel Master Sealant x 2

Cleansing process: Car foamed and washed with Envy Bubbly Jubbly.  Paintwork, wheels and glass soaked in ValetPRO Dragon’s Breath fallout remover for 20 minutes and then rinsed and dried.  Tar removed with AJ Tar & Glue Remover.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with Envy Filler Killer to remove last traces of contaminants.

Protection process: Paintwork treated with two coats of Polish Angel Master Sealant.  Wheels sealed with Nanolex Paint & Alloy Sealant.  Tyres treated with Envy Rubber Lover tyre dressing.

 

Audi SQ5

Audi SQ5

Overview: Rather fetching Audi SQ5 in Sepang Blue treated with CarPro Cquartz UK Edition ceramic coating – especially formulated for application in low temperatures and hence ideal for use in Cumbria!  With 326 PS and Quattro all wheel drive this is a very fast and secure mid-sized SUV and beautifully built as ever.

Exterior: New Car Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: CarPro Cquartz UK Edition Ceramic Coating

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with VP Citrus Wash and then foamed with Krystal Kleen Blizzard.  Vehicle then washed with Krystal Kleen Very Cherry Shampoo.  Paintwork, wheels and glass soaked in Autoglym Fallout Remover (50:50 mix) for 20 minutes and then rinsed.  Paintwork clayed with VP Ultrafine Orange Clay.  Vehicle re-rinsed and then touch-less dried using Metro Vac Sidekick air blower.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with CarPro Eraser to remove last traces of contaminants.

Protection process: Paintwork and wheels treated with CarPro Cquartz UK Edition ceramic coating.  Tyres treated with Envy Rubber Lover tyre dressing.  Exhaust tips treated with Nanolex Paint & Alloy Sealant.  Paintwork checked for uniform application with Defelsko Positest paint thickness gauge – average thickness 115 microns.

 

Dacia Stepway

Dacia Stepway

Overview: An example of a very nice family car from Dacia – the Romanian arm of Renault.  Treated to our New Car Detail using Sonax LPT Paint Sealant.

Exterior: New Car Detail (Sealant)

Interior: N/A

Protection: Sonax LPT Paint Sealant

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Nanolex Concentrated Pre-wash and then foamed with Kyrstal Kleen Blizzard.  Vehicle then washed with KKD Very Cherry shampoo.  Paintwork, wheels and glass soaked in Autoglym Fallout Remover for 15 minutes and then rinsed.  Light tar deposits removed with VP Citrus Tar & Glue Remover.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with Gtechniq Panel Wipe to remove last traces of contaminants.

Protection process: Paintwork treated with Sonax LPT  Sealant.  All glass treated with Krystal Kleen Hydroglas.  Tyres treated with Envy Rubber Lover tyre dressing.

 

BMW 330d

BMW 330d

Overview: Rather lovely brand new BMW 330d seen here following our New Car Detail treatment.

Exterior: New Car Detail

Interior: Flex (3M Scotchguard)

Protection: Optimum Optishield Sealant + Raceglaze PTFE Wax

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Autojoy Snowfoam, rinsed and then hand-washed with Swissvax Car Bath.  Paintwork de-tarred with Autojoy Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with Sonus Ultra-fine Clay.  Paintwork then wiped down with Isopropyl Alcohol, rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with AS Smartwheels.

Protection process: Base coat of Optimum Optishield applied.  Top coat of Raceglaze PTFE Wax applied then buffed off.  All glass sealed with Carlack Glass Sealant.  Wheels sealed with Sonax Nano-sealant.  Tyres treated with FinishKare TopKote dressing. Exhaust tip polished and protected with Meguiars NXT Metal Polish.

 

Audi S3 Sportback

Audi S3 Sportback

Overview: Very pretty S3 finished in Sepang Blue.  Beautifully built as usual for Audi and with lovely, even paintwork – which is not always the case with some manufacturers.  New Car Detail carried out with final finish products from Polish Angel.

Exterior: New Car Detail

Interior: N/A

Protection: Polish Angel Master Sealant + Polish Angel Rapidwaxx

Cleansing process: Car foamed and washed with Envy Bubbly Jubbly.  Paintwork and wheels soaked with ValetPRO Dragon’s Breath fallout remover for 20 minutes and then rinsed.  Paintwork de-tarred with Autojoy Tar & Glue Remover.  Vehicle re-rinsed and then touch-less dried using a Metro air-blower. Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with Envy Filler Killer to remove last traces of contaminants.

Protection process: Paintwork treated with Polish Angel Master Sealant followed by Polish Angel Rapidwaxx. Wheels sealed with Wolf’s Rim Shield.  Tyres treated with heat bonded Gyeon Q2 Tire dressing.  Exhaust tips treated with Nanolex Paint & Alloy Sealant.  All glass treated with Carlack Nano-sealant.  Paintwork checked for uniform application with Defelsko Positest paint thickness gauge with readings ranging from 107 to 126 microns and no sign of pre-delivery damage.

 

Audi S1

Audi S1

Overview: Superb brand new Audi S1 treated to our equally superb New Car Detail.  The first of half a dozen cars that we are preparing for the new March ’15’ registration.  Especial thanks to the guys at Lake District Audi for allowing us to use their excellent facilities to prepare the vehicle.

Exterior: New Car Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: N/A

Protection: Nanolex Professional Ceramic Coating

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with hot safe-wash.  Paintwork, wheels and glass soaked in Autoglym Fallout Remover (50:50 mix) for 20 minutes and then rinsed.  Paintwork clayed with Sonus Ultrafine Clay.  Vehicle re-rinsed and then touch-less dried using compressed air-line.  Paintwork and wheels then wiped down with Envy Filler Killer to remove last traces of contaminants.

Protection process: Paintwork treated with Nanolex Professional ceramic coating.  Windscreen sealed with Carlack Glass Sealant.  Wheels sealed with Nanolex Paint & Alloy Sealant.  Tyres treated with Car Skin Matt Rubber tyre dressing.  Exhaust tips treated with Nanolex Paint & Alloy Sealant.  Paintwork checked for uniform application with Defelsko Positest paint thickness gauge.

 

Aston Martin Vantage V12

Aston Martin Vantage V12

Overview: A rather lovely Vantage with the ‘correct’ engine installed and finished in Quantum Silver as per 007’s DBS in Quantum of Solace.  Treated to our Protection Detail and after extensive preparation coated with Polish Angel’s well respected sealant coating followed by a layer of Raceglaze’s excellent PTFE wax.  This double layer process gives superb levels of protection to the paintwork.

Exterior: Protection Detail

Interior: N/A

Protection: Polish Angel Master Sealant + Raceglaze PTFE Wax

Other: Engine Bay Clean + Localised Paintwork Correction

Cleansing process: Car snowfoamed with Krystal Kleen Pre-wash, rinsed and then hand-washed with Krystal Kleen Very Cherry shampoo.  Paintwork de-tarred with AJ Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with AJ Superfine Yellow Clay.  Paintwork de-contaminated with Envy Iron Awe fallout remover.  All paintwork machine cleansed with Scholl Concepts S40 micro-polish.  Paintwork then wiped down with Envy Filler Killer, rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with Krystal Kleen Brake Away.  Wheels then treated with Envy Iron Awe fallout remover.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Mothers Metal Polish and 3M Safe Pad.

Protection process: Polish Angel Master Sealant applied followed by Raceglaze PTFE wax.  Wheels sealed with Nanolex ceramic coating.  Tyres treated with Car Skin Matt Rubber tyre dressing.

 

Porsche 911 LE

Porsche 911 LE

Overview: Very rare.  Simply stunning.  What more can be said.

Exterior: Enhancement Detail

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Other: Engine Bay Clean

Protection: Swissvax Best of Show Wax x 2

Cleansing process: Car snowfoamed with VP Orange Pre-wash, rinsed and then hand-washed with Swissvax Car Bath.  All body panels de-tarred with Autojoy Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with Sonus Ultra-fine Clay (lubricated with VP Bling).  Dodo Lime Prime Lite Paint Cleanser applied by hand to all panels. Paintwork then wiped down with Isopropyl Alcohol, rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with Autosmart Smartwheels (face) and VP Bilberry (inners).  Wheels then treated with Wolf’s Chemicals De-contaminant and then de-tarred.  Exhaust tips de-tarred and then cleaned with Optimum Metal Polish and superfine steel wool followed by Meguiars NXT polish.

Enhancement process: 2.5 Hours with Flex Polisher & 3M Ultrafina Polish on Lake Country CCS pads..

Protection process: Two coats of Swissvax Best of Show Wax applied and buffed off. All glass sealed with Carlack Glass Sealant.  Wheels sealed with Swissvax Autabahm.  Tyres treated with FinishKare TopKote tyre dressing.  Door seals treated with Einzett Gummi Pfledge.

 

Brabus SL63

Brabus SL63

Overview: A beautiful machine presented with very minor swirling which was easily removed with our machine polisher.  Comes complete with an exhaust note to die for!

Exterior: Enhancement Detail

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Other: Engine Bay Clean

Protection: Swissvax Best of Show Wax x 2

Cleansing process: Car snowfoamed with VP Orange Pre-wash, rinsed and then hand-washed with Swissvax Car Bath.  All body panels de-tarred with Autojoy Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with Sonus Ultra-fine Clay (lubricated with VP Bling).  Dodo Lime Prime Lite Paint Cleanser applied by hand to all panels.  Paintwork then wiped down with Isopropyl Alcohol, rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with Autosmart Smartwheels (face) and VP Bilberry (inners).  Wheels then treated with Wolf’s Chemicals De-contaminant and then de-tarred.  Exhaust tips de-tarred and then cleaned with Optimum Metal Polish and superfine steel wool followed by Meguiars NXT polish.

Enhancement process: 2 Hours with Flex Polisher & 3M Ultrafina Polish on Lake Country CCS pads.

Protection process: Two coats of Swissvax Best of Show Wax applied and buffed off.  All glass sealed with Carlack Glass Sealant.  Wheels sealed with Swissvax Autabahm.  Tyres treated with FinishKare TopKote tyre dressing.  Door seals treated with Einzett Gummi Pfledge.

 

Mercedes AMG SL65 Black Series

Mercedes AMG SL65 Black Series

Overview: Stunning Affenbach fettled SL65 Black Series.  Essentially a track car in road guise with 661 bhp and 778 ft-lb torque with an exhaust note to die for.  One of only 300 made she is blisteringly quick and is seen here after treatment with our stunning Protection Detail upgraded with a Nanolex ceramic coating finish for maximum protection.

Exterior: Protection Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: Nanolex Ceramic Coating

Cleansing process: Car snowfoamed with Krystal Kleen Blizzard, rinsed and then hand-washed and rinsed again.  Paintwork de-tarred with AJ Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with Sonus Supersoft Clay Bar.  Paintwork decontaminated to remove metal deposits with Envy Iron Awe followed by pre-coating cleanser Envy Filler Killer.  Car rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with Krystal Kleen Brake Away.  Wheels also treated with Envy Iron Awe and Envy Filler Killer to remove decontaminants.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Auto Finesse Mercury Polish and 3M Safe Pad.

Protection process: Nanolex ceramic coating applied.  Front screen sealed with Carlack Glass Sealant.   Wheels sealed with Nanolex ceramic coating.  Tyres treated with Car Skin Matt Rubber tyre dressing.

 

Range Rover Sport Overfinch

Range Rover Sport Overfinch

Overview: Absolutely gorgeous!  A beautiful Overfinch finished in Siberian Silver.  Probably the best colour car that we have ever worked on.  The matt anthracite wheels complement the paintwork superbly.

In absolutely stunning condition this car has been fully prepared for the Cumbrian winter using the highly rated Polish Angel Master Sealant as the final protection coat..

Exterior: Classic Plus Valet (Upgraded Protection)

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: Polish Angel Master Sealant

Cleansing process: Car snowfoamed with Krystal Kleen Blizzard, rinsed and then hand-washed with Krystal Kleen Cherry Shampoo.  Paintwork de-tarred with Autoglym Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with Sonus Ultra-fine Clay.  Paintwork then wiped down with Envy Filler Killer, rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with Krystal Kleen Brake Away.

Protection process: Polish Angel Master Sealant applied to paintwork.  Screen sealed with Wolf’s Glass Sealant.  Wheels sealed with Ti22 Titanium Sealant.  Tyres treated with Envy Rubber Lover.

 

Ford Focus RS500

Ford Focus RS500

Overview: Stunning fast Ford – Focus RS500, 119/500 finished in 3M matt black carfoil over metallic black gloss. This was one of the most interesting and challenging details that we have carried out to date.

Exterior: Protection Detail

Interior: Flex

Protection: Swissvax Opaque Wax + Best of Show Wax on gloss highlights

Other: Engine Bay Clean

Additional information: The matt carfoil used on the RS500 is a sensitive material and needs treating with some care.  Apart from the risk of lifting edges with improper use of a power washer the material itself cannot be exposed to solvents or other harsh chemicals.  This ruled out the use of our usual tar solvent, bug removal and door shut degreaser chemicals.  Less aggressive workarounds had to be found.

Seeking advice from the labyrinthine Ford technical department and 3M Bracknell proved to be problematic.  Swissvax UK came to the rescue advising the use of their Opaque product range especially formulated for this type of surface finish.  The products consisting of Car Bath, Pre-wax Cleanser, Detail Finish and of course the Opaque Wax itself were easy to use and achieved a first class result.

The wax contains less oils than a ‘normal’ wax and dries to a slick yet matt finish.  Its cure time is very fast and the car was treated on a panel by panel basis.

Cleansing process: Car washed twice with Swissvax Opaque Car Bath.  Door shuts and reveals cleaned with a more concentrated solution of Car Bath.  Matt wrap treated with Swissvax Opaque Pre-wax Cleanser.  Wheels cleaned with AS Smartwheels (face) and VP Bilberry (inners).  Wheels then treated with Wolf’s Chemicals De-contaminant and then de-tarred.  Exhaust tips de-tarred and then cleaned with Meguiars NXT Metal Polish and superfine steel wool.

Protection process: Swissvax Opaque Wax applied to matt surfaces then buffed off.  Swissvax Best of Show Wax applied to gloss surfaces then buffed off.  All glass sealed with Wolf’s Glass Sealant.  Wheels sealed with Swissvax Autobahn wheel wax.  Tyres treated with Swissvax Pneu tyre dressing.  Door seals treated with Einzett Gummi Pfledge.  All exterior plastics and engine bay treated with G303 Aerospace Protectant.

“Nick, what can we say, it was not only the fantastic job you carried out on our car but it was also the unpaid work you did to find the best products for the car and how best to apply them as Ford Tech were hopeless.  Again, we would highly recommend you not just for the actual job but your whole approach and enthusiasm with your work.  Thank you.”   Scott & Jayne.

 

Range Rover Sport HSE TDV6

Range Rover Sport HSE TDV6

Overview: Stunning new variant Range Rover Sport HSE finished with our New Car Detail.  A rather lovely car that hides its bulk much better than the previous model.  Huge waiting lists if you are ordering now!

Exterior: New Car Detail

Interior: Flex (3M Scotchguard)

Protection: Optimum Optishield Sealant + Raceglaze PTFE Wax

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Autojoy Snowfoam, rinsed and then hand-washed with Swissvax Car Bath.  Paintwork de-tarred with Autojoy Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with Sonus Ultra-fine Clay.  Paintwork then wiped down with Isopropyl Alcohol, rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with AS Smartwheels.

Protection process: Base coat of Optimum Optishield applied.  Top coat of Raceglaze PTFE Wax applied then buffed off.  All glass sealed with Carlack Glass Sealant.  Wheels sealed with Sonax Nano-sealant.  Tyres treated with FinishKare TopKote dressing. Exhaust tip polished and protected with Meguiars NXT Metal Polish.

 

 

Range Rover Evoque Dynamic

Range Rover Evoque Dynamic

Overview: A replacement for it’s same colour and equally beautiful predecessor.  Complete with even smoother 9 speed gearbox and ‘chubby’ 20″ arch-filling wheels.  Lovely!  Shown here wearing our ‘new for 2015’ non-ceramic New Car Detail.

Exterior: New Car Detail

Interior: Flex (3M Scotchguard)

Protection: Polish Angel Master Sealant

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Autojoy Snowfoam, rinsed and then hand-washed with Swissvax Car Bath.  Paintwork de-tarred with Autojoy Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with Sonus Ultra-fine Clay. Paintwork then wiped down with Envy Filler Killer, rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with Klean Detail Brake Away.

Protection process: Polish Angel Master Sealant applied and buffed off once cured.  Windscreen sealed with Carlack Glass Sealant.  Wheels sealed with Nanolex Alloy Wheel Sealant.  Tyres treated with FinishKare TopKote dressing. Exhaust tip polished and protected with Meguiars NXT Metal Polish.

 

Audi A6 Allroad

Audi A6 Allroad

Overview: A very handsome machine finished in dark green, a colour that went out of vogue but now appears to be making a come-back.

Exterior: New Car Detail

Interior: Flex (3M Scotchguard)

Protection: Optimum Optishield Sealant + Raceglaze PTFE Wax

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Autojoy Snowfoam, rinsed and then hand-washed with Swissvax Car Bath.  Paintwork de-tarred with Autojoy Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with Sonus Ultra-fine Clay.  Paintwork then wiped down with Isopropyl Alcohol, rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with AS Smartwheels.

Protection process: Base coat of Optimum Optishield applied (no need to buff off as this is a wipe on and walk away product.  Top coat of Raceglaze PTFE Wax applied then buffed off.  All glass sealed with Carlack Glass Sealant.  Wheels sealed with Sonax Nano-sealant.  Tyres treated with FinishKare TopKote dressing. Exhaust tip polished and protected with Meguiars NXT Metal Polish.

 

Range Rover Evoque Dynamic

Range Rover Evoque Dynamic

Overview: Beautiful ‘Baby R’.  Seen here following treatment with our New Car Detail as she enters a Clenz Ltd Care Plan.  A very nicely styled car with some very cute touches in unexpected places.  Nicely built and this example came in with very consistent paint thickness readings across all panels – often the sign of a quality vehicle.

Exterior: New Car Detail

Interior: Flex (3M Scotchguard)

Protection: Optimum Optishield Sealant + Raceglaze PTFE Wax

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Autojoy Snowfoam, rinsed and then hand-washed with Swissvax Car Bath.  Paintwork de-tarred with Autojoy Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with Sonus Ultra-fine Clay. Paintwork then wiped down with Isopropyl Alcohol, rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with AS Smartwheels.

Protection process: Base coat of Optimum Optishield applied (no need to buff off as this is a wipe on and walk away product.  Top coat of Raceglaze PTFE Wax applied then buffed off.  All glass sealed with Carlack Glass Sealant.  Wheels sealed with Sonax Nano-sealant.  Tyres treated with FinishKare TopKote dressing.  Exhaust tips polished and protected with Meguiars NXT Metal Polish.

 

BMW Z4 3.5 Si Hartge

BMW Z4 3.5 Si Hartge

Overview: Very pretty BMW Z4 finished with tough Nanolex ceramic coating.  Superb condition vehicle with M Sport flourishes and Hartge exhaust system – she sounds as gorgeous as she looks.

Exterior: Protection Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: Nanolex Ceramic Coating

Cleansing process: Car snowfoamed with Krystal Kleen Blizzard, rinsed and then hand-washed and rinsed again.  Paintwork de-tarred with AJ Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with Sonus Supersoft Clay Bar.  Paintwork decontaminated to remove metal deposits with Envy Iron Awe followed by pre-coating cleanser Envy Filler Killer.  Car rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with Krystal Kleen Brake Away.  Wheels also treated with Envy Iron Awe and Envy Filler Killer to remove decontaminants.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Auto Finesse Mercury Polish and 3M Safe Pad.

Protection process: Nanolex ceramic coating applied.  Front screen sealed with Carlack Glass Sealant.   Wheels sealed with Nanolex ceramic coating.  Tyres treated with Car Skin Matt Rubber tyre dressing.

Before and after shots:

 

Techart Cayman GT Sport

Techart Cayman GT Sport

Overview: One of the most interesting cars that we have detailed.  A very rare Techart fettled Cayman finished in white. Techart are a high-end Porsche tuner of world renown and have created this stunning looking and performing vehicle for the connoisseur.

Exterior: Protection Detail

Interior: Flex Inter Valet

Protection: Gtechinq 1.5 Silo Sealant + Raceglaze 55 Wax

Cleansing process: Car snowfoamed with VP Orange Pre-wash, rinsed and then hand-washed with Swissvax Car Bath.  Paintwork de-tarred with VP Citrus Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with Sonus Ultra-fine Clay (lubricated with VP Bling).  Dodo Lime Prime Lite Paint Cleanser applied via random action orbital polisher to all panels. Paintwork then wiped down with Isopropyl Alcohol, rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with Autosmart Smartwheels (face) and VP Bilberry (inners).  Wheels then treated with Wolf’s Chemicals De-contaminant and then de-tarred.  Exhaust tips de-tarred and then cleaned with Duragloss Metal Polish and superfine steel wool followed by Meguiars NXT polish.

Protection process: Base coat of Gtechniq 1.5 Silo Sealant applied then buffed off.  Top coat of Raceglaze 55 Wax applied then buffed off.  All glass sealed with Wolf’s Glass Sealant.  Wheels sealed with Swissvax Autabahm.  Tyres treated with Swissvax Pneu dressing.  Door seals treated with Einzett Gummi Pfledge.  All exterior plastics treated with G303 Aerospace Protectant.

“Hello Nick. Again, thanks for an outstanding job on the car.  Really happy with the results and I will follow your suggestions for maintenance.  During our tour of Spain we found the car stayed cleaner for longer and was easy to clean with the occasional hosing off that we gave it.  Thanks again, Dan.”   Dan King.

Before and after shots:

 

BMW M3 Convertible

BMW M3 Convertible

Overview: Superb condition M3 with freshly painted nose-cone and wheels refurbished to a very high standard.  One of our favourite vehicles to work on.  Seen here prior to over-wintering in Spain and fully protected with high quality Gtechniq paint sealant and Swissvax wax.

Exterior: Classic Plus Valet (Upgraded Protection)

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: Gtechniq C2v3 Sealant + Swissvax Best of Show Wax

Other: Engine Bay Clean, Fabric Hood Sealed (stowed)

Cleansing process: Car snowfoamed with Autojoy Pre-wash, rinsed and then hand-washed.  Paintwork de-tarred with Autojoy Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with Sonus Ultra-fine Clay (snowfoam used as lubricant).  Paintwork then wiped down with Isopropyl Alcohol, rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with Autosmart Smartwheels. Hood cleaned with Autosmart G101.

Protection process: Base coat of Gtechniq C2 V3 applied.  Top coat of Swissvax Best of Show Wax applied then buffed off.  Front screen sealed with Carlack Nano-sealant.  Wheels sealed with Wolf’s Nano-sealant.  Tyres treated with Carskin Matt Rubber tyre dressing. Exhaust tips protected with Meguiars NXT Metal Polish. Hood protected with Renovo Ultraproofer. Engine bay dressed and protected with Autoglym Sheen.

“Clenz offer a fantastic service to discerning owners of any car.  Nothing is ever a problem even with our unpredictable climate here in Cumbria.  The finish is magnificent and almost makes you want to not use the car!!”   Ken Burchill.

 

Porsche Boxster S

Porsche Boxster S

Overview: Beautiful and mint condition Boxster.  Very well cared for by the owner and needing nothing more than an extensive pre-wax preparation and two coats of Swissvax Best of Show Wax to leave her looking glorious in the, all too rare, Cumbrian sunshine.

Exterior: Protection Detail

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: Swissvax Best of Show Wax x 2

Cleansing process: Car snowfoamed with VP Orange Pre-wash, rinsed and then hand-washed with Swissvax Car Bath.  All body panels de-tarred with Autojoy Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with Sonus Ultra-fine Clay (lubricated with VP Bling).  Dodo Lime Prime Lite Paint Cleanser applied by hand to all panels.  Paintwork then wiped down with Isopropyl Alcohol, rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with Autosmart Smartwheels (face) and VP Bilberry (inners).  Wheels then treated with Wolf’s Chemicals De-contaminant and then de-tarred.  Exhaust tips de-tarred and then cleaned with Optimum Metal Polish and superfine steel wool followed by Meguiars NXT polish.

Protection process: Two coats of Swissvax Best of Show Wax applied and buffed off.  All glass sealed with Carlack Glass Sealant.  Wheels sealed with Swissvax Autabahm.  Tyres treated with FinishKare TopKote tyre dressing.  Door seals treated with Einzett Gummi Pfledge.

 

Range Rover Sport Autobiography

Range Rover Sport Autobiography

Overview: Brand new RR Sport looking fantastic finished in white.  The limited edition Autobiography with special wheels, exhausts and interior is a real head turner.  Seen here following our New Car Detail treatment.

White is an extremely popular colour at the moment.  It has the benefit of hiding minor scratches far better than eg a black car although the flip side is that white will show tar deposits more readily than most other colours.

Exterior: New Car Detail

Interior: Flex (3M Scotchguard)

Protection: Wolf’s Bodywrap Sealant + Swissvax Shield Wax

Cleansing process: Car snowfoamed with VP Orange Pre-wash, rinsed and then hand-washed with Swissvax Car Bath.  Paintwork de-tarred with VP Citrus Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with Sonus Ultra-fine Clay.  Paintwork then wiped down with Isopropyl Alcohol, rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with AS Smartwheels (face) and VP Bilberry (inners).

Protection process: Base coat of Wolf’s Bodywrap Sealant applied then buffed off.  Top coat of Swissvax Shield Wax applied then buffed off.  All glass sealed with Wolf’s Glass Sealant.  Wheels sealed with Swissvax Autabahm.  Tyres treated with Swissvax Pneu dressing.  Door seals treated with Einzett Gummi Pfledge.  All exterior plastics treated with G303 Aerospace Protectant.

 

Audi RS5

Audi RS5

Overview: The RS5 is a great driving machine.  This particular RS5 is not only a great driving machine but a stunning looking car too. It is finished in Suzuka Grey which is best described as white with a hint of grey.  Sounds dull but in the flesh the colour is out of this world.  Simply stunning.

Exterior: New Car Detail

Interior: Flex (3M Scotchguard)

Protection: Wolf’s Bodywrap Sealant + Swissvax Shield Wax

Cleansing process: Car snowfoamed with VP Orange Pre-wash, rinsed and then hand-washed with Swissvax Car Bath.  All body panels de-tarred with VP Citrus Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with Sonus Ultra-fine Clay.  Paintwork then wiped down with Isopropyl Alcohol, rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with AS Smartwheels (face) and VP Bilberry (inners).

Protection process: Base coat of Wolf’s Bodywrap Sealant applied then buffed off.  Top coat of Swissvax Shield Wax applied and then buffed off.  All glass sealed with Wolf’s Glass Sealant.  Wheels sealed with Swissvax Autabahm.  Tyres treated with Swissvax Pneu dressing.  Door seals treated with Einzett Gummi Pfledge.  All exterior plastics treated with G303 Aerospace Protectant.

“Thanks Nick for another great job, this machine will be the lead car in my GT Car Tours business & will be leading packs of Ferrari’s on tours around the Lake District, Scotland and Europe.  See you again in a couple of months.”   Colin Monk.

 

Nissan GTR

Nissan GTR

Overview: Replacing a high mileage BMW M6 this gorgeous Nissan GTR will also clock up many miles on our motorway network plus the occasional track day thrown in for good measure.  One of the most sophisticated cars on the planet she looks simply stunning and has an engine note to die for.  We usually carry out the first protection service before new members of our fleet accrue any significant mileage.  Unfortunately our Cumbrian winter put paid to this so the vehicle was extremely dirty and required an extended deep cleaning process before any protection was applied.

Exterior: Protection Detail

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: Wolf’s Bodywrap Sealant + Swissvax Best of Show Wax

Cleansing process: Car snowfoamed with VP Orange Pre-wash, rinsed and then hand-washed.  Paintwork de-tarred with VP Citrus Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with Sonus Ultra-fine Clay (lubricated with VP Bling).  Paintwork then wiped down with Isopropyl Alcohol, rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with Autosmart Smartwheels (face) and VP Bilberry (inners) before being treated with Wolf’s Chemicals De-contaminant and then de-tarred.  Exhaust tips de-tarred and then cleaned with Meguiars NXT Metal Polish and superfine steel wool.

Protection process: Base coat of Wolf’s Bodywrap Sealant applied then buffed off.  Top coat of Swissvax Best of Show Wax applied then buffed off.  Front screen sealed with Wolf’s Glass Sealant.  Wheels sealed with Chemical Guys Wheel Guard.  Tyres treated with Finish Kare Top Kote tyre dressing.  Door seals treated with Einzett Gummi Pfledge.  All exterior plastics treated with G303 Aerospace Protectant.

Before and after shots:

 

BMW 320d Touring

BMW 320d Touring

Overview: Another lovely BMW 3 Series for us to detail.  Finished in white with a striking terracotta/black interior.

Exterior: New Car Detail

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: Collinite MDE Wax + CarPro Reload Sealant

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Autojoy Snowfoam, rinsed and then hand-washed with Swissvax Car Bath.  Paintwork de-tarred with Autojoy Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with Sonus Ultra-fine Clay.  Paintwork then wiped down with Isopropyl Alcohol, rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with AS Smartwheels.

Protection process: Base coat of Collinite MDE Wax applied and buffed off.  Top coat of CarPro Reload Sealant applied then buffed off.  All glass sealed with Carlack Glass Sealant.  Wheels sealed with Nanolex Ceramic Paint & Alloy Sealant.  Tyres treated with Car Skin Matt Rubber tyre dressing.  Exhaust tip polished and protected with Meguiars NXT Metal Polish.

 

Skoda Yeti Laurin & Klement

Skoda Yeti Laurin & Klement

Overview: Rather nice limited edition Skoda Yeti 4×4.  Finished with Nanolex ceramic coating for superb levels of paint protection.  This model pays homage to the founders of Skoda (Václav Laurin & Václav Klement) who formed the precursor to the current business in 1895.

Exterior: New Car Detail (Ceramic)

Interior: 3M Scotchguard

Protection: Nanolex Ceramic Coating

Cleansing process: Car snowfoamed with Krystal Kleen Blizzard, rinsed and then hand-washed and rinsed again.  Paintwork de-tarred with AJ Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with Sonus Supersoft Clay Bar.  Paintwork decontaminated to remove metal deposits with Envy Iron Awe followed by pre-coating cleanser Envy Filler Killer.  Car rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with Krystal Kleen Brake Away.  Wheels also treated with Envy Iron Awe and Envy Filler Killer to remove decontaminants.  Exhaust tips protected with Meguiars Metal Protectant.

Protection process: Nanolex ceramic coating applied to paintwork.  All glass sealed with Carlack Glass Sealant.   Wheels sealed with Nanolex ceramic coating.  Tyres treated with Car Skin Matt Rubber tyre dressing.

 

Audi A1 S Line

Audi A1 S Line

Overview: Beautiful A1 that is one of the best looked after cars that we care for – a real credit to its owner.  Treated with our Classic Plus Valet with added options of ceramic wheel sealant and double layer paint protection.  Pre-sealant/wax cleansing uprated to full clay bar treatment plus the use of Envy Filler Killer to ensure that the paintwork was ‘squeaky clean’ before protection was applied.  One of the first cars that we have treated with services selected from our new Classic Plus Valet custom options package.

Exterior: Classic Plus Valet (Custom)

Interior: N/A

Protection: Angelwax Ti-22 Titanium Spray Sealant + Britemax Vantage Wax

Cleansing process: Car pre-cleansed with Autojoy Snowfoam, rinsed and then hand-washed with Autoglym Car Shampoo.  Paintwork de-tarred with Autojoy Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with Sonus Ultra-fine Clay.  Paintwork then wiped down with Envy Filler Killer, rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with AS Smartwheels.

Protection process: Base coat of Angelwax Ti-22 Titanium Spray Sealant applied and buffed off.  Top coat of Britemax Vantage Wax applied then buffed off.  Windscreen sealed with Carlack Glass Sealant.  Wheels sealed with Nanolex Ceramic Paint & Alloy Sealant.  Tyres treated with Car Skin Matt Rubber tyre dressing.  Exhaust tip polished and protected with Meguiars NXT Metal Polish.

 

BMW M5

BMW M5

Overview: Now this was a lot of fun even on a occasionally drizzly Cumbrian day!  A beautiful condition M5 with some tasteful and eye catching styling additions.  A career advertising those gorgeous Quality Street Big Purple chocolates awaits!

The object of this custom detail was to enhance the shine of the paintwork and to apply some long-lasting protection.  Shine was produced by hand using Dodo Pre-wax Cleanser (Micro-abrasive) and protection was courtesy of two of our favourite waxes; Raceglaze PTFE (very durable) and Britemax Vantage (very shiny).

Exterior: Custom (based on Protection Detail)

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: Raceglaze PTFE Wax + Britemax Vantage Wax

Cleansing process: Car hand-washed with Swissvax Car Bath and then rinsed.  Paintwork clay-barred with Sonus Ultra-fine Clay (lubricated with VP Bling).  Dodo Pre-wax Cleanser (Micro-abrasive) applied by hand to all panels then buffed off.  Paintwork then wiped down with Envy Filler Killer, rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with Kleen Detail Brake Away.  Exhaust tips de-tarred and then cleaned with Autofinesse  Mercury Metal Polish and superfine steel wool followed by Meguiars NXT polish.

Protection process: Coat of Raceglaze PTFE Wax applied then buffed off.  Coat of Britemax Vantage Wax applied and buffed off.  Plastic trim treated with Angelwax Halo Wax.  Wheels sealed with Nanolex Alloy Sealant.  Tyres treated with Car Skin Matt Rubber tyre dressing.

 

Nissan 350Z

Nissan 350Z

Overview: Lovely car with gorgeous engine note. A daily driver and needing a lot of tlc.  The vehicle was covered in tar and tree sap and the paintwork was very dull prior to being detailed. She looked terrific in the sun 5 hours later!

Exterior: Protection Detail

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: Gtechniq 1.5 Silo Sealant + Raceglaze 55 Wax

Cleansing process: Car snowfoamed with VP Orange Pre-wash, rinsed and then hand-washed with Swissvax Car Bath.  Paintwork de-tarred with Autojoy Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with Sonus Ultra-fine Clay (lubricated with VP Bling).  Dodo Lime Prime Lite Paint Cleanser applied by hand to all panels to enhance paint gloss.  All paintwork wiped down with Isopropyl Alcohol, rinsed with water and then re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with Autosmart Smartwheels (face) and VP Bilberry (inners). Wheels then treated with Wolf’s Chemicals De-contaminant and then de-tarred.  Exhaust tips de-tarred and then cleaned with Optimum Metal Polish and superfine steel wool followed by Meguiars NXT polish.

Protection process: Base coat of Gtechniq 1.5 Silo Sealant applied then buffed off.  Top coat of Raceglaze 55 Wax applied then buffed off.  All glass sealed with Carlack Glass Sealant.  Wheels sealed with Swissvax Autabahm.  Tyres treated with FinishKare TopKote tyre dressing.  Door seals treated with Einzett Gummi Pfledge.

“This is the best clean my car has ever had and the dirt seems to just fall of the car now, very very impressed.  Nick is a good guy who loves cleaning a nice car.  Top guy.”   Peter Watson.

Before & after shots:

 

Porsche Carrera 4S

Porsche Carrera 4S

Overview: Rather fetching Porsche 911 (996) treated with our brand new Winter Shield Detail.  The Winter Shield is our first ever triple coat detail and includes two coats of high-tech sealant as a base and then a final coat of PTFE enriched wax for maximum winter protection.

Exterior: Winter Protection Detail

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: Gtechniq C2v3 Sealant x 2 Coats + Raceglaze PTFE Wax

Cleansing process: Car snowfoamed with AJ Pre-wash, rinsed and then hand-washed.  Paintwork de-tarred with AJ Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with AJ Fine Blue Clay.  Paintwork then wiped down with Isopropyl Alcohol 50:50, rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with Krystal Kleen Brake Away and then treated with Wolf’s Chemicals De-contaminant.  Exhaust tips cleaned and protected with Auto Finesse Mercury Polish and 3M Safe Pad.

Protection process: Two coats of Gtechniq C2 V3 Sealant applied then buffed off.  Top coat of Raceglaze PTFE Wax applied then buffed off.  Front screen sealed with Carlack Glass Sealant.  Wheels sealed with Swissvax Autobahm.  Tyres treated with Car Skin Matt Rubber tyre dressing.

 

Honda Beat

Honda Beat

Overview: Well what have we got here?  A little slice of Honda history is what we’ve got!  One of around 34000 of these tiny 656cc grin inducing mini-sportscars.  Seriously, looking at this car makes you smile – it’s a happy little thing!  Base Detail carried out on a very hot Cumbrian day.  As the entirety of this car is below about waist height (even the relatively low waist height of a shorty like me) my back ached the next day – worth it though for the fun that I had detailing her!

Exterior: Base Detail

Interior: Flex Interior Valet

Protection: KKD SiCoat + Polish Angel Rapidwaxx

Cleansing process: Car snowfoamed with Krystal Kleen Blizzard Snowfoam, rinsed and then hand-washed with Krystal Kleen Very Cherry shampoo.  Paintwork de-tarred with AJ Tar & Glue Remover then clayed with  VP Superfine Orange Clay. Paintwork de-contaminated with Autoglym Fallout Remover followed by wipe down with Envy Filler Killer, rinsed with water and re-dried.  Wheels cleaned with Krystal Kleen Brake Away.  Wheels then treated with Autoglym Fallout Remover and AJ Tar & Glue Remover.  Exhaust tips cleaned with Mothers Metal Polish and Rustins 0000 grade steel wool.

Protection process: KKD SiCoat and Polish Angel Rapidwaxx applied to paintwork. Wheels sealed with Wolf’s Chemicals Rim Shield. Tyres treated with Envy Rubber Lover tyre dressing.  All exterior glass treated with KKD Hydroglas..