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Dream 107.7FM competition winner

GaryGary Wray ~ 10/12/04

Clean Image sponsored a radio competition on Dream 107.7FM to win £300 worth of valet services.

Simon Kiddle with his newly valeted motorcar

The competition question was "what is the difference in price between a two and a half year old 3 series BMW in good condition and one in poor condition?".

There was a huge response and many people phoned in, most of them guessing that the price difference was around £600-£1000.

Simon Kiddle phoned in his answer of £2000 and was declared the winner. He was actually out by £50, the actual answer according to the Parkers Price Guide was £2050.

sprayinf the rear wheel arch

Mr Kiddle brought his car to Clean Image where it was given a full appraisal and Simon decided to buy another £300 worth of smart repair service in addition to the £300 worth of valet service which was his as a prize.

Firstly the car was valeted and the paintwork buffed and restored to its former glory. Then some damage to the driver's door and rear off-side wheel arch were repaired and re sprayed. He also had some dents seen to with paintless dent removal. Then the car was finished with a full sealant package from Ultrashield.

using infra-red lights to dry the paint

When we were done, the car was almost in Mint Condition. The car had quite a lot of stone chips which we touched in, this was a huge improvement but obviously would never mean the car was like new without respraying the affected area. Also the alloy wheels weren't in mint condition but did not warrant refurbishment. A part from these two things, we were looking at a car which was in A1 condition.. almost like looking at a new car.

It was estimated at the time that we had increased the value of this car by £1500-£1800 based on the Parkers Price Guide. The £600 worth of valet and smart repair services would have been a very worthwhile investment if Mr Kiddle was going to sell his car, but understandably he planned on keeping this wonderful car. With an Ultrashield 7 year sealant, his car will stay looking new and at the top end of its potential value.

"As a competition winner for Dream FM I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the team who carried out the work at Clean Image Co in Chelmsford.

Simon Kiddle

The interior valet was completed to the highest standard imaginable and, importantly, without any remaining unpleasant cleaning odour. The exterior looked absolutely incredible with the paintwork of my 9 year old car looking as though it had just come out of the showroom. All in all a fantastic job that has seriously added to the value of my vehicle.

I can’t recommend the work carried out at Clean Image highly enough."

Simon Kiddle - Dream FM competition winner



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