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InteriorCleanup Video:
Rain water leaking into a car car
The Renault Clio is well know for leaks, usually it's the sun roof, but this example had a different problem. We set about trying to find why water was leaking into the car and soaking the carpets.
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14/12/2011
Using wet towels to keep the paint from drying will make a clean-up easier. Once the spilt paint has dried everything becomes so much harder, parts may need replacing and these could take a long time to arrive.
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30/11/2011
Many paint spillages can be cleaned up for less that the cost of your insurance exess, but it may be worth calling them anyway to let them know what is going and keep you option open. Either way if you bring your car to us we will get to work straight away meaning you will get your car back far more quickly than you would making a normal insurance claim.
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29/11/2011
InteriorCleanup Video:
D.I.Y. Car Paint Spillage Clean
If the paint is water based emulsion, then it is possible to clean up a paint spillage by mopping up, then slowly diluting and vacuum up the paint.
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26/11/2011
This video demonstrates how Supagard Fabric Protector will protect a card made from thick blotting paper. We dip it in coffee and stomp on it in a puddle.
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14/11/2011
This video shows us using a fogging machine as part of the process of removing the odour of cigarette smoke from this BMW. We use 'pairing', whereby we add a smell which instead of masking the odour, combines with it to make a slightly different smell.
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14/11/2011
The things that catch people out when they return a lease car. We talked to over 30 lease company and fleet managers, asking them what drivers normally get charged for.
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12/10/2011
In this video we show a repair to a scuff on a bumper. The paints we use are the same as used in a bodyshop, then last just as long, thats why we offer a three year guarantee.
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22/08/2011
A Smart Car with a hole in the carpet, bird's mess marks and some buffer marks on the headlight. Smart Car Repairs for lease return.
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04/07/2011
This car came in for one of our Free Lease Appraisals, we had three days to get it fixed before it was returned to the lease company.
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02/07/2011
Some lease companies are now charging based on bodyshop prices rather than on a per-panel basis.
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28/06/2011
A look at a Honda Civic which has some scratches and dents and a scuff on the bumper. It also has some poor repairs on the front wheels.
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03/06/2011
Can smart repair really save you money? (Prt 2). If a repair is done badly, it will cost you when you come to sell your car, and if you are returning it to a lease company you are likely to incur recharges, so you''ll pay twice.
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20/05/2011
The benefits of a Smart Repair Vs a Bodyshop, and the downsides to both.
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20/05/2011
Geoff takes a mix of fibres which match the colour of the original carpet and glues then into the hole. It's a simple and elegant solution to the problem of ripped and burnt carpets, it's also fairly hardwaring and virtually invisible.
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13/05/2011
InteriorCleanup Video:
VW Beetle mould and leak clean-up
A leaky windscreen let in a load of water, flooding both footwells. The damp had caused mould to grow on traces of dirt throught the car.
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10/05/2011
A Corvette Z06 which came for a buff and wax. It certainly looked shiny once it had a High-Gloss 2s and a Platinum Wax.
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06/05/2011
MidiRepair Video:
Bumper Repair
This customer had gotten quotes of between 100 and 1450 pounds to repair his bumper -- so he contacted us for an opinion. We advised him that Smart Repair wasn't a suitable repair on this location, and nor did we think the damage warranted replacing the bumper.
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22/12/2010
Where to get your guide... The BVRLA fair wear and tear guide is the standard that the industry and lease return inspectors work to.
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15/12/2010
DentRepair Video:
Dent Removal - BMW
This was a large dent in a rather difficult place and is often the case with this kind of dent, we don't know how well it can be improved until we try, although we were confident that we could make a very large improvement.
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14/12/2010
PaintCorrection Video:
Wet-Sanding to remove a scratch
Arron repairs a scratch using the wet-sanding technique and machine polishing, he'll show you how it's done and the kind of results you can expect.
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13/12/2010
Arron inspects a lease car which is due for return using the BVRLA fair wear and tear standard. This car was generally in good condition but had a dent, a scuff, and a hole in the carpet.
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11/12/2010
This hood was actually leaking with water making it's way through, which was then freezing into icicles on the inside. When a hood is not properly waterproofed it absorbs moisture and become sopping wet, if it then freezes it can become brittle and prone to rips and tears.
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06/12/2010
We restore and reproof a black hood on an Renault Megane. This hood is very dirty with moss and lichen growing on it. At this point many people start looking to buy a replacement roof, but with a bit of work these hoods can be cleaned and restored.
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27/11/2010
Due to vandalism, water got into this car and the situation was left over winter. As is often the case with leaky of flood damaged cars that are not treated within a reasonable amount of time, mould and mildew set in. Aside from the black mould stains on carpets and upholstery, the smell of mildew spores can significantly effect air quality, possibly even triggering allergies.
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24/11/2010
We look at a black Golf which we applied Supagard protection to almost six years ago, never waxed or polished the car looks great, certainly worth the cost.
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12/11/2010
Leasing Video:
End-of-Lease Repairs
In this video we show how a combination of our expertise, smart repair and body shop repair can save hundreds of pounds over the cost of dealership repair prices or the lease company's re-charges.
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26/10/2010
Dents on a Mercedes and a Jaguar -- some we can remove with paintless dent removal, some we can't. We repaired the Jaguar dent with a midi-repair.
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22/10/2010
Odour Video:
Spilt milk in car
This car had milk spilt in it and caused a terrible sour milk smell. To remove this odour we used an extractor to remove the milk and then treated the car with bioactive enzymes.
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19/10/2010
Repairing a scratch on a bumper of a Mazda using smart repair techniques - cheaper than a bodyshop repair, less hassle than an insurance claim.
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09/10/2010
Anna interviews Arron about Fair Wear and Tear, and returning a leased Mercedes.
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06/10/2010
This car smelt of body odour and dogs. We used enzymes to kill the smell. They work by eating protien which normally feeds the smelly bacteria... and when the bacteria starves to death, the enzymes eat them too.
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20/09/2010
By the time this was noticed, the car was begining to smell like a pond. We had to strip out the interior of the car in order to remove and dry the thick carpet underlay. We also used our odour kill system to decontaminate and remove the smell.
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20/09/2010
A wonderful black Aston-Martin DBS with paintwork as smooth as glass, we refurbed the wheels. This car is a work of art.
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18/09/2010
MidiRepair Video:
Porsche Boxter Project
This Porsche had a Midi-Repair to the front bumper, the rest of the paintwork was corrected and then Paintsealed. Some dents were also removed and the hood reproofed.
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14/09/2010
A scuff like the one on the Renault would incur recharges if the car was returned to the lease company in this condition. In the vast majority of cases, having the repairs carried out yourself is cheaper than the recharges.
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14/09/2010
This lovely NSX had some Midi-Repairs, the rest of the paintwork was corrected and then Paintsealed. Inside the car was valeted and the driver's leather seat was recoloured.
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07/09/2010
These two cars of the week are cars of the week just because they are nice! They had some paintwork correction and a paint sealant, and the M5 had paintless dent removal.
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06/09/2010
The owner wanted to sell this Porsche so we buffed the exterior and applied a long life wax, and recoloured the leather seats which were worn.
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06/09/2010
This weeks car is a Ferrari 355 which was going to a show and so had a valet and a Paintwork Correction
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06/09/2010
This weeks car is a Special Edition Jubilee Aston-Martin V12 which had a paintwork correction and a Diamondbrite paint sealant.
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06/09/2010
InteriorCleanup Video:
Vauxhall Astra Fire Damage
This video shows a car which has had hot ash rain down on it, it is also contaminated with smoke.
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01/09/2010
Hoods Video:
Audi Hood Reproof
Most hoods don't need recolouring, as the reproofing usually makes them darker. Although this hood was quite faded, thorough cleaning and water-proofing was all it needed. This video shows how much cleaning is involved before a hood is reproofed.
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28/08/2010
MidiRepair Video:
Midi Repair - Renault
The owner of this car sent us some photos through Ask the Experts to see if we could remove their dents with paintless dent repair. Because the dents were so harsh, we recommended that Kraftwork carry out a Midi-Repair at their bodyshop.
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17/08/2010
Scuffs Video:
Bumper Scuff - Audi
This is a fairly large scuff on an Audi bumper but nothing we can't handle. Smart repairs on bumper scuffs cost less than a bodyshop repair, can be done same-day and allow you to avoid an insurance claim.
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06/08/2010
InteriorCleanup Video:
Fiesta Paint Spillage
Paint spilt in the back of a Ford Fiesta. Gloss spirit based paints are far harder to clean up than water based emulsion, but in this case we replaced many of the parts as they were readily and cheaply available from a breakers yard.
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30/07/2010
With paintless dent removal we removed four dents from the doors of this 350zx. We later machine polished this car so any blemishes would have shown up on the pristine paintwork, so it's important to remove imperfections like this before paintwork correction.
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30/07/2010
A Maserati with scuffing on two wheels. We show you how the wheels are filled, sanded, keyed, primed and painted, before the wheels are put back on the car using a torque wrench. All done as a same day service.
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28/07/2010
Car Leather Repair: A Porsche which was here for numerous repairs and services, this video shows connollising done to repair a leather seat bolster and handbrake.
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26/07/2010
In this video we show you how we turn a 'polished face' wheel into a normal painted wheel. Alloy wheel refurbishment on a Mercedes SLK.
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21/07/2010
In this video we show a removal of a very large dent.
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21/07/2010
We did some paintwork on the front end, removed some dents, buffed out a scratch and carried out cosmetic repairs on two wheel before the car was returned to the lease company.
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21/07/2010
Alan shows us how he carries out a couple of common leather repairs.
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13/07/2010
PaintCorrection Video:
Tree Sap Etching Removal
A particuarly bad case of tree sap contamination which etched the paintwork requiring us to wet-sand the upper surfaces to correct it.
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09/07/2010
UpholsteryRepair Video:
Cigarette Burn Repair
In this video we show an upholstery repair on a burn hole caused by a cigarette. This method has it's limitations it usually works on headlinings.
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06/07/2010
We restore a very dirty hood on a BMW
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22/05/2010
Leather Video:
Leather Seat Repair
Some scratches on the upholstery of a Mini are repaired using Modern Connollising.
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22/05/2010
PaintCorrection Video:
'Don't worry, It'll polish out'
Buffing out a scratch.
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28/04/2010
PaintCorrection Video:
Bird Mess Removal
Wet sanding the acid etched marks left by bird droppings
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26/04/2010
In this video we show you the results of polishing a plastic rear window and cleaning the hood.
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27/04/2010
Wheel Repair, dent repair and scratch removal to get the car ready for return.
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28/04/2010
PaintCorrection Video:
Car Scratch Repair Video
Repairing vandalism -- removing key scratches. The scratch on this car was removed using paintwork correction rather than smart repair. A shallow scratch on a car paintwork is often easy to reduce with buffing.
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17/04/2010
Follow us along as we inspect a leased BMW and prepare it for return.
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23/09/2008
How you can save money when returning your car to a lease company. These people did!
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09/09/2008
Another example, this time a Mercedes
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09/09/2008
InteriorCleanup Video:
Paint Spillage Clean Up
A can of paint goes over in the back of a BMW. See how we deal with it.
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31/05/2008
This time we have conclusive proof... we got it on video! ...as if you needed any more proof!
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28/05/2008
Recolouring the leather upholstery on an Aston-Martin DB7 using the Button method of restoration.
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23/08/2008
Using the latest products, we are able to recolour damaged and worn leather upholstery as part of our modern car restoration services.
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23/08/2008
The customer had bought this car and then noticed the cigarette smoke smell and so brought the car to us to remove it. We did our three stage Odour Removal service on it and the customer went away happy. We called the customer after a week as we always do and they said they could still smell the smoke. So we got the customer back so we could make a second attempt.
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22/08/2008
Supagard Video:
Supagard 100+
The Supaguard Paint Sealant protection package for the interior and exterior of your car. Featuring Tiff Needell of Top Gear and 5th Gear fame.
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06/08/2008
Diamondbrite Video:
Juwelultra Diamondbrite
The Diamondbrite Paint Sealant protection package for the interior and exterior of your car. featuring Penny Mallory and Jason Dawe.
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06/08/2008
We didn't have much luck trying to remove a dent with a hair dryer and CO2
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06/08/2008
Fabric hood re-colouring and re-proofing using Renovo on a Panther De Ville.
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07/07/2008
PaintCorrection Video:
Paint Splatter Removal
A car with a paint splatter all over the exterior (fence paint). A quick movie showing how we removed it and cleaned up the car.
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07/07/2008
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