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Ford Fiesta in for Max Protect protection detail.
20 Feb

Ford Fiesta in for Max Protect protection detail.

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Our second Vlog video is up, check out what the Bearded duo got up to on the Ford Fiesta we had in for a Max Protect protection detail!

What is a coating?
03 Oct

What is a coating?

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So you may have heard about coatings for your car to protect it for X amount of years but what really is a coating and what are you buying?

Well after finishing a new car protection recently we had a tiny amount of product (Max Protects 3 year glass coat) left in the bottle so we thought we would show you exactly what a coating is. We poured the coating on to some plastic sheeting and let it cure. As you can see from the picture when set a coating is a membrane (although this is quite thick due to how it was set) which is thick and hard (unlike a wax) and designed to last for years rather than months. Coatings are also chemical resistant, UV resistant,, improve scratch resistant, make cleaning easier and keep that just Detailed look wash after wash. Why settle for a wax that only lasts a few months when you can have a coating for years to come.

We honestly can't think of any reason not to coat your car. 

Its time to think about winter protection!!
25 Sep

Its time to think about winter protection!!

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Although you probably dont like to think about it Winter is on its way so its time to think about protecting your pride and joy ready for the harsh enviroments your car will endure during this time. Until November 30th were currenly offering 15% off all our protection Details just quote "karspa1130" when you book. 

 

please note: our Protecion Details are priced after a viewing of your vehicle a discount will then be applied after the price is given. 

 

 

What a bad way to end your holiday!
20 Sep

What a bad way to end your holiday!

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The owner of this 2 year old BMW 5 series collected their car from the meet and greet service at Manchester airport after coming back from holiday at approximately 4 am in the morning. Upon collection they noticed the rubber mat had water on it, not thinking anymore of it they drove to a nearby Travelodge to get some sleep before driving home. Upon getting in their car later that day and in daylight they noticed the passengers front and rear footwells were soaking wet as well as the passengers seat, they also noticed a cigarette in the rear passengers footwell and a smell of smoke (neither of whom smoke themselves). The people from the meet and greet service had obviously been smoking in their car, had the window open to let the smoke out, not closed it properly and heavy rainfall had got in. Luckily they called us straight away and we have fixed all of the issues for them.
 
Do you need new headlights?
17 Aug

Do you need new headlights?

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Have you ever seen a cars headlights that are all cloudy or yellowed?

Chances are you have as this is a very common problem on older cars, so why is this? Cars headlights are made from a strong but porous plastic called polycarbonate, to combat the porous issue the manufactures cover them with a protective film. Over a few years of abuse from the heat from the bulbs, U.V rays, and constant abuse from generally driving the protective film starts to fail which allows the polycarbonate to become oxidized hence the cloudy/yellowed look.

 

So what happens when your headlights start to cloud over do you need new headlights?

Quite simply no.. Our headlights restoration service will restore them back to as new condition saving you hundreds of pounds buying replacement units and having them fitted and setup.

 

So how do we restore you headlights?

After a thorough clean we then mask the lights to protect the surrouding areas. Using various grades of wet and dry paper we then sand the lights to remove the damaged layer. After the 2500 grit paper we then machine polish the lights to remove the sanding marks and restore clarity to the lights the end result being an as new look. The final step is to then add protection to keep the lights looking as new for up to 3 years.

IS there anyway to prevent this occurring?

Yes. The simple solution is add protection to your lights as you would your paint. Any wax or sealant or coating will prevent the damage from occurring as it does on paint or plastics. 

A cheap Detail is never good and a good Detail is never cheap!
10 Aug

A cheap Detail is never good and a good Detail is never cheap!

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As they say in our industry "a cheap Detail is never good and a good Detail is never cheap". Never a truer word spoken than shown in this picture.

 Incorrect pad/product combinations, poor techniques and not checking the work with a light source leads to poor quality results.  

Is that cheap Detail really worth it.....?

Upgrade your coatings!
20 Jan

Upgrade your coatings!

We have been using Max Protect products and coating for a while now, but those geniuses at Max Protect have brought out a rubber coating now and it is a very impressive product. Previuosly we have been offering a ceramic and glass coating to protect your vehicle but now we can offer this rubber coat, which can be applied to all exterior paint work and trims to keep them in tip top condition for an extended period. The benefit of upgrading to rubber coating is that it is even more minor scratch resistant and even has some self healing properties to help really prevent against that horrible swirl marked look that can occur over time. We have applied this to a handful of clients cars with great results and feedback.

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Nissan GTR M16 the 911 eater!
30 Sep

Nissan GTR M16 the 911 eater!

 

This monster Nissan GTR M16 has had a stage 3 tune and is running at 620BHP! most porsche 911 won't stand a chance. We had the pleasure of working on this car to perform a winter protection, not only is it among the most powerful cars we have worked on this car has to be one of the Karspa's personal favourites....we love the GTR!

 

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