Nothing to polish

Sometimes there’s just nothing left to polish. This is especially true with cars from the 90’s. When the auto industry switched over to water-based clear coat paints, many of the earlier products started to fail before the new-car warranty even expired. The other area which caused problems was in door jams and trunks. The flexible …

Good better best

In a previous blog post, I mentioned that my core service is a detail with ceramic coat, which I offer at three service levels: good, better, and best. Since I’m working mostly with cars that are drivers, it makes no sense to do a concourse-level detail. That said, some cars do need more attention than …

Fender flair repair

As a general rule, I try to do minimally invasive work, only removing enough paint to get the desired level of shine and clarity before coating. But occasionally there isn’t anything to work with as was the case with this fender flair. A good bit of paint was scraped off down to bare metal which …

Leather Refresh

ColourLock LeatherFresh is a good alternative to replacing old tired leather. We can repair small tears as long as they are not along seams as well as deep cracks and creases. It usually takes only a couple of days to refresh both front seats as well as the rear seats. In this case, we had …

Leather steering wheel refresh

Don’t let the condition of your leather steering wheel let down the rest of your interior. You would be surprised by what can be done to extend the life before you need a re-wrap. Here’s a before and after comparison on a BMW E46M3. Depending on the condition of the leather, most wheels can be …

BMW E39 M5 interior refresh

Here’s an example of what we can do for your worn interior. Quality automotive leather is a lot like automotive paint. In addition to keeping it clean and protected, you can also refinish it with the right tools and products. This is an example of using Colourlock LeatherFresh. This project took a couple of days. …

Polishing an icicle

This is a 200K mile X5 we had in the shop this week for a detail and ceramic coating. White paint is tough. You wash it and it looks white. You clay bar it and it looks white. You polish it and your pad is filthy, and it looks white. But then when you ceramic …

Seat color change

BMW E36M3 seats in good condition are getting harder to find. This customer found a good set, but they were in dove gray instead of black. Not a problem. The transformation starts with cleaning and repairing the surface of the leather. Really deep cracks or minor tears are repaired with liquid leather. Before starting the …