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Restorations

Have you considered a colour change for your cherished car or seen the very car you would like to buy, but it is the wrong colour?Consequently, the dismantling and stripping of a car to effect a colour change is relatively straightforward and involves primarily the external trim, glass and bumpers/fenders, the door jams, door surrounds, boot and bonnet apertures.

If your car has weathered gracefully maybe what it now needs is a full bare metal respray to bring it back to that new condition. These we often undertake, and in so doing, will often add thousands to the value of your car.

We can of course also respray any modern car, but because the engine bays and body shell are generally colour matched to the cars original colour, a colour change is significantly more involved and complicated and hence expensive to undertake. Nothing is impossible however.

Stone chip Rectification and “Smart Repairs”

Whether a classic or modern car, is impossible to avoid the inevitable stone chip and those often infuriating dings from someone carelessly opening doors and brushing against it with the supermarket trolley. Minor dings can often be rectified without any need for refinishing the panel concerned and at a fraction of the cost that would otherwise be involved. There are a whole series of “Smart Repairs” that we can bring to bear to rectify such minor damage economically and quickly.

The key to all this is the ability to paint match, and for this we have the latest computer based technology, skill and experience, together with an enormous selection of paint codes for just about every standard colour that has ever been used. Even old and faded paint presents few significant colour-matching problems for us.

Trimming Services

Often, just cleaning, feeding and colour matching old and faded leather will transform the look and feel of a car’s interior trim. Are the carpets well past their prime? Does the car need a new headlining as the old one is torn, stretched and sad looking. Dealing with such requests is routine for us. Again, because we know every car is slightly different, we individually fit carpets and any trim to your car, thus ensuing that the carpet is a perfect fit every time. We always out of choice use the best quality carpet. However, quite frequently carpets that are prepared to a pattern don’t fit properly and with the best will in the world, this will be enough to spoil the interior, causing disappointment and frustration.

Perhaps you would like to replace all the old and torn leather. Again, this is a routine task for us. Regrettably, the old Connelly leather finishes are no longer available, but we do use the finest. However, if the customer wishes otherwise, we can source leather from many other sources, within the UK or Europe. New leather trim is then expertly fitted, using new chromed and stainless fastenings where appropriate.

We are also often requested to fit replacement windscreens and heated rear windows etc, replace seals, deal with water leaks and generally tidy the external trim. These are carried out routinely as a part of the services we offer to any car owner, new or old.

Re-chroming Services

Arranging for bumpers, window trims etc to be re-chromed comes as part of the routine services that we offer. The standard of chrome and the hand finishing needed to obtain the finest quality is what we strive for and we hope, achieve.

General Chassis Repairs

Whether a Mercedes 280 SL Pagoda or a Porsche 356 all are subject to corrosion and will after time require attention. The key to replacing steel sections be they sills, cross members, suspension mountings etc are retention of the correct alignment and ensuring that the underlying structure is correctly and fully repaired. The key elements in all this are:

  • Accurate jigging to eliminate any possible distortion and misalignment.
  • Using steel of the correct thickness and quality
  • High quality welding
  • Preformed panels and sections

We have many years of experience so we know how best to go about such repairs quickly and economically and achieve a high quality repair. We are always pleased to offer advice on what may be required and to undertake any repairs that we then fully guarantee.

Under-sealing and Rust Protection

We offer a full anti corrosion treatment. This is achieved by ensuring that every panel we fit is primed and painted prior to fitting. The subsequent panels are then fully and carefully wax protected inside and under-sealed on the outside. Generally such treatment should ensure a decade or more of freedom from any possible corrosion.

Panel repairs and Accident Damage Rectification

We offer a full range of services to deal with any panel repairs and accident damage. We can often approach the insurer on your behalf and arrange where and when appropriate for the use of a loan car while your car is being repaired and for ensuring that the time needed for agreeing any claim can be minimised. Any repairs we undertake are guaranteed as fit for purpose and up to the original manufacturers standards and the quality of finish of the car prior to it being damaged.

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