Category Archives: Paintwork Correction

1991 Ferrari Testarossa – Designed by Pininfarina, Detailed by UF

The Ferrari Testarossa 12-cylinder, mid-engine 2-door coupe first appeared at the Paris Motor Show in 1984 and remained in production until 1991. A dazzling white version gained fame as Sonny Crockett’s choice of transport in the hugely popular Miami Vice series (replacing the Ferrari Daytona replica). A generation of budding petrol heads grew up dreaming […]

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Volkswagen Polo BlueGT: The Argument For Using A Ceramic Sealant

The Volkswagen Polo BlueGT is VW’s attempt at combining superb fuel economy with a jaunty ride. It uses the same four-cylinder engine as can be found in the Mk7 Golf, but as the Polo is lighter, the small 1.4-litre turbo engine does feel remarkably punchy. Clever technology means the engine automatically switches between running on four […]

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Restoring An Iconic British Motoring Legend – The Lotus Carlton

The Vauxhall Lotus Carlton outwardly looks like a standard family saloon. However, the Lotus designation indicates this model has been upgraded by Lotus to be a 177 mph (285 km/h) sports saloon with impressive acceleration capabilities that equalled the supercars of the era. Outwardly there is little to distinguish it from the standard Vauxhall Carlton […]

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Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X FQ-300 – The Evolution Of Protection

The Mitsubishi Evolution brought boy (or girl) racers out of boyhood and into man (or woman) hood. Chances are, if you had a Peugeot 205 GTi or a souped up Nova in your misspent youth, you probably own, have owned or at the very least, wanted to own an Evo when you ‘grew up’. The […]

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Ex-Works Ford Escort Twin Cam Mk1 – Prepared In Honour Of Jean Todt

The Ford Escort Twin Cam Mk1 is instantly one of the most recognisable cars, particularly for Blue Oval fans or followers of rallying. This particular 1968 Ex-Works Ford Escort Twin Cam Mk1, with the registration BEV 782G, has particular pedigree. Prepared at the Ford Performance Centre at Boreham Airfield for entry in the 1969 Monte […]

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Jensen Interceptor Mk 1 Made Ready For Chantilly Arts & Elegance Show

The Jensen Interceptor is a sporting GT-class car, hand-built in West Bromwich, West Midlands over a decade between 1966 and 1976. Featuring a body styling designed by Italian coachbuilders, Carrozzeria Touring, and a Chrysler V8 engine, it had elegant and luxurious touches such as electric windows, a wood-rimmed steering wheel, reclining front seats, twin speakers […]

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Paint And Leather Restoration For A Timeless Aston Martin DB9

When you love your car, seeing the damage inflicted by regular use, especially when it’s unprotected, can be upsetting as well as impacting on the potential resale value. The owner of this 2005 Aston Martin DB9 was in just that situation: the Onyx metallic black paintwork was covered in wash swirls and other blemishes, whilst […]

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1969 Aston Martin DBS Protected With Swissvax Best Of Show

The Aston Martin DBS is a grand tourer manufactured between 1967 and 1972. Originally intended as a successor to the DB6, both models ran concurrently for the first three years, during which time the DBS featured as George Lazenby’s 007 car in ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’. Featuring a straight six engine, the DBS was meant […]

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Performance Blue Paintwork Restored On A Mk2 Ford Focus RS

The Mk2 Focus RS relit the fire for the Ford RS brand. The front wheel drive configuration with an upgraded Duratec ST engine is capable of achieving 0-62 mph in 5.9 seconds, but what’s really impressive is how it covers a kilometre in 25.4 seconds – from a standstill. Small wonder then, Ford UK claims the […]

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Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Made Show-Ready With Kamikaze Collection Infinity Wax – Part 2

Last week’s blog covered Part 1 of an extensive show car preparation on a Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth. This week the story continues! Having removed the deeper scratches from the soft, solid black paintwork, the next stage was finishing. Every section of the car was polished including the bonnet, boot and door shuts. Using a […]

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