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Last week saw Part I of the cosmetic restoration of a 2005 Bentley Flying Spur. In Part 2, the restoration is completed, inside and out, and all surfaces of the Flying Spur protected using the most advanced nano-sealant technologies available.

The interior of the car was vacuumed thoroughly to remove loose debris. The Saddle and Burnt Oak leather upholstery was cleaned using Colourlock Mild Leather Cleaner. This is applied using a sponge, then worked into the grain using a leather brush, lifting dirt out from the fibres of the material. The area is then wiped with a soft microfibre cloth and allowed to dry. Kamikaze Collection Musashi Leather Coat was applied to protect the cleaned leather.
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Bentley is a marque synonymous with luxury and class, and the Flying Spur doesn’t fail to deliver the qualities Bentley is so famous for. Introduced as a four-door successor to the Continental GT, the Flying Spur manages to retain some of the sporting feel whilst providing limousine style comfort.

That it’s a big, heavy car cannot be denied; riding on a steel chassis the Flying Spur tops the scales at 2515 kg (two and a half tonnes in old money) with a full tank but minus passengers. Remarkably, the unique, twin-turbo 6.0-litre W12 engine manages to power the Flying Spur from 0-60 mph in just 5 seconds, achieves 0-100 mph in 12.8 seconds and 0-140 mph in 27.7 seconds. It has a top speed of 194 mph, but for the driver, perhaps the most enjoyable feature is the manner in which the Flying Spur really does fly, with Bentley understated style, past the 130, 140, 150 and 160 mph marks on the speedometer. Not, of course, that many drivers will have the opportunity to enjoy such a view! Reassuringly, the standard cast iron brakes have a remarkable ability to resist fade…

Happily, and perhaps expectedly, the Flying Spur boasts excellent stability as a result of Bentley’s attention to the aerodynamics, specifically to allow for the high-speed capability. The adjustable damping gives passengers the option to choose from five settings, balancing sporty handling with comfort.

The owner of this Flying Spur is a self-confessed automotive enthusiast and describes himself as a discerning collector of cars. This particular example attracted his attention because it was mechanically sound and with an unusually (for the year) low-mileage. However, on close inspection he noted a number of cosmetic issues that would need resolving to satisfy his attention to detail. Having previously visited UF Studio, he was confident he knew the remedy! Wanting the very best for this impressive car, he booked it in for a full suite of detailing treatments: Leather Protection, Glass Protection, Alloy Wheel Sealant along with multi-stage machine polishing for the Midnight Emerald paint which was then to be protected with Kamikaze Collection ENREI.
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This 2018 AstonMartin #Vantage presented with a variety of cosmetic issues. It’s an iconically beautiful car, but the overall condition really wasn’t doing it justice. A 2-Stage Gloss Enhancement would rectify that. Full story in the week UF car care blog http://bit.ly/2AjkyMK
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Based on a E46 3-series BMW, the ALPINA B3 3.3 Cabrio that arrived at UF Studio had been fully restored by its current owner since he acquired it in 2014. Attention had been paid to every detail, including a new set of decals to set off the lines of the car. However, wash swirls were detracting from the vibrancy of the paint colour, now dull and hazy, so the owner decided a 2-Stage Gloss Enhancement was due. http://bit.ly/2CAw1sU
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Representing a significant investment as well as being a highly visible part of his business, the owner of this new Discovery Commercial S was keen to ensure it looked the part and was easy to maintain inside and out. #NewCarProtection #Detailing #Gtechniq http://bit.ly/2DhlkMD
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The Cayenne is Porsche’s answer to the SUV market and on its release in 2003, marked a significant departure from Porsche’s trademark sports car designs. Exceeding all expectations, the second-generation Cayenne arrived in 2011 and benefited from several modifications including LED daytime running lights, tailgate tail lights and a more exaggerated slanting roof-line for improved aerodynamics. Added to this, the facelift version is almost 250 kg lighter than the first generation, due to extensive use of aluminium and magnesium, and the combined result increases fuel efficiency – in case any owner was particularly concerned about such things! The interior too was redesigned, borrowing heavily from the newly released 4-door Panamera, another departure from the Porsche norm.

When it comes to action, the Cayenne is a remarkably assured, sporty SUV, with the 3.0 V6 diesel engine producing 258 bhp and 580 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm. An eight-speed automatic gearbox pulls easily through the range, whilst ESP sensors send stop signals to individual wheels seeking traction, helping keep all wheels on the road during inclement weather conditions. Although sitting lower than the first generation, the Cayenne still provides excellent wading height making this a usable 4×4 as well as a comfortable indulgence.

The owner of this 2016 Cayenne had acquired it some four months previously. As a Porsche fan whose career involves a great deal of travelling on the continent, the Cayenne seemed the obvious choice for all those motorway miles. Particular about the appearance of his vehicle, when strong sunlight showed the paintwork to be covered in swirls and scratches with a distinctly hazy appearance, he arranged to bring the car to UF Studio for a number of restorative detailing services including intensive machine polishing. Keen to ensure every surface of the vehicle was protected, he also opted for Alloy Wheel Armour, glass treatment, and for the fabric and leather to be deep cleaned and sealed.
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In Restored and Protected – Part I we highlighted the multi-stage machine polishing required to remove serious defects from the Aston Martin’s paint and it was now ready to have paint protection film (PPF) strategically installed on the car prior to the remaining paintwork, wheels and glass being ceramic coated.

XPEL’s specialist software creates highly customised patterns for precise coverage and they carry the patterns for many thousands of cars. ULTIMATE PLUS is the most advanced PPF available and uses special elastomeric polymer technology. A true self-healing film, it repairs itself from small scratches and swirls with the application of heat – either hot water, sunshine or a heat gun. It protects paintwork from gravel rash, rock pebbling, and the corrosive action of salt, bug remains and bird droppings. In addition, the film’s super slick surface inhibits contamination settling thus preventing it from becoming stained. Engineered to resist UV rays, unlike many PPFs, ULTIMATE PLUS does not become yellowed with exposure. The film can be stretched and compressed to follow the contours of the vehicle precisely, ensuring the finish is perfectly clear, free from wrinkles and ripples and therefore with no obvious seams. For customer peace of mind, ULTIMATE PLUS carries a ten-year warranty.
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The owner of this Vantage is a true enthusiast of the marque. Having traded in his older version (on a ’59 plate) he purchased this late 2016 model around two months prior to booking it into UF Studio. Initially, the paintwork had looked impressive at the dealership, but swirls and scratches were immediately noticeable as soon as it was brought into direct sunlight.

Direct sunlight shows every blemish in paintwork, it’s very unforgiving, especially on black paintwork. It’s why the detailing lights we use in the studio are daylight emulating so we can take note of every blemish that needs to be corrected. – Matt Back, Master Detailer, UF Studio

Booked into UF Studio for Paint Correction to take care of the myriad of wash swirls and deep scratches which were dulling the gloss and impacting the appearance of the Vantage, the owner also took the opportunity to have the glass and wheels protected with a hydrophobic coating. In addition, he opted to have XPEL ULTIMATE Plus Paint Protection Film (PPF) strategically applied to the Vantage to protect it against stone chips.
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Winter is approaching – we’ve already experienced frosty mornings recently and talk of this summer’s heatwave has already given way to memories of the dreaded Beast from the East.

But for car care enthusiasts, or simply those who love their cars, the winter is about more than blizzards, dark nights and darker mornings. Keeping your car clean during the winter presents a different set of challenges to the summer: during the summer, bug squash, tree sap and even Saharan dust are the main elements to contend with. During winter, the principal issues are the salt and grit combination used to keep roads ice-free, and the freezing (or sub-freezing) temperatures which adhere any waterborne contamination to the car’s surfaces. Salt is notoriously corrosive and it’s not only the residue that causes damage: as snow and ice melt, the salt becomes mixed into the slush resulting in a mixture that is easily splattered onto each surface of the car. Should temperatures drop further, the slushy mix refreezes, bonding to the car with the potential to corrode surfaces.

Therefore regular maintenance washing during the colder months is essential in order to remove these harmful elements and help preserve your car’s cosmetic appearance.
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The owner of this 2016 Defender is both a lover of the model and a car care enthusiast. Consequently, although the Defender is used in the capacity for which it was designed, it is also well cared for. However, keen to make the maintenance work easier, the owner decided to invest in having the Defender professionally detailed to remove scratches and wash swirls before having a protective ceramic coating applied to the paintwork and wheels.

The first step, when the Defender arrived, was to thoroughly decontaminate and clean it.

A true off-roader such as the Defender presents some different challenges to regular vehicles, or even to other SUVs. Designed to drive through relatively high-water levels, the bumpers and bodywork have holes to allow the water to flow through with minimum resistance. The suspension and undercarriage are exposed so they collect dirt easily. All these areas, therefore, have to be thoroughly cleaned to prevent dirty water dripping during the detailing process. – Matt Back, Master Detailer, UF Studio
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