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Water leaks in Cars - Leak Detection

Leaky roofs and sun roofs? We can help find and fix.

Valeting for Used Car Buyers

how you can make a used car look like a new car.

Valeting for New Car Buyers

to protect your investment, keep it looking new.

Valeting for those Selling a Car - pre-sales

how preparation helps you get more money for your car.

Prep for Lease and Contract Hire Cars

Our Valet and Smart Repair Services help you avoid refurbishment re-charges. Lease Return Guide - Essential reading!

Luxury and Sports Cars

A range of specialist services to look after your pride and joy.

Specialist Valeting Services

the most comprehensive range of valet services in the UK.

Fire & Flood Restoration

special services including odour kill.

Commercial Vehicle Valeting

Get more miles out of your fleet. Save your company money

Car Preparation for Export or Storage

cleaning, disinfecting, protecting, making safe.

Paint Sealants

Protection makes your car easier to clean and stay younger for longer.

Smart Repair

Small to medium repair techniques, cheaper than bodyshop repairs.

Leather Connolising

Refinishing for discoloured, stained, worn and scuffed leather.

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Hi there, Please find attached pictures of a VW leather/vinyl seat that needs repairing. I look forward to receiving your quote... [more]
I need my rear offside wing to have dents taken out as well as below my c pillar. Car was vandalised by drunken youths on Thursday evening last week in central london... [more]
Is this dent to the rear nearside wing of my A3 suitable for paintless dent repair? It is in the form of a crease about 180mm long with no paint damage... [more]
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Rain water leaking into a car car ~ The Renault Clio is well know for leaks, usually it's the sun roof, but this example had a different problem. We set about trying to find why water was leaking into the car and soaking the carpets.

Rain water leaking into a car car

What to do when you have spilt paint in your car ~ Using wet towels to keep the paint from drying will make a clean-up easier. Once the spilt paint has dried everything becomes so much harder, parts may need replacing and these could take a long time to arrive.

What to do when you have spilt paint in your car

Paint Spillage and Insurance Claims ~ Many paint spillages can be cleaned up for less that the cost of your insurance exess, but it may be worth calling them anyway to let them know what is going and keep you option open. Either way if you bring your car to us we will get to work straight away meaning you will get your car back far more quickly than you would making a normal insurance claim.

Paint Spillage and Insurance Claims

D.I.Y. Car Paint Spillage Clean ~ If the paint is water based emulsion, then it is possible to clean up a paint spillage by mopping up, then slowly diluting and vacuum up the paint.

D.I.Y. Car Paint Spillage Clean

Supagard Fabric Protection ~ This video demonstrates how Supagard Fabric Protector will protect a card made from thick blotting paper. We dip it in coffee and stomp on it in a puddle.

Supagard Fabric Protection

Removing Cigarette Smoke Smell from a Car ~ This video shows us using a fogging machine as part of the process of removing the odour of cigarette smoke from this BMW. We use 'pairing', whereby we add a smell which instead of masking the odour, combines with it to make a slightly different smell.

Removing Cigarette Smoke Smell from a Car

Why people end up paying recharge bills for damage ~ The things that catch people out when they return a lease car. We talked to over 30 lease company and fleet managers, asking them what drivers normally get charged for.

Why people end up paying recharge bills for damage
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Returning a Leased Car? You probably know that it needs to be returned in a good condition, and you probably know you will be charged if you don't -- but do you know all the ins-and-outs of lease return or where to get the work done?
Our lease return service takes all the hassle out of returning a lease car. We do an inspection at find all the problems, we then advice you of the best ways of dealing with them. And most of the problems can be fixed right here at Clean Image.

Odour Removal - Smoke odours, damp and mould, spilt milk, Indian take-aways, petrol and pet smells. There are many things that can cause your car to pen and ink. We can remove these odours by means of special chemical treatments or enzymes -- we don't mask odour, we remove it.

Car Scratch Repair We can remove all kinds of scratches from those light swirl marks, to deep gouges on the corners of bumpers. Some scratches polish out, while others need filling and painting, but rest assured we have a service to remove your scratch.

Stone Chip Repair Cars that do lots of motorway miles can pick up dozens, if not hundred of stone chips. Each chip in it's self is usually so small that people tend to overlook this kind of damage and just accept it as inevitable. But having stone chips repaired with the correctly matched paint can make a dramatic difference to the appearance of your car.
Chips can also lead to rust which can be the beginning of the end for your car - so even one should be viewed as a problem that needs addressing - read our stone chip article.

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment A good car can really be let down by scuffed, tarnished and tatty wheels. Replacing a whole alloy wheel can cost hundreds of but refurbishment can be done at a fraction of the cost.

Leather Repair and Recolouring
This is an unusual service which is in high demand on executive cars, we offer repair and recolouring using only original Connolly techniques and materials, making our repairs more hardwearing than modern methods.
Special Offer - Leather fragrance treatment. See our special offers page.

Valeting & Car Care Trade secrets - Tip of the Day
Car Survival Kit - The chances of being trapped in a snow drift for several days are pretty slim in Britain, but a car survival kit can help protect your car from bargains! Are the kind of person that pops out for a loaf of bread and comes home with bedding plants and a gazebo? If you are, the we strongly recommend that you find space in the boot of your car for the following items: a couple of black bin liners, some plastic sheeting, an old towel and a travel blanket. It seems that on the first few hot and sunny days of the year, lots of you rush down to B&Q and buy yourselves house paint or fence paint, and this is when disaster strikes for a great many people! Paint tins are not vacuum sealed, they contain air, and you take the tin from a cool air conditioned building and place it in a hot car. The air and paint expands and there is a good chance that the lid will pop off before you manage to get home. During the spring and early summer, we see as many as 3 cars a week with boots or foot wells full of paint, varnish, lacquer and wood stain!

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