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I have recently purchased a one-owner 19-year-old Jaguar S-Type in very good condition but do not have garage space for it. Is there a Car Paint Protection firm you can recommend to try to help keep it...
My driver's wing mirror was hit and I ordered a new one. The cover comes primed and I bought the appropriate colour spray from Halfords. Is it okay to spray just using this as it already comes primed?...
A Local Authority vehicle bumped into my eight year old Ford Focus. Their insurer, Zurich, arranged repairs via a Nationwide Repair Centre. The repairs were all to the near-side. While the actual repairs...
I've been looking at wrapping or ceramic polish to preserve my car's paintwork and keep it looking good. Wrapping is pretty pricey, so what do you think of the ceramic polish paint treatment?
What causes the paintwork on a car to fade? Red seems to be particularly bad for this.
I'm due to pick up a new Honda Civic within the next fortnight and the dealer has asked that I consider treating the paintwork and fabric with Supaguard. As the car is being purchased under the Motability...
I'm in the market for a replacement car (secondhand) and the current front runner is a metallic red. I've always understood red paint to be notorious for fading. Recent internet research suggests that...
Is it worth paying £399 for bodywork protection for a new car from Supaguard?
My Fiat Panda went into the Fiat dealer for some warranty work. When I returned to pick it up, someone had scratched from the front drivers door all the way to the back wing. They admitted fault and took...
I intend to buy a new car and keep it for a long time. Please advise which paint colours are the most durable.
 

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