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I am buying a new car and all dealers want to sell me aftermarket paint protection at what seems a substantial amount - often around £350. Whereas I do not mind paying for the service of having my new...
Where can I find the colour code for my 1995 Peugeot Boxer van? I have looked under the struts and under the bonnet. The van is down as red in the log book, but it is a maroon colour. I have been to an...
I have a six-year-old Audi A4, which is a super car. Unfortunately I have a major problem with the paintwork. For some reason the lacquer is peeling away and not just from one area. It is flaking off the...
I would appreciate your advice on the best polish for my nearly new Civic S with metallic black paint that seems to chip and mark fairly easily. It is not something that I have experience before with previous...
I would appreciate advice on maintenance of new car bodywork/what product(s)would you recommend to build up a barrier on paintwork to help withstand chips/weather etc. How best to apply and how often? Lastly,...
Can you recommend any paint treatments or companies that do it? I was told by my Honda dealer that my Jazz will be made in Japan. It Now appears that it will be made here. Do I need to be concerned about...
On 1st September I took delivery of a new Fiesta Zetec 5-dr from Vospers of Truro - supplied under the scrappage scheme. I pointed out that unlike any of the showroom or forecourt models my car appeared...
What should I do to maximise the life (and resale value) of my new car (a 3 year old Z4M roadster)? It will be kept outside on a driveway frequented by loose-bowelled birds. What car covers do you recommend...
Today I paid the deposit on a new SEAT Alhambra 2.0 TDi Stylance, after getting what I thought was a good deal. £19,000, gross. £16,321.74 net. I paid cash, no trade in. I couldn't buy over the internet,...
I have a 2002 Toyota Yaris 1.0 VVTi that is chilli red in colour. Over the past couple of years I've noticed the paint colour slowly fade and become dull, and now it is beginning to peel off, but only...
 

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