Archive for the ‘Car paint glaze’ Category

Supermarket car wash damaged car

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

A driver from Workington has told of his despair after a supermarket car wash damaged a car bought for him as a birthday present.

Paul Hodgson went the wash at Morrisons and expected it to come out slick and shining.

However, the washing mechanism malfunctioned and ripped the rear spoiler off his car, leaving with him with a bill for £400.

He told the News and Star newspaper: “The first time through the wash stopped and someone fixed it. Then the next time it jammed under the back of my car and ripped the spoiler off."

Mr Hodgson complained to the store but had the phone put down on him.

Morrisons has since stated that it is discussing the matter with its insurers.

Damage from car washes are seemingly common. Last year Sainsbury's came under fire when one of their car wash sites caused more than £4000 worth of damage Mercedes 4×4.

Surely a safer measure is to wash your vehicle by hand using the best car shampoo and microfiber cloths.

Posted by Simone Williams

Car exterior care ‘is a rewarding activity’

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Using car exterior care products such as clay bars, car glazes and insect and tar removers is a rewarding experience for drivers as well as being beneficial to the vehicle itself.

Writing for the Leader, The Car Clinic's Tony Banham said that sunlight, contaminants and other substances can dull the paint and leave the whole car looking tired and unloved.

He stated that vehicles must be treated with respect and that car exterior cleaning will not only benefit people in the short term, it could help make them some money when they sell the car in the future.

"No paintwork will remain glossy if it is neglected and exposed to environmental contamination. Proper paint care is one of the most rewarding activities you can do for your car," Mr Banham added.

Natalie Grimshare, a spokesperson for Diamond, made a similar point recently and suggested that increasing numbers of women are taking a greater interest in car exterior care.

Posted by Anne Simpson