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Car Detailing and Paint Correction Specialists

Now based in Essex, but still covering the South of England, Cambridge Autogleam is a detailing company established in 2005 that is run by a true car enthusiast with a critical eye for detail. Using careful paint correction techniques and tried and tested protective coatings, we produce and maintain a flawless finish. We operate a fully mobile service and from August 2015 you can now drop your car with us for detailing, wheel refurbishing and paintless dent removal.

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About Us

Our History

Cambridge Autogleam was started by Nathan Willits, a true car enthusiast who has always taken pride in detailing his own cars. Nathan obsession with perfection started in 2000 with his first car, a 1990 Honda CRX, which even following a full respray was still a little way off looking as shiny as Nathan had hoped. The following three days were spent re polishing the entire car by hand, cleaning and dressing all the trims properly and lovingly waxing the paint. Looking back now Nathan can see that it probably wasn’t his greatest job and thankfully he has since learnt how to skilfully machine polish the paint, but the seed had been planted and over the next few years Nathan’s experience grew as he cleaned and polished his way through friends and families cars. At the end of 2005 Nathan started Cambridge Autogleam as a mobile valeting service, but within a year it had quickly changed into a well respected detailing company offering fellow car enthusiasts who expect that little bit extra, Nathan’s personal and professional service.

Despite the flurry of new detailing companies in recent years, whether they be new start ups or valeting companies quickly rebranding themselves as detailing specialists, Cambridge Autogleam has continued to prove themselves as one of the best and most trusted detailing companies in the UK and with very little advertising, has thrived on the excellent word of mouth recommendations of their loyal customer base.

Cambridge Autogleam is not associated with any specific brand meaning they are not tied by any contracts and therefore can apply any of a number of high end premium products to your car to achieve the best possible finish without compromise.

Nathan Willits, Founder & Head Detailer

Nathan Willits

Founder & Head Detailer

Nathan grew up in Cambridge and after a few years in sales and then working on IT projects for a government department he started Cambridge Autogleam. To turn his hobby into a career, Nathan has spent many hours testing methods and products on sample panels and learning all that is possible to know about paint correction. This dedication can clearly be seen in the quality of finish he achieves with many customers commenting ‘Wow.. that looks better than when it was new’. Nathan is a true petrol head and his passion for his work is evident in his work ethic, often working late into the night and treating each car as he would if it were his own. Away from detailing, he enjoys go-karting and snowboarding.

Matteo Macchi, Detailer

Matteo Macchi

Detailer

Matteo grew up in Italy near Lake Garda. He joined Cambridge Autogleam in early 2014 after moving to the UK and, after initially working under the close watchful eye of Nathan, has quickly proven himself an excellent detailer and is already a valuable asset. Currently, Matteo only ever works alongside Nathan although this is purely due to logistics rather than Matteo’s ability. Away from detailing, he enjoys football and going to the gym.

Why choose us?

A car is often the second biggest investment you will make with many prestige cars costing in excess of £100,000. With the resale value of any vehicle based not only on its age or how many dealer stamps are in the log book, but also on the condition and aesthetics of the car, does a drive through car wash, or even a bucket and sponge on a Saturday afternoon do it justice?

Without the skill, time, products or even the desire to spend hours washing, polishing and caring for your car yourself, you may be looking for a better service than the high volume, low quality valeting centers that now occupy the UKs old petrol stations can offer. You may be looking towards one of the increasing number of detailing companies that offer the quality of finish your car deserves.

An increasing number of people as well are now using us to prepare their brand new cars. For years car dealerships have offered a paint protection system that claims to protect the cars paint for 5-10 years. The sad reality is that these are very cheap products and we have seen first hand how quickly and poorly they are applied by the dealerships in house valeters, often taking less than 1 hour. During the rushed application unsightly swirls are easily put into the cars paint and when the correct application guidelines are not followed the sealant will not last as long as the dealers claim. For around the same price as the dealership will charge, we will spend around 6-8 hours carefully checking the cars paint and correcting any areas that may have been marked during transportation or PDI, and then carefully applying a long life sealant to the paint, rain repellant to the glass and liquid repellant to the interior fabrics. The result is a car that looks as a new car should and is properly protected from the elements.

We at Cambridge Autogleam believe we are among the best of the best in the UK when it comes to offering a paint correction and high quality paint protection service. We hope that by browsing through our detailed portfolio and our testimonials, you will believe this too.

How and where we operate

Having got married in 2013, Nathan is now based in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex, but he regularly travels back to Cambridge to service his loyal customer base. Although the majority of our work is within 60 miles of these locations, we have worked on small private car collections as far away as Cardiff, Bristol and Edinburgh so please feel free to contact us from anywhere in the UK for a quote.

Although the Used Car Protection Detail and the Top-Up detail could be performed outdoors weather permitting, we do prefer to work indoors. This ensures we are not affected by weather related obstacles such as dust blowing onto the car or the panels getting either damp or extremely hot. Due to the lighting conditions needed for the Enhancement detail and the Paint Correction detail we can only offer this service for indoor bookings.

Being mobile means we can keep our costs competitive and offer maximum convenience. All we need is an electricity and water supply and off road or indoor space with ample room around the car to work.

New from August 2015, if you do not have any suitable indoor space of your own you can now drop your car off at one of our working partners garages in Southend, Cambridge or Tring. We will meet you there and you can leave you car in our care allowing us to carry out the detailing work in an ideal indoor environment. Please get in touch for more details.

Travel is charged at a modest 35p per mile for the round trip from SS0.

The best methods of payment are Bank Transfer, Cash or PAYM. We can accept Credit / Debit cards with a small additional charge.



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Services

Please click on our service offerings below to view more detail and do not hesitate to contact us if you are unsure which service option would best suit your requirements.

Used Car Protection Detail

6 - 8 hrs

Although our entry level service takes less time and is cheaper than our Enhancement and Full Correction details where we use a machine polisher, this Protection Detail will still greatly improve the look of your car by deep cleaning and protecting every surface. We first thoroughly but safely wash and decontaminate the car. We then apply a cleansing glaze to the paint that not only deep cleans but also leaves a thin layer of masking fillers that greatly enhance the surface gloss. When locked in with the final protective layer of wax or sealant, the overall improved appearance and protection lasts up to 6 months.

To complete the process the glass is treated with rain repellant, engine bay, tyres and exterior plastics dressed and the exhaust tips are polished. Finally the interior is cleaned and any leather present is conditioned.

This detail is perfect for a daily drive car where paint correction is not as important or for making a car you are planning to sell stand out from the crowd.

Hatchback

£26000
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Medium Saloon

£30000
  • +£10 surcharge on extras

Large Saloon / 4x4

£34000
  • +£20 surcharge on extras
Optional Extras
  • 2nd layer of sealant or wax applied for added gloss and durability: £50
  • Upgrade to Wolfs Bodyguard sealant for up to 12 months protection: £70
  • Wheel removal for deep cleaning and protection of inner wheel, brake caliper and arch: £120
Full Process
  • Each wheel is cleaned and rinsed one by one with safe acid free chemicals so as not to tarnish brake components
  • A pre-wash solution is applied to the entire vehicle, left to dwell to aid removal of road grime and loose dirt, then pressure rinsed
  • The engine bay on modern cars is washed at this stage
  • The bodywork is shampooed using a 2 bucket method, rinsed and dried
  • The paintwork is decontaminated using clay and tar / iron dissolving chemicals to leave a perfectly smooth surface
  • All painted surfaces are hand cleansed to both mask minor paint defect such as light swirls, and to prepare the surface for the protective layer
  • One coat of wax or sealant is applied to all painted surfaces
  • The arches, engine bay, tyres and other external plastics are dressed / protected and the exhaust tips are polished
  • The interior is cleaned and any leather is conditioned
  • All interior / exterior glass is cleaned and exterior glass is treated with rain repellant

New Car Protection Detail

7 - 9 hrs

New cars are unfortunately rarely delivered with perfect paint, especially hand painted and hand finished cars like Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lamborghini etc. Despite their clever marketing photos showing men in white gloves checking the cars in high-tech light tunnels, we regularly see brand new cars from these marques with sanding and polishing marks highly visible. In other instances and regardless of the make of car, outdoor storage conditions, transportation damage or poor preparation pre-delivery can also leave a car needing skillful work to ensure it is in perfect condition for your collection.

These defects are normally ignored by dealers who view a newly delivered car as already perfect. The dealer will then normally try to sell you a 'lifetime' protection package that cost them very little and is applied quickly and with little care. Applied poorly, the application can cause more damage to the paint meaning your new car is handed to you looking like its already seen numerous poor hand car washes. To make matters worse the 'lifetime' protection rarely lasts for the quoted duration.

For a similar price to what the dealers will charge for this poor service, you can instead let us properly inspect your new cars paint, machine correct any localised areas that require it, apply a quality sealant or wax that gives a realistic and honest level of 4-6 months protection and hand the car to you in the best possible condition.

Rain repellant is applied to the glass, Wheel sealant applied to the wheel faces and Liquid repellant applied to interior fabrics with this detail.

Hatchback

£30000
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Medium Saloon

£34000
  • +£10 surcharge on extras

Large Saloon / 4x4

£38000
  • +£20 surcharge on extras
Optional Extras
  • Second layer of sealant or wax applied for added gloss and durability: £50
  • Upgrade to Wolfs Bodyguard sealant for up to 12 months protection: £70
  • Upgrade to Gtechniq Exo sealant for up to 18 months protection: £120
  • Add wheel removal for protection of inner wheel and brake caliper: £100
Full Process
  • When required the wash process as described in the Used Car Protection Detail will be carried out
  • Where required the paintwork is decontaminated using clay and tar / iron dissolving chemicals to leave a perfectly smooth surface
  • The paint is inspected using various lights and any localised defects are corrected by machine polishing. If required, additional paint correction above the included 2 hours will be charged at £40 per hour once approval has been sought from the customer
  • All painted surfaces are cleansed to prepare the surface for the protective layer
  • One coat of wax or sealant is applied to all painted surfaces
  • The arches, engine bay, tyres and other external plastics are dressed / protected
  • The wheel faces are protected with a dedicated wheel sealant
  • Interior fabrics and leather are protected with a liquid repellant
  • All interior / exterior glass is cleaned and exterior glass is treated with rain repellant

Enhancement Detail

12 - 15 hrs

This detail is designed to make a dramatic and lasting improvement to the gloss and shine of poorly maintained paint. Using a single stage paint correction process, fine swirls marks that cause dullness and haze and ultimately rob the paint of its clarity are removed.

Minor Swirls and Paint Haze before polishing
After Single Stage Machine Polishing

After the same wash and decontamination process as a Protection Detail, the paint is given a single stage machine correction using a finishing polish and a soft pad leaving a hi gloss, hologram free finish. Although this is often not enough to remove all the swirl marks in the paint, it does make a dramatic improvement to the paint over and above the Protection Detail by actually removing (rather than just masking) the finer swirl marks, light oxidisation and haze that rob the paint of its clarity. Under close inspection in showroom conditions, deeper marks may remain visible, but in most other lighting conditions, the improvement this detail gives makes it a popular choice for cars that live outside or where cost is an issue and total paint perfection is not required.

Where as the masking / filling products used in the Used Car Protection Detail are a temporary fix that will need repeating over time, machine paint correction lasts for as long as the car is well cared for. Wash you car well and the swirls will not return.

Hatchback

£50000
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Medium Saloon

£55000
  • +£10 surcharge on extras

Large Saloon / 4x4

£60000
  • +£20 surcharge on extras
  • Second layer of sealant or wax applied for added gloss and durability: £50
  • Upgrade to Wolfs Bodyguard sealant for up to 12 months protection: £70
  • Upgrade to Gtechniq Exo sealant for up to 18 months protection: £120
  • Add wheel removal for protection of inner wheel and brake caliper: £100
Full Process

In addition to the tasks outlined in the Used Car Protection Detail the following tasks are carried out:

  • Instead of a hand cleanse, all painted surfaces are given a single stage machine polish to improve surface gloss by removing fine swirls, haze or oxidisation
  • The wheel faces are protected with a dedicated wheel sealant
Please Note:

We may need to carry out this detail over 2 days (especially with larger cars). Once the car is washed it will need to remain indoors and untouched until the process is completed.

For jobs that are booked over consecutive days and where the traveling time is more than 1hr, there may an additional cost for local accommodation or we regularly stay with customers in spare / guest rooms.

For this detail, some super / hyper cars will be classed as a Medium or Large size car regardless of their actual overall size due to the complexity of the panel shape and thus the increase in detailing time

Full Correction Detail

20 - 40 hrs

Despite being the most expensive detail we offer, this is actually the most popular and the cost is often offset with an increase in value or saleability.

This detail is designed to completely restore the gloss and shine of poorly maintained paint to an as new condition, and judging by our customers comments, the finish we achieve is often even better than when the car was first delivered. Using a multiple stage paint correction process, heavy swirl marks, wet sanding marks and other paint defects are removed to leave a flawless finish.

Heavy Swirls and before polishing
After Multi Stage Machine Polishing

After the same wash and decontamination process as a Protection Detail, the paint is given a multiple stage machine correction where we work on a small area of paint at a time, examining it after each polishing phase to make sure we are safely removing as many swirl marks as possible.

During this process we aim to polish out around 95%-100% of the marks in your cars paint, usually with a 2-3 stage machine polishing process that can take 2-4 hours per panel. The finish left from our paint correction detail often needs to be seen to be believed.

Whilst this detail can be carried out at any point in the car's life, it is common for our customers to book it just after buying a used car, to provide that 'new car' experience, or just prior to selling one, to maximise the sales potential. Customer are welcome to use our photos in any sales advert.

As with the Enhancement Detail, the paint correction made in this detail is a long lasting improvement. We can give you tips on products and washing methods that will help ensure you can keep your car looking as good as the day it was detailed.

Hatchback

£80000
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Medium Saloon

£90000
  • +£10 surcharge on extras

Large Saloon / 4x4

£100000
  • +£20 surcharge on extras
Optional Extras
  • Second layer of sealant or wax applied for added gloss and durability: £50
  • Upgrade to Wolfs Bodyguard sealant for up to 12 months protection: £70
  • Upgrade to Gtechniq Exo sealant for up to 18 months protection: £120
  • Add wheel removal for deep cleaning and protection of inner wheel, brake caliper and arch: £120
Full Process

In addition to the tasks outlined in the Used Car Protection Detail the following tasks are carried out:

  • Instead of a hand cleanse, all painted surfaces are given a multi stage machine polish with the aim of removing all paint defects such as heavy swirls, wet sanding marks, minor scratches, bird dropping etching etc.
  • The wheel faces are protected with a dedicated wheel sealant
Please Note:

We may need to carry out this detail over 2-3 days. Once the car is washed it will need to remain indoors and untouched until the process is completed.

For jobs that are booked over consecutive days and where the traveling time is more than 1hr, there may an additional cost for local accommodation or we regularly stay with customers in spare / guest rooms.

For this detail, some super / hyper cars will be classed as a Medium or Large size car regardless of their actual overall size due to the complexity of the panel shape and thus the increase in detailing time

Top-Up Detail

3 - 4 hrs

This top-up service is reserved for existing customers who have already had a Protection, Enhancement or Correction detail but that don't have time or simply don't want to have to worry about the ongoing aesthetic maintenance of their vehicle.

After carefully and thoroughly washing the car we will remove any tar spots that have built up since the last detail before applying another coat of wax or sealant. We will also assess the paint and discuss localised correction of any new paint defects that have occurred since the last detail. The interior is cleaned and any leather is conditioned. The interior and exterior glass is cleaned with the front screen receiving a top up to the rain repellant coating. Finally the exterior dressings are applied to leave the car looking as good as the day it was first detailed.

For cars originally treated with Wolfs or Gtechniq sealants, we can use a special spray top up sealant to help extend the life of the initial coating and to leave a gleaming finish. Alternatively we can apply another full coat of whichever sealant you chose to further extend its durability.

For cars that get regular use it is best this top-up is carried out no more than 4 months after the original detail took place. Any longer than 4 months and your paint may have picked up too many contaminates for the top up to be effective and you would instead be better off choosing our protection detail where we can re cleanse the paint.

Hatchback

£14000
  •  

Medium Saloon

£16000
  • +£10 surcharge on extras

Large Saloon / 4x4

£18000
  • +£20 surcharge on extras
  • Second layer of sealant or wax applied for added gloss and durability: £50
  • Upgrade to Wolfs Bodyguard sealant top-up : £40
  • Upgrade to Gtechniq Exo sealant top up: £100
  • Add wheel removal for protection of inner wheel, brake caliper and arch: £100
Full Process
  • Each wheel is cleaned and rinsed one by one with safe acid free chemicals so as not to tarnish brake components
  • A pre-wash solution is applied to the entire vehicle, left to dwell to aid removal of road grime and loose dirt, then pressure rinsed
  • The engine bay on modern cars is washed at this stage
  • The bodywork is shampooed using a 2 bucket method, rinsed and dried
  • Tar spots are removed with a tar dissolving chemical
  • The bodywork is checked for damage. Any new localised paint defects can be corrected at this stage after discussion with the customer
  • One coat of wax or sealant is applied to all painted surfaces
  • The arches, engine bay, tyres and other external plastics are dressed / protected and the exhaust tips are polished
  • The interior is cleaned and any leather is conditioned
  • All interior / exterior glass is cleaned and the front screen is re-treated with rain repellant

For small sports cars with fabric soft tops, the fabric is lightly cleaned and then protected with a fabric hood protector spray.

Please note the prices are dependant on the vehicle condition not being significantly worse than described and travelling charges are not included.

We are not VAT registered so there is no hidden VAT on any of our displayed prices.

What is detailing?

What's the difference between a valet and a detail?

Where as a valet will generally focus on a quick wash and perhaps some type of spray wax to clean your car and have it looking ‘acceptable’ from a distance, detailing goes far beyond simply cleaning your car. A ‘clean’ car can technically be free of dirt but can still lack that lustrous shine only found in a high quality paint finish. Many quick valets can actually cause more harm than good, often with dirty washing implements being used throughout the day on numerous cars. Poor washing methods with the main aim of speed rather than quality can all too quickly leave your cars paint looking dull and lifeless.

Detailing is more of a careful rejuvenation of every surface of the car, and when coupled with Paint Correction is a process that can completely restore a cars paintwork for a fraction of what a respray would cost. From the wash stage, where every care is taken to ensure we do not damage the paintwork in any way by using a tried and tested pre wash and wash method, through the decontamination stage where we start looking at your paint in more detail, carefully removing tar or sap deposits, onto the cleansing or correction stage (depending on your chosen detail), where the paints depth of shine is improved and finally onto the finishing stage where we can use a number of different carefully chosen protective products the ensure the paint, plastics, rubbers and glass look at their best for as long as possible after detailing.

Perfection however takes time, anywhere from 10-50 hrs, and this coupled with the higher cost of the high quality products we use means that detailing does cost more than a typical valet. With our fixed pricing system though there are no hidden surprises no matter how long the detail actually takes and with most main dealers now charging around £100 per hour for servicing work, we feel we offer excellent value when you also consider that the resale value of any vehicle is affected by its condition and aesthetics.

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What is Paint Cleansing and Paint Correction?

In both the New and Used Car Protection details your cars paint will be cleansed. The products we use vary between details but essentially the cleansing products contain very minor abrasives that can be worked by hand. These do act to very mildly polish the surface but in this instance we are not looking at correcting the paint, rather we are aiming to get it as clean and as smooth as possible ready for the protective finishing layer. For the Used Car Protection detail we will usually use a cleansing product that also fills or masks minor swirls and hazing. This masking effect will last for as long as the protective layer. Usually around 3-6 months depending on the storage conditions and the daily use of the vehicle.

In both the Gloss Enhancement detail and the Paint Correction detail we will use a machine polisher to actually remove a very fine amount of the cars paint and polish past the swirls that rob the paint of its depth and gloss. This is a skilled process and takes time to perfect. Working the polish for too short a time will leave buffer trails and hazy paint as well as not actually removing the original paint defects. Working the polish for too long can lead to the paint overheating, getting too thin and in some extreme cases, burning through to the undercoat. Cambridge Autogleam however have proven time and time again on a variety of different paint types and finishes that we do have the skills required to leave a perfect finish.

After taking digital paint depth readings to ensure there is a safe amount of paint to work with we will select a polish and pad combination from a large range available to us and working on small areas at a time will start correcting the defects in your paint.

For the Gloss Enhancement detail this polish and pad combination will be the strongest we can choose while still finishing down to a refined finish with just one polishing phase per section. While this technique will leave some of the deeper swirl marks, it will typically remove around 40-60% and greatly increase the shine of your paint. The Gloss Enhancement detail would also be ideal if you have previously had your cars paint fully corrected and over 12-24 months some minor marks have crept back into the paint and you would like these removing.

For the more discerning customer, where compromise is not an option, our Paint Correction detail offers around 95-100% paint correction. We will choose a polish and pad combination that is slightly harder and will polish down to some of the deeper marks, all while still checking the paint depths to ensure we are working without endangering the integrity of the paint. After each polishing phase we will examine the paint under various lighting conditions and re polish (when safe to do so) until we are satisfied the finish cannot be improved upon. Once completely corrected we will then swap to a finishing polish and pad and refine the paint even further, giving an unbelievable depth and shine that needs to be seen in the flesh to truly be appreciated. It is not uncommon for customers to exclaim “that looks better than when it was new”.

This Paint Correction process usually removes around 10 microns from the clear lacquer coat from a total of around 130-150 microns on most modern cars and it is this process that provides the greatest improvements to your paint.

How long will freshly corrected paint stay swirl free?

With a careful wash technique there is no limit to how long a car can remain swirl free. There are many cars we look after on a regular basis where the paint is swirl free 2-3 years after the initial Correction Detail. We will happily give you tips on washing methods and products while we are carrying out the detail and we offer our own top up service to help ensure your vehicle will look its very best all year round.

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How long will freshly corrected paint stay swirl-free?

With a careful wash technique there is no limit to how long a car can remain swirl free. There are many cars we look after on a regular basis where the paint is swirl free 2-3 years after the initial Correction Detail. We will happily give you tips on washing methods and products while we are carrying out the detail and we offer our own top up service to help ensure your vehicle will look its very best all year round.

The paint on this Range Rover was displaying signs of heavy swirling having been cleaned in drive through hand car washes all its life. The paint was examined under halogen lighting and the paint depth was digitally measured prior to the polishing stage.
Vulnerable panel or plastic edges were taped up for protection and the paint was polished with a medium - heavy cutting compound and a medium grade pad. This particular car needed 2 phases with this combination, with the paint examined under the lights to determine if all the defects had been corrected after each phase.
Happy that the paint had been sufficiently corrected the same area was then refined with a finer finishing polish and a softer finishing pad, removing any marring marks left from the heavier compound polish. This was again checked under various lighting conditions to ensure that the finish is perfect.
The result and transformation is clear to see. The shine is deeper and the colour is richer as the subtle metallic flake is no longer obscured by the unsightly swirl marks. This photo was taken before any protective finishing product was applied.

Testimonials

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"…a reputation that is well deserved…"

Cambridge Autogleam has a fantastic reputation and one that is well deserved.

Nathan is a pure perfectionist and the quality of finish achieved was second to none. I didn’t think it would be possible but when I returned home from work my GTS looked better than when I collected it from the dealership 3 days before!

It was a pleasure to deal with Nathan, so knowledgeable and a great passion for what he does and that is certainly reflected in his work. Thanks Nathan for such an amazing finish…highly recommended!

P. Carson - London
Porsche 991 GTS

"…delighted with the car…"

Dear Nathan.

I was delighted with the car. Many thanks. It looks almost as good now as it did when I took delivery of it ten years ago. And you can use that as a quote if you wish.

Many thanks for your work

P. Gordon - London
Porsche 996 Turbo

"...I would recommend you to anyone..."

Hi Nathan, Just a note to say thanks for all the detailing work you’ve carried out on my small fleet of cars in the last year or so. Your attention to detail is phenomenal and I’ve learnt that having you carry out a full detail on a car prior to collection/purchase gives real peace of mind and is a real asset. As you know most dealers do not prepare cars (new or old) to the correct standard and skimp on this aspect of the sale. They’ve failed to realise that the majority of owners want to see their new purchase in the best possible condition and presented accordingly.

Your unlimited help and assistance in this area has saved me lots of money compelling dealers to rectify faults on the car that you have found. Invariably when I look around a car prior to purchase I end up missing stuff that then becomes costly or problematic to remedy post collection.

I would recommend you to anyone who is serious about setting and maintaining a high standard for their cars.

Antony Di Blasio - Hertfordshire
Bentley Supersports, Mclaren 12C, BMW X5, Porsche 911, Aston Martin Rapide

"The car truly looks superb - Many thanks!"

Having had my new Ferrari detailed by Nathan a few years ago I knew he'd be the best man for the job of detailing my Bentley. I've owned the Bentley for 8 years and whilst it always looked good I knew it could be a lot better.

After an amazing 35 hours of polishing (but over 3 days, what commitment!) the car truly looks superb. A 16 year old car couldn't be better.

Many thanks Nathan, all the best.

Peter Ratcliff - Leatherhead
Bentley Turbo RT

"Your work far exceeds what the pictures tell you..."

Dear Nathan, Fantastic job, thanks. Of course I was expecting great things with the paint but the one thing I was surprised with was how well the film protection came up, I did think that you were going to tell me it needed to come off.

I too am glad you did our car, your portfolio speaks volumes and you work far exceeds what the pictures tell you. "

Mark, nr Birmingham
Porsche 993 RS

"...I was amazed not only with the quality of the finished product but also how it's made me feel about the cars..."

Thanks Nathan for an amazing detailing job on my Speedster and E30 M3, you really work long & hard hours for your money don't you?! I was amazed not only with the quality of the finished product but also how it's made me feel about the cars - I can't wait to get them out now over the summer and show them off. I will be calling you again.

And cheers for the cleaning product info, I'll get some in and make sure they get some use.. might even treat myself to some of that C1 sealer too, that's incredible stuff..

I'll be getting the Integrale bodywork done in the coming months so will let you know when it's ready for the all-star treatment! Speak soon.

Mat, nr Leicester
Porsche Speedster

"He really does the job better than anyone I have ever seen..."

Hi Nathan - What can I say! It's such a pleasure in meeting a young businessman who takes the utmost pride in his work.

You stayed in our guest quarters for three nights whilst you detailed our new JCW Mini and did your second yearly enhancement detail on my 997 GT3.2. We really didn't know you were there!

It was always going to be interesting watching you work on our cars and was fascinating the sheer time and effort in achieving the amazing results you get through your hard work.

As my white GT3 had a full body Venture shield wrap it was great to see how you treated the film with such care and knowledge. Couldn't believe the colour change you managed to achieve on the white.

Immaculate work, even down to stripping the headlamp washers off the bonnet of the Mini and taking the headlights completely out of the Porsche to get a REAL clean in parts of the car that most people miss. You even took the front and back plates off just so you could access and clean all the bits properly!

If you love your cars don't mess about, it really doesn't get any better than this. Nathan has incredible standards. After owning, cleaning and driving some really beautiful cars over the passed 35yrs I can honestly say that he really does the job better than anyone I have ever seen.

Well done Nathan, it's fantastic to see a nice young guy who gives a damn about his work and can deliver, especially nowadays!

Best regards and see you next year"

Huw Jones, CEO, Finnegan's Food Group
Mini Cooper SJCW

"The results are astonishing!"

Hi Nathan,

Many thanks indeed for the work you did Saturday. Never before have I seen such hard work for such a long time – 13 hours you spent labouring over that car! The results are astonishing they really are and far exceed even the high expectations I had before you arrived.

Furthermore the expert analysis you gave of my car’s paintwork panel by panel, inch by inch, was extremely informative and gives me some excellent provenance to add to the file when I eventually sell the car. This information on its own could pay back the cost of the work.

Thanks again

Andy Daines
Porsche 996 GT2

"His attention to detail is second to none"

Upon collecting my new JCW WC50 it was clear from the word go that I would require Nathans help; multiple buffer trails and swirling making the new cars' paint look very dull. Having used Nathans services on my two previous cars I knew I would not be disappointed with his work.

Nathan arrived on time as arranged and got started straight away; after 13 hours work the end result is stunning. I did not believe the transformation was possible, I know it has been said before but my car never looked so good! Nathan is more than happy to discuss your individual needs and to pass on tips to help maintain the new shine he has so carefully applied to your pride and joy; his attention to detail is second to none.

If you are looking for someone to restore your car to its former glory or to simply add that extra shine then look no further, some words of warning though - Book early; with work of such a high standard Nathan is always in great demand.

Garry, Tunbridge Wells
Mini Cooper JCW WC50

I knew instantly that he was the kind of detailer that I wanted to work on my GT3..."

I saw an example of Nathan’s work on one of the car forums and was immediately impressed, after speaking with Nathan by phone I knew instantly that he was the kind of detailer that I wanted to work on my GT3. I had to wait a few months as I live miles away from Nathan, it was well worth the wait. Nathan stayed with us for two nights, working late into the night and starting early in the morning to detail my car and my wife’s newly repainted MX5. Both looked stunning after he had finished. Nathan was keen to show me what he was doing at each stage so that I could see how each part of the process built up to the final, stunning, finished coat. Highly recommended!

Robert, nr Hull
Porsche 997 GT3 3.8

"The finish is perfect and the whole car looks amazing..."

Hi Nathan,

Thanks again for your work, the finish is perfect and the whole family thinks the car looks amazing. I chose you because I think you're one of the best detailers in the UK and your work today as always seems to speak for itself. Hope to use your services again soon.

Thanks

E.Hoskins
Aston Martin Rapide

"I can't say enough good things about his work..."

I've had to wait 4 months for Nathan at Cambridge Autogleam, Mainly due to weather, but the wait, as always, has been worth it as I simply will not use anybody else.

Car was suffering from a rough, coarse skin which desperately needed some machine buffing. I returned back from work to find a different car on my drive with bodywork that was smoother than a baby's bottom. It really was exactly the finish I was looking for.

I can't say enough good things about his work. Well done again to Nathan"

C Kocu, N.London
Porsche 997 GT3 RS

"The bodywork has never looked better and the service was excellent..."

I decided to spend a few hundred quid on improving my 4 year old 330i se as it will be up for sale soon. I decided to get the car detailed by a professional having had a brief go myself. After seeing Nathan's work and prices online, i went for the full correction detail.

Nathan and Stuart spent 11 hours on the car (22 working hrs in total) and whilst I knew there would be improvements, I was extremely surprised with the results. The bodywork has never looked better and the service was excellent. They had no problems dropping me off and picking me up from the railway station for no additional charge. The cars finish is mirror like and you can tell they have really spent a great deal of time and attention on it. Nathan gave me a comprehensive report on the paintwork and even showed me where the car had been resprayed, which I had no idea about.

The guys acknowledged thathe paint was in fairly good condition and shampooed the roof fabric and sides at my request for no extra charge. Inside and out , it is brand new.

Would not hesitate to use again and recommend to anyone. I am sure it has added value to the car way over the cost of the detail.

Cheers again. top work.

Jim, N.London
BMW 330i

"I can safely say now that the car is in the best condition it will ever be in!"

I decided to use Cambridge Autogleam after seeing the numerous before and after photos showing the work they have done. Seems like you work miracles, and my challenger has gotta look her best when she turns heads. So it was an easy call to contact you.

I can safely say now that the car is in the best condition it will ever be in!

Thanks for your effort on my beast Nathan!

Justin, Cambridge
Dodge Challenger

"His work really has to be seen to be believed..."

Having owned my car from new for less than a month and having never been truly satisfied with the finish, I called Nathan after seeing his work on an owners website and arranged for him to do his magic. I can honestly say that I was staggered with the results.

After spending a non stop 12 hours on my car I couldn’t believe the results he achieved. His attention to detail and work ethic were superb and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to have their car professionally detailed.

Of course a week later and the car needed cleaning after a long journey but with all the work Nathan had done and his advice on how to look after the car I managed to have it looking its best again in no time at all. His work really has to be seen to be believed and once again Nathan a big Thanks for making such a difference to my pride and joy!

Neal, London
Aston Martin Vantage

"His competent hard work and patient efforts have made it look like a different car"

Nathan worked non stop, to achieve the showroom finish on my new Aston Martin Vantage Roadster that the dealer should have managed in the first place! His competent hard work and patient efforts have made it look like a different car. I had my doubts it could be done, but the swirls are all gone and the result has restored my enthusiasm in wanting to drive it. I do not hesitate to recommend Nathan to work on your car.

J Roberts
Aston Martin Vantage

"I am more than glad that I paid for the job to be done properly by somebody who clearly cares passionately about their work"

I was unsure at first whether or not my car really needed a polish but having decided that it should be done I am more than glad that I paid for the job to be done properly by somebody who clearly cares passionately about their work and the results show this.

The halogen lights really showed up the swirl marks before Nathan got to work and afterwards they were all gone! Mind you he didn’t finish until he was happy with it, and that was after 7pm. He even taught me how to use a dual action polisher.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Nathan at Cambridge Autogleam for whatever you wanted cleaned on your car.

K McNally
BMW E30 M3

"9 hours later I was truly stunned with the exceptional finish he produced"

Nathan arrived at the appointed time fully prepared with all equipment including self standing halogen lights, some very expensive waxes and even a tripod mounted camera for before and after close up shots. Having spent a couple of hours just washing and preparing the car (I thought it was very clean already!!), Nathan set to work with the machine polisher. I had wondered whether he could really improve the paint work that much considering the recent high quality re-spray, but 9 hours later I was truly stunned with the exceptional finish he produced. Having dealt with the inside of the car, including cleaning and dressing the leather, the car now looks absolutely incredible. Nathan said he thought it was one of the best finishes he has achieved and I have to say I am very impressed with the results. This is sounding like an advert for Nathan, but I can assure you my praise is genuine indeed and I have no other association with him, now or previously. Nathan worked extremely hard, was very polite and friendly and we felt very relaxed about having him work around the house, to the extent that we put him up over night so that he could work on a friends car that night and the next day.

M Gadsdon, S.London
BMW E30 M3

"Bringing my car back to how it would have looked when it rolled off the production line 7 years ago..."

I would like to express my sincere gratitude in bringing my car back to how it would have looked when it rolled off the production line 7 years ago. Due to the previous owner not really giving the car the love and attention it needed, it was good to have a professional and a hard working person who spent just over 12 hours making the car look like new and it truly does! I am so grateful for the work you have put in, that I would have no hesitation in recommending you to my friends, family and colleagues. Thanks again

S Whait, S.London
Aston Martin DB7

"The car was transformed..."

After almost four years, the shine of car ownership was beginning to wear off (both metaphorically and literally). Although I wasn’t sure why, the car just didn’t look as good as it had done in the past, although I was unsure if this was actually the case or it was just my perception. Anyway, having seen the photographs of Nathan’s work and particularly the “before” pictures, I realised that my enthusiastic but unskilled cleaning was the culprit and also that the car deserved to look like the “after” pictures again. On the day, Nathan drove down to south London and set to work in his methodical and skilled way. He didn’t mind that I spent the day looking over his shoulder, indeed he positively encouraged it, being keen to try and teach me what I had been doing wrong all these years. The process was hard work and labour intensive (although it wasn’t too bad for me!) and Nathan worked solidly from 10am in the morning until 10pm. When he had finished however, the car was transformed and if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn’t have believed what he had accomplished was possible. It genuinely looked like a brand new car again and my enthusiasm for it was reignited. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Nathan to anyone who wants their pride-and-joy’s paintwork made “new” again. Just as importantly, he’s a really nice bloke who is enthusiastic about all things to do with cars and someone prepared to listen and explain what he’s doing at each stage. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

D Somerville, S.London
VW Golf R32

"His attention to detail has restored the car to better than showroom condition..."

My car is a treasured possession and I treat it as such. I’d spent hours and hours working on it but the hours produced a result that fell far below expectation and certainly didn’t justify my efforts. I called Nathan and he travelled for 2 hours to get to me. The problem was quickly diagnosed, 6 years of enthusiastic but incorrect valeting by previous owners and me. Nathan subjected the car to an extensive corrective treatment that took an exhaustive 12 ½ hours to complete. His knowledge of bodywork and paint combined with his attention to detail has restored the car to better than showroom condition. The finish is now so superb that the images reflected from the paintwork confuse onlookers as to what colour the car actually is, and it looks even more stunning than ever.

Nick, nr Norwich
Aston Martin DB7

"The car looked better than the day it arrived..."

Thanks very much for an excellent job. The car looked better than the day it arrived! The car was admired by a couple of folk on the Aston factory visit yesterday. I think you have done an excellent job at what I consider to be a reasonable fee and I would have no difficulty in recommending you to anyone.

J Roberts
Aston Martin Vantage

"Nathan treated my car as if it were his own prized possession..."

In all honesty, I was embarrassed by the state of my car after an epic 4 day tour across Europe, including a 200MPH bug holocaust and a trip across 2 race circuits.Nathan treated my car as if it were his own prized possession and spent an immense amount of time and effort to ensure my car looked better than new after the process.Will be calling him again very soon.

Cem K. Demo Media Ltd
Porsche 997 GT3

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