“Having recently bought a black metallic BMW 3-series, I took it into JP at Auto Curators East London for an Enhancement Detail as the paintwork had some swirls and minor scratches and was looking a little dull. I can’t praise JP enough!”
It’s approaching that time of year when it comes in handy to master the art of ‘gift-face’, the general expression of surprise and (un)happiness adopted upon the unwrapping of seasonal socks for the umpteenth year in a row! But, as long as you’re not averse to dropping the odd hint about what you’d like to […]
As the temperatures cool, you’ll likely be contemplating putting your pride and joy to bed for the season. We can’t say we blame you! Classic, vintage, specialist and supercars are all a lot of fun in the summer. But your Ferarri or Lamborghini aren’t built for snow and ice. And, older classic cars are like […]
At Auto Curators we strongly believe in the benefits of Paint Protection Film. We are proud to align ourselves with what we believe is the best product on the market, Xpel PPF. We know that the installation of this premium product is a significant investment. That’s why we’re happy to answer all your questions. This […]
A couple of weekends ago, Matt and I had the absolute pleasure of working at the Concours of Elegance. This year, the annual event was hosted at Hampton Court Palace. It’s always a privilege to attend these events. But being part of the Concours of Elegance is one of the highest privileges in our industry. […]
We were pretty delighted to carry out some car detailing services for British GT3 Champion and endurance driver, Flick Haigh, recently. Flick was the first woman to win the British GT Championship premier class. We thought you might like to know a bit more about what drives Flick, and what Flick drives, (see what we […]
There’s a common misconception that car detailing is only of value to high-end vehicles. At Auto Curators we’re fond of saying that ‘You don’t need to own an Aston Martin to enjoy our services.’ So, in this article, we thought we would expand on that thought a little further! The Cost of Detailing: At Auto […]
At Auto Curators, our main man, Paul Townsend, has been offering vehicle detailing services for almost two decades. Although Auto Curators is based in Hampshire, Paul has travelled extensively within Europe to perform his craft on all types of vehicles (including the occasional boat or plane). We find that many customers return to Auto Curators […]
At Auto Curators, we offer car detailing throughout Surrey, Sussex, Greater London and Hampshire. As you can imagine, that means we know a thing or two about vehicle paint care. We’re also aware that there are lots of myths floating around about paint care and paint protection. So, in this week’s blog, we thought we’d […]
Are you selling a vehicle? If you’ve decided it’s time to say goodbye to your current car and upgrade to something new then read on. Because in this post we’re going to share some tips that will help you navigate that process! Three things to do before selling a vehicle: 1: Determine its value When […]
Well, last month I wasn’t working full-time in our much-loved stomping ground of Surrey, Sussex, Greater London or Hampshire. That’s because I’m just back from the fourteenth Xpel PPF Dealer Conference in San Antonio, Texas, home of Xpel HQ. As a company, we strongly believe in the benefits of PPF. We have chosen to align […]
At Auto Curators we love the fact that our car detailing client list is diverse. We’re lucky enough to count women, men, companies and collectors as Auto Curators loyalists. Today though we’d like to introduce you to a petrolhead! Pete Osborne is a Tour Manager, and founder, at Petrolhead Tours. He has been planning, booking, […]
So you’ve just bought a brand new car! It’s always exciting heading to the showroom to collect your vehicle, and detailing is probably the last thing on your mind, because your new car should look perfect. Well, that’s the theory, the reality is sometimes slightly different. Why your brand new car needs detailing: Once your […]
At Auto Curators, we’ve found that there is a popular misconception that the car detailing services we offer is a ‘guy’ thing. Not so! We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again… To enjoy our services; you simply need to own a vehicle you love. And we know plenty of women who cherish their […]
My career as a vehicle detailer started many years before I could drive a car. As a child I spent time with generations of engineers and craftsmen, learning to focus on the little things that make a big difference. Over the years my fascination with vehicles grew, and my career path seemed pretty clear. I […]
At Auto Curators we will often say, you don’t need to own an Aston Martin to enjoy our services; you simply need a vehicle you love. So we thought we’d produce a series of articles where our car detailing clients tell us a bit more about the cars they cherish.
Contrary to popular belief Paint Protection Film isn’t just used to protect incredibly valuable cars. Any vehicle owner (or driver) can benefit from the installation of this superior protective product. Discover all about the benefits, budget and longevity of PPF in this article.
At Auto Curators, we are used to having the rare and unusual in our Studios. What you see here is the Ducati Panigale V4 Speciale, one of a limited run of 1500 worldwide, having Xpel PPF installed.
We hope you enjoy this video we’ve had made, documenting a BMW M2 Competition New Car Detail and PPF installation
A new client, a referral from the chaps at Petrolhead Tours, contacted us about his new Porsche 911 GT3 RS ceramic coating and PPF installation. Of course, we were delighted to be asked, and made arrangements with one of our transport partners for the car to be delivered directly to us in a covered trailer, from Dick Lovett Porsche in Wiltshire.
It was a great privilege for Auto Curators to have this outrageous Aston Martin V12 Vantage AMR at our Hampshire Studio, with the work constituting our New Car Detail and extensive paint protection film (PPF) installation. This is the first V12 Vantage AMR to be delivered to a customer and used on the road.
Our East London Studio, based in Erith, was contacted about the possibility of paint correction and wheel refurbishment for a daily driven Porsche Cayenne.
We were asked to carry out an Enhancement Detail for this 1973 Damiler Sovereign Series 1 by local Jaguar specialist, Tom Lenthall.
Supercar Legend, the Ferrari F40, meets the new ceramic coating range we have recently become authorised applicators for, the Kamikaze Collection. More specifically, the application of two coatings, Miyabi Coat, and available to professionals only, ISM Pro.
The owner of this car got in touch having seen the huge turnaround we achieved on the Audi RS4 featured on our website. Asking for exactly the same sort of turnaround, we arranged to have the car collected on a covered transporter and delivered to our Studio HQ.
A true gentleman’s express, this handsome 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage was brought to us for a 2 day Enhancement Detail. Of course, it is in the timeless ‘Silver Birch’ colour, the same as the infamous DB5 driven by James Bond.
Our client contacted us about a very unusual paint problem on his 1970 Ferrari 365 GT2+2. Whilst on display at a local village show, some children were playing nearby with cans of ‘Silly String’. By accident, it was sprayed across the bonnet and nearside front wing. As soon as he was made aware, our client cleaned the residue off the paint, but in the minutes it had been there, it appeared that the paint had been ‘scarred’.
For many people, this car is the ultimate 1980’s icon – the Ferrari Testarossa. This car is part of a private collection, having covered less than 13k miles from new. It is completely original, and judging by the paintwork, had only ever been polished by hand
After 10 years of ownership, our client contacted us to arrange extensive correction and refurbishment for his Audi RS4. With its sale pending, a course of restoration was decided.
We were excited last year when we learned last year that our client had ordered this spectacular, limited edition model to add to his collection. Having previously owned McLaren’s, he knew that the factory paint finish was going to need attention to bring it up to the best standard possible, and given the relatively fragile nature of McLaren paint, it was decided that once detailed to perfection, the best way forward was to cover the entire car in PPF.
Believed to be one of only 5 matt black examples, the owner wanted something durable to protect the finish and make its car easier. With frequent trips on muddy roads, this delicate paint finish will need all the help it can get.