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  1. You sell £18k cars from home with no finance? Forgive me, this is a genuine query, but what car is £18k and wouldn't be available on a finance deal from the dealer?
  2. I've got a mint Golf at £9k and I don't think I'm going to sell that easily from home and with no finance. Let alone £18k Plus spending £18k to make £500??
  3. 3 sold all of August, out of a stock of 4-5. Two of those sales were last week. Left sold cars online though, and now stock is 6 (not huge I know) and it feels like it's gone quiet since Saturday.
  4. Mark, a part of me would love to have the knowledge to do it. Not even especially for the job, just to be able to do it. And I don't mean repairs, I mean even just getting the car shined up perfectly for photos/viewings. Having said that, I have no indoor storage, so the rain would keep wrecking the effort. I understand what you mean though. We haven't used a SMART repairer yet, and definitely when I go it alone, it's something I'll be looking into.
  5. Thanks EPV! Looking forward to learning some new skills. @Scooby who thanks for the advice. I'll pass on this one as 1. I don't have the tools yet and 2. They need to correct their work as it's not up to par. But will definitely look at the different tools and get practising. I'd love to be able to get a car polished up and looking its best, and I'd also love to be able to take out some scratches if needed. I'm under no illusion that I'll have learnt the skills any time soon, but in time I'm sure I can learn.
  6. Thank you so much for the replies, everyone! I will look at the different machines and get things together. As it stands, the BMW is going back as they've done a crap job generally. I think they've even sprayed the exhaust pipe when painting the back bumper, unless black BMWs now come with a shiny black laquered exhaust . It actually looks good in black though haha. Time to switch bodyshops, as this was their last chance. I've been watching a few videos, and a lot use clays bars before going into the polishing process. Not sure how important that is. But I'll get my tools first, and update you! Thank you!!
  7. Ok thanks everyone. @jason doyle motor sales I know what you mean. But I've honestly had enough of the back and forth. And if I take it back when there's no sunshine, I have nothing to show them. Probably the best bet for now though, and I'll get a DA polisher and practice on my sister's old 207 first haha. Thanks everyone.
  8. Hi everyone. Can anyone recommend a car polisher? I have zero experience in machine polishing, and I'm worried I'll damage the paintwork. But we have a black BMW which was full of dings and dents, and had the side painted. It looks fine in the shade, but in the sun it's full of holograms. I'm not sure hand polishing it will get them out. But if there's no risk of damaging paintwork, I'll have a go. All I know is you have to go slow and fully work the polish until clear, then buff with a clean microfibre cloth.
  9. Cars are full of leprechaun poo though.
  10. I've never come across a Cat B on the road. Never come across one for sale, only ever C and D. Cat B as far as I know has always been breaker only, and these days you need to provide a certificate of destruction for it. But I don't know what was happening in 2010.
  11. I have no poker face! My thoughts are written on my face lol.
  12. I would have had such a sour face on me! Good on you for keeping it professional and getting a sale!
  13. Despite the clearly brilliant advice from the gents on here, why are you looking to buy from noreserve anyway? Why give yourself hassle? Buy from a normal trader with the car prepped, inspected and you know it'll be sound. Despite the clearly brilliant advice from the gents on here, why are you looking to buy from noreserve anyway? Why give yourself hassle? Buy from a normal trader with the car prepped, inspected and you know it'll be sound.