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Welcome to the Envy Blog, an online diary where we will add our musings, stories, and what we've been up to recently.

 

German vs Japanese shop August bank holiday weekend
25 August 2016
Ben and myself will be returning to the German vs Japanese show 27th and 28th August at
Claydon Estate
Showfield off The Calvert Road
Middle Claydon
Buckinghamshire
MK18 2EZ
 
Beach Buggin' Southsea 2016
03 August 2016
Envy will be at Southsea Common this Sunday for the very popular Beach Buggin' show.
Do pop along and see Ben and myself there.
We've been told good weather has been booked too!
Best wishes
Tim
 
Autosport / Performance Car Show 2016
12 January 2016
Once again Envy Car Care are returning on the 14-17th January for the Autosport International / Performance Car Show at the NEC

You can find us in Hall 18 with all our usual detailing goodies and chemicals.

During this time all online orders will be held until our return on the 18th January and shipped no later than the 19th.

Thankyou for your understanding on this.

Best wishes

Tim
 
Car and Vehicle Valeting directory
19 October 2015
We are now extending our advertising to feature on

http://www.carandvehiclevaleting.co.uk/
 
SiRamik
21 June 2015
We are delighted to announce we are now re-sellers of the superb range of SiRamik product.
We detail with them and now have physical stock to sell as well.
Only selling what we use and believe in puts us in a unique and enviable position.
Quality over margins may not make financial sense to those who are in it for the money but to our business ethics it's the only way for us here.
 
Simply Porsche Beaulieu 7/6/2015
02 June 2015
This weekend Envy and a colleague will be at the Simply Porsche event at the Beaulieu Motor Museum, on our doorstep in the New Forest.
We will be happy to talk about the detailing work we do and also have a nice array of car care products for you to peruse.

See you there!

Tim
 
Italian Masters show STAFFORD 14/6/2015
02 June 2015
Next weekend Envy and a colleague will be at the Italian Masters event in the heart of Staffordshire.
We will be happy to talk about the detailing work we do and also have a nice array of car care products for you to peruse.

See you there!

Tim
 
8-11th January 2015 Autosport Show at the NEC
05 January 2015
Good morning.
Envy will be at this years Autosport show at the NEC so if you are attending do drop by and say hello.
Our stand is 19202 and the online shop will be shut for the duration of the show. Our eBay shop will be open but nothing will be shipped until our return to work on the 12th.
Best wishes
Tim
 
Dealership applied coatings
08 November 2014
Idle pondering from yesterday as I polish the Golf.....

Dealership applied coatings:

Why do dealerships never seem to (disclaimer...not in my experience anyway) actually apply the coatings they try to sell you to their demonstrator models?

They will happily sell you a coating to a car they sell to you, but when given the choice to put it on their own cars; they don't!

Now is it because they don't believe in the product, don't believe in the staff who apply it or cant afford the process/product price?

I have had a few cars in lately where they are pretty much as new and although in theory have had a coating applied as an "extra", there is absolutely NO evidence of it remaining at all, and the prices the customers have paid beggars belief. The look on their faces when they ask me what I'd have charged is always a picture as typically its 1/3rd of what the dealer would
As I said, idle musings as I work my magic.
Anyone else ever considered this?
 
Diary is pretty full right now
20 April 2014
Evening all, just to advise we are currently delighted to be swamped with work and as such are now taking bookings for the 3rd week of June 2014.
Please do book early to avoid disappointment and phone calls of an "can you come round today" type nature will be highly likely to end in disappointment.
I dont like to turn down work, but its been happening a lot lately.
Best wishes
Tim
 
Liquid Elements SHIELD approved
09 April 2014
Yesterday we were assesed by Liquid Elements UK and approved to carry out SHIELD application.
If you are in the market for an industry leading coating for your vehicle we are now able to carry out this service at out South Coast Unit.
Only vetted and approved detailers can do this and must be insured and premises based. The product needs careful and skilled application under controlled circumstances.
Liquid Elements SHIELD approved
 
Envy Car Care in Januarys AutoExpress
24 February 2014
We were lucky enough to be featured in AutoExpress magazine.
The article is attached but was a Pro-Valets feature on why its better to get your car detailer prepared, instead of dealership options when the car is new.
Enjoy....
Envy Car Care in Januarys AutoExpress
 
Chemicals re-stocking
13 February 2014
Afternoon all!
Today has been a good day! We are re-stocked now with some of our more popular chemicals. Progress had been hindered by the poor weather but now its here.
So, we have more Evolution wheel cleaner (dilutes 10:1 and available in 500ml, 5L and 25L sizes.
Back too is Bubbly Jubbly Snow foam or SSF for short. pH neutral, LSP safe and very economical. Available in 1L,5L and 25L sizes.
To see the full range please visit www.envyvaleting.co.uk/products.asp
 
Paint Correction mania
21 August 2013
Well another day down the unit, this time its day 1 of a 2-3 day correction on a 3 series BMW.
Going well so far, with the Scholl S3 Gold we shall defeat those pesky swirls!
 
Beaulieu German Car Show 2013
30 June 2013
Once again we have booked our pitch for the German car show, 21st July this year where we will have all our detailing goodies up for sale at "on the day" prices so do come and see us!
 
Gallery updates
27 May 2013
Finally done some more gallery updates and cleared out the camera, whilst I'm sat here on the Isle of Man and the rain hammers down!
Gallery updates
 
Envy take on a unit 26, PO13 0EQ
25 April 2013
Just in case any of you dont follow us on Twitter or Facebook (why not!?) we have now started to move into a unit down towards Gosport. Its a work in progress at the moment but the aim is to be up and running asap.
We will continue to detail to our high standards, have a controlled environment to do paint corrections and window tinting and a walk in shop for detailing products as well as our mail order service.
Keep up to date via Twitter and Facebook.
 
Pistonheads Autosport show 2013
03 January 2013
Starting to get prepared for the Autosport/Pistonheads show next week at the NEC. Dates are 10-13th January 2013 and it will be our 1st BIG show.
Currently pricing up stock to take. Will not be taking the full range but certainly will have the Envy Brushes, Dr Leather range (with similar discounts to what we had at Waxstock, so well worth stocking up!), Bouncers range of waxes and....we'll have to see how much room we have.
Please share and do come and see us look nervous!
Cheers
Tim
 
Nanolex stock
12 December 2012
Good news, my box from Germany is here so will be uploading stock to the website this afternoon.
Best wishes
Tim
Nanolex stock
 
Nanolex
07 December 2012
Good morning all.
it is with great pleasure that we can announce that after a training excercise in Germany, that we are now Nanolex Authorised Detailers and also a re-seller of this great range of products.
Thankyou Nanolex!
 
Gallery
18 November 2012
Finally started to upload some new gallery pics from 2012. Typically I think I've got to May so far.....
 
FLEX polishers now in stock
25 October 2012
Good morning!
We are now able to offer you the same polishers we use in out paint correction details.
We have the following Flex polishers:

PE14-2-150
PE14-3-125
XC3401 forced rotation DA

These polishers are THE best in the business, and we dont use anything else ourselves.
 
German Car Show @ Beaulieu 22nd July 2012
21 July 2012
Afternoon all.
We will be at Beaulieu tomorrow for the German car show with all our detailing products.
Please come along and support the event.
Best wishes
Tim
 
Meguiars
25 June 2012
New Meguiars items added to stock inc the wash n wax anywhere, waterless wash product.
Great for the summer show season.
Meguiars
 
Wolfs Chemicals delivery is IN!
26 April 2012
Yippee, boxes to unpack!
My new Wolfs Chemicals delivery is here including some of the new lines launched as well.
Have a browse in the "Envy shop" under the Wolfs Chemicals tab.

Best wishes

Tim
 
Twitter
24 April 2012
Please follow us on Twitter for special offers, discount codes etc.
 
Wolfs Chemicals
28 March 2012
Well, must remember to update this blog!
Manchester, Jesse from Wolfs Chemicals, Shinearama, a day in the hot sun learning from the master. What more could I ask for?!
So, I'm all current with my Wolfopedia and have got an order going in very very soon.
 
Back home and shattered!
22 March 2012
Well, so fars been one hell of a week.
A 2 day correction on a beautiful E46 M3 in carbon black, followed by the 1M coupe I did a month or so ago. A nice 355, a 456, a 360 and thats it so far.
Tomorrow off to Manchester to meet Jesse from Wolfs Chemicals....go go go!
 
Meguiars HQ
08 February 2012
Yesterday saw Tim return to Meguiars HQ as part of the new programme to introduce re-seller traing to all re-sellers. This ensures we are all up to date with the lastest products and techniques that Meguiars have to offer.
We were glad to be there on the 1st session, and are glad to continue to be associated with Meguiars UK and the support they give us.
 
BMW M5 paint correction
12 January 2012
Teamed up with my friend Baz from Auto Detox to do this beautiful E39 M5 in Carbon black.
The write up can be seen here on Detailing World.

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=247530
 
Whiteley Christmas Fayre Dec 18th 2011
17 December 2011
If there is anyone local and encumbered with children this Sunday, 18th Dec there is a Christmas fayre being held at the Community Centre (Gull Coppice, PO15 7LA) from 14.30 to 16.30 as a fund raiser for Whiteley Pre School.
Everyone is welcome and there will be traders present to temp you with items for sale (inc Envy Valeting), face painting, Santa's Grotto and other activities for children.
We look forward to seeing you if you are at a loose end, grab some last minute detailing goodies for the car nut in your life!

Cheers

Tim
Whiteley Christmas Fayre Dec 18th 2011
 
Racking and a stackin'
09 December 2011
More new stock in, and trrying to find spaces to put it all away!
We have plenty of new Meguiars lines, a plethora of buffing, drying and polishing cloths and are waiting for a large shipment of Dodo Juice products to arrive.
Many new exciting items from the Dodo range including posters, banners, keyring/bottle openers to name but a few.
Watch this space. Stock being updated daily right now.
 
Summer 2011 stock take
25 July 2011
Evening all!
We are doing our summer stock take so the shop will be closed until the 28th July whilst we make an inventory.
Best wishes
Tim

ps our eBay auctions are down for the same reason.
 
Scholl Concepts at Envy...since 2009!
18 June 2011
Just a little reminder we carry Scholl Concepts polishes and products and have been since 2009.
Check out the Envy Shop and look under the Scholl Concepts tab.
Best wishes
Tim
Scholl Concepts at Envy...since 2009!
 
IOM TT 2011
13 June 2011
Well, back now and had a great time!
The senior was was delayed as some of you will know.
I was on the scaffolding at Greeba, watched the historic Yamaha's go past they were amazingly noisy.
It was amazing that was at Greeba all day and got a tan, yet up at Ramsey there was hail, snow and rain! Once the race got underway it was clear to see on the road just how fast John McGuiness was compared to all the others. Really really trying!
Got some great celeb pics, met Henry Cole, John McGuiness and family, Murray Walker all to have a good chat with. Saw Jamie Whitham, Craig Doyle, Micheal Dunlop a few times, Keith Amor, Ryan Farqhar, Cam Donald....there'll be others but a really relaxed atmosphere and were all happy to chat and have pics taken. I'll add some once uploaded..
 
IOM TT 2011
09 June 2011
Well my bags are packed, I'm off to the TT to watch the senior race. Fingers crossed for NO rain.
To all my Manx friends, see you soon;-)
 
Isle of Man Sept 2010
25 September 2010
Well, its been a busy 2 weeks over in the Isle of Man. Did a lot of nice cars but its now back to reality and I'm back in southern England again.
Check out my threads on DW to keep track of what I did.
Best wishes
Tim
 
Flexipads World Class
17 August 2010
Buffing, polishing, and drying cloths all back in stock
 
Vikan brushes back in stock
13 August 2010
The popular vikan new soft wheel brush and the multi brush are back in stock.
 
New stock items
11 July 2010
We now have in Espuma clay
Einszett screen wash and also Gummi too.
 
Isle of Man 2010
15 May 2010
Yes, give me great pleasure to say I'm currently in the Isle of Man and will be taking part tomorrow in a Classic and sportscar meet up at the Grandstand from 16.00
If you are local do pop along and say hello.
Best wishes
Tim
 
Race Retro 2010
11 March 2010
Well I'll be there tomorrow (Friday 12th) having a mooch so if anyone is local give me a call and we can meet up for a chat.
Have a good show if you're going.

Tim
 
Busy..
04 March 2010
Hey all!
Been keeping busy so have not got round to a lot of updating in the gallery etc.
Have added a few today including a beautiful Aston Martin Vanquish S which has been subjected to 3 days of paint correction. A full internal detail and a coat of Crystal Rock to top it all off. I think you'll agree she looks stunning.

Best wishes

Tim
Busy..
 
Lambswool washmitts
23 December 2009
Hey all!
I'm pleased to say we now are responsible for more bald sheep in Welsh Wales.
I have just had a shipment of Lambswool washmitts in at long last.
For those that have been waiting humble apologies, but they are worth the wait.
Best wishes
Tim
 
Switzerland in November 2009
24 November 2009
Well, my bags are packed and I'm ready to roll!
I have an interesting few days lined up in Switzerland so be sure to check back later so see what I did.
Best wishes
Tim
 
Classic Car Show 2009
13 November 2009
For the 3rd year Envy Valeting are pleased to annouce we will be attending the Classic Car Show at the NEC 13th, 14th, 15th November.
Please look our for us or call the mobile (07787) 160462 and we'll be pleased to discuss any detailing related enquiries you have.
Best wishes
Tim
 
V24 powerboats detailed...again
06 October 2009
Myself and Barry from AutoDetox have just detailed 2 x V24 powerboats

Both are for sale at 25,000 so if you need any further information on these MONSTERS just ask.
V24 powerboats detailed...again
 
Travel travel travel
10 September 2009
Having just completed a world tour of the Lake District I'm home again..for 1 day then I back to Notts tomorrow..see Zedfest blog
 
Zedfest
10 September 2009
Envy Valeting are pleased to announce we will be attending Zedfest at Calverton in Notts this coming weekend.
We will have detailing supplies from Dodo Juice, Meguiars, Envy Valeting branded items, Espuma to name a few.
We are on hand to answer questions, give demo's and honest impartial advice.
 
Showtime Switzerland 2009
17 August 2009
Well I'm sat in my hotel in Zurich after a hectic few days over in Switzerland.
I was lucky enough to be invited back to attent "The showtime" at Interlaken which is a massive Porsche specific show by Swizol Porsche.
We detailed cars, demo'd products and gave out hundreds of leaflets...oh and got sunburnt too!
Back to the UK tonight...
 
Vikan stock back in
22 June 2009
Vikan Multi brush and the new soft wheel brushes are back in stock now. Sorry for the delay.
 
Dodo back in stock
10 June 2009
Red mist and Red mist tropical are now back in stock
 
Hola!
01 June 2009
Well I'm back home at last.
After a successful tour of the Isle of Man (yes indeed) and Spain I'm back and ready to get working again in my own backyard.
Bookings are now being taken for the end of June and beyond.
Best wishes
Tim
 
World Tour
12 May 2009
Well, work continues in the north of our land.
Having stayed for a couple of nights in the lake district and detailed an EVO 6 in Barrow, I've headed west to the Isle of Man. Check back for updates as the trip progresses

Tim
 
New Meguiars stock added
28 April 2009
Good morning viewers!

I have had a nice big shipment from Meguiars HQ and have been busy adding stock to the online shop.
Some new ones to the range such as:

Ultimate Compound, which is a new generation of polishes. Able to be effective both by hand or machine and I was very impressed by the demo I saw at one of their detailing seminars.

Ultimate quick detailer, to give your car a quick once over to keep looking tip-top. A must for the glove box, show ready!

Gold Class shampoo, good value for money and wax friendly. It wont strip your carsprotection.

Other new products too, have a good luck round.

Best wishes, Tim
New Meguiars stock added
 
Book now for....June
16 April 2009
Yup thats right. The diary is now open for June. If you want April or May you'll probably be disappointed but if you are planning ahead I'm taking bookings now for June.
Best wishes
Tim
 
Busy busy busy
08 April 2009
Been very busy. Products added and new ranges.
Paint correction work is going through the roof and did 3 last week and 2 straightforward details.
Diary is filling up so if you are reading this and looking to book get it done! April is busy, May is chokka and realistically looking at June now for space.
 
Scholl Concepts
28 March 2009
Yup, now available at Envy Valeting! Exciting news.
I will be spending the next few days adding items to the shop and getting photo's organised to showcase these amazing German Polishes.
Tim
 
Drying towels back in stock, only 6
27 February 2009
Envy Valeting drying towels are now back in the shop. 6 and a whole lot of drying power!

http://www.envyvaleting.co.uk/products_info.asp?id=103
 
Working weekend!
23 February 2009
What a weekend, some lovely cars to play with.
Friday a nice Porsche Cayenne turbo finished off with Crystal Rock
Saturday saw me in love, and getting to work on a Lancia Delta Integrale Evo 2. Again finished off with Crystal Rock.
Sunday saw a very nice Honda Civic type S, finished with Swissvax Saphir.
 
Envy Brushes 5 brush set SALE PRICE
15 February 2009
Price slashed for 1 week only. Get em while they're hot and cheaper than on my eBay account!
The Swissvax style down in price
 
Dodo Juice, new items listed
09 February 2009
Hello all!
I have just had a nice box full of Dodo Juice products delivered and some of the new range amongst it.
We now had Red mist, the spray sealent in stock.
Sour Power, gloss enhancing shampoo.
Other items now back in stock too such as gentle grey clay.
 
Pistonheads/Autosport International
09 January 2009
Yes indeed we are back to the NEC over the weekend so if you want to meet Envy Valeting, chat about detailing or just to say hello make a note of our number and give us a call!
Enjoy the show, we will
 
Pistonheads/Autosport International
08 January 2009
Well, after 2 hards days of prepping in the freezing cold today saw Envy Valeting deliver the show car belonging to Simon Mabey to the NEC. The car was subject to an in depth protection detail before being delivered to the NEC by us.
Upon arrival the car was cleaned by the Envy Valeting support vehicle (we carry our own water and power) and taken into hall 18 where it has taken pride of place on the SIDC stand as a representative of Subaru through the ages, as the modified car.
Pistonheads/Autosport International
 
Mito Marangoni show car
08 January 2009
Whilst we were cleaning the show car for the SIDC stand we also managed to get our hands on the Alfa Romeo Mito belonging to Marangoni tyres. Hot off the press and the only 1 in the UK check it out!
Mito Marangoni show car
 
Merry Christmas
25 December 2008
Merry Christmas all!
Make sure to have some fun.
Best wishes
Tim
 
Lambs wool wash mitts
21 December 2008
Back in stock now I'm pleased to say!
 
New products
08 December 2008
New items have been added to the Envy-Valeting shop, have a good look around and treat someone in time for Christmas!
 
Swissvax in 911 and PW magazine
29 November 2008
Nice mention for Swissvax in Januarys edition of 911 and Porsche World magazine. Envy Valeting even get a mention;)
 
SHOP OPEN!
26 November 2008
Check out the SHOP section to reveal our online shop;)
 
Classic car show
17 November 2008
Spent a nice day in the company of Paul as we wandered our way round the 2008 Classic car show at the NEC on Friday.

Saw some great cars and caught up with contacts from the detailing world.

A good day out.
 
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