Please find below some unprompted testimonials kindly sent in by delighted customers.
Mr.MC - Porsche 991 Carrera
Having got the car home and had the chance to examine it closely in the sunlight I have to say you’ve done a quite remarkable job ! All the dullness , holograms and swirls have disappeared to be replaced by an incredibly deep shine which really makes the metallic black look like a true , deep colour. The finish is absolutely superb and looks as though it’s too wet to touch !
It goes without saying that I’m delighted with the work you’ve done to bring the car back to life.
I should add that you were too modest when you mentioned you’d touched in the stone chip on the passenger door ; to my eye it has completely disappeared.
I’m so glad that I chose you from the plethora of detailers operating in the market because your work is first-class. When it gets to the stage that the 911 needs a refresh you can be sure I’ll be heading back to you. In the meantime I’m now thinking about bringing you the Panamera …
Many thanks also for the lifts to and from the station which made the logistics straightforward.
Mr.JT - Mercedes E63 AMG
Rob, Thanks again for the outstanding work on my Mercedes E63 AMG. When I collected the car from you today, I was nearly speechless – the quality of finish and depth of shine that you achieved are simply incredible.
You did amazing work on my Maserati a year ago, but I have to say that I think the Mercedes looks even better – you are absolutely at the "top of your game".
I’ll certainly be using you again in future, and would recommend you to anyone.
Please feel free to post this to your website by way of testimonial.
Mr.IM - Porsche Boxster S
Hi Rob, Just wanted to write you a quick testimonial.
In America they use the word ‘awesome’ far too often and totally out of context.
However, I would like to say that my Boxster S certainly looks ‘awesome’ after the 4.5 days of work you have put into it.
When we bought the car from a Porsche dealer (car is 4 years old with 9,000 miles only), we were extremely upset with the standard of paint finish that Porsche were willing to sell the car to us with.
They offered to fix it themselves but I am so glad that we arranged for Rob Leys of Gleammachine to do the work for us. The results are absolutely stunning – better than a brand new showroom car in my opinion.
Now we plan to take our Boxster on many driving tours so I know we cannot expect to keep this wonderful condition up for ever– however, when more work needs doing it will be booked straight back in to Rob at Gleammachine.
Mrs. AM - Nissan GTR
Have been a customer of Gleammachine for over 5 years and have always been completely satisfied with the quality of finish and attention to detail in Rob’s work.
Returning this year with my new purchase I opted for the Fireball ceramic coatings - as well as feeling like silk, after washing the water just rolls right off and drying has never been quicker. Also dirt is not sticking at all, even on the exhaust. So far 10 out of 10.
This one is a winner!!!
Thank you and see you again soon!
Mr. GP - VW UP
Absolutely superb, Rob.
The work that you have put in to bring both my car and my wife's car to such a fantastic finish, is second to none. We cannot thank you enough for all the time taken and the expertise required to bring the paintwork to such a high-gloss finish.
Three times in the last week, we have made the 200 mile round trip to Chafford Hundred, to get each car to you, but it was money well spent, to get such a superb job done by a high class detailer such as yourself.
Mr. GS - 981 Porsche Boxster
My 981 Boxster in Agate Grey was in a decent state when I purchased it from a Porsche dealer. I was however keen to make it look it's absolute best and have a protective coating applied.
I found Rob on the Web and was impressed by his website. I was further impressed by his excellent response to my initial enquiry- great customer service is really important to me and Rob's response gave me confidence.
Rob assessed the car and confirmed it was in good order. recommending his new car protection service with a little extra polishing. He talked me through his protective coating options, and he was very fair in his pricing.
A Saturday completion was forecast and an update the following day before Rob kindly dropped me off at the local train station. The update was received as promised and collection arranged, Rob collected me from the station on the saturday afternoon.
The car looked amazing, super-glossy and Rob explained what he'd done and how to maintain the fabulous condition. I was more than impressed! Rob promised to send me some pictures which he duly did the same day, and they looked awesome, too.
I will be pleased to see Rob again in the future to maintain the excellent finish he achieved, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
First class, thank you Rob!!
Mr. JRD - BMW 630i
The quote taken from Robs welcome page "Offering a service that is second to none" absolutely sums up my review. From start to finish, from when I first met Rob to when I collected my car, I was offered a professional, couteous and outstanding service.
Having recently purchased my 6-series more with heart than my head, apart from being mechanically sound, it was obvious the previous owner neglected the car of it's paintwork.
However, after a week with Rob, the paintwork was transformed from a scratched, swirl marked car into the pristine BMW that left the factory 8 years ago. I was amazed at the job he done!!
So if your thinking of contacting Rob for his services, stop hesitating and do it now. You will not regret it!!
Mr. JT- Maserati 4200 GT
Rob, Just a quick note to let you know that the Maserati won "Best in Class" at today's Owners Club annual Concours!
Thanks very much for all your help in preparing the car - you really did a great job and took it to "the next level". I'd certainly have no hesitation in recommending your services.
Mr. HP- VW Touareg
The external and internal condition of my 2008 60K Touareg was as would be expected from a secondhand car dealer-fair (just!). The money spent with Rob will soon be forgotten but the quality and standard of finish provided will last and last.
Every aspect of the service from first contact and quotation to leaving my car, and then the final theatrical reveal of Rob removing the protective dust sheet was meticulous and carried out with an air of quiet professionalism. I cannot fault any aspect.
Perhaps one day I will have a classic car which will certainly be given the Gleammachine treatment, for now though, the longevity which has been added to the look and condition of our day to day vehicle.. was certainly worth the wait for space in Rob's diary.
Mr. DP- BMW E32 735i
After becoming disillusioned with the detailer I have used for the past 7 years and having had one bad experience trying to find an alternative I had come to the conclusion that the quality, OCD detailer was no more. My fear was unfounded.
A recommendation and seeing some of Rob's work on his website, where he clearly took as much care with less exotic machinery as he does with real exotica, led me to his door and his work on my E32 daily utterly blew me away.
Rob is, without a doubt, "an artist". More than that he is a true car man, with obvious passion and understanding. Particularly evident in the sympathy he showed when not overworking the patina of a very original car. If only he could guarantee the weather on the drive home!
Highly recommended, he will now have the pleasure of all of the other cars in our household, exotic or not.
Mr. PR- Jaguar XF-S
I recently dropped off my car with Rob Leys of Gleammachine, after reading other reviews online and looking at some of his other work on both his site, and the Detailing World forums. What I was after was a transformation from a dull, lifeless, drab, swirled and scratched grey-black finish to the pristine, sparkling, mirror-glossy, deep, glinting, metallic 'midnight' black it was when it first left Jaguar. I suspected I may have been asking a bit too much, but boy was I wrong. Rob's work lived up to my every expectation, and then some: when he opened his garage at the end of the four-day treatment, I was met with a big, black cat that looked like it had just come off a production line in a chemical lab's clean room. Pristine is possibly an understatement; much as is the word 'happy' to describe my reaction.
This kind of detailing pretty much amounts to a cross between resurrection and artistry. I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to recommend Rob to anyone and everyone: his work is quite simply amazing. If you want your car looking its absolute, gleaming best, give him a go. You won't be disappointed. Promise.
Mr. PB- Nissan GTR
Hi Rob, What can I say:.. Top man... Top job and most definately top of your game.
Absolutely no problem recommending you and your services to anyone wanting their car detailed at the very highest level.
The car looks awesome, A red GTR is the best colour GTR.. more so when it's been detailed by Gleammachine.
Mr. M.J- BMW X6
The only "tradesman" I have ever used that gives 110% effort in his work, well done Rob.
Mr. G.E- BMW M5
Thanks Rob.... You did a cracking job on my car, well worth the money.
I took some photos at sunset...the M5 looked fabulous!
Friends have been very impressed and I'm sure more business will follow in due course.
You're very professional to deal with, doing exactly what you say you'll do.....a very rare thing these days.....I really appreciate this.
I look forward to your future work on my cars.
Mr. Y.I- Porsche 991
Hi Rob, just to say thank you for doing a truly fantastic job on my Porsche, look forward to seeing you in a few weeks time for my BMW.
Mr. M.H- Audi R8
Hi Rob, absolutely over the moon with the results!!! Really Really pleased.
Mr M.J- VXR
I am really pleased with the finish, just like a brand new car, but a lot better. When picking up on Saturday, could not believe the finish of the VXR under the garage lighting, its never been like it is now, not even when I collected it new in September 2007 .
For everyone reading this, I highly recommend Rob to work on your car, no matter what car it is and what kind of condition it is in.
I spent about four months getting an idea of what detailers were out there and reading all the threads and comments. Rob/Gleammachine impressed so much.
I live 98 miles from Rob and every mile travelled and every penny spent has been worth it, Thanks!
Mr H- Mercedes C63 AMG
I have used Rob/Gleammachine from day 1 when my AMG was delivered to Mercedes, and the New Car Preparation that he did on that was "the most incredible job I have ever seen" on a detail for any vehicle, and I used to own my own Valeting company.
Since then Rob has performed a top-up service on my P&J once it had reached a year old, once again he did not fail to impress and gave me exactly what I wanted and have to come to expect from a top detailer.
I wouldn't let anyone else touch my car and am always very grateful for his professionalism and work ethic. Well done Rob!!
Mr P.M- Lexus
This guy certainly knows how to make your car look special, came back like it had just left the showroom, reasonable rates too.
Mr D.C- BMW E46 M3
I travel from South London every year to have my pride and joy's detailed, and I cannot recommend Rob and Gleammachine highly enough.
"His attention to detail is OCD"
Mr N.T- Audi RS6 Avant
Thanks Rob for such a great job.
She looks amazing and will certainly turn some heads in the forecast weekend sunshine!!
Mr D.B- Porsche 914
Hi Rob, just to say thank you for all your efforts on my car, it won "best in class" at Castle Hedingham this Sunday!! very pleased.
Mr J.P- Jaguar XJS
Hi Rob, just got back from a great day at the classic car show, whilst I didn't show mine, the paint was miles better than anything I saw, even my wife was stunned at how good it looked in the sun and that takes some doing, really pleased!!!