Revive! Oxford specialises in repairing minor scuffs and scrapes to vehicle bodywork and alloy wheels.
Recently however Jim has taken on some additional challenges after being contacted by one of his regular customers Newton’s Europe in Abingdon.
Said Jim: “I’ve worked on Newton’s Europe’s fleet cars for some time now and know the team well. When they called me to advise they were refurbishing their office, they asked if I would lend my painting skills not to their cars but to a new fridge and dishwasher.
“I’d never done anything like this before for a client but I was confident I could do it. I painted the white goods to match their company colours with sound results. The fridge is no longer white but Ferrari yellow and the dishwasher Fiat 500 blue. “
On the same day Jim finished painting the white goods, he received a call from West Hagborne Parish Council, asking if he would paint some derelict black phone boxes in the village.
Explained Jim: “The council had heard of what I do through word of mouth and before I knew it I was busy painting the village’s old phone boxes back to traditional red. I enjoyed my stint as an artist but I’m a technician at heart. Fixing cars is what I love but I’m always open to an interesting offer.”
Revive!’s customers include car dealerships, manufacturers and private motorists. Cosmetic repair is a top quality, cost effective and time-saving alternative to taking the vehicle to a bodyshop for minor paintwork or alloy wheel repairs.
Costing far less than the average insurance policy excess, the work is carried out at a time and place to suit the customer, minimising vehicle downtime and protecting the owner’s no claims bonus.