About Us…

Lets get to know each other.

At RS Scuff N Buff we pride ourselves on giving a very personal service where, unlike most of the larger body shops , both you and your vehicle are treated with care and respect and are not just a number on a job sheet. We believe the small personal touches can make a huge difference.


We like to speak with our customers on a ‘one on one’ basis to find out from them exactly what they require . We believe it is important to listen to our customers and to reassure them that their vehicle is in the best possible hands.


We are a local family run company and pride ourselves in not over pricing customers and we try hard  to put our customers faith back into the car industry , where people can all too often get ripped off by being talked into having costly repairs and replacement parts that are not necessary.

Meet the team.

Rob Slade

Rob Slade is the Owner and one of the technicians at RS Buff N Scuff.


I began my career in SMART repairs in a mobile Van many years ago , as a franchisee for one of the country’s market leaders in this field
Due to Customer demand, I moved into a unit in Chelmsford , therefore being able to complete more jobs in a day. This also meant I could take on larger repairs , and also being inside meant I wouldn’t let customers down in bad weather, and could deliver a higher quality finish .


Myself and my team run a professional, friendly service, very much with a local family feel. We go out of our way to help customers however we can, making the repair process as painless as possible,  in what is sometimes a very stressful, upsetting time.


I coach my son’s local children’s rugby team and that’s the only day I insist on leaving on time !


My favourite car is a Pontiac GTO, and favourite bike is of course my 1978 Harley Davidson which I have spent years taking bits off and adding to !


I love cars and bikes and I feel very lucky that I have the company I have,  there is nothing more satisfying than seeing a customer’s face when they come to pick up their repaired car.

Kane Ager

I am the painter/ repairer at RS Scuff N Buff. I have worked with Rob for the past few years now  and I love my job and the opportunities I have been given here, to work with cars which are my passion, and restore them back to their former glory.


I have been involved with cars for as long as I can remember, from mechanical to electrical, there’s not a car I wouldn’t try and fix !


My favourite car is a Lamborghini Sesto Elemento…and favourite bike is Kawasaki H2R, and my hobbies are customising/modifying cars and motor cross drifting.


We are a friendly bunch here and try to make customers feel at ease, and talk them through the process from start to finish and get the customers car back to them as soon as possible.

Jane Freeman

I am Rob Slade’s wife, and joined the business 3 years ago.  After a career in Investment banking in the City of London which lasted 29 years . I left to help Rob when he moved in to his unit and run the office, and drive the business forward.


I organise the diary for the boys repairs, answer the phone queries ,  do the marketing , book keeping etc , and of course make the tea.


We treat all our customers the way we would like to be treated, always friendly and helpful ,go the extra mile , and I’m always around for a cuppa and a chat if a customer arrives early !

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