Daily Archives: May 21, 2012
We still have a ways to go before this Sentra is ready to be turned over to its owners, but we are making progress. Late last week we painted the inside and underside of the car and trimmed it out. Today we painted the outside.
The first two pictures show the car after the base coat has been applied. The base coat is what gives the car its color. The finish isn’t very attractive right now because the base coat has almost no luster to it at all, drying to the this chalkboard like dullness.
The last two pictures show the different a little clear coat makes. Not only does the clear coat protect the base coat underneath it, it also give the paint more depth and provides the sparkle to the finish.
This car was really messed up when it arrived at the shop and was quite an large undertaking to repair. But as the old saying goes, “How do you eat an elephant?”
“One bite at a time.”
We have just taken another bite out of this elephant.