Daily Archives: June 5, 2012
The Toyota Avalon that this bumper will eventually go on should arrive at the shop tomorrow. The car, another victim of parking lot bumper cars, is only lightly damaged, requiring only a new bumper skin to be made whole again.
The bumper arrived today and we managed to squeeze it into the booth for a coat of paint. Tomorrow the paint will be dry and we can pop it on the car in a just a few minutes.
While you wait body repairs. How many places do you know that can do that?
I like these types of jobs … the customer takes the car apart, brings me the piece, I paint it, and after the paint dries, the customer comes and takes it away and puts the car back together.
No disassembly and no reassembly … no fuss and no muss. Not bad work if you can get it.
Friday we got this Charger back from the frame straightener. We worked all day getting the repair smoothed out and painted, but there just wasn’t enough time for the paint dry before assembly. So … the paint dried over the weekend and we assembled the car yesterday.
When the car arrived it didn’t look badly hurt. At first glance it appeared that a replacement bumper skin would be enough. But digging a bit deeper we found the car was more damaged than it first appeared. Not heavily damaged, but some straightening by the frame shop, the car chiropractor if you will, was required.
After a little pushing and pulling, and some smoothing and sanding, the car looks good as new … as if nothing had ever happened.