Daily Archives: September 27, 2012
Near the end of August this 370Z convertible was in the shop to have the hood and trunk painted. Something had happened to the paint that made it look … well … to not put to fine a point on it, made it looked rough.
I guess the owner decided that this little section that covers the roof when it is stowed, a bit we didn’t repaint the first time, bothered him, so the car is back in the shop to have this piece repainted also.
The first picture is the panel in the booth after the base coat has been applied but before the clear coat, which explains its dull appearance. The second picture is of the car after the panel has been installed.
I liked the color on this car a lot when it was here the first time … and I haven’t changed my mind at all.
A lot of people complain about how “cheaply” cars are made these days … and their may be some merit to that argument. But as someone who does body work on both old iron and new, I can tell you that simple bumper repairs are a lot easier on new cars.
Take this bumper from a Hyundai. The owner owner provided the part and just wanted us to paint it. He is going to install it himself. A few clips, a couple smacks with the hand and dozen screws and the bumper will be on the car. Old Detroit iron … I wish it were as easy.
Here are the before and after shots. The first picture is the bumper as I received it, the second as I gave it back.