Daily Archives: February 23, 2013

Prime on

2013.02.22 - 1964 Mustang (1) 2013.02.22 - 1964 Mustang (2)Friday we were also able to get one of the Mustang fenders in final prime. Chris was able to get what body work needed to be done to this fender earlier this week and today we had a chance to prime it. We taped up the edges that we didnt want to re-prime, then Chase applied 3 final coats of urethane primer. Next step will be to block it out one more time then paint it. We have a busy week coming up so Im not sure we will be able to get any spraying done on here but we will sure try.

Stumpy

2013.02.22 - Acura  (0) 2013.02.22 - Acura  (1) 2013.02.22 - Acura  (3) 2013.02.22 - Acura  (4) 2013.02.22 - Acura  (5) 2013.02.22 - Acura  (7) 2013.02.22 - Acura  (11) 2013.02.22 - Acura (6) 2013.02.22 - Acura (8) 2013.02.22 - Acura (10)This  Acura shows what damage a little stump can do to a car. Although we don’t have a picture of the front bumper, the left corner underneath the headlight was ripped right off, as well as the fender liner and the left rocker panel molding. Quite a bit of damage here folks. Chris got to work on getting the bumper off while I started on the fender. Chase was on another project at this time but he was able to get it painted. After the dent was straightened out, it was primed . While we waited for the primer to dry we prepped the new bumper for paint. After lunch, (we dont miss meals here at JMC) we  block sanded the primer and it was Chases turn to work his magic. This color is a pearl color, or tri-stage. Which means there are 3 components to making up this color. There is the ground coat or color coat, a mid coat, or pearl coat, then clear coat. Most cars today are a 2 stage, color coat and clear coat. But some of those eye catching really vibrant colors are tri-stage colors. Extra paint, extra labor means they cost extra to repair as well. The last few pictures show it in the booth making these repairs disappear. Come Monday we will put all back together, give it a bath and the customer will be riding in style again.

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