Daily Archives: August 28, 2013

Going Rogue

IMG_2450 IMG_2452 IMG_2453This Rogue got a little too close for comfort with something stronger than it is. There is one heck of a scratch in the bumper but luckily it didnt get into the plastic. We just had to feather out the scratch and put a little primer on there to seal it all up. After that dried we were able to block out the primer and sand the rest of the bumper and prep it for paint. The last picture shows the bumper after painting it. Today we did get it back on and delivered it back to the customer. However, here again, someone forgot to get the pictures. Oh well, better luck next time.

I can see clearly now

IMG_2448 IMG_2449 IMG_2457 IMG_2458This Volvo is in the shop for a few little touch ups here and there as well as fixing a few nagging problems for the owner. One of them are these headlights. Im sure you have all seen them before. Yellow, dingy looking headlights that have lost their luster. Well take a look at these. The left picture is what we started with. Picture 2, shows Chase getting all the “old” off of the light preparing it for paint. The last two pictures shows what they look like now. We didnt buff these light out with polish. We used a more permanent method to bring them back to life. They should stay like this for a few years. A much better process than just buffing them.

The doors

IMG_2456 IMG_2455 IMG_2454 IMG_2462 IMG_2461This Escape has a bummed door. The damage is too severe to repair it so we ordered a quality used door to take its place. Picture 3 shows the new door after trimming it out. This is a fancy term for painting the inside. The replacement door was gold. So if we didnt paint the inside, when you opened the door you would have had a gold door jamb shining everywhere when you opened it. The next set of pictures shows the escape in the booth after painting you can see on the paper the way the color is blended into the old color to give the appearance of a perfect color match. Its a very proven method on painting to help match colors. Almost every single car we paint here gets blended like this to ensure a quality job and a good color match.  Tomorrow the doors get put back together and it gets sent to clean up. It should be ready to go back home tomorrow.

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