Daily Archives: January 28, 2014

Fender bender

IMG_3446 IMG_3447 IMG_3448 IMG_3450 IMG_3452 IMG_3453Yesterday this Frontier came in to get a new bumper and the fender fixed. We started by removing the front bumper and repairing the fender. After a well placed hammer and dolly, we were able to get the metal straightened out. We then used filler to put the finishing touches on the repair. Once the body work was done, we applied 3 coats of PPG high build urethane primer.

Back in the saddle

IMG_3466 IMG_3467 IMG_3454 IMG_3455 IMG_3457 IMG_3458 IMG_3459 IMG_3465 IMG_3464We are back on the F 350 today and as you can see we did get some paint on it. We started by performing a trial fit to ensure everything lines up properly. We then prepped the panel for welding, re installed it, then welded it up. After welding, we ground the welds down and used a little filler to smooth them up. Then we followed that up with a few coats of primer. After that Chris sanded it all and got it ready for paint. It was then time to slide it in the booth to make it look nice again. A full coat of sealer followed by 3 coats of black base coat then 2 coats of clear completed the paint process. Tomorrow we hope to get a small area on the cab corner repaired and painted so we can start the reassembly process on Thursday.  This job is moving along smoothly now and we are on the downhill side of things.

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