Monthly Archives: April 2014

Keep it moving

IMG_3943 IMG_3944 IMG_3945 IMG_3946The hood came in today for the Maxima so we wasted no time getting it painted. Early this morning, Chris painted the front bumper, then later when the hood arrived I painted it. While I was painting the hood, Chris and Jordan was busy building the front of the Maxima. The coolant was installed. As well as charging the A/C system. Speaking of the hood, as you can see we sprayed a full coat of sealer to help with adhesion and color match. We followed that with a few coats of base coat. Once that was dry, a couple of coats of clear was sprayed. Tomorrow we will be getting in the last few pieces for this job. We also hope to get these last few parts installed. If we dont have a tornado  tomorrow, it possible , this once could make it home.

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Getting a little closer

IMG_3947 IMG_3948This is the Lexus that came in yesterday. Today we did get the body work complete and primed before the day was over. The body work went very smoothly with this today. We started today by blocking out the filler that was put on yesterday. We then applied a coat of body glaze to fine tune the repair a little more. Body glaze is a type of filler with a little more resin in it to make it a bit more creamy. This allows the filler to spread more smoothly. Once that was sanded, we cleaned up the repair area then masked the area off for primer. Tomorrow we should be able to get this one in the booth and get some paint on it.

To be continued…

IMG_3933 IMG_3934 IMG_3935 IMG_3937This Altima came in today to get the rear bumper and quarter panel fixed up. We started by removing the bumper and trunk interior to access the damaged areas. This way we can see exactly the extent of the damage. Once these parts were removed, it made the trip over to the frame shop to get this quarter panel pulled out to see what the next step will be. It could be that the quarter will have to be replaced, we wont know for sure until its gets pulled. This is one of those thats, To be Continued…

Dang tree

IMG_3923 IMG_3924After years and years of backing out of the same driveway, the inevitable finally happened. The owner got just a little too close to a tree that sits just along side of her driveway. We will be replacing the left tail lamp and repairing the quarter and rear bumper. Here you can see Jordan laying down on the job. He said he was taking the bumper off, but Im not so sure. Before the day was done, we got the metal work done and a coat of filler on the damage.With some luck, tomorrow we should be able to get the damaged areas in primer.

Back to black

IMG_3917 IMG_3918 IMG_3919 IMG_3920 IMG_3921 IMG_3926 IMG_3939 IMG_3940 IMG_3941Today the Mustang took its turn in the booth. We started by cleaning it and taping it up. We masked off the areas that we weren’t painting. Once it was ready to spray, a coat of urethane sealer was applied. Once that flashed, 3 coats of color was sprayed. We followed that with 2 coats of high solids clear coat. This all too the bigger part of the day. We ended up leaving it in the booth for the rest of the day. Tomorrow we still need to paint the side scoop and the left rocker panel. Once those are painted we have to put it back together and get it cleaned up for the customer.

2 Maxima’s

IMG_3888IMG_3895IMG_3886IMG_3894IMG_3898IMG_3897This Maxima was involved in an accident right out in front of our shop the other day. After asking around for a repair shop, he was referred to us. We started by removing all of the damaged parts to get a good assessment on what needed to be replaced. This is really the best way to write an estimate because it greatly increases your chances of ordering all the parts you need the first time. As you can see, this one took a bigger hit that the last Maxima we fixed earlier this week. We will be replacing everything that has been removed from this car. Its a pretty big job, and looks like its really bad. Fortunately, there is no major damage to the structure. All of the broken parts are bolt on parts. Hopefully this one will go pretty easily.

Ready for the booth

IMG_3916 IMG_3915Here is an update on the Mustang. We have all the body panels back on and the body is sanded and ready for paint. We also washed it to be sure we get a nice clean job. We hope to get this one painted early next week.

Voila!

IMG_3912And it is. The finished product all cleaned up and ready to go home. The owner took delivery yesterday and was very pleased with the way it all turned out.

Car show info

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Upcoming car shows

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Here is the information on our next two shows.

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