Daily Archives: April 10, 2014

Clark, this here is an RV

IMG_3821 IMG_3819 IMG_3820 This RV came in the other day to get a busted up roof and side panel repaired. The previous owner obviously hit something but no one really knows what or how it happened. The side of this RV are made of a thin wood, with a layer of fiberglass over it. I chose to use a very strong, two part epoxy that must be heat set to dry. This means that after the product has been mixed and applied, you must heat the product up before it will cure.  That is the yellowish filler in the first picture. Once that was sanded down smooth, I did apply another layer for strength. Then a layer of body filler was applied to smooth it up a bit more. I did get primer on it today as well,  I just forgot the picture. Again, tomorrow  I hope to get it painted so the owner can cruise.

Hi! Remember me?

IMG_3817 IMG_3828 IMG_3832 This Equinox came in a couple of weeks ago because of and unfortunate incident in an intersection. We had to send this one over to out frame guy to get the A-post pulled out a little. When we put the door on, there was a gap at the top of the door frame. Since there is no adjustment in the door for that direction, it meant that something must be bent.  Unfortunately our frame guy was a little backed up so it took a few days to get it back. Well, today was that day. We got it back from him early this morning and got right to work getting it ready for paint. Once we had it back together enough for paint, Jordan and I sanded and washed it up. You can see him having a good tie with the hose. It was nice to have the shop doors open today and be able to sand a car with out freezing to death. Once it was dry enough, we put the Equinox in the booth and got it ready for paint. You can see a coat of sealer in the second picture. It wasn’t quite dry so that explains the light and dark areas. After the sealer dried, several coats of red were sprayed. After the red base coat, it was time for the clear coat. Tomorrow we hope to get this one back together and get an alignment and the damaged wheels switched out. Still several things left to do before its ready but it wont be long now.

Trimmed out and moving along

IMG_3823 IMG_3822IMG_3830 IMG_3829 We were able to keep the Kia moving today. The door and fender came in just before lunch and we had some time right after lunch to get it trimmed out. When replacing parts on cars, you must paint the inside portion of the panels so they match when you open it. If not, we would have silver door jambs on a black car. After Chris trimmed them out we were able to get them mounted up before we called it a day. Tomorrow we will get these new panels sanded and prepped up for paint. Hopefully, we can get some paint on it tomorrow as well. We do have a busy day tomorrow but we will try to add this one to the list.

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