Monthly Archives: June 2014
Dang garage door II
Yep, this one too. Had this beautiful Escalade been backed in one more inch, the front bumper would have been spared. Luckily it was pretty minor and didnt cause a lot of damage. As you can see we did remove the bumper and disassembled it to ensure a high quality repair. We did get this repair primed before we left today. With a little luck, we may get this on painted tomorrow too.
Friday we painted the Chevelle. Since the engine was in and the frame was painted, we had to take special precautions to keep over spray off them. We bagged the bottom of the car and wrapped it over the engine. Then, a few pieces of paper over the windows and doors finished up the masking. Once it was all prepped up, a coat of sealer, three coats of color and three coats of clear rounded up this paint job. As you can see from these pictures, it turned out pretty good.
This Tundra came in today to get the bed freshened up a bit with a spray in bedliner. We started by removing all the brackets and tie downs in the bed, we removed the tail gate then started sanding. After of a couple of hours of sanding we were able to blow it all clean and roll it into the booth. We then wiped it all down to be sure its as clean as possible. Next we masked off the areas that we didnt want liner on. Once that was all good, we sprayed the Raptor liner. Now his bed will look good for years to come.
Living on the edge
This Edge was painted yesterday. While I was painting the Odyssey, Chris was super busy putting this one back together. Everything went back together very nicely. Once Chris had it all buttoned up, it was sent over to clean up. The owner was very happy to get back into their own vehicle and they too were very satisfied with the repair.
Day at the spa
This is the Odyssey from Crash up derby. We were able to get quite a bit done on it today. Things went so smoothly in fact, that it went back home today. Here you can see it in the booth. The pictures where the paint looks really flat is what base coat looks like with no clear. The clear is what protects the color from UV light. It also is what provides the shine. These warm days sure has sped up the drying process on the paint we use. Since this Odyssey was sanded late yesterday, we were able to slide it right in the booth first thing this morning. We had it painted and drying during lunch. After lunch we all three jumped on the van to get its parts put back in their right spots. After a couple of hours we had it wrapped up and was sending it to clean up. The owner was so happy to get their car back. They were surprised that were very pleased with the repair and the quick turn around.
This Ford Edge was involved in a collision with a deer last week. It took a pretty good hit. We will be replacing the front bumper and repairing the front and read doors. As you can see we got quite a bit done on it today. The normal procedure for us is to remove the door handles, belt molding and side mirror. This ensures the best quality job possible. It reduces taping and makes for a much nicer job. Once those parts were off, we started the repair on the doors. I thought I took some pictures of the repair but it looks like I didnt. Once the repair was up so par, we masked off the areas to keep over spray off the other panels, then primed it. Tomorrow we plan on blocking out the primer and setting this one up to be painted.