Monthly Archives: August 2014
We got started on this Maxima this morning by blocking out the repair areas. Once that was done, we sanded the rest of the panels to be painted. We then wet sanded the panels to make sure the panels were sanded properly and were clean. Washing the vehicle came last. It was then set out to dry. Once dry, we pulled it in the booth and set it up for paint. The jambs were masked off as well as the other areas that we didnt want to paint. While this was being done, Jordan was mixing the paint so we can keep this job moving along. In the first couple of pictures you can see the grey sealer that was sprayed over the primer areas. The black base coat was up next. Clear coat is the last layer to be applied. Its also the layer that provides the shine and protection to the base coat. Tomorrow we will put this one back together and get it all cleaned up for the owner.
All keyed off, complete
Keyed off, paint day
Yesterday we prepped the Mazda for paint. Here you can see Chris working hard on just like always. Once sanding was complete, a through wash job was performed. This morning we put the car in the booth and wiped it all down to ensure a quality job. We then mixed up urethane sealer and applied that to the car. Once that dried, 3 coats of color was applied. We followed that up with 2 coats of high solids clear. I have to say it really turned out nice. Tomorrow this one gets put back together.
All keyed off
This new Durango is our latest vandalism claim. While the owner enjoyed lunch someone scratched up his SUV. WE started just like we always do, removing the door handles, mirror, belt moldings were all removed to ensure a quality repair. Once those were removed Chris sanded out the scratches and prepared it for primer. All the scratches are fixed and as you can see we did get it in primer. This one will be painted on Wednesday, so check back then for the update.
The Jeep is finally ready to return to its owner. After a couple of weeks at the shop this Jeeps makeover is now complete. An all over paint job, spray in bedliner, new lights and host of other goodies round out this job. Hugger orange was chosen for the color to make it stand out and I think it complements this monster quite nicely. Its been a fun project, I’m sure the owner is chomping at the bit to cruise around in his new Jeep.
Ahhhh. Much better. This Jeep looks great orange. We started by putting the final prep on here this morning. We finished wiping it down and masking it off. Once all that was done, a coat of urethane sealer was sprayed followed by 3 coats of color and 2 coats of clear. Since we got an early start on painting, we had enough time to apply the bedliner to the roll bar and front bumper. Our plan is to start putting this back together tomorrow. New stainless bolts were purchased today to make the assembly a bit easier and improve the looks. If all goes well, the owner will riding in style by the weekend.
Scratch and dent sale
This Miata was the victim of some vandalism a few weeks ago. We started by sanding all the scratches out and removing the parts to ensure a quality job. We will be removing door handles and mirrors as well, we just ran out of time today. There are also a few dents in this car that will also get repaired. Once those are fixed we will prime everything at the same time. Block out the primer then prep for paint would be next on the list.