Daily Archives: August 25, 2014

Smashed Maxima

IMG_4432 IMG_4433 IMG_4447This Maxima was bumped up by a neighbor. Accidents happen and the good news is there isn’t a whole lot of damage. Although the dents were fairly large they aren’t deep and fairly easy to repair. The damage could have been a lot worse, We will be fixing the rear bumper, right quarter and right rear door. I’m not sure why we didn’t get any pictures of the repair process, but we didn’t. We did get all of the dents fixed and primed as well as everything removed to make a clean repair. We will get this one in the booth tomorrow and painted. Stay tuned. 

Nothing but studs here

IMG_4429 IMG_4430 IMG_4434 IMG_4435 IMG_4437 IMG_4438 IMG_4439 IMG_4441 IMG_4442 IMG_4443 IMG_4444 IMG_4446This Avalanche is in the shop to get the right bedside fixed up. You see, the owner of this truck let her husband drive it one day. The husband a bit too close to the mailbox. (Yes, that’s what I said, must have been some mailbox) Anyway, no matter which way he turned he couldn’t get away from the mailbox. So, he just hammered down and let the chips fall where they may. Well, this is the result. We first started by prepping the panel for the stud welder. We had to grind all the paint down to the metal so the studs would weld in. We then used the puller to pull out the low areas. This process keeps the amount body filler low and thin. Once all the studs were cut off and ground down, the body filler was applied. The last step shows the repair area in primer. Tomorrow we will block out the primer and wet sand the rest of the panels and give it a wash. Paint comes next.

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