Monthly Archives: November 2014

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ThanksgivingHappy Thanksgiving from all of us here at JMC Autoworx.

See you again on Dec. 1st.

Murdered out

IMG_4990 IMG_4991We painted the wheels on this Camaro yesterday. This morning new tires were mounted to the wheels and the freshly painted wheels wrapped with new rubber were re-installed. The customer was very satisfied with the new look. As you can see, wheels make or break the car.

New look

IMG_4965 IMG_4966 IMG_4968 IMG_4969 IMG_4972 IMG_4970 IMG_4971 IMG_4975 IMG_4976These Camaro wheels are getting a fresh coat of paint. The owner wanted to add a custom touch to his 2010 Camaro. The factory wheels had a polished type look to them. We cleaned and sanded them down and proper prepped them for paint. Once they were in the booth a coat of PPG Epoxy sealer was sprayed on them to all proper adhesion of the top coat. The top coat is a semi-flat or eggshell black. Tomorrow the new tires get mounted and we will put them back on the car. Check back tomorrow to see the new look.

Bumper time

IMG_4973 IMG_4974 IMG_4978 IMG_4979 IMG_4980 IMG_4982This Maxima was involved in a little scuffle over the weekend. Nothing bad at all really but it did warrant a new bumper. In the first few pictures you see Chris putting the clear on the bumper. Sorry, I missed the first few steps on painting this one. The last couple of pictures show the damage that was done to the car. Tomorrow we will get the new bumper on and all wrapped up just in time for the Thanksgiving festivities.

Good progress today

IMG_4958 IMG_4957 IMG_4956 IMG_4955 IMG_4964 IMG_4963 IMG_4962 IMG_4961The 1952 Ford is coming together right nicely. This morning we blocked out the fenders, header panel and inner fenders. Since it was a little warmer today we opted to go ahead and prep them and get them painted today. Warmer temperatures makes the paint dry a little better so since we had several parts ready, we took advantage of it. The first few pictures were taken after the sealer was applied. Sealer is used to provide a uniform layer to help with the coverage of the color coats. 4 coats of color were followed by 3 coats of clear. As you can see they turned out very slick. We will give these a few weeks to fully dry then we will wet sand and buff these just like we did the rear ones.

Final prime

IMG_4948 IMG_4949 IMG_4950Yesterday and today we blocked out the front fenders for the ’52 Ford. They turned out pretty good but we did have to go back and apply a little more filler in the right one. No big deal, thats really why we do it this way. Its better to see that now, than after they have been painted. Today we applied the final coats of primer to these fenders. Next week these will be ready to see red.

FJ deconstruction

IMG_4923 IMG_4925 IMG_4924 IMG_4931 IMG_4930 IMG_4929 IMG_4928This FJ will be going over to the metal fabricator in a few weeks so we took a little time to remove some parts to keep the project moving along. Since we will be keeping the bumpers and grill here, we will be able to get those prepped up and possibly painted while its gone. We sanded a couple of areas just to see what kind of life this Cruiser has lived. It has definitely been painted a few times. You can tell by the number of circles where it was sanded. Kind of like an onion, the layers show all the coats of paint that have been applied over the years.  This will be a challenging project but it is also very cool and will look great when its completed.

Ready to roll

IMG_4940 IMG_4943 IMG_4942The MDX is complete, cleaned up and ready to roll. We wrapped it up early this morning, had it detailed for the customer and had it aligned. It all checked out and is ready for the weekend.


IMG_4905This Acura hit a deer last week. If you scroll down a few posts you will see what it looked like when it came in.  We did get the “go ahead” on this one yesterday so we did. All the parts are ordered and should be here tomorrow. Since the A/C condenser is local, it did come in today and we were able to get it installed and re-charged the system. Tomorrow the fender and bumper get painted then it takes a trip to the local Honda dealership to get new airbags and seat belts.

I can see clearly

IMG_4903 IMG_4904 IMG_4909 IMG_4907 IMG_4906 IMG_4908This Altima is in the shop to get a new front door. The door came in yesterday and we did get it trimmed out and back on the car before we went home yesterday. This morning we got right to work  prepping it for paint. I wish I had taken pictures of the headlights when the car came in. They were yellowed and very dull. They were in such bad shape they were greatly reducing her vision while driving at night. We did our headlight restoration process on them while we were painting the side today as well. We blended the color out onto the rear door and front fender to ensure a quality repair and color match. We took these pictures after having it cleaned up. This one should go home tomorrow.

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