Monthly Archives: February 2015
This Mustang is in the shop to get racing stripes. Last week we painted a set of brake calipers to match these stripes. That will tie the colors together and look nice when its all done. The owner also wanted to paint Saleen stripes on the fenders while we were at it. We started off by sanding the areas that we will be painting to ensure good adhesion. The car was then washed to provide a clean paint job. Then we masked off the panels that were not getting paint. We then sprayed the charcoal onto the panels where the stripes go. Once that base coat had dried, we masked off where the stripes were going. We then painted the panels back black. When the black was dry, we un-tapped the masking and laid down 2 good coats of clear. As you can see, they turned out really nice. Monday we will put the stripes on the bumpers and re-assemble it. This should be ready mid week.
Car show today!!
Yesterday these ’52 parts were metal worked, sanded and prepped for primer. A coat of epoxy was sprayed late yesterday, but it didnt dry in time for the Slick Sand. First thing this morning, after the shop warmed up of course, Chris sprayed 4 good coats of super high build Slick Sand primer to the hood and front valence panel. Next week we will start blocking and straightening these panels.
Thats the brakes.
A customer of ours bought a couple of Mustangs and wanted to get the brake calipers painted so we gladly obliged. The yellow ones will match the car. Its actually the same Mustang we painted the roof stripes on a month ago. The charcoal calipers are going on a black car but it will soon have matching Saleen stripes. You should see it here in a couple of weeks. We started with brand new calipers. They were cleaned and prepped before a coat of PPG DP sealer was applied. Once that dried, it was followed with base coat then clear coat. These will go on the car first of next week.
Yes, We’re open
We are open for business today. Call us if there is anything we can do for you. Accident questions, rentals, help with insurance claims, just call. There have been many accidents reported. Please be safe if you must drive.
XR80 ready for assembly
Silver streak gets new paint
Silver streak is looking better than ever. We spent the day on this Mustang today. It went into the booth first thing, it was masked and prepped for paint. We started the paint process with a coat of sealer followed by several coats of factory silver color. Once that was dry, we laid down 2 good coats of high solids PPG clear coat. Tomorrow we will paint the bumpers, side skirts and other miscellaneous parts.