Monthly Archives: July 2015
This BMW was in tussle with a post in a parking lot. It did a very small amount of damage to the bumper but unfortunately the guys wife wouldn’t let him live it down. So, he stopped by to have it repaired for her. We first removed the bumper to allow access to the back side of the bumper. We heated the bad spots and molded them back to as close to where they were supposed to be as possible. We then filled the low areas and blocked it out to smooth up the area as best as possible. Primer was then put on the repair to fill in the final spots and provide a nice base for the paint. The entire fender was then sanded to ensure a good adhesion for the sealer and paint layers that followed. 2 coats of clear rounded off the repair. Tomorrow we will reinstall this bumper and get the car back to its owner.
Today we took some time to shoot a set of wheels for a customer. These wheels were polished and looked great. The problem was maintenance . There is lots of polishing that must be done to keep them looking like chrome. So we were asked to paint them semi-gloss black to make the maintenance to almost none. Next week we will have the tires re-mounted and delivered back to the owner.
This BMW is in the shop to get the left fender repaired. Being an aluminum fender, we have to send that out to our metal fabricator to get welded up. We removed it and took it to him, once he has welded it, we will finsih the repair, paint it and re-install it. This should be a fairly simple repair and we epect everything to so smothly.
Back on the cab today for Chris and I. Chris started on the roof and got that to a pretty good stopping point then moved on to the rear of the cab. We set it up on a stand to get to the lower areas of the cab. Chris blocked out all of the slick sand with 80 grit on a long block to smooth up the minor waves and ripples. The bigger areas were massaged out with a hammer and dolly before starting the filler steps. You can see here we have our second coat of filler on the back of the cab to smooth out the low and high areas. While we worked on the cab, Paul was putting the sand blaster to good use today. Head light buckets, hood hinges, springs, horn mounts and the front fresh air vent mecanism were all blasted today. We plan to continue the work on the cab and to get these blasted parts in epoxy primer over the next few days.