Monthly Archives: November 2015
The Camry had its turn in the booth today. As you can see things turned out very well. We all jumped on it this morning. Masking off the areas that were not getting painted and prepping the ones that did get painted. Paul then sealed the new panels, sprayed three coats of the base coat white, then three coats of the pearl mid coat, then wrapped all that up with 2 coats of PPG’s high solids clear. Tomorrow we will start the reassembly process. We hope to be getting this one back to the owner on Friday.
This new, and I do mean NEW Camry is smacked a deer a week ago and we are well into the repair process and ahead of schedule. All of the parts were ordered last Friday and were delivered to the shop first thing this morning. Paul got right to work trimming the hood and fender out so that they could be installed as soon as they were dry, which is what you see here. What I didn’t get a picture of is that the car is now all sanded and washed and in the paint booth for tomorrow. In the morning we will mask off the areas that aren’t getting painted prep the ones that are and Paul will do his magic on making it all pretty again. Wednesday we will put it all back together and try to get it back to the customer as soon as possible. I know the owner misses it, he hasn’t even made a payment on it yet.
The Cobra is moving right along. Here you can see in the first two pictures what it looks like after wet sanding the clear coat. This is what was done yesterday. We sanded the entire car starting with 1000 grit sand paper then 2000 then 3000. Then we washed the car. This morning Paul and Chris started buffing the paint back out to bring the shine back out. Just like the sanding process, its done in steps. The first step is a heavy cutting compound that gets the scratches out. The next step up shines up the compound scratches. The final step brings up the high gloss back. This is where we ran out of time today. We will put a final hand polish on here next week and then start the reassembly process. Then this Cobra will be back on the streets.