Monthly Archives: November 2015

Good as new

DSCF8722This is the finished product for the new Camry that went hunting. It really looks great and is all cleaned up and ready for the customer.

Cobra teaser

DSCF8710Here is a little teaser of how the Cobra is coming. We have been buffing this one for the past two days and we have just about got it wrapped up. We still have to put a final polishing on it and re-assemble it.

Chevy time

DSCF8712 DSCF8711This Chevy is now ready for paint. Chris blocked out the body work today and then he finished sanding the rest of the panels then washed the truck to be sure we get a clean job. Once the Camry comes out in the morning, this ones goes in.

Its white again

DSCF8708 DSCF8705 DSCF8706 DSCF8707The 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.

Chevy on the mend

DSCF8702 DSCF8704And another jacked up Chevy truck is in the shop this week. This one is here to get a few bumps and bruises fixed up. As you can see there were a few dents in the right bedside and the left doors had mainly scratches. While Paul was working on the Camry parts, Chris was going at it getting this one ready. Door handles belt moldings, flares and bed cap were all removed today as well. Tomorrow we will block out the primer and remove the tail light and rear bumper to ensure we do a quality job. This one should take its turn in the paint booth on Wednesday.

Looking better, deer.

DSCF8700This 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.

Its open season..

DSCF8697 DSCF8696How terrible. This 2016 Camry hit a deer early one morning. This satisfied repeat customer knew exactly what to do, give JMC a call. Once here we got right to work disassembling the car to write  an accurate estimate. We then met with the owners insurance company and to iron out some final details then got right to work. All the parts are ordered and should arrive on Monday. In the meantime we pulled off the rest of the parts that will be replaced and repaired the damage done to the door from the deer.  Once the parts come in, we will keep on plugging along.

Wet sand and buffing

DSCF8693 DSCF8694 DSCF8695The 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.

Grilling

DSCF8688 DSCF8689 DSCF8681 DSCF8682 DSCF8687Back on the ’86 today. We have installed the bed, the grill, hood and cowl. We also painted the wheels yesterday and installed them. The bumpers will be in tomorrow and a few more parts will be here later this week. Once those come in, we can quickly wrap this one up. I’m sure the owner will happy to be cruising the streets again in this classic.

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