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DSCF9401DSCF9402DSCF9403We have a Camaro that has been vandalized in the shop this week. Here you can see we have already sanded out the scratches and repaired the areas that needed it. We have it masked off and read for primer that will go in the morning. Sometimes there just isnt enough hours in the day.  Once we get primer on here and its dry enough to sand, we will block all these areas out and get it ready for paint on Friday.

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Coincidence?

DSCF7729 DSCF7731This is the Camaro that we painted the roof and hood on earlier in the week. The customer purchased this 2001 Camaro brand new in ’01 and wanted to jazz it up a bit. This car has a bit of history to it. It was purchased the morning the planes hit the World Trade Center on 9/11. The owner told me that story when he dropped it off for the repairs. Because Chevrolet puts their paint codes in several locations around the car, instead of hunting it down I just called the local dealership to get the correct code. They have access to that information through the vehicle identification number. While I was on the phone waiting for them to pick up, I looked over the VIN when my jaw hit the floor. You see, the last 3 digits of the VIN were 911.  It is a huge coincidence that it was bought on 9/11 and the VIN was 911 and then combining that with the significance of the whole day in American history made it kinda eerie, yet inspirational. The owner wanted racing stripes but not quite the conventional hugger stripes from the time period. So, this is what we came up with. The stripes are semi flat black with a 1/4″ pinstripe. They turned out very nice and something you dont see everyday.

New lease on life

DSCF7719 DSCF7725 DSCF7726 DSCF7727 This Camaro is in the shop to get a couple of old repairs done years ago freshened up. Normally, the roofs on these Camaros were black. Some people had theirs painted body color when the car was new to be different or, some people didnt like the black roofs. Either way, this was one of those cars. Over the years the clear broke down and the owner wanted to get it fixed. We also, while its here repaired and painted the hood. It had a few battle scars from years of use so while its here we took care of that too. Stay tuned tomorrow on this one. There may be a surprise.

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.

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