Strip, Prep & Paint
After all of the paint and old material has been stripped and removed from the chassis and shell of car, yet again we are taking more pictures of the damage underneath of the painted material to show the client what is being repaired.
Now the next stage of the process the shell of the car and frame will move over into the body shop where the body shop technicians can work there magic on them. They will do all necessary rust repair and rust prevention stages to ensure the best quality for your classic. Our highly trained auto body techs use only high quality 3M, Evercoat, Eastwood and PPG Products on your classics body and frame.
Once the body repair and necessary frame repair is completed, your car now moves down to the Pre Paint Prep Bay. In this portion of the shop which is one of the most crucial our technicians will apply the necessary primer stages on your classics and perform three stages of block sanding to ensure your classic is as straight as an arrow. We only use high quality Evercoat, Eastwood, & PPG at this stage depending on customer preference. Yes we are still documenting and taking pictures at this stage.
After the priming stages on the car are completed we will then prep the undercarriage of the car to apply our special in house rust proof undercoating to ensure superior rust prevention and sound deadening.
Now comes probably the most important process which we call our Pre Paint Inspection Process. In this process I and two of my other auto techs do a quality inspection on the body and undercarriage before the initial paint process begins.
Now that the car has received checks on the Pre Paint Inspection Process we will begin the taping process for the car to finally get its true color. We will also perform all necessary pre paint metal prepping and cleaning.
Finally we have reached most clients favorite part of the entire process, the color is now applied to your classic using SATA Spray Equipment and only the highest quality product, PPG. Depending on the car and paint job that is needed but the typical car gets our three to five coats of base or as necessary and three coats of clear. Then we will water sand the clear and then re spray again to ensure the deepest shine possible.
Then your classic will move from our paint booth to our water sanding & buffing bay, in this step our techs will sand your cars newly applied paint in the different stages to ensure the best look and then polish the paint to a mirror like finish.