Preparation and Painting
Your vehicle’s paint is what prevents your vehicle from deteriorating and rusting. There are many types of paint and many ways to apply them. Some people think that once you purchase a new panel for a vehicle it is ready to be painted. Unfortunately, that is not necessarily the case. Many new panels need to be straightened and their gaps filled, which can be a time-consuming process, but very necessary to achieving a beautiful vehicle.
Existing paint has to be removed with sanding and any filling also needs to be sanded until the body of the car is totally smooth. The paint process itself is a multi-step procedure. Multiple layers are applied to the vehicle so the paint looks like new and lasts a long time.
The following are some of the layers applied to all vehicles we restore:
The primer is the coating layer that protects the vehicle from corrosion, sunlight, rust, etc. It also smoothes out irregularities on the surface of the car or truck.
The base coat establishes the aesthetics of the car by giving the vehicle a layer of color. Our base coats won’t fade for many, many years, so the color of your vehicle will stay vibrant.
The clear coat is the top coating layer that protects all other layers from the elements. Day after day it withstands acids, sunlight, rain, and beatings from normal wear and tear. The clear coat also endows your car or truck with the shine of a new vehicle.