Some people think that once you purchase a new panel for a vehicle, it's ready to be painted. Unfortunately that is not necessarily the case. Many new panels have to be straightened, gaps have to be filled, and this can be a time consuming process, but it's very necessary to get a beautiful looking 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. Many layers have to be applied to the vehicle to make it last a long time, and look just like new.
The following are some of the layers that are 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.
Basecoat is the coating layer that gives color and an aesthetic look. Our base coatings won't fade for many, many years, keeping the color of your vehicle looking just like new.
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 every beating your vehicle takes from normal "wear and tear". It also gives your car or truck the shine of a new vehicle.