Almost Everything'sCar of the Day is a 1998 Honda Accord. This raisin colored sedan came to Almost Everything completely mismatched. Many of its body panels had been replaced with aftermarket parts due to collisions. Replacement parts will almost always need to be painted. Luckily we offer affordable options for repainting spots, or even the entire car as in the case of this Accord!
Almost Everything'sCar of the Day is a 1999 Mercedes Benz E430. This Luxurious mid-sized Mercedes came to our shop looking extremely un-luxurious. Its original paint had started to fade and discolor years back, eventually turning into the dull greyish tone that you can see in our pictures. The roof was particularly rough, it required stripping down to the bare metal due to a case of failed (cracking or "microchecking") primer beneath the paint, as for the rest of the car, we removed all of the light chips and scratches to prevent them from showing through the new paint. Once the base surfaces were nice and smooth we applied a primer sealer for the new paint to bite onto, and finally repainted the exterior with its original glossy black paint!
Almost Everything'sCar of the Day is a 2004 Toyota Sienna. This minivan was the unfortunate victim of an angry fence, its front passenger door, bumper cover and fender were replaced prior to coming to our shop. With multiple mismatched panels and approximately a trillion scratches all over, we recommended to paint the overall exterior of the van. We began by removing all of the light chips and scratches, sanding them down smooth, next we sealed the van with a primer sealer. The van was now ready for its new coat of Enamel paint, which was applied in its original color; Phantom Grey Metallic!
Almost Everything'sCar of the Day is a 1994 Honda Accord. This particular Accord luckily avoided nearly all of the typical "Honda Problems" such as: loads of peeling, chipping paint and "microchecking." Although the typical problems were not present, there was lots of old faded paint making this car look terrible! The owner opted to stick with just our Basic Prep work, which entails cleaning and degreasing the existing paint, scuffing the top surfaces of the paint to ensure adhesion of the new paint, and masking of all unpainted trim pieces. Once the prep was complete the car was ready for its new coat of Enamel paint in its factory color!
Almost Everything'sCar of the Day is a 2004 Ford Mustang GT. This mellow-colored mustang came to our shop needing some serious help in the looks department. The original paint had faded to a dull, lifeless orange over the years as well as the headlights and other trim pieces. We refinished this pony with our Base Coat + Clear Coat paint for an exceptionally glossy finish that will last for years to come! Since orange is such a bright color, and there is such thing as "Too Much Orange" the owner wanted to add an old-school muscle car inspired "Break" in colors, he asked us to repaint the hood scoop and spoiler flat black like the original Mach 1 Mustangs had!
Almost Everything'sCar of the Day is a 2006 Acura TL. This car is inspired by the "VIP" styled cars of Japan; low, luxurious, and typically jet black. This particular black paint from Honda has a heavy blue metallic flake, making the car appear black at night or in the shade, but transforms to a deep blue in the sunlight! The TL was refinished using our "Two Stage Base Coat / Clear Coat" paint and the color is named "Nighthawk Black"
It's that time of year again, the oldest and greatest auto race in the world celebrates its 90th anniversary this weekend in Le Mans, France (June 23-24, 2013.) The race is fast and torturous. It is where the world's premier auto makers--Aston Martin, Audi, Chevrolet (Corvette), Chrysler (SRT Viper), Ferrari, Honda, Lotus, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Porsche, Toyota--come to show not only that they have the fastest, best handling, most advanced cars but in order to win, they must also be reliable and economical.
The race attracts top drivers including celebrity Patrick Dempsey who in past years has been a LeMans class leader. Audi once again captured the pole in 2013. Toyota was third fastest in qualifying with a hybrid prototype.
Unlike most races, these vehicles must run all-out for 24 hours straight without breaking down and with as few stops as possible. At 2013 speeds we can expect the leaders to travel more than 3000 miles (5000 km)
NASCAR, Formula 1 and Indycar feature straights that can be a thousand feet long. LeMans features a straightaway that is 4 miles (6 km) long followed by a series of curves, hairpin turns and shorter straights.
It is our favorite race at Almost Everything because the cars look like real cars and the technology is often a few years away from making the cars we drive everyday safer, more fun and better performing.