Almost Everything'sCar of the Day is a 1993 Acura Legend. This blackish/whitish/crusty luxury sedan came into our shop in dire need of a paint job. We started our painting process by first sanding all of the peeling areas down, making them smooth so they would not show through the new paint while also removing all of the rock chips and scratches. Next step was to apply a sealer, a neutral colored primer that provides a solid, even colored surface for the new paint to "bite" onto. Once the sealer was sprayed on, we began to apply the new paint! This car's owner is selling this vehicle. They decided to keep the original color and chose our Enamel paint for an affordable great looking finish!
Almost Everything'sCar of the Day is a 1996 Mazda 626. This economical sedan came to our shop with plenty of areas to repair. Its original paint had begun to fail years ago, leaving an unattractive flaky, "oxidized" looking paint surface behind! This is a common issue on cars of this era. We refer to it as delaminating paint, a condition where the car's clear coat peels off of the color beneath. We began by removing all of the problematic peeling areas by sanding them smooth. Next up was a coat of primer sealer which provides an even colored surface for the new paint to adhere to. Finally we repainted the entire exterior of the Mazda with our "Enamel + UV protectant" paint in the car's original black!
Almost Everything'sWreck of the Day is a 2013 Tesla Model S--the first one we know of to wreck. Almost Everything is located about 5 miles from the Tesla factory so we are fortunate to have Tesla employees as customers and to see Teslas every day.
This was a serious crash but the driver was uninjured. In addition to being blindingly fast, handling better than virtually anything on the road and getting the best fuel efficiency, the National Highway Safety Administration says the Model S is the safest car ever tested. We want one.
Almost Everything'sCar of the Day is a 1999 Mercury Villager Minivan. This people mover came to our shop as many late 1990's vehicles do, its paint was peeling, faded and quite ugly. We started by first removing the peeling or "delaminating" paint, smoothing all of the old jagged edges of paint down to an even, paintable surface. Next up was primer-sealer; we applied a coat before paint to ensure proper adhesion. Finally its beautiful, original color was painted on with our Enamel paint, losing the "2 tone" color scheme for a more modern look!
Almost Everything'sCar of the Day is a 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. This car has some history with its owners, it was the first "Pt" in the Fremont area! The cars owners have a deep attatchment to this car and did not want to have their "baby" driving around with peeling paint any longer! The paint material that was chosen for this "mopar" was our "Base Coat / Clear Coat" 2 stage paint, and to finish off the look the owners decided to have us "Wetsand and Polish" the car. The polishing process is a very intricate, time consuming job, our detailer spent many hours smoothing this paint to an extremely glossy glass like finish! This Chrysler will look great for years to come!
Almost Everything'sCar of the Day is a 1990 Acura Integra. This Import came to our shop for two different reasons, the "Body Kit" had recently been cracked due to an accident, and the rest of the car was most definitely in need of a new paint job. We began with repairing the damaged areas on the bumper cover, removing the cover, fixing the cracks, then reinstalling it. When all of the bodywork was complete we started "prepping" the rest of the car's body for paint. Since all of the bodywork that the cars owner wanted fixed was already completed before coming to our shop (excluding the bumper) we simply scuffed the car with an abrasive hand pad, then masked off all of the windows, lights, and trim. Once masking was complete we rolled it into our booth where the car was painted with the deepest darkest black enamel paint that we have in ouir color book!
Almost Everything'sWreck of the Day is yet another Lamborghini. If you know us at all, you know we can't pass up an exotic supercar flambé-ing itself. This time there's a somewhat reasonable excuse. This particular Lamborghini, called the "LP570-4 Underground Racing R2/Altechno," has 2005 HP and set an all time speed record at the Moscow Unlimited 500+ drag races. It is traveling 402 kph (250 mph) at the finish line. . . then it blows up. Great video.
Almost Everything'sCar of the Day is a 2002 Honda Accord Sedan. This daily driver was in need of some serious love when it drove into our parking lot. Its original factory paint had failed a while back, fading, peeling and eventually turning into the white powder that you can see barely clinging to its body panels. The owner plans on buying a new vehicle within the next couple years and didn't want to spend thousands of dollars on a factory-type paint job. With this in mind she chose to have us refinish her car with a basic "Single Stage" paint in the original Honda color. Even a simple paint job, such as the one seen on this Accord, can make many old vehicles look great again!