These 1990s Mercedes Benzes were built like bank vaults. But even a Mercedes will need to be repainted when the original paint gets old enough. In the case of this car, the paint was faded. At some point the trunk had been replaced. And the owner had 2 new tail lights that she purchased and wanted to have us install.
A brand new Lexus ES300h came to us for collision repairs. We replaced the hood, bumper, headlamps, radiator, A/C condenser, cooling fan, collision avoidance sensor and damaged structural components. The car has a beautiful 3-stage "candy" paint job (also called tri-coat paint.) These type paints look dramatic because 3 different paint processes are used to add depth, shimmer and highlights. The extra paint steps also mean that the paint is much more difficult to match and takes a very skilled painter.
Mustangs are dream cars for a lot of people but this one looked more like a nightmare. The paint had been peeling for years. Which was sad because except for the paint, the car was like new. It had incredibly low miles and the interior was in great shape. So we stripped off all of the bad paint, removed the spoiler so we could paint under and around it, applied a new coat of primer-sealer, and then repainted the entire car.
I always wanted one of these cars--the legendary, iconic Nissan 300ZX Turbo. A month after we completed a restoration and overall paint job on this car, the rear bumper got damaged in an accident. The bumper was replaced and we matched the paint to the rest of the car.