Showing posts with label "Almost" Everything. Show all posts
Showing posts with label "Almost" Everything. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo-Overall Paint Job and Body repairs

This customer brought in her Monte Carlo to get painted after it was vandalized. She chose to bring in her own parts for us to install. We installed the left fender, left fog light, left and right headlights and the front bumper cover. She had decided on the Urethane Base Coat/Clear Coat 2-stage paint with a sealer. She also chose for us to get rid of the delaminating paint (peeling) to make sure it didn't show up under the new paint. Just look at it glow!
2006 Monte Carlo- Before work done at Almost Everything Autobody2006 Monte Carlo- Before work done at Almost Everything Autobody
2006 Monte Carlo- Before work done at Almost Everything Autobody
2006 Monte Carlo- Before work done at Almost Everything Autobody
2006 Monte Carlo- After work done at Almost Everything Autobody
2006 Monte Carlo- After work done at Almost Everything Autobody
2006 Monte Carlo- After work done at Almost Everything Autobody
2006 Monte Carlo- After work done at Almost Everything Autobody


Thursday, August 11, 2022

2007 Lexus ES350- Overall paint job and body repairs

 This customer brought in their 2007 Lexus ES350 for an overall paint job and body repairs. They wanted a color change to "Dark Sapphire Blue" by Sherwin Williams. The customer wanted to get repairs done on the quarter panel, replace the rear bumper that the customer supplied, and we found hidden damage to the support for the rear bumper that we replaced as well. The customer decided on using Urethane Base Coat/Clear Coat with a Urethane sealer. 

2007 Lexus ES350- Existing bodywork that was corrected at Almost Everything Autobody

2007 Lexus ES350- Existing bodywork that was corrected at Almost Everything Autobody

2007 Lexus ES350- in the color "Dark Sapphire Blue" by Sherwin Williams

2007 Lexus ES350- in the color "Dark Sapphire Blue" By Sherwin Williams

2007 Lexus ES350- in the color "Dark Sapphire Blue" By Sherwin Williams

2007 Lexus ES350- in the color "Dark Sapphire Blue" By Sherwin Williams

2007 Lexus ES350- Prior to work done at Almost Everything Autobody

2007 Lexus ES350- in the original color "Golden Almond Metallic" by Lexus

2007 Lexus ES350- in the original color "Golden Almond Metallic" by Lexus

2007 Lexus ES350-Prior to work done at Almost Everything Autobody

Thursday, August 4, 2022

2016 Tesla Model S Damage repair

 This customer came in wanting to repair damage to their bumper and quarter panel. There were scratches on both sides of the front bumper and a few scratches on the right quarter panel on the wheel arch that extended onto the corner of the quarter panel. This was a quick and easy fix, and the customer left satisfied that their Tesla looked brand new again!

2016 Tesla Model S- Damage on the right side of bumper

2016 Tesla Model S- Damage on the left side of bumper

2016 Tesla Model S- Damage to the rear bumper and right quarter panel

2016 Tesla Model S- After repairs at Almost Everything Autobody

2016 Tesla Model S- After repairs at Almost Everything Autobody

2016 Tesla Model S- After repairs at Almost Everything Autobody

2016 Tesla Model S- After repairs at Almost Everything Autobody

Thursday, July 28, 2022

2017 BMW 320I- Bumper Damage Repair

 This customer came in to repair his rear bumper that was damaged. He requested spot paint on his rear bumper. We filled in the gouges on the bumper with body filler and blended it into the rear bumper paint to make it as flawless as possible. 

2017 BMW 320I Rear Bumper Damage before repairs at Almost Everything Autobody
2017 BMW 320I Rear Bumper Damage before repairs at Almost Everything Autobody
2017 BMW 320I Rear Bumper Damage before repairs at Almost Everything Autobody
2017 BMW 320I during repairs at Almost Everything Autbody

2017 BMW 320I after spot paint job at Almost Everything Autobody












Tuesday, July 26, 2022

1992 Honda Accord LX- Overall paint job

 This customer came in wanting an overall paint job and a color change. The original color was unidentified but ultimately it was decided by the customer to change the color to "Gloss Grey" made by Sherwin Williams. He decided on using Enamel paint with a basic sealer and added our chip and scratch option to smooth out imperfections in the paint.  The color change helped make this older car look like new again! 


1992 Honda Accord LX before paint job at Almost Everything Autobody

1992 Honda Accord LX after Overall Paint at Almost Everything Autobody

1992 Honda Accord LX before paint job at Almost Everything Autobody

1992 Honda Accord LX after Overall Paint at Almost Everything Autobody

1992 Honda Accord LX before paint job at Almost Everything Autobody

1992 Honda Accord LX after Overall Paint at Almost Everything Autobody











Tuesday, July 19, 2022

2002 GMC G35 Savana Color Change!

 This customer came in wanting to revamp the good ol' work truck. The customer decided to take care of the peeling paint and chose our Chip and Scratch paint option to smooth out imperfections. They also decided on doing a color change from white to a Sherwin Williams color titled "Medium Blue" and chose to use Single Stage Enamel paint + UV Protection. 

BEFORE:

2002 GMC G35 before work done at Almost Everything Autbody
AFTER:
2002 GMC G35 after the color change

BEFORE:
2002 GMC G35 before work done at Almost Everything Autbody
AFTER:
2002 GMC G35 after the color change
BEFORE:
2002 GMC G35 before work done at Almost Everything Autbody
AFTER:
2002 GMC G35 in the Sherwin Williams color "Medium Blue"




Thursday, July 14, 2022

2003 Dodge Intrepid Overall Paint job

This customer wanted to revive this Delaminating (peeling) paint job and make this beauty look like new again. The customer decided they wanted us to do the extra prepping methods to correct this paint imperfection which paid off in the long run! Just look at her shine! We use Urethane Single-Stage paint titled "Brilliant Black"


BEFORE:

2003 Dodge Intrepid prior to work at Almost Everything

AFTER:

2003 Dodge Intrepid in the color "Brilliant Black" done by Almost Everything Autobody

BEFORE:

2003 Dodge Intrepid prior to work at Almost Everything

AFTER:

2003 Dodge Intrepid in the color "Brilliant Black" done by Almost Everything Autobody

BEFORE:

2003 Dodge Intrepid prior to work at Almost Everything

AFTER:

2003 Dodge Intrepid in the color "Brilliant Black" done by Almost Everything Autobody

DELAMINATING PAINT & MICROCHECK EXAMPLE   

2003 Dodge Intrepid prior to work at Almost Everything

These two pictures are good examples of delaminating paint and microcheck on the same body panel. This is caused by the heating and cooling of the cars surface. This tends to happen more on darker colored cars! When the surface is exposed to the sun all day the paint expands. At night when the surface cools down it will return to the original condition. This causes the paint to have tiny "check marks" only being able to notice when inspecting paint close enough! 


Friday, January 1, 2016

What's with "Almost" Everything?!!

Totaled Ford Mustang GT

Every week we get asked what the "Almost" means in Almost Everything Auto Body. This car is a good example." It was a beautiful and well loved by its owners. Sadly, it was too badly damaged to fix. Some of the things we showed the customer were the doors pushed back and down over the rear panels. The frame was crushed like an accordion AND sagging in the middle. Repairs would cost more than the car was worth and probably not get the car back to original condition. The owner plans to put the engine, wheels and any other valuable components, into a donor chassis then bring it back to us to match the original paint job.

Totaled Ford Mustang GT--frame is sagging and accordioned

Totaled Ford Mustang GT--doors pushed down and back on both sides

Totaled Ford Mustang GT--frame twist is more obvious from this view

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Yes, we can paint just parts

Customer wants to install bumper himself. Asks Almost Everything to paint it for him.

Almost Everything's Car of the Day is. . . a bumper, no car, just the bumper. A customer asked us to paint a junk yard part so he could install it himself. We were happy to oblige. He also supplied the color code. We caution customers that color codes do not insure exact color matches. Different factories, different paint suppliers, different batches, humidity, temperature, paint application technique, settling of paint ingredients can all contribute to startling differences in a single paint color from the manufacturer. So it is always best to have the car present during painting so we can compare the computer generated formula with the actual color on the car. Even then, it is impossible to match things like fading that can vary from the top to the bottom of the car.

Before:
Customer wants to install bumper himself. Asks Almost Everything to paint it for him.

After:
Customer wants to install bumper himself. Asks Almost Everything to paint it for him.

Monday, November 9, 2015

1925 Doble E-20 Steam Car from Jay Leno's Garage



Jay Leno has done an incredible job restoring a strange and wonderful car that has special meaning at Almost Everything Auto Body. Our founder, Frank Barnard, passed by publicity photos of Doble automobiles every day in the lobby of the old factory that was home and office for a bunch of friends during college. And it was in the Doble factory that Frank and his friend Tod first started a business called Almost Everything. . . and Nothing Else. The 1990 business license is in Frank's office today with the Doble factory address.

Monday, October 26, 2015

"Almost" Everything - We'll Tell You It's Time to Give Up

If your accident is anything like this then, no, we won't fix your car.

Many people ask us what the "Almost" means in our name. This truck is a good example. Although we could fix it, we told the owner that he was better off buying another vehicle. In addition to the obvious damage, the frame was twisted and the suspension had problems. If someone were to fix it, we'd be afraid to ride in it. It was definitely a total loss. You could probably buy a nice used F-150 for less than half of what it would cost to fix this one.

"Totalled"
Totalled vehicle with body and frame damage

Scrap
Vehicle will be scrapped due to excessive body and frame damage

Junkyard Material
Vehicle to be scrapped due to excessive body and frame damage

Bent Frame
Bent frame members on Ford F150 before it went to scrap yard.

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