Showing posts with label Complete Car Paint Job. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Complete Car Paint Job. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

2005 Honda Civic Si Revamp

2005 Honda Civic Si with new Championship White paint job from Almost Everything Auto Body.
A young driver and his parents wanted his first car to be something a little special. So they took a nice Honda Civic Si that was looking a little old and made it look new. The Honda Championship White paint is a nice touch and a tribute to Honda's first Formula 1 victory in 1960.

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Microchecking paint and rust on roof prior to repairs at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Faded, peeling Honda Civic prior to repairs & paint at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Honda Civic after repairs & paint at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Honda Civic before complete paint job at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Honda Civic after complete paint job at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Honda Civic SI before color change at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Honda Civic SI after color change at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Oxidized paint before overall paint job at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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After overall paint job at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Honda Civic Si before overall paint job at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Honda Civic Si after overall paint job at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Faded paint on Honda Civic Si before respray at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Honda Civic Si after respray at Almost Everything Auto Body.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Doing It Right--High Quality Paint Job

Car getting ready for top quality paint job at Almost Everything Auto Body.
This is what you do if you want a great paint job: you take the car apart so that paint can get into the nooks and crannies and so that paint does NOT get on the chrome, rubber, windows and other trim parts. Then you fix all of the little dings, dents and gouges. The owner of this 2002 Chrysler 300M takes very good care of his car but the years had taken their toll and up close it had chips, scratches and dings. When we finished, it looked like a new car again.

Trim Removal:
Lights, chrome and trim removed in preparation for complete paint job.

Trim Removal:
"Trim Removal" refers to taking off all the parts that are not supposed to have paint on them.

Trim Removal:
Trim can include lights, weatherstrips, windows, door handles, bumpers, etc.

Trim Removal:
If you don't want parts painted together, you disassemble the car prior to paint.

Trim Removal:
Trim removal as shown in this series is optional and at additional cost.

Ding Repairs:
Small ding marked on hood in preparation for repair.

Fixing Scrapes & Gouges:
Paint chips & scratches sanded smooth. Dings & gouges marked for repair.

Fixing Scrapes & Gouges:
Paint chips & scratches sanded smooth. Dings & gouges marked for repair.

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Finished product--a virtually new car.

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Complete base-coat/clear coat paint job on 2002 Chrysler 300M at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Overall paint job on 2002 Chrysler 300M at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Whole car paint job on 2002 Chrysler 300M at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Two-Stage paint job on 2002 Chrysler 300M at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Top quality paint job on 2002 Chrysler 300M at Almost Everything Auto Body.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

1995 Honda Accord with Microchecked Paint

Almost Everything Auto Body technician masking a car prior to paint.

This 1995 Honda Accord was still performing well when it came to us in 2019. But the paint looked like hell! The paint had develop a problem called microchecking. Over time microchecking leads to paint failure and rusting. It is characterized by small cracks (or "checks") in the paint. They look like lots of small razor cuts and are usually the result of temperature extremes. So it is common to first see the problem over the car's radiator where the paint experiences the most extremes of heating and cooling. The cracks allow water to get under the paint so metal body parts start rusting.

This post provides a very nice photo progression of the car going through sanding and masking processes in the shop.

Before:
Stripping a car is a lot of work. This vehicle owner started then turned the job over to us when he realized how much more he needed to do.

During Sanding:
Microchecking paint has been remove to expose bare metal in preparation for repainting.

Masking Process:
1995 Honda Accord getting masking for paint at Almost Everything Auto Body.

After:
1995 Honda Accord with new paint job from Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Failed paint that was partially stripped by the owner before bringing the car to Almost Everything Auto Body.
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Honda Accord with Enamel, single-stage paint job from Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Microchecked paint that was partially sanded before the car was brought to Almost Everything Auto Body.

During Sanding:
Failed paint has been sanded to bare metal in preparation for repainting.

Masking Process:
Windows, lights and trim parts being masked prior to painting at Almost Everything Auto Body.

After:
Honda Accord with single-stage complete car paint from Almost Everything Auto Body.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

1995 Mercedes E320 Respray

Mercedes Benz E320 with new paint from Almost Everything Auto Body.

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.

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Mismatched paint on Mercedes Benz before repainting by Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Mercedes Benz E320 complete paint job at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Multi-color Mercedes Benz before repainting by Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Mercedes Benz E320 overall paint job at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Sad-looking Mercedes Benz before getting complete paint job at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Mercedes Benz E320 complete repaint at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Faded Mercedes Benz before complete car paint job at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Mercedes Benz E320 after new paint job from Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Faded Mercedes Benz before complete car paint job at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Mercedes Benz E320 after new paint job from Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Tired-looking Mercedes Benz before respray at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Mercedes Benz E320 after overall paint job from Almost Everything Auto Body.

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