Almost Everything'sCar of the Day is a 1991 BMW E30 318i. This sporty little european car came to our shop in in typical E30 form: old, faded and sort of strange looking. The owner of this car had a recent accident where the driver"s side fender and frame rail were the unfortunate victims of an unforgiving freeway barrier, with the help of used parts, a light pole and a "come along" he got the body to line up straight again. The car now needed paint due to the new mismatched body panels, instead of painting just the donor parts the owner decided to have us repaint the entire car with one of our "Single Stage" paints in a very unique "Battle Ship Grey" color for an intimidating military machinery inspired finish that didnt break the bank!
Almost Everything'sCar of the Day is a 1999 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS. This daily driver rally car came to Almost Everything in need of lots of help in the cosmetics department. The original paint was peeling, faded and ugly, and there were plenty of imperfections around the cars body such as dings, dents and unfortunately plenty of Rust! We began by repairing the rust hole in the left quarter panel, and straightening the decently-sized dent of the passengers front fender. Once the requested repairs were completed we moved it into sanding where the peeling paint was removed, and all of the rock chips were smoothed. With the body straight and the paint sanded smooth the car was painted with its new coat of Enamel paint in our brightest, purest whitest white that we have available!
Almost Everything'sCar of the Day is a 1991 Nissan 240SX, this sparkling slide machine came to our shop as many 240's do; mismatched, primered, and ready for drift battle. The car's owner grew tired of the typical 240 look and decided to match the bumper and trunk (with spoiler) to the rest of the car! One interesting fact about this paint job is that the body of the car had a very basic, slightly old "single stage" paint job from another shop. Typically this would cause an issue with color matching due to paint material differences, luckily our painter has the expertise to match colors extremely closely as the pictures will tell!
Almost Everything'sCar of the Day is a 1985 BMW 325E "E30". This classic bavarian came to our shop looking downright terrible! Its beautiful body lines had been covered in a halfway sanded off green paint like substance, completely tarnishing the car's resale value and "head turning" factor. This car's owner decided to do all of his own body work and sanding, leaving only the painting up to us. We completed all of our "basic prep" before the new paint was applied which includes; Chemically Cleaning, Abrasive Pad Scuffing, and Masking of all unpainted Trim. Once this was complete we refinished the E30 with our basic Enamel in a slightly different color; BMW's own "Calypso Red Metallic".
Almost Everything'sCar of the Day is a 1991 Nissan Silvia, this car started out as an American market Nissan 240SX Coupe. The car's front end underwent a radical conversion to look like its Japanese market counterpart. Most aftermarket and replacement parts do not come painted to match the car that they are going on. This particular car had not been refinished since its new front end panels were installed and the whole car had been sprayed with a flat black primer making it look terrible! We made this Silvia look much better by first applying our own primer sealer to ensure that the new paint would adhere to the vehicle's surface and to provide a uniform base layer for the drastic color change that was coming. The car was originally black. Opting for a very glossy and clean look, the owner chose to refinish the car with "Championship White" in our Enamel + UV protectant paint!