Showing posts with label Headlight Restoration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Headlight Restoration. Show all posts

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Dents, Paint & Headlamp Restore on Toyota Minivan

New paint and shiny clear restored headlights from Almost Everything Auto Body.

After 10+ years of use this Toyota Sienna had a few noticeable wounds. The owner had us fix dents and repaint the entire minivan with a durable, reasonably priced, urethane single-stage paint. We also restored the headlights.

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There is a dent near the taillight and the bumper is held on with duct tape.

After:
The dent is gone and so is the need for duct tape on the bumper.

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Old, yellowed headlights before restoration at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Clear, shiny headlights after restoration at Almost Everything Auto Body.

Monday, May 30, 2016

A New Car at 5% of the New Car Price

Delaminating (peeling) paint on before complete car paint job.

Today we feature a great car with low miles but its age was really showing in the paint and headlights. The owner's objective was to get a "new" car without the new car payment. So he changed the color, restored the headlights and fixed the delaminating or peeling paint & clear coat. He chose our Urethane Single Stage paint for a durable but economical finish.

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Dull headlights and peeling paint on 1995 Honda Accord.

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Accord after headlight restoration and complete car paint job at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Faded, yellow headlights on Honda Accord before restoration.

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Accord after headlight restoration and color change at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Oxidized headlights and paint on Honda Accord.

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Honda Accord after overall paint job with color change and headlamp restoration.

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Faded paint before complete car repaint.

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After complete car repaint at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Peeling clear coat on Honda Accord.

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Accord after paint repairs & color change at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Delaminating paint on Honda Accord.

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Accord after color change at Almost Everything Auto Body.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Headlight Restoration

Yellow, faded headlamps look bad and are unsafe. Restore them to jewel-like clarity for a fraction of replacement costs. Almost Everything polishes the damaged surface then rebuilds the layer with a tough new coating of clear epoxy resin. We DO NOT use quick-fix chemicals that cause permanent damage to the lights.

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One headlight is faded, yellow and cloudy before restoration.

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Headlights are clear and bright after cleaning & polishing at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Faded, yellow, cloudy headlamp before restoration.

After:
Headlamp restored at Almost Everything Auto Body.

Note: There are cheap chemical treatments promoted for faded lights. We have found that these chemical treatments look good for a short time but wear off. Worse, the chemicals eat into the surface of the light and cause microscopic cracks or "crazing." Then the lights look worse than before. Almost Everything's restoration process cannot fix the damage cause by these chemical treatments. So we recommend against them.

Monday, April 4, 2016

One of Our All Time Favorites, 1992 Lexus SC300 Overall Paint Job

Stunning Lexus SC300 after complete car auto paint at Almost Everything Auto Body.

The 1991-2000 Lexus SC is one of the best and most beautiful cars ever made (and in the interest of full disclosure, we think Lexus went the opposite direction for the 2001-2010 SC.) That is why this example is our Almost Everything Car of the Day. We fixed dents and rust, replace a few parts, feathered out any chips & scratches, then repainted the whole car in a new color using our Urethane 2-stage, Base Coat-Clear Coat paint. To top it off, we restored the headlights to their original clarity. We think the results are spectacular.

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Lexus SC300 before auto body repairs & paint.

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Lexus SC300 after auto body repairs & paint.

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Lexus SC300 with faded & mis-matched paint before auto body repairs & paint.

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Lexus SC300 after complete auto paint job & body repairs.

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Lexus SC300 with old body damage on quarter panel.

Undergoing Repairs:
Lexus SC300 in process of repair to old body damage on quarter panel.

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Lexus SC300 after repairs to old body damage on quarter panel.

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Faded Lexus SC300 in need of a complete paint job.

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Lexus SC300 after complete 2-stage paint job.

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Lexus SC300 looks good. But could look a lot better!

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Lexus SC300 looks a lot better! Base Coat-Clear Coat paint job from Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Lexus SC300 before overall paint job.

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Lexus SC300 after overall paint job.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Getting the Most Out of Your Car

The Allen Swift 1928 Rolls Royce Phantom I Picadilly Roadster
Mr. Allen Swift knew how to take care of a car. He drove the same one from 1928 until his death at 102 years old in 2005. This is the longest car ownership we have ever heard of and we think must be the world record. When he died, he left the car to the Springfield History Museum, along with $1 million to buy a new building. Shows what you can do if you save your money instead of buying a new car!

Allen Swift and his 1928 Rolls Royce Phantom I

The car itself, even without its special history, is an amazing vehicle. It is a Rolls Royce Phantom I Picadilly Roadster, serial number S273 FP. It is one of the few Rolls Royces made in the USA in Springfield Massachusetts between 1921 and 1931, a "Springfield Rolls,"

Brewster Body manufacturing plate from Swift's Rolls Royce

Swift drove the car for over 80 years and museum directors say that it still runs well and very quietly after 170 thousand miles. In later years it mainly did parade duty. The car was originally a gift from Swift's father in return for giving up college to stay with the family business.

Allen Swift and the Rolls Royce P1 Picadillly he owned from new

The car was repainted in 1988 by Automotive Restorations, Inc. and Swift, already 85, drove it home with the top down.



Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Customer Satisfaction Survey Results 2010 Quarter 3

Almost Everything Autobody received a 94.0% or 'A' grade for its 2010-3rd Quarter Customer Satisfaction Score. Almost Everything contracts with CSi Complete, a national provider of customer satisfaction indexing, to survey our customers and provide us with this feedback. The past quarter's score is based on responses received from 296 Almost Everything Autobody customers who had work done during the quarter.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

2001 Mercedes Benz S430 with Cloudy Yellow Headlights

Yellow, Hazy Headlight before Restoration at Almost Everything Autobody
Today's customer had a gorgeous Mercedes Benz S430 in great condition except for the headlights which were pitted, yellow and hazy. The customer hated the way they looked and how performance at night was diminished. So he brought his car to Almost Everything Autobody specifically for headlight restoration. He had been quoted $100-$250 for this work at other shops and thousands of dollars for headlight replacement.
The same Headlight after Restoration at Almost Everything Autobody
Almost Everything's price was dramatically lower for the same work. And we completed it the same afternoon. When Almost Everything Autobody restores a headlamp we actually resurface the lens using special pneumatic micro polishing machines, very fine abrasives, the highest quality polishes and a bit of artistry. That's why our results look so much better. And because we do so many, our cost is significantly less than everyone else.
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Monday, April 5, 2010

2004 Toyota Camry with Auto Bodywork and Paint

Today's Car of the Day is a 2004 Toyota Camry that came in need of auto bodywork and paint. Almost Everything replaced hood, hood latch and support, front bumper absorber, front bumper filler, front bumper brackets, front bumper cover, front grille assembly and rear bumper cover. Almost Everything also repaired a dent on left quarter panel and a ding on left rear door. This customer decided to paint the entire car with our Presidential paint service and add Integrated Clear Coat on the paint. Almost Everything also restore this car yellowed headlights to improve night time safety.

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Toyota Camry collision repair at Almost Everything Autobody


Toyota Camry collision repair at Almost Everything Autobody
Toyota Camry collision repair at Almost Everything Autobody
Toyota Camry collision repair at Almost Everything Autobody
Toyota Camry collision repair at Almost Everything Autobody
Toyota Camry collision repair at Almost Everything Autobody














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Toyota Camry collision repair at Almost Everything Autobody
Toyota Camry collision repair at Almost Everything Autobody
Toyota Camry collision repair at Almost Everything Autobody
Toyota Camry collision repair at Almost Everything Autobody
Toyota Camry collision repair at Almost Everything Autobody
Toyota Camry collision repair at Almost Everything Autobody

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