Showing posts with label Masking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Masking. Show all posts

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.

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

Before:
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 15, 2013

Almost Everything Autobody's Masking Process

Earlier this month we published a post giving you a look into how we sand and prepare cars for new paint at Almost Everything Auto Body. What was not described in that post is the next step between preparation and the actual painting of the car. Some body shops require the complete dis-assembly of a vehicle before they can apply paint. We agree that it is the best way to paint a car. But it adds labor and cost which isn't helpful for many people and their cars. At our shop, one way of keeping costs down and the flow of cars moving quickly is to "Mask Off" all of the trim and windows instead of completely removing them. This method keeps the overall price of refinishing your car down considerably since we don't have to charge you to remove and install every little trim piece and panel! Ultimately your wallet will thank you, your car will look great and you will get your car back faster!

Mercedes s550 repainted by Almost Everything Autobody

Door Jamb masked off and ready for paint at Almost Everything Autobody

Mercedes Benz getting a color change at Almost Everything Autobody

Door jams are a very intricate item to mask on any car (Almost Everything Autobody)

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