Showing posts with label Microchecking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Microchecking. 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 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.

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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.

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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.

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

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Basic Paint on 2007 Honda Civic Coupe

2007 Civic with most basic Single Stage Paint Job.

This is an example of our least expensive Enamel Single Stage paint job. The customer chose not to fix damage to the existing paint such as delamination (peeling) and microchecking (cracking.) So there are imperfections that show under new paint when examined closely.

We will never recommend painting over delaminating or microchecking paint because these problems will cause the new paint to quickly crack, blister and peel. And for this reason we cannot offer a warranty. But for this customer's purposes, the cost met his needs and the result looks quite good from a short distance--certainly much better than when he brought the car in.

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Honda Civic with badly faded paint.

Before–Microchecking:
Microchecking is a type of cracking or crazing of paint.

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Honda Civic with new Single Stage Enamel paint from Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Dull looking Honda before getting new paint at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Honda Civic with new Single Stage Enamel paint from Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Honda before getting a complete car paint job from Almost Everything Auto Body.

Before–Delamination:
Delaminating (peeling) paint & clear coat before getting painted.
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Honda Civic with a complete car paint job from Almost Everything Auto Body.

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

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Honda Civic with an overall auto paint job from Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Honda Civic before new auto paint at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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Honda Civic with an new auto paint job from Almost Everything Auto Body.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Delaminating Paint & Microchecking Paint on Honda Accord

Delaminating or peeling clear coat on Honda Accord

Almost Everything's Car of the Day is a Honda Accord with 2 paint problems. Sun has damaged the clear coat causing it to delaminate and peeling. The trunk and rear panels have different age damage called microchecking where the paint and primer are shrinking causing lots of microscopic cracks. We removed the damaged paint and primer layers, applied new primer-sealer and repainted the whole car.

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Delaminating paint on roof and microchecking paint on trunk

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Honda Accord after complete car paint job at Almost Everything Auto Body

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Delaminating paint on roof and microchecking paint on trunk

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Close-up of microchecking paint before repairs at Almost Everything Auto Body

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Whole car paint job at Almost Everything Auto Body

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Delaminating paint on roof and microchecking paint on trunk

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Accord with overall car paint from Almost Everything Auto Body

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Honda with faded and peeling paint before complete paint job at Almost Everything Auto Body

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Accord with overall car paint from Almost Everything Auto Body

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Accord with new auto paint from Almost Everything Auto Body

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