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

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

2009 Toyota Camry XLE- Overall paint job & Headlight restoration

 This customer brought in their 2009 Toyota Camry for an overall paint job and to get the headlights restored. We also repaired the rear bumper of the gouges it had. The customer decided on correcting the Microcheck and Delaminating paint. He also wanted to change the color to Sherwin Williams 42086 "Gloss Black". This car has the Enamel+UV protection paired with a basic sealer to aid the durability of the paint. Lastly we did the headlight restoration to the right headlight giving this car a total makeover! 

2009 Toyota Camry XLE- Before work done at Almost Everything Autobody

2009 Toyota Camry XLE- Before work done at Almost Everything Autobody

2009 Toyota Camry XLE- Before work done at Almost Everything Autobody

2009 Toyota Camry XLE- After overall paint job at Almost Everything Autobody

2009 Toyota Camry XLE- In Sherwin Williams 42086 "Gloss Black" Painted at Almost Everything Autobody

2009 Toyota Camry XLE- In Sherwin Williams 42086 "Gloss Black" Painted at Almost Everything Autobody

2009 Toyota Camry XLE- In Sherwin Williams 42086 "Gloss Black" Painted at Almost Everything Autobody









Thursday, July 14, 2022

2003 Dodge Intrepid Overall Paint job

This customer wanted to revive this Delaminating (peeling) paint job and make this beauty look like new again. The customer decided they wanted us to do the extra prepping methods to correct this paint imperfection which paid off in the long run! Just look at her shine! We use Urethane Single-Stage paint titled "Brilliant Black"


BEFORE:

2003 Dodge Intrepid prior to work at Almost Everything

AFTER:

2003 Dodge Intrepid in the color "Brilliant Black" done by Almost Everything Autobody

BEFORE:

2003 Dodge Intrepid prior to work at Almost Everything

AFTER:

2003 Dodge Intrepid in the color "Brilliant Black" done by Almost Everything Autobody

BEFORE:

2003 Dodge Intrepid prior to work at Almost Everything

AFTER:

2003 Dodge Intrepid in the color "Brilliant Black" done by Almost Everything Autobody

DELAMINATING PAINT & MICROCHECK EXAMPLE   

2003 Dodge Intrepid prior to work at Almost Everything

These two pictures are good examples of delaminating paint and microcheck on the same body panel. This is caused by the heating and cooling of the cars surface. This tends to happen more on darker colored cars! When the surface is exposed to the sun all day the paint expands. At night when the surface cools down it will return to the original condition. This causes the paint to have tiny "check marks" only being able to notice when inspecting paint close enough! 


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.

Before:
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.

After:
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.

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.

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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 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.

Before:
Honda Civic with badly faded paint.

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

After:
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.

After:
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.
After:
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.

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