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.
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.
Almost Everything'sCar of the Day is a 2008 Honda Civic Coupe. The original paint was peeling off in chunks. It also had microchecking, something that can happen to any car but we see more often on certain years of Hondas & Acuras. Microchecking looks a bit like cracked ice. It usually occurs when the primer under the paint is failing. Microchecking can allow water to penetrate to the metal and cause rust.
We sanded off the delaminating paint and repaired a quarter panel. We stripped the panels with microchecking down to bare metal. Then we applied a coat of primer-sealer and painted the entire car in the original Nighthawk Black Pearl using single-stage Enamel+UV Protection paint.
Close-up of microchecking: lots of small cracks that can be caused by repeated heating & cooling.
Almost Everything'sCar of the Day is a 1994 Jaguar XJ6. This Classic luxury car came to our shop looking not so luxurious. Its paint had failed years ago, leaving behind remenants of old clear coat and exposed patches of the dull base coat, making it vulnerable to the elements. We began by removing all of the peeling and chipped paint, while some panels needed to be stripped to bare metal, which is quite common on most Jaguars. Once sanding was complete, we sealed the car with a primer, Painted it with our Enamel Single Stage paint, and finally baked the car in our oven to cure the finish on!