- A large portion of the panels are hand stripped to avoid warping caused by various methods of mediablasting.
- Heavier sheet metal parts are blasted to strip old materials with a variety of media such as garnet or sand. This creates a clean surface for the new materials to adhere to for a long lasting paint job.
- After vehicles are stripped they are epoxy coated to prevent any re-rusting while completing the remaining body work.
- Rusted areas are repaired by replacing the metal sections eaten away by rust. Replacement metal sections can be purchased aftermarket or fabricated in house. We do not cover rusted areas with patches to help preserve the integrity of the vehicle structure.
- Metal repair to non-rusted panels consists of replacing any heavily damaged panels and repairing any dings or dents using traditional methods that repair the metal as opposed to using fillers to cover the damaged areas. To avoid any thinning or stretching of the panels we also use traditional tools such as a shrinker/stretcher, English wheel, and a break/shear.
- Panels are fit and aligned prior to the refinishing process to avoid damage to newly painted surfaces. At this step in the process we can also adjust any factory gaps to your liking.