In October of 2013 we got a client who wanted his vintage 1953 Bentley Continental Flying Spur given a little exotic car restoration love. See how we made it happen.
Exotic Car Restoration and Repair
This exotic car restoration job needed minor auto body repair work on various part of the car. The Bentley was in fair shape and received several hours of repair, bondo application, sanding, lots of sanding, and finally we got the body and lines ready for the new coat of paint. This is a special exotic car with two distinct colors, gray and black. With the new paint the Bentley Continental looks new again.
1953 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL FLYING SPUR EXOTIC CAR RESTORATION
Whenever we work on an exotic car restoration, before anything, we do a complete inspection of the car. On this classic Bentley we made a thorough review of the body and paint. Noted the areas that needed work.
Before we got to work on this exotic car restoration we made sure to mark the lines on the car, since it is a two tone car.
The Bentley is then sanded down.
You’ll notice that a few of the panels needed bondo work.
After the Bentley was sanded and the body was smooth and straight where it needed to be, we cleaned it up and took it to the paint booth to get its first coat of black paint.
The Bentley was carefully masked so paint would not get on any part of the car where it shouldn’t be. The tires, lights, grille, and top half were masked completely.
The Bentley is color sanded and prepared for the second coat of paint.
The Bentley is masked and in the paint booth for the second coat of paint.
You’ll notice that we removed hood, that was painted separately.
This time we painted the roof first, a nice silver color.
After the roof was painted and dry, we masked to top half and made sure the lines were straight before the last black coat of paint.
Finally the Bentley was painted silver and black, all that was left to do was remove the tape and spray on the clear coat.
After the clear coat all that was left to do was to clean and buff the car.
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