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 parts 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.
“After receiving 3 repair quotes, I decided to go with Jaider and I wasn’t disappointed. He performed a thorough walkthrough of my car and provided me with a fair quote. I am extremely satisfied with the quality of his work and highly recommend WCBP!”
-Jeremy B., Los Angeles, CA, 6/6/2019
Are you looking for an exotic car restoration shop in Van Nuys or in the Los Angeles area?
Look no further! West Coast Body and Paint is one of Van Nuys, Ca best car restoration shops. We also work on all car makes and models, foreign and domestic. Our body shop services include collision repair, insurance claims, auto body work, custom paint, body kit installation, muscle car and car restorations. Restorations usually start at 17K with about a 2 year waitlist. Check out our gallery and read our reviews.
West Coast Body and Paint has been family-owned and has been one of the best in the business since 2007. We have worked with all car insurance companies and when you bring your car to us, we treat it as if it were our very own vehicle. We guarantee our work and keep you in the loop with the repairs.
Call or text me 818.793.7728 to schedule an appointment. You can always follow us on social media @westcoastbodyandpaint #wcbpshop.
-Jaider A. West Coast Body and Paint, Owner
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