This 1967 Camaro got a repair and repaint restoration job done because we didn’t go down to the metal and the entire car was not completely disassembled. The client wanted to change the color from this dark blue to a modern metallic silver. Turned out really nice.
First we grinded the car down a few panels but not the entire car.
We fixed all the body lines, waves, and damages.
Next the body was ready for bondo application. A few spots needed attention more than others. So we took care of that.
For example this quarter panel got the bondo treatment.
After the bondo dried, we began the sanding process. Critical stage where we need to smooth the panels but keep the lines straight. Got rid of the bumps and waves to create a seamless panel.
This is a perfect example why we don’t give estimate without seeing the entire car, we need to see what is under everything even the vinyl. Estimates over the phone or just looking at pictures don’t reveal everything. That is why many clients get surprised when they get a call regarding these additional costs. In order to avoid this, it’s best to let us look at the car in person.
The rust was extremely bad, but we managed to neutralize the rust by grinding the excess and encapsulating the remaining afterrust.
Here is our bodyman grinding that stuff off!
After that we primed the car and then block sanded.
I’m blocking sanding, getting it ready for paint application.
After the entire car has been sanding and we check that all the lines and curves are in their respective places, we prep the car for paint.
Masked and ready to go. This is the sealer.
After the sealer the base coat, paint, and finally clear coat.
The client wanted to add some stripes on the hood only. Here we are “drawing” up the lines for the stripes.
Once the lines are measured several times and we make sure everything is straight as an arrow we mask the piece up and get it ready for stripes.
In keeping with the color, the stripes stayed within the same tones as the color of the car.
Stripes dones and color sanding.
That’s it! Let me know what you think on the comments below.
“Had to get my front bumper and fender repainted and I’m very glad I came to the right place. Jaider was great to work with and was very reasonable with pricing. Even with my paint color being complicated to match and some other issues that came up he stood by what he said. He was very honest and actually told me more information on the process than he needed to and I really appreciate that. Needless to say my car came back looking FLAWLESS! Immaculate paint job I am extremely pleased.”
-Jean C., 4/26/2019
Are looking for a professional Camaro restoration shop in the Van Nuys or 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. **RESTORATION SERVICES CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE** 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.
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-Jaider A. West Coast Body and Paint, Owner
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