Different cars – and especially ages of cars – demand different paint technologies. More modern vehicles utilise latest technology water-based paints with a lacquer finish whereas most classic cars will have ‘2-pack’ paint applied to them. We carry a significant number of paint codes and have wide-ranging reference material so that we can trace the original colour and then source it from a specialist paint supplier. This ensures an accurate, original colour and, for repairs to existing paintwork, we will hand-tint paint in order to ensure a highly accurate colour match to the existing paintwork.
Machine polishing with a variety of cutting and polishing compounds is routine business in the bodyshop. Putting a car through a machine polish can transform ‘tired’ paintwork or indeed improve an earlier, poorer quality respray. The cutting and polishing process removes oxidisation, blemishes, scratches and other defects putting a high-gloss finish back into the car! To complete a top-quality finish to the car, you may wish to have a full, professional valet carried out and we also re-colour and renovate soft-tops and tonneau covers.