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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.
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Some cars are in good condition but could benefit from some additional work to take  them to that extra level, or maybe you no longer has the time to complete.
A common issue we see here are sills on classic cars, they may have been patched or badly repaired in the past to pass an mot, and are starting to cause a problem. We will correctly cut out all the damaged metalwork, and properly replace anything that is needed to original pattern.
We can also source paint work and interior trimming and brightwork for a car that you may have been restoring your self. We are always happy to look at your restoration project and advise on services that we can provide to help you complete your car to the standard you require.
A full ground up restoration can be a daunting prospect. Here at Panel Perfect under the watchful eye of Stuart Grier we will evaluate your car and advise fully on what is needed to get your car back to the standard you require from as new to full concourse. A full restoration can be an expensive operation and we can arrange to carry out any restoration over an agreed timescale, with stage payments as the restoration progresses.
We can carry out a restoration from a complete car, or source parts that are missing or unusable. Recent ground up restorations include MG, Jensen and a TR6. If you would like to know more don’t hesitate to contact us for a chat.
Unit 1B, Anchorbay Industrial Estate, Erith, Kent,

01322 345005


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