BODY WORK ON CLASSIC CARS
Wheel Arch of Renault Bus
Wheel Arch Renault Bus after repairOur body mechanic had to cut the damaged metal part out and to put a new piece of metal
SOME NOTICE ABOUT BODY WORK
Now is time for our auto body mechanic who cuts metal parts damaged with rust, etc. He use many skills such as planishing (by the use of an English Wheel) as well as various other metalworking techniques like welding, using of putty fillers etc both on steel and alloy.
In some cases is a cheaper way to buy a new metal part by the supplier than to make a difficult body work. But in some cases there is no other way but to make the parts ourselves.
We have all the necessary equipment to make all kind of metal parts at our workshop.
Excellent body work.The body mechanic has cut the rusted bottom of the door, has welded a new self made metal part
SANDBLASTING OR METAL SHOT ? POWDER PAINTING
By big surfaces like doors or hood the metal is going to be hot during sand blasting. It leads in many cases to waves on the metal which is not good in general and very difficult to change during prepayment of the car for painting. According to our experience blasting can be used for frames or for parts with small surface.
Metal shot (with small metal balls).
This kind of blasting makes the metal free of rust not changing or damaging the surface. The metal balls can be of different size. So it is possible to find a good solution for each case. We do this kind of blasting outside of our workshop by specialists for this kind of work and are conserving at the same place the metal with powder painting.
Powder painting after blasting and Epoxide covering.
After blasting we make at the same workshop powder painting by 180C to 200C. This powder covers all the metal parts. After this the body of the car, frame or doors etc will be brought to our workshop for body work.