Nothing spoils the appearance of a classic car repair quite as much as contaminated paintwork. The fields of cosmetic paint and accident repairs are both susceptible to this problem, but the progress of your classic car restoration doesn’t need to hit a wall just because a few foreign particles have landed in wet paint prior to it drying. In fact, minor contamination is an extremely common aspect of most car body repairs.
When classic car enthusiasts from the Guildford area come to us for accident, body or bumper repairs, they expect a perfect finish and rightfully so. Hillary’s Coachworks has innovative systems onsite which we use to deliver blemish-free paintwork.
So, what causes contamination in the first place?
The last phase of a classic car repair project, or a classic car restoration, is the application of paint. We do this in a low-bake oven which has extraction facilities to reduce the volume of airborne contaminants and overspray. Even with the best housekeeping, particles on the floor or those trapped in the filters lift then circulate in the air as the oven runs.
Most of these particles go back into the filters, but some will land in the paintwork and ruin the finish.
Customers from Guildford who use us for accident repairs or car body repairs needn’t worry. We cut paint to remove grit, and we use compounds and polishes to restore the shine of the finish. From minor bumper repairs to complete resprays, we at Hillary’s Coachworks always have your best interests at heart and never turn out workmanship of an inferior quality.