Body and Paintwork

‘Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt’

The wise words of Leonardo Da Vinci and the philosophy of our team at Bridge Classic Cars.

However beautiful a car can be restored; all the hours of perfection and the finest of detail can soon be overlooked by the finish of the paintwork.

Our exceptional team prepare and paint ‘in-house’ within our state-of-the-art facilities. From minor imperfections of scuffs and scratches to full restoration paint projects.

Located within our Pettistree workshops, our body preparation facilities host our large spray booth oven which is a revolutionary design concept from the UK’s leading spray booth manufacturer Dalby.

As part of our paint mixing facilities we offer a unique vehicle colour matching service.

Quite often car colours are mixed using the original factory colour codes. This is not always ideal for a number of reasons:

  • Colours fade due to weather conditions and time.
  • As with everything, paints have developed over time and slightly different finishes can often be seen.
  • Different paint suppliers have slightly different tones and therefore matching is often finalised using your eye.

The Colour Matching Camera

Automatchic Vision is a revolutionary digital system that allows bodyshops to precisely measure and match the existing colour on any area of a vehicle.

The advanced system consists of two key elements: Automatchic Vision – the latest generation of AkzoNobel’s hand-held device that digitally analyses colour; and Automatchic Smart Search – colour retrieval software that provides the optimum matching colour formula.

The compact Automatchic Vision device uses the latest digital technology to guarantee precise, reliable measurements of colour, including curved parts of a vehicle that are traditionally difficult to read.


Work Continues

Various parts of our 2005 Honda S2000 were in the Bridge Classic Cars paint shop recently. Technician Chris stopped the paint on the engine cover before painting in wrinkle paint and sanding it down to expose the writing. The headlights

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Odd Jobs

Classic car technician Steve has been completing various tasks on our Ford Transit MKII Tipper. The hand brake pivot bolt and rear brake load valve adjuster were both seized and had to be cut off and removed using oxygen and

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Work Begins Again On Our Interceptor

Our 1975 Jensen Interceptor Mk3 is back in the Bridge Classic Cars fabrication bay with technicians Chris and Monty. They have been fabricating new wing patches and started the process of welding them in.

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