classic car respray

From the Bottom to the Top – The Sills on the 1992 Toyota MR2 are Painted!

In the last update on the 1992 Toyota MR2: Paul, our in-house restoration technician, was busy cutting out the corroded and damaged sills of the bright red sportscar in preparation for its date with the Paint Shop.

Chris, who runs our in-house paint shop, has worked his magic on the JDM icon to seamlessly blend in the new sills that paul had grafted into the bottom of the car. Thanks to our state of the art paint mixing computer, Chris could get the colour as close to the existing paint on the car to best make it flow together. Then, the bottom part of the sills were finished in a glossy black hard coating to ensure their protection for many years to come.

I think we can all agree that if you hadn’t read the previous stories about the MR2, you’d think it was a brand new car. That is the magic of our in-house restoration teams.

Coming Soon – 1969 Bentley T1 for Respray

This stunning 1969 Bentley T1 will be in with us very soon for full paint restoration.

This wonderful example of late ’60s opulence and design will be stripped all the way back to bare metal so that our amazing team of in-house Bridge Classic Cars painters can assess the condition. After that, the careful and methodical process of preparation will begin for the T1’s paint.

Keep a lookout on our News Page for more updates very soon.

All in the Prep – Preparing the 1998 Honda Integra Type R for Paint

Honda Type R’s always look fantastic when finished in Championship White. Clean, crisp and purposeful.

That is what the outcome will be on the 1998 Honda Integra Type R that we are currently working at Bridge Classic Cars will be by the end of the process.

Our talented and experienced painter Chris has been working hard on getting the Integra prepped to have some paintwork retouch. As you saw in the last post, the engine bay had grown tired. It was time for a refresh on this future classic.

Chris, our in-house painter, began by stripping back the affected parts of the engine bay and core support along with a section of the rear quarter panel. This will of course be finished in that bold Championship White to match the rest of the car and to keep it to its original shade of white.

Keep a look out for future updates on the Integra Type R at Bridge Classic Cars by watching the News page.

Bath Time for Our VW T2

In with us for a full respray, this T2 has been taken back to bare metal. The Camper has been fully stripped down before the chassis and bodywork was submerged in its acid bath. The acid bath removes rusted metal, under-seal and paint, giving our paint shop technicians a blank canvas to work from.

Taking the car back to bare metal gives the best possible results for a full respray. It also allows for any welding work and repairs to be carried out.

As you can see from our photos, there is a substantial amount of rusted out metal that that acid bath has removed. Chris has washed the car over in grey primer to stop any rust attacking the metal while it’s in a bare state.

The next stages of work for the T2 will see Antony welding in fresh metal to the rusted out areas.

Paint Work Gets Underway On The Morris Minor

The 1963 Morris Minor 1000 has already had a ton of improvements made including the engine restoration work having already started.

Our expert paint technician Chris is already making great progress with the entire respray of the car after all the welding work on the body is now complete.

“All the newly welded sections needed to be sealed” Chris explains. “I’ve then completed several stages of priming, sanding and priming again.”

The next stage is to have the car wrapped ready for a full body spray. We’re all looking forward to seeing the before and after.

1988 Nissan 300ZX Wing Mirror Repair

The next job for Paul and Chris to tackle is the wing mirrors of our Nissan 300ZX.

Paul removed the damaged wing mirrors from the vehicle and has passed them over to Chris in the Paint shop.

Chris firstly prepared the mirrors for paint, repairing the damage. He’s masked up the glass, rubbed them down, filled with filler, rubbed down filler and then applied primer.

Chris then gave the primed mirrors one more thorough rub down, ensuring the surface is perfect before paint.

He then applied the colour coat and top coat lacquer. Great work!

The mirrors will now head back to Paul to be installed into the vehicle.

1982 Porsche 911 in The Paint Shop

This beautiful 1982 Porsche 911 has just left the paint shop after it’s repairs by Darren.

The front nearside wing had a nasty scratch that needed addressing. The rear spoiler had suffered the effects of having slight moisture and also needed repainting. Using our State-Of-The-Art paint matching system, Darren has been able to perfectly repaint the effected areas in the exact colour matched paint. The best compliment with repairs like this is not knowing any work was ever done. As always, a superb job from the Paint Shop.

This lovely vehicle is now in our Trim Shop for a roof-lining repair.

1960 MGA Back In The Workshop With New Paint

Chris has done a wonderful job on this MGA full respray. We’ve used a colour match to replicate the MGA’s original factory colour. This stunning red really is lovely. Now the body is back in our workshop, Paul can continue work on the mechanical restoration of this lovely 60s Classic. Great work, Team!