The Next Stage – First Colour on the 1965 Porsche 912

By Craig Ranson
By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

The body panels of the 1965 Porsche 912 have gone into the Bridge Classic Cars paint shop to have the first layers of colour laid onto the meticulously prepared pieces.

The car is being finished in a period-correct Porsche colour Polo Red.

Alan, one of our incredible painters, has been working on preparing the panels and pieces of the classic Porsche in preparation for this stage of the car’s bodywork. Each panel was perfectly sanded, cleaned and positioned inside the booth before he walked into our in-house spray booth/oven.

The first layer was light and delicate on the panels. Creating almost a pink covering before being allowed to set up and let the next coats adhere perfectly to the piece. Then, over time each layer was built up and allowed to flash off before the next round of Polo Red was laid onto and inside each of the pieces.

With these pieces curing in the ovens overnight, the next step is to prepare the body for the booth.

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