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September 6, 2017
First off – what I love about working with people in my business you get to meet great people!
A few years ago when I was running my shop in Fort Myers, FL Charlie contacted me about getting his Ford truck cleaned up and installing a Reflex Spray-on Bedliner. The F350 was about 10 years old at the time so we did some touch up and sprayed a Bedliner as well as a few upgrades…
Now Fast forward 4 -5 years and Charlie and I had kept in touch and the truck was approaching 14 years old.
Still loving his truck Charlie Decided it was time to start the F-350 Truck Restoration Project.
(I actually thought it would be smart to put the paint formula in the post we keep a record in the clients folder for color match purpose however thinking when a reader sees a cool color on one of our complete projects now the color code will be there for reference)
As you can see we sprayed the Spray on Liner material on the bumpers and the lower 10 inches of the truck
On the F-350 Truck Restoration Project
It only made sense to pull the front windshield and after paint my Friends from Accurate Auto Glass Installed a fresh New windshield, not only does this give 100% visibility its important to remove before paint as well as the window belt moldings and door handles for the doors.
Below the hood is in primer ready for block sanding...
Charlie wanted the rims Blacked out so we prepped and refinished using satin clear coat
Here is what charlie had to say when I dropped his truck off 🙂
Great guy I really enjoyed the F-350 Truck Restoration Project
Thanks for Checking out Charlie Bruni's Ford F-350 Restoration Project
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Here’s The New Tee Shirt Design for the Boys & Girls at The Beach ..The Palm Beach Customs ..Lol
Bmw Auto Painting & Refinishing
1976 Performer 233 292 Twin Screw Power Boat Restoration what a cool boat It was Designed by Harry Schoell same designer for many famous boats as the Formula 233, the famous seabird 24, Magnum Marine and Donzi . Don Aronow collaborated with Harry Schoell on many of his famous 24 degree V Hulls .The Performer was built by the same crews that hand laid up the cigarettes , and the Carys . As you will see the Performer has awesome lines and will slay some pretty nasty seas especially with the twin screw set up this boat has.
As you will see the Performer has the twin screw 292 6 cyl set up MerCruiser with fresh water cooling keep in mind the boat is almost 40 years old its in pristine condition for its age .
This is a picture of the the fresh water cooling system that I personally love even though this is a fresh water boat its always best to have antifreeze cooling your engine package anti freeze has anti rust additives where fresh water and more so salt water will eat your engine from the inside out .
Here is a better picture of the Morse duel action control’s along with fuel shut offs its always a good Idea to run the fuel out of the system when storing boat for some time especially with the garbage gas that we have now .
I like to run my boats with a shot of marvel mystery oil in the gas and lead substitute additive in this case the Mercury factory requires that min 92 octane gasoline be used and musts have lead to lubricate the valves
Personally I like the 1976 Performer 233 292 Twin Screw Power Boat Restoration and choose to own this boat over the 223 formula it has a nicer flare on the front of the hull to give you a dryer ride along with the engine compartment is much better hull and deck work fit and finish – When this boat is complete we will be shooting with silver base coat , charcoal, and whites and we will use silver and carbon fiber upholstery combination to really bring this boat into the Now ! with out taking away from the seventies style
You might also find this Sutphen restoration interesting
Down Draft Paint Booth and Paint Mixing Room
This is my last spray booth install its a 28 ft by 14 ft Down Draft Bake Booth with 3 ” walls it will ramp up to 165 degrees with a 1.5 million direct fired gas heater you can really speed up the drying cycle .Normally we paint @ 80 degrees and with a variable speed Freak drive on the exhaust side you are able to adjust the flow of air movement as the filters get dirty on the exhaust side the operator can speed up the motor allowing for positive pressure at all times to keep dust from entering the booth .
This was the far best investment I made for the booth its called a Chisum air bag lift for painting it operates with a airbag so its safe for the spray booth environment it made painting full paint jobs a pleasure
hope you enjoyed the post on Down Draft Paint Booth and Paint Mixing Room
Yea I want to warn you in advance once you Own a Porsche and strap yourself inside the seat …. well its over. Palm Beach Customs has done more than its fair share of classic porsche restorations – most of them have all been mine.
What am I talking about ?
Well simply put.... you are officially ruined. You will never look at driving another car the same.
Its a Porsche thing - you become one with the car. It's part bond, part Adrenaline rush - part passion - and The experience of actually going faster and the faster you go the safer you feel the cars become more glued to the road the more you push them 🙂
The Good thing about My classic Porsche addiction is they are a great investment.
If you do your due - diligence and purchase a low mile car you would have to really work hard to loose money .
I would compare it to investing in Gold Or Silver they are a universal Language everyone understands the value it does not matter where you live .
Below here is a 1989 930 turbo with the G-50 transmission with 27k on the clock
This car is The 930-T It is on the top of the Food Chain and top of the line for the air cooled turbos
with the best of the best with the G-50 transmission still though a force to be reckoned with the turbo kicks in and its UN-ruly power will scare even the aggressive in nature comparing the 996Twin turbo that unleashes the beast at a very consistent predictable pace the 930 is not so consistent therefore great respect MUST be used when walking on the edge of Destruction !
The 930 t was a plug and play car needing just routine maintenance I actually had a great relationship with a good friend that was a top Man at Inskip Porsche he would send me all his favorite customers so when this Porsche came in I quickly snapped it up a few years later When I upgraded I made a cool $7500.00 dollars pretty cool way to go get paid $7500.00 to own & put 15,000 miles on the clock !
This was My 996 twin turbo
This car here is the 1983 911 SC and one of my favorites !I bought this with 43,000 miles on the clock from Beverly Mass that's a high end town where Lotus corp was founded .
This car was so clean that when I went to look at it the seller asked me If I wanted to take it for a ride and I declined I said give me your bank wire instructions and I will be back in a week to pick it up 🙂
As you see the story continues with my Porsche Restoration Addiction
The car was a true spotless original
But it had a few stone chips on it that only I would notice it was the famous Porsche red the tint has 3/4 of the color made by a Scarlet red tint .
In this case, I mixed 3 or 4 test batches with different variations starting out with primary color position and was un - happy with the match!
I have a Debeer mixing bank, and a Spies - and could not come up with the perfect match.Luckily I was god friends with a local shop that uses Stand ox -- A European paint line that was bought out by DuPont -- to my avail it was a dead nuts match 🙂
What we did here on this was an unobtrusive paint job we removed all door handles and belt moldings a and took 8 hours taping the car off. Once the car was Cut and Buffed you could not tell it was ever painted.
Keep in mind when we look at a job at hand its not always best to strip a car to nothing that would do more damage than good 🙂
These cars were way ahead of there time and when you can get 29.5 mpg at 90mph and have a blast doing it it must be saying something .
I hope you enjoyed the pictures and story of It's an Addiction - Classic Porsche Restoration
You might also like to check out this 1970 GSXRestoration we did - I think it's safe to say we're just addicted to all classic and muscle cars!
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Keep in mind that while keeping a simple design these are created in a sign program called Flexi- sign and this allows to be able to cut out vinyl graphics or Paint mask to use for a stencil in the automotive paint process
Once we choose a final then we can convert in Corel- draw or Photo Shop to create a JPEG or a tiff for print materials
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Palm Beach Customs business Lettering in Fort Myers Fl offers a different approach to your Vehicle Branding .
Coming from the custom automotive painting field we can go as simple as a 3 color Vinyl Logo and business message to very High Quality automotive paint finish . Lets say you have a new PeterBuilt or a Mack truck that you want really look nice and you want to stand out from your competition we can go all out and design your logos and apply with paint and once completed it can be coated with automotive clear this procedure is generally a little more expensive but certain Jobs warrant this approach .
The Palm Beach Work truck is done very simply to give the customer an Idea of simple is good and with basic colors by adding some different foils in this case chrome Diamond Plate you can really stand out & read the Truck from 100-200 ft ( very important ) so many Jobs you will see you can’t read whats going on .
Keep in mind that we can take a picture of your truck trailer of car and do a mock up of what it will look like so you will get a first hand Idea before you start your project this way you can see the colors and make changes with our graphic design team.We will also show you some Vehicle wrap examples on the next post so be sure to visit our site map and check out our other work .
I actually had the Pleasure of Refinishing a Shelby Cobra Factory Five Body for a really Cool Client !
His name is Dick Crook what a great guy. Have you ever worked with someone on a project or maybe at a job where every you were and you just realized that this person was exceptional ?
Well that was the case with this project and its always special when that happens because when the project is over and the Job is complete you realize that you miss seeing each other . That was the case with Dick when we finished his Shelby Cobra Project.
It was bitter sweet because we couldn’t hang out at the shop each day. Dick was the guy that was actually filming the job as I was spraying and working on the project. That’s why you dont see him FYI.
When we finished the car Dick Thru me the keys and said “lets drive ” well you saw the pictures of me ?
I’m not a small guy – Nobody ever accused me of missing a meal!
With some convincing I wedged myself in the drivers seat and got comfortable .
Then Comes the fun part ( seriously wasn’t ready for this ) and for people that know me I was always building go fast cars and even had the pleasure of Piloting 38 cigarette Top-gun for many years off the Block Island sound whats the point ?
OK I will get to it when I put my foot into this Shelby Cobra .
This monster just leaped up with both wheels of the ground “my god what should one do when this happens ? I will tell you don’t let off the gas 🙂
This monster took off faster than my twin turbo porches I look over and Dicks smiling from ear to ear .. You just had to be there I guess this guy became a good friend and – to see his dream when he was retired come thru it was Just awesome !
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