Painting the American classic cars, ’66 Mustang Build

JohnRestorationAugust 7, 20150 Comment

How’s are you? Welcome to Tech Tips with John Russo. In today’s video we will be going over the final paint process on one of our American classic cars, discussing in depth what makes our paint jobs stand apart from the rest! Currently we are working on the 1966 Mustang Convertible, in our previous posts we prepped, primed, sealed, and now it its time to paint, peal and reveal! Enjoy the video!

Below are some picture of what we discussed in the video. This first image is the base coat with the car all taped off, which was overviewed in our last post. The next step is to begin clear coating the car with close to 6-8 layers of paint.

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The car after the base has been applied.

In this image we have the doors and trunk lid to the Mustang after the clear coat was applied. The parts are sprayed separately then put back onto the vehicle during wet sanding and the final layers of clear.

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The doors and hood post clear

In the photo below you can see the car completely cleared and dried. It’s waiting on the rotisserie to be reassembled and wet sanded with 600 grit. Then we will clear it once more and buff it to achieve a mirror finish! Stay tuned to see more of whats to come from PBC. We have the finale on the ’66 Mustang build, and will be starting on the ’67 Cadillac Eldorado and the ’61 Rolls Royce!

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The body after clear

Here at Palm Beach Customs we focus on creating the highest quality product possible. Along with over 35 years in the business our team of top body and paint pro’s use many techniques and materials that were not available for the original mass-produced versions of the mustang. At PBC we hand craft one of a kind mustangs for you and will deliver more than just a car, but a work of art. In this tech tip we gave you a behind the scenes look into the final paint process’ that help us achieve our high quality work.

Whether it’s your first or your last, if you are seeking a Mustang or another classic car Palm Beach Customs is dedicated to finding and restoring an original high quality numbers matching vehicle for you. We will produce a work of art for you that is better than the day it rolled off the line.

We hope you liked this post on the painting of the ’66 Mustang be sure you check back for more Tech Tips from our very own John Russo. Do you have anything you’d like us to teach you about? Let us know if you have questions or if we can help you with your classic car restoration or customization below, by email, or give us a call at (239) 281-6754. Until next time, keep cruisin’!

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Ron Noka’s ” Nite Hawk ” Chevy Truck Restoration – Bedliner – Graphics

JohnBedliner, Lettering, RestorationNovember 30, 20130 Comment

Ron Noka’s ” Nite Hawk ”  Chevy Truck Restoration – Bedliner – Graphics


 


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This is a pretty cool story this Project meant a lot to me.

Ron had owned this truck for over 30 years and had decided that It was time for a complete restoration. So he discussed with his Dog Tundra (and not after Toyota)  you might think In crazy telling you this but I grew up on a large chicken farm and we always had dogs. So I understood There was only one problem Ron and Tundra had to come to an agreement that if truck was getting a re-do

They were a part of our life like many of us and Ron was no exception his dog was a Big golden Retriever and rode in the back of the truck with Dad .If you grew up in our local community and you didn't know Ron you were a foreigner ( just Joking )  But everyone knew Ron and  was happy to talk to him I always said when I retire I pray that I'm as easy going and happy !


Ron - He just had a cool way about him and was always sporting a larger than life smile.

 

You will notice I did this post - Ron Noka's " Nite Hawk " Chevy Truck Restoration - Bedliner - Graphics from finish to start it’s just nicer when you can see the finished result in the beginning!

You will see here we are wet- sanding and buffing the final finish after a Black Sapphire metallic paint Job with 2 gallons of clear coat.

What we do on a project as massive as a big k series Chevy truck is cut and buff first then assemble and then back tape the moldings for a final glaze so we don’t get the compound in the moldings once we are all finished with assembly it's easy clean up at that point.

No skimping on this project

We installed a brand new dash, new seat all new door rubbers rocker moldings and visors when you stepped inside this baby it was like brand new.

You will see below some very detailed pin-stripping on the side we included the Indian Feathers and on the tailgate the spear.

Ron was a Proud Narragansett Indian and I was friends with a lot of the local Tribe.

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This gives you a side shot of the Body work straight as an arrow truck really came out nice I was fortunate to have 3 of my favorite - Team players on this Job Harry , Jason , and Slink - You are as good as your team in the real world and we all has our hands in this Job 🙂

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Below you will see this full restoration project we even installed our Famous spray on bed-Liner   Ron fell in love with the bed liner I think he liked it because his partner in crime didn't slip around as much. Also, you can see we went over the rails so he had full protection on his bed rails.

Famous Palm beach customs spray on liner

Below you will see the bed from the truck in prep stage.

I had to get a new floor and 2 new quarter panels we replaced all the sheet metal on the truck new doors, fenders, inner fenders ( you see them in the bed picture, rocker panels, quarter panels and rear bumper the only sheet metal that was original was the tail gate and the hood .. we gave the truck a full undercoating before the final coats of paint .

2 new quarters and bed floor
2 new quarters and bed floor

2 new quarters and bed floor Hanging the doors  after the rockers were welded

Jay and Harry Hanging the doors
Jay and Harry Hanging the doors

Jay and Harry fitting the doors

This shot is to give you a clear picture of how a new bedside comes

complete with the inner and outer panel it is bolted and welded then seam Sealed before paint.

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This is a clear shot of how clean Over the rail Looks for a Spray-on Bedliner.

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Sprayon bedliner over rail

The LAST picture has Nite Hawk in the tailgate and Ron's Spear very cool - Proud Narragansett Indian.

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Auto Paint In Cape Coral and Fort Myers

JohnCustom Paint, RestorationDecember 12, 20120 Comment

If you are looking for a shop that does Auto Paint in Cape Coral and Fort Myers  


  • we welcome you to take a look  at what we do behind the walls of Palm beach customs .
  • You will Find  some of the Finest Auto Painting In the USA has been completed By John Russo and the team .
  • whether its a brand new collision Job on a late Model Foreign or Domestic  car Or a Classic car 
  • we strive for the very best for our clients .
  • Below you will see our Paint Mixing room that mix all the paints by precise measurements to assure for a the Perfect color match .
  • Most colors have 5-10 different mixing tints and pearls that are combined to make your cars color correct .

 

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Trust Us With Your Auto Paint Needs

Normally the new cars require a primer sealer on the new sheet metal parts then a few coats of base color and 2-3 coats of high grade urethane clear coat to match the OEM finish . When we refinish the classic cars  It can be a very different procedure with body work and multi coats of primer and blocking the primer to straighten the sheet metal .

 

Once the sheet metal  is ready for paint Then the base coats are applied  usually 4-5 coats  of base and 3 coats of clearThen  the car is sanded with 500 grit wet sand paper  and 600 grit then an additional  3-4 coats of flow clear is applied ( look below )

 

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I challenge you to ask yourself a question if you are spending the money ( or investing ) on Auto Paint in Cape Coral and Fort Myers

Give us a call or stop buy we have cars and trucks that we have Repaired  and Restored all over the country .

Automotive Paints are very expensive and when you are looking to Refinish your car or truck you want to make sure the shop you chose will preform the proper prep procedures before spraying your car.

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The Best Spray On Bedliners in SWFL

JohnBedlinerDecember 11, 20120 Comment

 What to Look For When Shopping For A Spray On Beliner

 

Are you looking for the Best Spray on Bedliner Service in SWFL Florida ? Well you are at the correct website. Take a look at the pictures below and also you can check out our Bedliner Projects for other fine examples .

 

What do you really need to look  for when seeking a spray on bedliner service provider?

 

  • Does the shop staff have experience in the automotive refinishing departments
  • do they remove the tailgate center panel and the liner is sprayed separately
  • is the owner of the bedliner business present and overseeing the operations
  • is the coat thickness constant for all areas that take heavy punishment
  • are the bed bolts removed before the liner is sprayed
  • does  the spray on bedliner have a good look and feel
  • do they use high quality bedlining materials
  • can you get any color by adding automotive tints
  • what kind of warranty comes with the work
  • what is the spray on bedliner resistant to
  • are they thorough in prepping the jobs
  • Is the shop Clean

 

Reflex Bedliner: The Toughest Bedliner With Beautiful Looks


 

Below you will see one of the best spray on bedliner materials in the world. The texture of the Reflex  spray on bedliner is second to none,
way better than the other brands used in our area. Reflex Bedliners are very tough, UV resistant and with matching pigmentation, your vehicle will look better than a new one.

 

complete floor bedlining with protected dash and steering

 

We take serious Pride in our work since the early days in the 1980 s we have been Restoring Classic & Muscle Cars while  providing Collision Repair and auto paint services for customers all over the USA . Clients ship there cars  to us from all 4 corners of the country to get there cars and Trucks Restored.

What might this have to do with A Spray on Bedliner, you might ask, and its a very valid question.

The answer is simply who would you like working on your car, truck, boat? A company that has recently started and has no experience in dealing with expensive vehicles, or a company that has thousands of automotive restorations?

We spray many liners on boat floors, boat trailers, jeeps, recreational vehicles, car bumpers & floors... Clients are driving from Tampa, Miami, Naples and of course all of Lee County because they recognize the quality we put out for our customers.

 

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At Palm Beach Customs we provide the total package with a top quality Sprayon Bedliner service
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Seamless wrapping of the bedliner

 

Check us out. We are the Best Spray On Bedliner in SWFL. Feel free to send any questions and we will happily  book in your next Project .

 

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