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Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Porsche 964 Turbo Reincarnation

A good customer of ours originally asked us to "Tidy up" the paintwork on his Porsche 964 Turbo, after the initial consultation we agreed between us that there was only one way to do it... And that was properly! So a respray was in order and of course we obliged.

After we had worked our magic the car was whisked off to BS Motorsport in Westcott and left in the hands of Porsche guru Neil Bainbridge, under the careful direction of the owner the car was subject to a fire breathing 500 BHP engine conversion, the original antiquated mechanical engine management was ditched in favour of a state of the art set-up along with bespoke exhausts and wiring loom... I'm sure Neil will fill in the gaps if anybody wishes to know more. BSMotorsport.co.uk.


It was a great project to be involved in as I have a bit of a soft spot for the Air Cooled 911, also the fact that it really does go as good as it looks now ( In a BIG way! )

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Zetec 'S' Satin Black Wheels

Just another Wheel-Orientated update... We've just finished our Zetec 'S' Fiesta's Alloy Wheels in Satin-Black.

It's a service we've offered in the past to 'ST' customers as per the factory option, we've now thrown it open to our other hot hatch customers, in fact it doesn't even have to be a Ford!

Call Russell for details

07889 057546 m

Friday, 4 November 2011

Carbon Fibre And Kevlar Applications

Although not our biggest challenge to date I'm sure you'll agree that the results are quite stunning...

This Mitsubishi EVO was damaged due to the Bonnet flying up and destroying the Front of the car , Roof and Screen. This was a bit of an unusal EVO to beging with due to it's highly tuned engine and uprated running gear but it is now even more unusual that we have fitted a Carbon Fibre front end to it!!

The thinking behind this was weight saving and also the almost 'Art form' weave in the Carbon, which is also the reason we left it in it's original state and didn't paint it in the same colour as the car... It's a bit of an aquired taste and certainly not for the shy and retiring but............................... I kind of like it!!!


Thursday, 3 November 2011

Shadowline Wheel Refirbishment

I just thought I'd let you know about our Shadow Line Alloy Wheel Refurbishment process that we've been perfecting in our Bodyshop.

Usually a refurb of a Silver alloy roadwheel would be exactly that... Silver! We've 'borrowed' the proccess from a certain German marque's 'M' division.

First process is to strip the original powder coat and corrosion from the wheels before a coat of etch primer is applied, the next step is to prime the wheels with a high build primer before sanding down to a flat surface ready to apply the base coat too.

After the Gloss Black is applied a silver wash will finish the look ready for the clear coat which will seal and protect the finish from corrosion.

A new centre cap will complete the look and enhance any customers vehicle.

Call Russell for more details and a price.

07889 057546 (m)

Monday, 7 March 2011

Full Restoration of E-Type Jaguar

This was the end result, of a full restoration of this fantastic looking E-Type Jaguar, we were approached by the owner to do all the paint work for the car, after we had done some insurance repairs on a Land Rover and a Bmw for the company he owns.
The car actually belonged to his Father, and at some point in the past he had promised his Father who had had the E-Type for a number of years, that he would get the car restored to its former glory.
He was carrying out all the mechanical and interior work himself, so gave us the car piece by piece to prepare and paint.
We started with the main chassis, doors and boot, As the car had had a number of repairs in the past, and a total repaint at some point. The owner applied to Jaguar to find out what the original colour of the car was, so that it was back to its original colour. We then took the car back to bare metal before repairing any imperfections as you can see in the picture below.
He then had them back so he could start the rebuilding of the engine and the interior of the car.

He then gave us the front, which comes in one piece, and was the hardest part to prepare, due to the fine lines of the E-Type this took a fair few hours, as we didn't want this car having a lot of filler used on such a fine car.

The result was an E-Type that looked brand new, he had made a great job of the rebuild.