Tucson Auto Restoration
At Cutting Edge, we know how great an auto restoration project can be. There is something about going onto the patio, into the garage, or wherever you may keep your project car, and tinkering with whatever you happen to be working on that day. There is a sense of satisfaction that comes along with making something old look pristine again. However, we also understand that a proper restoration it is a very difficult process that requires a great number of special tools and specific skills. There are roadblocks that you might encounter, and there will be things that seem a bit too advanced. That's where we come in. At Cutting Edge, we have all of the knowledge, tools and skills to bring your old car back to life. We can work with you to make sure that the restoration process goes according to your vision, and that the end product is a real head turner.
Cutting Edge Collision Center is the one-stop-shop for Tucson auto restoration. We spare no details when restoring an automobile. Not only do we make cars look brand new again, we do it in an ecologically sound manner. As an example, we “blast” it using crushed walnut shell for the blast media. This product has no negative effect on the environment. By completely removing the old finish, we can start from scratch and assure that the new finish is applied correctly, allowing us the confidence to warranty our work for as long as you own the vehicle.
Here are a just few basic things that must be done to fully and properly restore a vehicle:
- Strip down the paint, both inside and outside to the bare metal
- Sandblast or replace any panels that appear to be rusty or worn
- Prime the parts and make sure there is no settled dust on the exterior
- Remove floor and door panels, cleaning them with a solvent and assuring proper functionality
- Take out the old seats and upholstery and replace them as
- Clean or replace all small working parts, such as door handles, glove box buttons, sun visors, etc.
- Apply a finish that is historically original, or a color that fits your taste
Many do not realize that when a vehicle is restored, the body must be completely taken apart and put back together two to three times. This allows us to paint all of the intricate areas, such as the floorboards, the inside of the doors, etc. Taking the vehicle apart and putting it back together also allows us to match up the joints and seams where panel meets panel. When we restore a vehicle, we assure that it leaves our shop in the same, if not better, condition than it originally left the factory.
This article gives you a very broad idea of what needs to be done to properly restore a vehicle. The truth is that we have barely even scratched the surface (no pun intended). If you have a vehicle that you want restored to pristine condition, be sure to bring it in to our Tucson body shop so we can give you that car you've been dreaming about.