So few classic cars withstand the test of time without a few repairs along the way. After all, an average of six million car crashes occur every year in the United States. Even with limited use, odds are most vehicles from the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s have been involved in at least a fender bender over the years. While minor bumps, dents, and imperfections in a car’s body may not affect the drivability of the vehicle, they still need repairing all the same. Thankfully, there are four key benefits to classic car body work and repairs. Check them out here:
The first, and most obvious, advantage to body repairs is the cosmetic boost they offer. Plain and simple, cars that undergo body work and restoration look better after the fact. For many classic car enthusiasts, this is huge. Classic cars are cool in large part because of their appearance. What’s more, how a car looks can affect its price. So if you’re thinking of selling a classic vehicle, it’s a wise idea to bring it in for some professional body work before you test the market.
Repairs After Accidents
Even a small accident can cause significant body damage. Indeed, there’s really no such thing as an “isolated car accident.” That’s because when something strikes a car’s body hard enough to cause a dent, the impact ripples all over the car. As such, small accidents can still cause a car’s panels to kink, twist, or become misaligned. Only professional repairs can ensure that a car’s body is completely restored after an accident.
Preparation for Paint Jobs
Painting a classic car is a long and complicated process. Don’t ever try and give a classic vehicle a custom paint job without first speaking to a qualified professional. In order to ensure that a classic car paint job comes off perfectly, you have to start by preparing the body.
Our process looks something like this:
- First, we disassemble the vehicle and inspect all of the parts.
- Next, we carefully remove the vehicle’s old paint and old body work with our in-house media blaster. This prevents any additional damage.
- Lastly, we etch prime the car to protect bare steel before priming and finishing the body work.
This might sound like a lot of preparation –– and it is –– but this is the only way to guarantee a beautiful custom paint job every time.
Rust is the nemesis of every classic car owner. This is particularly true for individuals who live in cooler climates. While there are many ways classic car enthusiasts can rust-proof their car, it’s imperative to deal with rust as soon as you notice it. Even if it appears on a car’s body first, it can spread quickly to other areas. Once rust begins to affect a car’s frame, though, the vehicle may require extensive repairs to become roadworthy again. Fortunately, our team at Precision Restorations offers rust removal as part of our regular body repair process.
Contact the Pros
Whether you’re looking to sell a classic car or just restore it to its former glory, quality body work can greatly enhance the appearance of an old vehicle. At Precision Restorations, we offer both full and partial restoration services, and we’re always happy to speak to our customers about their classic cars. Contact us toll free at 1-844-652-1966. Or you can email me directly at [email protected].