New Paint Job
Steve's Cobra recently went through a repaint because of hail damage,
interesting to see a brief rundown of the process:
A hail storm left me dozens
of these pinhole size chips all over the car. Close up shown (in circle
At the body shop the first step is to prep any dings, dents or defects
the body with plastic filler(i had a few nice door dings). Then the
car is power sanded with paper ranging from 80-600 grit
After sanding the body is wiped down and the front end was prepped with
high-build urethane primer. Then the car is taped up and ready for painting.
Then the paint goes on. I chose Black Metallic Mist.
The car gets 3 layers of base paint and 2 of clear coat.
Then the car is dried in this same room. Normally it would be baked
degrees for about 30 minutes. But since mine was the last car painted
Friday, it was allowed to air dry over the weekend. Finally, the car
finished up by sanding with 1500 grit paper a compound polish and final
And this is the finished product. The car and color came out fantastic!
This whole process took about 2 weeks at a cost of $1747. I have to
few weeks before I can wax it, but Zaino is on the way ! - Steven
the crew at Larry Walker & Sons Body Shop in Archdale, NC.