13 results for month: 12/2015


Glitter paint job: Make it sparkle!

Our latest custom paint job involved heavy metal flake to customize a white 2015 BMW 328i - a fun glitter paint job! From far away or in the shade, the car will look white. But when you walk up to it, or especially when the sun is hitting it, the new glitter paint job looks bright and sparkly. The customer had looked online at the different options for metal flake, and found a rainbow color she liked. Keep in mind that the color of the car plays a part in how the flake will look. In this case, the car is white, so the rainbow glitter flake will have a white background that makes the colored flake shimmer lightly in the sunlight. If the glitter ...

You just got into a car accident. Now what?

No one wants to get into a wreck or plans to, but accidents happen, so the best thing to do is to make sure you are prepared beforehand. If you've been involved in a car accident, just being mindful of some things can make a huge difference. As an auto body repair shop, we understand that getting into a car accident is a major inconvenience. Having to deal with the insurance company and take care of collision repairs can be a frustrating addition to your already busy schedule, so we try to make the process of getting your car repaired as simple as possible. When it comes to fender benders and minor collision repairs, we aim to get the job done ...

Lamborghini doors? You got it!

Lamborghini doors are car doors that open up vertically rather than outward like traditional car doors. Lamborghini door kits come with new hinges that need to be mounted to the doors and the car, and allow us to turn any traditional door into Lamborghini doors. Putting Lamborghini doors on your car is a cool way to customize the car and make it that much more custom and unique. We have a BMW in for a metal flake glitter paint job that is also getting Lamborghini doors installed as well. Just the doors alone are going to give it a really cool, eye-catching look. How do we install Lamborghini doors? Every car is different, so the internal ...

Day One of Ruthy’s Restoration – A Family Affair

As you may know, over Thanksgiving, we got a special delivery - a 1939 Chrysler Royal that has been in the family for years. The car was Tim's grandmother's first car, and has been in storage for the last 60 years. This year, Tim will be restoring the car to give back to his grandma the way she remembers it. This Saturday, we had a family day at the shop working on Ruthy's restoration. It was the first time we've gotten a chance to devote a day to the car, and we got some help from Tim's sister, brother-in-law, dad, and friend, Matt. It's truly a labor of love, and everyone is really excited to do this project for Pat. The first order of ...

Auto Body Tip: 7 Ways to Winterize Your Car

Today's auto body tip focuses on how to winterize your car. Yep, it's about that time again. There is already frost covering the cars in the mornings, the temperature keeps dropping, and the forecast will definitely call for some flurries pretty soon. Even here in Western North Carolina, we have to take precautions with our cars in the winter months. Luckily, there are several things that you can do to protect your car throughout the winter. It is all about taking your safety seriously and being prepared ahead of time. Here are several things you can do to winterize your car... 1. Get regular oil changes There are certain oils that are ...

Paint that lights up HOT PINK!

Electroluminescent paint comes in Pink!! Lumilor is a paint product that lets us paint anything into a real, electrically charged light. If you've been following our blog or social media, you know electroluminescent paint is awesome. But we can kick the awesomesness up a notch with Hot Pink Lumilor! Lumilor is a patented Electroluminescent Coating System that allows us to paint anything into a real lamp. The paint itself contains phosphorescent substances that, when connected to an electric charge. It'll have hidden wires into a power source, so you can flip the paint on and off with a switch. Lumilor electroluminescent paint comes in ...

Motorcycle paint job: BMW crotch rocket

A simple motorcycle paint job can completely change the look and feel of your bike. We think what you drive or in this case, ride, is a reflection of who you are and what you like. Everyone's bike tends to look a bit different. Those who are getting custom motorcycle paint jobs are especially able to create a new, custom look on their bike. The sky is the limit. You choose the paint color, the design and how you want it to look. We've painted many motorcycles with all kinds of paint schemes. Sometimes the motorcycles get painted something a totally custom, like ghost flames or marble effect. Other times, they are simply painted back to factory ...

5 Tips for Choosing a Reputable Auto Body Shop

Choosing a reputable auto body shop is very important. You want to take your car somewhere that is trusted and experienced. Your car is presumably one of the most important assets you own, so you want to be sure that it will be taken care of the right way by whatever body shop you bring it to. There are several things to consider when looking for a reputable auto body shop... 1. How did you hear about this body shop? Many of our customers find us through word-of-mouth advertising. We have many satisfied customers who continue to come back to us and who refer us to their friends. If you hear a good review from someone you trust, you should keep ...

Fender Bender Repair: We’ll get you in and out!

Fender bender repair jobs are a big part of our business. TD Customs is a full service auto body shop, so while we do many custom paint jobs and restorations, we also focus on the smaller fender bender repair work that you need. Dents, dings, scratches, rust, paint fading, part replacing - we do it all! If you've gotten into an accident, call or bring your vehicle in to us for a free estimate, and we'll be happy to get you on the schedule. We do so many cool custom paint jobs and classic restorations that sometimes people think that is all we do. Not the case; we are constantly doing little fender bender repair jobs while we have the bigger ...

Time to paint your car a different color?

Let's do it! You don't have to wait for a 'reason' to paint your car a different color. Just wanting to change up the look of your car is reason enough. Painting your car a different color will drastically alter the look of your car. Whether you have outgrown the color of your car, never liked it in the first place, or just want to change up the car you drive and look at every day, we've got you covered. We specialize in paint, and especially love any custom paint job we are able to do. If you're the type of person who loves one-of-a-kind things and having something completely custom, we are always happy to discuss paint schemes, let you ...