Saturday was the 3rd annual Mountain Motor Show at the WNC Ag Center in South Asheville. We've been going since it started, and it's always been a good time.
TD Customs is located in Mills River, right down the road from the Ag Center, so we always like to go to the car shows in our neighborhood. The Mountain Motor Show is a big car show that shows off cars, trucks and motorcycles in different categories. They range from Best Classic to Best Hot Rod, among others. Cars are displayed both inside and outside. Saturday was a beautiful, sunny day, so it was perfect to ...
There are several ways to remove paint from a vehicle. Come of the best ways include sand blasting, water blasting, and chemical stripping. All of these methods will completely strip the vehicle of paint, primer, and any old body work that is hidden underneath, leaving just the metal body of the car. This is what we mean when we say we are 'taking a car down to bare metal.'
The point of removing everything and bringing it down to bare metal is so we can get a clear picture of what is needed. When it's bare metal, we'll see all the waves, dents and imperfections that we ...
Top Notch Towing is Hendersonville's best towing company by far!
People often ask us if we know of a local towing company that we like and trust. We always say Top Notch Towing in Hendersonville, NC. It is a family owned and operated business that has been serving our community for the last 20+ years.
They provide fast towing services, day or night. They have quite a few drivers and trucks ready to provide towing services, 24/7. Whether you need a local tow to a body shop or are in need of emergency roadside towing, they've got you covered.
WARNING: Deet destroys car paint!
Lately mosquitoes are everywhere. Even in the shop, I'll get bit by mosquitoes - sometimes even through my shirt! And we've got the Zika virus to worry about, so I've been using bug spray probably twice a day. I keep a can at the shop for when I forget.
And now for my confession. The other day, Tim finished painting some motorcycle parts and put them in the front room of the shop, to keep them safe from debris. Sigh. I later went in there and stupidly absent-mindedly sprayed on some bug spray, which ended up getting on the ...
Car dents are very common and can happen so easily. They can come from people parking too close and opening their car door into yours, or from a number of other ways, like hail or a pebble getting kicked up.
If you've ever returned to your car to suddenly find a new ding on the side of your vehicle, you know how frustrating it can be. Small car dents are easy to fix, but they still require body work and painting the entire panel it's on to make sure it looks seamless. Sometimes these small collision repairs are unavoidable. However, we can take certain precautions ...
Have you ever walked up to a car thinking it was yours, and it wasn’t? Ever wish your car could stand out from all the rest?
Well, you don't have to go out and buy a brand new vehicle to get that new look. If you’ve been feeling down on your car and thinking it’s time for an upgrade, consider sprucing it up through a paint job or some custom modifications.
Specific makes and models come in set colors. Maybe you get your choice of a few different paint options, but that's it. Plus, buying a new vehicle is costly, and you’ll eventually run into the same ...
Getting auto body shop estimates is the first step in getting your car repaired after an accident, or even when you are looking to get your car restored and painted.
Here are some tips on getting auto body shop estimates:
If you don't already have a preferred auto body shop, it's always good to get several auto body shop estimates before choosing the one to do your work. Each estimate may vary based on their labor rates, how much they can get parts for, if they try to get used parts to save you money, etc.
Discuss your preferences
If there are certain ...
Factory original paint colors tend to bring back a sense of nostalgia for the good old days. Many older vehicles or specific motorcycles are easily recognizable because of their distinct paint job.
We tend to see factory original paint be of importance to those driving old trucks, as well as motorcycles. Many older farm trucks have the two-toned design, and are very recognizable with their specific colors. Owners like the appeal of driving a truck that looks just as it did back in the day, but is also new enough that the color shines and the body lines of the truck are ...
Winter weather, especially here in the Carolinas, can sure wreck havoc on the roads, and thus our vehicles. This past weekend, we were advised to stay home rather than driving out on dangerous roads. In fact, most people across WNC and the SC Upstate had a long weekend due to the snow.
Driving on dangerous roads may lead to accidents with other drivers on the road, or even cause your car to skid off the road and possibly hit a tree or other object. Not having 4-wheel drive made driving nearly impossible this weekend, but even those trucks with 4WD and great tires ...
Winter has finally arrived in NC. After an abnormally warm start, we're now expecting our first big storm. Some people are saying we'll get 28", but that would literally be breaking every snowfall record NC's ever seen. At any rate, big winter storms do cause havoc out on the roads, and increase the risk of getting into a car accident.
Here in North Carolina, they describe the level of snowstorm intensity with a complicated system of quantifying how much milk and bread loaves will be needed for survival. That's right, the news station informs us of how many loaves ...