75 results for tag: custom paint


Polaris Slingshot Paint Job: Adding Flames

This Polaris Slingshot paint job came in for an updated look to the front end. Instead of the rebel flags, the owner wanted black flames to cover the front. This is the first Slingshot we've had the pleasure of working on. It's in between a motorcycle and a sport car, and is classified as a three-wheeled motorcycle. The owner came from over 3 hours away in Virginia to get the custom painted flames painted on it. He said he loves riding it through the mountains and it can go up to 150 mph! Polaris Slingshot paint job Tim carefully peeled off the rebel flag decals using with a heat gun, and sanded down the entire area in the front. He taped ...

Ghost Flame Paint Job on a Harley tank

Ghost flame paint jobs let you play around with the look of your motorcycle depending on the way the light hits it. If you like a subtle look that also pops and looks unique and eye-catching, ghost flames are a cool way to do it. In the shade or from certain angles, you typically won't see anything. And then when the light hits it, you see the flames or whatever design you have ghosted in. For this Harley-Davidson motorcycle tank, the owner went with a black base to match the rest of the bike. He was debating between painting silver stripes down the sides of the tank, or doing something more custom. After looking at some pictures online and of ...

TD Customs’ 2018 Calendar

Every year we put together a calendar of our best and most favorite restorations and paint jobs we've done that year. It typically includes our bigger restorations and custom paint jobs. This year we had a lot of pictures of our work to choose from. Take a look at this year's calendar... ~ January ~ This white 1987 Chevy Silverado came in with worn paint and rust damage, needing a full paint job. We replaced cab corners, repaired all the rust and body damage, and replaced all the glass. We also cleaned and undercoated the frame to keep rust from returning, and of course, gave it a fresh factory-original paint job back to white. Click Here to ...

Full Color Change Paint Jobs

Full color change paint jobs are what we, at TD Customs, do best. Whether you want a completely custom look or prefer to restore it back to its original condition, we can help. We love when restorations get a completely new look. There's nothing better than restoring a vehicle and giving it new life through a new look. This Jeep Wrangler came in white and looking a little worse for wear. We needed to do some rust repair, body work, a bedliner coating, some other minor issues, and of course, paint. Originally, the owners wanted to refinish the Jeep back to a clean white. When we mentioned we could paint it any color since we were already ...

#NoMoreYellow – ’64 Mustang Full Paint Job

The latest full paint job here at TD Customs has been this 1964 Ford Mustang. It came in a bright yellow color, and the owner knew she didn't want to keep the color. The first order of business on this classic car was to strip the paint. We used a chemical paint stripping process to completely bring the car down the bare metal. Follow the link to learn more about the chemical stripping process done on this '64 Mustang! After the car has been brought down to bare metal, we can then get a good look at the car. We can see how the shape of the body is, and any imperfections that need to be repaired. We note these issues and repair them ...

Hello old friend! ’63 Studebaker back for Paint!

Oh hello, 1963 Studebaker Avanti. Nice to have you back for the rest of your paint job! Awhile back we had this 1963 Studebaker Avanti in the shop for engine bay and door jamb repainting. The owner wanted us to get all the inner jambs and the engine painted, and then take it to get a motor put in, and then bring it back for the exterior paint job. We don't usually do paint jobs in stages like this. However, if it works for a customer in terms of budget or their preferences, we are happy to do so. In this case, the owner specifically wanted the engine bay painted before the new motor was put in. We understand this logic. Putting in a new ...

1970 Plymouth Barracuda Restoration

We've got a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda in the house! The '70 Cuda is a pretty rare car that has been brought to us for a full body restoration. Top Notch Towing took care of the tow, and brought us the Cuda already on an automotive rotisserie. Having the car on a rotisserie is a perk, as it makes the refinishing process a little easier. We don't have to bend down or stretch to reach certain areas, and no laying on the ground. Not all cars need to be stripped down completely or will require this much attention to every inch. Before we got started with any of the body work, we needed to strip all of the paint off the car. Since this is a ...

Faux Burl Wood Grain Painting

Faux burl wood grain painting is a cool technique that lets us mimic the wood grain look on the interior panels of many classic cars. We recently recreated the wood grain look on the 1939 Chrysler Royal restoration, our family project. Tim's sister and nephew came to the shop to help with this project. It was fun to work on such an artistic project, and they were a big help! First, Tim painted the dash and all the trim pieces a lighter brown/ tan color for the base. Then, we used an assortment of brushes and gel wiping stain to get the desired wood effect. We painted dark brown dots in several areas to recreate the look of those darker knots ...

Classic 1940 Ford: Refinish & Paint

The 1940 Ford pickup truck is ready after body work and full paint. The truck came in with the same color scheme; light green with the dark green fenders and running boards. They are not the factory-original colors, but they look great and really compliment each other. All the parts come off the truck to be worked on and then painted. The fenders on these old classics are nice and rounded. When we do body work, we make sure the lines are nice and smooth, and that there are no blemishes. There is a lot of sanding and prep work that go into making sure each one of these pieces is perfect before paint. Once Tim is happy with how all the parts ...

Ducati tank paint job

Sometimes all you need is a little change. That was the case with this Ducati tank paint job. The tank was in for a subtle paint and logo change. It started off a vivid white color with a bright red block letter 'Ducati' logo. The Ducati logo with block letters is their current logo, while the script was their older logo. Replacing the newer logo to the script version gives it more of a vintage vibe. Here is what the Ducati motorcycle tank looked like Before... The owner of the bike had a tiny decal of the Ducati logo he wanted. Many times, we can find logos and certain other images online for our printer to print out for us. This one ...