4 results for tag: rust repair


Lots of rust to repair on this one!

The rust repair work on the Isuzu Trooper was a bit of a challenge because of how much rust there was. While other Asheville auto body shops may turn down larger rust repair jobs like this, we are happy to repair troublesome rust. There was a lot of metal work done on this one in the last couple weeks. Here are the Before shots of the Trooper's rust. You can see the rocker panels on both sides needed new metal. The rear quarter panels needed patching as well. Rust spreads very easily. As you can see from the pictures, we took off the old corroded metal and got rid of all the existing rust. It is definitely a messy job repairing ...

Full restoration: ’82 F-150 pickup

The 1982 Ford F-150 pickup truck is one of our latest restorations that we've been working on. This one has been in the works for a few months now, needing more attention than some of the others. The last time we saw the F-150 on the blog was here, and the bed and the cab were being worked on separately. After that, we painted the cab and the front side of the bed (the part that sits up against the cab). Once these were painted, we put the bed back on the chassis to make it a complete truck again. This makes it easier to paint the entire exterior. Especially with two toned paint jobs, it's better to  have everything in place before ...

’79 Sierra: Rust repairs & Fresh paint

    This 1979 GMC Sierra Classic pickup truck was in the shop for some rust repairs and a fresh paint job. The customer wanted to keep the truck looking original with the same paint scheme. With all the rust, it was just time to do some maintenance on the truck to get it looking new again. There were some minor dings and waves that required body work. The truck was speckled with rust on the roof and other areas of the truck, such as the driver's side door. Since the rust was mostly just speckled, this was the best time to get to it. Taking care of rust early on, before it has a chance to create large holes, is a good ...

Fixing rust before it spreads

Fixing rust that arises is an important part in the maintenance of your vehicles. This week we did some rust repair on an 1989 Lincoln Continental. It only needed minor rust repair on the passenger side back quarter panel. As you can see from the Before picture, there were some cracks underneath the vinyl top. These cracks are from the paint shipping due to rust underneath. Once you start to see the little cracks and bubbles in the paint, it's a good time to bring your car in to get the rust repaired. Rust spreads pretty easily, especially if the car is often exposed to water or moisture. Fixing rust before it spreads will save you money in ...