9 results for tag: unique items


Dustless Waterblasting

Dustless waterblasting is a way to strip a car of all the dust, paint and debris it has accumulated, and bring it down to bare metal again. Sandblasting isn't always the best option, as it can easily warp metal. However, dustless waterblasting is much gentler on these old classic cars. Here we have a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that is getting a full body restoration. The body lines are wavy and will need a lot of body work to get them straight again. But first, we are stripping off old paint, some rust, and other debris. Once we get it down to bare metal, we can start doing the body work and metal work it needs. The car came to us on a ...

Camper Paint Job: El Burro

This must be the season for restoring campers, as this is the second one we've done in the last month. Spring is almost here, and it's time to get those campers looking nice for warm weather camping trips! Here is the Burro camper before... Not too bad, just needs refinishing to bring it back to that 'just like new' look. This travel trailer paint job was pretty straight forward. We needed to repair the cracks in the shell of the camper and get the body refinished back to its original condition. The old decals were looking a little worn, so we removed them and replaced them with new ones. (Decals, of course, have to be replaced with new ...

Sure, we’ll refinish a shotgun

There are a lot of auto body repair shops in and around Asheville that like to stick to just the basics. Replacing parts, pulling out dents, etc. At TD Customs, we love custom paint jobs that are slightly outside the box. It's a chance to do something different and creative, which is always fun. So, why not include gun restoration on the list? It's not your average auto body shop job, but we are happy to offer custom paint services on a number of unique items. Here is what the gun refinishing job looked like Before & After... In the Before picture, you can see the gun is in relatively good condition. It did have some chips and ...

Ambulance Refinishing & Paint

Commercial vehicle painting isn't something we do often. However, we've been asked to paint an ambulance for a local emergency vehicle distribution company. For this job, we were only doing the back box of the ambulance. This meant all the exterior walls, the roof, and all doors. A large part of any paint job is the prep work leading up to the actual paint. It takes several stages of sanding to make sure the surface is ready for the paint. Once the entire surface is sanded and any little dings or blemishes are filled, we tape everything off and get ready to paint. Time to remove all the finish, including the gray at the top and any other ...

Wheels getting a pop of color

We got some cool looking wheels in the shop for an updated look. These wheels and tires belong to a bright green colored Jeep. The customer wanted all of the silver accents to be painted bright green to match. These wheels are great for paint because there are so many tiny areas ready for that pop of color. Here is what the wheels looked like Before... In order to get all the silver areas green, we had to tape off everything but just these areas. The tape lines must be precise so that none of the paint gets where it's not supposed to. That'd really mess up the look. We did five wheels, including the spare, so it was a lot of masking...

The Helmet Halo

The Helmet Halo is a new portable motorcycle helmet holder that travels easily and protects your helmet from dents, scratches, and the possibility of theft. We had the pleasure of meeting Helmet Halo Owner and Asheville local, David Turner, a couple weeks ago. He brought a few Helmet Halos into the shop for us to display for our motorcycle enthusiasts. David designed the helmet halos after he cracked the mouth-piece vent on his helmet when it fell. It was a small, yet pricey replacement. Helmets are bound to take a fall here and there, so a helmet holder reduces the risk of it falling off the bike or the table or wherever you end up riding to. ...

Electroluminescent Painted Guitar

Electroluminescent painted guitars are THE hottest thing to hit music venues and backyard campfires! Think about it; a dark venue, a Lumilor lit guitar. What could be more awesome? Lumilor is an Electroluminescent Coating System that allows us to spray paint pretty much any surface into a light without changing the object at all. The electroluminescent paint will become a part of the guitar. The wiring and a simple on/off switch allow us to control when the guitar lights up and turns off. We wire the paint straight to an electric current, and all you can see is a clean, illumination. This guitar was painted to be fully lit. The light up paint ...

Wood truck bed

We just love the look of wood in a classic truck bed! It looks so classy and gives the truck a little something extra. This truck bed is from the 1967 Ford F-100 restoration we recently did. The color in the wood goes perfectly with the Holly Green paint the truck was painted. Many of the truck restorations we've done involve painting the truck bed the same color as the rest of truck. Our latest truck restoration was one of the few we've done that went with a classic wood bed instead. In between the wood boards are nice chrome dividers that also add to its visual appeal. Even the bolts are chrome to embellish the look a bit more. You can even ...

Custom Steel Drawers

We've got more custom steel pieces! We do a lot of steel work for a local construction company, usually sanding down and applying a clear coat to the finished product. The metal look is gaining popularity in the home decor industry, so it is always interesting to see what the metal will be used for with each particular project. This time we were given these three square drawers that were going to be fit into the wall of a bedroom to make an in-wall dresser. To get the cool, swirled look on the steel, we sanded down the metal all the way. These pieces were covered in carbon, so we sanded it all off, and Tim did some custom DA sanding to ...