13 results for tag: unique items


Two Tone SUV Paint Job

You don't see two toned SUV paint jobs everywhere. That's why they're so cool. They look custom, while still looking classy and fairly simple. This SUV is an older model Chevy Trailblazer. It was originally all blue, and nothing out of the ordinary. For this two tone SUV paint job, we kept the blue on the bottom and painted the top silver. Painting just the top or bottom part of a vehicle is a good way to change up the look of your vehicle on a budget. Keeping one color the same lets us not have to paint the inners & door jambs. This means a lot less work on our part because we aren't taking the doors, hood and trunk lid off the vehicl...

TD Customs’ Custom Painted Shop Truck

The TD Customs shop truck got a custom painted makeover! Before the new paint job, it was a typical red and gray Chevy S-10 truck with some chipped paint and body flaws. When we decided to paint it, we repaired body damage and swapped doors with a parts truck we've had. This is how it looked before... There wasn't a ton of work to do on the truck. We weren't giving it the amount of attention we'd give to customer vehicles because we wanted to get it done quickly. This one's not a show truck, but the body is straight, and it looks awesome going down the road. We were inspired by the shop sign we recently made out of an old S-10 hood. ...

Personalized, Custom Painted Tribute Helmet

This personalized, custom painted helmet is a gift for an employee retiring from a local law firm. His coworkers wanted to give him something special to remember them and the company by. Since he is a big motorcycle rider, they decided on a personalized motorcycle helmet. A helmet to remember We printed vinyl decals of the company's logo to put on the sides of the custom painted helmet. For the back, we made one that read, "In Recognition of Service to..." These two elements alone make the helmet personalized and one-of-a-kind. We love it when customers bring us their ideas for cool paint jobs on their motorcycles. Sometimes we'll ...

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 ...

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. ...