Paint Overhaul Correction
1976 GMC Squarebody
An incredible truck from what some may consider the best era of units like this ever to be built. The "Squarebody" design had a run of almost 14 years - making these trucks incredibly popular then and even today thanks to their classic design, easy parts swapping, and a significant aftermarket community.
This specific '76 came in for our Tier 2 Paint Correction to rectify a multitude of issues from a past life.
The owner of this truck saw that the paint simply was not 'black' anymore; there was significant over-spray chemical, etching, rotary holograms from previous 'bad' polishing, and swirls/scratches everywhere that took away from the beauty of this truck.
The plan was to completely transform it. And we did.
Understanding the existing condition of a vehicle prior to commencing work is incredibly important - especially when dealing with a car that had been repainted at least once in its life.
There are many variables we take into consideration when performing a paint restoration -and on this specific vehicle, extra precaution had to be taken. The paint was done by a previous owner who, unfortunately, did not properly mask off the vehicle nor properly paint it to begin with.
What this left behind was significant over-spray and chemical etching. When we say significant, we mean significant.
On top of that, there was also a plethora of rotary holograms caused by improper polishing techniques, swirls, scratches, and almost every other kind of defect you can imagine.
To top it off, we were dealing with some of the thinnest single-stage paint we have ever seen.
So knowing how to properly restore and refine the finish is why the owner brought it to us at Unleashed Auto Care to begin with!
After a thorough wash and decontamination process to remove as much of the dirt, grime, and overspray as possible, we we moved onto the main feature of this service - our Tier 2 Paint Correction.
The owner was aware that due to the incredible thin, fragile single-stage paint, that 100% defect removal was not safely possible. Add onto all of that that there was already burnt edges - and we knew we would have to use extreme caution in restoring this deep rich paint that had gone bad over the years.
MANY AREAS REQUIRED US TO POLISH THEM EITHER BY HAND, OR WITH A 1" MACHINE. WE DON'T SKIP THE TOUGH-TO-REACH AREAS. PERIOD.
That's because this truck had many intricate areas that would otherwise be skipped over or 'glazed' by those without the proper tools, equipment, or knowledge on how to properly refine every last square inch.
Once it was all said and done, the paint had taken on a significant transformation that blew the customer away.
After the paint was completely transformed with our Tier 2 Paint Correction, we applied one of our ultra-durable sealants to the paint that would add additional gloss, 6+ months of protection and incredible easy washing hydrophobic characteristics to the paint and glass.
This was an incredible project that could not have turned out better. There were many limitations, paint restrictions, and precautions that had to be taken to balance a phenomenal finish with durable results.
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