use the best material in the industry for restoring
classic, antique, and collector cars, Spies/Hecker
brand urethane. We will use a base coat/clearcoat
system, or a single-stage system, whichever the
customer chooses. If the client is unfamiliar with
the advantages of each, we are happy to explain.
Spies/Hecker is DuPontís premium line; it has the
best shine, depth, durability, and chemical resistance.
They claim it is a no-wax product, and we believe
them after using it since 1998.
thatís not why we chose to use it in the first place!
Our choice was based on its resistance to shrinkage.
Simply put, if youíve ever looked at a show-quality
paint job and could see extremely fine lines in
the paint that appeared to be sanding scratches,
that is shrinkage. Spiesí low VOC content allows
it to maintain its thickness after drying, and does
not shrink into the sanding scratches left in the
primer. When we send a car out it looks good, and
stays looking good for years to come.
most important step in the auto
restoration paint process is the first: etch
primer and sealer. We cover all bare steel on the
cars we paint with this rust-inhibiting coating
system, before any body work begins. That way there
is no fine film of rust from atmospheric moisture
during the body work, there is no fingerprinting
and storing of body oils in the raw steel, and any
body filler that is used on a vehicle is not in
direct contact with bare steel. This is a leading
cause of auto
restoration work failing, the use of filler
on bare steel. Filler absorbs moisture, and when
applied to bare steel the filler holds the moisture
against the steel, causing the filler to bubble
and the steel to rust.
This page shows some examples of paint work done
right. Thatís what we like to do, and we hope we
can do some for you. A í56 Ford Pickup, a í32 Ford
Coupe, Model A, í68 Camaro, Ford Thunderbird, Porsche
911, and a Corvette painted like a flag! Can you
tell we like a variety of cool, classic cars?