Prestige Paintworks can undertake a full or partial restoration of any automotive vehicle. Whether it's an accident repair to a full restoration or anything in between, we have the expertise to handle it.
Full inventories are given to all vehicles dis-assembled, with every detail and part being documented.
A full restoration usually includes chemical dipping or blasting the shell back to bare metal to have the best foundation to any restoration, any restoration that is not a bare metal one is always a risk because you can only guarantee your products on what they are being applied to. Any corrosion or previous damage is rectified and if necessary with the vehicle mounted on our Globaljig to ensure the car is kept square and true and all suspension points etc are exactly where they should be, a necessity if you are replacing rear axle mounting points for example. Vehicles requiring extensive panel replacement are kept on the Globaljig for reference data etc as we are able to make the car far more symmetrical than they left the factory using the overhead beam attachment with numerical pointers that can give millimetre precision on any irregularities. All metal shaping, panel alignment bonnet, boot and door gaps are minimised in variation to a consistent 5mm. Lap welded joints can be lead loaded if the customer prefers too. The vehicles are then levelled with a fine skim of body filler, leaving a flawless shape to the car unbroken reflection when painted. The bodywork is then epoxy primed for anti-corrosive protection and then given a high-build primer.
Once it has been dry sanded, the car is then spray painted with the colour of choice and the bodywork flattened and polished to produce a flawless deep gloss shine. The vehicle is then refitted using new hardware, new plumbing and new/ refurbished components installed to complete the restoration process.
Engine work for Aston Martin and Jaguars are outsourced to the marques’ specialists, as well as chroming and upholstery work, everything else is dealt with in house.