A generous 4m x 3m temperature controlled paint room onsite is dedicated to housing three specialist paint mixing schemes that include one water based scheme for the basecoats and 2 direct gloss ones for the solid colour options. We are also able to mix a range of alternative topcoats like polyurethane for example whether it's matt or gloss, textured coatings and nitro cellulose etc.
All our paint is mixed on site, so the old school way of buying it in pre mixed from a paint supplier with the hope that it matches is a distant memory.
Our chosen paint brand is Lechler so when colour matching any car we have a huge choice of over 40,000 visual colour options to choose from in our Lechler colour library.
Lechler is a leading specialist paint brand that started in 1858 so it's fair to say their experience in the paint field is possibly unrivalled and have maintained a great working relationship with this brand since we started in 2009.
In the extensive colour options that we have they of course include solid colours and metallic /pearl base coats but in the event none of those are close enough we will tint the closest sample to a perfect match and now with the addition of our own Lechler Spectrophotometer we can further enhance our colour matching capabilities and services saving valuable time..
We don't tint so that the colour is just close to where it needs to be, we strive for edge to edge colour matching even on the metallic's so that any blending necessary is kept to a minimum and will fall in effortlessly. There is very little we cannot match to and we also develop unique colours on request.
All paintwork is cured in our 8m x 4m low-bake oven.
Colour samples are also provided for the customer to have a visual of what a particular colour will look like when applied to a panel. Most know exactly what they want but for those who are unsure we sometimes paint classic mini front wings as samples to give a 3D perspective and a much clearer indication of how the final colour will look.
Hours of patience and methodical preparation will ultimately determine the final paint finish,
how many times has one looked along the side of a car and putting the glossy finish aside for one moment can see no true reflection of its surroundings ?
That is all due to a lack of invested labour and nothing more, below is a short video of the V12 E-Type we restored to the highest standard and the quality of the preparation and workmanship is clearly evident from the reflection in the panels. The branding on our trailer which is 40 plus feet away and can clearly be read through four panes of glass.
It's obvious that our standards far exceed most and that's partly why we don't have any competition. That's not to be mistaken for an arrogant statement because it's not.
Put simply they don't do what we do, only we do...
View some of our case studies to see the results of those efforts and feel free to call if you have any requirements you would like to discuss with us.
Below is also a short time lapse video that gives a brief insight into the Ferrari Daytona having a coat of tinted wet on wet epoxy sealer applied prior to four coats of Rosso Chiaro 2k, there are more photo's of the finished car in our case studies.