Not every artist’s canvas
is made from linen
Colour is very emotive and instantly connects us to the tradition, heritage and personality of a vehicle – and so the recreation, or creation, of the paintwork is a vital step in any restoration. Our specialists have a library of colour records and charts by marque which, combined with their wealth of knowledge and expertise, ensure they achieve a peerless finish every time. After all, as with all traditional restoration crafts, there’s no substitute for the skill and knowledge that’s acquired through experience.
A careful and
Time is taken to carefully remove and dismantle every part ready to be stripped, meticulously cleaned and prepped for painting. We prepare each panel then apply a primer and flat through various applications until all surfaces are level. Our specialists check the panels and then skilfully apply the final paint colour. We then flat and polish both by machine and by hand until everything is perfect. Our paintwork team also touch up by hand any tiny areas that may never even be seen to ensure that every inch meets their stringent standards.
Time-honoured skills mixed with modern technology
Over the last century, paintshop materials have undoubtedly improved and modern coatings such as two pack acrylic primers and top-coats are far more hard-wearing and suited to the rigours of the modern world. Using these modern materials makes the bodywork of new restorations more durable against petrol, oil, pollution and anything else that the modern world can throw at it.
ORIGINAL MATCHED COLOURS OR UNIQUE BESPOKE
Our specialists know how to return a colour as close as possible to the original if that’s what’s desired, but sometimes the tinter is no longer available. Should this be the case, we professionally scan the existing paintwork to give us its precise chemical make-up so that we can recreate it. But more than that we can work with our customers to create unique colours to the extent that they become recognised in their own right such as a specially formulated one we created for a Derby Bentley 4.25 Litre known as the ‘Fiennes Bentley’.