Breadvan_update_069: custom car paint

Breadvan_update_069: custom car paint

Custom car painting

After the Breadvan Hommage was received in the workshop of Fred Steenbeek, owner of Classic Car Painter, it was checked with the sheet metal worker. After the car was discussed in its entirety, it was degreased with a degreaser. This process was followed by a degreasing with an alkaline cleaner. The painter does this to remove all workplace dust, skin fats and salts from the Breadvan Hommage. Then he starts the sanding work. The next step, after cleaning, is to sand all aluminum parts with P180. The Breadvan Hommage is then made dust-free. After this the custom car is again degreased. The body is then taped and then Fred sprays the epoxy. This epoxy layer serves as the basis for the paint system. The material serves as a preservative for the aluminum. Moreover, the filler has excellent adhesion to this substrate.


Paints for exclusive cars

Next, it is time to apply the filler and tightly sand the Breadvan Hommage. A light weight filler has been chosen. This filler is also easy to sand. Aluminum sheet metal is highly sensitive to material reduction due to sanding. This filler is easy to sand with P120 and P180 and is therefore less invasive for the aluminum. When the Breadvan Hommage is tight, a layer of epoxy is sprayed again. After this layer is applied, three layers of primer are sprayed onto the body in Valeu Shade 2 (primer color). This gray-tinted surface provides the best color coverage for the unique composite color designed specifically for the Breadvan Hommage. After this operation, the Breadvan Hommage will get some rest. Fred lets the paint work for about three weeks. This means mainly the so called collapsing of the primer layers, due to the loss of solvents.


Exclusive paint for a bespoke coachbuilt car

During the period in which the sprayer lets the paint work out, the inside of the car is sprayed in the matte black finish that is used with many race horses. After the entire interior has been given this black color, the modified Breadvan Hommage can be blocked with P320, P400, P500. The one-time car is then again made dust-free and degreased. Used he can in the spray booth and he can be stuck. The Breadvan Hommage is sprayed with Cromax Pro base Coat and the Cromax 6400S Clear Coat. The Vilbiss GTi Pro 1.3 110 is used as a spray gun for the coachbuilt car. If small imperfections are present in the custom-made varnish, these are removed and the whole is then polished for gloss. On the images shared here the very first stage of sanding and applied the epoxy can be seen.

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