Bodywork & Paint

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Bodywork and Paint Services for Classic Cars

At Classic Car Lab, we understand that bodywork and paint play a vital role in restoring the timeless beauty of classic cars. Our dedicated team of skilled craftsmen take immense pride in meticulously reshaping and refining each vehicle, ensuring every panel is restored to its original silhouette with unmatched attention to detail. From minor touch-ups to full-scale structural repairs, we employ a blend of traditional techniques and modern technology to deliver exceptional results. The Painter and the welder work together in harmony to get the correct look.

Meticulous Process for Stunning Results

Once the bodywork has been restored, our expert painters step in to bring your classic car's exterior back to life. We accurately replicate the original colour, capturing the essence of the era. (Our mixologist can replicate the paint colour or advise on other colour options). Our paint booth ensures a flawless application of primer, base coat, and clear coat, layer by layer, resulting in a durable and stunning finish. Each process stage is carried out in great detail, reflecting our commitment to excellence.

Preserving Authenticity, Enhancing Aesthetics

At Classic Car Lab, we recognise the importance of preserving the authentic character of classic cars while enhancing their visual appeal. Our skilled team pays close attention to panel gaps and the proper fitting of rubbers, ensuring a precise and seamless exterior. We also offer custom paint finishes, enabling you to personalise your classic car with unique colours and effects. With our expertise, your vehicle's bodywork and paint will stand as a testament to its timeless elegance.

Respraying services for all Classic cars, Modern day Performance and Prestige cars

We specialise in Classic car respraying and of Modern-day Performance and Luxury cars.
On site we have a fabulous spray booth in which you can see our paint technician respraying your car.
The whole of the process is photographed from the start to the finish of the respray of your Classic car or Performance car.
We can match any colour of car, we have a fantastic paint mixologist who is able to match any colour. Even if you have a specific colour that you would like us to respray your car we are able to do that.
We can also respray panels to match your Classic or Performance car. No job is too big or small and we can offer any advice on the respraying process. If your car has been damaged in an accident, we are able to offer advice and work with your insurance company regarding the respraying of your Classic or Sports car.
The best way of respraying a car is not to cut corners. The old saying “You pay for what you get” applies greatly when you take your car to be resprayed. It is best to take the paint down to bare metal when respraying your car as you will be able to see what lies beneath. There could be rust, filler or moisture that is trapped.
Moisture that is trapped in either the preparation layer or topcoat will often come to the surface when under the right conditions such as damp. This is called micro blistering. This can be caused by several things such as a previous bad respray.
We can respray areas that have been scratched or dented. Even smart resprays are available with us. We use the best quality paints and lacquers to give you a fantastic finish.
A good top-quality car respray will always add value to your car. We have years of experience in car resprays for Classic and Modern Prestige cars.

Our respraying services are as follows for all Classic cars, Modern day Performance and Prestige cars

  • Shot blasting of Classic and Sports cars, including panel work

  • Paint car stripping

  • Rust removal

  • Rust prevention

  • Undersealing

  • Etch priming and priming

  • Alloy Wheel refurbishment

  • Bumper repairs

  • Plastic welding

  • Panel replacement

  • Paint and scratch repair

  • Full car respray

  • Panel respray

  • Lacquer respray

  • Paint chip repair

  • Dent repair

  • Panel alignment

  • Buffing

  • Polishing

  • Paint protection

  • Waxing

  • Classic Car Respray Gallery

    Some of the work we have done

    Have a look at some of the vehicles we have painted over the years.

    We’ll be adding more to the gallery as time goes by

  • Contact us with any questions you may have about bodywork & paint restorations.
    Our knowledgeable team is always happy to help.

    We have been in the business of restoring and caring for classic cars, sports cars, cherished cars & luxury cars for over 10 years.

    Bodywork & Paint FAQ'S

    Yes, we can. We have a fabulous mixologist who will be able to match the most obscure paint colours. We also cater for modern cars which thankfully have a paint code which makes life a little bit easier. We can also create a colour that you specifically like.

    It depends on the level of restoration you require. We can paint a small panel that may take 5 or 6 hours to the other end of the spectrum where a full body restoration may take weeks if not months depending on the complexity and the condition of the car.

    Painting and bodywork should only be carried out by professionals. It takes years of experience to understand the different types of products that can be used and how to use them. You will also need access to a very good paint booth, so no other contaminates affect the flow of the paint. We also cannot guarantee any paintwork that has been pre-prepared by a client as we do not know how it has been prepared. It is better to pay a little bit more and have a job that has been carried out correctly which is also guaranteed.

    We do, supplied parts and labour are guaranteed for Peace of Mind. All materials and workmanship are warranted for 90 full days. Paint is warranted against fading or loss of gloss, peeling, chalking, cracking and wrinkling for 1 year (as long as you own the vehicle, it is not transferable).