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Restoration

Please review our process of restoration below. If you have any questions regarding these steps or need additional information on scheduling your VW for body restoration please contact us.

  • Stage 1: Strip body free of any parts, glass, upholstery or wires and detached from the pan if possible.
  • Stage 2: Car apart, fenders and doors removed from body shell and worked individually for best results.
  • Stage 3: Rust repair, is the most important and most demanding phase of body restoration. Rust repair with N.O.S, used, after-market or hand made metal parts are a fact of just about any project. Your car is worked on by someone who is a VW Body Specialist, who can identify and repair key rust points. Click on picture to view rust !!!
  • Stage 4: Collision Repair, Front, Rear, Side, Top or Rollovers are not a problem for us or for you. If you really love your car, it can always be repaired, thanks to VW engineering. We help to ensure the well-being of the "family member" who lives in the garage.
  • Stage 5: Primer time.Very important since this will be a new barrier sealing everything done through Stage 4. The primer coat is a reflection of what was done, and it becomes the new surface to be worked with until it is time to paint.
  • Stage 6: Prep to Paint, requiring a very patient and meticulous person to go over and over the work done by the body man until it's ready for the painter, who will turn the last surface into what will finally reflect all the work put into your car.
  • Stage 7: Painting. The body is fully inspected by the painter before he starts; only a VW specialist painter knows where your car needs paint the most.
  • Stage 8: Polishing. The body is fully inspected by the painter before he starts to color sand the new paint, at this time if he finds any problems, it's the time to fix it, once all sanded the tedious 4 step polishing procedure starts; only a VW specialist polisher knows how important the glass finish is and where!
  • Stage 9: Assembly. Finally, it is time to bolt on all the restored parts back on the body and chassis, during body work and painting allot of time is spent inspecting, restoring, finding, buying, fixing and cataloging all the parts for reassembly.
  • Stage 10: Test Drive. The Mechanical and Electrical is fully inspected, a 10 mile test drive is our minimum and when returning a full inspection and final adjustments are made thus making it ready for it's new life to commence!