custom paint

Quality Assured Collision & Glass has some unique services offered by our independently owned and operated locations. For the specialized services of custom paint & vehicle restoration, we have one location that has been restoring vehicles for over 30 years.

Little Valley Collision & Glass in Ladysmith

What is Vehicle Restoration?

Vehicle restoration is the process of returning old, classic, partially scrapped or totaled vehicles back to their original condition. Some restorations focus on achieving a “like new” finished product, using reproduction parts when needed. On other projects, the preference is for authentic preservation, and original components will be used as much as possible.

The Restoration Process

    1.    Disassembly

The vehicle is taken apart, piece by piece, and each component is assessed. Depending on the condition of each part, it will either be preserved, restored or replaced.

    2.    Structural & Mechanical Restoration

The focus in this stage is on the chassis, engine and other interior systems and components. 

    3.    Body Work & Interior Restoration

The vehicle is reassembled, the exterior is primed and prepped for painting and interior elements such as the console and upholstery are restored.

    4.    Custom Painting

Paint colors are selected, along with graphics and decorative elements, such as flames or pinstripes. The vehicle is then meticulously painted and protected with a clearcoat finish.   

Vehicle restoration is a labor of love. Many body shops do collision repairs as a means of supporting their passion for restoring classic vehicles to their former glory.

Custom Painting Services

Every aspect of vehicle technology has changed dramatically over the years and vehicle paint is no exception. Technological advancements have improved the quality, resilience, and durability of automotive paint.

Additionally, painting techniques have become more complex and specialized. While traditional flat black is still available, wild colors, metallic undercoats, aluminum glitter and multi-layer applications make almost anything possible today. We use only high-quality paint products such as PPG Envirobase High-Performance Paint and Clearcoat.