2006 Chevrolet SSR - Painting Process

SSR - hood removed SSR - disassembly

A proper re-paint requires some disassembly. Simply masking, doing minimal prep work and spraying just doesn't cut it if you was a good looking paint job that will last. So we begin by removing most of the body panels and trim. This allows individual pieces to be properly prepped and painted and avoids those ugly over-sprays and masking lines which are the hallmark of cheap paint work.

SSR -  interior door panel removed. SSR - front grill piece

SSR - hood prepped and ready for paint. SSR - Rear deck lid prepped and ready for paint.

Each piece is thoroughly prepped before it goes into our temperature controlled paint booth.

SSR parts in paint booth. SSR - color sanding the hood.

Once painted, the pieces are color-sanded with ultra-fine grit sandpaper to smooth the paints surface before clear-coat is applied.

SSR - buffing out the paint. SSR ready for re-assembly.

The final step is to buff everything out and start putting it all back together.

SSR reassembly. SSR reassembly.

The "Ocean Green" paint used on this project is available from PPG Paint.

SSR reassembly.

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