When Steve brought the Chevelle in, it was apparent that the hood / fender/ cowl fit is less than perfect.
The trunk to fender to fender tip gaps an fit are also uneven. Attention to detail makes a big difference in how a car looks.
The die cast and chromed hood "vent" is original and shows the pitting and paint fading that's typical of a forty year old car.
The fit of the stainless trim around the back glass and the masking done for the old paint job are not perfect.
GM products of this era are prone to rust around the bottom corners of the rear windows and a previous repair resulted in a poor fit of the trim around the glass.
Preparing for a first-class paint job requires getting down to good base material and flattening the surface. this could entail sanding, filling, sanding some more, and paying attention to the foundation under the paint.
A paint job is only as good as the preparation that goes into it before the color is ever applied.
Every surface is addressed. When you sight down the side of this Chevelle, when we're done, it'll be straight as an arrow.
Proper fit of all adjacent panels is addressed early in the process.
The interior was stripped as well in order to prepare for the Lizardskin surface treatment. Lizardskin, used extensively at Hot Rods & Custom Stuff
A good coat of primer/sealer is essential to good paint adhesion.
What a difference!! No orange peel, high gloss, dead straight surfaces, no waviness. This is how a Hot Rods & Custom Stuff paint job stands out from the rest.
You could shave in this mirror surface now.
This car will be a "Best Paint" trophy winner now.
The trunk gets prepped and coated with Lizardskin as well.
Even the inner fender wells inside the engine compartment have that show car look. Attention to detail sets Hot Rods & Custom Stuff apart.
Once the paint is applied there's still a lot that goes into creating a show winning finish.
We've still got some "stuff" to install.
After paint comes color sanding, and buffing to get the paint perfect prior to final polishing.
A dressed up big block powers this Chevelle Super Sport.
The classic hood "vents" of the SS model spelled "high performance."
"Super Sport" says it all.
A nice view of the rear end. With that Chevy big block for power, that's what a lot of guys will see.
Armando's Interiors was commissioned to stitch up a top-notch interior to complement the fresh paint.
The rear seat is pretty plush.
These freshly upholstered buckets will be a nice place to enjoy a long drive.
The Hurst shifter makes for easy rowing through the gears.
"SS" embroidered into the floormats is a finishing touch that personalizes this beauty.
This Chevelle SS strikes a handsome pose for the camera.
Mr. Steve Lang looks pretty pleased with the results of the work done at Hot Rods & Custom Stuff. We're pleased to have him as a satisfied customer as well.
Mr. Lang headed out the door with his freshened up Chevelle.
Off to hunt up some trophies. Have a great day, Steve!