Incoming and Aftercare Information
INCOMING CAR SHELL CHECK LIST
- Cars/shells must be brought in on a pallet
- Drilling holes:
- Roll cages to be drilled to aid draining & prevent air locking
- Floor pans to be drilled min ¼”
- Boot floor pans to drilled at lowest point min ¼”
- Roof to be drilled at highest point 1/8”
- Wheel arches to be drilled
- Chassis rails / legs / sills to be drilled min ¼”
- All aluminium parts must be removed – i.e. Hinges, trims
- All panels / doors etc to be removed
- Any new panels to be brought in separately before being fixed to shell
- Storage charges will apply if shells are not collected within 7 days of notification of completion.
- Car shells brought back with new painted panels will have to be re-processed so an additional charge of £550.00 + vat will be incurred. However, panels can be burnt off separately, please call the office to discuss.
FOLLOWING THE PROCESS
PHOSPHATE TREATMENT AFTERCARE –
Following stage 1 (burn and wash) or stage 1 & 2 (burn and chemical de-rust) shells
- Phosphate is a surface treatment that slows down the process of flash rusting.
- If your shell is exposed to the elements whilst undergoing repairs, flash rusting is inevitable.
- If you are repairing your shell before bringing it back for us to prime, there will be a charge of £100+vat to retreat the shell to remove any flash rusting prior to priming. (advised if you are planning to do lots of welding)
PRIMING YOUR SHELL –
Following the full 3 stage process
(burn, de-rust, prime)
- We use an electrostatic powder korroprime to coat your shell and panels. This is because it allows the powder to be applied to those hard to reach areas that wet spray would not reach.
- If your shell has been primed, it is advised that you are able to have the topcoat applied in a timely manner as moisture can collect in the seams, providing the perfect environment for rust to regrow.