So how long does it take to respray a classic vehicle? It all depends on the condition, this bay window campervan is a great example of the quantity of work that goes in to a full classic respray.

The shell of this classic van had been fully welded and coated in a protective primer layer. The primer layer was there just to seal the vehicle and needed a full day of prep work in the form of flatting and pin hole removal. The red patches in the photo below show the areas of pin holes located in the sealer coating.  The following day was spent prepping, priming and painting the GRP poptop and finishing some welded areas and a couple of dents.

Day three – was priming day for the main body, interior, sliding door, engine lid, tailgate, and 4 other removable body parts.

Day four – delivers another labour intensive day of prepping the primer and checking for imperfections throughout the body and parts.

Day Five – actually gets some spraying done. First the roof in cream and then the doors and small parts followed by the body interior areas.Day Six – A morning of masking, first the roof and then the door shuts and window gaps to prevent overspray contaminating already painted areas. Final day – Check the finish and evaluate the quality of the paint job and implement any finishing that is required.

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