Cal himself has a full head of hair That flat top doesn’t need that much but his coach is another matter. Unless you want your coach to look like the Dumb and Dumber ascape truck, your coach needs to have a nice, smooth top. You wanna have a pile of sun block up there (that’s clearcoat in automotive lingo) and it needs to cover well.. no thin color spots. Good news is if you can stop it from running around the sides.. being a flat, horizontal surface you can throw out the clear and base with no runs, sags or orange peal. So yesterday evening we got to go on the roof color and with several other coaches lined up for paint…
Here’s one sanded waiting to go and another one .. See, they all look the same with their colors off…… we finished off Scott’s roof… stripping his roof, resealing his rails After a complete roof repaint and a really nice finished product in less than 8 working days I may add. The way to do a pile of quality work is in teamwork and getting into process. This is our goal on our new paint program. We have 5 coaches in full paint process right now. Those of you that have coaches in here for an exterior refinish know that every pic you see about paint is moving your coach one step in line closer to it’s turn. We have 2 coaches other than these DA sanded to it’s final finish in line for the booth WITH roofs already painted . So we are now in our paint process program, we don’t even have full access of our booth, the other company hasn’t found a spot so we’re allowing them to continue in between our use.
So here’s up to speed where we are….. yesterday evening late we got the booth, pulled Cal’s coach in for his roof finish. Always the roof gets it’s base and clear as step 1 of the paint itself process.
So the process is the deal, now understand we need a same process with interior as well as mechanical restoration which is coming together but paint…. is first in line. This is where many good shops fail… growing. My feeling is a great painter or mechanical needs to rely on someone understanding how to grow a business financially to make this jump… Guys and this is where we’re going to succeed. Our new partner has that background, passion for what we are doing and the drive to make it happen. It’s not just me… hey, ask me about a GMC motorhome and prepare yourself…. you need more than that to be successful in business today. We have that and paint has reached the step first.
Last night Ray went in the booth with Cal’s coach and what came out works. Letting the roof tac up, we had to pull the coach out from the bay.. last night they painted this Sprinter van AFTER we finished up Cal! So this morning opening out back there was an exciting view…. There’s Joe L. back in from his MIT party there but under the awning is Cal with his new top
A slick finish for sure BTW, that’s 1 gallon of clear! Out of the bay and ready to a show cap to cover it’s completed roof and now on to the sides. Hey and now you can easille see the opening under the front rail cap. where all of the panels intersect….. Leaker centeral, there are 4 of these openings in every original body… some larger than others.. this one is average Oh and look where all of the screws holding the top cap rail on… all are in that low point slot… what could go wrong with that leak??? This gets sealed before the rails go on… this you MUST do!
THIS is a good roof refinish last week . and another one out this morning Stay tuned for more on our paint process.
The day is on and I need to be in it, thanks for the visit… we’ll see ya tomorrow…