Being unable to replace damaged trim form a 1962 Cadillac De Ville we were approached by Attaboy TV who were making a new fifth series of Wheeler Dealers and asked us if we could assist in repairing, polishing and plating the damaged grille, trim and hub caps from this car.
The time scales were tight for the filming as the new series was being released in the Autumn. But we managed to deliver onetime.
The Wheeler Dealer Caddy Process
The grille was riveted together and had to be dismantled before we could restore the individual louvres.
Once the grille is dismantled into individual pieces. Each part was straightened and polished. With this particular grille every other louvre was painted black to give the original contrasting finish.
The finished Grille was then re-assembled in reverse order and re-riveted back together.
The finished car was sold to an American dealer who said it was one of the best he had ever seen.
The hub caps were made of stainless steel and badly dented in places.
The dents were carefully dressed out before re-polishing.
Finally the hub caps were re-pained to there new colour by another company.
You are more than welcome to visit our workshop in Folkestone or give us a call on 01303 257 187 for more information on how we can help or a free quote.