Mercedes 280SE - Bare Metal Repaint

The car had been painted three different colours in its lifetime and is now to be returned to it's original Moss Green Met

This starts with removal of the trim

And then the paint

Some minor rust in the bootlid is cut out and replaced with new metal

Back to bare metal, this car proves to have a very original rust free shell

In Primer and rubbed down ready for colour.

A sample of the original colour was discovered under the sill covers

And the car painted in it's original factory colour

As part of the job the wood trim around the windscreen was re-veneered

And the worn carpets replaced with a new set (excuse the poor pictures - camera phone!)

The finished car is serviced and test driven before collection by the owner.

The owner kindly sent this in after collecting his car.

"After searching around for a while for someone to restore my 1970 Mercedes 280SE Coupe I decided to give it to Jon. His quotation was more detailed than the others and I felt there would be less surprises throughout the process. He undertook a bare metal re-spray, wax oiled the underside and cavities, replaced the carpets, all door seals, boot liner, re-varnished some woodwork, re-sprung the driver seat and carried out some minor mechanical repairs. He photographed each step of the process and invited me out to inspect the work as it was progressing. Where decisions were required his advise was invaluable. Where I required extras to the original quotation he always ensured that I understood the cost implications. As stated earlier I was keen to avoid surprises but I did experience one. The final cost for the work originally quoted for was less than his quotation due to a saving in man hours. Following such a major overhaul some minor snags are inevitable. These were sorted in record time, no quibble, no extra costs, no arguments.
 
I am very very pleased with the final result.
 
Jon is a top professional at what he does. His attention to detail is superb. He finds innovative solutions to problems and most importantly he's honest.
 
I could not recommend him more highly."
 
Liam O'Connell
Limerick.