The 12 Stages of Classic Car Restoration

Classic cars are called that for a reason – their design is timeless, incredibly pleasing to the eye, and they were constructed during a time when everything was built to last. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make them immune to the regular wear and tear that comes with driving cars around. Fortunately, with our help, you can restore your classic car to full glory for a very good price.

 

At Doctor Classic, we have all the tools we need to ensure that your car is properly renovated both inside and out. We’ll take a look at every single component of your car and make sure that, by the time you take it back, it’s as good as new. We have the tools and the expertise to clean every single nook and cranny, and then make sure that everything is back in its place and properly running before you take it for another pleasure cruise.

 

Want to know how we do it? We’re happy to inform our clients of our detailed 12-step procedure, because we know what we are doing, and we are certain our clients will be more assured after learning of our detailed work process and our attention to detail.  

Przyjęcie auta
01. Stage one

Taking in the car for restoration

The first and most obvious step in the process of car renovation is all on you. For us to begin any type of restoration, you have to come to visit us at our garage and leave your car in our care. As experienced specialists of classic vehicles, we know exactly how to take good care of your car as we pull it in for renovation.
01. Stage one
Rozbiórka
02. Stage two
Dismantling
In order to make sure we don’t miss a single detail, we carefully dismantle the entire automobile and make a detailed inventory of every single part so that nothing gets lost. We do this in order to make sure that every single part is in top shape at the end of the process.
02. Stage two
Piaskowanie
03. Stage three
Sandblasting
Classic car sandblasting is the stage at which we dispose of any rot, rust, grime, scale, and other hard to remove pieces of dirt. Through this process, all old paint is stripped along with the rest of the rust and rot, but worry not - this is a very efficient, reliable method that cleans up the whole body of your car and prepares it for the next stages.
03. Stage three
Prace blacharskie
04. Stage fourth
Sheet metal work
Any elements that are damaged beyond repair are made by using through sheet metal work. All of our metal workers are true artisans with a passion for classic cars, so you can be sure that any new elements you get in your car will be absolutely faithful. The new parts we install are all high-quality and straight from companies like e.g. Porsche, Mercedes or Ferrari, so you don't need to worry about any cheap parts.
04. Stage fourth
Zabezpieczenie antykorozyjne
05. Stage five
Applying anti-corrosion measures
Of course, none of that hard work we’d just completed at this stage would be of any use if it would all be subjected to rust in the near future, which is why we pay special attention to rust-proofing your entire vehicle. We apply anti-corrosion measures that are world-standard.
05. Stage five
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06. Stage six
Rejuvenating galvanic coatings
It’s time to give your door handles, mirrors and steering wheels a second life. We give the chrome elements of your car a galvanic coating to make them shine once again, giving off the impression that they’re brand new.
06. Stage six
Przygotowanie do lakierowania
07. Stage seven
Priming the Car for Painting
Priming refers to applying a special coating to the metal to ensure the longevity and the quality of the paintwork. We pick high-quality automotive-primers that are specifically used with classic cars to ensure they remain aesthetically perfect.
07. Stage seven
lakierowanie
08. Stage eight
Painting
Once we’ve primed the vehicle for the paint, the painting process proper can begin. In order to give the car the rich colour and shine that classic cars are so known for, we use spray paint that we apply in several layers. We take great care in ensuring that the lines and gaps in the body of the car are properly handled, we don't leave any inch behind.
08. Stage eight
Tapicerka
09. Ninth stage
Upholstery restoration
Before we can bring the whole thing together, it’s time for some classic car upholstery restoration. This entire process is carried out by hand so that we can ensure that every little inch of upholstery perfectly matches your car’s aesthetics.
09. Ninth stage
montaż końcowy
10. The tenth stage
Mechanics and final assembly
Now that all the little details have been taken care of, it’s time to bring the entire car back together. Our mechanics are very careful in putting every piece together, ensuring that your car not only looks spectacular but also performs to the best of its abilities.
10. The tenth stage
Jazdy testowe przed odbiorem
11. The eleventh stage
Test drive
We’d never want you to pick up a dud, so after bringing the whole thing back together, we take your car for a little test drive. Don’t worry - our team is always very careful with our clients’ cars and we all have a big passion for classic cars - we know how to handle them very well.
11. The eleventh stage
Odbiór
12. The twelfth stage
Your car is ready to pick up!
Once we’ve made sure that everything is in order, your car is ready to pick up. Get ready to drive around in style once again in a completely rejuvenated vehicle!
12. The twelfth stage