XQUISITE AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES
- Bodyshop -

- Dent removal
- Panel replacement
- Accident repairs
- Insurance repairs - don't let your insurance company tell you where to have your car repaired. YOU have the choice.
- Restoration
- Arch rolling and flaring
- Bodykit fitting
- Flushing – boot lids, badge recesses, side mouldings, door handles etc
- Shortened and reshaped number plate recesses
- Engine bay flushing / smoothing
- Bonnet extensions
- Bonnet vents
- Custom bumper modifications
- Custom bodykit fabrication – metal / fibreglass
- Custom wheel arch fabrication – metal / fibreglass
- Custom wing mirror fabrication

- Custom fuel cap / relocation and aerocaps
- Headlamp transplants
- Rearlamp transplants
- Roof chops
- Vertical door conversions
- Suicide door conversions
- X-Wing door conversions
- X-Slide door conversions
- Custom door conversions

CUSTOM WORK
- How we do it -

At Xquisite Automotive we have spent many years testing different methods for custom bodywork. This has allowed us to use the best methods and products to ensure our work is to the highest quality and will last. Over the years, we have seen many vehicles with the usual and quite common problems of mapping and cracking. Unfortunately the nature of fibreglass products do cause sinkage or movement, but this can be minimalised. Here are a few examples of our techniques that will stop these effects.

- Metal plating

The correct technique in removing number plate recesses, door handles and any fixtures and fittings on metal parts of the car body is to weld or bond a plate in place. We have found that plating holes and then filling recesses with fibreglass paste and bodyfiller will lead to sinkage and cracks. Our method involves removing any recesses and plating directly upto the factory panel. This allows us to use the bare minimum of fibreglass and bodyfiller, or allows us to lead fill. We also use a new panel bonding system on vehicles with thinner gauge metal to avoid warping, and therefore excess bodyfiller.

- Plastic welding

This is a term that is quite a grey area amongst consumers. Plastic welding is the joining of 2 plastics with similar properties using heat. The smoothing of factory plastic bumpers is proving to be a very popular modification and to reduce any chance of deterioration, we plastic weld any holes or recesses.

- High Temperature Bake

Low bake ovens seem to be a very popular terminology amongst repairers and bodyshops. Our methodology is in fact the complete opposite. When we fabricate fibreglass parts, or use fibreglass we bake the areas at a high temperature to force the fibreglass to sink. This allows us to repair any effected areas and ensure that our work will not sink when in direct sunlight.

- Lead Filling

Lead filling is an old method that is used as a replacement to fibreglass and filler. This method uses lead that is heated into place. This is our preferred method when flushing recesses and holes. Lead filling cannot sink or move, but proves to be more costly due to the extra labour involved.

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