"My father and I considered this work an art form because you can't hide any imperfections with bondo or body filler," he notes. "Your parts need to be worked right and polished the right way, if not, your parts will come out wavy or dull. This art form is not something that you can find in the yellow pages, it's just not something that comes with an owner's manual," he says truthfully. "Every molding has its own contours and shapes, and is worked similarly. No matter if its aluminum or stainless, it just takes a little patience," he remarks. "You can't rush these jobs and our customers know that. We have had to do re-work on moldings that were worked on by other people, those are usually the worst and more time consuming." Despite the time frame necessary for quality work, Gonzalo prides himself in still executing perfection in the most efficient manner possible. "Depending on the job, our normal turnaround is two weeks on moldings," he says. Once the dents were removed Gonzalo tach welded the molding then proceeded to tig weld the molding together.Once the dents were removed Gonzalo tach welded the molding then proceeded to tig weld the A stainless steel rod was used to melt the molding together. An experienced Gonzalo used a die grinder to knock down the majority of the weld. While visiting G.E. Auto Antique, Gonzalo showed us a common repair done to convertible trim, as it usually breaks or cracks from the same area. Here 's the inside look on trim repair, as Gonzalo Jr. fixes some classic convertible trim. Gonzalo used a file to make sure that weld was knocked down evenly. A fine sanding disc was used on the trim to feather out any unwanted waves. Gonzalo showed us the top part of the molding smoothened out before doing the lower section.Gonzalo showed us the top part of the molding smoothened out before doing the lower sectio The molding was final sanded and buffed out. You could never tell that this molding had been damaged. No job is to big or to small for the crew of G.E. SOURCE G.E. Auto Antique 10721 Forest St Santa Fe Springs CA 90670 « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article By Saul Vargas Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!