Classic Car Paint & Auto Body – Providing Radiant Paint and Collision Work for 35 years

You can’t have a premium classic car restoration shop without offering premium classic car paint services. Our highly skilled painters are some of the best in the Northern Virginia area, and can assist you in choosing the right path when it comes to your paint needs – from touch up work and collision repair, to all-over repaints or paint restoration. Hardcore Hot Rods paint shop delivers it all.

classic car collision auto body
  • full-vehicle paint restoration
  • full paint jobs
  • body work repair
  • dent and ding removal
  • collision repair

Nearly Unlimited Custom Colors To Choose From!

We offer many high-end paint options to fit the needs of any customer. See below to see how different packages will best perform to suite your application. 

Auto Body & Collision

Hardcore Hot Rods works with insurance companies to give you classic car collision repair services that standard auto body shops just can’t match. If your vehicle has been damaged, why not seek out show-quality repairs and paint work over inferior speed-oriented shops which can damage the resale value of your cars. Stop by or give us a call for an in-house repair estimate at our Northern Virginia facility today!

  • Auto Glass Repair
  • Paintless Dent Repair
  • Fender Repair
  • Dent Removal
  • Bumper Repair
  • Paint Repair
  • Collision Repair
  • Windshield Repair
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What’s in a classic car paint job anyways?

Repainting a classic car paint work can be a meticulous and complex process that requires a considerable amount of time, skill, and attention to detail. The first step involves thorough preparation, which often includes stripping the old paint, addressing rust or bodywork imperfections, and ensuring a smooth surface for the new coat. This might entail sanding, filling, priming, and meticulously prepping the car’s surface to achieve a flawless foundation for the paint.

Furthermore, classic cars often have intricate designs, curves, and unique features that demand careful masking to protect areas that shouldn’t be painted. Achieving an authentic, factory-fresh finish often involves multiple layers of paint, including base coats, color coats, and clear coats, with each layer needing adequate drying and curing time. The selection of the right paint type, color match, and application method is critical to capturing the original aesthetic and ensuring a professional-quality result.

Moreover, classic cars might have historical significance or rarity, making it crucial to find authentic paint colors and finishes that match the car’s original specifications. Restoring a classic car’s paint job also involves respecting its historical context and ensuring authenticity, which might involve research and sourcing specialized materials or paints specific to that era. Factors like environmental conditions, temperature control, and dust-free environments further complicate the painting process, as any imperfections or inconsistencies could affect the final appearance.

Overall, repainting a classic car is a labor-intensive and intricate endeavor that demands expertise, precision, and a deep understanding of automotive restoration to achieve a flawless, showroom-quality finish while preserving the car’s unique heritage.

Be sure you know what you’re paying for when you accept an insurance estimate, and know what your rights are as a consumer. Not all shops will repair a vehicle the way you might expect, and some are making a profit off of it based on partnerships with insurance companies!

For more information about our painting processes or to get a quote, please contact us.

Note: HCHR has joined with Speedway Garage to bring you a premium classic car restoration experience.