Car enthusiasts spend an awful lot of their time and money customising their cars. One way of doing so is through painting the cars. Painting is a fantastic way of transforming the appearance of a car whilst retaining the original overall looks. From a simple tone change, to a completely unique colour.
Revolution was started by David and Will Smith in November of 2014. Since then they have grown to become a highly respected company not just in the local area, but throughout Scotland. Many people travel huge distances to drop off cars to be worked on by these guys which really comes across when you see how many cars they have at the shop waiting in the queue to get started on.
As the name suggests they are a paint shop but also do a lot of body work jobs. They can be doing anything from something as simple as fixing and respraying a bumper that has been knocked up to fitting a body kit to a car and coating it in a fresh lick of paint.
The amount of effort that goes into painting a vehicle can’t really be portrayed with words, So let’s go through a typical painting of a classic shape Subaru.
Firstly of course time is spent stripping and preparing the car. A lot more time goes into this than I myself had thought. It does take a considerable amount of effort to take every part from the car and then begin preparing them for paint.
When I first started taking photos at Revolution, both Dave and Will would tell me to get a few shots of the insides of the doors. After some conversations it seemed that there is a number of paint shops that don’t actually paint these parts. So essentially the ‘norm’ is to paint the car with the doors shut. It wasn’t until after this that I started to notice a fair few cars with mismatched paint from the outside to the insides of the doors.
Cars done! Right? Nope.. After the car has actually been painted begins what is the most time consuming period. The stage involves fixing all the little blemishes that appear on the paint after spraying, After that the car then gets a good wax to help the paint really shine!
Only after all this work has went into a car is it then complete. This can take a considerable amount of time and the overall timescale can vary wildly depending on what is being done. For example painting a race car that is more than likely going to get a few knocks here and there & on the other end of the scale, a show car.
I’ve been shooting in Revolution for a few years now and as a first hand viewer of their growth I must say, It’s incredibly impressive how they have grown in such a short period of time.
It’s not just about how popular they have become of course. The quality of work they bring with every project they undertake is outstanding. whether it be a Mini cooper, Van or even a boat. (Yes they managed to fit a boat in the shop!) With the standard of work and a unbelievable price to match, There is no stopping how far they can go!
Hit up Revolution Paintwork on Facebook to have a chat about possible work you might be looking to get done, or for a quote!
Have a look bellow for some more of the work they have taken on!
Photos and words by Connor Mathieson