September 16, 2013 by Hot Rods by Boyd
Every year we look forward to going to one of the cooler car club picnics in So Cal. That would be the Outriders Picnic. A great gathering of old friends, car people, and great cars. This year was special because we were able to take the Vern Luce Coupe along with a 33 Vicky and a 32 3 window that were both started at Hot Rods by Boyd in the 80’s. Duane Mayer drove the Vicky and Ron Pfeifer drove his flamed 3 window and they followed my daughter Jenna and I as we cruised the Vern Luce Coupe. It was cool to see all 3 of these cars driving down the road together and parked next to each other. We had a great time hanging out with everyone and checking out all the cars at the show. So much Southern California car culture history at this show. Looking forward to next year.
September 3, 2013 by Hot Rods by Boyd
Customers ask us all the time asking for chrome. I’ve been around long enough to know that what they are really saying to me is that they hate polishing wheels. Nothing looks better than a brand new set of highly polished wheels right out of the box. Keeping that shine maintained on a polished wheel is sometimes a real chore. Until now. Going back 10-20 years people have messed with different types of clearcoats, liquids and powder coatings. Most of these were milky and killed the finish. Over the last few years we have been using a specially formulated ceramic clearcoat. It’s probably the nicest clearcoat on the market today and the only clear that we will offer. When people ask how it effects the finish I would say it only effects it by 5%. People ask for pics but as you can see below you can’t tell. And I guess that’s the whole point isn’t it? Clearcoating your polished wheel runs an extra $75-125/wheel depending on the size and design. If you are also looking at getting your existing wheels refinished and clearcoated give us a shout.