Jaguar XK8 4.2l 2003
At Car Magic, we spend a lot of time repairing scratches and dents on all makes and models of cars with excellent results. We love to delight our customers with every car body repair job we do. You can see how happy our customers are if you read our reviews.
18 -year-old Jaguar XK8
From time to time we get to work on something a bit meatier though. These pictures document the work involved to repair this 18-year-old Jaguar XK8. Starting with the nearside we focused on the wheel arch and got to work with filler. A couple of other patches also needed some attention on the door too.
Here’s a closer look at the wheel arch and step one of the repair to this Jaguar XK8. A lot of layers and of course our expert knowledge is used to turn body repair from something that looks like this to the finished result you’ll see at the end of the blog.
Unfortunately, the nearside wheel arch was in need of similar treatment from our experienced team.
Now we were getting somewhere with the major body repairs completed. Once the filler was sanded and the car could be prepared for primer.
The offside and nearside both were now ready for the next stage with the all-important covers for the areas we won’t be spraying.
Bodywork repaired – time for the primer
Here’s a look at the nearside after a coat of primer – you can already see how seamless the repair is, even before any paint is applied!
A look at the primed nearside of this Jaguar XK8 which was now ready for its first coat of paint.
Painted offside photographed from the rear to show the results on this wheel arch.
When we sent the owner some first look photos of the Jaguar XK8 in progress she said “Oh WOW! Martin, she is beginning to look awesome! Thank you so much for the photos, brought tears to my eyes looking at the dear girl.” – we can only hope she’s going to be as happy with the finished result.
A look under the hood
Here’s a stunning shot of the 4.2l engine inside this Jaguar XK8. Our paint is precision-matched to the manufacturer’s standards for the perfect finish.
When you compare the first few pictures with those after the paintwork is complete it’s very satisfying to see the results!
Here’s a look at the primer vs the final result. This Jaguar is almost ready to go.
We wash and wax all our vehicles before they leave the workshop and never get tired of the way they shine.
We loved working on this Jaguar XK8. It is great to get it back on the road looking much younger than its 18 years!
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