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Why hire a car restoration service through Airtasker?
Car restoration is a long process, taking anywhere from 40 hours to a year. It demands your time and attention, whether you’re doing it yourself or working with a restoration centre. But, as any car owner would know, the rewards of getting your car restored are worth it.
With Airtasker, you can get your car restored by an expert in a more convenient way. No need to canvass for shops or ask friends for recommendations—just post your task and use our transparent rating system to find experts nearby. The rating system and feedback portion can even help you find a tasker who has worked on a project or car model similar to yours.
Be as hands-on as you want throughout the whole process. Let your tasker know what you want re-plated or repainted, or ask them for their own recommendations.
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Top Car Restoration related questions
Yes, you can find classic car restoration experts on Airtasker. Simply specify your model in your post and look for offers from taskers who have handled a similar project before.
While a licence is not required to restore cars in the UK, you can use Airtasker’s rating system to find a tasker who fits your needs or who has worked on a car model similar to yours.
Yes, taskers can handle both jobs. These are only two of the inclusions in a full car restoration project. Other related tasks that they can handle include stripping, welding, reassembly, and reupholstery—basically, restoring everything from bonnet to boot.
On the Airtasker website, post a request for a classic car restoration expert. We will match you up with professionals in your area, who will then send you their offers. No need to look for shops in town or book an appointment—with Airtasker, you can get experts to do the job at a location that’s convenient for you.
Yes, your tasker can do the project at your home, workplace, or even your garage. Just input your location when posting a task.
What do car restoration services include?
Depending on the appearance you want to achieve and your vehicle’s needs, your car restorer will be handling the following tasks:
Preparation for car restoration
Clear a space for the whole process. Keep in mind that your vehicle and car restorer will be in that space for a long time, so make sure that the work area is not obstructed and that it won’t block any passageways in your home or garage.
Take lots of pictures and share your research or desired look beforehand. Make sure that you and your tasker are aligned in terms of how you want your car to look.
Your tasker will start removing your car’s gas tank, battery, chrome and stainless steel pieces, glass parts, and seats. After this, your car’s headliner, door trim, interior trim, and carpet will be removed. Your car’s dashboard instruments will have their wire positions marked before removal. Finally, your tasker will remove the boot and bonnet lids, the doors, engine, transmission, body, and suspensions.
Do note that the whole disassembly process will take around 40 hours alone.
The main event: Car restoration
Your car restoration expert will then clean, repaint, re-plate, and re-chrome your car’s parts and accessories. They will also handle repair work that needs to be done. Depending on the need, they can even replace any parts or re-upholster the seats. They can strip, clean, and repaint your car’s frame, weld in new metal, and replace instruments like the car’s radio and heater box.
After car restoration: Reassembly
Once you are satisfied with the restoration of all the components, your tasker will rebuild your vehicle. The usual process is to install the wiring harness, followed by the dashboard instruments. The interior trim will be replaced, followed by the front and rear glass. Then, the doors will be rehung, the seats reinstalled, and the boot area fitted out. Then, the bumpers and exterior trim will be replaced.
Before putting the lid on the bonnet, your car restorer will check if the vehicle is in good working condition. At this point, you’ll want to check on the project yourself, to be sure that everything’s hunky-dory before you hit the road.