Some things grow more beautiful with age. After all, patina isn’t a flaw; it tells stories and lends a sense of authenticity. This is especially true when it comes to vintage cars.
For this reason, we first check the substance of your vehicle. If everything looks good there, partial solutions are often sufficient to smooth out smaller, age-related traces of use. However, if corrosion is threatening the body, or you are looking to restore the vehicle’s original colour, or an accident caused damage to your vintage Porsche’s beautiful shell, it’s time for our experts from the Vintage Car Restoration Workshop to get to work.
SCHAD Originale’s Vintage Car Restoration Workshop is one of the best restoration workshops in Europe. Each assignment is carried out by highly qualified specialists. Our masterly coachbuilders can reproduce any form, no matter how complex, creating an accurate replica of the original.
Thanks to computer-controlled measuring equipment and decades of experience, we can determine just the right colour and coating structure for your vintage car and carry out any paintwork in our own workshop.
In our Vintage Car Restoration Workshop we restore and preserve automotive legends for ever.
Preserve the beauty of your flawlessly restored vintage Mercedes-Benz for future generations with our lifelong anti-corrosion protection.
At SCHAD Originale, after decades of research, we developed a proprietary method – the only one of its kind worldwide – that enables us to provide vintage car bodies with lifelong protection against rust. Guaranteed.
1. Cathodic dip coating
The basis is cathodic dip coating, a standardised industrial process which is a widely used, proven method of protecting metals against corrosion. The car body is mounted in a frame which is moved along via an overhead conveyor system that enables the body to be dipped in a series of basins, each containing a specific chemical. The coating thus applied is then fixed by heating it at temperatures in excess of 200 degrees Celsius.
Even with a number of holes drilled into the body beforehand, bubbles can form during dipping, with the risk that corrosion will set in at these points later on. To ensure that the coating penetrates smoothly into every angle and cavity, we developed a rotation method specifically for vintage car bodies, for which we were granted a patent. Thanks to this unique rotation feature, the anti-corrosion coating is evenly applied and fully effective, and your vintage Mercedes-Benz car is reliably protected from corrosion. On a lifelong basis.
The Oldtimer-Ro-Dip process for vintage cars is available only as part of a complete restoration, since the process is possible and feasible only with a fully restored car body.