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In 1969 I purchased my first collector car, a 1933 Dodge. It was also my first full restoration project. I sent the bright work out for full professional restoration, and I was very unhappy with the first results.

A few tries later, some of the trim was still not meeting my standards, so I decided to learn how to restore the trim myself. Between 1969 and 1985, the year I established Iverson Automotive,

I honed my trim restoration skills – learning the nature of various metals, compounds, and finishes, and the effects of temperature, speed, and pressure upon them. I developed my own method for restoring stainless, aluminum and pot metal trim.

Part style and part scientific process, I created a 10-step procedure for bringing automotive trim back to life. Remove all dents, scratches, pits, and recontour, if necessary.

33 Dodge
George Working

  1. Remove all dents, pits, scratches, and recontour.
  2. Sand with 280-grit sandpaper.
  3. Sand with 320-grit sandpaper.
  4. Sand with 400-grit sandpaper.
  5. Random-orbital sander with 400-grit paper.

  1. Smooth with 3M silicone composite wheel.
  2. Polish with medium cut compound.
  3. Polish with light cut compound.
  4. Polish with white finishing compound.
  5. Finish with a final coat of “Metalsome” to a high luster.

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Mopar Muscle Magazine featured an article in their August 2005 issue titled:

“Quality Is In The Details”

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Contact us to start or finish your auto trim project.

What our clients say about us

Extra effort

George, thanks for everything. I appreciate your extra effort!

Tim

Stands behind his work

We use Iverson Automotive for our stainless restoration because George stands behind his work!

Anderson Restoration

Recommend you highly

I get a lot of compliments on the chrome and always recommend you highly.

Jeff

Promise

Thanks for standing behind your promise, you are a gentleman.

Richard

The most talented

George Iverson is one of the most talented people that I’ve ever met in the repair and polishing of stainless steel parts; and he, again, is one of those craftsman that gives us very high quality and good turn-around at a highly competitive price.

Dennis

Pride in his work

Thanks George for doing a professional job on my stainless steel. Nice to know there are still people in this country with pride in their work.

Rudy

Luster, depth, finish

Wow, your chrome work is wonderful. Luster, depth, finish… very impressive!!! It is going to make a huge difference in the Chrysler 300F.

Bob

Literally perfect!

Trunk fixture came out great… literally perfect! Installed and showed with pride yesterday at a local show. Thanks for a great job.

Frank

Very, very nice

The trim is back on the car, mounted with the correct type of mounting screws, and it looks very, very nice. Thanks for all your hard work.

James

Awesome job

Well, you may be a poor painter but you do and awesome job on the trim!!

Jeff

Kegerator

I just wanted to send you a quick note of thanks. You did my 1952 Philco kegerator chrome last summer.

Jackson

57 Eldo

Thanks again for the great job you did on my 57 Eldo stainless.

Jay

A skilled craftsman

I sent you a check in the mail today for the balance due to complete the job on my Dart trim pieces. It is kind of expensive, but the quality of work on those pieces got me hooked! Once again thank you for a super job, it was worth every penny… you are truly a very skilled craftsman!

Jeff

Thank you for a great job

I just received the beauty rings and I wanted to drop you a note to thank you for a great job. They are, well… just beautiful.

Lennis

Truly an art

Thanks again for your restoration skills. It is truly an art very few have mastered.

Laine

Far superior!

I just wanted to say thank you for your work on my wheel well trim… I got them from UPS today. I have to say, I have tried a couple different outfits out here and needless to say, your work is far superior! I will recommending and using you in the future.

Gary

A specialist

George Iverson is a specialist in his craft, providing the most exacting and exquisite bright work restoration in the industry. On my personal project, which encompassed six figures and seven years, his knowledge, experience, and professionalism were invaluable. For the finest in stainless/aluminum trim restoration, I would recommend no other.

Stafford

The workmanship is superb!

Being a owner of a 1960 Bonneville convertible, I have had some problems with script and other pot metal items used on our cars. Recently I had the pot metal script that fits on the front fenders break and also the tabs that allow the fasteners to hold the script to the fenders break off. These parts are extremely hard to find if not impossible. I had one piece broken in two pieces and one part broken in three. I found a company in Minnesota that had a website that I found interesting and made an inquiring phone call the… Read more “The workmanship is superb!”

Tony

Nice job!

Nice job on the chrome, I can’t thank you enough.

Jerry

Beautiful

You did an excellent job on the parts you finished and they are beautiful.

Chuck

My ’56 Dodge

Thank you very much for doing the chrome strips for my ’56 Dodge. The job was absolutely superb.

P.J.

Your great work

In 2002 and 2003 you completed trim work on much of the interior and exterior stainless steel, aluminum, and chrome on my 1966 Ford 7 Litre convertible that I owned since new. Since that time I have seen many well done vehicles at auto shows – but few with trim that matches mine, in my opinion, thanks to your great work. Needless to say, I continue to receive compliments.

Dick