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Restoration Workshop

Classic Motor Show 2022

Want to find out about classic vehicle restoration?
Whether you're looking to work on your own project, or for a career change, you can learn some great skills here!

The Restoration Workshop, sponsored by Practical Classics, offers visitors the opportunity to learn from expert mechanics and renovators. Benefit from the expertise of the specialised team from Gilbert-Michaelson Ltd, led by co-founder Mike Coman.

Mike and his team have a wealth of knowledge and experience of classic car restoration under their belts, and are more than happy to advise members of the audience and demonstrate their skills.

Focusing on body work, you can get expert advice - either as part of the general audience or on a one-to-one basis - on panel repairs, lead loading, paint polishing and more. 

sponsored by: practical classics

Schedule

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10:30
    • Restoration
    Restoration Workshop Hall 4
    Smoothing joints and filling dents using body solder
    Also known as ‘lead loading’, the guys from Gilbert Michaelson will show you how to fill imperfections on your car panels in your own garage. This is a great way to repair unwanted dents, stepped join ...
12:00
    • Restoration
    Restoration Workshop Hall 4
    In this session, the Gilbert Michaelson team will showcase the different types of fillers available and teach you how to mix and apply body filler before shaping. The shaping can be daunting but it do ...
14:00
    • Restoration
    Restoration Workshop Hall 4
    Gilbert Michaelson will not only talk about how paint correction and polishing is done but will also give you a baseline of knowledge about why paint correction and polishing is done in the first plac ...
15:30
    • Restoration
    Restoration Workshop Hall 4
    Ever wished that you could restore or make your own classic car panels? Our pros will show you how. This session covers everything from the basic principles of cutting, marking out and pattern making, ...
17:00
    • Restoration
    Restoration Workshop Hall 4
    Also known as ‘lead loading’, the guys from Gilbert Michaelson will show you how to fill imperfections on your car panels in your own garage. This is a great way to repair unwanted dents, stepped join ...
10:30
    • Restoration
    Restoration Workshop Hall 4
    Also known as ‘lead loading’, the guys from Gilbert Michaelson will show you how to fill imperfections on your car panels in your own garage. This is a great way to repair unwanted dents, stepped join ...
12:00
    • Restoration
    Restoration Workshop Hall 4
    In this session, the Gilbert Michaelson team will showcase the different types of fillers available and teach you how to mix and apply body filler before shaping. The shaping can be daunting but it do ...
14:00
    • Restoration
    Restoration Workshop Hall 4
    Gilbert Michaelson will not only talk about how paint correction and polishing is done but will also give you a baseline of knowledge about why paint correction and polishing is done in the first plac ...
15:30
    • Restoration
    Restoration Workshop Hall 4
    Ever wished that you could restore or make your own classic car panels? Our pros will show you how. This session covers everything from the basic principles of cutting, marking out and pattern making, ...
16:00
    • Restoration
    Meet the Experts Theatre Hall 5
    Should classic vehicles be preserved or should they evolve? With the rise of the Restomod, the debate around modifying vehicles is still a hot topic.
17:00
    • Restoration
    Restoration Workshop Hall 4
    Also known as ‘lead loading’, the guys from Gilbert Michaelson will show you how to fill imperfections on your car panels in your own garage. This is a great way to repair unwanted dents, stepped join ...
10:30
    • Restoration
    Restoration Workshop Hall 4
    Also known as ‘lead loading’, the guys from Gilbert Michaelson will show you how to fill imperfections on your car panels in your own garage. This is a great way to repair unwanted dents, stepped join ...
12:00
    • Restoration
    Restoration Workshop Hall 4
    In this session, the Gilbert Michaelson team will showcase the different types of fillers available and teach you how to mix and apply body filler before shaping. The shaping can be daunting but it do ...
14:00
    • Restoration
    Restoration Workshop Hall 4
    Gilbert Michaelson will not only talk about how paint correction and polishing is done but will also give you a baseline of knowledge about why paint correction and polishing is done in the first plac ...
15:30
    • Restoration
    Restoration Workshop Hall 4
    Ever wished that you could restore or make your own classic car panels? Our pros will show you how. This session covers everything from the basic principles of cutting, marking out and pattern making, ...

Gilbert-Michaelson is a specialist, skilled classic car body shop and restoration specialist based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. The company, established in 2015, draws upon the combined 40+ years experience of Steve Gilbertson and Michael Coman in restoring classic cars themselves and teaching people the skills required to restore their own classics.

Offering a high quality, personalised service to all of their clients, both new and returning, Steve and Michael's skills range from body shop work and paint refurbishing to mechanical expertise.

Learn more about Gilbert Michaelson Automotive Restorations 

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