Hi, we have a great team of experts for paint and body work at US 281 Truck & Trailer Services LLC in Edinburg, Texas. We have done thousands of paint and body work jobs till date. Under the guidance of Jorge Lopez, the owner of the business, our techs have become highly skilled at paint and body work jobs on commercial trucks.
The art of detailing trucks and repairing the truck body to as good as new after a collision has been mastered by our paint and body work experts under the guidance of Jorge Lopez, the owner of US 281 Truck & Trailer Services LLC over decades.
Your truck and trailer are your home away from home. It’s the means by a which you earn your livelihood. So you would definitely want it to look great.
We have just the right kind of people on board who can give your truck that look you always wanted. We have proven expertise in paint and body work for commercial trucks in Edinburg and if your truck needs a paint job or it's body needs repairs, come to us. From a minor scratch to a major collision, we are the right people to call - 9567838991.
We are happy to work on something as minor as a scratch to a major repair after a collision on your truck or any other commercial vehicle. We know image is everything. A truck and trailer speaks a lot when they are well taken care of. We can repair you 18-wheeler fast and keep cost as low as possible with good used parts.
We know time is money and you make no money as long as your truck is in the shop. It costs you money due to the fact that your paying insurance and plates.
We know that we need to get you back on the road as soon as possible. We have two painters and two painter helpers to get the trucks serviced quickly.
Visit us at our truck shop in Edinburg, Texas and you would see the intent and the action to get you back on the road in no time.
Whether it's a crack, hood repair, or a complete paint job. To your left is an image of a green hood of a truck being repaired.
On trucks we do complete body repair whether its fiberglass, steel, aluminum, front end rear end, side panels, and complete replacement. We can make custom fenders, custom bumper, custom exhaust, custom frame repair and replacement.
We do custom one of a kind paint jobs. We have a gated parking, lighted, and secured for your trailer. We work with several towing companies locally to make arrangements for towing into our shop.
Whether it’s small or big repairs, call Gabby from US 281 Truck & Trailer services at 956-783-8991.
We specialize in major and minor collision repairs with frame and cab repairs. Bring us a photo of what you have in mind and we can make your dream come true with a custom paint. We can remove all decals and apply new ones in our shop. We also cover all holes on truck chassis to get ready for truck shows. We custom paint and detail chassis.
In this video, our tech, Jesse, is working on a patch on a bumper piece, repairing it with Fiberglass Resin for a Freightliner Century. First he scratched it rough so that the fiberglass sticks better. Then he uses fiber mat piece to strengthen piece with fiberglass resin. The resin dries and becomes super strong. Fiberglass resin is high strength polyester resin that is used on truck, trailers, boats, snowmobiles, even bathtubs and showers. This allows us to be able to repair pieces that are super expensive to replace completely. After piece is completed it will be painted. We can fix a small crack or paint a truck completely. Call us at (956) - 783 - 8991 or send us pictures for a free quote.
This 1992 Red & White Peterbilt has a wonderful story to it. This truck was a custom paint job for a customer that wanted an old vintage look. A retired vet came to visit his family in South Texas. As he drove past our shop he saw an old yellow Peterbilt without a sleeper. He stopped to talk to Jorge for a few hours. Jorge, who is the owner at US 281 Truck & Trailer Services, Edinburg and also takes care of truck sales, said he was going to make this truck for a special truck driver. Jorge had ordered a small show sleeper for this Peterbilt. Trucks spend at times several months before they are checked mechanically, painted with custom paint job, and completely detailed to pass DOT.
In March of 2018 Mr. Mc Lambrook left a down payment to hold this truck. He sent us a picture of this truck paint job, his father had driven a Peterbilt for many years for a company in Indiana with this custom paint job. We wanted to get this paint job perfect. We got a small sleeper installed. Our painters are so gifted that they can bring a photo paint job to real life.
Many people don't know how long every single step takes. Work at every layer has to be done to the tee. If not, your paint starts peeling off. Remove decays, start sanding down paint to get to base. Our painter start with 80, 180, 320 grit sandpaper. This step can take from 8 to 30 hours, depending on whether the vehicle is a daycab or a Freightliner Century that have lots of extra skirting. Some tanker trailers take on average from 30 to 60 hours, from start to finish.
If repairs need to be made, we start with red putty to see if surface has pores. A special lite filler is applied to repair any pores in the surface. We use a Fusor T21 glue for all fiberglass repair. This product is a top of the line adhesive for trucking industry. We have used it for many years and it's expensive but totally worth every dollar. Our painter has an array of paint material.
We stock thousands of parts and materials to paint and detail any commercial vehicles. Fiberglass is installed on parts that are small and can get detailed to last for years to come. After all fiberglass repairs are complete. Now we can start tape and covering with paper. Then we apply a wax and grease remover. Primer is mixed with a hardener to paint and dry overnight.
After a primer coat, painter can see all details that need to get detailed before actual paint. Usually this takes another 4 to 8 hours before base paint can get applied. We stock reducer and thinner for each application. Once all details are ready, we paint base color. We usually paint most commercial vehicle one color but once in a while we will get a customer that wants several colors. Our most detailed have been 3 base colors with a pearl clear coat. This project took over 80 hours to complete.
We often have Peterbilt owners paint fender a strong color to add flare to a truck. After paint dries for a day we wet dry sand it to remove any imperfections. We use the best product like 3M, Dupli-Color, and many more. After paint job on cab is completed. We detail frame to black or custom color and get all Aluminum buffed out to shine like new.
One of our pride and joy is seeing our customers over the years with their truck and trailers that we painted here at our shop. By the end of July this truck completed and sold. Customer stop by on the beginning of October with his Peterbilt all clean and shining for an oil change. Hopefully soon we can get a picture of this beauty in front of our new red shop.
We have painted thousands of trucks over the last 20 years. We take great pride seeing our trucks on the road working. We are always glad to do complete custom paint jobs and also do minor repairs on trucks and trailers.