Downtown Autobody Opens Only Full RV Paint Booth in Sonoma County

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Downtown Autobody, an autobody repair shop in Rohnert Park, has opened a full-size RV paint booth and now offers complete, state-of-the-art, in-house recreational vehicle collision repair and painting.

Downtown Autobody in Rohnert Park recently opened the only recreational vehicle (RV) paint facility in Sonoma County with a full 80-foot enclosed paint booth.

“With opening of this new facility, we are able to provide high-quality, convenient repair and painting of RVs all at one location,” said Gus Trevena, owner of Downtown Autobody. “RV owners can look forward to the same expert care and attention we have provided to car owners for the past five years at our Rohnert Park autobody shop.”

The recently opened facility contains a heated, cross-draft paint booth that speeds up the paint process while ensuring a much cleaner, factory-like finish. The enclosure provides a cool working environment for the paint technician and protects the environment by keeping the paint spray confined.

Downtown Autobody’s main shop is located at 5850 Redwood Drive, Rohnert Park. The RV paint booth is located approximately one mile south at 7911 Redwood Drive, in the city of Cotati.

The booth can handle vehicles up to 50 feet in length, so Downtown Autobody can paint not only RVs, but school buses, charter buses, travel trailers, horse trailers and other types of large vehicles. Trevena anticipates that RVs will constitute the majority of vehicles painted there.

To help celebrate opening of the new RV paint booth, Downtown Autobody is repainting, without charge, the Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County, a van that travels throughout the county providing free books to children and senior citizens living in rural and low-income areas.

Glen Weaver, founder of the non-profit that operates the book mobile, said the 1996-model van – which is similar in size to a UPS van – has never been repainted, not even after he and his wife acquired the vehicle from a library system in Martin County, Kentucky in 2009.

Because the van has never been repainted, it doesn’t reflect the logo or colors of its current usage. ”It needs a paint job badly,” said Weaver. “It’s peeling and chipping and it looks awful because the lettering from the old library has been peeled off.” Because the van doesn’t have the bookmobile’s logo and color scheme emblazoned on its exterior, Weaver has had to attach a vinyl sign to the van at each location to help identify it for patrons.

Plans for the new paint job include a background color of sage green, a mural of children reading and the bookmobile’s dark-green and burnt orange logo. “It will be a dramatic transformation,” explained Weaver. “And it will not only help preserve the quality of the vehicle, but help make it a much more recognizable entity in the community. We are very grateful for the donation of the new paint finish,” said Weaver.

“We are happy to give back to the community for the support they have provided to us over the years,” said Trevena. “And we are happy to help further the bookmobile’s mission to promote literacy among those who might not have the means to buy books.”

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