My Car's Progress

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B16

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polaroid pictures suck!
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got the door and fender on, yay, white :p oh well, could be worse. now i just need a bumper and new wheels, i'm really having a tough time making up my mind on which wheels i want...
 

BodyDroppedNikes

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i take it you got those out the junkyard?? looks good so far. it takes time. shit i got body parts to put on my Escort GT to replace the ones that are all FUBARed. my car is black but the parts i got maroon but it dont matter cause the whole car is gonna get primered and have massive body work done to it. now if it will just warm up some so i can put this stuff on..............
 

B16

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yes from a junk yard, new parts are fookin expensive :) but, she will get painted some day, i'll have to have the body shop do my quarter panel too :X (got a donor for that already). so, she'll be like new, some day... i'm just afraid i'll spend the insurance money on other shit for the car, lol! i've never really done body work before, how hard would it be to sand it down and primer it? is this something i could do? where can i find out more about it?
 

T0mMuNi$m

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If you have to ask that, then you really should take it somewhere for the body work. Not extremely expensive, but if you tried it yourself...you would screw it up on the first try, no offense.Maybe take it to a shop and ask them if you can watch when they do it if you want to learn.
 

xj0hnx

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I agree,if you haven't done it before it can be really hard to get right.At our autoshop on post we have a climate controlled spray booth and all the equipment,I still see people fuck it up. :D
 

chevy302dz

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It's pretty hard to get right, if you to try it just try doing one fender and see how it comes out. if your happy with the result try the car, if not bring it somewhere and have it done. The prep work is he hardest part everything has to be at the right temp range for the paint you have to make sure there are no waves or dents or any other damage to the surface because it will show through, you have to use the correct combo of primers and paints and above all else all surfaces have to be perfectly clean even the slighest thing and your paint will flake right off.
 

B16

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cool, i'll just wait till i can afford a whole paint job then, because i'm sure i would fuck it up :p
 

Hexen

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It's good that you're getting it back up and going though.

I heard Macco (out on Elmira Rd.) has been doing really good paintjobs lately.
It will probably cost you less to get the whole car painted than the two pieces, because color matching (even though it's just black) costs a ton more than just a straight paintjob.

I was approached by some like 70 year old guy the other day in Kragen (looking for Water Wetter) and he as talking to me about my Mustang, he suggested going over there because he's heard good storys lately.
 

B16

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maaco?? hmmm, they're usually known for crummy paint jobs :) i would like to see some of their work, if they've shaped up at all :p
 

Hexen

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Originally posted by B16@Jan 31 2003, 02:45 PM
maaco?? hmmm, they're usually known for crummy paint jobs :) i would like to see some of their work, if they've shaped up at all :p

Thats what I thought when I heard that.

But if you can get an overcoat for like $300 or less... it might be worth it even if it might only last a couple years.
 

asmallsol

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I have heard horror stories about macco. My brother bought a mustang that had been painted by macco and it looked like shit. Orange peal (means wavy inperfections in the paint) like crazy, some parts looked like they had runs of paint. They are horrible. Some people said that macco did not even was their car before they painted it. Put it right over the old paint, chips away in a few months. Heard one person had bird shit on his car when he brought it in and when he got his car back, there was a thin layer of paint on the shit. Moral, dont go to macco. Next time there is a classic car show, ask some of those guys where they get their paint at. There is nothing worse then a bad paint job.
 

Hexen

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Originally posted by asmallsol@Jan 31 2003, 03:39 PM
I have heard horror stories about macco. My brother bought a mustang that had been painted by macco and it looked like shit. Orange peal (means wavy inperfections in the paint) like crazy, some parts looked like they had runs of paint. They are horrible. Some people said that macco did not even was their car before they painted it. Put it right over the old paint, chips away in a few months. Heard one person had bird shit on his car when he brought it in and when he got his car back, there was a thin layer of paint on the shit. Moral, dont go to macco. Next time there is a classic car show, ask some of those guys where they get their paint at. There is nothing worse then a bad paint job.

Those guys are paying $5000 for a paint job though.

The job on my mustang was $5000 like 12 years ago, I don't want to know how much it would be now.

I'm not ready to spend that much on paint, and with the crappy insurance settlement he got.. I doubt he is either.
 

asmallsol

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What my dad did recently when he got a big ass dent in his quarter panel (had to be replaced) when to the insurance company and asked them where the best place they would recomend. Yes true they are going to be a little bias but they normally can tell you a good place and wont have a hassel with insurance. The place where they recomended my dad to did a very nice job, pretty much had to re paint half the car to blend the paint. Looks good, no orange peal and has no paint color disfiguartion.
 

Hexen

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Originally posted by asmallsol@Jan 31 2003, 03:56 PM
What my dad did recently when he got a big ass dent in his quarter panel (had to be replaced) when to the insurance company and asked them where the best place they would recomend. Yes true they are going to be a little bias but they normally can tell you a good place and wont have a hassel with insurance. The place where they recomended my dad to did a very nice job, pretty much had to re paint half the car to blend the paint. Looks good, no orange peal and has no paint color disfiguartion.

How much did it cost?

A guy at work had his girlfriend back into a light pole and he has to get his whole car repainted.
It's just a stock silver thunderbird (late 90's im guessing).

I was like... thats very gay.
 

xj0hnx

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I believe Maaco's are idependaently owned and operated,meaing the quality will vary store to store.I've some really good things about them,and the horror stories.Most off the good ones the people took the car in totally prepped and just had them shoot it.
 

asmallsol

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Originally posted by Hexen@Jan 31 2003, 03:57 PM
How much did it cost?

Tell you the truth, have no idea, he just had to pay the 100 dollar deductable. It probally was a pretty penny but AAA picked it up. There was an expidition there that had roled over, they guy said that AAA had to pick up a $11,000 repair bill for paint and body work on it (metalic gold, pain in the ass to match some matalics.)
 
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