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Old 11-11-2005, 12:04 AM   #1
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How many coats of primer, base coat, and clear coat my 93 Bonneville would of had applied stock? Reason I ask, I might be having some body work done here soon to it, and I would like to quiz up the shop that will be doing the work. Client of ours at work, his labour rates are way lower, and he does TONS of custom chop jobs, restorations..that kinda thing..not that i want anything custom..I am just inrested in making it perfect once again.
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i think its in the owners manual


i can go out and look at my car.....there are scratches down to the metal....

from inspecting my car....there is clear, white base and white primer..that i the layers i can see
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Thanks Pat. I will take a peak in my owners manul then. Might also give a GM bodyshop a call just with that simple question...If i have work done, i want her to be purdy as ever afterward!
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Thanks Pat. I will take a peak in my owners manul then. Might also give a GM bodyshop a call just with that simple question...If i have work done, i want her to be purdy as ever afterward!
actually Peter2200 works at a GM dealer in the bodyshop..he will know
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your absolutley right!....He is even on my msn..when he is on next im asking him hehe!
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You should have a sealer (gray), a primer (may be colored), base color, and clearcoat. 4 layers.

(If I recall correctly).
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I drove out to the shop today for a estimate. He garunteed me he could match the paint 100%, and if i was not satisfied, he does not expect me to pay him one penny, seems very honest, he also showed me pictures of alot of restoration projects he has done at his shop, very impressive work. He said sometimes its nice to take a break and so a small little job like this cause sometimes he has a car for 6 months that he is restoring..he said u could compare it to long term babysitting
My spoilers paint is bad as well, he noticed that, said he would just go ahead and do that for me.
I buy the paint, 1 litre. He has all the Clearcoating..Dupont clear dupont paint.
He said, Primer..two coats of the paint, three coats of clear, then he wet sands, polishes and goes from there. He garunteed me it will be beautiful once its done.
Im thinking of doing this in December..once im all caught up on everything else.
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went and got an estimate today at the GM dealer today....purposly asked your question there is corossion protection on the metal........a colored primer, and then the color coat, followed by a clear coat
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I must ask him about the corosion protection then. Defintatly intrested in the whole colored primer thing then too.
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I must ask him about the corosion protection then. Defintatly intrested in the whole colored primer thing then too.
Mine'* yellow, and another pontiac around me has yellow primer also. Seen here:
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