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Old 10-31-2007, 01:32 AM   #31
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The original quote is a very good deal. $40 / hr rate is much better than the $85/hr rate out west. Cost me $300 just to repaint my back bumper for a fist sized mar.

I would have guessed a minimum $750. job.

From the looks of it, you need to get it done ASAP.
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Old 10-31-2007, 10:55 AM   #32
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From the looks of it, you need to get it done ASAP.
it will be complete today or tomorrow.
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I'm in late on this, but I also say that'* a screaming deal. I once repaired some dings and painted a few spots on my metallic silver Olds Cierra for $400, vs.the $1000+ quoted by other shops and was very pleased with the results. While there was one blended area that you could tell at the right angle, it was a great paint job that lasted at least the 6 years until I donated the car.

I think you'll be pleased, unless they totally botch it up, which seems unlikely.
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The only problem I could see is that it is a pearl which could be hard to blend
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Old 10-31-2007, 11:39 PM   #35
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I drove by the shop today and it happened to be sitting outside. He said he was letting it dry cuz he had just got all the dust off. All the body work is done and he is going to paint it tomorrow. He showed me a test panel that he painted to try to get a close match. He painted the metal white and then a ton of different layers of pearl coat. He decided he will have to do 7 layers of pearl to get it to match He said it should be done tomorrow evening, but I think I will pick it up Friday night.

There is no wavy line in the primer, that is only a shadow of my Bonneville

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wow, Im surprised he did a "let down panle"for it.. I havent done one of those since school.
Im also surprised he said it would take 7 layers of pearl.. it normaly only takes me 3-4

oh well, what ever works :P
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Got the call around noon today. He is done

I will stop and look at it tonight, but I don't think I will have a way to get both cars home tonight, since the shop is 40 miles from my home.
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I went and looked at it last night it looks great. He still had it in the booth and was putting the pin stripe on, but the color and quality looked great. He went above and beyond the call of duty and painted more than he said he would. He painted all of the lower rocker panels

This car is going to be mint!

The bill was still $479.20, but I tipped him for his extra work and gave him an even $500

I'll be bringing it home tonight, and you KNOW there will be pics
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Got the call around noon today. He is done

I will stop and look at it tonight, but I don't think I will have a way to get both cars home tonight, since the shop is 40 miles from my home.


drive 5 miles walk back, drive 5 miles walk back, drive 5 miles walk back
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Got the call around noon today. He is done

I will stop and look at it tonight, but I don't think I will have a way to get both cars home tonight, since the shop is 40 miles from my home.


drive 5 miles walk back, drive 5 miles walk back, drive 5 miles walk back
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Cant wait to see the pics!
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