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Old 01-26-07, 04:50PM   #1
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Default Paint shop recommendations in So Cal??

Hey guys, Im about ready to have the gto painted. Talked to maaco and forget it, the guy was a complete a$$hole. Im not looking for a show quality job, just something that looks good and wont peel after a month
Im between the san fernando valley and antelope valley.
If anyone here can recommend a shop or someone who does it on the side I would appreciate it.
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Old 01-26-07, 07:11PM   #2
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Paint it yourself. It's not that hard. Either you pay them the going rate for body work or you do it. A lot of the work to make it look good is after the paint is on the car.
Hmmm, I might look into that.
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I had a $180 maaco job done on my malibu about 10 years ago, i cant complain at all about the spray job and the paint didnt peel off. The shine held up for 2 years before it turned flat.
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Thanks for replies guys. As far as body work goes Ive done most of it myself and it should be a straight shot as far as painting. Maybe some block sanding and thats it. I had one C sucker quote me 8 grand without taking anything off of it.
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Old 01-27-07, 12:20AM   #5
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I suppose I could but I have so many projects going on...I know, we all do. Ive got a 63 airstream trailer Im doing a complete floor replacement on and its such a nightmare so thats taking all my time.
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I was thinking a gm color from the newer corvettes, sunset orange. I think its gm color code 71. Saw a chevelle that color a while back and it was sharp
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Single stage, 2 stage, whats what? I know the Sunset orange I saw was a metallic, whats that considered? Single or Two stage?
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Fireball, I appreciate you help here, this is an area I have no idea with. Welding, mechanics, not a problem there.
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How much would I need for a 67 Gto? A gallon?
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I know theres different HVLP Guns for primer vs paint, what do you suggest?
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Thanks again for the tips, I will look into the low cost guns
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So 1.5 for paint and primer?
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Ive got the regulator but need to pick up a water separator, might do that tomorrow.
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Where do you suggest buying these low cost guns?
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someone mentioned high flow fittings, do you think I need these and if so where would I get them?
Thanks again for you help!
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