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Old 03-04-2020, 12:34 PM   #1
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Hello! I live in Detroit area and am looking for someone to paint my coupe. It has been media blasted and needs minor repair. I do have pics. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-04-2020, 01:48 PM   #2
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There's gotta be a local club. I would start there. JMO
Or, when the weather warms up, go to some cruise nights or weekend shows and ask.
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Old 03-05-2020, 06:02 PM   #3
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Thank you for the suggestions.
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Old 03-06-2020, 12:37 PM   #4
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Try Maaco they did a good job for me.
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Old 03-06-2020, 02:13 PM   #5
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Not a model a but I talked to maaco about doing a car for myself. The shop manager was into cars and they did 'special' projects as well as the $199. jobs. They quoted me a pretty good price but in the end I decided to do the job myself. They are all independently owned so you may want to try a couple until you hear the right thing. Then again they may simply not be interested in that kind of job in your area.
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Old 03-07-2020, 10:09 PM   #6
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A guy I worked with had a paint job done a MAACO a number of years ago. When I saw it I asked how he got such a good job, told me he would pay the manager and painter 100 each extra if after job was done it looked as good or better than factory.
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Old 03-08-2020, 03:57 AM   #7
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Our local Maaco will use any paint you supply yourself if you buy it. I have had them paint
With PPG products. They have done it on a week end when they can take the extra time
With good results.
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Old 03-08-2020, 07:15 AM   #8
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You got cars out of Maaco that didn't have any Earl Scheib's ?!





Just kidding. Most folks my age know what we call an Earl Scheib.
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Old 03-09-2020, 11:12 AM   #9
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no UPS and no extras!
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Old 03-09-2020, 09:33 PM   #10
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Earl Scheib's I remember well, back in the early 60's I believe it was 19.99
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Old 03-10-2020, 11:02 AM   #11
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19.99 was the base price, it was extra if you wanted them to
wash the car or roll the windows up.
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Old 03-10-2020, 12:42 PM   #12
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Earl Scheib's I remember well, back in the early 60's I believe it was 19.99
His price creeped up to $99.95 by '79 at least in the Chicago area check out his ad. That included 20 dollars worth of 'free' metal work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Auvf7DDw5z0
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Old 03-11-2020, 04:12 PM   #13
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His price creeped up to $99.95 by '79 at least in the Chicago area check out his ad. That included 20 dollars worth of 'free' metal work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Auvf7DDw5z0
Hey Jeff, you made my day today here in Canada, thanks for sharing that , needed a laugh
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Old 03-11-2020, 08:40 PM   #14
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Any car any color.
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Old 03-12-2020, 07:36 AM   #15
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I had a buddy in hs that had Maaco paint his mustang. It was red, they didn't too bad of a job but for some reason they decided to paint the interior panels 'as a bonus'. They got the rear side trim painted on one side only before they ran out of paint. Rest of the int. was white!
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