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Old 10-12-2017, 10:20 AM   #41
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Hi B. Terry,
Thanks for your concern about my cancer. The cancer is manageable but with me forever, so I cannot be in contact with stuff like paint thinners, reducers and other fluids of this nature.
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:10 PM   #42
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I was able to get my 31 roadster painted for under $2k but I did ALL the sanding and prep work. I spoke to the painter at a body shop in his off hours. He was a friend of a friend so to speak. He gave me a price on doing the paint but only if there was literally nothing he had to do but roll it in the booth and spray it. He used my chemicals to do the job. I would work parts until I thought they were ready and then go by the shop and get his take on them. He would say needs more sanding, more primer and sanding, whatever. Once approved when he was feeling he had an extra weekend he would call me to bring parts over. I would wheel them into the paint booth Friday after work and leave them. He would call me Sunday afternoon to come get the parts so they would be gone by Monday AM. A lot of these guys are allowed to use the facilities after hours to do their own stuff. Happens all the time. Anyway, he painted my body, the fenders, gas tank/cowl, trunklid, and both doors this way. Not a show job but a very nice paint job that I will not be embarrassed about. Oh, it was a base coat black with clear coat.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:45 PM   #43
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So there you go. A lot of information. It all comes down to what you want. The average paint job that I do, takes about $5000.00 for materials. There should represent 25% of the cost. So $25,000. isn't out of line to do a job that makes it look right. That's without Body work. Disassemble, Strip the paint, Clean up rust, Prep, Paint, Flat and Polish, assemble, clean and detail. So 572 hours labour. (roughly) And there's your cost. For a job like this.

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Old 10-12-2017, 06:54 PM   #44
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A comment that I hear a lot when talking with prospects is " I would like to get my car painted but I don't want a 'show car' paint job." I ask them to tell me what a "show car paint job" is, and I generally hear silence on their end. I like to break that silence by asking what kind of vehicle do they drive, and does the paint job they want need to look better, worse, or the same as what the paint job on their daily driver looked like when it was new. Again, I am usually listening to silence until the say probably about the same. I say"Ok." and then explain that there were not any dents, the panels aligned, and it had orange peel paint texture. There come-back is, "Yes all of those but maybe not the orange peel." I then tell them what they are wanting is the same type of paint jobs that wins shows.

So the bottom line is that a 'Show Car Paint Job' is just like Pornography! It is often hard to accurately describe however I know it when I see it!! �� ��
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:38 PM   #45
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Generally speaking, nothing could be further from the truth based on my first-hand experiences. I cannot begin to tell you how many people I have spoken with about restoring their car and they tell me "I will just sell mine and buy one that is already restored for less money, ...only to be calling me wanting to get their newly purchased one repaired. Then they realize with all the things that will need repairing on their new one, it wasn't as nice of a car as they were lead to believe before the purchase.

Think about it, families/people generally do not sell a car if they are still using it and having fun with it. More often than not, it is the unreliable ones that have issues that get sold simply because someone is tired of fooling with it.
Yes, but I can fix the mechanical, I can't do body work.

And the entire post was saying that was my philosophy but I have come around to the idea of the devil you know (car you have done, or paid to have all the work done on) is better than the unknown. If I wan the nice car, I need to add the $15k to make it so. will the $15k and the $25k current value result in a $40k car? Only to me.......
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:59 AM   #46
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Better listen to Brent on this one. THE SHADOW KNOWS...
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