Topic: 1979 trans am all painted
#11 Sep 22, 2010 at 9:51 amQuote:
Originally posted by chumbrother Painting the car is the easy part, its all the prep work in getting the body ready, numerous coats of primer, block sanding, primer again, more sanding, more primer, then working out all the high and low spots, sanding, more primer, more sanding.all in all if you dont have about 8-15 coats or more on primer , then you may not get a great looking car.....body shops like new cars, not 30 year old ones, as there no way to put a price on all the work needed to make a old car look new again.....5-6 years ago I spent 3600 on my blue turbo car just on the body prep, then another 2400 on the paint,and thats doing it cheap.....and I removed all the flairs, glass, spoilers,and lights myself....and re-installed them..way before my older son started working in a body shop. ..thats why some restoration shops charge insane prices on restoring a old car,they know what there in for and cover there A$$es on the labor time with high prices......in either case, be patient, if you make your painter upset, then he wont do a good job, bring him a chicken biscuit, a cup of his favorite coffee, and maybe he will take some pride in your doing your car, otherwise its just another job.............best of luck..............
yeah he had one coat of primer on it, and we did some research on the place, and people that got their old cars painted by him, said he did a great job. he said itll be ready for the booth by friday, and be in the booth by tuesday
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#12 Jan 9, 2012 at 12:29 amBest to be patient on this. It takes a *tremendous* amount of work to get the body smooth and to lay down some nice paint and then do the color sanding. We're painting my daughters TATA ourselves and it's taking FOREVER to get the paint done, and even when we're done I know that all of the spots that we didn't fix quite right will surely pop out......
#13 Jan 9, 2012 at 3:44 pmQuote:
Originally posted by mburress Best to be patient on this. It takes a *tremendous* amount of work to get the body smooth and to lay down some nice paint and then do the color sanding. We're painting my daughters TATA ourselves and it's taking FOREVER to get the paint done, and even when we're done I know that all of the spots that we didn't fix quite right will surely pop out......
I guess i should look at the date of a thread before i post a response
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