Tips for repaint


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Aug 14, 2000
south jersey
Get ready for sticker shock.... do the prep work yourself and find a maaco that can lay down a decent job, and deliver it to them stripped of glass and trim. , a single stage is fine for solid colors and a way less then a collision shop is going to charge , most will hit you with a 6-10k quote on a b/c job that 90% of time most could tell the differences between a decent maacco using a single stage urethane or there b/c for way less. The problem is finding a decent one so ask around at car shows..

As for the fenders I'd find a clean used one before I'd go aftermarket, depends how bad and where the rust is, $50 for a clean used one isn't hard to find around me..
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I dont have that kind of money. What about just the surface, no jambs, under hood, etc?
Any way to get something to last a decade for 2, 3K$ ? I was thinkin single stage, something
I could buff to shine? Basic problem is I want oem dark to go to white or silver w/a double, 2
color, shoulder (where the oem was) pin stripe. Just dont know auto-body costs, processes.
May be I DO need a top clear~