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Re: New England Paint Job (archive)

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Posted by Matt McGinn on April 24, 2000 at 14:51:41:

In Reply to: New England Paint Job posted by Drew73 on April 24, 2000 at 14:21:39:

You should keep the car Fiord Blue! It is a lovely color--not too light, but goes well with the interior.

I had a 73 tii, Fiord with black, and a 76, Fiord with blue. (Currently have a 74, metallic black with black)

Good paint is easy if you find a person/shop patient enough to spend the time to fit everything well, use a couple of good coats of primer surfacer, then block down the surface to make the whole surface absolutely smooth--(not typical "body shop" work-much more finessing involved). Wetsanding and buffing the car afterwards would most likely be necessary, if youre looking for a glassy finish.

I have my own shop and would (obviously) be happy to do the work--all my automotive experiences was gained doing restoration--I know all the ins and outs of it, metalwork, bodywork, paint, wetsanding buffing reassembly, with good visual and personal references. See my recent article in Grassroots Motorsports on the Alfa GTV--(April issue)

I charge a reasonable $25 per hour becuase I have a "real" job and do the shop on the side. I LOVE 2002's--in fact just spent easter weekend parting one out...

Plus, I am located in New England. (Southington, Conn.) I also know some other shops around Mass. that would treat you right. Give me a call--I can tell you what to look for if you find a shop in your neighborhood. Its hard trying to find a good shop to take care of the '02! I know, thats why I got involved in the firs place.

Matt McGinn
Sportscar & GT Restoration
(860) 793-0042

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