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Posted by Mike Holbrook on April 24, 2000 at 21:24:26:

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

: I just bought a 73 with the color Fjord Blue. The paint job is fair but I want to make it perfect. Being that the interior is flawless, and dark blue, I need to keep the color in the Blue spectrum. Which shade, I am not sure. I know that there are places on the web where I can see all the colors, but is there a place where I can see cars with these colors?
: Question #2, Does any one know where in New England I could get a top of the line paint job. Thanks in advance you for all your help.

First, Fjord blue is a beautiful color and I would be very reluctant to change the color since you have to virtually take the car apart completely to do it right and remove any trace of the old color. That said, it is your car.

Next, do you want a "show" paint job or a "driver" paint job. Driver, you take off all the trim and the plastic pieces that hold the trim on. You remove the bumpers, lights, grille, marker lights, and as much as you possibly humanly can. Best to take out all the windows and the door handles. Then send it to Maaco or someplace similar. Check out some of their work. While it is in the shop, massage every piece you took off. Replace the ones beyond help. Recommend new beltline trim and roundels as needed. This really makes the new paint job stand out. Then plan on spending about two weeks putting the stuff back on the car---very, very carefully. It takes about two days to remove every thing, two weeks to put it back. When you are done, you will be much more proud of the paint since you did a lot of work yourself.

Remember, the more you do, the more you save.


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