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Re: To those who use discount painters, a ? please (archive)

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Posted by Brian C. on April 26, 2000 at 19:43:12:

In Reply to: To those who use discount painters, a ? please posted by Bob on April 26, 2000 at 18:20:28:

: How much prep work did you do? I understand taking off as much as you can, but say the hood, did you wash it, wash it or sand it, what? Also, for areas I have used bondo on, how should I treat/prep that before taking it in to a discount painter who will "paint over everything" I have to this point used Bondo and sanded it and applied primer out of a spray can.

: Thx,
: Bob
: 74 2002A
: 75 2002 parts car
: 71 Jeepster Commando

I have used Earl Sheib and was not happy at all; I took off all the outside stuff too.
Bumpers,lights,door handles,etc everything was off and they sratched some of the trim sanding it (which I payed extra to have them do) did crummy work repairing a small rust spot on the fender and I had to make them respray the thing three times before it was even close to what I would accept for a "cheap" paint job!
I will never go back there but Maaco is a different story.
The car I am doing now is a 74 2002 and I am sanding it myself and doing all the prep work too.
The bondo is fine as long as its primed well and sanded to where its perfectly smooth with no dips or sratches.
good luck ,Brian
67 68 1602
69 74 2002
71 Jeep Wagoneer, among others

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