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Old 11-16-2008, 04:15 PM
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saying it's bad because it's outdated would be wrong. because there was a time it was considered good, even tho it's no longer good compared to the newer stuff or even products made in the last 20 years... if outdated was bad we would all be driving new Honda's
There are a lot of things that are outdated that people change. Bias-Ply tires used to be the norm. There were drum brakes on all 4 wheels for many years. People were happy just to have a car to drive, and didn't even notice that the body panels didn't line up worth a crap. We used to only paint the damaged panel when they were repaired, and no one cared that the paint didn't match exactly or that the panels weren't lazer straight. A complete paint job could be had for less than $30 at Earl Scheib.

Yes.... Lacquer wa used for many years. People just accepted that it was going to fade, and would need to be waxed often to keep any kind of shine. The "Show Cars" were kept inside to prevent the break-down of the paint.

Now people will spend hundreds, and even thousands of hours working to make their car straight, and the panels lined up just right, before applying the paint. There is no reasonable reason to apply the paint that will not hold up. People come here for advise on how to do a paint job that not only will look good, but also to last. I doubt that there are many people that come here looking for advise that have unlimited budgets. If someone wants to use that stuff, they should have the information available to them of why they shouldn't, as much as how to do it.

It sure seems like someone is always pulling something like this back up just to cause an arguement.

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