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Old 12-22-2012, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
That really looks great,One of the signs of a great paint and bodyman is they always want the next one better than the last one,even if the last one was 99.9% perfect...It reminds me of the drag racers always trying to get that extra 1/10th of a second shaved off...were never satisfied...
I agree you have the natural talent and the eye...
You nailed it Mike.

The hardest painter to train is the one that thinks everything he does is perfect...then there's no room for improvement in that painter...the easiest is the one who picks out things in his own work and asks why, and how questions on how to improve...As I've said before on this forum, one major difference between painters and applicators is that a painter gives a damn, an applicator says "the customer won't see it outside".

Hey Ray ,I was training a new guy (16yr old or so) who was working for me to do body work and he was getting pretty good ..One day he checked out his work after I painted the car like he always did and saw a lump where he fixed a dent and blew a gasket. he came to me all upset because the other guys were busting he nads and said he just cant do this any more, all the time he spent learning and doing his best was all for nothing ,he was almost in tears...I told him that wasnt hes fault it was mine ,I saw that before I painted the car and it was acceptable for that old beater otherwise I would have pulled it back into his bay,and dont worry about those jokers, if things ever got to where I only needed one guy it would be him that I kept because he cared so much about his work and always went above and beyond what was expected of him and at his own expence... those other jokers see that and it worries them because they dont care they only do it for a check at the end of the week...
I was right ,a few years later he was a fantastic bodyman and a pretty good painter too.I ran into him one day and he told me I changed his whole life that day,he didnt know where he would be if he had quit....
what a good feeling it was to be a positive influance in someones life and to be rememberd for doing something so significant in someones life that I had completely forgot about 5 min after I said it that day...
BTW those other two ,I think they're in jail or something
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