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Old 08-02-2012, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by WriterDennis View Post
As I stressed in How To Paint Your Car, the main part of making a paint job a sucess is the body prep (prior to paint) and the buffing and polishing (after the paint). So, if you can get the body straight and smooth, a shop such as Maaco or other similar shop can probably do a good job for you. You just need to talk to some of their past customers if at all possible, and explain to the shop foreman what you expect. If the foreman seems to understand what you are wanting, you can end up with a job well done. Like somone eqrlier mentioned, they can spray a few extra coats so that you have something to color sand and polish. If the foreman doesn't seem to understand what you are talking about, go elsewhere.

Dennis W. Parks, I READ YOUR BOOK!!! I have it in front of me right now. As you say in the preface David H. Jacobs jr. wrote it in 1991. I started painting with lacquer in the late 60s. Your rewrite of the book got me up to speed on base coat/clear coat urathane paint and catalists. The does and don'ts and safety procedures. I have painted my pantera with BC/CC and my 64 corvette in black BC/CC. THANKS...

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