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Old 05-05-2006, 01:46 PM
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Need some Guidance

A friend of mine wants His vw painted. Its a 91 GTI. Some backround on the car is that about 7 years ago another one of my friends painted it. It came out like ****. So my buddy that owns the car decided to sand down as much of the paint as possible. MACO told him there was too much paint. then took it to MACO and got it painted. This was about 5 or 6 years ago.

The body is pretty solid on the car. Some minor body work. My question though is what kind of primer etc can I put over the old MACO paint. I dont want to stip the car down. And I dont want the paint to lift. I was planning on using BC/CC but also was thinking about a single stage. Oh the car is black and Im painting it the same color.

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Old 05-05-2006, 07:55 PM
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You are begging for trouble if you don't strip off that old paint.
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You are begging for trouble if you don't strip off that old paint.

For some reason I was thinking the same thing. Can anyone else chime in on this?
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It depends on the type of paintjob he wants. does he want something to make it look good to resell it or does he want it to look good to keep it. If keeping it then I would strip it down. If reselling it, sand it, apply a good sealer, paint, then sell.

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Old 05-06-2006, 09:31 AM
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Let me say it real slow......"What.......are........the......customer s........expectations?"

It is THAT simple, if his expectations are a super nice paint job and he is PAYING you for striping it, then you strip it. If all he wants is to get it shiny again, sand it, seal it and down the road.

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