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Old 07-30-2009, 07:18 AM
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Restoration Shop in Southern Indiana/Louisville, KY Metro area

Hello All,

I am looking for a restoration shop or good paint and body shop in southern Indiana or the metro Louisville area. I've been restoring a 65 Corvair Corsa. I have the body work completed it just needs paint. I had thought about spraying it myself. But, after all the hours of work, I'd prefer to have a pro do it. It's hard to setup the controlled conditions necessary for today's B/C systems at home. I know, we tried on another project.

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A couple of things to consider here. Most painters/bodymen aren't going to be too fond of painting someone else's body work if they don't know them or their reputation. This might make it difficult to get the top notch painter to spray the car. I would consider looking for a painter that might be able to use the shops paint booth on the weekend or evening, you'll have to take responsibility for the quality of bodywork, he's just a painter. Earl Scheib type of painter, they paint every day, look for one of them. Unless you're prepared to pay some major bucks for a restoration type of painter that probably won't paint your vehicle anyway, he didn't do the bodywork or know who did it, look locally in the shops of your area. Ask around, making a few buck in the spare time is a good thing!
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The best "show car" paint jobs I've seen have come from the
home hobbiest painting in his garage.
Most body shops never attain that level, they do collision work.
Big difference.
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lookin for a Paint Booth w/ Painter

Dinger is correct. Not too many good/real good painters want to or need to accept somebody else's body work. Too many things can start popping thru the media and make the paint and the painter look bad. However, if your in the Louisville area email me and I can make a couple inquiries for you that you might be able to work a plan out with. My painter is booked in to July 2010 if that gives you any idea.
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What you want someone to do is suicide by most bodymen/painters standards.. There are soo many different things that can go wrong and in order for someone to warrenty the work they need to be the ones to do it..

I have done this type of work before for a show car owner.. and the car was not as straight as i was led to believe.. problems arise that are not your fault but in the end u painted the car and that is what people hear.. they dont hear about how someone else did the bodywork/prep.. or whatever the issue may be..

You will need a clear contract between you and the painter/shop.. I would assume a sealer of a certain color would be used to draw the line so to speak on where you left off and he started.. Also an hourly amount agreed upon to do any bodywork that is still left undone, extra expense for the materials etc...


Lots to consider..

What color are you going with??

I live in Louisville area.. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions
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My recommendation no matter who paints it is use good products. You get what you pay for.
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Restoration Shop in Southern Indiana/Louisville, KY Metro area

So it almost sounds like I should reconsider spraying it myself or just strip it back to bare metal. Man...that sucks. I've got hours and hours of work in the priming, sanding and spot putty. There's very little bondo. Only the amount required to fill the gap at the fenders after replacing the lower windshield panel. Less than half a cup at the most.

I used 3M spot putty and Dupont Variprime and ChromaSeal. Excellent products from what I've read.
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Did you use the Spot Putty that comes in a tube and does NOT use a hardener?
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Yes....Is that a problem? It was the green spot putty made by 3M.
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Most painters/bodymen aren't going to be too fond of painting someone else's body work if they don't know them or their reputation. This might make it difficult to get the top notch painter to spray the car.


dinger is 100% right about this..
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Yes....Is that a problem? It was the green spot putty made by 3M.
It's not gonna hold up. . Cole
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What type of spot putty should I have used? Any recommended brands? I have a 67 Corvair convertible yet to restore.
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You really should use a 2 part Glazing putty like Evercoat's Metal Glaze or USC's Icing Putty, etc. The one part Puttys will shrink up very badly after the car is painted and spends some some time in the sun and fluctuating temps.
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These cars where originally painted in acrylic lacquer, Most of the modern polyester hi-fill primers won't accept a AL topcoat.

What are your plans for the top coat?
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That spot putty is all that was used for decades, it will hold up
if used properly but it does continue to shrink being a 1K product.
The trick is to allow it to dry a long time, preferably in the hot sun.
When I did lacquer paint jobs I would let it and lacquer primer dry
out in the summer sun for at least a week before painting.
Longer is better, but I didn't have any shrinkage problems with it that way.
If you have done everything properly, and it sounds like you did,
then with ample time passed by, like a few weeks, I'd say
you should spray it. After all, that's the fun part.
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