Originally Posted by mehal
Coming from a newbie painter and someone who frequents (lurks) several auto/paint forums, Shine is a bit rough on the replies, but is always so right it hurts.
Yup . He has the experience . I was only in the paint and body business for 3 years ('82 to '85) , mainly because I moved 1300 miles , but I learned alot in that time . Mainly what not to do by watching the other guys. The first car I did was my '75 Nova SS and everyone wanted to know who painted it . It was all the adverising I needed . Ran one ad for two weeks ( a weekly paper so the ad only showed 2 X ) and never needed to adverise again . I was booked 3 mo. in advance. OOOOPS ...Sorry . did not mean to brag . Just meant to say there are a lot more experinced painters than I on here . I can just speak from my experience.