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Old 01-15-2011, 02:18 PM   #57
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Originally Posted by NutWagon View Post
Ok so you do body work big woop, You buy these cars wrecked from people that cant afford to fix it. Ok we get it..What was you question???
Who said I did bodywork? I don't. And don't paint either. Read my second post in thread. Being a comedian its funny that majority of my customers are Mercedes and Aston Martins suggested in this thread which we sell new.

Point is I'm in the industry and you can take my advice or you can take imprezagirl06's who doesn't know they'll mask your wheels.

I don't fix total losses. I sell them for salvage. And none of my cars have been wreaked.

Questions are right here:
Originally Posted by DCRallyDave View Post
Have you gotten an estimate yet on your 'all-over paint'? You yanking the drivetrain to paint engine compartment or are you going to leave mis-matched.
Unless you are spending more than $1500 in paint material alone for an all-over on a wagon (more for multi-stage job), you're going to be hating it in just a couple years when its no longer sticking to your current paint, you've got tape lines and overspray on all your unpainted trim. $5000 for a decent job, much more if you're are paying them to R&I drivetrain and risking them butchering it or do have time to do yourself and deliver shell to paintshop. Sure Maaco can do for less, but down the road, your car is going to look like it.

Most decent collision shops won't take on an all-over. I won't. Any insurance claim is more profitable w/ less headaches even at insurance labor rates and having to deal w/ their adjusters. Custom paint and restoration shops which do all-overs rightfully charge more.

So who is painting it?

I still bet this thread is going nowhere. You can't even choose a color yourself. Prove me wrong. Post pics of your pumpkin when its done.
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