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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-24-2010, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Paint shop in the DC area

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good paint shop in the DC area? I seem to be getting small stress fractures along the rear outer lip of my GTV's trunk lid (right above the license plate), which I'm attributing to a poor quality replacement trunk seal (seems to be a bit too thick). Anyway, if anyone has had a favorable experience with a local paint shop, I would greatly appreciate any recommendations. Alternatively, if anyone knows a good source for a proper-fitting trunk seal, I would be all ears. Thanks for the help!

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-24-2010, 05:05 PM
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Chris,

Check with Julio at Milano Motors (since you have experience with his work). I stopped by there about 2 weeks ago and he mentioned a paint shop that he uses (specifically, good at paint matching/blending where patchwork is done). I don't know the shop, but Julio no doubt knows about some of the local shops.

BTW, great line in your other post about the Alfa Whisperer!

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-24-2010, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Frank,

That's a great suggestion, I don't know why it never crossed my mind to ask Julio about a good paint shop in the area. I'm actually heading up to Milano Motors later this week, so I'll talk to Julio about it then. I'll put his recommendations up in this thread - figure it will be a good resource for other Alfa owners who are looking to get some paint work done.

If we spread that Alfa Whisperer nickname around enough, we might get it to catch on; Julio got a good chuckle from it.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-04-2010, 06:10 PM
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Did you ever find a good DC area paint shop for your Alfa? I am back and forth on having a couple of spots dealt with and would like to show it to someone who knows what they're doing.

Thanks in advance!!

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Reed,

Sorry for the delayed response; I was overseas for the last few months, so I fell off the bulletin board for a bit. Good news is that I'm back in DC now, and back to working away on the Alfa addiction.

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find a paint shop before going abroad. That's now moving up my priority list, although my fist task is going to be working on an engine refreshing (replacing my current mystery cams and tinkering with the carbs...if anyone has any recommendations on this front, I would appreciate them).

Did you manage to find a local paint shop since your last post?

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I have not so far. I'll post if I get to it.

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