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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-10-2004, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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WELL CONSIDERING I'M IN THE BUSINESS I WOULD JUST LIKE TO KNOW WHAT KIND OF MATERIALS THESE SHOPS ARE GOING TO USE : OUR RATE HERE IN THE NORTHEAST IS ABOUT 75/HR, AND 10 TO 12 GRAND FOR A PAINT JOB IS COMMON FOR A EXCELLENT FINISH. DOES THE 12 GRAND INCLUDE MEDIA BLASTING THE ENTIRE CAR , AND STARTING FROM THE GROUND UP. A COMPLETE STRIPPING OF THE VECHICLE(ENGINE TRANS SUSPENSION) IS HE GOING TO UNDERCOAT THE UNDER OF THE VECHICLE WITH WURTH WATERBASED UNDERCOATING AND RESEAMSEAL ACCORDINGLY??? DOES IT INCLUDE STRAIGHTENING OF PANELS? OR REPLACEMENT OF SUCH?IF 12 GRAND ONLY GETS YOU A EXTERIOR PAINT THEN I WOULD BE CAUTIOUS!!! ALL I CAN SAY IS BODY WORK IS LIKE FINE ART TIME CONSUMING!!!! IF DONE PROPERLY THEN CRAFTSMEN REQUIRE TO BE PAID ACCORDINGLY!!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 10:23 AM
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Frank- most of the metal work was done- as I mentioned, the big problem is waviness in the front panel and the passenger front fender. Most of the time would be spent either surfacing this straight or beding it straight.

Either way, every estimate had most of the hours getting the surface flat.

The job was for outside only, stripping, engine compartment, and a light spray in the interior to protect the metal. No undercoating. One company was going to scrape the paint off instead of media blasting, which I thought was interesting.

The actual job is going out to a thrid estimate, who's work is also very good. His claim to fame is 8 hours of real work for 8 hours of payment... I know people who have used all three with great success, their cars are incredible.

We should be all set.

Eric

p.s. this may seem stupid- but please turn your caps lock off, it's hard to read. i'd rather see all small than all caps.
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