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Old 08-03-2018, 01:05 AM
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I would not do the wet sand myself though because I couldnít sand on a new paint job because I would be thinking how much I could mess it up.
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hello,

its a a pretty big project and it's hard to estimate what I'd charge you, it really depends what level you want to go to. If you plan on disassembling anything, and how good of a job you do sanding down the car (also a ton of work). Once you start the project it'll take awhile so be ready to part with your car for sometime. Just make sure you're serious before you start so you don't give up halfway through.
Youre missing a few steps
after you sand it down, I could prep it for paint for you, and by next year I could probably spray paint also.

Strip
tape (takes longer than you think)
prime
block sand
clean
block sand more
clean
then spray paint
wet sand
polish

It's hard to just estimate a price, you're welcome to PM me or give me a call and maybe we could talk more. I hope your project works out nicely! But I would think it cost something like 250/300 spray primer, 500/1000 to block sand (no reason you couldn't), not too sure about cost of materials for paint (the sky's kinda the limit). 250/300 to spray, 500-1000 to wet sand.

All depending on how far you'd want your project to go!

I probably spent....
150 (bumpers sand blasted)
100 primer
100/200 on sand paper
200 misc.
1200 on paint materials
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Well, thanks for offering to do it, but I donít think I could leave my car for that long. I am going to do the block sanding part but I wouldnít do the priming and sanding after that. I am getting it ready over the winter and when I take it in at the beginning of next spring I couldnít leave it for as long as you meant it would take. Thanks a lot for the offer but I will just take it for Maaco to do it so I wonít have to leave it so long.
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Maybe I am too old school; but I think one of the best ways to make your paint last (even with clear coat) is to regularly wax it.
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Originally Posted by colo63sw View Post
Maybe I am too old school; but I think one of the best ways to make your paint last (even with clear coat) is to regularly wax it.
not that I'd want to hijack the post, but I believe post painting you want to wait about a year before waxing correct?
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Id see what Maaco says, supposedly their paint is pretty hard and cures/outgasses quick.
If your prep is good, their spray job isnt terrible and the colorsand decent your car will look great for a long time. Keep at it!
Spraying is the easy part, the rest is tough as youre finding out. A good paint supply can help educate you how to set your HVLP gun up, mix paint etc.
Its a good experience!
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Id see what Maaco says, supposedly their paint is pretty hard and cures/outgasses quick.
If your prep is good, their spray job isnt terrible and the colorsand decent your car will look great for a long time. Keep at it!
Spraying is the easy part, the rest is tough as youre finding out. A good paint supply can help educate you how to set your HVLP gun up, mix paint etc.
Its a good experience!
is a standard maaco paint job single stage or BC/CC? if single stage, and metallic, not sure i'd be color sanding the finish. just my 2-cents....

want to educate yourself? hundreds of youtube videos on the subject. everything from basic prep to color sanding and final polish. eastwood is a good place to start.

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Iím getting the bc/cc because I want it to be good quality and last. I wanted them to wet sand too but they said that is only the $2,500 package and would add $1,000 to it and I didnít want to spend that much. I will ask him when I show him the car sometime what he says in person about wetsanding, maybe he will add that without making it the $2,500 package because that includes sanding and I will do that part of the prepping except for putting the primer on then sanding the primer to get it smooth. I do now and will always make sure I keep it cleaned and waxed. I have been looking at the videos showing how to sand but I wouldnít trust myself to do any priming or painting.

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I havenít posted on this thread in a while because I started one in paint/body for questions on what I need to remove for Maaco to paint it. The paint should be done by the end of this week, I removed a lot of parts, the only thing I would have wanted to remove was the bumpers and door handles but we had to drive it there so I didnít do that part. I didnít do the sanding either, we decided to have them do it as some repairs were needed too. Hereís how it looks right now, I think they will do a great job.



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they gonna prime and block it first? Hard to tell from the pics, but looksl like a lot of scratches.
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I would think so because all of those spots where itís more white colored is spots that I can remember being messed up on the paint before. So if they repair that many spots I would think they would need to prime it first, I donít know why I forgot to ask if theyíre putting primer on it. But Iím sure they will do whatever is right because they have this person that comes in to do the high end work like all the repairs he doing right now on this corvette. Itís also going to cost around $4,000 for a Maaco paint. But I think this shop does a lot better work than some Maacoís. It will be around $1,300 for repairs and another $1,300 for the paint and supplies, plus the rest for the regular sanding and labor other than the repairs.

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Some more pictures came from them today, itís all ready for the paint booth. The guy who preps it said itís ready for them to paint it now, you can see all the repairs that were done in the white spots everywhere.


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Looks good, bet you cant wait now
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Originally Posted by Blackcorvette_85 View Post
Looks good, bet you cant wait now
yep, thatís exactly what I told them.
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yep, thatís exactly what I told them.
Hope it comes out good brother

I painted my C4 in the garage, hell had you bought materials and beer and lived in San Antonio I would of helped you
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Hope it comes out good brother

I painted my C4 in the garage, hell had you bought materials and beer and lived in San Antonio I would of helped you
yeah, I wouldnít have minded doing parts of the sanding, I just would not have done the painting part and I donít know how to do the repairing parts right. Thatís why I removed everything it needed and let them do it. Itís ready to be picked up either today or tomorrow so weíll be picking it up tomorrow then. Iím a little ways from San Antonio, considering itís about the opposite of the whole country from Ohio haha

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They finished it and we picked it up Saturday .I have the headlights and one mirror put back on so far. It hasnít been washed and itís not sunny but hereís some pictures, it still shines even though itís pretty dirty. And hereís a couple pictures of the doors where the paint was bad, itís all smooth now.




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Looks good, you got a ton of color sanding to do though
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