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3/17/12 12:41pm - Original Message: 'Baldwin Motion on hold...entire rear of car needs repainted'
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Pittsburgh, PA - USA

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1979 L-82, 3 spd auto, car was originally Lt. Beige currently painted Sportsman Red, Doeskin leather interior, 103,000 miles......

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So today to my dismay my buddy from the local vette club took my car to the paint guy for him to have a look at putting on the motion stripes....As he looked at it he noticed a ton of flaws in the extisting paint and and fiberglass below. He said that he feels my car needs repainted and reblended from the middle of the doors back.....
estimated between 1500 and 2000 to make it right........ouch...
 
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3/17/12 5:50pm - Reply: 'Re: Baldwin Motion on hold...entire rear of car needs repainted'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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Oui-Vai......
It did not look bad to me other than the few bubble spots you had Confused
 
Does that price include the stripe you want? Has he worked on vettes before?
Also is your car a base coat / clear coat? Reds at times can be a bitch to blend like that.....
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3/17/12 9:19pm - Reply: 'Re: Baldwin Motion on hold...entire rear of car needs repainted'
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Pittsburgh, PA - USA

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1979 L-82, 3 spd auto, car was originally Lt. Beige currently painted Sportsman Red, Doeskin leather interior, 103,000 miles......

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No it doesnt include the stripes. He will however blast, prime, paint and install the spolier I bought. Hes done other cars in our local club and he works for a very well know local shop. This is a classic example of a naive Rook back in 2004 getting a "deal" on a paint job from a friend.....he used chemical stripper and these bubbles are the result.
Im just going to have to suck it up and pull the trigger, but at the usual Rooks pace, so Im sure it wont be until later this summer....that gives me time to find the funds.
 
He agreed on the blending part too..thats why he wants to go mid doors back....


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3/19/12 7:40am - Reply: 'Re: Baldwin Motion on hold...entire rear of car needs repainted'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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It just shows you that the secret to a good paint job is underneath! If you don't prep the car right, NO paint will last! As I said before, My car came with a "paint to sell"  job that looked good when I bought it but cracked to pieces in two years! In paint jobs on Vettes, there are no shortcuts you don't pay for later. Sorry to hear about this, Dan, but just think of it as a bump in the road, not a disaster. That helps you keep your sanity!
 
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3/19/12 7:49am - Reply: 'Re: Baldwin Motion on hold...entire rear of car needs repainted'
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Greer, SC - USA

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1978 Black with Viking mural painted under hood AM/FM/CB radio, T-top and a 2013 Cyber Gray Grand Sport Coupe, 2LT for my daily driver

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UFF-DA..that hurts.  let's see...my transmission...or your paint.....either way....$$$$$$$

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3/19/12 11:59am - Reply: 'Re: Baldwin Motion on hold...entire rear of car needs repainted'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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The Rook said:.....he used chemical stripper and these bubbles are the result.



Ya...if that crap is left on the surface for too long, it will definitely seep into the glass. I can't imagine using a liquid stripper on glass. Lots of quality shops do it, but they know how to use it, and know not to let it just sit there. They also clean it REALLY well afterwards....
It sux, anyhow. I feels yer pain...I had them paint mine 8 times before I finally gave up...


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3/23/12 10:31am - Reply: 'Re: Baldwin Motion on hold...entire rear of car needs repainted'
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macedon, NY - USA

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68 COUPE 454 HAS MOTION HOOD SCOOP, REVERSED GILLS ZL-1 FENDER FLARES AND MOTION REAR SPOILER, LEMAN'S GAS CAP, BUCKET HEADLIGHTS. CAN-AM FRONT RACING SPOILER. CHROME HOOKER HEADERS AND SIDE PIPES! 4 SPEED M20, LOOKS FAST STANDING STILL !!

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Dan,
I know the feeling !
1 step forward, 2 steps back.
The steps back ussually are money related!!
( And I thought I was the only one !! Cry )
Well good luck and I look forward to seeing it.
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4/4/12 12:09am - Reply: 'Re: Baldwin Motion on hold...entire rear of car needs repainted'
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1974 vetterod, frame off rebuild,1995 lt1, 4l60e,

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Do yourself a favour, if you cannot get the whole car painted, don't. It looks better to need a paint job than to have a half painted car. Half painted cars get you to work.  Red fades.
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