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2/22/16 7:34pm - Original Message: 'Hood re-paint'
hmel '74
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Carlisle, PA - USA

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1974 mille miglia red with oxblood interior 355ci, 320hp

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Hey boys and girls.
The paint is flaking off of my hood. The car was quickly painted right before I bought it 10 years ago and its wasnt prepped well. 
Anyway, Im going to get some estimates on painting the hood and I was wondering what to expect.
Ive got some paint left (the seller gave me what was left in the gallon and its still good as I moved it to another container but I dont have  the hardener that goes with it) 
So, any input of cost of a hood re-paint with customer supplied single stage paint?

Thanks!
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2/23/16 1:04am - Reply: 'Re: Hood re-paint'
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Eagan, MN - USA

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1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert

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hmel '74 said: Hey boys and girls.
The paint is flaking off of my hood. The car was quickly painted right before I bought it 10 years ago and its wasnt prepped well. 
Anyway, Im going to get some estimates on painting the hood and I was wondering what to expect.
Ive got some paint left (the seller gave me what was left in the gallon and its still good as I moved it to another container but I dont have  the hardener that goes with it) 
So, any input of cost of a hood re-paint with customer supplied single stage paint?

Thanks!

I would guess a commercial shop will not "shoot" a customer supplied paint especially 10 years old.  It would be useful to color match.   A small one man operator might be willing to do it. Do you know the brand of paint so they could find the correct hardener?



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2/23/16 6:16am - Reply: 'Re: Hood re-paint'
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WEST SENECA, NY - USA

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1981 Blue Ice Met. w/pearl ghost flames TKO500 5speed. LS1 Swap 3.45 Dana 44.

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I noticed in your profile your car is red. It's a good chance that the paint on your car versus what is in the can are no longer the same shade. Reds have a tendency of fading with time due to sun exposure. 
I had a shop that did custom work do my paint work. The shop painted my car in '05 and then they painted the big block hood in '07. I think the hood was about a grand. But they had to fit the hood and painted the underside for me too. 
I would go check out different shops in your area and go from there. Good luck! 


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2/23/16 8:22am - Reply: 'Re: Hood re-paint'
hmel '74
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Carlisle, PA - USA

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1974 mille miglia red with oxblood interior 355ci, 320hp

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johnu said:
hmel '74 said: Hey boys and girls.
The paint is flaking off of my hood. The car was quickly painted right before I bought it 10 years ago and its wasnt prepped well. 
Anyway, Im going to get some estimates on painting the hood and I was wondering what to expect.
Ive got some paint left (the seller gave me what was left in the gallon and its still good as I moved it to another container but I dont have  the hardener that goes with it) 
So, any input of cost of a hood re-paint with customer supplied single stage paint?

Thanks!

I would guess a commercial shop will not "shoot" a customer supplied paint especially 10 years old.  It would be useful to color match.   A small one man operator might be willing to do it. Do you know the brand of paint so they could find the correct hardener?

I still have the gallon can. So I can give that to to them.
Thanks!




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2/23/16 8:24am - Reply: 'Re: Hood re-paint'
hmel '74
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Carlisle, PA - USA

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1974 mille miglia red with oxblood interior 355ci, 320hp

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Sarge81 said: I noticed in your profile your car is red. It's a good chance that the paint on your car versus what is in the can are no longer the same shade. Reds have a tendency of fading with time due to sun exposure. 
I had a shop that did custom work do my paint work. The shop painted my car in '05 and then they painted the big block hood in '07. I think the hood was about a grand. But they had to fit the hood and painted the underside for me too. 
I would go check out different shops in your area and go from there. Good luck! 

Yeah, the color has definitely faded. especially since its a single stage paint.
Your price gives me something to go on.
Thanks Sarge



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2/24/16 9:58am - Reply: 'Re: Hood re-paint'
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Flanders, NJ - USA

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1982 Black, ZZ4, Hooker Side Pipes, 3.55 Rear, Rebuilt & upgraded 700R4, All new suspension, brakes, & new Charcoal interior.

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Sarge is right, 10 year old red paint will NOT match what's in the can. Good luck with it, hope it comes out OK.
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2/24/16 7:01pm - Reply: 'Re: Hood re-paint'
hmel '74
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Carlisle, PA - USA

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1974 mille miglia red with oxblood interior 355ci, 320hp

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DaveM said: Sarge is right, 10 year old red paint will NOT match what's in the can. Good luck with it, hope it comes out OK.
Dave

Thanks Dave. The whole car needs repainted but 4 to 6 grand isn't anywhere in the budget these days.
I'll be happy if its close, and maybe when I eventually get settled down south, I can get the whole thing done.



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2/25/16 11:46am - Reply: 'Re: Hood re-paint'
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Down SOUTH!!!!!! If you go down there you will be all alone watching Hockey!
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2/25/16 6:44pm - Reply: 'Re: Hood re-paint'
hmel '74
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Carlisle, PA - USA

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1974 mille miglia red with oxblood interior 355ci, 320hp

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DaveM said: Down SOUTH!!!!!! If you go down there you will be all alone watching Hockey!
Dave

LMAO! nope. I turned Cindy into a Blackhawk's fan too. The embarrassing thing is now she knows more about the team than I do



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