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3/12/14 9:57pm - Original Message: 'Got her painted'
dbarnesid
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Boise, ID - USA

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1972 mille miglia red corvette convertible. This is a car currently under restoration. The pic above is of me and my Ph.D. candidate daughter. She, not my Vette, is my pride and joy. Smile...

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Hi guys. Finally got my '72 painted. It needed a fair amount of fiberglass work five decent sized cracks. Usual stuff. Corners of hood left rear damaged a little when prior owner backed into something. Then the usual rivets popping up at the front end. Corner of hood knocked off very slightly. Nothing too bad. All of that was fixed and, because there had been three prior paint jobs, the car was completely stripped then painted with urethane mille milia red paint then clear coated. We agreed to apply a drivers not a show paint job. That's because I will drive her! And all of this cost me $4,800. The only problem is the paint has a few pieces of lint or a dimple here and there. Don't get me wrong. 99.99% of it is gorgeous. It just wasn't cut and buffed etc. So, is this what I should expect from a drivers paint job? I've never done this before.

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3/12/14 10:37pm - Reply: 'Re: Got her painted'
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Colorado Springs, CO - USA

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'68 (2), '75 (2), '86, '90, '98 (2), '06 (2), '10, '12 GS, '82 Collector Edition, '03, '90 C4 ZR-1

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How about a some pictures.  

I'll be interested in the comments because painting either one or all of my 3 will be something in the future.

The guy that I had paint the Torch Red Hood of my 2012 Grand Sport Roadster(major rock hit hood dead center all the way to the primer), wouldn't let me have it until it was perfect.  I went to see it twice but he just wasn't satisfied.  As a result one of our club members new I had the hood painted and when he saw it, he took his '61 to the painter and had him do a paint job plus a lot of other things.  Mine are drivers, but I like to show them.....of course not NCRS levels

It would be interesting how much of that $4800 was for the body work and how much was for the paint.


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3/13/14 8:27am - Reply: 'Re: Got her painted'
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Boise, ID - USA

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1972 mille miglia red corvette convertible. This is a car currently under restoration. The pic above is of me and my Ph.D. candidate daughter. She, not my Vette, is my pride and joy. Smile...

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I'll get some pics soon. Maybe this afternoon. The body work was about $1400.

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3/13/14 12:48pm - Reply: 'Re: Got her painted'
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Ok..had the same kind of paint job...$5,500 and the same kind of results...as you did...I had told them a drive paint job..also. It was just really hard to find someone to trust. 85% happy!

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3/13/14 1:06pm - Reply: 'Re: Got her painted'
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1972 mille miglia red corvette convertible. This is a car currently under restoration. The pic above is of me and my Ph.D. candidate daughter. She, not my Vette, is my pride and joy. Smile...

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That's really good to know. He did an outstanding job on the body work. It looks absolutely perfect. The paint shines like crazy and is just beautiful. But, like you, I'm 85% happy. I guess the little bobbles in the paint won't matter after the first door ding or stray rock.
 
The car was really awful when I got it. Seats falling apart, smelly dirty carpet full of mouse pee. Bad brakes, bad tires, bad interior doors... you name it. The good? It's a '72 Corvette roadster with matching numbers. (It was matching numbers before I had to replace the tranny case that the prior owner screwed up.) And it has an amazing engine. Really strong and good.
 
The paint was beyond horrible. Three layers the last being a 1980's ming paint job. It was wrinkled and checked. Hard to describe how bad it was.
 
By comparison this one looks like it should be shown at the highest level. Smile...


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3/13/14 1:14pm - Reply: 'Re: Got her painted'
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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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 Ya...gotta see some PICS!!    Without pics...it didn't happen!! LOL

Paint is a sore subject with me....Angry
I paid over $3000 for what was s'posed to be a show ready paint job, with some minor bodywork. The place wound up repainting the '74 SEVEN DIFFERENT TIMES before I finally gave up, and told them to stick it.....just never could get it "right". Still not right, but I live with it....and the car stays int he garage under a cover.
Sure, it looks otay to most folks, but to me, it sux. I should have gone with my other option, and have my friend, who owns a high-end paint/body shop do it, but I dint want to let him have it for 6 months, at the time. I could have afforded his way higher price.....that's what really herts.
Best advice is to check EVERY INCH of it carefully, and have them fix anything that is not up to your standards, for the job they promised. If you're happy with it,great. If not, make them correct it.
Now ya got me all fired up.....I gotta go.....Censored
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3/13/14 5:55pm - Reply: 'Re: Got her painted'
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Colorado Springs, CO - USA

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dbarnesid said: That's really good to know. He did an outstanding job on the body work. It looks absolutely perfect. The paint shines like crazy and is just beautiful. But, like you, I'm 85% happy. I guess the little bobbles in the paint won't matter after the first door ding or stray rock.
 
The car was really awful when I got it. Seats falling apart, smelly dirty carpet full of mouse pee. Bad brakes, bad tires, bad interior doors... you name it. The good? It's a '72 Corvette roadster with matching numbers. (It was matching numbers before I had to replace the tranny case that the prior owner screwed up.) And it has an amazing engine. Really strong and good.
 
The paint was beyond horrible. Three layers the last being a 1980's ming paint job. It was wrinkled and checked. Hard to describe how bad it was.
 
By comparison this one looks like it should be shown at the highest level. Smile...

It's beginning to sound like your happy with it and that's all that counts.  You know how is was and you know how far it has come and if you're good with that let it go.
 
Now a days, you don't get much for your money and let's face it our C3s are not going to be without some body work.
 
I'm with Adams Apple, I don't want a paint job unless it will be the best it can be, but I don't want to let it go for the time they want to keep it.  The guy I've had paint before is a small shop of one with a helper now and them, but he personally does the body work, prep, paint and finish, and he absolutely will not let the car go until it is to his standard, "Perfect".  He does no advertising and has a waiting list.  If I want it done, I can get the best price if he pencils me in during the winter.
 
enjoy!



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3/19/14 10:31am - Reply: 'Re: Got her painted'
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Boise, ID - USA

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1972 mille miglia red corvette convertible. This is a car currently under restoration. The pic above is of me and my Ph.D. candidate daughter. She, not my Vette, is my pride and joy. Smile...

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3/19/14 9:24am - Reply: 'Re: Got her painted'
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Shocked Gee David...I dint know you were in Australia..... LOL  Nice car, tho!

I'll fix the pics for ya, if ya want. Wink

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3/19/14 10:02am - Reply: 'Re: Got her painted'
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SON-OF-A-@&$&*...I didn't know the guy put the paint on upside down!

Looks great!  Enjoy all the great stares you'll be getting.


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3/19/14 10:18am - Reply: 'Re: Got her painted'
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1974 Coupe 358ci 4 speed Black w/Medium Saddle interior w/79 custom leather seats

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Wow...that's great...I got an $9-10 K estimate for mine...out of my price range! Angry 

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3/19/14 10:56am - Reply: 'Re: Got her painted'
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Boise, ID - USA

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1972 mille miglia red corvette convertible. This is a car currently under restoration. The pic above is of me and my Ph.D. candidate daughter. She, not my Vette, is my pride and joy. Smile...

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Adams' Apple said: Shocked Gee David...I dint know you were in Australia..... LOL  Nice car, tho!

I'll fix the pics for ya, if ya want. Wink



I B confused. The pics looked great on my preview. Must be an iPad thing. I dunno. Thanx for the fix, though I don't know what I'd do differently. :(

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3/19/14 10:59am - Reply: 'Re: Got her painted'
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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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They were upside down in the post. The pics in your PFF were rightside up, tho....can't really s;plain it, but they're rightside up now. Tongue

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3/19/14 11:24am - Reply: 'Re: Got her painted'
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I still see upside down photos.


Did that cause any runs or drips???? :)



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3/19/14 11:52am - Reply: 'Re: Got her painted'
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Boise, ID - USA

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1972 mille miglia red corvette convertible. This is a car currently under restoration. The pic above is of me and my Ph.D. candidate daughter. She, not my Vette, is my pride and joy. Smile...

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indy99 said:

I still see upside down photos.


Did that cause any runs or drips???? :)




No runs or drips. A few errors though! :-)

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3/19/14 12:47pm - Reply: 'Re: Got her painted'
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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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indy99 said:  I still see upside down photos.


Whuuuut?
What browser are youse guys using? With Firefox, the images are correct, BUT....with IE they ARE upside down! This would be an Adam question as to why that is happening....

I'm gunna try sumptin...
Upload w/FF
  


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3/19/14 12:59pm - Reply: 'Re: Got her painted'
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3/19/14 1:04pm - Reply: 'Re: Got her painted'
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Everyone seeing the pics in the previous two posts as right-side-up? 

In the above post, both images were uploaded with IE, BUT the link below the two pics is a copy/paste of the actual(original) image URL. Clicking the link with FF shows the image correctly orientated. Clicking the link with IE shows the image upside down...exact same link, exact same image source.....
This has to be an IE problem.....Wacko


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3/19/14 1:13pm - Reply: 'Re: Got her painted'
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The photo behavior is strange for sure, but I don't think it has anything to do with the site. It has to do with the image properties.   Depending on the browser being used, it is correcting itself and displaying them right, or if it doesn't auto-correct, it shows upside down.

Very strange, but I'm afraid there is nothing I can do.


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3/19/14 1:31pm - Reply: 'Re: Got her painted'
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Might have something to do with the use of an Ipad to upload the original images. I'll upload them to David's PFF later myself, and see if that corrects the issue. Thumbs Up

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