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Good Paint on the Cheap

 

By VWNate, Metropolitan Mailing List

 

O.K ; here's what you do: YOU must take off all the bumpers and door handles, head and taillights, grille, body moulding etc. ALL OF IT!

DO NOT let the body shop do it unless you're paying $2,000.00 or more, they'll let the lot boy do it and if he actually removes anything (unlikely) he'll break or bend it, loose unobtainium parts and hardware.

Get a new carpet knife and carefully trim the window rubber back right up to the chrome stripping (windshield & backlight).

Remove the door latch strikers and sill plates.

Now go have the car painted by the local cheapo paint shop (Earl Schieb, Car Coa , One Day , Maaco etc. making sure YOU look up the correct paint color and look very carefully at all the just painted cars outside--when you find a paint shop with acceptable freshly painted cars, have them do yours, let it dry for a week at LEAST then put all you old chrome and handles back on - your Met will look worlds better.

I highly recommend buying good Acrylic Laquer correct color paint from a Met parts supplier and having the cheapo shop paint your car using your good quality paint--you'll get the car painted for about $1,000.00 and it'll look positively great.

-Nate

 
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