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PostSubject: PAINT!?!   PAINT!?! EmptySun Aug 03, 2008 2:47 am

Hi, first of all I am new to the Riviera forums, but I stumbled across this website oneday and it seems that you all love your cars as much as I love mine. So now im a member.
My question is, I have a 1995 Riv in Bright White, the paint is....less than perfect, and i want to get it repainted in a black cherryish type of color, I wanted to know how much that would cost and where to get it done.
Also my beautiful Dark Ruby Red A Pillar has a cigarette burn in it from a previous owner, how can i remedy that?
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PostSubject: Re: PAINT!?!   PAINT!?! EmptySun Aug 03, 2008 11:12 am

Paint will cost nearly as much as your car if you want anything decent. $2-4000. Don't go to Earl Scheib or Maaco, they are notoriously bad. You have to research who does a good job in your area. It is work.

You'll have to replace the A pillar piece. PM user Supercharged, he has a brother who works in a yard with a bunch of 95 Rivs -

Link

edit - looking through the thread, he says the interiors on those cars are shot, but maybe the a pillar cover will be o.k.


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PostSubject: Re: PAINT!?!   PAINT!?! EmptySun Aug 03, 2008 11:14 am

Paint is expensive no matter which way you look at it, theres alot of labor needed to have an exceptional paint job done, if you factor in the cost of any type of sandblasting, pain removal, minor body work, dent removal, all of these things and the cost of paint, BIG$$$

but dont get discouraged, you can go to freaking carstar with $1500-3500 and get a really good paint job. i paid $1775 for my Gloss black paint job this year from them and it came out dark and rich, the paint was smooth and looked knee deep, if you dont know any custom shops in VA, check them out if there are in your town.
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PostSubject: Re: PAINT!?!   PAINT!?! EmptySun Aug 03, 2008 11:16 am

Hey "Jack the R" the rivi in the middle, where did you get the somked headlights and corner lenses, there BAD ASS!?
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PostSubject: Re: PAINT!?!   PAINT!?! EmptySun Aug 03, 2008 1:31 pm

if you want ur car painted, save up the money and i will come do it for you
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PostSubject: Re: PAINT!?!   PAINT!?! EmptySun Aug 03, 2008 1:55 pm

Well, I have found that there is a custom shop about 5 miles from where I live. I have been quoted a small fortune to repaint it in the Black Cherry that i like. But.....what if I just got the original bright white redone, can anyone show me a white riv that looks good, i havnt seen one that is jaw-dropping like some others. And thanks Jack the R, I'll pm him.
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PostSubject: Re: PAINT!?!   PAINT!?! EmptySun Aug 03, 2008 3:31 pm

lyonsperformance wrote:
Hey "Jack the R" the rivi in the middle, where did you get the somked headlights and corner lenses, there BAD ASS!?

Yes, I want a set, too! Also, where did you get those shaved bumpers?

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PostSubject: Re: PAINT!?!   PAINT!?! EmptySun Aug 03, 2008 10:14 pm

lyonsperformance - You've got to find a local shop that'll do it for you.

AA - Ha Ha it's crazy man, I get asked more about those Rivs than the Ferrari's!
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PostSubject: Re: PAINT!?!   PAINT!?! EmptyMon Aug 04, 2008 7:01 pm

Jack the R wrote:
lyonsperformance - You've got to find a local shop that'll do it for you.
Or you can go through the HELL I did!
Write-Up: PAINT JOB
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99Rivman wrote:
Jack the R wrote:
lyonsperformance - You've got to find a local shop that'll do it for you.
Or you can go through the HELL I did!
Write-Up: PAINT JOB

how did you do it?
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Jack the R wrote:
lyonsperformance - You've got to find a local shop that'll do it for you.

AA - Ha Ha it's crazy man, I get asked more about those Rivs than the Ferrari's!

I Hear ya, ive only had mine for about 3 months and i must have had 8 offers for it, they a really rare in Buffalo NY, i think ive seen mabey 3 late model RIVS in the past 10 years, one of them happens to be mine.
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lyonsperformance wrote:
99Rivman wrote:
Jack the R wrote:
lyonsperformance - You've got to find a local shop that'll do it for you.
Or you can go through the HELL I did!
Write-Up: PAINT JOB

how did you do it?
Sorry, click the link "Write-Up: PAINT JOB" above. It pretty much tells the story.
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PostSubject: anyone ever had any paint work done   PAINT!?! EmptySun Aug 17, 2008 9:32 am

The previous owner of my car must have had a minor fender bender. Looks like they took the passenger door skin off and put a new one on (probably not OEM) Well it's got some bubbling rust in the lower corner. Just surface rust. I paint over it with touch up... but I have the pearl coat so my white touch up looks like a....pimple I suppose.....

Anyone ever had their Riv touched up, or painted entirely? I wouldn't mind a whole paint job. But that pearl coat is so lovely, especially at night! I think I'd want to keep it that way!
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PostSubject: Re: PAINT!?!   PAINT!?! EmptySun Aug 17, 2008 9:39 am

I don't blame ya Nate... The pearl is sooooo nice looking (wish I had it)!!! Sounds like you have already made the decision, repiant the car with the original pearlcoat color! I hear mortgage rates are coming down again!
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PostSubject: Re: PAINT!?!   PAINT!?! EmptySun Aug 17, 2008 10:36 am

no sheet!

I'll have it done, until then I'll keep ahead of the rust bubbles. Going to get a small work car next year...so the Riv can then be painted. I have some contacts... Plus KC has a large hispanic population and there's several shops downtown (not being racist... the latinos have some nice paint shops, and my bro-in-law is latino..might get a good deal!)

Next year!

What I really want to do is find a Riv in the salvage yard, pearl white with a still good door & drivers seat... oh the dream!
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PostSubject: Re: PAINT!?!   PAINT!?! EmptySun Aug 17, 2008 11:45 am

That Diamond White is EXTREMELY hard to blend and do a good job of it. I won't say it can't be done but I have been told it is difficult. The shop I took my Silver Arrow to did a very good job matching the Sterling Silver Metallic and that is a hard color to match too, there are some very fancy color matching systems out there now. That was the best thing they did, they finally got it close enough after my seventh trip to pick up the car!
This is what I went through on the repaint of my Black ’95, lots and lots of fun.
http://rivperformance.editboard.com/exterior-f12/write-up-paint-job-t707-30.htm

Eric is working on his right now and I’m sure he is having lots of fun too!
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PostSubject: Re: PAINT!?!   PAINT!?! EmptySun Aug 17, 2008 11:47 am

What about the front and rear bumper covers? Are those hard to paint? Will paint stick to them or do you need a special type of primer?
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PostSubject: Re: PAINT!?!   PAINT!?! EmptySun Aug 17, 2008 11:53 am

Chicken wrote:
What about the front and rear bumper covers? Are those hard to paint? Will paint stick to them or do you need a special type of primer?
They can be because of their shape! I had repainted mine a few years before I did the whole car and they can be interesting!
Nothing special, just the normal urethane base coat clear coat primer and paint. thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: PAINT!?!   PAINT!?! EmptySun Aug 17, 2008 1:52 pm

just have them scuff the whole car with 400 grit, then respray it with new clear and peral
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moderator...why do you move my posts? Is it a vendetta?
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Nope, it's just the rules. I have to follow them, too. I could ask why you don't search for previously answered questions, but I don't. read

http://rivperformance.editboard.com/board-news-f2/multiple-threads-not-necessary-t2245.htm

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3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
Because free
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searching.... for what? smile
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PostSubject: quick paint Question   PAINT!?! EmptyWed Sep 03, 2008 1:36 pm

On the shield under the hood you know thw one that sasys supercharged, should i lightly sand it before i pain it, Im going to paint it with truck bed liner so its rugged and then im gonna paint it with black high gloss then i was gonna paint the lettering chrome
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Well, first you want to make sure it is spotless. Use a good dish soap like Dawn maybe to remove any grease/grime with a scrub brush. Check for prep recommendations on the bed liner product container, it should say if anything special is needed besides being clean.

Me, I just keep mine off.
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make sure the paint is heat resistant
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