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99Rivman
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99Rivman

Name : Randall
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PostSubject: Re: Repainting a Riv...   Repainting a Riv... - Page 2 EmptyThu Dec 03, 2009 6:26 pm

ewolfe0050 wrote:
WOW. That is one beautiful car. Good job!
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Sweepspear wrote:
Larry,
The paint on your car looks better than what you see on most restorations! Wow!

Kudos to the painter!

cheers
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ibmoses wrote:
Oh and while I am at I would like to nominate LARRY70GS for "Riviera of the Month", do I hear a second. clap

Bert tavis
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Bert tavis
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I must have missed this a couple of months ago, your Riv looks FANTASTIC Larry!
I wish mine turned out that well but I guess that is the difference when you have it done professionally, YOURS, and it is done by amateurs, MINE!
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LARRY70GS
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LARRY70GS

Name : Larry
Age : 63
Location : Oakland Gardens, NY
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PostSubject: Re: Repainting a Riv...   Repainting a Riv... - Page 2 EmptyThu Dec 03, 2009 6:48 pm

99Rivman wrote:
ewolfe0050 wrote:
WOW. That is one beautiful car. Good job!
agree
Sweepspear wrote:
Larry,
The paint on your car looks better than what you see on most restorations! Wow!

Kudos to the painter!

cheers
agree
ibmoses wrote:
Oh and while I am at I would like to nominate LARRY70GS for "Riviera of the Month", do I hear a second. clap

Bert tavis
Thanks

Bert tavis
agree

I must have missed this a couple of months ago, your Riv looks FANTASTIC Larry!
I wish mine turned out that well but I guess that is the difference when you have it done professionally, YOURS, and it is done by amateurs, MINE!


Thank You guys. It took the painter almost 6 weeks from the time I gave him the car. He really took his time. He didn't tape anywhere. Everything came apart. He used my car as a way to keep his guys busy during down time for the collision work. It was worked on every day though. I have a friend (71stagegs, Steve) who recommended this shop and he was down there several times a week and would give me updates on how the car was coming. I didn't call the shop once during those 6 weeks because I knew the car was being worked on. The paint looks great. I really like this color, it never looks dirty. The color is 1998 Code WA179A, Light Antelope Metallic. It's been 3 months now, I'm about to give it it's first wax job. This new paint is amazing. The rain beads up on it without wax.
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PostSubject: Re: Repainting a Riv...   Repainting a Riv... - Page 2 EmptyTue Dec 08, 2009 7:47 pm

Got a quote on my car. About three grand if he takes all the panels off and does it from scratch including the engine bay. He might be giving me a break considering I've given him so much service, but it sounds like a good deal. Damn paint peel is getting worse so it's definitely on my list of things to do.
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PostSubject: Re: Repainting a Riv...   Repainting a Riv... - Page 2 EmptyTue Dec 08, 2009 8:13 pm

Three grand is a bargain for that much labor if he's doing it all. Does that include stripping/removng the dried out factory paint? It makes a terrible base for new paint.
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PostSubject: Re: Repainting a Riv...   Repainting a Riv... - Page 2 EmptyThu Dec 10, 2009 12:01 pm

deekster_caddy wrote:
Three grand is a bargain for that much labor if he's doing it all. Does that include stripping/removng the dried out factory paint? It makes a terrible base for new paint.

Yup. He's got a great reputation. He has a body shop, does engine work and races in his spare time. He breathes and lives cars. I'm envious. He's got an 87 grand national sitting in his driveway right now.

He's one of my father's friends so I think he might be giving me a break, but I don't mind. I have him do all the work on the car now. Just found out that I need an idler pulley and new motor mounts when I brought it up for an oil change yesterday. frown
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