> recently someone on this list told how he had approached this problem, I
> thought it was a great idea!
> He bought quality paint and took it too one of those cheapo paint places.
> He talked the guys into painting his car with the supplied paint at the end
> of the day so that his car could stay in the paint booth over night.
> Since these guys paint one car after another, they have plenty of practice
> and are likely to do a good job.
> Of course, you have to do a good job on the prep work first.
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> '67 Sprite '66 Caddy
I did something similar, except that I did not supply the paint
(being young and in college and generally broke). While the paint job
was of a reasonable standard it was not quite what I had in mind.
I had sanded the car, stripped what was necessary and delivered
the car to the local branch of a national chain and spoke with the manager.
ME: I just want it painted the original color (sort of orange).
HIM: Not red?
ME: No, the original orange.
HIM: There sure are alot of red MGs around
ME: Yep, that's one reason I want mine orange.
HIM: OK, orange it is.
Well, as you may guess when I returned to pick the car up the
next day it was red. Then I was red. Needless to say if I had purchased
the paint at least it would have been the correct color. Also, everyone
should take note that just because the car has been repainted a different
color than original doesn't' mean that the PO was a DPO.
P.S. Sold the car two months later to someone who wanted a red MGB for
his daughter. Probably got more for it than I would have if it had
72 MGB (White, but still not the original color)