Michael Marr wrote:
>> Accident and rust repair of a TR3 at a brand name body shop (as
>> opposed to a restoration shop), I was assuming they'd
>> straighten the fenders and apron, re-attach them to test fit, and then
>> remove for paint and re-assemble.
>> However they're saying they'd do the major straightening while they're
>> off, prime, paint the seam, then attach for final
>> straightening and finish paint without removing again. Their logic is
>> that with modern materials they can do a good
>> enough masking & blending job that I'll never find a mark on the
>> paint, and there's much less chance that we'd damage
>> the fresh paint re-attaching the body parts if we painted first.
>> They are the professionals and not me, thoughts?
My TR250 is at a body shop that specializes in building/making Hot Rods. He is
finish painting the
fenders, doors, hood and trunk off the car. Not sure why, but I'll ask him. My
guess would be that
it's easier to buff them off the car.
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