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Re: WTK A VERY GOOD STRIGHTENER/PAINTER AUTO BODY SHOP?

Postby eurotuner » April 30th, 2017, 12:01 am

THe amount of people ask this question(including me) all the time, tells how critical a good body shop is, you really gotta go by recommendation, this should def be sticky'd.

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Re: WTK A VERY GOOD STRIGHTENER/PAINTER AUTO BODY SHOP?

Postby shake d livin wake d dead » May 4th, 2017, 9:15 am

South Man wrote:Bump

Any new info on this? I too am looking for a painter preferably south side


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Re: WTK A VERY GOOD STRIGHTENER/PAINTER AUTO BODY SHOP?

Postby Pirate » May 4th, 2017, 10:50 am

^^^ I never had a need, but I heard good things about them.

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Re: WTK A VERY GOOD STRIGHTENER/PAINTER AUTO BODY SHOP?

Postby TurboSingh12 » May 10th, 2017, 2:39 pm

shake d livin wake d dead wrote:
South Man wrote:Bump

Any new info on this? I too am looking for a painter preferably south side


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I saw they painted my buddy Rx8.He paid 20k to paint and to see swirl marks all over.Very poorly done.

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Re: WTK A VERY GOOD STRIGHTENER/PAINTER AUTO BODY SHOP?

Postby R.P.J » May 11th, 2017, 7:04 am

Good day does anyone have a number for 69 auto garage.
Is these guys trustworty?

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Re: WTK A VERY GOOD STRIGHTENER/PAINTER AUTO BODY SHOP?

Postby gnutt » November 14th, 2017, 9:02 am

Bumping this thread

Anybody knows avg cost to repaint a car.. no dents or anything , just some paint chips from highway stones

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Re: WTK A VERY GOOD STRIGHTENER/PAINTER AUTO BODY SHOP?

Postby rspann » November 14th, 2017, 8:32 pm

How do u determine a body work is done properly? Is there any special quality inspection or test that is necessary? The same apply, how do u determine a paint shop is done correctly? What procedure is used to get the best results? How many coats of primer, paint and clear coats are applied? Is the paint layer thickness checked? Is there any standard to which is use to guide acceptance?

Finally do these paint shop provide warrantee and guarantee on their work and for how long? The point is, you may vouch that this man can do good work because he did your car last week but the true test to the quality of that paint job is to see how it stands up after 5 or more years.

I would love to hear from the painting gurus and specialist on this one.[/quote]

Painting guru checking in here :D
All the questions above are good ones ,but most people do not want to pay the price of a proper job ,so they end up getting what they pay for. Most of the time straighteners cut corners because they cut prices to get the job. If you want a warranty ,then all the proper procedures must be followed and quality material must be used. I guarantee you it's not cheap. I painted an Rx7 , that was in an accident and fourteen years later ,the owner brought it back for a repaint . The paint was still in excellent condition.
I have painted a Bentley , a Rolls Royce , Range Rovers , Mercedes ,BMWS ,Porsches , and nearly everything in between . I charge my price, if they agree ,I do it, if they find it's expensive , try somewhere else. The thing is ,I rather not to do it than drop the price and have to sacrifice quality.

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Re: WTK A VERY GOOD STRIGHTENER/PAINTER AUTO BODY SHOP?

Postby supercool dx » November 15th, 2017, 10:00 pm

Agreed..A quality work requires proper material for the job. The durability of the paint job depends on the brand of paint and the proper application. There are a lot of cheap paints on the market and then there are the quality ones.
How do you know what the straightener is using? A good quality paint will hold out for many years and will not fade such as PPG ,Penta etc, once applied properly with the correct mixing ratios and recommended amount of coats. Another problem which I believe affects the durability of the paint job is the buff/cut and polish process if done improperly. It can actually affect the the UV protection, which causes paint to fade. The Body work is a whole different scenario. Metal supposed to be treated with epoxy primers or a good metal primer, Fillers should not be exposed to moisture and there are a whole lot of other processes which needs to be taken into consideration for a quality and durable job. The other issue with this trade is that of mistakes. Its is not a trade such as mechanic where you pull a spanner and you are done. It requires a lot of time and patience, environmental factors such as rain or too hot sun and sometimes bad materials. Colour match problems, fish eyes or silicone holes and a whole lot more which can happen to the best of us at times sometimes not a fault of ours. When something as such happens and the job requires a do over the cost of material and labour falls back on the painter/straightener. This is why these big body shop charges so much money, so in case there a problem and requires a do over of a panel etc there is no loss incurred.

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Re: WTK A VERY GOOD STRIGHTENER/PAINTER AUTO BODY SHOP?

Postby zorced » June 23rd, 2019, 1:27 pm

Bump for some recent feedback.

Looking for one in the North preferably (Tacarigua & environs).

Have a car with some dents on doors and some damage to front which occurred while parking.

Much appreciated.

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