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sigtauenus
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posted 01-09-2006 08:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus        Reply w/Quote
I took apart a new pedal car to have it painted highland green to match my own car. Also going to do it up like a bullit. I figured I just want an easy paint job and took it to Maaco. Guess what they wanted?

$175!!!

Guy said that it would tie up his bay just like a full size car would, and they were giving me a discount off their discounted special at $250 right now.

Holy crap.

Guess I'll break out the Craftsman gun and paint it myself.


MLariviere
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posted 01-09-2006 09:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere        Reply w/Quote
Did you ask them if the paint will stay on for that price?

Big D
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posted 01-09-2006 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D        Reply w/Quote
Pack it up and send it to me.. I'll paint it..

That would be fun to FLAME..

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sigtauenus
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posted 01-09-2006 11:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MLariviere:
Did you ask them if the paint will stay on for that price?

Really? Its a brand new toy getting a color change. No bodywork at all. I even asked if it would change the price if I did the sanding, etc, and he said no. I'm thinking 50 bucks. Heck, it'll only cost me $20 for a pint of enamel, more than enough to shoot that.

My biggest concern is getting it baked, and I don't have a booth with an oven. Heck, I don't have a booth either. I do have a neighbor who works at a shop who's offered to let me work in it on weekends, I'll probably end up doing it myself in their booth.

Big D
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posted 01-09-2006 11:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D        Reply w/Quote
You really don't need to have it baked.. Just let it dry for a couple of days..

Something like that would be too much fun to do yourself.. And,, you'll do a much better job than they would have..

HAVE FUN WITH IT..

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Don
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