BIG LAW MAN said:Thats a good question. I would assume that a pro prep job would consist of total striping of the paint down to the body panels before adding the primer/basecoat/clearcoat.
Depends on the primer, depends on the person doing the application.... and depends how good of a job they want to do!SwaveDave said:And...how many coats of primer, basecoat and clear coat would one expect a professional shop to put on , for a price of approx. $7 k. ??? Thanks, Dave
I have been told by a friend who has a car which has won international awards at Concours prepared events and NCRS that any re-paint should only be done after the old paint is completely stiripped off the car. I think this has to do with obtaining the right adhesion to the fibreglass and to accommodate the flex in the fibreglass panels. Sanding and painting over the original paint may eventually crack and craze. You dont want this to happen if you are applying a high end, high cost paint or if yo plan to show the car in serious competition.SwaveDave said:For the shops that are charging between $ 5-8 K. for a paint job....can i expect a very high quality prep job as well as paint job ? What is involved with prepping the vette the best way ?? Thanks. Dave
That green putty is body filler or Bondo. The Pics in the Gallary look very nice.:thumbsup:Jay 383 said:My car was DA'd down to the stock primer. It did not have any stress cracks luckily. A few areas required some sort of greenish putty. 84 GRANDSPORT knows what the exact name is...I'm not sure.
The car was then sealed/primed and wet sanded and painted.
I'm pretty sure it received two coats of base, two color, two clear. It was Glasurit Admiral Blue. It was done around now in 2000 and still looks great....thanks of course to Eric for wet sanding it for me this spring.:thumbsup: