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Old 08-06-2002, 09:10 AM
ctaylor738 ctaylor738 is offline
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From the orginal post:

"Bad in that there's overspray and they didn't do the door jams. The paint itself doesn't llook bad but I plan on replacing the hood and fender due to a proir accident. "


Getting a new paint job is not going to help the overspray. You need to clean that up.

You can do the door jambs yourself. You can get matched paint in spray cans from paint suppliers. Or you can get a pint of paint and buy/rent a HVLP sprayer. Bunches on e-Bay. If you are careful in masking, you can leave the seals on.

I had the RF fender and hood replaced on my 280C, and they shot the new fender, the hood and the top of the LF fender to fix a key scratch. Cost $924 for labor. Not perfect, but neither is the rest of the car.

I had this done by a smaller local shop. Most of the big ones only want insurance work.

If your existing paint is OK, I would not undergo the pain and mess of an extensive prep job - just fix the problems.
Chuck Taylor
Falls Church VA
'66 200, '66 230SL, '96 SL500. Sold: '81 380SL, '86 300E, '72 250C, '95 C220, 3 '84 280SL's '90 420SEL, '72 280SE, '73 280C, '78 280SE, '70 280SL, '77 450SL, '85 380SL, '87 560SL, '85 380SL, '72 350SL, '96 S500 Coupe
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