Thread: Repainting W124
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Old 06-10-2003, 03:02 PM
Ron Johnstone Ron Johnstone is offline
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Take off all of the parts that are removeable yourself. Thoroughly clean the entire surface of the car that will be painted with a solvent and then scrub the area again with a mild abrasive detergent. The idea is to absolutely remove anything that will cause a paint job problem. Even go under the rubber with a soft tool like a toothpick as the spray gun could blow some dirt out onto the paint. Obviously, remove all traces of the detergent and of the water before you take it to the shop. Also, mark any defect in the body, rust, a dent, a scratch, etc. so they can easily find it and repair it. The more you do to the car, the better job you will get. A few "bribes" to the workers wouldn't hurt either. Beer , cigarettes or money works. Good luck!
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