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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-14-2007, 03:50 PM
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It was recommended to me at one time to buy an old hood and a small used compressor and spray gun. Practice with good paint until I was really happy with the results on the hood. [get a hood with a raised section so it has dimension and shape].
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Yes, I was going to suggest that if you intend to paint the entire car, don't screw with cans, buy a small compressor and spray kit, some cheap paint to practice with, the correct paint for your car and gallons of thinners.
The paint that is supplied in cans is necessarily thinner and of a different composition to suit the properties of the can delivery system. Furthermore, a good percentage of what is inside the can is purely propellent. They are very prone to runs and sagging unless you apply the coats extremely thinly and then it's not easy to achieve a glossy build. I have never seen a great paint job of significant size accomplished with cans.

I saw a cheap spray kit offered in a flyer in the Sunday papers the other day, but I can't remember if it was Autozone, Advance or O'Reiley's, but I think it was about $70 all-in. I'm sure with Xmas approaching you will find some deals.
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Sly, if this is a car that you give a damn about do not attempt to paint it yourself. (unless you are experienced at painting) It sounds to me that since you are taking the time and trouble to order new parts you want it to look good. I suggest network a little bit to find a decent body/paint guy that does this kind of stuff on the side to save some bucks and get a quality job.

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Sly, When you get your documentation together file a formal complaint with the Insurance Commissioner's Office. California Department of Insurance With your history of electronic payments you're on fairly solid ground for relief. Either your bank's computer declined the request for payment, or their bank's sytsem did not initiate a request. Either way, unless some one can show that you unauthorized the Epayment, you should get help from the office.

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Sly, When you get your documentation together file a formal complaint with the Insurance Commissioner's Office. California Department of Insurance With your history of electronic payments you're on fairly solid ground for relief. Either your bank's computer declined the request for payment, or their bank's sytsem did not initiate a request. Either way, unless some one can show that you unauthorized the Epayment, you should get help from the office.

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BINGO.

And with that out of the way, INSIST that coverage be retroactively applied to you so that your insurance covered you on the date of your claim.

And away you go, to get the car fixed, and the job paid for by your insurance company, less your deductible.

Then spend the money you saved, as a supplemental payment you work out with the body shop, to get the ENTIRE body repainted, in its original color.

Perfect.

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