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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-25-2008, 10:54 AM
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OUR AGE. I am not as old as you geezers. I am only 421 months old (2947 in dog years) And I better not be a Grandpa for another 240 months. How is the little pup doing btw.
So a human year = 84.2 dog years?

How does that work?

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just ask other car owners around in your area and start going to shops and see what they quote you. make sure to ask what type of cars they work on or if they specialize in euro cars or something
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A better idea is to find a used undercover cop car, likely a Crown Vic, and pull up to your favorite body shop for an estimate with the vinyl letters INS stuck to the front doors. Fun.
Did it to Park Place Mercedes in Dallas (minus the INS stickers) and the body shop manager came out yelling bloody hell as his workforce was jumping the rear fence. Act ignorant. Fun.
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I would take your vehicle to a trustworthy and Highly recommended place.

One that is endorsed By Danny Bonaduce.

Earl Scheib - auto * paint * body * collision - Affordable Auto Painting Shop and Auto Body Repair

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This sure in NOT a macco done job....This Dino Paint job came out just awesome again it is all in the prep work.

The work was done at a friends restoration shop.

Even the primmer part of the job looks excellent and the entire paint job is done in a real paint booth.....
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^That looks like a really nice color. For that depth I presume a possible tricoat/base, color, pearl by any chance or just a good wet shot? On my Caddy Grand Nat'l 1rst Place Seville Elegant'e we went tricoat on the bottom color to yank some depth out of it.

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Nope thats a fully dry paint job ..... the dull shots is the paint itself! everyone thought it was the primmer it's not.... To make the finish look it was painted then hand wet sanded to a finish with 800 grit then very carefuly cleaned so it was spotless....

Then the entire car was done with 3 coats of clear so the end results is a "wet" look with intense depts to it.
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Maybe the forum should start a BMW body shop forum
Verticalscope / autoforums, the owners of this, and about 300 other forae, have a BMW forum as well VerticalScope - Driven by Enthusiasts
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If you have a MB look for an MBUSA certified repair shop. If you have a BMW, go to Maaco's.
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