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Old 11-14-2016, 05:57 PM   #151
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Entire car getting painted?
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Old 11-15-2016, 03:41 PM   #152
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Entire car getting painted?
It's just local repaire and paint. Insurance company would never pay for the whole car to be repainted. Bunch of cheap asses...

The more a look at it, the more I don't want to repainted the whole car. The body shop guy didn't like the idea of doing the whole thing anyways. He likes the look of it now with the character it's has now.

Maybe in the future I'll restore the whole car.
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Old 11-15-2016, 03:44 PM   #153
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Most places don't want to paint an entire car.
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Old 11-15-2016, 06:00 PM   #154
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I had USAA for years, then my wife got rear ended by another usaa member and they jerked me around for months while I paid for the repairs out of pocket (sorta like what you're doing)

It was a nightmare. I hope met life takes care of you eventually.
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Old 11-29-2016, 07:26 PM   #155
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It's finally home. Now I'm just waiting for a few more items and invoice, then it will be closed out.

Only images I have so far from phone. I parked the car at home and I am back at work.











Never know it was hit.

PalmersCustoms in Moorpark, CA. Did the bodywork.

The car will not leave the drive way until it has a new engine now.

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Old 11-29-2016, 07:28 PM   #156
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Better be done before the end of April! I want to grope that car









































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Old 11-29-2016, 07:44 PM   #157
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Sad to see the damage but the repair looks great. I too would enjoy eye-f**king the sh*t out of this car at Davis!
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Old 11-29-2016, 09:53 PM   #158
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They did a great job, looks fabulous!
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Old 11-30-2016, 01:00 AM   #159
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It's finally home. Now I'm just waiting for a few more items and invoice, then it will be closed out.

Only images I have so far from phone. I parked the car at home and I am back at work.


Never know it was hit.

PalmersCustoms in Moorpark, CA. Did the bodywork.

The car will not leave the drive way until it has a new engine now.
This looks great! Very happy to see it is back together. Can't wait to see this thing in person someday
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Old 11-30-2016, 12:38 PM   #160
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That repair work looks excellent. I am glad to see it back together again, as I am sure you are happy to have it fixed. Still planning on the supercharger?
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Old 11-30-2016, 04:48 PM   #161
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Yes. It's nice having it back. And the repair looks spot on. I'll try and get better images on the weekend.

Supercharger will go on.

I'm working out somethings with Ian, and other fun things for the car at the moment.
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Old 11-30-2016, 05:18 PM   #162
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Hows it drive?
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Old 11-30-2016, 06:00 PM   #163
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Hows it drive?
There was no structural damage ...etc. it was all superficial damage.

The ride is great. Stops alright, corners pretty well. I did miss driving it.

The engine though... not so much.

it has issues that needs to fixed.
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Old 12-03-2016, 03:46 PM   #164
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So, I finally got to look at the car under normal lighting and not being rushed back to work after I parked it in the driveway...

This is fender work.

The metal work is pretty awesome. The color matching is pretty spot on.



The only issue is this... They painted over very small, never noticeable lines in the paint before it was hit with out prepping it.









I was not notified of the potential issue that area would have, and it was not part of the accident repair cost.

The lines are extremely noticeable. It's rather unfortunate.

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Old 12-03-2016, 11:06 PM   #165
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That's bondo or paint shrinking/cracking. Factory paint will never do that.
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Old 12-03-2016, 11:24 PM   #166
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So you didn't put a straight fender on it?
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Old 12-04-2016, 07:35 AM   #167
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So you didn't put a straight fender on it?
I think the shop repaired the original fender.
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Old 12-05-2016, 08:01 PM   #168
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That's unacceptable. Are you going to bring it back and have them repaint the fender again?
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Old 12-05-2016, 10:40 PM   #169
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Looks like that fender now has clear coat on it while the rest of the car does not. Ask if they used single stage or 2 stage paint. In either case they should have prepped the entire fender and not just a blend job considering the fender showed signs of lines/ scratches/ whatever it is that is in that pic.
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Old 12-06-2016, 01:47 AM   #170
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Nah.. I'm not touching up the fender again for now.

The only option is to wet sand those parts to get rid of the difference in height, but that would make the paint waaay to shiny. It would look worst than the lines now. I'm not risking it.

It's clear coat yes.

It would cost too much to blend the fender into the rest of the car and by the **** standards and values insurance companies views cars at, it would total it. Body work is freaking expensive.

im closing out the claim asap so I can move to a better insurance.
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Old 12-06-2016, 09:38 AM   #171
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That's unacceptable. Are you going to bring it back and have them repaint the fender again?
Agreed. The body shop screwed up on that one. Bummer that it's a base/clear paint job on the fender, because with time it won't match the rest. If it were me, I'd still keep an eye out for a clean early blue fender to replace it with.

But on the bright side, it's back together and driving. And the rest of the car has some patina anyway, so it's not going to stand out as a nasty blemish on an otherwise perfect car. It's just a really clean and excellent looking, well-preserved, driver-condition car. Nothing in the world wrong with that!
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Old 12-06-2016, 10:01 AM   #172
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That looks like they painted over and old repair on the back part of that fender. If they had fixed that too, then they most likely would have had to blend the paint onto the left door.

I work at a body shop, and we run into this all of the time. The insurance companies will only pay to repair and paint the damage area. We put color or base over the primered repair, then we clear coat the entire panel. If you take the color/base all the way back to the rear edge of the panel then you'd see a significant color difference between the 2 panels. If they had fixed that rear area too then there would also have been a color difference to the door requiring blending.

Did they give you an estimate to fix the rear part of the fender and blend the door? Usually we give the customer the opportunity to pay out of pocket to fix the unrelated damages.

Take a thin magnet to different areas of the fender and it will show you how much bondo is in it.

IMO that fender should have been replaced, and the door should have been blended.
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Old 12-06-2016, 10:03 AM   #173
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Old 12-06-2016, 01:01 PM   #174
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That looks like they painted over and old repair on the back part of that fender. If they had fixed that too, then they most likely would have had to blend the paint onto the left door.

I work at a body shop, and we run into this all of the time. The insurance companies will only pay to repair and paint the damage area. We put color or base over the primered repair, then we clear coat the entire panel. If you take the color/base all the way back to the rear edge of the panel then you'd see a significant color difference between the 2 panels. If they had fixed that rear area too then there would also have been a color difference to the door requiring blending.

Did they give you an estimate to fix the rear part of the fender and blend the door? Usually we give the customer the opportunity to pay out of pocket to fix the unrelated damages.

Take a thin magnet to different areas of the fender and it will show you how much bondo is in it.

IMO that fender should have been replaced, and the door should have been blended.
From a restoration guys stand point versus a body/paint guy...
On a pristine original car I'm trying to preserve originality on I often do just one panel. And I'd never clear coat. To me clear coat stands out just as much as having a different shade of color. Production shops like to blend with clear because it's cheaper and easier than painting a panel multiple times if necessary to get the right shade. It's also important to rejuvenate the cars entire paint job first (high level professional cut/polish/wax) so proper matching can be done.
This is both expensive and time consuming. Often frustrating trying to get it right. But end result is worth it when trying to preserve a cars originality.
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Old 12-07-2016, 12:31 PM   #175
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you should buff out the old paint to color match the fender

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