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Projects Just had Gene Winfield RE-PAINT my car! (Take 2)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by goldtele, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,681

    from Hypocrisy

    Amazing, what an animal he is.
  2. Like them both but really like the second one,..little less over the top and classier.

    I wouldnt have had the balls to ask him to redo mine, he could paint my Caddy in horse dung and I would still say it looked awesome.

    Amazing guy and great to read stories like this, it's nice when you read that the people that you admire and respect are decent down to earth people rather than egotistical jask asses.
  3. modeleh
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 380


    So how do you like the second paint job? Hard to tell because the pic with you standing beside GW, he is smiling and you aren't. I'd have a shit eating grin to stand next to that guy, no less have him paint my car twice. IMO, both versions are great. That's a really nice looking wagon.
  4. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,200


    Gene Winfield is amazing. That paint job turned out fantastic!
  5. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792

    Member Emeritus

    Honestly, I liked the first job. The yellow and plum colors did it for me, but he's a master and he must have seen something that didn't show in the first pics. Still a great job.
  6. goldtele
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 118


    I love the second paint job! The main issue that I should have put in the original post was the fact that the base coat and sealer were not sticking together they were still tacky after 6 weeks and were causing cracking in the paint. That is why I called Gene to come look at the car. We had the HOK rep come out he said pull the paint off Gene agreed and re did it. I could see how it was confusing in my first post. I wouldn't call up a hero of mine who I was able to get to paint my car in the first place just because "I didn't like the paint" It needed to be re done. I was heart sick thinking I lost my Winfield but he stepped up and fixed it for me. Gene is the man!
  7. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792

    Member Emeritus

    OoooK. Yea, paint that wouldn't dry wouldn't do it for me either.:D
  8. Fortress
    Joined: Sep 8, 2009
    Posts: 240


    That's a whole different story...looks good!
  9. Cutlassboy68
    Joined: Dec 3, 2011
    Posts: 593

    from Boone, Nc

    So did HOK step up and pay for the redo?

    Had a problem with a batch of primer and they paid to strip it back down and gave me more materials to redo.
    I love House of Kolors!
  10. I think so to.
  11. i edited this post.
  12. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 13,150

    from KCMO

    Wow looks great! Met Gene at Salina and shook his hand, was honestly about in shock over how nice he was that I froze up and felt like a little school girl walking away. Haha.

    Glad to hear everyone else's experances were as good :)
  13. Rattle Trap
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 358

    Rattle Trap

    I like the new paint better then the last job. Better choice on the roof for sure.
  14. Looks awesome!!! You are one lucky fuck!!!;)
  15. He's the real deal.
    Total class act!
  16. Not to mention he CAN and DOES work harder than ANY man of ANY age I've ever seen.
  17. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,372

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Gene Winfield is the Jack LaLanne of Custom car painting! He has phenomenal skills and a phenomenal personality. Like others have said, I can honestly say he's one of the nicest individuals I've ever met. A rare breed. Don Garlits is another that comes to mind.
  18. KustomCars
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 3,457

    from Minnesota

  19. He's an AMAZING MAN!!
  20. bonez
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,492

    from Slow lane

    That looks amazing man, absolutley beautiful.Really wanna see it all reassembled fast :)
    What sorta suspension are you runnin anyway?
  21. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 2,040

    Alliance Vendor

    Looks great! Killer paint job!! Gene rocks!
  22. All around great story and end result. Sorry it took two times, but great looking paint job!
  23. Offset
    Joined: Nov 9, 2010
    Posts: 1,706

    from Canada

    Beautiful car, colour is incredible. What a class act to come back and re do the car, I guess that is the definition of professionalism.
  24. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 3,455

    from Noo Yawk

    That paint job is faaaaaaaaaaaaaabulous! And so is Gene.
  25. Hammer Time
    Joined: Apr 21, 2008
    Posts: 34

    Hammer Time
    from Beach Side

    That is gorgeous!!
    Those pictures are keepers for sure.
  26. D-man313
    Joined: Mar 17, 2011
    Posts: 1,163


    Car looks great!! How did you get him to come to you and paint? Not once but twice!
  27. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,871

    Buddy Palumbo

    Now THERE'S something I never thought I'd hear , lol :D:D !!!!
  28. Skrap metal
    Joined: Jan 22, 2003
    Posts: 362

    Skrap metal

    gene comes from an era where your name and a handshake meant everything.
    he is a living legend in the custom world and yet not too much of a "rockstar"
    to care about a customers satisfaction...damn!!
  29. 55chrysler
    Joined: Jan 25, 2010
    Posts: 175

    from kelso wa

    I love the second job the best. Looks like you have a lot of hours of wet sanding and bufing ahead of you now. HAVE FUN!!! I see raw finger tips in your future.
  30. that second job is killer! though i am a fan of white roofs, that still is a 100% paint job. i do like sparkles too:D hope this one works out.

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