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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by old32, Dec 23, 2020.

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  1. Lloyd's paint & glass
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    Lloyd's paint & glass
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    I like turning a piece of junk into a sharp car, but if I'm not gonna get paid i might as well work on my car lmao!
     
  2. anthony myrick
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    My first paint job was $100 plus materials.
    50 Ford truck. I was 17.
    Owner sanded it.
    Glazing putty over rust holes. Newspaper masking with cheap household tape
    Had to hold a flashlight with the paint gun cause the guy only had one light in the shop
    Single stage Western metallic.
    Looked awful
    Guy loved it cause I gave him exactly what he wanted.
    The 15k plus paint jobs, 6 and 7 figure restos and customs and high end wrecks The same thing happened.
    Customer was happy cause we did what was expected.

    The guy with the ugly 50 Ford with his cheepo paint loved that truck. He drove it.
    The last nice car I built sits in a garage.

    all this crap is relative.
     
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  3. old32
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    nice
     
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  4. anthony myrick
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    Believe me. That truck was anything but nice:)
     
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  5. glrbird
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    My buddy wanted to paint his truck, got some white paint for water towers and industrial equipment, sprayed it with a little hardner, looked great, even years later after sitting in the HOT Texas sun for years. Why is automotive paint so FREEKIN high?
     
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  6. anthony myrick
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    It’s petroleum based products. (Most)
    There are a lot of great low cost products.
    The top of the line base coats are for matching OEM colors. A lot of time is spent working for the best formulations of colors.
    The name brand stuff sponsors race teams, and finances a ton of equipment for body shops.
    I’ve seen paint companies buy bass boats, pay for fishing and hunting trips to get shops to buy their products. Unfortunately, most shop owners don’t realize this ‘free’ stuff is paid for with every product they purchase.
    Don’t forget the paint reps and car shows like SEMA, goodguys, power tour.......
     
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  7. ssffnomad
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    Post #18 & #19. The Nomad Liftgate gentlemen’s name is Jerry Cabunoc. He is still at it .
     
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  8. stanlow69
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    The people who put out sub par work are going to be busy. The people who put out average types of work are going to be busy. People who put out professional work are going to be busy. In the end, what kind of work do you want to do.
     
  9. RJP
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    That's not the real problem. It's the shops doing sub par and average work charging for professional work that's the real problem. It's been my experience that the more they charge, the more bullshit I gotta listen to. Over the years I've informed many of these so-called 'professional' shops that I don't pay extra for their bullshit. Quality work done at fair prices never needs bullshit excuses.
     
  10. Dick Stevens
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    Time to stop hijacking this thread which is supposed to be about the build of a 57 Nomad, not all this other BS!
     
  11. 47 ford
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    HOLY COW 30K thats nuts
     
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  12. old32
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    old32

    thanks
     
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  13. 47 ford
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    old 32
    you seem like a real down to earth guy, and that's great in my book
    any updated pictures
     
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  14. old32
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    thank you so much
     
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  15. I'm just wondering if the "gals" come with your paint work?
    lol - Just kidding with you. I appreciate the pics.
     
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  16. old32
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    i wish they did thank you
     
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