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Old April 12, 2010, 03:45 PM
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truly beautiful work there bill/mnpctech. house of kolor ah i have used only automotive paint so far and i have stuck to a lot of plasti kote paint because it works great.

A quick question if you don't mind what's the best way to stop paint chips. I clear coat the hell outta it and let it Hardin fro as long as possible but still have trouble with chips was thinking it was the clear coat i am using. any suggestions you can pm me if you prefer or just tell me to get bent thank with any help. adn keep up the beautiful work. prices are cheap too
considering what it cost for a custom paint job 5 years ago on my tiburon.
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Old April 12, 2010, 04:35 PM
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Great information! Thank you.
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Old April 12, 2010, 04:51 PM
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Those are extremely reasonable prices. To paint a case on my own, PROPERLY, with proper paints and proper technique it cost me well over 300 dollars. that's not including the time I put into it.
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Old April 12, 2010, 09:05 PM
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+1 I think I had gotten an estimate from a buddy of mine who had interest in adding a PC to his portfolio that was giving me a ROUGH estimate of around 2-300 for a simple paintjob (not counting labour...professional automotive)
and that was material cost only
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Old April 13, 2010, 06:14 AM
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A lot of labor is involved before and after it's painted. Having to dismantle everything, removing and re-installing pop-rivets, taping off the back side of everything to prevent over spray. It took me an entire day to re-assemble the 800D.


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A quick question if you don't mind what's the best way to stop paint chips. I clear coat the hell outta it and let it Hardin fro as long as possible but still have trouble with chips was thinking it was the clear coat i am using. any suggestions you can pm me if you prefer or just tell me to get bent thank with any help. adn keep up the beautiful work. prices are cheap too
considering what it cost for a custom paint job 5 years ago on my tiburon.
I gather you had your car painted by somebody (5 yrs ago) Not only the Clear, but the correct surface preparation and adhesion promoter helps prevent paint from chipping. The stronger the bond to the surface, the more durable the paint finish. Not knowing what they did exactly, I can't offer any solutions, sorry.

A good coat of wax will help prevent chips.

If it's really bad where you live, ie: gravel or unswept streets, I would consider option of having protective film applied.
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Old April 13, 2010, 07:10 AM
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case looks awesome bill..I'm guessing its getting packed up and getting ready to be sent on its merry way to HWC?
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Old April 19, 2010, 12:56 PM
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Weeeee! Case here! My god it looks better in person than the photos can convey!


Plenty more updates and other "things" to come ;)
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Weeeee! Case here! My god it looks better in person than the photos can convey!


Plenty more updates and other "things" to come ;)


I think they got the wrong address on there, it's supposed to be my house.
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it's supposed to be my house.
Oh I'm sure there will be plenty of opportunity for that *wink*
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Are you going to take some pics/a video of it with your studio setup?
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