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Old 11-04-2007, 09:20 AM   #1
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New Paint or Cams>>>????**picsinside**

SO...I am going to college this coming semester and I have one more wallet busting mod I can perform. Im thinking should I repaint my car(sonic blue or oxford white idk) for 900. OR should I buy crane2s, cam gears, performance belt, all things to install. PLUS XCal for the cams(AROUND 1000 maybe more). I cant decide I have a mistmatched front bumper and the CF hoods clearcoat is spiderscracking SOOOO the car is due for a repaint even though it only has 70XXX it looks like crap. SO HERES MY QUESTION! Cams....or....Paint.


HERES a pic of the car...as you can see the side skirt look like crap and the front bumper is a shade off.....PS I fixed the gap on the hood in the pic I had just put it on


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From the sounds of it, you are already leaning toward the paint. I agree. The bumper and skirt doesn't look right being a shade off. I'd go with the paint, FTW.
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Old 11-04-2007, 09:54 AM   #3
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The thing is, you don't get much of a paint job for $900. If you are going to paint, wait a little longer and save up for a better quality job. For that price they may not paint the door jams and they may not finish it as well as a job that costs $2500 or more.

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This is directly from Shielb Auto Body..I dont know anything about paint so help me out if this sounds good or not!


PLATINUM SUPREME
AUTO PAINT SERVICE
WARRANTY:
Lifetime Warranty
Covers: Peeling, Cracking, Excessive Loss of Gloss

Chemical Cleaning and Dewaxing
Dual Action Machine Sanding for Adhesion & further Cleaning
Hand Sanded for Adhesion & further Cleaning
Air-blown Dust Removal
Careful Masking/Taping
Tack Cloth Cleaning
Complete Exterior Primer/Sealer
3 Full Exterior Coats of Acrylic Urethane Paint (Single Color)
2 Full Exterior Coats of Premium Quality High Solids Urethane Clear, a True Clear Topcoat
Ultra Violet Sunscreen Gloss Hardener
Pro-Tech Protection Plan
Exterior Cleaning
RETAIL PRICE $769*
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Yeah I can see the paint being a little off, but it's not too distracting in my opinion. It's not too bothersome if you don't fixate on it mentally. I'd go with stivo's suggestion and save up for a quality paint job. The switch from yellow to blue (or white) is somewhat of a big deal, and a half-assed paint job will definitely be more distracting than a bumper or side skirt being a slight shade off.

Another suggestion is the front bumper. It's all kinds of awesome, but the thin mesh on the lower grill is a little distracting and feels very empty. I'd go with a thicker mesh or invest in a larger radiator to fill the gap. The absence of fog lamps is a little distracting too. Did you have any plans to fill up those holes? Otherwise I think you've done a superb job on the exterior mods. Congrats!
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What stivo said. A $900 paint job sound like it wont last a year cause thats probably the warranty it comes with. Save up now for the paint and kiss your car splurging goodbye, college can be effing expensive.
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This is directly from Shielb Auto Body..I dont know anything about paint so help me out if this sounds good or not!


PLATINUM SUPREME
AUTO PAINT SERVICE
WARRANTY:
Lifetime Warranty
Covers: Peeling, Cracking, Excessive Loss of Gloss

Chemical Cleaning and Dewaxing
Dual Action Machine Sanding for Adhesion & further Cleaning
Hand Sanded for Adhesion & further Cleaning
Air-blown Dust Removal
Careful Masking/Taping
Tack Cloth Cleaning
Complete Exterior Primer/Sealer
3 Full Exterior Coats of Acrylic Urethane Paint (Single Color)
2 Full Exterior Coats of Premium Quality High Solids Urethane Clear, a True Clear Topcoat
Ultra Violet Sunscreen Gloss Hardener
Pro-Tech Protection Plan
Exterior Cleaning
RETAIL PRICE $769*
This sounds pretty decent, but then again I don't know much about paint jobs either. Personally I'd talk to the owner or guy who works there and ask them for a rundown of what all those things mean. I'd also try to get them to inspect my car and then ask questions about whether certain gaps (such as the door jambs) would be covered with the paint job. When you're paying that much money, you better be damn sure that they're clear on what the service covers. If they raise up an attitude and get all high and mighty about being professionals, they're not worth your time and money. Remember that you're paying THEM.
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I would normally say go before show but you need to clean up that exterior man..
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