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PostPosted: June 17, 2019, 3:44 pm 
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But, as far as ICBC cutting you a cheque, I'm not sure they do that anymore.


Good news......ICBC has agreed to cut a cheque.….good thing as I've already started repairs.


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PostPosted: July 12, 2019, 1:00 pm 
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So what started as some moderate body damage repair, has turned into a complete respray.

Plus, I plan to do a color change.....always liked the 'Prisoner' colors (BRG, Yellow)..so I'll probably go that route.

This is my first attempt at a complete respray, so much learning ahead of me.

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PostPosted: July 14, 2019, 4:51 pm 
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Primed.


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PostPosted: July 17, 2019, 1:03 pm 
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Take-offs complete....awaiting cut and polish.

(By the time I'm done, I'll know what I'm doing)


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PostPosted: July 17, 2019, 2:27 pm 
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Looking good!


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PostPosted: July 18, 2019, 7:55 am 
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Colors and painting quality look really good. Well done, Sir!
I'm also happy to see that somebody else brings body panels into the dining room to cure.

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It does indeed look good. And, that's the lowest, low cost spray booth I've ever seen - green poly tarps. Gotta be a little dark though. Still, "the proof is in the pudding" and the pudding must be pretty good 'cause it made it to the dining table. :wink:

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Ooohhh. Nice, shiny fresh paint. Looks like John Deere colors you got there. JK. :mrgreen:

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Still, "the proof is in the pudding" and the pudding must be pretty good 'cause it made it to the dining table.
Bubba said, "I don' see no dam puddin!" He's kind of literal minded sometimes... :mrgreen:

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Now to wait a few days for paint to cure...then cut/polish, and reassemble.

Overall, the experience was pretty satisfying. It's a heck of a learning curve but I've got a real good paint shop close by who were very helpful (and patient).

And the bonus is that I now own a compressor, two HVLP paint guns, and a Makita paint polisher (all used once).


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And what car project wouldn't be complete without the customary living room shot:


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Very nice. Did the insurance check cover the tools as well? If so, that's a decent deal. I noticed a powerfist logo in one of the pictures, then remembered you're from Canada too. I did my car with a similar booth, vapour barrier stapled to the unfinished ceiling of the garage around my car. Almost looked like a scene from the tv show Dexter.
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Love what you've done with the place! TWWTFM wants to know if you're married... She says that last shot looks like my living room when we met. :mrgreen:

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turbo_bird wrote:
Very nice. Did the insurance check cover the tools as well? If so, that's a decent deal. I noticed a powerfist logo in one of the pictures, then remembered you're from Canada too. I did my car with a similar booth, vapour barrier stapled to the unfinished ceiling of the garage around my car. Almost looked like a scene from the tv show Dexter.
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The insurance payout covered about half the cost of respray. Can't believe how costly automotive paint can be.


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