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Paint Job Checklist Suggestions??

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I am having a complete paint job done (glass out etc).

Can anyone offer exactly what I should make sure the body shop does in regards to old paint removal, primer, etc. Any advice would be appreciated. The folks I am using are really good - had work done there on other cars, but we all know how special the 02 is:)

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Not sure how to answer that question but here are some thoughts:

What year is your car and what color (1974 Amazon Green)? There are differences on how the "grill" area is finished.

I know we say to let the body shop work with the products they are comfortable with, but have a conversation with the body shop about using House of Kolor clear.

One thing to consider is have the shutz cover the lips of fenders. These areas take a beating.

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Have them mask off the VIN on the inner fender. Not sure if that area is bare metal or primer. It should not be body color.

Seam sealer should be applied where you can.

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looks like silly putty... I think you should get the sunday cartoons and test it :)

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Nothing silly about anything he does! I borrowed his suspension rehab when I did mine. There is an abnormal amount of talent on the east coast. I am such a hack.

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Nice pics and thanks for the sealer note.

The car is a 1974, Amazon Green. What I am most worried about is that the nose ends up correct, and that the car is prepped correctly for paint.

I am going to be giving them new front and rear windshield seals, door seals, rear window seals, tail light assemblies, door lock/handle gaskets, rear mirror gasket, a couple of new pieces of belt trim and lower trim as well. All OEM.

I assume they are going to sand the car down prior to paint, but I don't think it will be back to bare metal.

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They should do what you want/will pay for/ and sign a contract for.

If they do not get down to bare metal, how will they/you ensure the rust is cared for?

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If you need a new headliner, now might be the time to do it, since you'll already have the seals/windshields out anyway.

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This is the time to reroute your rear drain tubes if you have a sun roof and if you are so inclined, reinforce your front end between the firewall and inner fenders. Plus reinforce your left motor mount.

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