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I asked my neighbor (Body Shop Owner) to get some paint prices for the Red. Here is what he sent me. (Copy and pasted) (I may need two Gallons to be safe or for future repairs)

 

paint price omni the label you sent    $267.70  @ gallon

 

shopline premium (better omni)         353.70  @ gallon

 

PPG DBC                                            $1306.00  @ gallon  ( holy crap!!)

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Whoa!  But do you really need two gallons?  Isn't it usually mixed 50/50 with reducer thus making two gallons out of one?  No point in having $267.70 sitting on the shelf for multiple years and then finding it to be spent when you may possibly need it. 

 

 

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32 minutes ago, JohnD1956 said:

Whoa!  But do you really need two gallons?  Isn't it usually mixed 50/50 with reducer thus making two gallons out of one?  No point in having $267.70 sitting on the shelf for multiple years and then finding it to be spent when you may possibly need it. 

 

 

 

Have you watched my videos? I screw up a lot.  Not sure yet how much to get but I will be using the Shop line. I think I have enough left from doing the firewall I could do the interior of the trunk. Most of that will be covered up anyway.

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If you're using PPG shopline, just use DC4000 clear.  It's under $500 a gallon including hardener.  $1300 a gallon for clear is pretty tough.  The base prices are in line.

 

You can get away with a less expensive base if you use a quality clear with good UV protection.  Stick with the same brand base-to-clear.

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You know the old saying that the way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time….

 

I was very tired and not feeling the best Saturday morning and I started thinking about this huge elephant I have in my garage. (The Buick) I was starting to get overwhelmed by how much I have yet to do. So I when back in the house and started looking at all the restoration photos, and realized I was on the home stretch. I went back out and started working on covering up the roof and when Sue got up we moved the hood outside and started sanding.... One bite at a time…… One bite at a time……

 

 

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5 hours ago, Mudbone said:

You know the old saying that the way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time….

 

I was very tired and not feeling the best Saturday morning and I started thinking about this huge elephant I have in my garage. (The Buick) I was starting to get overwhelmed by how much I have yet to do. So I when back in the house and started looking at all the restoration photos, and realized I was on the home stretch. I went back out and started working on covering up the roof and when Sue got up we moved the hood outside and started sanding.... One bite at a time…… One bite at a time……

 

 

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Huge respect for the work you are doing. I can only imagine the amount of work needed to do the body and paint work yourself, but the satisfaction when you piece by piece eat the elephant must be good. All projects have to go through the valley of despair, keep chipping away. Huge respect.

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9 hours ago, 57Century said:

I was starting to get overwhelmed by how much I have yet to do.

Take a break and go for a drive in your other one...then dive in!

Sanding off the guide coat means it is 90% finished.

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20 hours ago, Mudbone said:

You know the old saying that the way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time….

 

I was very tired and not feeling the best Saturday morning and I started thinking about this huge elephant I have in my garage. (The Buick) I was starting to get overwhelmed by how much I have yet to do. So I when back in the house and started looking at all the restoration photos, and realized I was on the home stretch. I went back out and started working on covering up the roof and when Sue got up we moved the hood outside and started sanding.... One bite at a time…… One bite at a time……

 

 

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When the project is in paint the end is near!   

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My wife got me good yesterday. I was searching for my wire harnesses to see if any repairs were needed. I could not find the main engine harness and then I realized I left it connected to the dash board when I pulled it out. Then I found the interior harness. I showed it to my wife and she said I hope you plan on replacing that! Why I said it will clean up and there are no broken wires and no one will ever see it. Then she got me…  Then why did you spend so much time on the under seat heater if no one is ever going to see it?  Bam, Got Ya!  (Wow, that Hurt!)

 

 

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1 hour ago, Mudbone said:

Then why did you spend so much time on the under seat heater if no one is ever going to see it?

Give me a flashlight and some knee pads and I will look at it to be sure it is correct.

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On 10/4/2020 at 3:42 PM, Mudbone said:

My wife got me good yesterday. I was searching for my wire harnesses to see if any repairs were needed. I could not find the main engine harness and then I realized I left it connected to the dash board when I pulled it out. Then I found the interior harness. I showed it to my wife and she said I hope you plan on replacing that! Why I said it will clean up and there are no broken wires and no one will ever see it. Then she got me…  Then why did you spend so much time on the under seat heater if no one is ever going to see it?  Bam, Got Ya!  (Wow, that Hurt!)

 

 

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 Women! Gotta love 'em.     

 That heater does not look much different than mine. Wonder if the blower motor will interchange!

 

  Ben

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On 10/4/2020 at 4:42 PM, Mudbone said:

My wife got me good yesterday. I was searching for my wire harnesses to see if any repairs were needed. I could not find the main engine harness and then I realized I left it connected to the dash board when I pulled it out. Then I found the interior harness. I showed it to my wife and she said I hope you plan on replacing that! Why I said it will clean up and there are no broken wires and no one will ever see it. Then she got me…  Then why did you spend so much time on the under seat heater if no one is ever going to see it?  Bam, Got Ya!  (Wow, that Hurt!)

 

You cleaned up the under seat heater because like me...you would lay awake at night knowing the heater was not restored to the best that it could be.  Sure no one sees it...but you do in your minds eye. 

 

 

 

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