OT - Truck Paint Shop?

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Submitted by XBoxBoy on July 1, 2019 - 4:13pm

Hey All,

I've got an old truck (1962) that is starting to rust. Before the rust gets too out of hand I'm thinking I should take it to a shop and get the rust repaired and the truck painted. I'm looking for a shop that does good quality work. (Although I have no plans to turn this into a show car.) Anyone got a recommendation for a paint shop? Feel free to private message me if you don't want to post.



Submitted by Coronita on July 1, 2019 - 4:29pm.

Pretty reasonable price: http://abxcollision.com/

One of the best body shops, and they work on all brands (unlike some snooty places)


Submitted by XBoxBoy on July 1, 2019 - 4:56pm.

Thanks Flu, I figured we had a couple of people on the board who had some ideas about this.

Anyone else?

Submitted by Coronita on July 1, 2019 - 7:38pm.

I forgot to mention that if you aren't looking for showroom finish...you can also try a mobile guy I use to use. He specializes in bumper repair, but also does resprays of body panels. I had him respray a few body panels that we're peeling clear coat.

It's roughly $200-300 per panel or half a bumper. Warning: the clear coat texture won't match and it comes out feeling like an orange peel. it you can also wet sand it and get a nice smooth finish. maybe cheaper if you go to his shop instead of him coming to your house.

I haven't used him for some time though...I do most of my own body work now on my beater since I wreck the paint racing it , I figure I don't need the best paint job... Just need to respray every do often...PM if you want his contract.

You can also get pretty decent results with the $60 Wagner hvlp sprayer as long as the paint isn't metallic. I've done that before the using a real spray gun and compressor. and you can get color matched base coat and clear coat at Napa Autoparts in Encinitas and Clairemont or any other Napa store that has a paint dept.

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