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      01-03-2013, 11:45 AM   #1
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Repaint now or wait until Spring?

Just had a landscaping truck lose a bunch of rocks on the highway that ended up damaging my hood and passenger side fender which need to be repainted My clear bra will also need to be replaced on those panels. Would it make a difference as far as the paint curing if I wait until it gets warmer to have my car repainted? I plan on letting a month pass prior to reinstalling the clear bra.
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id wait until spring comes around.. then you dont have to worry too much about the climate messing with your paint
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id wait until spring comes around.. then you dont have to worry too much about the climate messing with your paint
do you have experience with auto paint?
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Just had a landscaping truck lose a bunch of rocks on the highway that ended up damaging my hood and passenger side fender which need to be repainted My clear bra will also need to be replaced on those panels. Would it make a difference as far as the paint curing if I wait until it gets warmer to have my car repainted? I plan on letting a month pass prior to reinstalling the clear bra.
the last time I spoke to you was over a year ago. Sorry to hear about your car.

Several years ago, I had to respray my hood on my Lexus due to an unfortunate event very similar to yours. The shop that did the job bake the paint in so the curing process was shorter. Generally, they say "no wax and no polish" for 30 days. A good shop will factor in the atmospheric pressure as well as temperature. they will make proper adjustments in their approach at different time of the year. I don't see any difference in getting it done now versus 6 months from now. Besides, it is probably driving you crazy right now having to look at the "Jack-up" front end everyday..... knowing how much you like and enjoy your car. The key is to to find a good paint shop. Good luck with this.


BTW.... do you have any more parts to sell. LOL
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the last time I spoke to you was over a year ago. Sorry to hear about your car.

Several years ago, I had to respray my hood on my Lexus due to an unfortunate event very similar to yours. The shop that did the job bake the paint in so the curing process was shorter. Generally, they say "no wax and no polish" for 30 days. A good shop will factor in the atmospheric pressure as well as temperature. they will make proper adjustments in their approach at different time of the year. I don't see any difference in getting it done now versus 6 months from now. Besides, it is probably driving you crazy right now having to look at the "Jack-up" front end everyday..... knowing how much you like and enjoy your car. The key is to to find a good paint shop. Good luck with this.


BTW.... do you have any more parts to sell. LOL
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You know a good paint shop in the East Bay? BMW Concord's body shop said they do bake the paint after spraying, but I think I'll wait until it gets warmer so the car can sit in the sun a bit before I have the clear bra reinstalled.
You can p/u my oe front sway bar for free if you want; it's stiffer than what's on your car; might reduce front roll a bit and won't affect ride quality.
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Hey P
You know a good paint shop in the East Bay? BMW Concord's body shop said they do bake the paint after spraying, but I think I'll wait until it gets warmer so the car can sit in the sun a bit before I have the clear bra reinstalled.
You can p/u my oe front sway bar for free if you want; it's stiffer than what's on your car; might reduce front roll a bit and won't affect ride quality.
Unfortunately, I am not familiar with any body shops in the East Bay. Out of curiosity, how much are they charging you for the respray?

BTW.... are you out of retirement yet???? and I will take you up on the offer. Thanks. I doing a side job in Orinda next weekend maybe I could come over and pick it up. You will never guess what I am doing on the side these days...
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