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ColoradoJeep 06-27-2013 03:19 PM

BODY REPAIRS: Complete Panel Clearcoat and BASF Paints
 
Just had my baby (2012 GC LTD) repaired after a little parking lot scrape. ($800.00 so not bad). Learned that only the BEST body shops follow the practice of "clear coating" the entire repaired panel. Mine had just a football size area repainted (red) but they clear coated they entire panel end to end (the rear painted panel, side to side, just above the gray plastic). They said that partial clear coating can be a disaster down the road as washing & waxing will show that transitions/gaps from the old and new clear coat. Plus the said to use only a shop that shoots BASF paints as all the rest are crap!

bill_de 06-27-2013 05:21 PM

Re: BODY REPAIRS: Complete Panel Clearcoat and BASF Paints
 
I agree with clear coating an entire panel. But when someone says that every brand is crap except the one he uses ... you got yourself a BS artist.


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BobsWK2 06-27-2013 06:15 PM

Re: BODY REPAIRS: Complete Panel Clearcoat and BASF Paints
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bill_de (Post 849315)
I agree with clear coating an entire panel. But when someone says that every brand is crap except the one he uses ... you got yourself a BS artist.


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Also means the body shop guy gets the best deal $$$$ on BASF paint. :thumbsup:

tomk 06-27-2013 06:38 PM

Re: BODY REPAIRS: Complete Panel Clearcoat and BASF Paints
 
None of the big paint vendors sell crap.

clearcoating a full panel may or may not be an awesome idea; a good body tech knows what s/he can do and what the right answer is.

ColoradoJeep 06-27-2013 08:28 PM

Re: BODY REPAIRS: Complete Panel Clearcoat and BASF Paints
 
Coal Creek Collision could use DuPont or Sherwin Williams (they use to use DuPont exclusively) but chooses to use BASF and pay $80-100K more per year for paint. They said they save more than that amount with ZERO warranty and redo costs! Plus these people have two $300K spray booths and sonar frame alignment. Go check out some really GOOD shops before you blab about your opinions.

bill_de 06-27-2013 08:37 PM

Re: BODY REPAIRS: Complete Panel Clearcoat and BASF Paints
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ColoradoJeep (Post 849443)
Coal Creek Collision could use DuPont or Sherwin Williams (they use to use DuPont exclusively) but chooses to use BASF and pay $80-100K more per year for paint. They said they save more than that amount with ZERO warranty and redo costs! Plus these people have two $300K spray booths and sonar frame alignment. Go check out some really GOOD shops before you blab about your opinions.





That's a funny statement from somebody who is blabing a second hand opinion.:lol:


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tomk 06-28-2013 03:49 AM

Re: BODY REPAIRS: Complete Panel Clearcoat and BASF Paints
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ColoradoJeep (Post 849443)
Coal Creek Collision could use DuPont or Sherwin Williams (they use to use DuPont exclusively) but chooses to use BASF and pay $80-100K more per year for paint. They said they save more than that amount with ZERO warranty and redo costs! Plus these people have two $300K spray booths and sonar frame alignment. Go check out some really GOOD shops before you blab about your opinions.

I did, actually. Just had almost $9k in repairs done to my '07 after being rear-ended and sandwiched. Did a lot of research before choosing the shop. The shop has the fancy spray booths and the laser measuring system and blahbityblah.

The shop has a very good reputation in the local area. They did an awesome job. They prefer Spies-Hecker paint.

...tom


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