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Old 11-02-2016, 11:16 AM   #1
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Hi folks -- hope you are doing well. I wanted to check to see if anyone has had a good experience with a paint / body shop on the bay area by any chance for painting an A coupe.

I have a 56 A coupe that has been in the shop for almost 3 years getting some body work done and is basically done, except for paint. It has been primered and is ready to go, but the guy working on it is dragging his feet and actually moving his shop to another part of N CA.

Been too long in the shop and am hoping to get this project done so figured I would ask if anyone has had a good experience. Thanks in advance!

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Old 11-02-2016, 01:01 PM   #2
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Altissimo Restoration is between Napa and american canyon there prices are a little steep but you get what you pay for they do amazing work i would say base price would start at 10-12k and up from there depending on how crazy you want to go. the owners name is brandon really great guy, he has done quite a few Porsche's in the last couple years (911, 356, 914)
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Thanks -- will check them out!
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Make sure you get the Glasurit or ppg paint. The paint alone with primers, etc is $3-$5k. Then get preared to spend another $10-$20 for labor... Assuming you want a nice job. It's sickening how much it costs
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Thanks -- agree on the cost side! Unfortunately don't have much of a choice with what the car is worth now
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the funny thing is the 356 is a VW bug, or pretty darn close. I doubt they would charge $30k to paint a bug. But since a 356 is worth more.... Well, you get the picture
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Haha -- I agree! It is a much better looking bug though I must say

Is that your CGT? Looks beautiful!
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Haha -- I agree! It is a much better looking bug though I must say

Is that your CGT? Looks beautiful!
Thank you! It WAS my CGT. I drove it all the time and sold it with 19k miles for $235 or something like that around 2009. Oops.
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Brutal. That is one heck of a deal for the guy who bought it!
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Isn't Del still doing restoration painting in San Jose?
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