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[*] posted on 11-2-2018 at 04:00 PM
New paint for an old car?


One of my Kias has never been to Baja before, but I plan on using it there soon. It was repainted once before I owned it, and the cheap paint is fading badly.

It has low milage, and is in good enough shape to justify painting it, even though I intend to abuse it off road! Time is a factor, it would have to be a quick turn around of not more than a couple of days!

Anybody have good results in a similar situation? I plan on making it to La Paz for some dental work, but would consider some other place from San Felipe or Guerrero Negro south.

One other question, if I get a good recommendation here, should I get the paint NOB, or are local shops able to do a good match to factory paint?




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[*] posted on 11-2-2018 at 04:22 PM


I have had 3 vehicles painted in Baja...One was good, one was Ok, One was atrocious...Good luck



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[*] posted on 11-2-2018 at 04:47 PM


Quote: Originally posted by chuckie  
I have had 3 vehicles painted in Baja...One was good, one was Ok, One was atrocious...Good luck



OK would be fine with me, if the savings was worth having it done SOB. I am not restoring a classic, but this pig deserves new lip stick that is not faded and peeling!




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[*] posted on 11-2-2018 at 05:30 PM


They will never be able to match the factory color. If you are insisting on the factory color bring it with you. Otherwise, Pacifico yellow w/ blue trim is a fine choice!



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[*] posted on 11-2-2018 at 06:09 PM
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I live near La Bufadora and have had 3 paint jobs here. 1 ok 2 great it's like anywhere else you get what you pay for.in the future when need arises I will have it done here. even a quality job is cheaper than in the States.
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[*] posted on 11-2-2018 at 06:56 PM


The are going to need more than a few days for the paint to cure so they can wet sand.
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[*] posted on 11-2-2018 at 09:57 PM


Quote: Originally posted by tobias  
The are going to need more than a few days for the paint to cure so they can wet sand.


Listen to him.

Few days is not enough. Primer has to dry properly as does paint and clear coat.

Why paint it?
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The desert, she turn everything to chitt.




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[*] posted on 11-3-2018 at 08:15 AM


Have someone do a wrap, might last longer? Don't know what they cost?
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[*] posted on 11-3-2018 at 09:15 AM


It looks like I need to do some homework on understanding automotive paint jobs! I was more concerned with the prep work rather than curing time, and clear coat is not something I need or want.

I may have to re-think this project. I don't want to rush the job as much as I don't want to be without wheels very long while I am there.




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[*] posted on 11-5-2018 at 08:09 AM
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Call Erik in La Paz at 612-122-7192. He does really fine work. Located by the propane gas plant out on the road to Todos Santos. You car gets sprayed inside a bay and not out in the dirt and wind. Imagine that! Not sure about timing but if you talk to him he might be able to speed things up. Great guy to work with.



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[*] posted on 11-5-2018 at 08:36 AM


Quote: Originally posted by BFS  
Call Erik in La Paz at 612-122-7192. He does really fine work. Located by the propane gas plant out on the road to Todos Santos. You car gets sprayed inside a bay and not out in the dirt and wind. Imagine that! Not sure about timing but if you talk to him he might be able to speed things up. Great guy to work with.


Thank you for the referral! I hope he has some English skills, my Spanish is very basic. He would know best if I should bring my paint with me or get it there.




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[*] posted on 11-5-2018 at 11:40 AM


I am looking to paint my car in TJ.

All the bodyshops in my area do insurance repairs and won't touch painting, even with a 45 year longtime bodyshop owner friend.

All the allowed paints are water based in Ca. One friend suggested going to TJ or across the border into Arizona for a better two stage acrylic enamel.

One recommendation I just got in TJ from another friend was Carroceria y Pinturas del Pacifico on Arias Bernal #462, Colonia Central Zona Norte, which is near the border, sort of.

Decade ago I had pretty good results painting a van down there. I am sure it can be a hit or miss proposition. At least a more durable paint can be used.

If I go ahead and do it, I will report back. Anybody else, do the same.

Thanks to all here.



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[*] posted on 11-5-2018 at 12:07 PM


Good point about what California restricts from use or sale. I tried to find turpentine last year and failed!

I may shop for paint in Nevada on the way down to the border, if any Baja body shop thinks I need to.




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[*] posted on 11-5-2018 at 12:28 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Arizona is another possibility to get things the nut jobs in California have made illegal, like jerry cans with vents (so they can be emptied) plastic straws and free grocery bags.



Are you not one of those "nut jobs"? Why anyone stays there eludes me.
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[*] posted on 11-5-2018 at 12:31 PM


Most new cars have water based paint. You people whining about missing VOC based paint are dinosaurs that are operating on old info.
You should be thanking the environmental nuts that drive the ban of toxins - mfgs always find a solution after you force them to stop selling poison :light:

Most of you whiners would be dead from air pollution, water pollution, smoking or driving w/o seat belts, if it were not for the efforts of consumer advocates and nuts you despise.

[Edited on 11-5-2018 by mtgoat666]




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[*] posted on 11-5-2018 at 12:38 PM


Get it Line Xed. One day process.

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[*] posted on 11-5-2018 at 12:51 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Quote: Originally posted by chippy  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Arizona is another possibility to get things the nut jobs in California have made illegal, like jerry cans with vents (so they can be emptied) plastic straws and free grocery bags.



Are you not one of those "nut jobs"? Why anyone stays there eludes me.


Have you heard the term, 'if I could I would'?
I was born here and it is sad that a place that once had the best schools in America and prosperity for all has been put into reverse by the "progressives" taking us back to horse and buggy-era living conditions. Hey, we do have a billion dollar bullet train under construction that goes from nowhere to someplace else, in the Central Valley!




Whats holding you back? I too was born and raised in the same (no. SD county) area. I left the state over 20 years ago. Moved my a$$ets to a much friendlier state tax wise. Its easy! Just do it.
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[*] posted on 11-5-2018 at 01:39 PM


SOB!,Boo-Hoo!



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[*] posted on 11-5-2018 at 02:14 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Seriously, right? LOL
I am loving it here, still...You can't beat the climate!
I feel a little sorry for chippy... oh, and you... Kansas???!!! wow


Complainers live to complain. California is a better place when the complainers leave!
Chippy left california, and 20 years later he regrets his decision to move to nowhere-hot-desert-hellhole, so he spends his time here complaining!




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[*] posted on 11-5-2018 at 02:48 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Seriously, right? LOL
I am loving it here, still...You can't beat the climate!
I feel a little sorry for chippy... oh, and you... Kansas???!!! wow


Complainers live to complain. California is a better place when the complainers leave!
Chippy left california, and 20 years later he regrets his decision to move to nowhere-hot-desert-hellhole, so he spends his time here complaining!




Wrong on so many levels. Really regret leaving the most over crowded over taxed state in the union? Good luck on living to see equity at your age buying in this way overpriced market. You probably have a mortgage.

I just sold my last ca. property last month. :lol::lol::lol:

Desert hellhole? Thats where my renters live not me.:light:

What a pair you two who live in the least desireable parts of so. ca.

I never lived east of I5.

[Edited on 11-5-2018 by chippy]
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