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Old 1st March 2020, 10:15 AM
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BCS Cans and Wurth Silver Wheel paint both from Germany and a perfect match for our C Class W204 10 year old Cars....... The white paint is a perfect match, painting the rear bumper. Takes the Clear without a reaction as the paint from Super cheap did. Not a perfect job but from a couple of Meters back it looks good. $500 to paint the Bumper on a 10 year old Car .. no thanks.!
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Old 1st March 2020, 11:39 AM
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B $500 to paint the Bumper on a 10 year old Car .. no thanks.!
You're obviously going to the wrong body shops.
Why don't you give Jerry (or me) a call?
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Old 1st March 2020, 01:20 PM
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Cost benefit Michel....... Jerry wanted $500 for a simple repaint of the Bumper, just to clean it up. No damage. Ditto Alloy Wheels. I'm not interested in a concourse Car. ...!0 year old daily Drivers whether it be around the City or getting sand blasted on Country roads. Not worth one Cent more .. as long as a car is reliable and in safe condition.... who cares what neighbours think !!!
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Old 1st March 2020, 02:53 PM
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Sean; it would be money well spent for your own enjoyment.
I don't care what the neighbours do think or don't but I do care about what I see on my own cars.
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Old 1st March 2020, 05:24 PM
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Cost benefit Michel....... Jerry wanted $500 for a simple repaint of the Bumper, just to clean it up. No damage. Ditto Alloy Wheels. I'm not interested in a concourse Car. ...!0 year old daily Drivers whether it be around the City or getting sand blasted on Country roads. Not worth one Cent more .. as long as a car is reliable and in safe condition.... who cares what neighbours think !!!
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I'm surprised that Jerry quoted you that much for a simple respray... (that includes rubbing back, priming, base coat and clear - obviously not from Super Cheap
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Old 1st March 2020, 05:43 PM
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Sean,
I read all your posts regarding things that need to be done with your cars.
You like to keep them in good order.

I find your post surprising.

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Old 1st March 2020, 06:45 PM
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Canít image what it looks like after being attacked by so many pressure pack spray cans
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Old 2nd March 2020, 12:09 PM
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Ah , it has just occurred to me that the two people who don't admire my Paint handy work are the professional Workshops in our ranks. But from a couple of metres back it is no so bad !
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Old 2nd March 2020, 12:51 PM
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Ah , it has just occurred to me that the two people who don't admire my Paint handy work are the professional Workshops in our ranks. But from a couple of metres back it is no so bad !
It's got nothing to do with admiring Sean. (please don't be offended because it was never my intention).
We've all tried the pressure pack way at some stage and it never lasts.
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Old 2nd March 2020, 02:32 PM
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No problems Michel.... Hopefully the Wurths Wheel Silver will be ok as I understand that it is a German Formula O.E. specifically for Mercs.. Audis ..etc.
The White paint is also German and a perfect match to the factory paint, even though it is new to old. The car that has spent most of its life in our garage helps.
And yes I appreciate your response.
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Well Sean, I won't knock what you have done. You've made it quite clear that the car is a bit of a "work about" car (new terminology !) and probably didn't justify the $500.00 quoted by Jerry. It's all relative to the time factor and the amount the time is charged for.

If all fails, you can always start again - I have found that "Proper" Pressure packs can last well and give you a more than reasonable finish. A few yers ago I got caught with a professional painting a set of Bundts with what could only be described as inferior quality, and Parks and myself started afresh with those wheels and painted them in 2 pack Silver. I daresay that the owner of that car would still be over the moon, even five or six years on. His 6.9 is one of the very best in Australia. I would be reluctant to use Pressure Pack on wheels as they take an absolute hammering from all kinds of road conditions, and I may have advised you at the time to 2 pack rather than Pressure Packs. I still maintain that attitude as far as wheels are concerned. Regards Styria

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Old 2nd March 2020, 04:57 PM
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Quite so Styria, it is horses for courses and cost benefit.
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