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    Looking for good painter on west coast

    Hey guys/gals,

    Looking for a good independent paint/body shop to do a respray of my 73 RS clone in single stage glasurit. Does anyone have a contact on west coast preferably in California? I would even consider Oregon or Nevada or Arizona if the person does good work and will work through job efficiently.

    Any good leads appreciated. I’m aware of the top end shops so looking for other choices. Thanks.
    Last edited by Rusty911; 08-22-2023 at 08:48 AM. Reason: Typo

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    Senior Member VintageExcellen's Avatar
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    I wouldn’t worry about glasurit only paint - Sikens and PPG are what most are using these days but people love to say glasurit because it sounds original. In reality you need to go with the materials that the guy doing the work is used to using. When finished I’ve never been able to tell what brand paint was applied - only if the prep work was done right and you have good adhesion.

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    I hear you but for me it has to be Glasurit 22 line and just wouldn’t feel good about painting it with another brand but don’t want this thread to turn into a debate. Just looking for a good body shop that will prep and shoot it and do some minor bodywork beforehand.

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    not sure many body shops use 22 line any more in California. I painted my car in 1999 and had to dig to find a shop using 22 line. Its about air pollution standards in Calif. I would go to some other state.
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    You should talk to Shane East of East Auto Body in Orange, CA. He's a very capable painter who learned from his father and has a ton of experience with getting a period-correct color out of modern paints. His number is 714-305-0254. I hope you aren't in a hurry - he's pretty well-known around here.

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    Thanks Todd. I’ll give him a call and get more info. I’m not in a hurry. Finding the right person is more important.

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    Senior Member VintageExcellen's Avatar
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    Glasurit 22 line still available in California, it’s all waterborne material now so it is compliant. A few Porsche shops have stop using it because what they are getting now is having issues with curing.

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    Senior Member Scott A's Avatar
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    There is a guy who paints mostly 356 in Scotts valley. Near Santa Cruz.
    Mark Miletich.
    He does a lot of hand work and will make things nice.
    I gave him one of my sata paint guns.

    And there are several places in remote California that don’t have paint restrictions.
    And Mark can get solvent based glasurit.

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    Senior Member Chris Pomares's Avatar
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    My understanding is some of the tints are NLA. I had 2 paint stores try to match my Bahama Yellow paint on my car with Glasurit 22 and couldn't match it. They said a tint or two had either changed or were NLA. I can't remember which. Someone had keyed my drivers door.
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    Since Glasurit is now owned by BASF.....and most of its paint now being used is water based....why does it matter so much?
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