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Discussion in 'New York Tri-State' started by Quasimotor, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. Quasimotor

    Quasimotor Formula Junior

    Jan 4, 2004
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    George Avgerakis
    Larry at Langka suggested I find a good spot repainter to take care of a small over-compounded spot on the hood of my red 84 QV. Anyone know of such a person in NY tristate area and can recommend? I live in Yonkers.
     
  2. tifosi

    tifosi F1 Veteran
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    you could try Wide world of cars - a sponsor of this board. They do great body work. Also recommend Classic coach in elizabeth nj
     
  3. BWS550

    BWS550 Wants to be a mod

    Apr 1, 2002
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    BRUCE WELLINGTON
    I AGREE WITH TOM

    CALL WWOC 845 425 2600 X 245, FOR JIM MURPHY, TELL HIM I SENT YA

    BRUCE
     
  4. TOM B

    TOM B Formula 3

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    I've used ORANGE COUNTY AUTOMOTIVE a number of times and have been extremely pleased with the results. They are in Warwick, N Y. Tell Bruno Tom Buckley sent you. 845-258-4444

    Tom
     
  5. djs308

    djs308 Formula Junior
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    Quasimotor, you have mail.
     
  6. technik1

    technik1 Formula Junior

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    If I may, being a NYS licensed collision appraiser myself, spot refinishing is a slight possibility if your hood is a metallic color, and even then only the most competent painter can accomplish that (WWOC, Classic Coach, or Daytona Cosmocar could pull it off). It requires expertly 'blending' the said area into the finish of the rest of the panel, so that there are no shadow effects in the metal of the paint, and the panel finish looks seamless.

    If it is a solid color, I would venture to say it is unlikely that a reputable paint shop would attempt it, as there will always be a noticable 'fingerprint' outline where spot painted.

    Still, I would recommend having the hood refinished as a whole, as I consider the hood the 'face' of the car.

    If it is an edge of the hood that is burned, it may be touched up nicely.

    Gus
    Technik 1
     
  7. Quasimotor

    Quasimotor Formula Junior

    Jan 4, 2004
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    Thanks everyone for your help. I've ordered the Langka to get the blob down to size and then I'll shoot a few photos and post here for your opinions. I am gratified to know there are those of you out there who don't think I'm nuts. My wife says, 'blob, smob, wait and see if you don't throw another dent on it first."

    Hmm
     
  8. notoboy

    notoboy F1 Rookie

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    Try Nick at Precision Auto Body in Mt. Vernon. He used to do the work for WWoC years ago before they got their own paint shop, and he is much less expensive for paint work.

    The work he's done on both of my cars is miraculous. He is BY FAR the best paint guy I have ever seen, and I am super anal when it comes to my cars. He touched up some parts of my TR that even professionals have not been able to tell, and managed to match the custom Verde Scuro Metalizzatio, factory custom color on my TR - amazing results!

    Precision Auto Body
    775 South 3rd Ave.
    Mt Vernon, NY
    (914) 664-7058
     
  9. Quasimotor

    Quasimotor Formula Junior

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    Just want to thank Notoboy for referring Nick Albierti at Precisione Auto Body in Mt. Vernon, NY. He was great, as were his two brothers, Carmine and Rocco. In addition to superb work, Nick's prices are incredibly affordable, and he gets personally involved with Ferrari work - lending many hours of advice, humor, experience and hard work - far beyond what money can buy. The full experience resulted in my next article for Forza, which should appear in the next ed.
     
  10. idoc

    idoc Karting

    Apr 30, 2005
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    I'm glad you were so satisfied, I will have to check them out myself to get the scratches repaired that were CAUSED by WWOC. I didn't want to start a thread on this but if my ferrari was broken and WWOC was the last repair shop on earth, I'd drive my Ford! A word to the wise DO NOT bring any older ferrari to WWOC for repair, unless you love aggravation, want and ulcer and have and endless money supply. They do not know what they are doing and will not stand behing their work when proven wrong.
     
  11. ghost

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    Sweet! Can't wait for the next issue to arrive in my mailbox.
     

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