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Old 07-13-2012, 08:55 PM
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I have some rust at the rear sills on my '88 XJS. I've owned the car for a decade, and it has gotten progressively worse over time.

I also have a large scrape down my passenger door and passenger side rear wheel well, as well as a fairly large 'ding' in my driver's door.

Talked to a body shop about repairing the rust and other issues. They recommended repainting the entire car. The shop I talked to uses DuPont paint with a clearcoat.

I'm not opposed to this, but what sorts of questions should I be asking to ensure I get decent quality work? I'm not looking for show quality, just something that looks decent and will stand up over time.


Old 07-15-2012, 06:37 AM
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It would have some value if you could see a vehicle that was repainted by this shop and talk to the Owner- in other words references and some visuals (if the previous Owner had before shots that would be great). If the work is good and they provide the same individuals then you would have some confidence. Don't know if that is feasible?
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