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Who has the best paint and body shop in the USA ?
« on: October 21, 2021, 10:20:39 PM »
I will start, my picks are FANTOMWORKS or Pepitos Paint & Body  of Hialeah.

But Pepito never had a TV show, so FANTOMWORKS wins as my choice of the best P & B in the USA  !
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Re: Who has the best paint and body shop in the USA ?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2021, 12:32:49 AM »
E.Scheib….”No ups,no extras….”

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Re: Who has the best paint and body shop in the USA ?
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2021, 12:35:53 AM »
Bill ups Restoration is pretty good.
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Re: Who has the best paint and body shop in the USA ?
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2021, 08:36:38 AM »
I think most of the good guys are either not with us anymore or getting ready to not do that kind of work anymore. I think what you need is a place that pretty much only restores certain cars. Example, for us a place that does Fords and will do research to do the car correct. Can you imagine a Mustang trunk in that spackel paint that GM uses?

Maybe a forum post that asks, Shop recommendation in your area? I know where I go in New York, but I am not there anymore, I have no idea where to go for anything where I am now. Perhaps, ship a car up to my guy in NY?
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Re: Who has the best paint and body shop in the USA ?
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2021, 09:03:12 AM »
My man EARL  !

my kinda people,  not fancy and down to earth, just like the paint jobs

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Re: Who has the best paint and body shop in the USA ?
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2021, 02:50:17 PM »
Changes every year. Just find the guy who did the sheet metal and paint on the winning Riddler car and you can't go wrong - maybe broke but not wrong.
PS I wouldn't let the Fantom Works guy fix my lawnmower.
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Re: Who has the best paint and body shop in the USA ?
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2021, 05:28:49 PM »
But you have to admit he does the "best brake test" in the world  !

Changes every year. Just find the guy who did the sheet metal and paint on the winning Riddler car and you can't go wrong - maybe broke but not wrong.
PS I wouldn't let the Fantom Works guy fix my lawnmower.
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Re: Who has the best paint and body shop in the USA ?
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2021, 07:00:20 PM »
But you have to admit he does the "best brake test" in the world  !

PS I wouldn't let the Fantom Works guy fix my lawnmower.

Wouldn't know the guy is too pathetic to watch.
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Re: Who has the best paint and body shop in the USA ?
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2021, 10:33:23 PM »
McCluskey's has an excellent paint shop.

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Re: Who has the best paint and body shop in the USA ?
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2021, 09:44:14 AM »
Acrylic, urathane, base coat, water base?
Which do you prefer?
C brown was cluing me in and complaining about the new water base paints>>>> EPA friendly paints.
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Re: Who has the best paint and body shop in the USA ?
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2021, 04:23:28 PM »
complaining about the new water base paints>>>> EPA friendly paints.

I have a friend who is a reps a warehouse of automotive paint suppliers. He gets me regular solvent based paints. He said since I'm not in business it's still legal for me to buy and use it.
So I can spray that evil product in my garage with no regard for the solvents I put in the air but a commercial operation that is even required to have extensive filtering systems for water borne products can't. Welcome to the insanity of CA laws.
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Re: Who has the best paint and body shop in the USA ?
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2021, 07:46:25 PM »
I don't know about paint and body, but I'd put Bob Perkins at the top of restoration shops.