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Old 03-08-2015, 02:51 PM   #1
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In a dilemma about grill

So I bought an unpainted heritage grill, pretty cheap on eBay, me being the dumb one, I decided to save some more and paint it myself. I'm a perfectionist and it had a couple flaws, so I decided to just start sanding the whole thing back down, which is a major pain, and I only have a small part sanded down now. My question is would I be better off to just spend $300 to buy one online that's already painted, or just continue sanding on mine, and take it to a body shop and have them paint it? I'm figuring they are probably gonna charge $150-$175 or so just to paint it.
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Old 03-08-2015, 03:03 PM   #2
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Send it to Lupe, at River City Creations & let him fix it all up & paint it. I think it would be worth the money . His work is great.

He charges $370.00 for a brand new grill painted. But see what he would charge to just paint yours .
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Old 03-08-2015, 03:07 PM   #3
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Send it to Lupe, at River City Creations & let him fix it all up & paint it. I think it would be worth the money . His work is great.

I've seen some of his work, and it's amazing. But I'm afraid paying shipping both ways, would get expensive.
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Old 03-08-2015, 03:32 PM   #4
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buy a new one and sand and paint the one you have. and then sell it and make some of your money back. I would get the new one from Maureen
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Old 03-08-2015, 03:34 PM   #5
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buy a new one and sand and paint the one you have. and then sell it and make some of your money back. I would get the new one from Maureen

That's a good idea. Thanks! Who is Maureen?
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Old 03-08-2015, 03:47 PM   #6
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http://www.rodgerschevrolet.com/ ask for her she will do right by you on any part you need for your car. many people on Camaro 5 have used her. maybe someone that has used her can let this guy know he is in good hands with Maureen
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Old 03-08-2015, 04:02 PM   #7
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A body shop should be able to paint it for a lot less than $150, it's a small part.
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Old 03-08-2015, 04:06 PM   #8
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When I wanted to get my strut tower brace painted, I took it to the dealer. I figured they would have the correct paint in stock, or had the code to easily whip it up. They only charged me $60. No shipping to deal with, just dropped it off and picked it up. I would think the grill would cost about the same.
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Old 03-08-2015, 04:08 PM   #9
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When I wanted to get my strut tower brace painted, I took it to the dealer. I figured they would have the correct paint in stock, or had the code to easily whip it up. They only charged me $60. No shipping to deal with, just dropped it off and picked it up. I would think the grill would cost about the same.

Did they have to mask off your strut tower brace? With this grill, it will have to be masked, which has to be quite detailed
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Old 03-08-2015, 08:44 PM   #10
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http://www.rodgerschevrolet.com/ ask for her she will do right by you on any part you need for your car. many people on Camaro 5 have used her. maybe someone that has used her can let this guy know he is in good hands with Maureen
I've used Maureen for a number of purchases. Actually waiting now for delivery of a heritage grille through her. She had one in stock, but wouldn't ship it because several of the grill fins weren't straight. She ordered another one in rather than ship that one to me. They (Rodgers Chevrolet, Maureen and Becky) are truly a class act. Great to work with!
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Old 03-08-2015, 08:49 PM   #11
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How do you get in touch with her, I emailed her 4 times she replied once then never again been 4 days since then. Really don't see why she gets so much praise?
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Old 03-08-2015, 10:10 PM   #12
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Haven't seen a pic of your ride, but here is a thought. Maybe you can work out a theme, which includes you plasti dippin the grille instead. This may work out for you and look very nice indeed, but it all depends on the theme of your red Camaro.

I always try and work around with what I've got already, as opposed to the other way around, the former tends to cost less .
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I've used Maureen for a number of purchases. Actually waiting now for delivery of a heritage grille through her. She had one in stock, but wouldn't ship it because several of the grill fins weren't straight. She ordered another one in rather than ship that one to me. They (Rodgers Chevrolet, Maureen and Becky) are truly a class act. Great to work with!
Maureen and Becky for the win! Definitely get your part here! Give them time...they will get back to you. 4 days is nothing to get quality and professional service!
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Old 03-09-2015, 05:36 AM   #14
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buy the painted one.. I did and installed right out the box... better than messing with an unpainted part to try to match the paint.
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:34 AM   #15
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Quit sanding it. A body shop can do that and I highly doubt it will cost anything extra.
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:37 AM   #16
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Quit sanding it. A body shop can do that and I highly doubt it will cost anything extra.
bodyshops charge for everything. I bet they will charge more because they have to fix what he did
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:42 AM   #17
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Maureen was great. i bought my grill from her. It had 1 bent fin, she missed it going out. Gave her a call and she sent another one right out. Had it in 2 days.

As far as OP emailing. Just stop emailing and pick up the phone. I know at my work there arte so many emails and it is easy to overlook some.
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:48 AM   #18
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Maureen was great. i bought my grill from her. It had 1 bent fin, she missed it going out. Gave her a call and she sent another one right out. Had it in 2 days.

As far as OP emailing. Just stop emailing and pick up the phone. I know at my work there arte so many emails and it is easy to overlook some.
well said
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:03 AM   #19
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A body shop sanded and painted mine for $60 ,doesn't hurt to ask
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:20 AM   #20
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that's a steal. not in NY
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Old 03-09-2015, 03:00 PM   #21
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Just thought I would update Yall, I took the grill to a local custom shop, and he said it would be no problem, he would sand it down and repaint for $70. Glad I didn't buy another grill lol
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Old 03-09-2015, 03:02 PM   #22
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man I have to start taking my stuff out of NY.
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Old 03-09-2015, 03:13 PM   #23
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man I have to start taking my stuff out of NY.

Just bring it to Kentucky lol
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:37 PM   #24
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Not to take any of the magic away here, but it's not like there is that much surface area to paint. You aren't painting the whole thing right?
Just the border surround is painted.

A complete bumper repaint costs 200-$300 tops right?

Yup, $70 tops sounds about right, plus any applicable taxes if paying by check or credit.
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