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Recommendations for body work and paint in SE Michigan?

PostPost by: ngiovas » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:52 pm

I just dropped my engine off with Barry at PHP Race Engines this weekend. I am now starting to look into having the old paint stripped from, the fiberglass repaired and having the body repainted. Does anyone have any recommendations for a shop that does good work with fiberglass but doesn't charge concourse prices?

I am thinking of having the body media blasted before getting quotes so I can see what is really under the two coats of paint that are on it now. I haven't found anyone nearby that does soda blasting or similar. I am looking for something that isn't real aggressive.

I am in Clarkston, but wouldn't mind driving a bit. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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PostPost by: jebracing » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:33 am

Reits Custom Boat repair, (734) 632-0022 ? Address. 37080 Amrhein Rd; Livonia, Michigan 48150. He did my coupe and one other elan at the same time. You may wat to check with bob Frey (lotocone) to see who is doing his s4 Dhc.
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PostPost by: ngiovas » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:42 am

Thanks. I will give them a call. Did they do both the bodywork and paint for you?
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PostPost by: lotocone » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:59 pm

Nick, I responded to your PM.

The shop I used is about to shut its doors for retirement, but I'll ask them for suggestions.

Also, look over this thread. There is a shop in Farmington Hills that has painted a couple of Elans that is mentioned.
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PostPost by: jebracing » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:23 pm

Yes paint and bodywork
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