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It's also a well-known fact that body shops only use flex additive in the clearcoat when absolutely necessary. I would guess at least half the time (if not more), they don't put the additive in the paint for bumper covers. It's a "cost-saving" thing for them, when in reality it really doesn't save much money at all, and there's always the chance a customer will get cracks and need repairs. I've seen this done many times.
So, to answser your questions, you CAN get them painted. The paint WILL stick if the surface is prepped correctly. They can paint the moldings on the car too, without removal, if that makes things easier. And as long as you insist on them putting the flex additive in the clearcoat, then you shouldn't have any cracking or chipping problems. Just remember that molding=labor, and that's what they'll charge you for.
EDIT: Title is now changed.
I have used Molecubond on the convertible in the past and generally like it. But it seems as if they've gone through some type of product change; it's called ColorBond now. Wal-Mart doesn't seem to carry it anymore. There's info here: http://www.bryndana.com . But after using the SEM paint and know that it's generally more available, I'd recommend that first.
Hardest part is prepping the surface: Simple Green or even lacquer thinner to clean first, then a light scuffing with a red Scotch-Brite pad, and a final wiping with rubbing alcohol, and you're ready to spray immediately.
Out back I'm still running my 10-year-old Moog cargo coils. God bless 'em.
Obviously the car has a rake but that's what I wanted.
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heh, in elementary we had some of those really early, new Macs. They recommended we save every 5 minutes and even then we didn't make it to 5 minutes half the time. I have a grudge to get over.
Ah, OS 9. Yeah, the old OS was pretty flaky, although it was usually better than a comparable Windoze version at the time. OS X changed all of that...it's extremely stable, no crashes, and a very sophisticated OS now. You'd be surprised at how much it functions like XP.
New Mac sales = 3-5% on average.
Installed base of Macs = 10% or more. There's many more out there than you think.
BTW, OS X 10.3.5 on all 4 of my computers.
I'd love to have another show out west...unfortunately I have no means of doing so. However, there just might be two shows in '05.
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I'm sure Eric would be happy too, but you never know - after all, he is a Mac person :rolleyes: , which is almost as bad as a ricer .
Ah, ya left the door wide open for that one Carm. But I'm too happy working on my virus-free, spyware-free, pop-up free, crash-free Mac to give it back to ya.
Ah, what the hell. You only live once.