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Cadillac & LaSalle Club Forums => General Discussion => Topic started by: Cooke on December 25, 2014, 05:56:58 PM

Title: looking for a good painter
Post by: Cooke on December 25, 2014, 05:56:58 PM
I am getting ready to start work on the Eldorado and I am looking for a body/paint person in the Connecticut area. If anyone has had a good experience with someone , let me know. I will be removing the trim, vinyl top and other things, just looking for someone who does good work at reasonable prices.
Title: Re: looking for a good painter
Post by: Paul Tesone on December 26, 2014, 10:48:19 AM
Martin - my restorer is in Plainville , MA ( near Foxboro ) . Not sure if that is too distant for you . He's a one man shop , young guy , very knowledgeable , reasonable prices and always concerned with quality. You probably wouldn't be impressed with his facility , but you would be happy with the work that comes out of it .  He did all the body work and painting of my 37 & 47 Caddy convertibles ; and I'm proud to say that at the 2014 GN , the 47 won 1st place Senior & the 37 won !st place Primary . You can see some pictures of the restorations - the 37 is better documented than the 47 - in the  "Restoration Corner " of the Forum . They can be found under " 1937 6049 series " and " 1947 convertible " . If you need more info , contact me at 781-593-1154 or tess352@yahoo.com . Good luck . ....Paul Tesone CLC #6876 .
Title: Re: looking for a good painter
Post by: Dan LeBlanc on December 26, 2014, 12:39:06 PM
That's just proof that you don't need to have a big, fancy shop to do quality work. If you can turn out award winning work without all of the fancy tools and equipment, that speaks volumes to the skill of the person doing it.
Title: Re: looking for a good painter
Post by: Art Gardner CLC 23021 on December 26, 2014, 01:21:08 PM
One can do quality work with inferior equipment, but it is hard.  Here are some home paint jobs I did in my home garage, using amateur facilities, but professional tools and techniques...
Title: Re: looking for a good painter
Post by: Art Gardner CLC 23021 on December 26, 2014, 01:22:31 PM
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Title: Re: looking for a good painter
Post by: Art Gardner CLC 23021 on December 26, 2014, 01:27:46 PM
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Title: Re: looking for a good painter
Post by: Cooke on December 26, 2014, 06:08:26 PM
Paul and others, Thanks I will get in touch. My usual guy is having some health issues, he also works in a small shop behind his house. He has reasonable prices and great work. Low overhead helps, if you can do good work. Foxboro is a little far but still possible. Thanks