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Old 03-13-2010, 08:26 AM   #1
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Sold my last (4th) miata just before I left the states to come to Germany. Been driving a '90 525I ever since, well I went to the base junkyard today to grab a taillight for said BMW, and as soon as I walked in the gates I saw a miata. Driver's door took a decent blow from something but everything seems to be straight, door still works fine, has a hardtop, all primer-black. It's a US spec '91, ran good, although I didn't get a chance to drive it, but they only want $300 for it and yes that's with the hardtop, so I think I'm gonna go back tuesday (when they're open again) and grab her (only reason I didn't yet is because I can only pull $300 a day out of the ATM and obviously my bank doesn't have an office in Germany.)

Anyone in Germany or Netherlands(Oscar, Spookyfish, looking at you!) with a source for a driver's door and a decent painter let me know, I may be looking to get rid of the HT so if you're close by an interested let me know.
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Shouldn't be too problematic to find a decent door for you - I could do a WTB on th German board.

We have quite some MX-5 drivers in and around Aachen (Sandro with his 99 turbo is even here at the board...) so they should be able to give some advice about decent painters...

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Awesome, I'm a little ways south of Aachen, but I've been there a time or two.

What's an average so-so paint job cost in Germany?
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Hi,
can you post some pictures from the parts, which must be painted?

Then i ask my favorite painter for a price.

There is no real average price, i think there is a price area from 100-400€, from painter to painter.
Some painter make good prices if the parts are removed, some others can do great smart-repairs without removing, normaly it depends on the parts condition.

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Old 03-13-2010, 09:50 AM   #5
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That's a good deal man....good find.
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Hi,
can you post some pictures from the parts, which must be painted?

Then i ask my favorite painter for a price.

Greets
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The whole car (+ hardtop) needs to be painted, it's all primer gray/black right now but it's going to need a good little bit of prep-work. I'll snap some pictures when I go pick it up on Tuesday.

Thanks a lot, what part of Germany are you in BTW? EDIT: NVM, just put 2 and 2 together, you're in Aachen.
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paint is not important. boost is.
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:25 AM   #8
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paint is not important. boost is.
It's primer black....and you can tell where it used to be red...and pink....and possibly purple, I'm at least going to rattle can it again. I may just sell off the HT clean her up a bit and sell it for roughly what I put into it plus a bit. Then look for a better platform. Will have pictures ~Tuesday.
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:14 AM   #9
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A buddy of mine may want that hardtop if you want to let it go for cheap
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A buddy of mine may want that hardtop if you want to let it go for cheap
What's your idea of cheap?
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$400 or less preferably
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Try using marine paint and a roller, I'm pretty sure someone on here painted there car white that way and it came out really nice...
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:03 PM   #13
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Try using marine paint and a roller, I'm pretty sure someone on here painted there car white that way and it came out really nice...
Search = brightside:

Boat paint follow up

$40 Paint Job

Hustler's Giant Tampon

(etc)

This is what's being discussed: http://www.jamestowndistributors.com...duct.do?pid=64


However I kind of agree; a $300 car that's been pink and red and purple in the past is best dignified by a rattle-can job... Maybe chrome metallic bright pink? Or one of these.
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Left the gawd damn junkyard an hour and a half before they closed saturday, they've been closed ever since until I got there at 0945 (they open at ten) this mornign and the ******* **** sucking ******* had sold it, what a dick move. I tried to give him $300 to hold it saturday and he said "no no, that's OK just be here tuesday morning and I'll sell it to you then, I won't sell it for the rest of today" ******* did. I wanted to ******* hit him with something.
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Come on - even if we Germans are ******* unreliable...

We got hot chicks and beer...

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Come on - even if we Germans are ******* unreliable...

We got hot chicks and beer...

American's...on-post....no German's involved. Hot Chicks and beer make up for it though, is 1330 to early to go to the bar? I didn't think so, I'll be back later.
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Come on - it's after 1200 go get yourself a beer...
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