Paint is the badge by which your build is judged. With this in mind, I had painted vehicles before, but I wasn’t about to gamble my project. I don’t have the facilities for a quality final paint job. When you consider the actual paint costs, the cost of the labor for the paintjob was really reasonable.
As detailed on the bodywork page, I chose to do the rough bodywork and fitting of the panels. I took the car to my painter on Jan 6th and figured I had “done good” when he commented how well I had done.
I chose to use a local source, Murrill Feldman of Washington, MO. My car was the 32 cobra kit painted by Murrill. I think he’s figured out the tricks. Murrill is known to mis-calculate the time it will take. He figured with the time necessary to finish-flatten any spots, he’d be done around March 6th. Works for me. But when you add some of his personal issues with the mis-calc on time, March 6th turned into April 18th. Not bad, only 43 days behind schedule.