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6/23/2022 2:07 PM  #1


Buying Good Paint in California

A few years ago was the last time I bought some "good" paint online (lacquer and single stage urethane), but since they wouldn't ship it to me with a Cali address, I had then deliver it to my nephew in Austin, who shipped it to me. I'm in the process of respraying my hood black, cuz the last guy who did it didn't finish with the proper grit sandpaper.

So yesterday I'm at OReilly and see they have some SEM brand paints, but didn't have the Hot Rod Black I used previously on the hood. The really cool counter guy who gives me a discount and/or price matches stuff for me says they could have it for me Thursday at 8am. Wait, what, you sure? Cool, order it. Picked it up this morning.

Since I'm on a string of good luck, I checked the single stage Porsche India Red that my 69 is painted. Yep, they now ship to Cali. WTFresno? Ordered it also.

It used to be easier to buy heroin in Cali than good paint. Now I don't know if the quality of the paint was lowered to ship here, but damn, kinda fired me up.

Last edited by Bearing Bob (6/23/2022 2:09 PM)


Bob. 69 Mach 1, 393W, SMOD Toploader, Armstrong  steering.
 

6/23/2022 3:12 PM  #2


Re: Buying Good Paint in California

Good things happen to good people! Eventually.


Good work ain't cheap, Cheap work ain't good!   Simple Man
 

6/23/2022 4:56 PM  #3


Re: Buying Good Paint in California

it also might cause cancer in California


"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."     Henry Ford
 

6/23/2022 7:52 PM  #4


Re: Buying Good Paint in California

Alan wrote:

it also might cause cancer in California

Might? Everthing causes cancer in California.


Bob. 69 Mach 1, 393W, SMOD Toploader, Armstrong  steering.
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6/23/2022 7:53 PM  #5


Re: Buying Good Paint in California

I opened the can and it sure smells like hi-test.


Bob. 69 Mach 1, 393W, SMOD Toploader, Armstrong  steering.
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6/23/2022 8:08 PM  #6


Re: Buying Good Paint in California

You can buy it but don't let them catch you spaying out there! Glad you found what you needed.


If this forum can't fix it, it isn't broke.
 

6/23/2022 10:21 PM  #7


Re: Buying Good Paint in California

I do believe rules and laws are for other people.


Bob. 69 Mach 1, 393W, SMOD Toploader, Armstrong  steering.
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6/24/2022 7:53 AM  #8


Re: Buying Good Paint in California

I saw nuthsing..Nuthsing!   - Sargent Schlutz


If multiple things can go wrong, the one that will go wrong will be the one that causes the most damage.
 

6/24/2022 12:27 PM  #9


Re: Buying Good Paint in California

Summit quit shipping spray can paints and body filers and most other chemicals some time ago because of some PA law. 
 

 

6/24/2022 12:30 PM  #10


Re: Buying Good Paint in California

Summit won't ship much here unless you say it's for an off road vehicle.


Bob. 69 Mach 1, 393W, SMOD Toploader, Armstrong  steering.
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6/26/2022 4:48 AM  #11


Re: Buying Good Paint in California

I think you just know someone in the Paint Police

 

6/26/2022 1:35 PM  #12


Re: Buying Good Paint in California

He never said he bought it to paint with…. But there are numerous bends in the can lid from reopening it over and over, … just to check the smell.

I wish I had known you needed some hot rod black. I have a gallon of it never opened, not even to check the smell!


Money you enjoy wasting is NOT wasted money... unless your wife finds out.
 

6/26/2022 7:09 PM  #13


Re: Buying Good Paint in California

Thanks Steve, butt...
Not only did I not buy any paint, I done forgot to buy any ammo! I guess I was too excited about some damn truck


Bob. 69 Mach 1, 393W, SMOD Toploader, Armstrong  steering.
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Today 1:41 AM  #14


Re: Buying Good Paint in California

Alan wrote:

it also might cause cancer in California

On behalf of normal, non-psycho people in California, I’d like to formally apologize for each and every flippin’ auto related webpage that carries that loser-of-the-century cancer disclaimer.  Sorry, sorry, sorry.


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