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Paint job in Mexico

JCat
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Anyone had there RV repainted in Mexico ?

If yes where, how much, and did they do a good job ?
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popeye766
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I believe that only people from across the other river would perpetrate such nonsense.....I wont respond to any more of it.....

RVUSA
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popeye766 wrote:
hummmm I call it experience not racist....Racist...WTH is that all about.....nonsense...


Lots of westerners are racists against mexicans. It's rampant in Tx, Az. and Ca. and as the earlier post showed it's on here too.

There have been many reports of some really excellent paint jobs south of the border. And to think of the multitudes of people going there for dental work. It all points to racism when posts are made to discount them.

Racism may change it's victims colors once you cross Mississippi, but it's just as real as ever out there.

supercub
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Prep is extremely important, but don't kid yourself, not just anyone can spray paint.....a lot of experience will go a long way in handling a paint gun. Personally, I wouldn't ever take my motor home to Mexico.......what with the crime I read about........but like pervious posts have indicated, if you do have a problem, what then? Painting a motorhome, is probably a one time happening for most, and I'd rather find a good shop here in the USA, even if it costs a few $$$ more.
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falconman
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If I found a place that I trusted was able to respray my rig, I would buy the paint and primer myself. Paint is very expensive and ll the components should be of the same brand. Top quality materials needed to paint a car can run $1K, can't imagine how much for a motorhome. A cheap paint job usually involve cheap materials.

popeye766
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hummmm I call it experience not racist....Racist...WTH is that all about.....nonsense...

RVUSA
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rctour wrote:
As a long time pilot, most of the airplane paint shops I have seen are all manned by Mexicans so sure they can paint an airplane in Mexico as well as a motor home, you are crazy though for doing so. A lot of parts have to come off an airplane, then it's cleaned, stripped, etched, primed and painted. I would think a motor home has much the same process. After it's finished it needs to be reassembled CORRECTLY.

That whole process takes lots of time and skill, that kind of patience and ability does not exist south of the boarder. How about the liability issue. You get in an argument with one of the painters and his friend will have you in jail for the next five years.


hmmm I think I have to call racist on this one.

Thats really bad.

popeye766
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rctour has one of the most profound statements made yet...

popeye766
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I just painted some of my class A....Primed the original with American epoxy primer and after set up you cant scrape it off nor the topcoat..... I don't have a problem with their spray jobs, heck anyone can spray paint....its the prep and materials....but If it works for you ,fine with me....

rctour
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As a long time pilot, most of the airplane paint shops I have seen are all manned by Mexicans so sure they can paint an airplane in Mexico as well as a motor home, you are crazy though for doing so. A lot of parts have to come off an airplane, then it's cleaned, stripped, etched, primed and painted. I would think a motor home has much the same process. After it's finished it needs to be reassembled CORRECTLY.

That whole process takes lots of time and skill, that kind of patience and ability does not exist south of the boarder. How about the liability issue. You get in an argument with one of the painters and his friend will have you in jail for the next five years.
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Ahh yes, Mexico, where they are known for their lack of attention to detail when painting vehicles and there is not one person capable of doing good work.  Maybe the biggest clown comment ever.92a1cebe22ed626b9dff75838ccd3cc7.jpg9e09e6329f6f7d68552fa8099ee26919.jpg460c426982c54124afb8e8a4840ba7da.jpg3d297c4725063a3390a6f786920f978d.jpg

You are responding to a post that's 11 years old.


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Fishinghat
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In Los Alcodonus, which is next to Yuma, Arizona, there is a shop that a friend had his Jeep painted four years ago and they did a great job. This same shop did a motorhome about a year earlier. I inspected the finished job and took a number of photos (but can't find them now). The job wasn't perfect, but from a distance of 15 feet, looked great. That's what the owner wanted and paid for - good, but not perfect. He was happy.

When I priced out having our coach repainted three years ago, he wanted $5K total. Most of the cost is in stripping and preparing the surface. He uses American paint, and you can pick the brand and color. He has a full paint booth. You can stay in your coach at night since the booth is fenced and a guard dog is loose. It takes about a week. You leave during the day in your car, or just walk around town. I didn't have time to have ours done, but I just might plan on doing that soon.

The shop is in town and five blocks to the right. So, at the first stop sign and go right for five blocks. His sign is clearly visible. Can't remember his name.
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rgatijnet1
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rocmoc wrote:
rgatijnet1 wrote:
If you DO NOT know every step of the process, and can supervise the work to insure that it is being done properly, you should stick with a paint shop that you trust to do the job right. Naturally it costs more to do the job right.
If you just want to save money and do not really care how long the paint job lasts, then go with the cheapest price, whether it is in Mexico or the USA. I saw one paint job done in Mexico($6000) and it looked equivalent to an Econo "$199 to paint your car" paint job. It was obvious that they used cheap materials and did very poor body prep.


This is true EVERYWHERE, USA or Mexico. Have seen a lot of bad paint job in USA. That said, I have also seen/known a lot of RVers very happy with there Mexico job. Mexico uses the same company products as USA! Even members of the local classic car club in the Tucson area take their classics to Nogales, Son., Mexico for paint jobs.

rocmoc n AZ/Mexico


That is why I said it is not a problem IF you know the difference between a good paint job and a bad one and that YOU can supervise the entire process.

rocmoc
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rgatijnet1 wrote:
If you DO NOT know every step of the process, and can supervise the work to insure that it is being done properly, you should stick with a paint shop that you trust to do the job right. Naturally it costs more to do the job right.
If you just want to save money and do not really care how long the paint job lasts, then go with the cheapest price, whether it is in Mexico or the USA. I saw one paint job done in Mexico($6000) and it looked equivalent to an Econo "$199 to paint your car" paint job. It was obvious that they used cheap materials and did very poor body prep.


This is true EVERYWHERE, USA or Mexico. Have seen a lot of bad paint job in USA. That said, I have also seen/known a lot of RVers very happy with there Mexico job. Mexico uses the same company products as USA! Even members of the local classic car club in the Tucson area take their classics to Nogales, Son., Mexico for paint jobs.

rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
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