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Unfortunately the guy who has painted all my cars has COPD and is giving it up, it’s been a while since I dabbled in bodywork but I imagine it’s cheaper to order it on line compared to going to the local places we have and was wondering where you buy yours from, sandpaper’s and primers, any info is greatly appreciated, thanks, Pete
 

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Either a jobber I really like, or Amazon.
 

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I can get nearly anything auto body I need locally at CTI Industrial. https://www.ctisupply.com/ Out on Lawn Guy Land there should be some local jobbers.

I like going to specialists rather than generic Amazon. I’ve used Empire Abrasives out your way. I‘ve also used Lehigh Valley Abrasives and Roark Supply. Autobody Toolmart is direct and on Amazon and ebay. If I can’t get it locally it’s one of the first places I try. Many use Eastwood but they’re a week away and not any better than getting it locally.
 

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I have a local autobody supply nearby. My other go-to is Eastwood Products.
 

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For primers, fillers, sealers, and products that go under the base coat I look for the best price from "REPUTABLE SELLERs" online (Ebay Stores). That includes Provision in Redford, MI. and Lake City Paint in Penn. which are two brick and mortar stores with Ebay listings. I've bought my clears from them as well.

For tools I also use the above.

For base coats (paint) I buy that from my local paint stores so I can be there when they tint it so I know the color will be spot on to what I want.

Also, I've found that my local paint supply stores prices are inline with online prices as far as tools and supplies. You just have to check your local stores to see their prices and compare.
 

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Yep another vote for SPI for primers,some paints and all clears. Fast shipping,clear instructions,fresh product and customer service absolutely second to none! Barry and the guys on the forum are some of the best in the business.
 

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Yep another vote for SPI for primers,some paints and all clears. Fast shipping,clear instructions,fresh product and customer service absolutely second to none! Barry and the guys on the forum are some of the best in the business.
Does SPI have reps that can give recommendations on what kind of products a newb like me could use?
 

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Does SPI have reps ...
SPI uses local reps for sales, but they may not be paint experts. When I was ready to order, I called SPI and they gave me his number. My local SPI guy doesn't have a store. Instead, he has a nice trailer and delivers all over my part of the State. While he knows the SPI product line well, I've never asked him for painting advice. Call SPI directly for immediate answers to both technical questions and "newbie" advice. They are super nice folks.

And like Nextgen says, SPI also has a forum on their web site with lots of helpful advice from pros and amateurs like us...

 

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When I was looking at SPI products I gave Barry a call. He is extremely helpful. Especially with this newbie!


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Epoxy primer and seam sealer = Eastwood
Polyester Hi-Build primer/surfacer = TCP Global
Paint = TCP Global
Plastic/Vinyl Paint = Color Bond
Abrasives, other supplies = Local Paint & Body Store.
 
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