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crashtech

Combo Man
If that's all that's available locally, it's worth shipping in something worth buying. Hard to believe there is no Axalta jobber anywhere near? That would open up multiple possibilities.
 

texasking

Promoted Users
PPG has a hold of this area. Been that way for several decades. Used to be a Dupont jobber here, but he moved into Houston. I need to do something because I can't function without mixing my own paint:) Can't trust a jobber (any of the 3) to mix me a blendable match consistently, even when they have a panel off the car. :rolleyes:
 
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texasking

Promoted Users
Keystone use to price match the other guys on aftermarket parts..........but not now at this time??
They couldn't care less if I bought from them or not. Lot bigger fish to fry around here, is their attitude towards the smaller shops. Sometimes they have parts the other aftermarket suppliers don't have, then I buy from them.
 
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crashtech

Combo Man
PPG has a hold of this area. Been that way for several decades. Used to be a Dupont jobber here, but he moved into Houston. I need to do something because I can't function without mixing my own paint:) Can't trust a jobber (any of the 3) to mix me a blendable match consistently, even when they have a panel off the car. :rolleyes:
That's a given, no jobber will do an actual sprayout, which is what's required to do accurate matching. Sorry to hear about your situation, makes me feel differently about where I am. Even though I live and work in flyover country, somehow we have been blessed with a variety of material choices. Could be because we live along a major interstate, not sure...
 

texasking

Promoted Users
Seems like the closer you are to a big city, the more the jobbers rely on the "Walmart" shops and the less they care about the small independent shops. I worked at a dealership body shop that ran $400,000-$500,000 a month. I ordered all the material and spent $35,000-$40,000 a month on average with Sherwin. (not my choice). They kissed my butt like you wouldn't believe, used me to sell accounts to other bodyshops, took me to lunch, gave me spray guns, etc,etc. When I opened my shop, I called the salesman and he set me up with everything I needed for no charge (initially) I know I wasn't getting the same discounts as the dealership I left, but they were still very good, and the service from the store, paint rep, and salesman were very good (initially). When the salesman got fired (he was awesome), everything went downhill to the point of now,(19 years later), I don't call them to order anything. Hard to believe my choices are limited with my little county growing up to have probably a hundred (just a guess) body shops, with 9 dealerships and several big franchises in my city alone.
 
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Bartman

Member
Bartman is the member. He's a Pro. He was really positive about MIPA. It's German made so that's a definite plus.

Here's the thread:

Thanks for the compliment. I've had a lot of mixing systems over the years. Everyone has some ins and outs. I'm very happy with MIPA after 2 years. It's almost a dead on to Glasurit. Like Glasurit and Diamont, I wish white covered better but it's a 3-4 coats over gray primer. Color match has been outstanding and the sprayout chip documentation is dead on. Several hundred jobs and ZERO returns.
 
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