El Frazoo posted:
wrt the body mods and then repainting, I am no body man whatsoever (all of that is very mysterious to me), but I can tell you that it is possible to do the filling and pathch work on the tail lights locally, and then just paint the worked area without repainting the whole car. You will need to know what you are doing, and have the paint codes or a machine that does that sort of color matching, but it can be done. I had a deep gouge in my fender requiring FG or at least resin work to fill and the shop I used (they definitely know what they are doing) made it all disappear. I know exactly where that gouge was, and in the brightest light, I cannot tell any difference anywhere on that fender. And the paint is a metallic one. It's possible -- but maybe not cheap.
Not only do you want to remember the name of the shop, Kelly, you want to know the painter that did the work. Matching metallics can be extremely difficult, and not every painter has the patience (or experience) to do it. One day, if you have the time, go back to the shop and see if you can meet him, and try to get him to let you know if he ever leaves that shop (if he doesn't own the place, that is).