|Originally posted by Kinextions:|
What exactly does "prep" mean.
Big question. Prep CAN include but is not limited to removing EVERYTHING off the car that you can, door handles, molding, mirrors, lights and lenses.... The objective with this point is the less they have to tape off the better you are.
Then you want the body as perfect as you can get it. You don't have to worry as much about door dings as you do on a metal car, but you want the surface of the car to be smooth, close your eyes and run you hand over the fender, if you feel a dip or bump you need to fix it.
I have never painted a Fiero before but on metal cars you need filler to smooth out the body, and sand-sand-sand.
As to the question of where to take it, the place you talked about is the fast food of the paint world, sure it will fill you up but don't expect a 5 star meal. You can get good results from them, the paint will most likely be pretty thick, and they will paint everything. I would even put on junk wheels and tires if you have them.