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7tonemonte last won the day on April 22

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About 7tonemonte

Dues paying 10+ years
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    Its Sooooo GREEN!!
  • Birthday 12/11/1970

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    Chester County Pa.
  • Interests
    G.M. Muscle! Restoring old rusty relics. Occasional cruise nights, Hitting some of the car shows with or without Monte, and taking any quality time with the family I can get!
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    Auto painter

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  1. As some of you have probably seen on Facebook, our family has decided to sit out on this year’s eastern meet in Carlisle. Not at all an easy decision for us as we use this as one of our family vacations every year. I haven’t missed showing the Monte there in 10 years. Health concerns, out of work since March, and who knows when and if I’m going back. I can’t see wasting the 2-3 months I’ve been away from everyone and throwing it away and getting in with the crowds of Carlisle. not a decision we have taken lightly here, as we truly love everyone we see every year. And missing the 50th anniversary on top of it all. I’m sick over it. everyone be safe out there, drive careful, and enjoy yourselves. We will make it next year. Sorry to everyone we were looking forward to seeing. Tony&Alli & the other 3 “D’s”
  2. I kinda dig the taillight molded into the console. Its a ton of custom stuff, probably tons of money and time wrapped up in it. Sad part is, a custom is generally only appealing to the one who does it
  3. Tony & Alli Divirgilio Adriana,Alaina,Anthony “The Littles” 🤣 coatesville pa
  4. Ive used Spray Nine in the past. Works well
  5. Unfortunately they have moved the Import nationals now. The Ford one and then Chevy hasnt been touched yet but I dont like the outlook of this. Combine that with me being out of work now and not sure of when or if I get to go back Im not having a good spring so far. Keeping fingers crossed, and hoping for a better outlook, I really do not want this event to be cancelled or even postponed
  6. Funny, state run liquor stores are closed in Pa, but Beer Distributors are open! Those of you who arent from Pa, until recently you were not able to buy beer other than from a beer distributor or a bar in 6 packs. Finally we got up with the times, much easier to get beer now, I guess thats why they allowed the distributors to stay open, seeings how you could get beer at most supermarkets now
  7. Well, Im still working, somehow my job has been deemed essential! Im happy for that, although Ive been cut to a 4 day week for now, and 20% pay reduction to match. That combined with the 25% I took to get out of the paint booth really stings. Alli is not working right now due to her latest chemo treatment to keep her autoimmune disease in check. That means I need to be real careful to not bring anything home as she has zero immune system. I visit plenty of shops on a weekly basis and its getting difficult to go to any of them with the restrictions in place. Kids are home from school till further notice, which is a good thing with all we have going on here we dont need them germs coming home. As others have said, we are laying low, keeping our distance, and just trying to get through this. The way people have hoarded things up around here is pretty bad, but we are in a good neighborhhood, and everyone is looking out for each other. Thankful for what we have, and its only a matter of time and this will be behind us, Hang in there everyone, we are hoping this is behind us sooner than later
  8. Sounds like fun Andy , I need to get mine out and on the roads to get us all out of the house for a bit!
  9. This truly is awesome! Love that they are giving us respect as a club also
  10. Love that you feel this way Mike!! Looking forward to seeing you both again
  11. Spectacular car!!! Id love to see it in person, as Im sure pictures dont do it justice, but that is one fine custom there! Love it
  12. I used to enjoy this. Used to get great satisfaction seeing a car returned to its old beauty. People loved getting their cars back clean and shiny, freshly polished and detailed, with all traces of an accident removed, and returned to its former glory. Used to enjoy the occasional restoration job, hearing the stories of back when the car was beautiful, and the owners plans of what they will do when its beautiful again. Used to enjoy my time with my boss and friends I worked with together as a team for 10+ hours a day, spent more time with them than anybody. Then, as times changed, I chased the money. I wanted to....I Had to. Shops became larger, along with the workload. No more speaking with customers, hell, I barely saw the finished product anymore. 2-3 cars a day turned into 6-10, some days even more. Teamwork turned into a free for all, and nothing matters but pushing that job out of your bay and onto the next step. Quality left for quantity. Along with that, happiness and satisfaction left for stress and anger. Constantly hating getting out of my car every day. I thought I had to do it for my family, and we needed the money. Well I need to say what my family needs, is me. Happy. Alive. Free. This thing I used to enjoy has sucked the life out of me, now it has sucked my enjoyment of cars out of me too. Cleaning my own personal vehicles has become a chore, I hate everything with wheels at this point. The very thing that got me started in painting was my love for cars, and gave me great joy on weekends and at night. I’m hanging up my paint guns, at least in this capacity, getting out of the booth. Stepping back from all this aggravation and stress. The whole industry has changed, and not for the better, however all I know is paint. It’s what I’m good at. It’s what I’ve probably shaved years off my life for. I know getting away from the daily anger will bring me back to my former happiness. I want to love getting in my Monte and going for a ride again, and not be upset when and if I actually have to pick up a wrench. I will now use my skills again, helping people solve problems and learn how to use the products the way you are supposed to. Not just be a robot and spray car after car with no care or concern about the vehicle, or the customer for that matter. Go back to not being angry. Having a dream of advancing, some for of light at the end of this tunnel. Hanging up the guns and stepping out of the booth to be a tech rep for Finishmaster’s, starting on Monday January 6th, new year, new career! Very much looking forward to it! When I saw this car pictured below in a jail cell with my kids on a trip to the Eastern State Penitentiary, it hit me. This was me in the paint booth, a prisoner in my cell. It was meant to be art, representing what happens to ones mind being locked in a cell. But I guess it means whatever you want it to, For me, Time to break out, get on with my life. I’m better than this, and I deserve better. Time to act on it!
  13. Glad things are settling down a bit there Rob, 2020 is going to be a new start for everyone!!
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