Barstool and Body Shop question for you...
I have posted in the furniture forum as well, but let me run this question past those of you who know something about auto body shops....
I need to take apart 2 barstools made of metal, but not sure what kind of metal (iron, steel, etc). The column stem and arms are of hollow metal, in a grainy (like teeny sand)whitish finish. I assume this is spray paint or what they call powder coated ( I don't know what exactly that means).
I will remove the upholstered seat cushions and seat backs and recover them.
The upholsterer guy suggested two things to me...either I rough the metal up a bit with 400 grade sandpaper, then spray paint them myself, but even better he said I should bring the frames to a body shop for a more professional job.
Do body shops take on jobs such as this? Would they think I was a nut to call up and ask them if they would paint a couple barstools for me? Any body shop people out there who would know if that is a good idea?
Ideas, suggestions appreciated.