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PostSubject: Advice on NOT getting ripped off... Paint and body work,    Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:55 am

Can anyone give me an idea or ball park figure on what a paint job should cost?

I'm talking about a complete respray (not jamb's) and some minor MINOR body work- scratches and One half dollar size dent.
It would be in gloss black, (no rattlecans!!!!!)

I'm gonna shop around for next spring but just need an idea on what costs would be. I don't need a showroom paint job. Just something that looks good from 5-10 feet away.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on NOT getting ripped off... Paint and body work,    Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:20 am

For a base/clear complete paint job and wet sanded and buffed ur looking at $3000 as a average. When it comes to bodywork and paint u get what u pay for! U want to spend $1000 u get a $1000 job.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on NOT getting ripped off... Paint and body work,    Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:09 am

Ironfistdog wrote:
I don't need a showroom paint job. Just something that looks good from 5-10 feet away.




....... about $100 worth of supplies, a $10 gun from Harbor Freight and do it yourself!..........

..... cant be done for so cheap you say.........



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PostSubject: Re: Advice on NOT getting ripped off... Paint and body work,    Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:33 am

bowtiepimp wrote:
Ironfistdog wrote:
I don't need a showroom paint job. Just something that looks good from 5-10 feet away.




....... about $100 worth of supplies, a $10 gun from Harbor Freight and do it yourself!..........

..... cant be done for so cheap you say.........



cheers
And cheap labor I might add. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on NOT getting ripped off... Paint and body work,    Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:37 am

...... the good kind of cheap labor..... the kind you do yourself Arrow

...... or with help from some goodfella's
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on NOT getting ripped off... Paint and body work,    Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:43 am

Indigo, I don't think he sprays full cars but the place I'm taking my wagon to is filling the studs and holes, fixing BOTH quarters, and another rusty spot plus paint for $400. The guy does great work too. He's a small, literally two bay shop. But he's always busy. Could always get the body work done and then just find a MAACO that doesn't blow and have them spray it.

96slowss wrote:
For a base/clear complete paint job and wet sanded and buffed ur looking at $3000 as a average.

Jesus H Christmas! I should have learned body work. I'll never get the wagon painted at that rate Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: Advice on NOT getting ripped off... Paint and body work,    Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:43 am

bowtiepimp wrote:
...... the good kind of cheap labor..... the kind you do yourself Arrow

...... or with help from some goodfella's
Yup! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on NOT getting ripped off... Paint and body work,    Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:45 am

Cadet57 wrote:
MAACO that doesn't blow
oxy moron! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on NOT getting ripped off... Paint and body work,    Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:48 am

IMPALADAKID wrote:
Cadet57 wrote:
MAACO that doesn't blow
oxy moron! cheers

Lol, I know.. but apparently the one in Springfield isn't THAT bad. You may even get the car back without overspray on your tires and windows! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on NOT getting ripped off... Paint and body work,    Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:06 am

Cadet57 wrote:
IMPALADAKID wrote:
Cadet57 wrote:
MAACO that doesn't blow
oxy moron! cheers

Lol, I know.. but apparently the one in Springfield isn't THAT bad. You may even get the car back without overspray on your tires and windows! Razz
Well Macco employees do not lack skill. They lack time, since Macco is like a factory. They do no spend alot of time on prep. The biggest complaint with them I have is quality of materials they use.

BTW I used to paint for them for about 2 months. Surprised
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on NOT getting ripped off... Paint and body work,    Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:59 am

Cadet57 wrote:
Indigo, I don't think he sprays full cars but the place I'm taking my wagon to is filling the studs and holes, fixing BOTH quarters, and another rusty spot plus paint for $400. The guy does great work too. He's a small, literally two bay shop. But he's always busy. Could always get the body work done and then just find a MAACO that doesn't blow and have them spray it.

96slowss wrote:
For a base/clear complete paint job and wet sanded and buffed ur looking at $3000 as a average.




thats is a decent deal JUstin, but i dont think the quality will last long. few months later you'll start to see the blend spots. Surprised


and yes $3000 is average for a stock quality paint job even in NH thats the rate.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on NOT getting ripped off... Paint and body work,    Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:12 pm

bowtiepimp wrote:
Cadet57 wrote:
Indigo, I don't think he sprays full cars but the place I'm taking my wagon to is filling the studs and holes, fixing BOTH quarters, and another rusty spot plus paint for $400. The guy does great work too. He's a small, literally two bay shop. But he's always busy. Could always get the body work done and then just find a MAACO that doesn't blow and have them spray it.

96slowss wrote:
For a base/clear complete paint job and wet sanded and buffed ur looking at $3000 as a average.




thats is a decent deal JUstin, but i dont think the quality will last long. few months later you'll start to see the blend spots. Surprised

He already told me he'll be using essentially the Duplicolor GM 40 white since he can't spray the whole car. I wasn't expecting showroom finish. I just want/ need the studs filled/primed/sanded. Which is what he's doing. I planned to have the whole car done after I got the studs filled and the quarters fixed.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on NOT getting ripped off... Paint and body work,    Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:07 pm

Cadet57 wrote:
He already told me he'll be using essentially the Duplicolor GM 40 white since he can't spray the whole car. I wasn't expecting showroom finish. I just want/ need the studs filled/primed/sanded. Which is what he's doing. I planned to have the whole car done after I got the studs filled and the quarters fixed.

Thats cheap, just wait a while & see what surfaces.
A complete paint job with tiny fixes (if any arise) on a wagon will hit the $3K mark easy.

Back to the standard paint job thread...

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PostSubject: Re: Advice on NOT getting ripped off... Paint and body work,    Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:13 pm

sdstick wrote:
Cadet57 wrote:
He already told me he'll be using essentially the Duplicolor GM 40 white since he can't spray the whole car. I wasn't expecting showroom finish. I just want/ need the studs filled/primed/sanded. Which is what he's doing. I planned to have the whole car done after I got the studs filled and the quarters fixed.

Thats cheap, just wait a while & see what surfaces.
A complete paint job with tiny fixes (if any arise) on a wagon will hit the $3K mark easy.

Back to the standard paint job thread...

So as not to derail anymore. I've PM'd you. Suffice to say i'm not worried about quality. I've seen the guys work on other cars. Nothing short of like new condition. I wish I had saved those pics I had of an '08 S500 he rebuilt that got tboned by an F350.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on NOT getting ripped off... Paint and body work,    Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:57 pm

A white paint job HIDES a LOT .. BLACK is goin to show bad prep work !!
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on NOT getting ripped off... Paint and body work,    Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:34 pm

Thanks guys for all the info! Was assuming it would be around that. I do have a compressor and I do have the body work supplies. I have never taken on an entire car so I don't wanna mess up an already flawed factory paint job. Im all set with maaco. If I was gonna go that route I'd spray it in the backyard and save my money. It has a different color nose and there is some paint chips and heavy scratches here and there. But like I said I'm not looking for show condition I just want it to look ok and all the same color.

The wagon is flat black right now, but with the heavy mods and body resto work it will need paint again, and even though it's kind of a rat rod right now, would eventually love to get it done in high gloss black.

Black does show EVERYTHING if you don't prep it right. Rolling Eyes

With snow already here and lack of a garage I think it'll be a while before I'm even gonna attempt any paint.
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