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Old 01-28-2013, 08:22 AM   #1
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Paint job help

A friend is selling a really nice almost new v6 2008 stang but idont like the color /: os it smart to get it and then do a paint job or no??
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Depends on how much they're selling it for, if there's budget left over to bring the car to a paint booth after. also think about whether or not you would eventually change any exterior body parts like an after market hood. That will be a good reason to repaint
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Painting aint cheap so get a quote first before deciding.
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$1100 I spent on mine
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Just plasti dip it. They have many colours and it just come of when you want to resale it so it still has the original paint. That's what I would do. It really separated your car from the rest. 300th post!
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$1100 I spent on mine
For a whole car? That's dirt cheap!! Good deal hunting lol
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For a whole car? That's dirt cheap!! Good deal hunting lol
Yeah I know! The car came out beautiful. It was flawless when it was finished. I was so pumped
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Yeah I know! The car came out beautiful. It was flawless when it was finished. I was so pumped
What color where you originally??
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What color where you originally??
It was a lighter mineral gray and I got it repainted to a more darker mineral gray. So same color but a darker shade
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Painting now days is very expensive. The price will be more depending on the amount of body work involved. Also if you make a big change in color you might want the engine bay and door jambs painted to match. This adds considerably more. Find a couple of good body shops and get quotes. Don't be afraid to ask if you can see some of their work. The good painters like to show their work.
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As above; exactly.

1. Shop around; if a shop says they'll do what you're asking for well under other estimates, run! A ****ty paint job will plague you for years. It will fade. It may chip and be prone to scratching. If you find a good shop offering a mid-field price, that's probably a good start.

2. Haggle! Many shops will try and upsell you on paint - adding flake etc. Know what you want before you seriously start talking price. Having a good head for what you're after will help keep the shop from trying to make a few extra bucks off of you.

3. Be prepared to pay. Some guys out there have great paint-jobs they got at an amazing price. Don't rate yourself by them because they probably knew someone, had a relationship with the shop, or had some other 'in' to hook up. The nicer the job (outside of a Maaco poop spray) the more complete the work... I know a guy who had his S197 painted black, but didn't go to a good shop, and ended up with the under-side of his hood still base color, and his door jams, trunk lip etc etc.

4. Spend money BEFORE you paint. Never, and I mean never, should paint be the first thing you do to a car you're planning to modify. New hood, new paint. New accents? New paint. Also, wheels... Get a great idea of what wheels you want/have and try to get an idea how they look with the new color.

5. Don't do it. Just don't. Why? Because the first scratch, nick, ding, fade, chip etc that shows up on your new, expensive, flawless paint job will break your heart. It will just crush you because you'll always know there's that scratch on your drivers door, about half way up, where some knob opened his door into yours and completely ruined your flawless, ten-mile-deep, cherry-red paint job.

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Well its cause i mingt get a great price on a beautiful v6 2007 but is like the grayish brownish color
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Well its cause i mingt get a great price on a beautiful v6 2007 but is like the grayish brownish color
Just get it and learn to love the color or find a color you like
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:32 AM   #14
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Damn. Here is the stang im not a fan if the color! I love the interior color though. You cant imagine the price i might get it for
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Damn. Here is the stang im not a fan if the color! I love the interior color though. You cant imagine the price i might get it for
Nice color! Throw some black rims tint windows lower it and it'll look sick!
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If its a great price go for it, get some nice wheels, window tints and side covers. Will give it a different look. Make that color more lovable
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Unless it is ridiculously cheap, or it honestly NEEDS a repaint, I would just keep looking. Figure what you would spend on a paint job, add that to what they are asking, then look for another stang in that price range. You seriously could purchase a decent list of mods for what paint would cost.
Not trying to talk you out of painting it. Just helping you look at all your options. Like the others said, the color might grow on you after you start modding to make it yours. I think rims and tires, lower it and get rid of the white stripes would look good, and be cheaper.
One more thing. If the price is so under "book" value that you can warrant a paint job.... I would make sure everything else on/in the car is in good shape.
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A really good paint job is a serious investment. A really good paint job could run well over 2500 and still wouldn't get near the engine bay or trunk lid. If you want it done properly your looking at pulling up some of the interior, dropping the drivetrain out, and removing the trunk lid so it can be properly sprayed. A great job like that is a 6000$ proposition pretty easily. And your still not into specialty paints or protection for it after its sprayed.
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You guys are right. I managed to haggle 3500 for it and its mint condition i already checked it out. But... I don't like the color and i really want something i love as my first car. Paintjob aint worth it thanks guys!
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I got that color car maybe add more black to it. i've only put plasti dip on the the rims, limo tint all around, pioneer screen stereo and remote start...... And only$1000 left on the payments planning to buy real black rims this time.
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I got that color car maybe add more black to it. i've only put plasti dip on the the rims, limo tint all around, pioneer screen stereo and remote start...... And only$1000 left on the payments planning to buy real black rims this time.
That looks good man
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That looks good man
Thanks! That's the First compliment ever!
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Thanks! That's the First compliment ever!
I'm sure it won't be the last! Wat do you plan on adding next?
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1. I got some 100w headlights coming in.
2. I have to repair a huge ding BC some punk decided that a dent would look better on my car.
3. I definitely buying black rims for it (don't know wether to buy 20s or 18s and drop it a couple of inches)
4. Fix a on and off again rear main seal leak that it has
(05 128k)
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I got that color car maybe add more black to it. i've only put plasti dip on the the rims, limo tint all around, pioneer screen stereo and remote start...... And only$1000 left on the payments planning to buy real black rims this time.
That actually looks really badass
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Thanks

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I also plasti dipped the front grill if you want to, some old gentleman stopped me in the middle of rush hour to see if I wanted his stock grill just BC he thought I didn't gabber one on at the time
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1. I got some 100w headlights coming in.
2. I have to repair a huge ding BC some punk decided that a dent would look better on my car.
3. I definitely buying black rims for it (don't know wether to buy 20s or 18s and drop it a couple of inches)
4. Fix a on and off again rear main seal leak that it has
(05 128k)
Definitely get 20s and lower a bit, nothin like low profile tires on 20s with a lowered mean stance IMO. I have 20s but I'm saving to get the elbach pro kit
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That actually looks really badass
Yeah, I like the color. Not bad at all for a first car, though Id have to do something with the bright aluminumish panels. Never a fan.
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You guys are right. I managed to haggle 3500 for it and its mint condition i already checked it out. But... I don't like the color and i really want something i love as my first car. Paintjob aint worth it thanks guys!
something has to either be wrong with the car...or wrong with your friend....did you look it over or did you have a shop look it over? i know i don't know you but as a first time car buyer you may not be looking for the right things. $3500 is around what a late 90's, earlys 2000's model goes for
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something has to either be wrong with the car...or wrong with your friend....did you look it over or did you have a shop look it over? i know i don't know you but as a first time car buyer you may not be looking for the right things. $3500 is around what a late 90's, earlys 2000's model goes for
Unless your friend is insane, beholden to you, or rich, I'd walk away. At that price there's BOUND to be some major issues. That's way below book and it makes no sense for someone to sell that car for $3500 unless there is some voodoo at play here.

Furthermore, why the hell would you paint that? Balanced with black accents, that paint is very striking. One of my favorite OEM colors, actually, and a very nice counter-point to the eye popping colors on the market now.

Tint that *****. Stick it on some nice black wheels. Maybe fog the heads and tails... throw a sequential kit in there... Yeah, it'd look sweet.

Save your money, since you're gonna need it fixing whatever is massively wrong with this car.
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Hahaha im starting to feel the same way about it. But he just says he wants to get rid of it. It drives like a beast and i havent seen any problems with it
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Hahaha im starting to feel the same way about it. But he just says he wants to get rid of it. It drives like a beast and i havent seen any problems with it
Take it to a mechanic first and see if it really is in the good shape you think it is
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Take mine for example its worth around $6700 in good condition with 128k miles 05 v6.. My radiator is leaking a bit and its only $149 @auto zone.... I've had numerous computer problems and ended up being that the drain plug was clogged with leaves, the thermostat housing went out around 70k miles (did it myself buying the parts at the dealership for under $60)
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Point Is save it for problems up the road you don't want to have a nice paint job and no car
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a correct factory type paint job is not cheap, probably will cost 3k to change the color maybe more and it wont get it everywhere. I would skip on the car and invest the 3k into one you like thats in a color you already like.
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