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Old 10-07-2013, 03:00 PM   #1
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How much for new paint job?

I'm thinking about getting a new paint job and I'm wondering how much it should cost? I have an 06 and no dents or anything. Also, I'm thinking about keeping the same color. The clear is just messing up in random places.
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I'm thinking about getting a new paint job and I'm wondering how much it should cost? I have an 06 and no dents or anything. Also, I'm thinking about keeping the same color. The clear is just messing up in random places.
depends where your from really... I live in Canada and my car has no rust or dents just some rock chips and random scratches and they quoted me anywhere from 6-8k and I tried 4 different shops... paint jobs are expensive
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depends where your from really... I live in Canada and my car has no rust or dents just some rock chips and random scratches and they quoted me anywhere from 6-8k and I tried 4 different shops... paint jobs are expensive
Yeah, I'm from Florida and I'm hoping its not gonna be that much. I would think $4,000 is reasonable but idk. I knew a kid who took his car to a p[lace and the guy said $2,500 for same paint and $3,600 for new color. But that seems a little low. I want a good paint job and not just some job done that will look bad after a year
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im thinking of getting a wrap done... its 3000 for it here and its gets a 5 year warranty against rips or damage... so that's like paying 600 a year for a clean looking car and will last longer depending how well you take care of your car but its a good choice and you don't need to worry about scratches and all that to your new paint
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im thinking of getting a wrap done... its 3000 for it here and its gets a 5 year warranty against rips or damage... so that's like paying 600 a year for a clean looking car and will last longer depending how well you take care of your car but its a good choice and you don't need to worry about scratches and all that to your new paint
Yeah, idk I just don't wanna wrap mine really. I'm hoping i can get a good paint job for like $4,000
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I think for a quality paint job $4,000+ seems pretty accurate. I had my last pony completely repainted at a reputable body shop, but some was insurance and some was out of pocket, I really don't remember how much it was totaled up.
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Paid 4k color change to grabber blue turned out great it would of been 1k less if I didn't want their warranty
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I had like 1500 in mine but I had to wet sand and buff it
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OP I was wondering the same thing.. I have scratches and scrapes all over due to the previous owners before me. Front and back bumper are chipped as well. MAACO quoted me at $300 to touch it up. Although after I heard about several peoples nightmares from there, I changed my mind. Lol
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Paid 4k color change to grabber blue turned out great it would of been 1k less if I didn't want their warranty
Yeah, yours looks really nice! I hope it's not gonna cost over $5,000. But, I guess you get what you pay for
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The place I'm taking mine does full scale restoration, and works on exotics. But, I gotta wait to take my car to him until I go home for fall break in 2 weeks. The guy always posts pics of his work so I'm glad he cares and takes pride in his work.
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A 3,000 paint job should be good for a daily drive. Now a 5+ job should be more for a show car, garage kept and not driven daily.
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A 3,000 paint job should be good for a daily drive. Now a 5+ job should be more for a show car, garage kept and not driven daily.
Yeah, that is true. I live in Daytona right next to the speedway (I go to college at Embry Riddle which is on the airport next to the speedway) so I need a good paint job that won't fade in a year or two because the sun and salt air
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dammm wish I could get a pj for cheap... uggh so expensive here for everything. cheaper for me to just buy all new pre painted body panels lmfao
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A 3,000 paint job should be good for a daily drive. Now a 5+ job should be more for a show car, garage kept and not driven daily.
A guy on a Mustang Facebook page did a Grabber Blue paint swap in his own garage and just won a car show.....
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A guy on a Mustang Facebook page did a Grabber Blue paint swap in his own garage and just won a car show.....

I'll be doing that soon too.
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Paint swap? Garage? Elaborate on that I'm listening haha
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Yea but it says he's got skill from painting for ford and gm. He's not us average Joes lol. His work looks great tho
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Yea but it says he's got skill from painting for ford and gm. He's not us average Joes lol. His work looks great tho
But it's not like it's with professional equipment in a paint booth, if you know what your doing and have a few of the right things you can make it look nice.
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But it's not like it's with professional equipment in a paint booth, if you know what your doing and have a few of the right things you can make it look nice.
I can guarantee he had a big compressor and a nice spray gun. As well as a lot of time.

We did my paint job in our garage and a lot of paint and body guys have seen it and said it's definitely one of the better ones they've ever seen. But we had my dad who has been doing paint and body for 20+ years and me wet sanding for many many hours and him doing body work and perfecting it over time. And then we bought a really great (big) air compressor for our garage and we used one of his pro guns from a paint shop.

Only difference is that we used two portable heaters and closed our garage to help bake it and we taped off and painted one section of the car at a time due to air contaminates. You just have to have the know how and take your time and have good equipment for that high quality mirror finish.

It takes a lot of time. But the results when you do it right are fantastic. A big reason it took us so long is because we had to sand and prep all the engine bay, trunk, door jams and sills, as well as much of the interior we pulled up. It was a pretty extensive color swap.

On too of all that we went over the car hand sanding it like at least 25 times. We went over it with a microscope basically and got ALL the orange peel and impurities. OCD paint job. Geez. Haha
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I'm thinking about getting a new paint job and I'm wondering how much it should cost? I have an 06 and no dents or anything. Also, I'm thinking about keeping the same color. The clear is just messing up in random places.
Got mine painted for $1200 and it looks fantastic
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I got mine painted for $1500
You just have to find a nice local shop thats maybe not too popular but still know how to do a good job
Many shops sometimes charge you a lot mostly for their popularity and name
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I paid 2800, staying with the same color. I also had another 1000 in body work done, so he cut me a better deal on the paint.
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Pay crappy- you get crappy.

Pay best as possible - you get good beautiful paint job.


How much explicit can that be?
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I paid $1500 and i got a pretty damn good job
He took the car apart and painted everything it used to be red and theres no sign at all that it ever was that color
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I paid $1500 and i got a pretty damn good job
He took the car apart and painted everything it used to be red and theres no sign at all that it ever was that color
I've always wondered how they paint by the windshield. Do they take off the molding around the windshield or just tape it off?
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I've always wondered how they paint by the windshield. Do they take off the molding around the windshield or just tape it off?
What are you talking about? The weatherstripping across the top?
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What are you talking about? The weatherstripping across the top?
Around the whole windshield. I don't want to get mine painted and have the guy leave some bridging and paint lines. Like where the a pillar and windshield molding meets
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Around the whole windshield. I don't want to get mine painted and have the guy leave some bridging and paint lines. Like where the a pillar and windshield molding meets
It's pretty easy to tape that off. There shouldn't be a problem.
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I've always wondered how they paint by the windshield. Do they take off the molding around the windshield or just tape it off?
For my car they used some special tape to mask it off
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It's pretty easy to tape that off. There shouldn't be a problem.
I'm just worried about the windshield area because it looks like my clear is starting to turn milky by the windshield molding and a pillar. But, I guess a body shop would have no problem fixing it since that's what they do. Right?
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