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Old 09-03-2014, 07:21 PM   #1
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Has anyone got their car painted?

What year / Body is your car and how much did you end up paying (Also, What color did you go with)?

I'm looking to get a clear picture of how much I should be paying for a new paint job for my 2013 Convertible. (In all black)
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:29 PM   #2
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I will be getting a repaint under warranty.
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price all depends on area you live in, quality of work and if any body work needs to be done. Unless someone on here lives in your city and can recommend a shop you can expect anywhere from 4-10k
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What year / Body is your car and how much did you end up paying (Also, What color did you go with)?

I'm looking to get a clear picture of how much I should be paying for a new paint job for my 2013 Convertible. (In all black)
If you want a quality paint job that includes everything (ie door sills, trunk, proper masking, etc) then it will cost you a pretty penny. Could easily run you thousands. My only advice is to stay away from MAACO. Even their most expensive paint jobs look like crap. Tons of over spray and terrible prep work. Cheaping out on paint is instantly noticeable, unfortunately.

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I will be getting a repaint under warranty.
Good story. Not sure how it helps the OP, but interesting none-the-less.
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It's for paint bubbling over basically the entire top of the car. If it wasn't under warranty, it would have been 3K.
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It's for paint bubbling over basically the entire top of the car. If it wasn't under warranty, it would have been 3K.
Exactly. Quality paint is crazy expensive.
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Gah... Not what I expected =P!

But I did hear about the disaster stories of MAACO and their crappy paint jobs. I will definitely just go ahead and wait a bit longer until I can afford a good paint job.
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A full paint job will be between 3-5k depending on the shop and the level of work.

When I eventually get my car repainted I plan to spend at least 5k+ for an amazing finish. Unless I learn how to do it myself by then.


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Old 09-04-2014, 11:17 AM   #9
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3-5 was the norm when we took our cars from the shop to our paint guys. But yes, Maaco is terrible. Their paint jobs look like they hurled the paint straight out of the bucket and let 4 year Olds fingerpaint with it.

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Ever consider getting it dipped or vinyl? You can always go back to its original color.

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Ever consider getting it dipped or vinyl? You can always go back to its original color.

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I removed my old stripes and the vinyl was so cheap that even with a heat gun, The vinyl was coming off in pieces... After a while, I was able to get a nice big chunk to pull off in tact, But it came with some pants... Also the bumper has a few chips as well... I'd rather have fresh paint.
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Paint is terribly expensive. I had the dealer refinish a spoiler in the factory color and they charged nearly $200. Couldn't imagine the whole car, it would cost thousands.
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Me personally I think plasti dip is ugly, there's always that one shop that is incredibly cheap around town got mine for under 2 G s full paint and dents now thats cheap as it gets and it wasn't bad

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I'm a collision tech at a Certified Mercedes shop and I could tell you. You get what you pay for. When a car comes in. We only do what's on paper (the estimate). If you're not paying to remove and install everything then your car will get taped up, like they do at Maaco. Taping the car to prevent overspray is very tricky. That's why we really try to advise you to completely take apart your car. That's the way their painted from the manufacturer. This is a 99 CLK full body paint job. I'd say save up and do it right the 1st time
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My 95 cost me $5,000.00 for a good paint job.


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Old 10-25-2014, 08:44 PM   #16
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That's about right. When you pay to do it right they can give the car the love it needs. When you cut it cheap cause of limited funds. You gotta knock the car out as quick as possible cause you can't put a weeks worth of work in a car if the money's not there. And if they sand and polish all the imperfections and orange peal off it looks extra wet. That takes a lot of love


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