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Old 10-21-2004, 02:57 AM   #1
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How much do car paint jobs cost?

I was wondering how much it would cost to have my car painted. Right now it's black, and I think I'm going to have it repainted black. But I was thinking about silver or bright STi blue, as well. I was just wondering how much I can expect to pay in any case. I realize it would cost less to repaint it black, but I haven't yet decided what I'm going to do. Holla back!
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Old 10-21-2004, 03:00 AM   #2
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25 dollars... poff can is the best way to go... haha no, j/k... depends where you go... prices range
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Old 10-21-2004, 04:23 PM   #3
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depends where you go... prices range

I understand your motivation to provide the most finite details, but next time, be a little bit more general. I'm just looking for ballpark numbers.
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Old 10-21-2004, 06:12 PM   #4
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A quick Maaco type synthetic enamel paint job tends to run about $250, but it looks like crap unless YOU do a lot of prep work before hand and evn then, it only looks good for a while as it's done with the cheapest paint out there).

Just the materials cost for a decent repaint will actually cost double that figure, and then you have to ad teh labor to do it right. Expect about $1000-$1500 to respray in the same color, and $1500-3000 to change colors, depending on quality of mateials, and level of prep and detail (door jambs, under hood and trunk, etc).
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Old 10-23-2004, 07:08 PM   #5
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Got the estimate for a paint job on my car. $1560 to keep it black, and around $1800 to change the color. I want something flashy and interesting, but not ricey and tacky. Any advice, folks?
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hey whats up? wheres the cheapest place i can get a paint job done at?
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Old 05-21-2005, 04:10 AM   #7
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hey whats up? wheres the cheapest place i can get a paint job done at?


Maaco, but with paint jobs, you usually get what you pay for.
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Old 05-21-2005, 02:53 PM   #8
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A good paint job, one that will last, one done right to near showroom quality, everything repainted, will blow your socks off. I'm talking 6-8 grand. Some will even run over 10K if your painting an entire shell. It's crazy. Painting costs sicken me. I realize people don't have the right equipment, time, or skills and know how to do it themselves but it seems to be the only way.

I can't wait to get through with the painting of my car. What a pain in the ass. I'm going to hate it.
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