Thats a generous allowance for paint Man, it would be nice if they would just let you choose the shop and sign a waiver or?. You arent that far from Dreamakers down here and I could hook you up with a sweet deal for 5k. Mine was 7k but marbeling involves alot of layers. the price sets alot of people back but proper prep, and finish are so important to a distinctive paint job. The prep of my car( dismantle, wet sand, and taping took 3 days before the 7 seperate coats were applied over nearly a week (drying time) then 3 days of wet sanding and buffing through 3 grits to get a glasslike finish
here'* two pics of the car after prep
And the final product. Nobody on the East Coast can do this like these guys.
They will work around insurance checks. And give You some slack so you dont have to dig in your wallet.