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Old 11-02-2002, 09:20 PM   #1
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My 1992 SE is Granet red/ red int. I really like white did they make white with red int? What is the paint # for white? About how much will it cost for a good white paint job?
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A "good" paint job...requires removal of all body panels so every surface can be painted...basically to try to be equal to the factory job at least in coverage if not finish. Open your doors, hood and trunk. Notice all the edges and hidden surfaces that are painted the body color. To get all these, you are looking at some serious disassembly. It can be done, but not by any run-of-the-mill paint shop like Maaco or Earl Schibe. A good body shop could do a "factory" paint job on your car for about $3-4000. Maybe less if you offer to help with tear down and re-assembly.

Some shops don't like to do this because of the work involved. They primarily work on insurance claims where the car (or parts of it) is being painted the same color it was before, so they only have to mask the tires and glass.
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I had a car repainted about fifteen years ago and had the color changed from beige to marroon and it cost over $3000 Changing a color is expensive. I even did almost all the prep. I have no idea what it would cost today.
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What about cost and keep the same color? Much less?
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What about cost and keep the same color? Much less?
Yea, it should be considerably less, since there would be alot less prep. However, you are still going to get what you pay for. Factory pain may not be the best finish, but it is one of the strongest. If you want a quality paint job that is near factory aand will last for ten years or more, you will pay for it.

Go to a couple shops in you area just to see what the ranges of prices are. Ask them about garantees against fading and stuff like that.
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