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Old 09-24-2007, 11:53 PM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone could give me an average for a good paintjob, I'm thinking sometime in the future of repainted the car (same color) and want to know what i'd be looking at. My main problem now is the hood, all the little chips from near 140k are starting to add up, the car may look great but I see it all. The rest of the car is pretty good, so I could get away with re-spraying the hood if someone could blend it well I guess, everyone give me ideas!
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you can prob maaco for around 300 for their low end job.

maybe 500-600 for something more decent.

(just rough estimates)
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For a GOOD quality paint job, I'd say at least $1500 and possibly up to $2000 for the whole car. Any competent body shop should be able to redo the hood and blend the front fenders/bumper cover for a fair price.

Maaco isn't what I would call a quality paint job for someone who wants the best for their car. I don't know if I would even trust their "higher-end" paint jobs.
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My cousin paid $800 for a paint job for his '75 Cordoba at a local place, and for $800, I was not impressed with it. I found 3-4 sags in the paint, and I found spots that were completely missing clearcoat. IMO, I wouldn't pay no less than $1200-1500 for a paint job. If you want your car to look nice, and have a long lasting paint job, pay for high quality. Shop around, get local opinions on the best shop in the area, it'* worth it.
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Generally, a factory like paint job for any car is around $2000...It depends on the quality of paint used, how many coats, etc etc.


too many variables.

Prep work is where most of the money is....
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Yes $2,000 for a basic good quality full paint job. $300 for just a bumper.

If you want a show quality but not ultra paint job, the kind where they remove body panels and do a very good quality job.....like the one I would be happy with....it will cost you about $6,000.

The really fancy candy apple ones will cost upwards of $20,000.
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Defintly don't go cheap. Knowing the owner of this bonneville and how he gets even if its a good job but the place leaves a tool in the car. Your better off paying a bit more for high quality work.
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I paid $2k for the paintjob on my bike. A good quality paint job would cost you at least that for a car
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These estimates seem low to me. I would say $4,000 for a nice, quality paintjob(bc/cc)urethane) that will last. I am into restoring cars and paint myself but if I wanted my Mustang painted it would be about $6,000 for the quality I am looking for. PeterG will chime in with a better estimate soon....
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That'* what I said.
$6000 was what I was quoted to paint my Trans Am a few months ago. Needless to say, it'* staying Flat Black spray can Betty The car is only worth about $8000. and even a great paint job won't increase its value to $14000.
I would settle for a $2000 basic no body panels removed job.
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