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dixiedude06 Offline
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#1
hey everyone, I was wondering about how much any of you have paid to have your car painted. b/c I want my car painted and need a quick estimate

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87 turbocoupe, 5-speed, Completely loaded, superchip, bleeeder valve set to 17 psi, Kn cone
87 turbocoupe, 5-speed, Completely loaded, some mods
93 F-150 Lightning #4593 of 5276
13.9 @ 99 mph
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#2
Price is going to vary by what kind of paint you want, how many coats it takes to do it, who is doing it. how much prep work is involved and so forth. You can pay about $200 and up at Macco or $8000+ for something exotic

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88 TC X 2, 86 SVO, Main TC with K&N, 3"DP to 2.5"duals through Dynamax, Ric valve at 17+ and disconnected KS. Elite Bodega 16" chrome wheels. Autometer pod w/ A/F and Vac/boost gauges.140 mph Motorsports Speedo New engine: Total Seal rings and TRW pistons, ported and polished head w/ cc'd chambers,1.59"exhausts, SS valves, gutted upper, knife edged lower, A-230 cam, Race Engineering Adj Cam Sprocket, Crowlers, ARP head studs, and rod bolts. Walbro 255 HP pump and Kirban adj FPR, T-3. Centerforce II, KB subs and jack rails.

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Pete Dunham


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BJL Offline
Moderator
#3
Well my car cost me about $150, but there were things that made it that way

1: I only paid for the basecoat
2: I painted it in my school and I painted it
3: I didn’t pay for anything else

I am now working at Glassboro Body Shop and a few months ago I was quoted at 1800 fopr a complete repaint.
My paint was peeling off the hood roof, trunk, top of fenders and top of doors, I was gona just have the car feather edged (smoothed out, and scuffed and lay the paint on, no dents taken out or anything.

I have a pictures on the repaint on my website http://crazydriver358.tripod.com/brianssite/id3.html

What I planned on at school was a quick repaint, just fix some dents and dings
Well we started but ended up straighten allot, fixing the cracks in my bumpers, but since we are beginners at this and my car was dull painted we missed a few dings on my hood and roof, but the car looks great,
I used Dupont ChromaBase and Muti-Purpose ChromaClear. There is also Diamont and Sikkens and PPG, you local Auto paint store can recommend what hey think is the best type.
Price is all on the work behind it. It can be a quick job for 800 and have most of the dents taken out, and can be perfect in every way and they would be disassembling most of the car to do this, and be PERFECT for around 4000+ the custom color if you have custom done.
It also goes for the purpose of the paint, durability, shine or cost.
The area you live in change some things and the type of car will change some
Right now in school we are repainting a 2000 Ford Crown Victoria Police car.
It was white, but we are repainting it in jet black. It gonna be used as show car for community policing. Right now the doors are off and guttted, the fenders, hood, trunk and bumpers are off and being cut in seprately form the car. so ther is no white at all on the car, We will then paitned the car and clear it, and sand it done with 2000 grit and rub it out to make a perfectly smooth finish. This all will cost around 3-4000 dallors at a usual body shop.
The last one we got done is now has graphics on the side and tinted windows wheels etc. etc., we are being recognized in the local papers for it


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Brian J Larkin
1988 Turbo Coupe 5spd, dark blue and shining like a peice of polished glass. http://crazydriver358.5u.com

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Brian Larkin
88TC 330,000 miles
Slightly Modified
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JONESER Offline
Senior Member
#4
When I painted my 87 TC white, it didn't cost me one red cent!!!

I looked through all the paint we have in the cabnet and rounded up all the whites...mixed them all together and painted.
Ooops, I did buy the clear...I also put a blue pearl in the clear which was free too.

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87 Turbo Coupe, 5-speed, boost at 18 PSI, K&N in finder, tangerine paint, shaved door handles, locks and emblems, painted interior trim(same as exterior), tiger print headliner, visors and door panels, Autometer gauges, 5.6" monitor & Playstation 2, lowered, white pony wheels...did I forget anything?
87 Turbo Coupe, 5-speed
White with blue pearl, interior trim peices painted (same as exterior), shaved trunk emblems and bleeder valve...so far
90 Notchback--turbo project!
87 Turbo Coupe, 5-speed, boost at 18 PSI, K&N in finder, tangerine paint, shaved door handles, locks and emblems, painted interior trim(same as exterior), tiger print headliner, visors and door panels, Autometer gauges, 5.6" monitor & Playstation 2, lowered, white pony wheels...did I forget anything?
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Birdman78758 Offline
Senior Member
#5
LMFAO,AROTF, Joneser! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

We all saw the great job you did on your wife's notchback over at TurboFord - http://www2.turboford.org/techboard/ubb/...notch8.JPG

Here's the post - http://www2.turboford.org/techboard/ubb/...01806.html [Image: biggrin.gif]

How much do 10 cans of Krylon Flat Black and a case of beer cost? And in 40 minutes!
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Jr88TC Offline
Member
#6
I'm getting my car done as we speak. i'm paying around $2500 for them to finish the remaining body dents,(some pretty bad), sandblast the rust, and spray the car. I bought the car in the summer it was a total mess. I replaced the two front fenders, header panel and bumper; I probably saved like $6-700 dollers doing that myself.
Jr.
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kellyb Offline
Member
#7
I paid Maaco a total of $651 and that was for their deluxe job and inlcuded some very minor dent/ding fixng. I am extremely happy with how it came out. The key is the prep work. I had dewaxed the car throughly and taken it upon myself to due some prep sanding on some spots that needed it. I paid $1900 to have my 65 Mustang fastback painted and there was very minor difference in the appearance quality. The Maaco paint has been on since early last summer and has been just great. Now when I get my Jaguar project painted I won't be settling for Maaco, but for a nice driving non show car it as a great deal. They painted my mom's jeep this past fall and it too was a very nice job for the bucks. But do not skimp on prep work and go with the best they offer at the additional money.

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1987 TC Black out, red in. Tag: TC BIRD 7.
1963 Jag Mark 10 getting 5.0 transplant.
1975 MG Midget. wife's car.
2001 PT Cruiser. Hey, its retro!
fave quote:"No man is a failure who has friends." Clarence the angel.
1987 TC Black out, red in. Tag: TC BIRD 7.
1963 Jag Mark 10 getting 5.0 transplant.
1975 MG Midget. wife's car.
2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade
fave quote:"No man is a failure who has friends." Clarence the angel.
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