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Old 01-16-2013, 04:13 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Called around for my 68 coupe and got a quote of 5k for paint prep: sanding all the way down to metal, sheet metal work, and primer. Then ~3k for paint. It includes most supplies and labor. Does that seem to high? Just right? I would do it myself but everywhere I've read seems to say take it to a professional so you don't pay more for mistakes.
Where are you all getting these quotes from? haha Im from Lacey Washington aswel and got quotes for between 10-15k on my repaint so 5 or 6k would be a heck of a lot cheaper. Mine has no rust or body damage and still I've been told by two places now that a paint job will run around this 10-15k range? Anyone else here from Olympia/Lacey area that had a good experience with a paint shop that didn't charge so much?

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Where are you all getting these quotes from? haha Im from Lacey Washington aswel and got quotes for between 10-15k on my repaint so 5 or 6k would be a heck of a lot cheaper. Mine has no rust or body damage and still I've been told by two places now that a paint job will run around this 10-15k range? Anyone else here from Olympia/Lacey area that had a good experience with a paint shop that didn't charge so much?
He's just a local guy I found. Looked at his shop and some work and it looked good. His shop is small only enough room for a paint booth and 3/4 cars in his garage/bay. He is off of Marvin RD before College St and after Ranger Rd. His name is Jeremy
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:36 AM   #18 (permalink)
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$8-$15k seems way high to me. Maybe I just found a great little shop in Nor Cal. I'll have to look how much I paid for the body work, but I think it was $1k or so and it went from rough to straight and less than $5k for paint with stripes, cut buffed and polished.


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You can pay just about anything you want for a paint job.....but in realit IMHO, $5k for full prep is about right...if you assume $50 per hour rate, at $5k thats about 100 hours (2.5 weeks)......which for minor bodywork, that is right. With a recommendation...bodywork is really based upon 2 things....paint color & vehicle purpose (show, etc)....while there are 10 classifications of car quality (#1 being a touch/hands free, tire wrapped, show piece/trailer queen), most are looking at a #2 or 3 car....a weekend driver that could have some show potential. Assuming that is what you are looking for, here is a feww suggestions/criteria I would tell the shop so they know the expectations.....

With regard to the hood.....in terms of fit/finish I want it as close to perfect as what is realitisitically possible (this is what catches 99% of peoples eye) and with regards to the rest of the car panels, if a show car is a 10 and oem is a 7, I want the roof to be a 9 and the rest of the panels to be an 8.

This lets them know the expectations & focus
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Raven, your painter sand blasted metal, egad!
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A gallon of PPG high build catylized primer is over $600. You'd probably need 2. $1200 in just primer. You do the math.
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He's just a local guy I found. Looked at his shop and some work and it looked good. His shop is small only enough room for a paint booth and 3/4 cars in his garage/bay. He is off of Marvin RD before College St and after Ranger Rd. His name is Jeremy
Awesome! Thanks for the info and im going to go by an see them this summer when its time to paint.
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A gallon of PPG high build catylized primer is over $600. You'd probably need 2. $1200 in just primer. You do the math.
wow! I knew PPG was expensive, but never in my wildest dreams! If I remember correctly, I think the SPI 2K was about $150 per gallon.
Yep, just checked it. Just a buck or two shy of $150 for high build and catalyst.
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wow! I knew PPG was expensive, but never in my wildest dreams! If I remember correctly, I think the SPI 2K was about $150 per gallon.
Yep, just checked it. Just a buck or two shy of $150 for high build and catalyst.
SPI is a high quality product for a bargain price.
I used SPI epoxy, high build primer and clear coat when I painted the car myself. Base coat was from TCP Global. I had about 800 in paint material.
If you have the desire ,want to learn and the space to do it. I would recommend doing it yourself.
I got quotes of 5-8000 to paint the car with very little metal work needed

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A gallon of PPG high build catylized primer is over $600. You'd probably need 2. $1200 in just primer. You do the math.
Wow! You need to find a new supplier...Just checked last week...a gallon of K-38 high build with catalyst is $282.10 plus tax.
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