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Old 08/17/2010, 03:04 PM   #1
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I'm currently in the process of painting my car, have already done all the bodywork, 3 layers of primer, and have wetsanded it. My question is, based on the work that has already been done, what do you guys think a fair price would be for someone to spray the car? Paint is bought, car is taped off, wiped down but would get another wipedown prior to painting. Reason I'm asking, is because a guy in told told me he might be interested in doing it. but I have no idea what he should be charging. All the hard work is done, I could spray it myself but I have no confidence in that department lol.

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I'm currently in the process of painting my car, have already done all the bodywork, 3 layers of primer, and have wetsanded it. My question is, based on the work that has already been done, what do you guys think a fair price would be for someone to spray the car? Paint is bought, car is taped off, wiped down but would get another wipedown prior to painting. Reason I'm asking, is because a guy in told told me he might be interested in doing it. but I have no idea what he should be charging. All the hard work is done, I could spray it myself but I have no confidence in that department lol.
First thing I would ask...only because you didnt mention anything about it is, how long has the guy been painting. You obviously stated you aren't confident but most people who are eager to do it would for any price. You have to make sure that once the paint job is done the guy can still be reached for further help in the future......you know, in case the paint starts chipping etc.

Best person to truly ask of course would be Trea or Ryan since they do it all day long........most of the other members can help as well. You most definately want quality and most importantly longevity..........without them you basically will be paying a ton of cash for a rattle can look.

Now, it would help you out a ton if you could post pics of everything done so far so we can sort of judge it. Not saying your work would be horrible, since I don't even know ya, but what you think is up to standards might not be up to par with bodyshops. In other words, it may need further work to ensure the surface will not show through the paint. $1,000-$1500 for a paint job is a steal, provided the shop or individual has very good knowledge of what you can and can't do. Good luck in your research and just make sure you know who to trust.


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Old 08/19/2010, 01:54 AM   #3
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First thing I would ask...only because you didnt mention anything about it is, how long has the guy been painting. You obviously stated you aren't confident but most people who are eager to do it would for any price. You have to make sure that once the paint job is done the guy can still be reached for further help in the future......you know, in case the paint starts chipping etc.

Best person to truly ask of course would be Trea or Ryan since they do it all day long........most of the other members can help as well. You most definately want quality and most importantly longevity..........without them you basically will be paying a ton of cash for a rattle can look.

Now, it would help you out a ton if you could post pics of everything done so far so we can sort of judge it. Not saying your work would be horrible, since I don't even know ya, but what you think is up to standards might not be up to par with bodyshops. In other words, it may need further work to ensure the surface will not show through the paint. $1,000-$1500 for a paint job is a steal, provided the shop or individual has very good knowledge of what you can and can't do. Good luck in your research and just make sure you know who to trust.
Thanks for the reply sir. The guy that wants to possibly paint it owns a pretty nice bodyshop/ car dealer in town and is also a friend of my brother in law. So screwing me over wouldn't be something he would do, he can be easily reached(across town),and He has plenty of experience (10+ years), they fix and sell cars for a living. Rather than doing it in my garage he has a nice booth and all the works. I will post up pictures asap for the sake of better information or advice. $1500 is indeed a steal, but my brother in law was talking like he might pitch in, and that it was going to be in the $300-500 range, respectively. Anyways I'll post up those pictures and I'll see what you think.

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Car has since been wetsanded, will take more/better pictures tomorrow instead of like a fender lol.

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Thanks for the reply sir. The guy that wants to possibly paint it owns a pretty nice bodyshop/ car dealer in town and is also a friend of my brother in law. So screwing me over wouldn't be something he would do, he can be easily reached(across town),and He has plenty of experience (10+ years), they fix and sell cars for a living. Rather than doing it in my garage he has a nice booth and all the works. I will post up pictures asap for the sake of better information or advice. $1500 is indeed a steal, but my brother in law was talking like he might pitch in, and that it was going to be in the $300-500 range, respectively. Anyways I'll post up those pictures and I'll see what you think.
Well sir, if you dont do that deal i would smack the back of your head....lol 300-500 is wayyyy reasonable considering the 10+ years of experience you said he has and paint booth a definate plus. Just make sure that you wet sand and buff, regardless of how great it may have turned out. I've seen up close and personal how great vehicles look once that is done.....leave orange peel for the dealerships or auto paint shops that arent willing to invest time in it.
On newer cars it looks great, but you arent working on a newer car and most certainly not working on a standard DD for the winter/summer.

I can honestly tell you that from the information given, you pretty much answered your own questions in regards to price etc. Keep us up to date with the final product and post pics, will love to see how it turns out.


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Hahaha. the only issue I have is that he may not be able to get it done before the 18th. :thumbsdow: So I might be driving up to the meet in a primered Lude lol. But I agree on the wetsanding and buffing, I have not cut any corners since I started on this, other than not taking windows out But I'm painting it factory Milano red for insurance purposes, so getting in the jams and tiny cracks isn't really an issue except paint cracking... Also, the funny thing is... it's always has been my dd and I don't really have any choice for it not to be. That's why I got coilovers lol, low in the warm weather, stock height or better in the winter. I drove around last winter on toyos and never got stuck, so this winter with snow tires should be a breeze. Anyways I will definitely update as it gets closer to being done, and hope to see it among the rest of the cars at the upcoming meet

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Hahaha. the only issue I have is that he may not be able to get it done before the 18th. :thumbsdow: So I might be driving up to the meet in a primered Lude lol. But I agree on the wetsanding and buffing, I have not cut any corners since I started on this, other than not taking windows out But I'm painting it factory Milano red for insurance purposes, so getting in the jams and tiny cracks isn't really an issue except paint cracking... Also, the funny thing is... it's always has been my dd and I don't really have any choice for it not to be. That's why I got coilovers lol, low in the warm weather, stock height or better in the winter. I drove around last winter on toyos and never got stuck, so this winter with snow tires should be a breeze. Anyways I will definitely update as it gets closer to being done, and hope to see it among the rest of the cars at the upcoming meet
Ha ha no problem on that man.........just make it there with what ya got. If I have to I'll sell ya a little decal that says PAINT COMING SOON!! LOL

It'll show some folks you are in progress either way.............the meet is not just going to be about the guys with TOP DOLLAR rides, it is a chance to get everyone together now and for the next couple years. The amount of people will determine how well organized we can be and how many events I can talk Chineda and Allen into for the next couple years.

I'm just tired of always hearing about shows outside of this state when I know we have rides here that are show ready, fast and can compete in all levels.
If we can't get the shows to come here, what is stopping us from doing our own?


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Ha ha no problem on that man.........just make it there with what ya got. If I have to I'll sell ya a little decal that says PAINT COMING SOON!! LOL

It'll show some folks you are in progress either way.............the meet is not just going to be about the guys with TOP DOLLAR rides, it is a chance to get everyone together now and for the next couple years. The amount of people will determine how well organized we can be and how many events I can talk Chineda and Allen into for the next couple years.

I'm just tired of always hearing about shows outside of this state when I know we have rides here that are show ready, fast and can compete in all levels.
If we can't get the shows to come here, what is stopping us from doing our own?
Hahaha.. Sounds good to me on the sticker :p But I agree 150% I've seen plenty of clean, and fast cars around here, import and domestic. Hell I never thought about passing flyers out at like autox and drag tracks. Anyway we can get the word out is better than nothing. I know of 4 or 5 cars just in my area (centerville- ottumwa) that are going, so surely if small town guys like us heard about it, more will.

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