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gary_lehocky
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complete paint job

Post by gary_lehocky » Sat Jan 3rd, 2004 3:49

Can anyone tell me what to expect in painting costs? I am almost ready. The car will need primered, painted and clear coated.

Thanks,
Gary
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Re: complete paint job

Post by Johnny_S » Sun Jan 4th, 2004 4:21

Gary, are you doing the work yourself? Is this a "working" paint job on a driver or a show quality paint job or something other? How much taping will need to be done....do you have all of the stainless and other trim off or on? Are you doing the engine compartment and trunk?
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Re: complete paint job

Post by gary_lehocky » Sun Jan 4th, 2004 10:19

John,

This is a basic driver paint job I am after. All the chrome will be off. The car will need completly taped. The trunk and will will not need done. The car will need sanded, primed, sanded and painted. That's about it. Thanks for your help.

Gary
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Re: complete paint job

Post by Johnny_S » Sun Jan 4th, 2004 5:44

Gary,

The best I can do is give you is a ball park. It's been a while since I bought a paint job. In 1970 I prepared and taped my 1949 Plymouth and a guy in a body shop who felt sorry for me shot it for $25. In 1990 I had a K-5 Blazer painted about the way you are describing and it cost between $1000 and $1100 with a base coat/clear coat paint job. I suspect you could get a MAACO type job for $399 to $599 if you have done a big chunk of the prep and do most of the reinstall on trim. I would think you should be able to get a quite nice but not show quality paint job from a good paint guy for $1000 plus or minus.
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Re: complete paint job

Post by gary_lehocky » Tue Jan 6th, 2004 8:40

John,

Thanks for the information. I appreciate it. It will help me develop a budget.

Sincerely,

49Gary
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