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Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:40 pm 
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I have bad news


My car is ugly.


It's polynesian green, i like that colour, it's nice. BUT it's stone chipped to sh*t, and at one point we had a cat which used to wander up and down the thing, so I reckon there's quite a few scratches on it from the cat.

Anyway, what I wanted to ask is, what's a good price for a spray to get rid of all the chips and scratches? Will it need to be rubbed down to metal, just smooth, or just so it's rough? I know next to nothing about this sort of stuff, so if anyone could help, it'd be appreciated. I reckon the entire car would need to be done.
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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:33 pm 
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there is a sticky at the top of this section and most of your questions are answered already if you have a read through

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:36 pm 
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I got a price of $6600 to get my EF XR6 resprayed but that included new door mouldings, badges, door seals, rubber around the outside part of the indows.
Basically everything to make it look better than new.

Just for a respray I would think in the order of $2000 - $3000.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:06 am 
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or you could buy a spray outfit for around $400 and attempt it yourself
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Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:45 pm 
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i was quoted $400 for one damn quarter panel... a quarter panel that i had ALREADY sanded back, all they needed to do was spray... f**k greedy bastards

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 3:25 pm 
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Hope you told them to shove it. :evil:

Got my front left fender resprayed, front passenger and rear left passenger door sprayed and rear left fender sprayed, including a new rear left passenger door skin put on for only $1075. Lazy bastards painted over whatever scratches were there though or dents :S

Now im being quoted $1900 to paint my bodykit, front bar, rear bar, side skirts and bonnet :evil:

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 4:08 pm 
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ofcourse i did, should cost no more then $200 to spray one quarter panel, as far as i know anyway...

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 4:33 pm 
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2000 for repair of stone chips and scratches sound fair.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:22 pm 
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eb_guy888 wrote:
or you could buy a spray outfit for around $400 and attempt it yourself


thats what i want to try and do. i got quoted 400 to redo just my front bar which has cracking paint.

i would need a bit of practise on a spare quarter panel or something first though! lol

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:53 am 
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i would need a bit of practise on a spare quarter panel or something first though! lol


I'm sure you must know someone who is driving a bomb :wink:

Just recieved a quote for $2175 to paint and fit a bodykit(no wing, but has a bonnet) apparently 38hrs work there too :/. Anyone wanna recommend someone in WA preferrably south of perth? :D

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:19 am 
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I got mine done for $3000 which was a full respray (in a custom colour), removing all dings and chips and fitting a (damaged) 2nd hand body kit...

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:21 pm 
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Do it yourself...

I did , and so have many others...

Its not too hard , and any small problems can either be buffed out or fixed at a later time...

Cost is very low...

My car was quoted at $5000 +

I did exactly the same job and colour for under $1000.

Just gotta be confident with the gun...

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:17 am 
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isnt it funny how people will spend thousands of dollars on stereos wheels engine and suspension mods but they whinge and whine about paying for a decent paint job.whats the average hourly rate for a plumber or a chippie or even your local mechanic but no one wants to pay for a paint job I think some of you need to come and see just how much it actually costs to do some of these jobs.Dont get me wrong there are some rip offs out there but I think a lot of people need to be educated on how much repairs do cost.This is why I started a sticky to guide you guys on what is resonable or not and help some of you learn to do it yourself.
I had one guy ask the question about painting all his door moulds I advised to get a couple of quotes and price all the stuff he needed it worked out 50 more to get it done by a shop as i said to him whats your time worth

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:09 am 
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WOW man , don't chuck a wobbly... No-one is doin you out of any business here...

Some of us actually like to do things ourselves... so i guess it would be our problem if it doesn't come out right...

Wheres the satisfaction in getting someone else to do it all...

Some of us take pride in what we can achieve by ourselves , its what makes each and every vehicle that little bit unique...

Think about it before you jump up and down on your soap box !

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:22 pm 
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MadMax19 wrote:
WOW man , don't chuck a wobbly... No-one is doin you out of any business here...

Some of us actually like to do things ourselves... so i guess it would be our problem if it doesn't come out right...

Wheres the satisfaction in getting someone else to do it all...

Some of us take pride in what we can achieve by ourselves , its what makes each and every vehicle that little bit unique...

Think about it before you jump up and down on your soap box !


Im not "chucking a wobbly" I realize a lot of people like doing thing thing themselves thats why I offer my advise in a sticky at the top of this section so hopefully it does come out right but if people dont feel confident in doing things themselves shop around and get a few prices and come to realise just how much any good quality job costs
I just get the s**t with people who spend thousands on there car in other areas but have no idea about the hours that actually go into producing a good job
As you said you did yours yourself so you might have an appreciation of the amount of time & effort that goes into it. If you worked out how many hours you spent doing your car and you had to pay someone how much would it have cost you.

 

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