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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-07-2012 Thread Starter
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2002 Mustang paint job, how much?

I have a 2002 Mustang and at the moment it is mineral grey.
I just got a new cobra bumper and I would like to repaint my whole car metallic silver. How much would a decent paint job cost where its a good quality job, but lower in price. if that makes sence.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-07-2012
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generally i see shops charge 1500-10K for paint and prep.

if you could prep the car yourself(alot of work) and all they have to do is spray, i would say take it to maaco's, have them spray it and clear coat it.

and that should only run you about 500$

dont listen to all bad your hear about maaco's, there paint is perfectly fine, and my local maaco's strives to be the best, pumping out paint jobs that look like showroom floor.

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You can do it yourself for less than $100..

When he says "prep" it is a PAIN in the ASS. Expect to take a good 3-4 hours just prepping your car. The actual painting part takes less than 30 minutes.(then 2 hour break time then another coat)

Paint should run you around $85
Then just light grit sandpaper,paper towels and spray to clean and scuff the surface.
Oh and painters tape.. LOTS of it and news papers.. LOTS of it.

The better you scuff the surface and clean ANYTHING(im talking the smallest of dead bugs or bird crap) off the longer and better your paint will last.

Once that is done tape up/newspaper everything you dont want painted.
It is best to have a decent spray gun and be in a garage where you dont have to worry about overspray or bugs flying around(winter is the best time because less of the little turds that like to land on your drying paint)
Take your time.. you dont want the paint to run. One coat.. Then another coat and you are done.

Take it to one of these places that just paint over your old finish for $500 and your new paint job will be peeling in 3-6 months and look plain ugly.

I would save my money.. find a friend with a garage and just do it myself.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-23-2012
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That sounds about right.
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paint a car for 85.00 wow i paint every day and pay that for a pint of paint that does not include reducers clear coat so if you can buy paint for 85.00 thats a deal
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I've personally painted a car, and I had almost $500 in the primer, paint, reducers, and clear coat...But I was also VERY picky on my paint, and there were plenty of cheaper options.

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to be honest, i would NEVER paint my car myself. If you want it done right, i would definately recomment taking it to a professional painter. And maaco's probably the worst place you could ever take it to lol my car was painted maaco, but when they did it they half-assed it and now i have paint chipping off and i need to get it repainted in the summer. Spend the extra cash and get it done right.
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paint a car for 85.00 wow i paint every day and pay that for a pint of paint that does not include reducers clear coat so if you can buy paint for 85.00 thats a deal
A pint of silver matalic which is the stock color of my car was around 100 dollars for just the paint, it was a little over 200 just to paint the one front bumber of my car so I agree with mustangfan, plus depending on how you want it to look doing it your self can be risky. I would just take it somewhere and have them do it for a good price, its way easier if you have the money.

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for a color change it will be around 7-10k. For the same color it will be around 5-6k. Thats what I was quoted around here. Do the prep your self....also it should take months not hours to do prep. Maaco is fine, they use dupont paint for their bc/cc and it most def will not chip off if your prep is good.

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A good quality paint will run you in silver, anywhere from $200 to aprox $400 a gallon, that is just for the base. you will also need to buy reducer($15 to $30) for the paint and a clear kit (which runs anywhere from $100 to $300 per kit, again depending on the brand and quality. NOTE: they are different types of activator for the clear-slow, medium, and fast. this depend on temp. if it's 90+ degrees outside and humid, use slow. under normal temps, usually you can get by with medium. fast is mostly for spot panel repair. but definatly consult someone where ever you buy the paint and clear. ) not counting cost for the primer(around $75 per gallon) needed and sand paper. that is a rough estimate do it yourself pricing to paint the whole car. It is a long process and doing it youself can be risky and may cause you more money in the long run if you happen to mess up. a good bodyshop will charge anywhere from $3000 to $7,000. also check around, some shops will warrenty their paint jobs. Good luck!!
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