Joined: Jun 2012
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!!