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I'm trying to build a 15 footer restoration, what is the lowest amount of money I can spend on a "professional" paint job

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(05-03-2018, 09:59 PM)Studdley Wrote: I'm trying to build a 15 footer restoration, what is the lowest amount of money I can spend on a "professional" paint job

$400 at Maaco.  Good paint job, you do the prep work.  In other words, the more you take off the car, the cleaner it will look.

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(05-03-2018, 10:11 PM)kcmash Wrote:
(05-03-2018, 09:59 PM)Studdley Wrote: I'm trying to build a 15 footer restoration, what is the lowest amount of money I can spend on a "professional" paint job

$400 at Maaco.  Good paint job, you do the prep work.  In other words, the more you take off the car, the cleaner it will look.

kcmash

The more prep work you do..... I.E. blocking and smoothing the surface the better the paint job will turn out. Then plan on cutting and buffing to make it even smoother. The prep is where the results are. Make sure all the edges are dressed. Understand the painter is only spraying the coating on the car. He does not prep to make sure everything is smooth and flat. $400 is only for the spray job. Prep is a TON of work if you want it right!


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(05-03-2018, 10:11 PM)kcmash Wrote:
(05-03-2018, 09:59 PM)Studdley Wrote: I'm trying to build a 15 footer restoration, what is the lowest amount of money I can spend on a "professional" paint job

$400 at Maaco.  Good paint job, you do the prep work.  In other words, the more you take off the car, the cleaner it will look.

kcmash

The more prep work you do..... I.E. blocking and smoothing the surface the better the paint job will turn out. Then plan on cutting and buffing to make it even smoother. The prep is where the results are. Make sure all the edges are dressed. Understand the painter is only spraying the coating on the car. He does not prep to make sure everything is smooth and flat. $400 is only for the spray job. Prep is a TON of work if you want it right!


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(05-03-2018, 10:11 PM)kcmash Wrote:
(05-03-2018, 09:59 PM)Studdley Wrote: I'm trying to build a 15 footer restoration, what is the lowest amount of money I can spend on a "professional" paint job

$400 at Maaco.  Good paint job, you do the prep work.  In other words, the more you take off the car, the cleaner it will look.

kcmash

400?, boy I'm glad to hear that, I'm a senior in high school trying to get my car all wrapped up, do I need to prime it too?

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