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Old 03-26-2010, 09:05 AM
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My truck is being fixed after a front end collision and I am wondering what you guys think it would cost to have it oversprayed?

This is a pretty high-brow shop that the insurance is having do the body work and they are only paining the replacement panels and the ones they tweek. I have pin stripes, some minor scratches, i figure it will just look better if i get it over sprayed.

How much?

If I go to Maaco, should i get enamel, laquer, what?

-wes
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:10 AM
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If you have a basic 20-30gal compressor, I would say find a NAPA paint shop and get hooked with paint from them, they'll mix it for you to color match your paint codes. Then pick up a $30-$30 sprayer from harbor freight. I got a HVLP gun and it worked great to spray my fiberglass tonneau cover. I laid down 3 coats of base and 2 clear. My first spray job and the base went down beautifully. I had a problem with the clear though. It is much more tricky to get the flow settings right imo. But if you're just wanting to shoot a single stage, it should be real easy.

I setup a paint booth of sorts in my garage by hanging plastic from the garage door rails.
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My truck is being fixed after a front end collision and I am wondering what you guys think it would cost to have it oversprayed?

This is a pretty high-brow shop that the insurance is having do the body work and they are only paining the replacement panels and the ones they tweek. I have pin stripes, some minor scratches, i figure it will just look better if i get it over sprayed.

How much?

If I go to Maaco, should i get enamel, laquer, what?

-wes
First off-never go to Maaco or Earl Schieb's,they will give you the cheapest and crappietst paintjob ever
Depends on paint damage on the rest of the truck,a lot of times the old paint can be buffed out -but stripes will have to be replaced.
But if you want the whole truck repainted-get your wallet out-it will make you think twice.
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Man I've been dealing with paint shops for the last two months and they all seem to think they should make 100 a hour they say there rate is 48. Then you ask how long the truck will be there they say a week. The cost 4500 with no repairs. Now I know material is expensive. But that said that leaves 3500 for a weeks work. Man I'm in the wrong business I've been installing floors for 11 years never made that kind of cash. I here the tools thing and just laugh I have one vacuum that cost 4000. A sander that cost 5800. None of which that have a life time warranty plus I drive to the customer everyday they pull it in and work on it. 4500 here plus tax is almost 5000. I've bought nice vehicles for that
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