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Re: Where to get a 10 year old car painted?

On Fri, 07 Aug 1998 12:08:34 -0400,  Paul Luevano wrote:

I hate to be a nattering nabob of negativism, Paul, but you are not
being realistic. If you did it yourself, it could easily cost $500 for
the supplies and materials alone.

Figure more like $3k to $5k for a good to first rate paint job, although
doing all of the trim R&R yourself will save a lot. (Besides, there is not
a body/paint shop in the world that has the time to reinstall the trim
correctly.) Start getting into $2k territory, and you're getting into Maaco
country. Better save those pennies or start learning a new trade.

DeWitt Harrison
Boulder, CO

>As some of you may recall, I had a big booboo a few months back, where
>I managed to successfully rip the passanger door of my 5K.  Well, i have
>the mechanical work done, now I need to get it painted.  I'd like to get
>the whole car painted at once, since the paint is 11 years old, and I
>don't want the fender/door to stand out like a sore thumb.
>Doea anyone have experiance/suggestions for a paint shop that can shoot
>the whole car for something around $500?  I'd like to avoid Maaco type