Originally Posted by ranger0888
Really depends on where you go and what kind of a paint job you get. I wouldnt see a standard paint job for your truck being more than 400 or 500 dollars, maybe even less.
ha ha ha that couldnt be further from the truth unless youre talking about a maaco paintjob. a few things to consider when doing a complete color change, especially on a truck is all the areas that need to be painted. if its done right not only does the exterior of the truck get painted but also the inside of the bed, the bed needs to be removed to paint the back of the cab and the front of the box, the door jams, inside of doors, under the hood, radiater support, inside the fenders ect. that all adds labor wich is the biggest factor in the cost. labor rates around my area are in the 60-80 per hour range. then take into consideration paint and material costs and youll be looking at $500-$600 ranger JUST for that depending on color. a complete job done right will cost you anywher from $1500-$4000 depending on the shop. also beware of the $300 jobs from places like maaco. they skip important steps like masking off windows and trim. ha ha theyre paint jobs are a joke, ive seen a few in person.