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Old 03-30-2005
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Found Out How Much $$$ To Paint My Truck

I stopped by a body shop near my house today to find out how much they would want to paint my truck, ive seen some of their work and they do really amazing jobs. Well I talked to the dude he looked at it and told just a off the top of his head estimate i was looking at about $5000 and I dont want anything fancy just the stock paint that came on the truck no custom stuff to it well except i want my rollpan molded in and my tailgate handle shaved and my plate frenched in my tailgate but nothing custom about the paint. It may seem alittle steep but im gettin it done there he also told me once they got into it that it probably wouldnt come out to be that much.
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thats sounds like a goodprice not too bad....
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whoa...sounds a bit steep? thats a little much. some of the custom body shops around here do that kind of thing for like 3000 to 3500 for everything that your asking. just my .02.
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5K for total repaint, including interior doors, sills and inside the engine bay and bed seems decent. For just an exterior job, it's a bit high. Check around.
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Yea, the dude told me until he got into it he wouldnt know how much it would be he just said 5 grand cuz he thought maybe some of the body parts wouldnt be reusable once he got into working on it which all of them are. He also told me they would take everything off they could mirrors,front bumper,doors,the bed off the frame,tailgate,and front + rear fenders plus all the paint and hardners and clear it would take to paint it he said it would take like 3 gallons to do the whole truck. He also said they were used to painting 60-70 grand cars he took me back in the shop and showed me a 50's Chevy Hot Rod which they found and restored and all I can say is these guys know their sh*t it was beautiful.
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That's not a bad price if they are going to do all that. Remember, a good painter won't lay paint if the surface doesn't look perfect to him. They will probably do minor body work to repair any surface ripples from the factory. I've never seem a flawless Ranger body, Ford seems to put little defects in all of them.
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For all of that work, that doesn't sound like a bad price at all. That is around what I have been quoted for about what you want.

I have checked around too. It is expensive to get a good quality paint job with some minor body work if you want a total repaint.
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You need to have him itemize the work. It shouldnt take him more than 20 minutes to work up a very close estimate.

I am havign my truck repainted in spaces from it being egged. Tailgate, Front hood, Passenger door are being repainted. Rest of the truck is getting buffed. He is also tapping out a few door dings, touching up some paint and replacing my tailgate Ford Emblem to line up with my Texas Flag Emblem (I have Grand Prairie Ford letters under the Ford one, but wont anymore).

Anyways, I am getting all of that for $880 (well, insurance is paying).

Hmm, now that i think about it, with the custom work you are getting, 5k might not be too bad, but I would still have him itemize before agreeing to a price.
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My flames cost around 3K.....but they are not the whole truck either. I think thats a great pice
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wow...thas all expensive to me...well the 3k sounds pretty good..but my buddy does custom paint and gonna go on an airforce base hobby shop and hes gonna teach me to paint, and all i gotta pay for is the hobby shop spray booth and the paint...but of course all im doin is blue flames...but the local custom shop around here wanted to charge me around 2k to do flames and the heavy clear coat
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Good luck with the entire process. Let us know what you decide and how it turns out.
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