How much was your paint job?

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richie_tenenbaum
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How much was your paint job?

Postby richie_tenenbaum » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:25 pm

Just curious.

I’d like to get mine painted in the next two years. I’m just curious as what to set as a savings target.

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Re: How much was your paint job?

Postby TheRebel » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:14 pm

For a restoration quality paint job, (bodywork, frame off) it’s 10,000 or more.


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Re: How much was your paint job?

Postby dodgerammit » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:00 am

Just had the hood and the passenger side redone on mine (poor repaint had failed on those pieces along with damaged hood and fender). I removed all trim bits, bumpers, and had the replacement panels already stripped. $2500. That was a bargain. I'm also doing the woodgrain myself, so I'm saving there as well.

I'd say you need at least $6-7K absolute minimum if body is in really good shape.
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Re: How much was your paint job?

Postby will e » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:18 am

I think I paid 2500 for a full body paint. This is was after I stripped it of all chrome. No wood. Some body work. Single stage. Red and Black. I basically knew I was going to take it out in the desert and scratch it up so we purposely kept it cheap. And I have scratched the HECK out of it since I got it painted. I am also glad I didn't end up with 'Chief' stripes or decals since I did some damage to some of the body panels and had to get some repairs done.

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Re: How much was your paint job?

Postby tgreese » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:09 am

You can pay anything from a few hunderd at a "one day" paint and body shop, or as mentioned $10,000 for a restoration job. Concours quality is likely much more.

Are you interested in value or quality? How much do you want to spend? What do you expect from the job? Your truck looks like it's white, so you could likely shut the doors and have a one-day shop shoot the exterior with their best quality paint for under $1000. I've done a couple of cars this way. The more prep and cleanup you do, the better it will turn out. Be sure to mask behind the hood and door seams. Or you can look on Craig's List for local painters that do jobs on the side. It seems like there aren't a lot of offerings in the intermediate price zone. Your typical body shop wants collision work, and won't want to do resprays. Often they will just quote you an outrageous price rather than send you away.

This is a good place to start https://www.amazon.com/How-Paint-Your-B ... 1932494227
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Re: How much was your paint job?

Postby richie_tenenbaum » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:29 pm

Thanks. Mine is silver.

I have a relative that has started a hot rod shop. I’ll likely start there. In my head, I’d like to spend 4-5K on the paint job. I’m willing to do the sanding or whatever ele it takes to keep the price manageable.

My plan is for this to be the only paint job it gets for the next 15 years

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Re: How much was your paint job?

Postby letank » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:43 pm

for a paint job, $$$ is for sure the 1st step, the 2nd is to have referrals or see what the results are from their customers. I have seen $15k job look like orange skin.
Area differs too, the SF area will be a lot more than a less urban area... $7k 4 years ago with warranty for a convertible, no prep work, EDIT: one fender had a big gouge -the jeep gets the roller job-, it pays to know the shop, the shop had to redo the cowl area twice, still looks as the first day, the coupe sleeps in a garage
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Re: How much was your paint job?

Postby 440sixpack » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:48 am

I took my J10 to the painter stripped down to bare steel and the major body work done. he needed to finish the body work, prime and block, paint and cut and buff. it cost me 8k and I have a show quality paint job.

I would imagine it would have cost me a few grand more had I just dropped it off untouched.

For a decent paint job I'd figure 6-10 k. the materials alone for mine were $2500 but I had a more expensive color in a higher grade paint. where you live seems to make a huge difference in this type of work.

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Re: How much was your paint job?

Postby 1979bettywhite » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:06 am

tgreese wrote:You can pay anything from a few hunderd at a "one day" paint and body shop, or as mentioned $10,000 for a restoration job. Concours quality is likely much more.

Are you interested in value or quality? How much do you want to spend? What do you expect from the job? Your truck looks like it's white, so you could likely shut the doors and have a one-day shop shoot the exterior with their best quality paint for under $1000. I've done a couple of cars this way. The more prep and cleanup you do, the better it will turn out. Be sure to mask behind the hood and door seams. Or you can look on Craig's List for local painters that do jobs on the side. It seems like there aren't a lot of offerings in the intermediate price zone. Your typical body shop wants collision work, and won't want to do resprays. Often they will just quote you an outrageous price rather than send you away.

This is a good place to start https://www.amazon.com/How-Paint-Your-B ... 1932494227


Totally agree with this. It is getting harder and harder to find shops around that will actually work on the old stuff. Especially with metal work and paint, even though we pay out of pocket. They get so much regular work in the Insurance space that they can just stick new parts on in a week, maybe do a little painting and make 2-3x what we are going to pay them for more labor and a standard paint job. For most shops is a trade off with the space they have to work with. Usually they have a full house on insurance jobs, and they pretty much know they are going to pay.

Not all shops though, as I have found a few that retain the same passion as we have for older stuff and keeping our treasures on the road. But I live in a bigger city and I would say these shops are about 1 in every 10. Tgreese makes a good point about finding someone who does painting on the side. Lucky enough for me, I have found that person. He is a commercial painter but does a lot of side work doing restorations etc. and has done some really nice work. But he picks and chooses what he wants to do and when. So we haven't gotten around to mine yet, but we are on the "list". You will find a lot of these guys run 1-2 months backlog, if not more. But sometimes it is worth the wait.

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Re: How much was your paint job?

Postby dodgerammit » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:14 am

The shop I found was recommended to me by an insurance only shop. When I walked in to talk with the guy, I noticed a schedule board.

It had the following:

"Insurance work"

"Dealership stuff" (they were tied to a local dealer for their work)

and "Old Sh!t"

They also had a couple of classics out front that belonged to the owner.

I knew I'd found the right shop.
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Re: How much was your paint job?

Postby DustinLangston » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:05 pm

In Utah they run between $4-$6k for a decent paint job. $8k-$10k for a good one. But I did get my Honcho painted for $1000 and it turned out great. It was just a single stage spray. I just had another J10 truck done and I think it was around $4k and it didn't turn out so great.
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Re: How much was your paint job?

Postby Tripwire » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:30 pm

member Redwone here on the mothership gave me lots of tips and i u-tubed stuff, i painted my own rig and it came out very decent........as a swag all said and one as a DIY project ( i used expensive red metal flake paint) it was like 3,500 bucks for the materials ( including gun, paint sandpaper, air hoses filters yada yada.....
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Re: How much was your paint job?

Postby memsiej » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:58 am

$200 if you do a roller job and paint around the wood grain :D Not perfect, but good enough.

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Re: How much was your paint job?

Postby ProTouring442 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:16 am

I spent a good $3,000 on supplies to paint my 442, but that was over ten years ago. I figure I'll spend close to that for supplies to paint my GW in a high quality single stage.

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Re: How much was your paint job?

Postby richie_tenenbaum » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:54 am

Thanks for the replies. They have all been very helpful.


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