Car Paint Jobs
by Joel Jacobson
Lookin’ to Pimp your ride? Try a good Car Paint Jobs
If you have an old classic car or truck you are looking to restore, then a good car paint jobs is essential to making it look like something to be proud of.
There are a ton of car paint jobs joints out there. Just like anything else in life, you seem to get what you pay for. Car paint jobs are no different, and they can run the gamut from a cheapo $250 quick job or $1,000 to $1,500.
A car paint jobs from Maaco will run about $250, which is a synthetic enamel paint job unless the owner (that being you), does a lot of prep work before hand. This only looks good for a while because the paint that is used is not the best quality.
A higher quality car paint jobs for a decent repaint job will be about double, not including the labor. If the same color paint is used, you can expect to pay from $1000-$1500 for a decent paint job. For a different color, you may pay from $1500-$3000, depending upon quality of materials, prep and detail like door jambs, hood, trunk, etc.
When shopping around for car paint jobs, you want to make sure that the company offers; written estimates, warranty, matching color, paint company certification, and care instructions. There’s nothing worse than spending thousands of dollars on a paint job and not having any type of protection against poor workmanship.
Get several written estimates from auto-body shops for car paint jobs. Make sure that the technicians are certified by the paint company to apply its paint, and that a workmanship warranty exists. First choose a color, and then decide if it will be a single stage finish, or multiple layers. Multiple layers consist of a primer, base, clear/tint, and a final coat. Obviously, the more layers will cost you more, but the result will be a deeper shine.
Some car paint jobs take weeks to cure. Ask your body shop exactly how to take care of your new paint job. During the drying process, stay away from commercial car washes, don’t spill gasoline on your paint (if possible), and don’t use an ice scraper on the finish.
If you have a classic car like a Mustang, GTO, or a 57 Chevy, you’d probably want to spend the extra money on a good professional car paint jobs. You’ve spent good money on your classic car, it would be a shame not to have it looking great.
For those who just want their car looking decent and not like a rust bucket, the least expensive car paint jobs option may be your best choice.
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