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How much does it cost to have a car repainted?

How much does it cost to have a car repainted? Topic: How to write a cheque for one thousand dollars
June 16, 2019 / By Roselyn
Question: I just got my first car (a 1999 red Pontiac Sunfire) and someone keyed it under the driver's side door handle and there's a few scratches along the other side of the car as well. I'd like to have the whole body repainted (the same color), but can anyone tell me about how much that would cost? Is there somewhere I can go for an estimate? I'm already aware that I'll need at least a few thousand dollars...
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Myranda Myranda | 10 days ago
The first response answered most everything very well. I know of several people who have used Maygo (as in the new paint may go 2 days after the warranty period) even with the better package and they just don't last. It is hard for any shop that promotes a scuff and shoot $ 250 paint any car, job to put out good work just because you wrote a bigger check. I would try a local shop that has a good history, most areas have that family owned business that has been around for years and if you ask around people know and trust their work. Also the local shops are independent and you can a lot of times get a much better deal if you pay in cash.
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Myranda Originally Answered: How much does it cost to have a car repainted?
The first response answered most everything very well. I know of several people who have used Maygo (as in the new paint may go 2 days after the warranty period) even with the better package and they just don't last. It is hard for any shop that promotes a scuff and shoot $ 250 paint any car, job to put out good work just because you wrote a bigger check. I would try a local shop that has a good history, most areas have that family owned business that has been around for years and if you ask around people know and trust their work. Also the local shops are independent and you can a lot of times get a much better deal if you pay in cash.

Loraine Loraine
Auto painting prices vary a great deal depending on the quality of the job, the type of car and the amount of additional bodywork. Typical costs: * MAACO is a national low-cost chain that can often paint a car for between $250-$400. * Middle of the road auto body shops often will quote prices between $1,000 and $2,000, depending on the amount of work. * Custom body shops can charge $4,000 to $8,000 if it involves removing many parts, changing the color of the car, detailing the engine, rebuilding mechanical parts, chrome plating, etc. * Tip: Be sure to ask about a shop's warranty. Bad paint jobs are notorious for lasting less than three years. Warranties can run five years. A place like MAACO might offer a six month warranty against peeling. Additional costs: * There are many possible upgrades. Even at a discount shop such as MAACO, some customers will choose to upgrade the paint to a higher-quality one. Customers may also choose additional layers of paint (more than two) or a layer of clear coat. * When cars are repainted, sometimes they need body repairs beforehand. Small repair jobs (dents, etc.) can run $200-$500. Discounts: * Some body or auto painting shops will offer a discount of a few hundred dollars if the customer sands the car and removes or masks parts that aren't going to be painted. This reduces the preparation work (and labor costs) for the shop. * Be sure to shop around and compare quotes. Prices and quality can vary even within the same chain, such as MAACO. * Tip: Many customers recommended visiting and reviewing a body shop. Ask to look for a recently painted car and see if it was well done. Larger businesses may have a record at the Better Business Bureau. There should be a work area where the bodywork is done, and a paint booth. If it's not in use, you can ask to inspect the paint booth to see whether it is relatively clean and dust-free.
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Kasey Kasey
Egirl pretty much summed it all up for you. There's only a couple things I'd add. First, I wouldn't go thru your ins. company to pay for it. You realize this would be a claim against you and it's not really worth it to take the chance of your premium going up. Since you already know about what you're looking to pay, save up for it and pay for it outright. Secondly, there's also some good products out there that covers those scratches if they're not deep and only surface scratches. You can find them at any auto supply store. I bought mine online from: https://www.buyfixit.com/ver36/index.asp I had a bad scratch from those car bras when a rock had gotten inside and during the winter season and a carwash, it got lodged. When I removed the cover, I had a bad 3 inch long scratch. This stuff worked amazingly and had it not, it is guaranteed. I also use this stuff on scratches around my apt, electronics, etc. You might want to try this 1st before you go spending several thousand dollars.
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Hayleigh Hayleigh
YOU can actually go to any body shop get an estimate which alot of body do free estimates now an days and depending on how much your deductable is your insurance may able to pay for it just make sure that the body shop works with insurance adjusters an to answer your question maybe any where in the neighborhood of 800-1800 dollars possibly it just depends on the body shop you go to but remember you get what you pay for especially when it come to paint an body work
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Dorine Dorine
Sounds like you want about a $2000 paint job. That should be a good one. If the rest of the car is good though it can be panel painted for about half the cost and will look the same.
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Cateline Cateline
If it's not all dented up, I would just use touch up paint. 4.00 dollars or so. It would be a shame to spend hundreds or thousands on a paint job on a car that age, only to have it keyed again.
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