Posted 05 February 2020 - 03:19 AM
We just painted the hood, and front bumper of a older Malibu. Lots of chips and road wear. $3500. Paints not cheap anymore. I'm looking at $1500 to reshoot the rear passenger door to repair the ding from another door. Thankfully these new paints blending even with metallics.
Is hardly ever needed. They match the current paint. I did the rear quarter and bumper when I got hit 2 years ago and was thankful insurance paid it. Getting ships done requires patients carefully cleaning the chip, using a filler primer to raise the level a bit and a few layers of paint usually done with airbrush. Then clear coat. Then cut and polish they disappear. Chip repairs start at $499 for entire vehicle. Paintless dent repairs start at $200. It's just crazy.
Full resprays, been working on an 83 Porsche 911 SC finally onto the reassembly process. Over $20k so far. But that was total respray, body work, total removal of hood, glass, skirts, bumpers etc.
Paint is just stupid expensive to do right. If it's just a few minor chips order the bar and clear kit from your dealer on your paint color. $50 for in marched paint and do it yourself. Being a solid color it's far easier to match, unless a metallic like I have. Night blue metallic. So much metallic in it it's hard to make a chip repair not a blind spot.
If I keep mine next winter as payment for helping out I'm hoping I can do a quick repair and respray of mine.
Located: Skagit County, Washington State, USA
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan SE+, 4 Motion, Night Blue Metallic, Black and Anthracite Interior
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