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Old 06-01-2015, 04:34 PM   #1
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I have a 39 deluxe ford sedan. The body and paint are in excellent condition but the paint has several small chips. What should I expect to pay for a quality paint job in the same existing color? No painting in door jams is necessary. Jon L.
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Old 06-01-2015, 04:37 PM   #2
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I got mine at MAACO for $1,000.
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Old 06-01-2015, 04:55 PM   #3
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I would NOT go to Macco.
(At least not the one I used years ago)
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Old 06-01-2015, 05:16 PM   #4
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I got mine at MAACO for $1,000.
Earl Scheibe will "paint any car for just 39.95!!!"
Only kiddin. I have no idea what a paint job costs. I jus use my left over house paint n a brush.......
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Old 06-01-2015, 05:16 PM   #5
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I have a 39 deluxe ford sedan. The body and paint are in excellent condition but the paint has several small chips. What should I expect to pay for a quality paint job in the same existing color? No painting in door jams is necessary. Jon L.
I think a decent paint job will cost 3 to 5k. You may want to touch up the areas, depending on your color.
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Old 06-01-2015, 05:26 PM   #6
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Overheard in a motorcycle showroom:
A new rider was getting a helmet to go along with his new bike. The showrrom had a whole wall of helmets in all kinds of styles, colors, and prices.
He asked "How much should I spend on a new helmet?"
The reponse was "well, if you have a $10 head you should buy a $10 helmet"


So in the same vein, how much you spend on your paint job will be a reflection of how much you value your car and what type of quality you desire. There's nothing wrong with doing a Maaco paint job, they are probably done with better materials and techniques than were available 70 years ago. But some folks desire something closer to what the auto makers are currently turning out, and that will run into a few thousand at minimum.
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Old 06-01-2015, 05:40 PM   #7
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I have a 39 deluxe ford sedan. The body and paint are in excellent condition but the paint has several small chips. What should I expect to pay for a quality paint job in the same existing color? No painting in door jams is necessary. Jon L.
Scuff and spray or strip to bare metal? Materials alone can be $1,000+ If your existing paint is OK they can spray a sealer coat and then spray on some urethane.
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Old 06-01-2015, 05:42 PM   #8
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Overheard in a motorcycle showroom:
A new rider was getting a helmet to go along with his new bike. The showrrom had a whole wall of helmets in all kinds of styles, colors, and prices.
He asked "How much should I spend on a new helmet?"
The reponse was "well, if you have a $10 head you should buy a $10 helmet"


So in the same vein, how much you spend on your paint job will be a reflection of how much you value your car and what type of quality you desire. There's nothing wrong with doing a Maaco paint job, they are probably done with better materials and techniques than were available 70 years ago. But some folks desire something closer to what the auto makers are currently turning out, and that will run into a few thousand at minimum.
Good advice. Maaco does a decent job if you do a good job of prepping first. Any paint job is only as good as the preparation. Paint does not hide defects, it showcases them. If prepped right, go to Maaco and spend about $1,500 .
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Old 06-01-2015, 05:45 PM   #9
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Why not take your car to a auto body shop and have them give you a quote on fixing the chips that you have and what a total paint job would cost, and then go from there.
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Old 06-01-2015, 06:09 PM   #10
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"Quality" means different things to different folks. "Macco" and "quality" within the same sentence is a perfect oxymoron.
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Old 06-01-2015, 06:17 PM   #11
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paint.....this is controversial but i think most paint shops are terrible rip-offs and they always say that well the cost of paint has skyrocketed, etc.. i had a friend take a 55 chevy to a shop and they really screwed him after giving him a reasonable (to him) estimate of 4k...when he went to get it 7800.00. he couldn't pay it and they ended up with the car. another consideration is do you want a show car or a daily driver that you can lean on and b.s. with your friends or not have a heart attack everytime somebody comes near it? i am of the opinion that if it isn't a trailer queen show car and if you want to drive it around and park it in public lots, etc., then get a good enamel paint job and figure on paying around 2k for it. jmho.
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Old 06-01-2015, 06:25 PM   #12
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I recently got a quote to repaint my roadster. Painter wanted $7500 to
disassemble , strip, and paint.
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Old 06-01-2015, 06:35 PM   #13
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Check out the car dealerships in your area. If business is slow in the auto body dept. they may be willing to paint it for a fair price using good paint.
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Old 06-01-2015, 06:54 PM   #14
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I recently got a quote to repaint my roadster. Painter wanted $7500 to
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Probably a decent price. At least around here. Two recent high-end paintjobs for a couple friends: $15,000 and $12,000....
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Old 06-01-2015, 08:54 PM   #15
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A shop I do side jobs at usually costs about 6-9k for a complete strip/paint including whatever small body work is involved. I do the majority of his patch panels. He just did a 31 Chevy 4 door for around 9k in the original two tone colors. It was a very nice paint job.
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:12 PM   #16
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I had my 1939 Pickup Truck painted for about $7,500. The shop did body work (minimal) but were very receptive to my needs. I have been back to them and asked them for some minor painting (trim pieces I forgot) and it was no charge. Hope this gives a ball park cost.
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:27 PM   #17
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Check out the car dealerships in your area. If business is slow in the auto body dept. they may be willing to paint it for a fair price using good paint.
I was in fleet maintenance for a large part of my career. Usually when business was slow the shop was looking for ways to keep revenue up, and that didn't include reducing prices. I found the economic downturn following the 2008 bust was hard on shops and harder on fleets trying to stay within budget.
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:14 AM   #18
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When I was rear ended in my OT car, I was given a quote and a paint shop. I googled and saw many negative reviews. I called my own insurance and got their recommended paint shop and the other insurance also uses them... for their claims. The job was superior to anything I expected and completely invisible.

So, call your insurance company and get their recommendation. Then get an estimate for repair and respray.
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Old 06-02-2015, 01:53 AM   #19
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Leave the overall paintjob as it is.
A touch-up of a few chips shouldn't run more than a couple of hundred dollars at most.
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Old 06-02-2015, 03:06 AM   #20
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I agree with Swoop NZ; however, the golden rule is...."go for the very best that you can't afford".....you won't regret it !
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