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Who has gotten their car repainted?

Postby dlek00 » Sun Aug 29, 2004 6:14 pm

I was just interested in seeing how many people have had their AllTracs repainted. I don't think I'll be doing this for some time, but I'm curious as to the cost and experiences people have had.
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Postby InitialD93 » Mon Aug 30, 2004 11:15 am

i had my 185 repainted back to stock color ... about 2,000 total for the dent fixing and spray. Im gona paint the 165 flat black with spray cans :smokes:
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Postby RIalltrac » Mon Aug 30, 2004 1:00 pm

I had mine repainted because of an accident, it used to be super red, I spent about 2 g's on the paint, but my biggest complaint is that I really dont think the guy that did the work did it correctly. I'm getting a lot of chipping and when i examine the chips really well it looks like there is still a solid layer of clear coat under my new paint. the old paint just wasnt treated properly, I forget what they use, but they're supposed to strip the top layers off the old paint before they can apply a new scheme. oh well :(
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Postby Rick89GTS » Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:02 pm

It's all about the prep work for painting.
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Postby Stubble » Fri Sep 03, 2004 4:07 am

I got mine done a few years ago. The factory red had detriorated to factory pink :x . Anyway, I knew the guy and got a good deal - basically, it was wet sanded for free. It's a red metallic, but the metallic is so fine you can only see it up close, not like a bass fishing boat. It turned out very nice. 8)

Usually post-production paint chips more often because they don't bake the paint at the same temp to cure it. It hurts the rubber and other non-steel bits (correct me if I'm wrong here, I just heard this). Anyway, I have a few chips in this paint, where the factory paint did not chip. :shrug:
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Postby Robb » Mon Sep 06, 2004 10:04 pm

I have painted lots of Toyota's in Chicago and can give referances. Without seeing your car in person a ballpark figure would be about 2500.00. Super Red II is a very expensive color. I don't do crappy work, I will be painting a 99 Ferrari 355 Spyder tomorrow, also I will be in Chicago Thurs. for the weekly meet at Borders on Golf. so maybe you can stop in.
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Postby thkohlb » Thu Sep 09, 2004 3:14 am

Mine got keyed so insurance payed for mine, totaled arround 3400-3600. Looked really good, although now its a mess and really dirty.
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Postby shoteh » Fri Sep 10, 2004 5:49 pm

my lambhobihini orange was about 127 a pint and it took 4 pints to do my 91 gt...and it was about 2,200$
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Postby Incubusrocks84 » Mon Sep 13, 2004 12:57 am


If the paint thickness isn't too thick, you can just scuff the outside coat and paint over top of it. there are things you have to do if you change the color, like sealer and such. which all change the price of the paint job.
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Postby Guest » Sat Sep 18, 2004 11:10 pm

i also got mine repainted.
it was red before and in bad nick, after the paint job the car looks as good as new.

Postby erki_185 » Sat Sep 18, 2004 11:14 pm

hehe above post is mine i dunno why it made me Guest.
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Postby Guest » Mon Sep 20, 2004 12:54 pm

I had mine done


Postby Gary » Mon Sep 20, 2004 12:56 pm

Anonymous wrote:I had mine done


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Postby roo » Fri Sep 24, 2004 1:30 am

got mine repainted....was supposed to take 3 weeks, be 3 stage, color sanded, keyholes filled etc...

6 weeks later I picked the car up with a single coat, no keyholes filled, and several drips....i told the owner i was taking my car back and if he honestly thought he deserved he should be payed, he could sue me....

He obviously knew how horrible their service and job was....i never heard from him again....

at least with my rally graphics, the sub-par job isn't noticable...

within the next 6 months both me and my brother's car should be seeing TOP SECRET GOLD....
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Fri Sep 24, 2004 3:19 am

Hadmine repainted for the cost of cheap paint. $100. I got what I paid for. Most places quoted me between 2,500-3,500 to do the car. The get a coat fixed is cheaper then changing colors. Mine will need to be stripped and done again. Guess since I am tearing it down I will do that too.
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