Painting a car is often the last thing in line to fixing your ride up nicely.Often the body work would have been polished and and rust spots sanded and re-painted.Often though just patching up an old paint job is not enough and a full respray is needed.
This post is designed to help you work out what you need and how to go about painting your car in the right way.
Will my paint job last as long as a factory paint job?
This question can only be answered by the person doing the painting.Your outcome will be determined by a few factors.The preparation, the quality of the paint, the primer and the degree of dissasembly. Most importantly the person painting.You have the most important role in making sure your paint job lasts as long as you expect it to last.
How much does it cost to paint a car?
A few reasons for changing the paint color of your vehicle might be because you don’t like the old color. Or perhaps you are respraying because of rust.Either way you will need to do a thorough job as this is the only way the job will be done correctly.If you are changing the color form a darker to lighter color you will need to use a lot of materiel to get the first coat off.You will also use a lot of paint too, so be sure to take this into account. Remember that complete changes in color require a massive amount of dis-assembly and then reassembly to make sure all the shut lines and internal areas (inside boot edges, door closures and the like) match,this is where the cost of getting someone else to do the work comes in,this is where you can save tremendously too by doing most of the labor. If you are wanting to get your car professionally sprayed were they do the full dis assembly and reassembly to make it “showroom quality than you are looking at $4000-$5000. Anything less will be in between this price.
How Much Will It Cost?
If you want to paint your own vehicle than you should expect to buy some needed specialized tools such as a paint spray gun and very important, tarps or covers for windows and chrome. Primer, paint and the clear coatings will cost because several layers are needed, a full set of decent paint materials will fall within the range of about $1,000 to $1,500.This of course will vary due to color of paint, the size of the vehicle etc.
You will need to know what you doing before you start with something like this.With a little bit of patience and a lot of work it can be accomplished though.All the best!