lol at some of these prices. £1000 would barely cover materials. Unless, of course, you've been had.
It's the price I was given lol I dunno I'm not a painter :P but the guy paints Porsches I've seen his work and it's just mind blowing * true story*
i wanted to get mine cc'd a while back and took the cheaper option. 100 pound from a"pro" painter local to me i was 17 and thought great!.. within 2 weeks the paint just fell off in patches!! i then had to go to the dearer option and say fix this please.. moral off the story you get what you pay for
Maybe you're the one being 'had'!
Wow forgot how many people was up their own ass on here! End of the day, it's a 1.2 clio, he ISN'T gonna be stupid enough to pay £2000 for a respray, and Kayzee simply offered some input.
depends how far you want to take it tbh, thats all it boils down to
anal people (Daniel) will be the ones paying 2k+, but theirs will be engine out, full interior out etc
then you got your normal full respray which doesnt include the engine bay or under carpets/inner quarters etc. this will be all panels off (bonnet/bumpers/doors/wings/tailgate) prepped and painted, prices youre looking from 1k upto 2k or maybe a bit more
then you got your budget repsray which is just the outside of the car and maybe in the door appatures. anything from 500-1.5k
FYI i just got a quote of a full respray in white for £500, thats all panels took off, and painted (not engine bay) (albeit i have prepped it all myself)
and you cant determine "quality" of work if they havnt painted an engine bay. a £1000 respray in some cases can look better than a £3000 respray, it simply depends on the bodyshop and the quality of work they put out.
Have anyone seen the car though to comment on it? Last year I got a fully working, unlocked iPhone 4 off ebay for £100, does that make it s**t?! No, I just got a bargain.
The OP asked how much it cost for a FULL RESPRAY. I replied to that question.
Other people then said they paid £500 for a quick blow over.
Now if you re-read the OP, he never said ''How much for a quick blow over''. He asked How much for a FULL RESPRAY.
Im sorry but as mentioned above theres some uneducated people giving advice that £2k+ gets you a good paint job, nonsense, £500 inside and out NO but £1200-£1300 YES
i gave an honest oppinion of what i used to charge AND was in trade for 2 and half years, not just sitting behind my keybourd dreaming up figures, theres 2 types of paint jobs
1) Flat down and check all panels for straightness, clean door edges and repair car park door/quarter dents and then paint
2) Repair the crash damage/ major rust found, bare metal sides and prime whole car, block car flat, reprime and block again, base car up and all door shuts, refit all panels, base all up again, laquer, bake dry, flat smooth, relaquer, bake and let set and then flat and machine polish
i thought we were onabout option 1...... i didnt walk into the concourse car section by accident did i? i did a few cocnours paint jobs but quite frankly never had a price to work to, "whatever it needs" was usualy the sort of phrase..
If you think a decent paint job cant be done for less than 2k then your either so far away from the painting scene or worked for HOK for the last 5 years
I paid almost 2k to have two sides, a bonnet and a bumper painted. And I can still pick flaws with it if I felt like it.
If someone quoted me £500 for a paint job, I'd literally laugh in their face.
Give me a unit with a booth again and id do it any day, the ONLY reason i gave it up is my little lad was on way and i got offered my old job as a warehouse supervisor back, ie solid reliable income with far less hours, certainly nothing to do with not wanting to do it anymore, quite miss it tbh
ps if thats your 172 in your avatar it looks damn smart