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Have you re - painted your car? how much did it cost?

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Hello!

I found a few old threads here, but they don't mention exact costs as far as I've seen.


I was thinking about what it would take to get my car re painted to "invert" the color scheme of my car.

It's a green envy color, with black racing stripes. So I was thinking gloss black, then striping the stripes off, leaving 2 green envy stripes on the car.

I've also been thinking about having two green stripes along the running boards.

So there's my questions from the title ^^

Also, has anyone managed to get a nice glossy sheen from plastidip?

That could be a much cheaper alternative.

PS I would likely leave painting the engine compartment, and the insides of the doors / hatch, or possibly use plastidip there.
 

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A legit repaint is likely over $1000.

A good pladtidip job can run like $300-500.

Plastidip is both cheaper and reversible.

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I figured A re paint would be a little over 1k.

But if you are saying 3x or more, would that be painting the engine compartment etc. to completely eliminate all traces of the factory color?

I was just watching some videos for plastidip.
Looks like if you buff your car afterwards, it actually looks like a legit paint job as well.
Some of the other ones look ... like plastic. Go figure.

I think I'm going to look more into plastidip, or other brands.
 

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I figured A re paint would be a little over 1k.

But if you are saying 3x or more, would that be painting the engine compartment etc. to completely eliminate all traces of the factory color?

I was just watching some videos for plastidip.
Looks like if you buff your car afterwards, it actually looks like a legit paint job as well.
Some of the other ones look ... like plastic. Go figure.

I think I'm going to look more into plastidip, or other brands.
Costs of painting cars has gone up in the 8-9 years. You cannot get a decent paint job for 1k unless you live out in bumfuck nowhere.
Anywhere in greater LA is gonna start around 2k ? Wraps are $1500 not sure about Plasti dip ( might be thr same as a wrap) and I highly doubt you can get a whole car done for $400-500 plasti dipping wheels costs a 100-200 . Lol
You want jams and engine bay upwards of 3k mininum if not 4k.
 

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Costs of painting cars has gone up in the 8-9 years. You cannot get a decent paint job for 1k unless you live out in bumfuck nowhere.
Anywhere in greater LA is gonna start around 2k ? Wraps are $1500 not sure about Plasti dip ( might be thr same as a wrap) and I highly doubt you can get a whole car done for $400-500 plasti dipping wheels costs a 100-200 . Lol
You want jams and engine bay upwards of 3k mininum if not 4k.

I second this. It’s also all about how much prep you do as well. A friend of mine was going to do an SR swap (early 2000’s) in his 240sx. Wrecked the car but salvaged a ton of parts. Long story short, he bought a shell, gutted all of the interior and everything under the hood (legit, and even removed brake lines) had the whole car painted, engine bay, jambs, interior. Also had over fenders and a body kit molded in. Set him back 3k. Of course all it had was steelies, and factory suspension.
 
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The plan you proposed for a color change would be a disaster. It would be far better to sell the green fist and buy a black fist, then add green stripes as desired.
 
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Yeah there is no way I'd wan't to spend that much money to cover over a paint job that has nothing wrong with it.

I'm kicking this idea around for spring time, I definitely don't want to repaint my car spur of the moment.
I think at this point I've crossed off painting the car (permanently), but not the plastidip.

Maybe the $400 - $500 might be a diy cost??
 
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It's a magical match made in heaven! And no relatively rare optional color Fiesta's would be harmed.
Nah, I'm just kicking ideas around.

I was looking at my car the other day, and Wondered about what it would look like if there was a jet glossy black, with green envy highlights.

I figured it would look super slick, or it would look like a can of monster energy drink.

The peel off paint option sounds good since it's easy to undo.
Or at least that's the idea that's floating around.

I think it's safe to say no Fiestas will be harmed
 
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Good. My experience with the tri-coat color "effect" finnishes is one of high cost and tricky to apply. In 2012 I sprayed the Platinum white tri-coat color onto my 11 Fiesta hatchback as one of a two color stripe scheme for a promotional endeavor I was involved in. It came out looking spectacular. But, the two pints of pre reduced base coat and pearl coat from Auto touch-up .com cost almost $300 bucks. That was for ready to spray! I probably wouldn't have gone to such extreme effort if the client didn't have such deep pockets.
 
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Good. My experience with the tri-coat color "effect" finnishes is one of high cost and tricky to apply. In 2012 I sprayed the Platinum white tri-coat color onto my 11 Fiesta hatchback as one of a two color stripe scheme for a promotional endeavor I was involved in. It came out looking spectacular. But, the two pints of pre reduced base coat and pearl coat from Auto touch-up .com cost almost $300 bucks. That was for ready to spray! I probably wouldn't have gone to such extreme effort if the client didn't have such deep pockets.
Talk about tricky to apply... i took mine (orange spice) to a Ford body shop and they couldn't match the original color at all...
 
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Yes. Spot repairs are sometimes impossible. Panel shoots are most common. But , the shade matching is directly related to the skill level and lighting conditions of the painters
 

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Shadow Black is a non Metallic , you sure yours is not Tuxedo Black? Which is a Metalllic and a dope ass Black. I believe 2016 were Tuxedo Black , Shadow Black was starting in 2017.
Shit idk! There’s definitely a blue shimmer up close. I have the window sticker. I’ll take anlook
 

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