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MDR16 12-06-2011 01:15 PM

Cheap paint job
 
I was looking to get a paint job on my 2004 325ci however the costs todo this are beyond my resources. A friend of mine told me I could take the car to a techinical school ( he recommended Lincoln tech) and they would paint it for around $400. I was curious if anyone has ever heard of something like this...it' doesn't sound very legitimate.

kaboo0m 12-06-2011 01:34 PM

probably crappy quality paint. good paint and clear on a small car like my e30 costs $400 alone.

AndrewBigA 12-06-2011 09:22 PM

whats wrong with the paint? for that money i can probably give you a better end result than most body shops lol. find a good local detailer & have him go over the car. dont jump the gun & look for a cheap paint job. a talented paint polisher can do wonders for your car.

330i ZHP 12-06-2011 10:13 PM

lol, $400 paint - no prep, no trim removed, one layer...no clear, it will feel like an orange with sand stuck in the paint

aahmed2016 10-03-2012 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MDR16 (Post 13866366)
I was looking to get a paint job on my 2004 325ci however the costs todo this are beyond my resources. A friend of mine told me I could take the car to a techinical school ( he recommended Lincoln tech) and they would paint it for around $400. I was curious if anyone has ever heard of something like this...it' doesn't sound very legitimate.

Maaco does entire car painting for about 300. They're really pro, had my hood done once [previous car] and am going to go and get [possibly] my whole car touched up, maybe even the whole car painted.

boostedisbetter 10-03-2012 02:50 PM

No no no.

floydlloyd85 11-01-2012 05:07 PM

For a full respray here we charge around 1200 which would probably be around $2000 american dollars. $400 sounds wrong. The paint shop would effectivly be costing them selves money.

aahmed2016 11-02-2012 09:30 AM

Yeah, Maaco's promo for the 279.99 for the whole car is over, anyone know a good place in atlanta to get the car touched up?

Japanrot_325i 11-02-2012 10:23 AM

Do not go to maaco whatever you do. The paint will be flying off in 3 months. The cheap paint jobs the offer are acrylic enamel single stage(finger nail Polish). No prep no parts removed just taping up the glass and going to town. My suggestion is find a local body shop or detailer and see about getting your whole car sanded and buffed. It will do wonders and will cost no where near a good primer,color,clear paint job.

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