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Old 07-15-2013, 11:03 AM   #20821
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:00 PM   #20822
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:10 PM   #20823
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:37 PM   #20824
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May I ask how much that set you back?
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:40 PM   #20825
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^about $300-350 w/ paint, bumper, shipping, etc. not including extras for mounting etc
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:48 PM   #20826
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May I ask how much that set you back?
300 to paint the bumper and he's wet sanding my hood. I'm installing it.

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Old 07-15-2013, 04:58 PM   #20827
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So around $600-700 total?
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:02 PM   #20828
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good job for getting a good job. most kids pay 100 to get their reps painted. at least you're doing quality paint. 300 is decent
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:07 PM   #20829
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Installed DISA and cleared the code. Now hoping the code will not come back, if it does I've to tear up the wiring.
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:10 PM   #20830
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:17 PM   #20831
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So around $600-700 total?
I actually bought the bumper off a buddy of mine for $100 including fog lights and hardware.

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Old 07-15-2013, 05:21 PM   #20832
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good job for getting a good job. most kids pay 100 to get their reps painted. at least you're doing quality paint. 300 is decent
Yeah I probably could have got him down a little more but he's also wet sanding my hood. It was repainted a year and a half ago and it's got some orange peel so he said he'd wetsand and buff it too. I was happy with the price. A chain body shop wanted $400 to just paint and not install. I figured I'd support support a local business instead and save some money.
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:42 PM   #20833
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Yeah I probably could have got him down a little more but he's also wet sanding my hood. It was repainted a year and a half ago and it's got some orange peel so he said he'd wetsand and buff it too. I was happy with the price. A chain body shop wanted $400 to just paint and not install. I figured I'd support support a local business instead and save some money.
Where'd ya get it done at? I'm only a couple hours away, but it might be worth it to me if it's that good a job. Just curious
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:05 PM   #20834
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Where'd ya get it done at? I'm only a couple hours away, but it might be worth it to me if it's that good a job. Just curious
Barnum's autobody. I don't believe he has a website or in the yellow pages anymore. His number is 518-371-1467.

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Old 07-15-2013, 06:31 PM   #20835
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Barnum's autobody. I don't believe he has a website or in the yellow pages anymore. His number is 518-371-1467.
Sweet, thanks. Gonna save it for later, hopefully in the next few months, I'll be able to get some work finished off, and whatnot.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:38 PM   #20836
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Sweet, thanks. Gonna save it for later, hopefully in the next few months, I'll be able to get some work finished off, and whatnot.
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Bainbridge, about a 1/2 hour west of Oneonta if you aren't familiar with the smaller towns lol. Just over an hour and a half for me to hit Schenectady from home.
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