Anyway, I have a Ford Laser KA 1982 --- hey!! Quit with the laughing!! This is serious!!
Anyway -- it's a little hatchback (in case u didn't know :p) and I was wondering what the average price would be for a paint job on it?
I'm only after a normal everyday paint-job, it's jsut that I've fixed up some surface rust on it, and there were many small patches. As you can imagine the car is very old, and the paint I used is just not quite there -- so I was planning on getting a whole new coat to make it look a little better.
Anyway - so how much can I expect this to cost me?
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Hey just read the post, im a 17 yr old hoping in the next few months to get an XF ford as a firsty, im doing my own paint job, ive found a way to get a great super gloss finish on any metalic surface, Dulux spray packs are a good way to go, Black super High Gloss is what ive used on my computer case at the moment and it looks F*cking mad, so im expecting to do the same to my car, if you wanted to do it yourself with very easy substance and not a too harsh knockback on your pocket, plus the satisfaction of getting your hands a little dirty, it would cost around $200 for the amount of paint needed to do the job properly, just think of it, $2000 ? $200 ? either way your choice but yeah have fun either way and hope it turns out great
i would advise against the spray can job... last uni holidays some mates of mine and I sprayed an HJ Kingswood with Australian Export $1.50 a can paint (The Green Machine(tm)), we stood back and went "not bad for $30..." three weeks later it had faded to a kind of minty green and within a few months it all flaked off... and that was with decent surface prep and clear coats over the top...
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There are a couple of panel shops in Sydney advertising cheapo resprays in the Trading Post.
Give spray cans a big miss, might be OK for small jobs like doing a computer case but forget about it for a complete car. I once tried to respray a bonnet of a TD Cortina and ended up using about $100 worth of Duplicolour spray cans and it still looked patchy as sh*t. Metallics in particular are harder to paint because the colour can vary quite a lot depending on how heavy or light you do the coat.
You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.'So that was nice.
Either there aren't many painters, or they're keeping their heads down :s
'94ED, with a new boot lid and bonnet, you're best off either with a full spray or doing the turret, too. A "flick" when spraying the new panels, on the adjacent tops of the front guards and rear quarters is the best bet for a decent match, but metallics are a b!tch to match perfectly. In one light or from one angle, they're fine, but look from another place, or under fluoro light, and it's way off.
New paint will always show panel defects, and most people don't know what to eyeball when buying used panels. Add the two, and there's grief.
For all over paint (colour changes), look for a place who do cut 'n' shuts on new Rodeos and Hiluxes. When they buy the wrecks (talking near new cars), they gut them fully, and the repair work's all over in a few days. These blokes have good staff (quick and efficient), and may be your ticket. Find out who buys the rollover 4WD crew cabs at your local auction rooms, and follow the trail...
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