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Where can repaint my Supra the same renessaince red? Its got a few scratches, dings, etc when I bought, but was wondering where can I paint it the same color. Dealership? Or could any well-known shop paint that same color.

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SpeedR said:
I have the same problem How much should it cost to repaint my Supra with same renessaince red it came with??
ditto on that, how much??????

Do you all know any reputable paint jobs in TX? If I do get it repainted, I want the best.
 
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Any honest to god great paint shops who use top, I mean top quality paint will run you almost $4000, but maybe less if its being painted the same color! I have had places paint my car with what they say is "great quality paint" for $2400 but in less than a month I got chips and it looks like a damn orange peel!

My hippy friend's yuppy dad only goes to this one paint shop here in MD and he told me they charge about $4000 for a paint job and they don't do any cheaper jobs and only use this one crazy ass paint that is supposed to be magnificent!

For myself, I could buy a good beater car for that price but I think its better to pay $4k than $2.5k and be pissed in one months time!

If anyone is interested, I think the place is driving distance from DC/Balt. and I could get more info. I would like to find out what paint they use or why their paint is so much better.

Actually, why the hell is stock paint just so much better?
 
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I worked at a body shop. . . painted my car. . ." Actually, why the hell is stock paint just so much better?". . . Because it was painted from the factory. . .factory jobs are always better done and they were baked on. with repainting a car, or a pice of a car, you already have paint and clearcoat on it so you have to paint over that. Getting it to stick: sand it and scuff it well!!!! this is key to the good paint job! . . . also use adhesion promoter!. . .where ever you go, see if they have booths, and if so, if they can bake. . .mine was baked - it stops it from gettting oarnge peely(much smoother finish usually bakces between 130 & 150 deg. F) and makes it stick better.

as for how much it costs. . .if it's the same color, it will be a lot cheeper because they won't have to do the door jams and take off the doors and do the back sides of them, - they won't have to take off the hood and paint the underside of it,. . .or the rear hatch etc. . . . if it's the same color, it shuld not be that relatively hard. . .just know what the body shop has that yo take it to, and know what they use! . . .any questions e mail me at [email protected]

oh yeah, and matching the color, . . .any paint shop can do it if they have all the colors and can mix. . .just a few drops off can change the whole tone of the color. . .so, make sure they mix it PERFECTLY, and sometimes there are variations to the paint codes. . .sometimes you use yur vin # to varify witch one it is- just get the right one!
 

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I worked at a body shop. . . painted my car. . ." Actually, why the hell is stock paint just so much better?". . . Because it was painted from the factory. . .factory jobs are always better done and they were baked on. with repainting a car, or a pice of a car, you already have paint and clearcoat on it so you have to paint over that. Getting it to stick: sand it and scuff it well!!!! this is key to the good paint job! . . . also use adhesion promoter!. . .where ever you go, see if they have booths, and if so, if they can bake. . .mine was baked - it stops it from gettting oarnge peely(much smoother finish usually bakces between 130 & 150 deg. F) and makes it stick better.

as for how much it costs. . .if it's the same color, it will be a lot cheeper because they won't have to do the door jams and take off the doors and do the back sides of them, - they won't have to take off the hood and paint the underside of it,. . .or the rear hatch etc. . . . if it's the same color, it shuld not be that relatively hard. . .just know what the body shop has that yo take it to, and know what they use! . . .any questions e mail me at [email protected]

oh yeah, and matching the color, . . .any paint shop can do it if they have all the colors and can mix. . .just a few drops off can change the whole tone of the color. . .so, make sure they mix it PERFECTLY, and sometimes there are variations to the paint codes. . .sometimes you use yur vin # to varify witch one it is- just get the right one!
thanks for all the info

maybe not the best, $4000 is alittle out of my finances, at least right now, will probably wait and start modifying my car first
 
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ditto on that, how much??????

Do you all know any reputable paint jobs in TX? If I do get it repainted, I want the best.
If you want the BEST, or certainly one of the top 5 in TEXAS, bring your car to Mario's Motors here in Houston. They are a very high-end car dealership and body shop. They are very expensive, but most of the guys here will attest that they are probably the best you'll find. A same color paint job, meaning no engine removal or interior stripping, will probably run you about $4500 there, and it will be show quality. Peter B. (houstont) has plenty experience with their work.

Your have other alternatives. There are some very good shops that do excellent paint work for a little less. In Houston, Sunrise Paint and Body, Freedom Paint, and some others are known for high-quality paint work. A same-color job at one of these shops is generally $2500-3500. and will be very nice.
 
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