: Paint Job?



brandondeleo
07-15-11, 06:48 AM
I am being a total :postwhore: tonight. Anyway, I am looking into getting the DeVille painted. Too many fading spots, chips and scratches to be spot repaired. Far too many. What would be a ballpark estimate for a decent job? Nothing fancy here, just enough to keep it looking good.

Jesda
07-15-11, 06:54 AM
The whole car?

A couple grand for an "okay-ish" job on a vehicle that size.

$700 for something that will last 12-18 months.

brandondeleo
07-15-11, 06:59 AM
One of the things I was apprehensive about when looking at this car was the size. It comes back to bite me in the ass. Now, and every time I parallel park. Lol

Stingroo
07-15-11, 09:07 AM
How do you think I feel? lol

cadillac kevin
07-15-11, 09:11 AM
and just think- when compared to the 77-96 fwb yours is mid size. those things are as long (or longer) than a full size wagon. parallel parking is a bitch in those (and the 77-96 fwb is small when set next to a early/ mid 70's fwb)

cadillac kevin
07-15-11, 09:13 AM
ballpark- $1500 minimum for a good paint job that'll last a while

brandondeleo
07-15-11, 09:15 AM
1970-76 FWB-228-230in. 1977 FWB-234in. 1996 FWB-225in. '99 DeVille-210in. 1990-96 Caprice wagon-217in.
Numbers are fun. :thepan:

brandondeleo
07-15-11, 09:19 AM
Smart ForTwo-99in. Hahahaha...

vincentm
07-15-11, 04:29 PM
Maaco just quoted me $3,821.16 and includes removal of all molding and trim, this will be done.

Cool Desert nights 2012 is my goal for this car. I think it'll be the only 90'ish Eldorado in it lol

mhamilton
07-15-11, 05:38 PM
$1500 sounds a bit low for a good paint job in my opinion... I had my '80 Malibu painted, after I removed all the trim and bumpers, that was a "good" but not concourse quality paint job (I have found a few blemishes here and there), was over $3000.

orconn
07-15-11, 06:49 PM
When i had my Alfa Romeo 164 (BMW 5 Series size) repainted 12 years ago it was $3600. They did a very good job and the car came out looking like new. I would think that there would be some give and take on price depending are the area of the country, but high quality automotive paint is not cheap! The Alfa's paint job did not include a new color or changing the color requiring painting of the door jams a hood and trunk channels. However, I would think that labor and overhead would be higher n the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.!

Jesda
07-15-11, 09:37 PM
A local paint shop might save you money and will likely give you a much nicer finish than Maaco. I'm fortunate to know such a place in St Louis.

The-Dullahan
07-17-11, 04:43 AM
How do you think I feel? lol

Quit moaning. Even my Coupe is bigger than your wagon and as for the Cadillac, at least you have those "window" things. I have a windshield and two side windows with side mirrors that are ornamental at best, I cannot see out any of the other three windows, in fact I cannot even SEE the other windows from the driver's seat.

Massive length - 92% Visibility = Ewww, a Dead People Car.

The trick to parallel parking is to use a truck, my Father taught me in Manhattan with our '86 Suburban. Push the first car forward, making room to fit your car and then reverse, pushing the other car backwards, so you have room to comfortably exit the space when your business is done.

Jesda
07-17-11, 07:06 AM
Parallel parking is for city people.

Who loves in the city?

Criminals and vagrants.











Therefore, parallel parking is for criminals and vagrants.

The-Dullahan
07-17-11, 01:22 PM
If more people drove Corvette's, no one would need to parallel park. They are ramp-shaped for a reason.

orconn
07-17-11, 03:52 PM
Parallel parking is for city people.

Who loves in the city?

Criminals and vagrants.

"And lesser breeds from across the shore!"











Therefore, parallel parking is for criminals and vagrants.

A little of the old Raj still exists out their in St. Louis!