: custom paint job

11-01-04, 02:18 PM
How much should it cost to get a custom paint job for an EXT?
im thinking about getting it painted a corvette red, hummer yellow, or mercedes horizon blue.. how much should it cost to get done?

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11-01-04, 02:26 PM
I inquired about this myself. I was told that it would be between 8-10k for a decent paint job. I guess it will vary on the quality of work you settle for.

11-01-04, 03:19 PM
Around my neck of the woods it would cost 2 - 6k. 8 - 10k would be for a totally tricked out paint like a Kandy Coat or some type of fade. Im sure you can find somebody who knows people at a bodyshop.

11-01-04, 03:57 PM
It is the same amount of work as an avalanche, and the shop I get my body work done at charges 2500 for a basecoat paint job (such as the colors that you listed). For a tri - coat paint such as custom mixed pearls or kandy paint, the job cost 3500 - 4000 depending on the cost of paint. Anything else added like flames, two - tone, graphics, etc... is added unto to these base prices.

11-02-04, 08:52 AM
yeah at like mayyco or something

11-02-04, 12:21 PM
yeah at like mayyco or something


This is one of my friends chevy truck. He is in my car club. The paint job includes shaved doors handles, shaved tailgate handle, relocated gas door, shaved bed stakes. The paint is Plymouth prowler orange which is about the same price range as a kandy except it is a basecoat. He paid in total for everything 3800(3000 for the paint and 800 for shaving). THe job was done by a guy in TN that has had trucks featured in magazines. He didnt pay 8-10K for his paint job/body work which is one of the best jobs I have ever seen. And it didnt come from MAYYCO!!!!!!! You dont have to give your right arm for a custom paint job. Custom shops get rich off of people that dont know how much a product should actually cost. FOr example, a member of my car club manages a stereo shop, and their markup on all products are 150%!!!!!!

Final word, extonsprees dont spend anymore than 6000 for the paint job. THat would be if it was kandy, chamellion, pearl, etc. YOu should be looking at around 5000, if you dont have a friend at a body shop, for the best quality of paint job.

11-02-04, 12:42 PM
I thought you were selling your escalade?

11-03-04, 02:19 PM
yea i was going to but i havent really tried, i think im content with my EXT for a lil while longer, and yes i kno a guy who owns a body shop i just been too lazy to get around asking him how much so i figured id get some prices from you guys first...