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Old 08-03-2010, 02:09 AM   #1
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Hey everyone, I wanna get some car parts painted and was wondering if anyone knew a cheap place to get this done...looking for a VIC discount

My car is aspen white, and most of the parts are already painted white (not aspen white) with a rattle can...but I think it's time to finally get them professionally painted

Anyone else interested in getting anything painted aspen white?

If it matters, I wanna get the hood, front lip, gas door, and spoiler painted

Let me know if anyone can give me a deal

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Old 08-03-2010, 02:21 AM   #2
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DIY painting can actually make the professional paint job harder (more steps to correct sanding, prime etc). Have seen friend DIY painting their parts and when they want it professional done, good body shop will want more than normal price and when they go to those cheap one, it ended up to be not that much better than DIY (imo)...

did you get a quote yesterday while u were there (if not, feel free to give me a call)? otherwise there is Loomin and Fast Track Autobody here on VIC...
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:50 AM   #3
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To keep price's down I would do all the prep yourself, strip off rattle can paint down to primer or to original coat depending what's under it. Use 180-220 to start with to get there then switch up to 320, prime if needed then another quick sand with 320 to even any over spray out.

Clean all parts with wax, tar, and grease remover, especially if you use products like tire shine, back to black, amoral ...as they reek havoc on things you are trying to paint.

Or if you have a air compressor and feeling real brave you can give it a go yourself and buy or borrow a sprayer.

I luckily burrowed my buddies gun to do my parts, it was a huge learning experience, sanding was a bitch but the painting was a fun art form.



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Old 08-03-2010, 03:24 AM   #4
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I'm definitely a hands-on person, and what I have done in the past is remove all parts to be painted and just brought it down to the shop...this time around, each part I wanna get painted is basically in a different condition...either it's scuffed up, has rust spots, rattle canned, or need repair (bondo)...I've actually done a lot of sandding lately and kinda getting lazy these days

Haven't gotten any quotes yet but I'll see if I can get a few this week

Thanks for the info guys
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:50 AM   #5
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usually it's from $50 (if U prepped it and did a good job)
to $100 per panel plus the cost of material
it's not painting but preparation what counts =o)
and 5 Zigen is right, if U painted it yourself using a spray bomb that's the worst

Try Amber Autobody in Burnaby if it's close to U
owner's name is Adam
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:53 AM   #6
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Proper professional paint job and cheap will never go together. First problem is the rattlecan paint on there. It will have to be stripped off, otherwise the paint will wrinkle(basically non-compatible paint, since majority of spray paint is lacquer based and these days, shops use either solvent or water based paint). After the paint is stripped off, then all the parts need to have either wash or etch primer sprayed on, followed by primer filler. More sanding, then off to paint. The paint times on there (not including any body work) would look kinda like this

Hood - 3.5 hrs
Lip - 1.5 hrs
gas cap - 0.5 hrs
spoiler - 1.5 hrs

Roughly 7 hrs of paint labor and lets take the current icbc paint labor wage (which most shops will go by these days) $66 and paint materials is something like $38(iirc). 7.0 x $104 = $728(rough estimate). This does not include blending the color onto your fenders from the hood, since this should be done anyways. Hope this helps you.
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:21 AM   #7
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^ I don't think the hood will need 3.5 hours unless blending or inner is counted. but pretty much you are right, most body shop has to use water based paint (soon, i know some still use solvent base) and they don't go well with lacquer based paint...

i think OP's parts will be more presentable to the body shop if he wants a quote by properly sanding and stripping those rattle can paint off; other conditions might be a diff story and really depends from case to case. BUT if you choose DIY sanding and stripping the paint, I think body shop will not warranty if it ends up wrinkle or having other issues.
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Old 08-04-2010, 02:27 AM   #8
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Well, those hrs are flat rate times and hoods usually get charged roughly 3.5 hrs these days. Any blend panels are usually 1.2 hrs per panel and if an adjacent panel also needs to be blended, then another 0.7hrs. These are pretty normal times and they are based off of the Audutex estimating program. The hood may sound a bit too much, but hell, most bumpers and fenders get roughly the same hrs. For example, today, the jobs that I painted were as follows...

Cadillac CTS front bumper 3.6, rear bumper 3.0
67 Beaumont right fender 3.5
Explorer sport trac front bumper 3.6

So 3.5 hrs to sand off spray paint and then prime, sand, basecoat, clearcoat (maybe wet sand & polish if needed) is actually pretty good.

As for shops using water based paint, is not a must. At least not yet. But most suppliers do recommend switching over to water based paint before it becomes mandatory.
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:05 AM   #9
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I've had a lot of smaller parts (rear spats, side skirts, door moulding, door handles, side mirrors, aeroguards and front grille) painted before and it has not added to more than a few hundred dollars....I would think that it would be more tedious and time consuming to prep smaller parts than larger pieces yet all that amounted to less than a few hundred dollars...none were prepped by myself, but most were taken down to the shop in pieces (so no re/re required)

I can definitely prep the fuel door and front lip (both painted with a spray can) but the spoiler and hood are original paint so I'd rather leave it and let the shop prep those

Definitely learned a few things, thanks a lot for the responses guys...I'll get a few quotes this week and see how they compare
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