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Old 11-17-2012, 02:05 PM   #26
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Thread is full of a bunch of ********......
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:39 PM   #27
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This thread is packed full of fail.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:05 AM   #28
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Guys how much does a house cost?
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:16 AM   #29
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enjoying this one
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:27 AM   #30
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OP is a ****ing mouth breather.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:17 PM   #31
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lol at all of it. op, repainting the same paint code will be cheaper than changing the o0lor of your car. having a good job done means great prep work. ive seen maaco jobs look good if the customer does ALL prep work. hell, why not just rattlecan your car
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:29 PM   #32
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This is my friend's car painted with Plasti-dip. I think everyone should do it. Why pay 7k for a paint job when you can get the exact same thing for $300 worth of Plasti-dip? trololol




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Old 11-18-2012, 03:02 PM   #33
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:20 PM   #34
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This is my friend's car painted with Plasti-dip. I think everyone should do it. Why pay 7k for a paint job when you can get the exact same thing for $300 worth of Plasti-dip? trololol

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Is that a matte white? Because that looks incredible. I would do that.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:41 PM   #35
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Is that a matte white? Because that looks incredible. I would do that.
It is matte white. He used a cheap (~100$) Wagner spray gun to do it. It has a few imperfections in it, but mostly because he forgot to fill a couple dents and because he didn't lay it on thick enough in the rear. I helped him peel it off the windows, it's amazing stuff, but you can't expect it to look as good as a professional paint job. If you inspect the car closely in person you can see the imperfections. He's not happy with it, because he will never be happy with anything he does to his car . I think it looks great. You should see a picture of it with his new BBS RS style wheels, it looks much better.

Here's a part below the rear window seal that didn't get severed all that cleanly. It is very hard to notice even if your face is right up to it.





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Old 11-18-2012, 04:45 PM   #36
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Get it wrapped!!!!!!!
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:05 PM   #37
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It is matte white. He used a cheap (~100$) Wagner spray gun to do it. It has a few imperfections in it, but mostly because he forgot to fill a couple dents and because he didn't lay it on thick enough in the rear. I helped him peel it off the windows, it's amazing stuff, but you can't expect it to look as good as a professional paint job. If you inspect the car closely in person you can see the imperfections. He's not happy with it, because he will never be happy with anything he does to his car . I think it looks great. You should see a picture of it with his new BBS RS style wheels, it looks much better.

Here's a part below the rear window seal that didn't get severed all that cleanly. It is very hard to notice even if your face is right up to it.
Couldn't he have just re painted the imperfections but it seems unnoticeable even tht close! Haha
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:11 PM   #38
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Get it wrapped!!!!!!!
I'm thinking about that too my friend!
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:12 PM   #39
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It is matte white. He used a cheap (~100$) Wagner spray gun to do it. It has a few imperfections in it, but mostly because he forgot to fill a couple dents and because he didn't lay it on thick enough in the rear. I helped him peel it off the windows, it's amazing stuff, but you can't expect it to look as good as a professional paint job. If you inspect the car closely in person you can see the imperfections. He's not happy with it, because he will never be happy with anything he does to his car . I think it looks great. You should see a picture of it with his new BBS RS style wheels, it looks much better.

Here's a part below the rear window seal that didn't get severed all that cleanly. It is very hard to notice even if your face is right up to it.
Looks so nice besides the mint imperfections but I want a white Buru with black handles. But I wouldn't use it unless my car was spotless.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:15 PM   #40
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Is that a matte white? Because that looks incredible. I would do that.
from 10 feet hahahahaha

that looks like **** close up.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:16 PM   #41
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Couldn't he have just re painted the imperfections but it seems unnoticeable even tht close! Haha
I don't really know if you can repaint over it after it's dried, I don't know anything about it really. It's cool because if you **** up, you just peel it off, it's not hard at all. You just have to be sure to use plenty of layers, because it's harder to peel off if it's thin (it keeps tearing if it's thin).

This means you could just buy a little bit of it and test it out on your car or a spare body panel you have laying around. If you don't like it, you peel it off and you're only out like $25
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:19 PM   #42
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from 10 feet hahahahaha

that looks like **** close up.
If it were my car I would be very happy with it. But I honestly care very little about how my car looks.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:21 PM   #43
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you want to spend $2500-$3000 on wrapping your 02 RS? You car is probably barely worth that much.

if you want a white impreza so bad. sell yours. and buy a white one.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:53 AM   #44
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i wonder why you have been given smart ass answers? do some research and make some calls and visit some shops. youre gonna have to go to a shop eventually.....you will have to drop your car off to be painted, you do know that right?
He doesn't have enough time for that.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:04 AM   #45
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1$-12000$$$

Note where the dollar signs are.

Hope my help was better than ones of professionals.
No no no! The dolla sign goes afta. Afta afta! Like zeese:

Q: How much does a blowie from your mom cost?
A: $2. For 50 more she will give you the full treatment. The aids she gives you is free.

See? It's easy.

OP...did you get that local quote yet?
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:54 AM   #46
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To the OP, just buy a couple cans of white rattle can spray paint at Home Depot. You'll be fine
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:39 AM   #47
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Maaco $500 paint job!
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:38 PM   #48
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In all honesty, a satisfactory paint job with high quality workmanship, materials, prep, and coverage (inside the doors, engine bay, etc) will easily cost more than a 2002 WRX is worth. This is the truth.

Next year I am going to try to get my 2006 WRX repainted. The quotes I got to do it in WRB (the car's original color) with the insides of the doors and the engine bay and with extra thick clear were in the $5000 to $7000 range. I could bring that cost down a bit if I did the removal of the parts.

It makes me want to learn to paint and do it myself. I'll practice on my POS RS first.

It's a huge commitment to drop money like that on a tarted up econobox. You better make sure you're keeping it for a long while or it's simply a waste of money.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:19 PM   #49
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Next year I am going to try to get my 2006 WRX repainted. The quotes I got to do it in WRB (the car's original color) with the insides of the doors and the engine bay and with extra thick clear were in the $5000 to $7000 range. I could bring that cost down a bit if I did the removal of the parts.
This is the closest, most realistic number I have seen.

Let me start at the low end of the paint world. If you get a quote for less than $2000, then the paint you are getting is acrylic enamel. $200 buys the materials and the rest is for prep and spraying. The up side of this stuff is that it's very tough....it's relatively soft so when a stone hits it, it has some chance to not chip. It's very old school. Back in the 70's the only alternative was acrylic lacquer which required lots and lots of coats then sanding and polishing and it was hard as nails, so when hit, chipped easily. Enamel requires a lot of skill because if you screw up, you live with a run. Lacquer, you wait 45 minutes for it to flash and sand the screwup and move on.

Today, any quality paint is 2 stage urathane. Color (typically 2 coats) and then clear (typically 2 coats). Prep is the same. Once you start spraying sealer, you keep working until you're done. So color....another coat of color and the clear. The stuff is way more toxic in the air than lacquer or enamel so you either need a real good canister respirator or a forced air system.

The bad news....for your car, material is going to cost the body shop about $1500. If they are really, really, really good and have the cleanest spray room known to man, you might not have to sand/buff. I've never seen that, so like lacquer, expect to spend a couple man days sanding and buffing. The good things with urathane are that it's as tough as enamel but really easily fixed. I mean like if you have a run that's a full 1/8 thick in the clear, you can block it out and I guarantee you that you will never, ever find it again. It shines like lacquer.

The time to do the jambs and inside the engine compartment are expensive. To really do it right, you'd remove the engine and all the components and spray the engine bay.....but that's a grand right there. That's why most people don't change color.

I did my own Cobra 12 years ago with the guidance of a neighbor who does pebble beach type paint. His dad's cars are invited to shows all over the country (family business). I spent $1000 on materials (at his shop rate) in 2000. Look how little area there is on my car. Yours would be at least 50% more area.

To do the job without the engine compartment, I'd estimate $7k. With it, $8k.

Repainting with same color, no jambs, $6k.

I would estimate that I spent about 50 hours on the Cobra between body work, body prep, painting and finish work. Paying a shop, figure $100 an hour.....that's $5k right there.

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somewhere between 10 and a 10,000 dollars, depending on what youre looking to do.
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