Going rate on paint jobs

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by tt455, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. chucknixon

    chucknixon Founders Club Member

    To me 'jewelry' means all stainless, chrome, anything in the way of good prep and final paint. Stripping down to bare metal reveals previous damage or not quality repairs that if not re-done right will come back and haunt you when the new paint begins to crack etc. in a few years. Again I don't think you get all jewelry taken off, minimum repair and quality paint for less than $12-15K but that may be a reflection of our D/FW area of the country. Maybe labor rates are cheaper in different areas of the country. We are seeing low rates at quality shops at $75/hr to over $100-120/hr. I removed bumpers, grill, fake hood scoops, trunk trim, and some logos that I could get to on my GS400 convertible to save a few dollars.

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    Since installed new stock rear springs and car is now level and looks better
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  2. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    OZ Yes i meant strip to metal. Yo got that right not 7k
  3. OZGS455

    OZGS455 Oh what a wonderful day!

    Thanks Steve , yeah, I think Chuck misinterpreted my question.
    But then gave me more info on labour rates over there which is informative.
    Im always open to learn new stuff.
    I found the link to how Hugger works a really good read .
  4. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    $85 per hour plus materials.

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