*Official* Ask a Painter/Bodyman Thread - Page 57 - Subaru Impreza GC8 & RS Forum & Community: RS25.com
 
Private Support i-Trader Ratings Become a Vendor Rules for VendorsModsUsers Contact
Subaru Impreza GC8 & RS Forum & Community: RS25.com
gc8 RSS GC8 Facebook Subaru GC8 Twitter Subaru YouTube Channel Subaru Sticker
 
Login below or Register Now
Register Mark Forums Read FAQ Advertise
Go Back   Subaru Impreza GC8 & RS Forum & Community: RS25.com > >
*Official* Ask a Painter/Bodyman Thread
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-25-2008, 08:41 PM   #561
biGshizzle79
2.2L Turbo
 
Car: 00 2.5 RS BRP Sedan
Fav Mod: chop, drop, n channel
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: dusty body shop
Trader Rating: (6)
Posts: 3,239
Default

yeah..

in the first post I ask guys not to ask me prices...


I do the actual work in the shop, not in the office, and the repair orders don't have prices.

It depends on every little thing what your refinishing estimate will be...

depending on your part of the country's labor rates, any estimate I give is a local price quote. in STL, my shop is $54 a labor hour...


in california or florida, where labor is cheap due to immigrants, it's prolly half that....

some shops give a lifetime warranty to all paintwork, for as long as you own the car. so they use proper prep procedures, and the best paint they can get their hands on to make sure they don't ever have any warranty issues, or redo's that they have to redo, for free..

the shittier cheaper shops have cheaper prices, but use less skilled employees, less than great products, and if the paint peels up, well, just go cry about it somewhere else, sorry.


so in order for me to answer anyone's esitmate on any type of body/paint/restoration questions I have to put in waaaaay too much efort explaining all these factors to every guy with a spoiler he wants painted.


It's hard being a guru about stuff sometimes....


-----

for your lip it's $100 - $400 depending on quality of paint , warranty or not, and labor costs
__________________
Learn how to weld, you ricer!

Last edited by biGshizzle79; 01-25-2008 at 08:49 PM..
biGshizzle79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-26-2008, 07:16 PM   #562
Trix
 
Car:
Fav Mod: No rear bumper beam!
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Des Moines, IA
Trader Rating: (18)
Posts: 4,588
Default

Alright thanks for the helpful info!
Trix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2008, 10:59 AM   #563
Checkpoint
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Trader Rating: (1)
Posts: 91
Default

How much would it cost to get a bumper, and spats painted aspen white pearl, and get some rash fixed on the driver side near the back molding, repaint side skirts, and fix a crease in my door from someone elses door. And how much to respray whole car?
Checkpoint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2008, 11:42 AM   #564
getaforknjob
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Trader Rating: (3)
Posts: 532
Default

Hey shizzle, what do you think the cost of getting this wing mounted and painted, and also fixing rust on both passenger and drivers side rear quarter panels fixed?

getaforknjob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2008, 12:34 PM   #565
biGshizzle79
2.2L Turbo
 
Car: 00 2.5 RS BRP Sedan
Fav Mod: chop, drop, n channel
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: dusty body shop
Trader Rating: (6)
Posts: 3,239
Default

read two posts earlier
__________________
Learn how to weld, you ricer!
biGshizzle79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 01:57 PM   #566
project 22b
2.2L
 
Fav Mod: I miss the 22b
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Fort Myers FL
Trader Rating: (2)
Posts: 155
Default

What do I need to do to paint the engine bay, and make it look good. motor is out already. I would like to paint it the same color that is going on the outside but I dont have a trailer or air compressor. So i guess either rattle can blue or black....the bay is white now. The body shop is charging me around $5000 to mold on rear fenders and paint the rest of the car including inside trunk and door jambs. But he said he wont do the engine bay unless i took out everything first.
project 22b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2008, 05:33 PM   #567
biGshizzle79
2.2L Turbo
 
Car: 00 2.5 RS BRP Sedan
Fav Mod: chop, drop, n channel
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: dusty body shop
Trader Rating: (6)
Posts: 3,239
Default

prep it and repeatedly mist it with base...

---

cleaning it with degreaser and a grey scotch brite pad should work just fine

then hose it out, and repeat.

blow out and let dry overnight then proceed with the painting
__________________
Learn how to weld, you ricer!
biGshizzle79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2008, 10:52 AM   #568
tekgnosis
Premium Member
 
tekgnosis's Avatar
 
Car: 2000 BRP Coupe
Fav Mod: swap + azenis rt-215
Join Date: Aug 2006
Trader Rating: (0)
Posts: 599
Default

Here's a fun question. I realize the cost of labour varies, so lets base this on hours.

How many hours would it take to replace both quarter panels and roof on a 2000 coupe?

Basically, both my a-pillars are rotted, leaking, and have holes in them. It's also doing the same thing around the windshield, and all around the sunroof. The shop/stealership that originally replaced these parts 7 years ago won't even bother with a warrantee. The rust is so bad that I can't see the electricals in my car lasting another 6 months!

Any idea on how many hours it would take to get this done?

How many hours could I knock off by taking the windshield, roof, and interior out myself (if any)? I might try my hand at taking off the quarter panels, but they're prettttty huge, and I don't know if it'd save me much money in the long run anyways.


Anybody have any ideas? Essentially, it entails replacing the entire exterior, from the top of the dash, upwards.


Edit: I got a quote to replace just the roof and a-pillars. At 65 an hour, it will be 4250 plus tax, including new parts. Time to rethink whether I should keep my project or not Frustrating, seeing as its a swapped beast with vf34 setup

Last edited by tekgnosis; 03-04-2008 at 04:39 PM..
tekgnosis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2008, 08:55 PM   #569
MyScooby
2.0L Turbo
 
Car: 99 Forester & RS
Fav Mod: Eat, Sleep & Poop
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Oceanside
Trader Rating: (22)
Posts: 1,106
Default

I just painted to my car with base color. its kinda look like shitty. I haven't put clear coat on it yet. so what should i do next? Should i send it down with 1000 grit and the use the rubbing compound and wipe it or just put clear coat on it?
MyScooby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2008, 08:59 PM   #570
MyScooby
2.0L Turbo
 
Car: 99 Forester & RS
Fav Mod: Eat, Sleep & Poop
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Oceanside
Trader Rating: (22)
Posts: 1,106
Default

oh yea and another question is what kind of tape should i use to paint 2 tone? I used 3M automotive tape from walmart but when i took it off, i didnt get the fine line or watever it call.
MyScooby is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2019 VerticalScope Inc.
Designed & Powered by Domain Architect