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Old 05 Oct 2003, 10:41 pm   #1 (permalink)
Annette Kashiwabara
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How much does it cost to have a 1993 Toyota Camry painted? I know it ranges
according to what quality a person would like; however, I was wondering if I
could get a ballpark figure. Which auto painting company would you
recommend?

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Old 06 Oct 2003, 09:22 am   #2 (permalink)
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"Annette Kashiwabara" <annettek@gte.net> wrote in message news:<Fv5gb.49038$ZR1.29899@nwrddc01.gnilink.net>. ..
> How much does it cost to have a 1993 Toyota Camry painted? I know it ranges
> according to what quality a person would like; however, I was wondering if I
> could get a ballpark figure. Which auto painting company would you
> recommend?
>
> Annette


For a quality paint job from a reputable shop, it can cost a minimum
of $2500 to as much as $4000.

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Old 06 Oct 2003, 03:55 pm   #3 (permalink)
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The Earl Schieb or MAACO $259 jobs are fine for keeping an
old beater from rusting away if you do the 40+ hours of prep
sanding - but to get a good paint job that won't plummit
your cars resale value is going to be $1-2Gs assumming no
body work needed. Real work is in all the prep work
required (sanding, removing trim, special paint for plastic
bumpers). Last I looked in excellent shape a 93 Camry was
worth $4Gs.


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Old 08 Oct 2003, 01:42 am   #4 (permalink)
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My family owns a Maaco and I worked for my dad for 3 years. get the
presidential paint service for like 199 that includes 2 hours of body work.
if your liek the average person your not willing to pay for a paint job that
is more than your cars value, especially when the difference in qualityis
minimal. "Uh Oh, better get maaco"

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> How much does it cost to have a 1993 Toyota Camry painted? I know it

ranges
> according to what quality a person would like; however, I was wondering if

I
> could get a ballpark figure. Which auto painting company would you
> recommend?
>
> Annette
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Old 08 Oct 2003, 06:24 am   #5 (permalink)
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Not that a Maaco paint job would be innappropriate for an older car, I
think the average(anal) person will be able to tell the difference in
quality. I have seen what comes out of the discount shops, and while
it may be cosmetically better than faded paint, it does not match OEM
or custom paint shot standards. Does Maaco even use a Urethane base
coat and clear coat method? I would think the materials alone cost
more than $199. A gallon of a quality paint can run $125 easy.

I am not saying Maaco is a bad idea, I just tend to think there is a
quality difference. If cost is an issue, then consider them. If you
want a hard, deep gloss paint job that has near a mirror reflection,
you may need to consider spending more money.

Story:
I had a 95 Saturn that was repainted when it was 3 months old at a
custom shop in Raleigh. They used the Dupont urethane to repaint it.
It looked better than the factory paint job by far and many people
complemented me on it. It was that noticable. I chose to get the
same factory color (sandstone). The color was so rich and the clear
was unbelievable. I thought I could dive into the paint.

Many good shops will offer a 5 year or even life time warranty on
their paint jobs when they use the Urethane paints due to their
durability. They resist fade and chips well. My 7 year old paint job
looked almost like it was just painted.

Before someone paints your car, see their finished products. Tour
several shops and look at many of their cars and then decide it they
are good enough for you. They will let you tour their shop. Just
ask.



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