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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 09-16-2010, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Okay so i was wondering if anybody can give me a basic Guess/Estimation of how much it would be to get a quality paint job on a cobalt, I want to paint the entire exterior cobalt and change it from Orange to White. Thanks!
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for a good job, prolly at least $5,000 is my guess
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Really? Just for a basic white paintjob i didn't think it would be that much... "/
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If you want the job done right yes. it's a lot of work to actually change the color of a car. unless you just want a cheapo job and don't care about the jambs and all the under hood stuff being orange still.
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Yes because if not done right the base paing will bleed through to the white, and you have to paint the door jams, under the trunk and hood, etc to get it all one color. Many people also shy away from cars that have been color change painted due to the fact they do not know why they were painted.



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Would it be cheaper to paint black?
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I dont know if ive ever read a good review by someone who got a cheapy maaco paint job. If you want it done right and to last, its going to cost you.

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I had a cheapy Maaco job on my Jeep and it held up fine. With the exception of the trail damage it looked good 8 years later, even after sitting under a tree for 3 and half years. Polished up good and shiny again.



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macco runs about $500 to $1000 for an alright paintjob with warranties



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Either other companies are flooding review sites with bad reviews to make maaco look bad or many people who are happy with their paint job are too busy driving their nice cars to leave good reviews. Ive seen quite a few sites that were like 90% calling maaco a rip off and scam.

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