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Jun 17, 12:46pm - #200351 
Cost of professional painted console

Just got back from a local bodyshop and they charged me $192 to paint the center console and the piece around the odemoter and the ac buttons.Is that price fair or did I get ripped off?


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Jun 17, 12:48pm - #200352 
thats about right...170-200 for a good painting and by a professional thumbsup

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Jun 17, 12:49pm - #200353 
not a bad price

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Jun 17, 1:23pm - #200354 
the guy around here said he would do it for 200, so it sounds right to me.

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Jun 17, 1:25pm - #200355 
post pics


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Jun 17, 1:26pm - #200356 
got a pic??


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Jun 17, 1:27pm - #200357 
he charged me like 160 but that was only because he quoted me a range before hand.Than paint i picked out was almost 100 bucks and he added more flake to it thumbsup

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Jun 17, 1:28pm - #200358 
Sounds right to me. DIY can turn out very nicely if you know what you're doing... but you can't go wrong with a pro job thumbsup


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Jun 17, 1:47pm - #200359 
eek eek wow i didnt know it was that expensive.

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Jun 17, 3:47pm - #200360 
wow i got my done at a local shop in maryland for around 90 bucks...very good job

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Jun 17, 7:43pm - #200361 
where at in maryland do you live? i live in baltimore (dundalk area)


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Jun 18, 8:49pm - #200362 
sounds like a good price to me, but i would have just done it myself...

in fact, i think i wrote a guide for DIYers...


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Jun 18, 8:50pm - #200363 
^^ oh yeah, and it would have only cost you about $30 if you followed the guide wave


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Jun 18, 8:51pm - #200364 
ya, doing yourself is better, you can make it just how you want it. Its a pain to sand though =/ btw if i wanna redo my center console how should i go about removing the old paint?

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Jun 20, 7:05pm - #200365 
Originally Posted by Firestorm
ya, doing yourself is better, you can make it just how you want it. Its a pain to sand though =/ btw if i wanna redo my center console how should i go about removing the old paint?


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You don't have to take it all the way down to the plastic again, you just have to make sure it's nice and smooth...

unless of course, the original paint is peeling or something like that... then you have to strip it down.


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Jun 20, 8:15pm - #200366 
Um, I was charged $100, but I disassembled the whole thing before giving it to him. Took maybe 20 mins. for me. A friend was charged $60, he purchased the paint though on top of disassembling the center console.

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Jun 20, 10:02pm - #200367 
I got mine done professionally for 40 bucks. The guy only charged me for the paint, he hooks me up on stuff all the time (installed my hoodpins for free). Looks really nice too, even has a clear coat finish thumbsup

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Jun 21, 10:28am - #200368 
just a stupid question ... because i dunno how to paint BIG STUFF ... do you spray or brush ? which is easier ? better quality ?

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Jun 21, 3:05pm - #200369 
^^^^ go to carbonbluegt guide and read it


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Jun 21, 10:50pm - #200370 
spray wave happywink


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Jun 22, 4:45am - #200371 
professional...pfft
I painted mine for $6 grin


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Jun 22, 4:50am - #200372 
i got mine done for free grin

Good to know people that work at a body shop thumbsup

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Jun 22, 6:32am - #200373 
eek The body shop around here was only going to charge me like $200-300 to have my front and rear bumpers painted and mounted.


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