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Jeremy22
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Jeremy22 Jun 17, 7:46pm - #200351 
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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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thats about right...170-200 for a good painting and by a professional thumbsup
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RicePowered Jun 17, 7:49pm - #200353 
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not a bad price
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Larry_GTS Jun 17, 8:23pm - #200354 
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the guy around here said he would do it for 200, so it sounds right to me.
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gtscelica05 Jun 17, 8:25pm - #200355 
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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 17, 8:26pm - #200356 

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got a pic??

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celicaguy Jun 17, 8:27pm - #200357 
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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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RevMonster Jun 17, 8:28pm - #200358 

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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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tru_Asiatik_Pride Jun 17, 8:47pm - #200359 

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eek eek wow i didnt know it was that expensive.
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SmutasticGT Jun 17, 10:47pm - #200360 

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wow i got my done at a local shop in maryland for around 90 bucks...very good job
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TRDCelicaGTS6 Jun 18, 2:43am - #200361 
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where at in maryland do you live? i live in baltimore (dundalk area)

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carbon_blue_gt Jun 19, 3:49am - #200362 
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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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carbon_blue_gt Jun 19, 3:50am - #200363 
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^^ oh yeah, and it would have only cost you about $30 if you followed the guide wave

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Firestorm Jun 19, 3:51am - #200364 

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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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carbon_blue_gt Jun 21, 2:05am - #200365 
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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?


sandpaper wave

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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KDawg Jun 21, 3:15am - #200366 
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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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GTSVST Jun 21, 5:02am - #200367 
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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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Gachinto Jun 21, 5:28pm - #200368 

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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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round2gts Jun 21, 10:05pm - #200369 

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^^^^ go to carbonbluegt guide and read it

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carbon_blue_gt Jun 22, 5:50am - #200370 
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spray wave happywink

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Sara Jun 22, 11:45am - #200371 

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professional...pfft
I painted mine for $6 grin

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trog2233 Jun 22, 11:50am - #200372 

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i got mine done for free grin

Good to know people that work at a body shop thumbsup
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GTSHYPR Jun 22, 1:32pm - #200373 
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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.

I'm gonna take your little Civic. Dust it off. Turn it sideways and stick it straight up you candy A*s.
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