How much is a reasonable price for paint installation and labor for my body kit im just wondering what everyone paid so you kno whats reasonable?
prices range from $400 to $600 for paint and install a full bodykit.
As for paint, some shops charge different for different sizes. Some shops charge outrageous prices because they really just dont want to do the job - I've seen as much as $1600 for install of a standard 4 piece bodykit. This is why we recommend that you get a quote from 3 different locations.
The standard rates most shops charge are usually about $35 to $45 per square foot of painting surface. And a flat rate of about $65 to $85 if what you want painted is small and doesn't require much prep-work (such as dash, console, engine plastics...etc)
Several bodyshops are not familiar with aftermarket parts because they usually work on cars that have been in collisions rather then show/modified import cars. The difference between aftermarket body kit pieces and OEM (Original Equipment parts) is that OEM parts from directly from the dealership already painted and fitment is perfect.
The bodyshops that work on mostly collision repair jobs have little to no experience with aftermarket speed parts, thus, they might feel that just installing parts has nothing to do with installing an making everything fit correctly. Those shops might just say, "well, its installed and thats what you wanted, right".