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Paint and installation Body Kit #54759 Oct 22, 1:53pm Oct 22, 1:53pm
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Paint and installation Body Kit
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?


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Re: Paint and installation Body Kit [Re: mastro543] #54760 Oct 22, 1:53pm Oct 22, 1:53pm
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depends on a LOT of things, what kit is it?

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well i havent decided yet but its either between a blade kit or vs invader just wondering around how much you guys got it painted and installed for


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veilside wont be too much maybe like 600-800 depending on color of your car, blade-i dont know the fitment on those things

if you get a veilside replica you will be paying a LOT of money for install since they suck in quality

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they wanted to charge me about 800-1000 for painting and installing my body kit, but i installed it myself, they painted it.


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500 tops for paint...mine was 500 and I have a large bodykit...
labor should run 300-500 right?
1000 bucks for a quality job...


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Originally Posted by mastro543
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".


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Re: Paint and installation Body Kit [Re: mastro543] #54766 Oct 22, 4:34pm Oct 22, 4:34pm
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I paid $800 for mine. the fitment was way off and they did a lot of adjustments to the kit just to put it in. the shop I went to also took too long... you might want a shop that actually knows or has done body kits before... the prices may seem a lil steep but i guess you get what you pay for... thumbsup

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Originally Posted by prince542
I paid $800 for mine. the fitment was way off and they did a lot of adjustments to the kit just to put it in. the shop I went to also took too long... you might want a shop that actually knows or has done body kits before... the prices may seem a lil steep but i guess you get what you pay for... thumbsup


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