A real factory quality paint job is about that much adjusted for US/Canadian pricing. There's a ton of work involved in fixing any damage, stripping it down to the chassis, blasting the old paint off, priming, painting, and clear coat. Material cost isn't that high, but it's a lot of hours. Go get an estimate from a reputable body shop on paint damage from rocks, road debris, ect where the paint has cracked and just about every time you're looking at $1200+.
You could paint it yourself for under $500 either sprayed or rolled. However prep is a big deal and for the amount of prep and work you'll put into it you'll pay a good body shop around $3k.
I look through your post briefly...and you made that look easy...and what an awesome job...
However, as I have never even changed oil before...I dont think there is a chance in hell I could pull this off.....
I need to find someone in my area who can help
Never know til you try. 90% of it's doing good prep work and it's all basic skills. It's kinda hard to screw up putting on bedliner.
Originally Posted by AM92
Or do the work your self and save a ton of money look up rustoleum paint job you can definately get that showroom car shine
Those roll on paint jobs aren't nearly as easy as they're made out to be and they take a ton of time, effort, and patience to get a quality paint job that looks anything like a professional job. If you value your time at all it's a lot easier and cheaper to buy a decent spray gun, compressor and regulator. You'll get a lot of use out of the compressor anyway and even HF makes a $20 spray gun that works pretty damn well given where it comes from.