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post #1 of 12 Old 04-30-2013, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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450-600 to paint/install single fender?

So my passenger fender is rusted through and I bought a replacement for $150. The body shop wants $450 -500 to paint and install. $330 just to paint. Does this seem reasonable? I want a professional finish. Thanks.


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post #2 of 12 Old 04-30-2013, 08:31 AM
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Did the shop provide you with a written estimate including a breakdown of labor hrs and materials?
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post #3 of 12 Old 04-30-2013, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, they did provide an actual breakout. Hopefully you can see the attached.
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post #4 of 12 Old 04-30-2013, 08:53 AM
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Just spend $50 on assorted sand papers, primer, nice bomb can paint, and clear coat. Bomb can it yourself for $50, if it's not some sort of show vehicle.
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Yes, they provided a breakout. Basically 7.8 hrs of labor at $48/hr and an additional $145 for materials.

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post #6 of 12 Old 04-30-2013, 09:09 AM
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That estimate is right on par for a shop.......that's just what it costs
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post #7 of 12 Old 04-30-2013, 09:42 AM
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Its all about what you're willing to accept......good quality(reputable shop),quick and cheap(maaco...etc.), or really cheap and day with less than pro results
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post #8 of 12 Old 04-30-2013, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the responses. I'm looking for a close to factory look. I wanted to make sure I wasn't getting taken on the price.

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post #9 of 12 Old 06-13-2013, 11:14 AM
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Yup. Its expensive. They aren't in it for the experience.
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post #10 of 12 Old 06-15-2013, 04:52 PM
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You could possibly cut some cost if you prep it yourself (sand, etc) and then take it to a shop to spray, and then install it yourself.

Paint for a fender wont be too much; but its the prep that costs a fortune. My uncle is a bodyman, and painted my old 300zx for me. It was about $500 for the primer and paint (it was an EXPENSIVE paint, btw; with metal flake in it; and I have a ton left). I did do the prep work (with his guidance) and it took a week or two to get the sanding done; and my dad was helping by bondoing rust spots and masking.

All the 'shop supplies' (masking paper, tape, sandpaper, misc costs) was around another $200; and there was a TON left over.

Realistically, we couldve done it for around $350 total.

If you find someone willing to JUST spray it, it would be really cheap to do so.
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post #11 of 12 Old 06-15-2013, 05:03 PM
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Macco painted my whole vehicle for $400 and did a decent job.
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post #12 of 12 Old 06-18-2013, 04:13 PM
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Only problem with most shops, they will not guarantee the paint if you do the prep work, because they don't know how it was done. Price given is in line for labor and materials. Ask for some references for work they have done, look around the shop to see what they are doing and what is outside done and ready to go. See if you get a lifetime (as long as you own it) warranty on their work, if so you should be gold.

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