I would say buy the paint as DIY. 450 and they prep supply everthing might not be quite as bad as you think. I guess it depends on what kind of job your looking for. I have seen these things Powder Coated, sprayed with bedliner and painted with spray paint. Price also depends on color. Most shops around here are anywhere from $45 to $65 per hr. Preping, priming and painting I would say 4 to 6 hrs. Then etch primer $12 primer $18 basecoat 30 to 50 and clear coat another 30 to 50 so I can see 450. Best of luck JC
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