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Unread 04-01-2008, 07:07 PM   #1
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Cost for painting fender flares?

Looking to get my new Xenon flat fender flares painted...

Just curious what would be an appropriate price from a shop to paint them. Anyone had this done that can give me the price they paid?

I called Maaco and they said I have to bring them in so they can see them. Idiots. Another shop quoted me $450... yeah right!

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Unread 04-02-2008, 08:06 AM   #2
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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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Unread 04-02-2008, 10:37 AM   #3
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Yeah... I really wanted to avoid trying to DIY on this one, since I paid so much for the flares, I'd hate to screw it up.

Can you get paint matched to your jeep in a spray can? or do you have to buy a compressor and sprayer too? I guess for $450 I could pick up that equipment and the paint i would think.
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Unread 04-02-2008, 12:24 PM   #4
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Yes I believe you can get the jeep scaned and have a jobber put it a spray can. I have also used Prevail bottles which is basiclly a spray can on a jar. You put what ever you want in the jar and spray away. I have only used them for touch up or small pieces but I don;t see why it wouldn't work for ya. JC
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Unread 04-02-2008, 05:52 PM   #5
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I'm sure flat flares with a professional paint job would look great! I bought Rubi flares and had them painted black and clear coated at a family run auto body shop. $450 is about the going "retail rate" (I remember asking) as a professional job does require to sand, prime, paint and clear coat. Mine look great and I do get compliments. You may still find someone that will do it for less if their slow.

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Unread 04-03-2008, 02:36 PM   #6
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Who knows what it costs in your area except other people who live there? Get 3-5 estimates, go with a mid-bid as long as your confident they can do a good quality job...FYI, it's much more expensive to paint them after they are installed since the rest of the jeep must be masked off...
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Unread 04-25-2008, 05:48 PM   #7
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Hey todd, should have asked, i can do that too! I have everything to do that here at my house! Email me since i get on here maybe once a week!
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