Originally posted by BESRK
I dropped about $150 to do the tub, hood, and grill. Then, I went back and picked up more to finish the windshield frame and fenders for like.. $65. Okay... I spent a bit more than $200 but you get the point And I did do some welding in exchange for a nice Devilbliss gun and a few years back I did purchase a 5hp compressor. You guys are welcome to bring your Jeeps over to my house and use my stuff. We'll spray it in the backyard.. make a Jeep party out of it!
Hey Cory, I like the flames.. where at in VA?
I'm sorry, I just find it really hard to believe, especially after checking SW's "Ultra7000" line prices....
UB2739 Basecoat (I priced the pre-packaged black because it's cheaper than mixed base like you have on your Jeep) =$133.22
1 Gallon CC940 Clearcoat=$174
Those two things alone are over $300 and that doesn't include primers, catalysts, reducers, etc. You did use primer, right?
Are you sure that isn't a spray bomb job in disguise? No offense meant, but it looks very low in gloss for a BC/CC paint job.
Nothing against DeVillbiss either, but I wouldn't use even their best gun for a high-end BC/CC job.
If you want the best finish, Sata guns are the way to go.
Sorry, guys, but it is impossible to do a BC/CC job for this low a cost unless you have a relative that is a rep for the paint company. Perhaps you misplaced some of your receipts for 3/4 of the materials and didn't add those costs in?
I'm not trying to sound like a know-it-all, or come off as being nasty, but I've been in this business for many many years and have a pretty good idea of how things work and how much they cost. Anyone telling you they can do a complete, much less decent BC/CC job for $300 is misleading you. Sorry, but it's the truth.