Cost to Repaint Mustang?

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  1. ChrisM

    ChrisM TMO Intermediate

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    Hello all,

    This is just a question borne out of curiosity mostly. I have always wanted a white sports car. Don't ask me why, but the new Ford GT in white gives me funny feelings in strange places.

    Now that you have that image seared into your brain, I do think white is also very boring and as soon as I saw the new Avalanche Grey in person on a Raptor, my jaw dropped. Question is, how much would it run to me repaint my 2007 GT/CS Avalanche Grey with a good quality paint that will last? I don't want the interior to be grey (second half of my dream is a black interior with red seats and accents, which I already have and love), but I do want a good job done on the exterior, including under the hood. Additionally, I'd want a black roof.

    Thoughts? Do you need more details? I've browsed through random internet stuff but the estimates are all over the place (as expected).
     
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    Earl schieb is 500 bucks
    A good paint job can be as much as 20,000 bucks.
    What's your budget and what do you want? You can also look into full wraps which are pretty good now days
     
  3. ArizonaBOSS

    ArizonaBOSS Because racecar. Moderator

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    Wrapping is also a viable option. Materials have come a long way.

    Byron is right, the range is pretty wide on paint depending on quality. I'd expect to spend $3-4K for a suitable (non-show car quality) job.

    Full car wrap, single color, with installation labor is probably around that same price.
     
  4. ChrisM

    ChrisM TMO Intermediate

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    I'd be looking right around $4-5k. I am not actually doing this,and if I were it wouldn't be for a few years from now (time to save). My friend wrapped his GT-R in his garage and it turned out quite nice so I'm not opposed to wrapping it either. Was just curious.
     
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    ArizonaBOSS Because racecar. Moderator

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    Absolutely understand. If you're willing to wrap the vehicle yourself, you can cut materials costs down to under $1K...the rest is beer money :)
     
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    ChrisM TMO Intermediate

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    If the Christmas presents I wrap are any indication, I'll let someone else do that work.
     
  7. TymeSlayer

    TymeSlayer Tramps like us, Baby we were born to run...

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    What ever happened to Earl Schieb's any car 19.95 full car paint job. We use to say if you leave the windows down, he'll paint the interior for free!
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    A really good paint job means disassembly and that of course will skyrocket the price.
     
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    I have seen bugs and dirt under some of the Earl specials. Car was not even washed, just sprayed
    Those were the days. :eek:
     
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