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Paint and body quote - is this reasonable?

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$750 to:

- properly sand/respray hood

- sand, treat light surface rust on C-pillar. This includes painting everything above belt line trim and below rain gutter trim. And between door and trunk.

This also includes all the necessary prep and post-treatment.

I have a rock chip in the hood and there is some paint cracking at the top. And I have a flex crack in the C-pillar that has led to some rust building up below the crack. The rust is just cosmetic surface rust.

I got several quotes. All were higher than this, but, oddly enough, this seemed like the most trustworthy place. Been in business for 30 years in what was a small town but is now a sprawling suburb. They specialize in classic cars. I saw some of the other cars they've painted and the finish looked excellent to me.

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Just make sure that "sanding" includes block sanding to cover any imperfections that otherwise could show up after the final paint job/

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sounds like FREE to me

labor rate must be $7.50 per hour ?!

what were the other estimates / in detail ?

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Just make sure that "sanding" includes block sanding to cover any imperfections that otherwise could show up after the final paint job/

yes it does. I was broadly generalizing in my post above.

sounds like FREE to me

labor rate must be $7.50 per hour ?!

what were the other estimates / in detail ?

If I was taking my car to Pebble Beach, I might expect 100 hours into it.

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With primer, abrasives tape and paint there is probably at least $150 in material, so that is very reasonable. I am painting a car now and the cost of material is brutal.

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With primer, abrasives tape and paint there is probably at least $150 in material, so that is very reasonable. I am painting a car now and the cost of material is brutal.

Cool, thanks. It was less than I expected. This place appears to get good reviews and I was satisfied with the cars I saw. I have high standards and this shop seems to meet them.

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Andrew that is about right. That is the quote I got to respray my hod, and both front fenders

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