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    Default Cheap respray needed!

    Hi guys, Im looking to get my 306 cab resprayed soon. Just sourced a bumper (thanks Owen) so looking to get some prices. Doesnt have to be amazing, just decent and cheap!

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    Do you guys have some national chain equivalent to our Earl Scheib or Maaco? If you're willing to do some of the prep work yourself, and you plump for a bit better than the bottom-rung 250.00 job, the results can be pretty good. You have to make sure the bodywork is where you want it. I've seen 1000.00 jobs from Maaco that were surprisingly decent.
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    Nothing like that here. IMO there is no such thing as a cheap 'decent' paint job. For decent quality materials you could easily spend $1000 .... then there is the countless hours of labour ontop of that

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    Thanks for your replies, guys. Looks like I may be learning to do it myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    Nothing like that here. IMO there is no such thing as a cheap 'decent' paint job. For decent quality materials you could easily spend $1000 .... then there is the countless hours of labour ontop of that

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    That's why I said that you needed to be willing to do some of the prep work yourself, Shane. You forget- I come from a background where a $5K job is considered bottom rung.

    Another suggestion for Garlicsniffer is try a trade school. For the cost of material, they basically use your car as a class assignment. The local colleges here will do that for you- it gives the student real hands-on experience, and the job gets done inexpensively.
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    Cool, will have a look into that!

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    There's cheap, fast and easy. Choose any two. You can't have all three.

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    I'll choose cheap....twice! haha!
    Thanks for your advice guys, Im getting the picture now.

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    I've just re-painted the inside of the Mi16 in 2 pak.

    $380 for paint, hardeners, thinners, & flexi primer for the plastics.
    $110 for a 3 nozzle gun.
    $250 for paint booth hire which included air fed mask, masking paper. tac cloths & rubbing paper & low temp bake.
    $200 to have the car towed there & back.

    Would be worth phoning the body shops in ACT to find out if you could hire their booth & DIY.

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    This is of my lada niva, with one coat, applied by high density roller.

    Since then I have given it another 2 coats with a wet sand between the 2nd and 3rd. Will allow to cure, give another wetsand then then buff with cutting compound before waxing.

    This was done in plain old killrust as its just a bush basher that I wanted to look semi respectable. If I was doing a good car I would use Interlux Brightside boat paint and would wetsand between each coat and give maybe 6 coats.

    Cost about 40 bucks for the paint, some turps and sandpaper 25 and the rollers were 10 bucks from bunnings.
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