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Old 10-12-2009, 01:49 AM
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Did anyone ever get their truck painted before. If you did how much did you pay. I'm not talking about a crazy ass trick my truck paint job. Just a normal change the color of the truck paint job. Thanks.
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:56 AM
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First time I had the truck painted, it was around $1800. Second time (which was done much better) was around $3500.
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:16 AM
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Thanks Rev.

a daycab will be a little cheaper. I would think. So around 2,000 give or take for a good paint job.
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:28 AM
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changing the color always costs more if they do it right, I would figure 35 to 4500
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:34 AM
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When I had my own trucks I used to paint them myself.

Usually about $500.00 worth of materials and a couple weeks of my own labor.

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Old 10-12-2009, 02:44 AM
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When I had my own trucks I used to paint them myself.

Usually about $500.00 worth of materials and a couple weeks of my own labor.

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yep, you can get a lot of spray paint at Walmart for 500 bucks

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Old 10-12-2009, 02:53 AM
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yep, you can get a lot of spray paint at Walmart for 500 bucks

:lol2::lol2:
Actually I did it the right way with proper preparation, a coat of primer, lightly sand the primer, blow off all the sanding dust, tack rag the entire surface, then shoot 1 tack coat and 1 full wet coat of #40496 Mack green PPG acrylic enamel & hardener, applied with a Binks model 7 spray gun in the shop I had at the time.

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Old 10-12-2009, 03:56 AM
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Actually I did it the right way with proper preparation, a coat of primer, lightly sand the primer, blow off all the sanding dust, tack rag the entire surface, then shoot 1 tack coat and 1 full wet coat of #40496 Mack green PPG acrylic enamel & hardener, applied with a Binks model 7 spray gun in the shop I had at the time.

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I painted my car with acrylic enamel. I used a 15year old gun from NAPA lol. It didn't turn out to bad for the 1st time doing it i had one bad run i have to use thiner to whipe off and re-spray. But it was a beater car so it was no big deal. I would never try to paint something real nice and put on clear coat too. Thats above my skill level. Unless maybe the REV would let me practice on his truck
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:03 AM
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Unless maybe the REV would let me practice on his truck
Yes you can. All you have to do is buy it first.:thumbsup:
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:22 AM
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Actually I did it the right way with proper preparation, a coat of primer, lightly sand the primer, blow off all the sanding dust, tack rag the entire surface, then shoot 1 tack coat and 1 full wet coat of #40496 Mack green PPG acrylic enamel & hardener, applied with a Binks model 7 spray gun in the shop I had at the time.

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WHAT? no roller & paint brush? c'mon
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