What did you pay for a re-paint job of your Hyundai ?

A small independent Auto Body Paint Shop in my town in Florida quoted me a firm price., of $1200 for my black 2002 SantaFe There isnt much preparation needed as the exterior is in good shape with
only some pine tree sap in several places and minor surface scratches on a few of the panels ; also, some rust on the wiper arms, and faded cowl. He will paint the entire SUV the same black color including the bumpers black and wet sand the plastic headlight lenses because they are foggy. . 2 coats of Urethane Black and 1 coat of clear . Guaranteed for 3 years against peeling, fading, and cracking. He showed me a few other cars on his property that he recently painted and from my eyes they all look very nice with a deep luster. I see Maaco offers their Supreme Paint Job for $700 but im a little skeptical of that.
How does $1200 sound ? Thanks.
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On Sat, 4 Sep 2010 11:57:23 -0700 (PDT), snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

If you intend to keep it for a few years then it sounds good, but if you want to trade it in then it is probably too much.
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Sounds fair if it is really a good job. I know someone that got a $700 paint job last week (not Maaco) and it looks like crap. I don't have any experience with Maaco and have no idea of the quality of their work.
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When you divide the typical hourly rate for a tech into the cost after taking out a $300-$400 for profit and materials you end up with about 4 hours labour for the whole job. I think that defines what sort of job it will be. After having had a few cars with resprays I,d actually prefer to have the slightly crappy original. Then again I suppose you cant judge everybody by the junk work of 1-2 others. I,d go for the more expensive, preparation is almost everthing.. Cheers John
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On 9/4/2010 14:57, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

DO NOT go to MAACO, $700 is about 4 times as much as their 'job' is worth, been there, done that, still fuming about it, and it was 12 years ago (St. Pete MAACO)....
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2 coats of Urethane Black and 1 coat of clear .

When I had my 02 Elantra repainted by a very good body shop in las Cruces, NM the painter said a good coat of color and at least 3 good coats of clear. it was about a $1400. pint job. Came out beautiful. the bad part was the i traded it in for a new '11 Sonata a few months later. I seem to have developed the ability to throw money away on cars to an art form ;-)>
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

It does not matter how $1200 sounds. The real problem is in what he quoted you. 2 coats of urethane black may or may not be enough - can't say without seeing the car, but 1 coat of clear coat can never be enough. Guaranteed for three years? Bull. Can not be stated with one coat of clear coat. Something is very wrong with this offer. This is very close to an Earl Schibe type of offer.
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