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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1106836 posted 02/07/13 12:09 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I am throwing it out there and risking the ridacule. I saw these videos on line for plastic dipping your car. They are very cheap like $500 for all the paint and sprayer. My gvr4 could use a facelift but a quality paint job is out of my budget. Also with these plastic dips you can just peel it off. It is a matte finish which is a look I would like. Anyone have any experience or have done this? Anyone want to make fun of me? Please give me input. Tax Refund will be here soon!!
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1106838 posted 02/07/13 12:15 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
As far as I know, Plasti dip will only peel off on a perfect paint surface.


Edited by TopNotch (02/07/13 12:21 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1106839 posted 02/07/13 12:16 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I've seen good and bad paint jobs with that stuff...most of the ones I see have a ton of runs but I've seen a few good ones. I think it is mainly for a car you want to paint but don't want to lose resell value on. I wouldn't use it as a permanent paint job but I really can't say anything considering my off-road truck was spray-bombed with desert tan spray paint haha

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1106845 posted 02/07/13 01:18 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Put that $500 towards a real paint job.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1106852 posted 02/07/13 02:18 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^^
what he said!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1106856 posted 02/07/13 03:38 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Plasti-dip is great for trim pieces and things like that, but I agree, save the money for a real paint job. You'd be better off buying an air compressor and paint gun and painting the car yourself I think. Watch some videos and how-to's and give it a go.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1106863 posted 02/07/13 08:16 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It's it terrible if you know what you're doing (same for any type of painting). There's a local Matte blue dipped Evo and its pretty awesome. I've seen a red S2K at some of the bigger meets.

But 99% of the ones I see looks like ass because people just aim and shoot. Also if you call a certified plastidip shop to apply it for you it costs as much as a real paint job. I inquired for a white car/black trim job for the galant and I think it was like $2500 or something outrageous.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1106891 posted 02/07/13 11:41 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Since I see you are in Bakersfield, you may want to try out this guy:
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He's in San Jose, but he seems legit.

Matte Colors $600
Consists of sanding and wet sanding of car, Fix of dents, 1 coat of primer, 4-5 coats of base coat, 2 coats of matte clear.
Available colors:
- Black
- White
- Brilliant Silver
- Red
- Dark blue
- Metallic
- Org

2 Stage/Clear/ Paint Job $900-1000
Consists of sanding and wet sanding of car, Fix of dents, 1 coat of primer, 4-5 coats of base coat, 5 coats clear. Free buff and polish.
Available Colors:
- Black
- White
- Silver (Metallic)
- Performance Red
- Deep Blue or (Metallic)
- Orange
- Dark Emerald Green (Metallic)
- Midnight Blue
- Burnt Orange

Candy Paint Job $1250-1450
Consists of sanding and wet sanding of car, Fix of dents, 1 coat of primer, 3 coats of base coat, 4-5 coats Candy , 4-5 coats clear. Free buff and polish.
Available Colors:
- Apple Red
- Apple Green
- Orange


Turn around time for matte paint 1week, 2 stage paint job 2weeks, candy paint 2 weeks.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1106938 posted 02/07/13 03:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I rattle caned my Mirage with Plasti-dip, while its great for the winter beater. I would only put real paint on my Galant.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1106987 posted 02/07/13 06:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ok, I run a fabrication restoration shop......You can not paint a car for under $3500 and it be any good. Paint supplies alone cost $2000 for anything that will last.

The cheap paint jobs are cheap paint jobs. Save your money for a nice paint job. I kept track of my labor when I painted mine 2 years ago and with material it should run about $6000 to completely disassemble one, paint and reassemble. You could do one with removing some trim, door handles, etc. not paint jambs and under side of hood or trunk and pay $3500-4500.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1106989 posted 02/07/13 06:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'll use this picture because it shows the depth of the clear:



Painted in '04 for under $2k. Still looks good. Ask anybody that has seen my car in person and they will say the same. No orange peel either. You don't need to spend over $3500 to get a decent paint job. But you shouldn't expect anything good for $500 either.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1107018 posted 02/07/13 08:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I disagree..As someone who knows how much labor and materials are involved, it takes more than $2000 to paint a car. You may have paid that, but a shop would be out of business very soon if thats all they charge to paint a car......



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1107034 posted 02/07/13 09:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Maybe a large shop with lots of overhead can't do it. But you can find small shops or guys willing to do it on the side for less money, all while retaining pretty much the same quality.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1107045 posted 02/07/13 10:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Like with any paint job..the prep work is important.

I have seen several Plasti dipped cars locally that look mint. Every one of them prepped the car well and spent the money on a good paint gun rather than a rattle can.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1107060 posted 02/07/13 10:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I had my old galant painted back in 2002 for something aroud 2k. I did the labor of pulling the window's and trim. It was a small shop they only worked on Jag/BMW, but the paint was flawless. I also got a qoute from a big shop in Tampa that are well know for high quality paint jobs. He wanted $3500.00.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1107077 posted 02/08/13 01:11 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I painted my jeep with imron 3.5 hg for ~$500 with all the filler paing hf spray guns tape... everything. Took a lot of working hours though. I think it came out good for my first paint job. ots super strong industrial single stage. but nasty stuff. Was thinking vinal wrap for my Galant though



Edited by tektic (02/08/13 01:14 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1107114 posted 02/08/13 10:50 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Most of the people I talked to who paint cars at home, steal the supplies from their day jobs.
So, yes they can do it cheaper than the shops with overhead.





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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1107153 posted 02/08/13 03:46 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I guess that's one way to do it. Or they could use cheaper materials. You can use a cheaper basecoat and clearcoat product and still have great results. We're not driving around classics that require the best of the best in materials. I think most guys with GVR4's just want their old 20 year old flaking clear coat, scratched, door dinged paint jobs to be replaced with something that's shiny again. Not a super high end job so they can polish it with a diaper in the garage and only take it out for the Concourse de Elegance at Pebble Beach.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1107178 posted 02/08/13 05:47 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Give it another 100 years before the organizers of the Concours d'Elegance accepts any Galant VR-4 applications.





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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1107179 posted 02/08/13 06:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
At that point I'll gladly pay $4k+ for a tear down and respray.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1107368 posted 02/09/13 09:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I did my grille in the front in plastidip. I was trying to get the AMG theme to a USDM bumper. I know I'll get hell for it, and I'm on the fence on whether or not I truly like it, but it's held up awesome and looks good.




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1107380 posted 02/09/13 10:34 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well what ever you guys use if you do it yourself buy a respirator. And imron is some nasty stuff you never want to breath it, most planes and boats use it and is damn good paint just nasty if you inhale it.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1107440 posted 02/10/13 11:36 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Turbowop, what do you do for a living? How many cars have you painted?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1107442 posted 02/10/13 11:43 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
My best friend owns a body shop with his father. He laughed when I asked about a $2k paint job. Maybe on a car that doesn't need any body work at all



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1107469 posted 02/10/13 02:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Quoting rdomeck:

Turbowop, what do you do for a living? How many cars have you painted?




What does that have to do with anything? I shared my experience. Sorry if it offends you...



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