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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-09-2007, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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i have a 07 Black ss/sc Cobalt and i want to get it painted again not serious just regular Black or like a graphite gray.

I just dont know any paint shops around. i had Maaco in mind since i dont want anything fancy and basically just the one base color Black or gray but i heard THEY SUCK AND THEY WILL MESS UP YOUR CAR!... so i opted outa that one.

Anyone know any good place around Nj if not any idea how much it will cost?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-10-2007, 10:45 PM
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I manage a collision center and would advise that you not get your entire car repainted. If you change the color of the car in anyway it severely diminshes the resale value of the car. More importantly, a good complete paint job will range anywhere from $3000-$5000. And depending on the shops workload it could take 1-3 weeks. Please do not do it. And do not get fooled by some shop that says they can do it for $500. They will use poor grade materials and you will hat the final product. You also need to look at what kind of warranty they offer. Shops like MAACO do not warranty their work because they know it is garbage. My shop warranties all of our work for as long as the person owns their vehicle.

Just leave the car alone. It is brand new. I would tell you the exact same thing if you walked into my shop. Please please please, do not do it.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-14-2007, 01:49 AM
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Kenhebe, what about an 88 Pontiac Fiero? It is white now, but I am think about a dark red/marroon/burgundy. All metallic of coarse.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-21-2007, 04:22 PM
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Kenhebe, what about an 88 Pontiac Fiero? It is white now, but I am think about a dark red/marroon/burgundy. All metallic of coarse.
The only problem you get into while changing color of the vehicle is the existing color is going to still be in the door jambs, under hood, and trunk area. So, I would keep it the same color, unless your totally restoring a car. Just color match to what you have now. And, to get a near 100% match on the color, take it to a paint shop that has one of those photoopic eye camara thing to geta measure of the hue, pigment, and color of your car.
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