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Repaint it pewter again or black?

This is a discussion on Repaint it pewter again or black? within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; I would stay with pewter because it would be much easier...chances are your engine bay doesn't need repainting, and they ...

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    I would stay with pewter because it would be much easier...chances are your engine bay doesn't need repainting, and they can concentrate on the outside of the car. If you switch to black and want it done right, the engine would have to come out to paint it and that's gonna be some big $$. Not to mention they can screw shit up putting it back together...I fix so many cars at work with electrical problems because body shops messed them up (i.e. grounds in the wrong place, broken wiring harnesses etc).
    I was thinking the same thing! I paint cars in my spare time and ive done quite a few. When you change the paint color it is a royal pain in the ass to make everything match so that it doesnt look like you just slapped a paint job on it! If you go with black the hatch jam, door jams, engine compartment and many other small parts will need to be repainted to match. If you do a repaint with the stock color you wont have to worry about the engine compartment and many of the small parts, you should really repaint the jams either way cause it looks like shit to someone that knows paint when you do a half ass job. You get that line in the jams where you can see the old paint and the new paint it just doesnt look good! Definitly stick with the pewter unless you really are prepared to spend a lot of money to do it all and right!!

    By the way thats a crazy body kit looks good though.

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    I'd actually rather get it all done right because I enter carshows and I want the best chance to win. My car was wrecked really bad before I got it and the inside of my left fender is like just primer right now. You wouldn't notice unless you look though. I said that because the shock tower braces and stuff are painted. I do want to get the whole thing redone so I'll have fresh new paint to take care of. I love a freshly waxed and polished car. I think my car used to even smell good on the outside That was before I had unwanted clear coat every where.

    Thanks for the compliment man!

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    How much is a good price for a complete paint job (the whole 9 door jams under the hood and all that)?

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    How much is a good price for a complete paint job (the whole 9 door jams under the hood and all that)?
    Paint jobs vary a lot!!! There are different types of paint and different types of paint processes. You can go to maaco and get a paint job for 400 bucks, but thats a shitty paint job with no jams painted and crappy quality paint. If you want a good base/clear coat system with jams painted without some custom scheme paint job ive seen them go on average for $1500 - $4000 and as high as $10,000, depending on the car and color/type of paint. Now if you want the engine compartment done that will make it go even higher especially if you want everything removed!! Any body work will increase the fee also. Its not so much that painting is hard its just A LOT of work preping the car for paint!! Prices for custom paint work usually vary on what you want and the shop. I'd recommend you call some local places and get an estimate for what your looing at getting done. Good luck and when you get it done definitly post some pics!

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    cool I just hope the cash starts rolling in like I need it to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7camaro7
    The way I think of black mixed with all the curves in my car, such as the hood and body kit, I think black wouldn't let those show up as good as they do with pewter. But black is bad ass! hahaha
    EXACTLY

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    It's really a hard decision. Keeping it clean is not a big worry for me because my Camaro gets an at least weekly cleaning. I'm thinking if I redo it pewter it will look a lot better than now and shine a lot more.

    If I go black, mannnnnn, I love black! hahaha If I go black it will really REALLY shine after I hand wax it and everything... black shows scratches a little easier though.

    The thing I love about black is that on a really sunny pretty day and when the car is shining at it's best, it makes an illusion. One day when I was at home there was this guy from my town out in his black SS and it was so clean and from a distance I couldn't even tell what color it was because the sky was reflecting off of it. Ever since then I've really really been wanting black.

    Pewter on the other hand allows me to experiment with the two tone thing I'm doing which is fun. Pewter changes colors too especially at night. This color is nice to me because it looks like it just says "Expensive" hahaha That's what I think when I see that color, its just like Ooooooooo.

    Black is cool and stealth and flashy and mysterious and all that:haha...

    I'm so confused between these two colors.

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    I'm having my Firehawk repainted as we speak. They are repainting everything except the rear deck, and the area above the rear bumper, since those areas had no visible chips or damage. With the base/clearcoat being used, plus color sanding, replacing the stripes and door decals with new one's etc., the total as per the estimate is roughly $3,700. I'm also going to clear bra the front of the car and mirrors, which is going to run me another $500. Supposed to be done this Tuesday, and they've had the car for over two weeks now.

    This is my favorite pic of my Hawk, taken at Gateway Park in New Jersey during the GMHTP Shootout earlier in the year.

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    What is "clear bra"? Is that like an extra layer of clear?

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    I need that

    I think I'd add it to my hood too since it likes to get small chips from bugs and rocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by graphicsgod
    What is "clear bra"? Is that like an extra layer of clear?

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    Clear Bra is a layer of film from 3M that goes over the paint to protect it from chips. It's virtually invisible to the eye, and works very well. It's usually applied right at the nose of our f-bods, and a strip of at least 12 inches onto the hood. Runs a couple of hundred bucks at most any tint shop, more if you can find one like I did that is going to go ahead and do the bumper and mirrors too.

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    you think they could do it over my body kit, front of my hood, and over my hood pins?

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    Intresting! Might have to look into that in the future.

    Define "virtually invisible". Can you see the difference from an area covered and not? And does it come off eventually, Like pealing or chipping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7camaro7
    you think they could do it over my body kit, front of my hood, and over my hood pins?
    I'm having my bumper, hood, headlamp doors, and mirrors done this week. I'll post pics once I get her back.

    I think different shops will have different capabilities, so I can't comment on what the one's near you can and can't do. The shop I'm using here in Denver does extensive work of this type on the front ends of Corvettes, Mustangs, and F-Bodies, so I'm comfortable that I'll get good results. From what I've seen though, it all comes down to dollars and cents, and how far you want to go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by graphicsgod
    Intresting! Might have to look into that in the future.

    Define "virtually invisible". Can you see the difference from an area covered and not? And does it come off eventually, Like pealing or chipping?

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    The cars I've seen, you have to look close to see the transition and any seams. From over 5' away, I couldn't tell it was in place. As for any film over a surface, preparation and quality of install are going to determine life of product, along with climate. Again, one of the cars that I've seen as reference has had the clear bra for two years, and it still looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shpoone
    The cars I've seen, you have to look close to see the transition and any seams. From over 5' away, I couldn't tell it was in place. As for any film over a surface, preparation and quality of install are going to determine life of product, along with climate. Again, one of the cars that I've seen as reference has had the clear bra for two years, and it still looks great.
    I saw a NBM formula firehawk at a show over the summer that had it done. The only places i could tell it was on was i guess the outer seams... It was a bit white in coloration so maybe he waxed over the edges and it was just wax that was just left behing

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    Not to change the subject or anything, but does any1 have any more ideas for colors for my car besides pewter and black? ANYTHING GOES!

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    Well if I had to choose another colour... I think it would be a metalic orange (please correct me if I'm wrong on the name). Someone here has it. Looks real sweet! Also I love FloridaZ's paint job.

    Rob
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    Quote Originally Posted by graphicsgod
    Well if I had to choose another colour... I think it would be a metalic orange (please correct me if I'm wrong on the name). Someone here has it. Looks real sweet! Also I love FloridaZ's paint job.

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    Do you mean SOM? Sunset Orange Metallic

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