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Old 04-14-2006, 06:19 PM   #1
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I was tapped in the rear and it scratched the paint the body shop said they could not match it because it is a custom candy paint job and is suggesting repaint. Good news is it's not on my insurance bad news is there going to flip out. My car has milld graphics on the hood and sides along with several coats of clear. The body shop had a guy from village vettes check it out and he also agrees that a match would not be possible. My question is how much does a paint job like mine cost look at my pic for reference. Thanks for any advice
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Old 04-14-2006, 06:30 PM   #2
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my estimates were from 4-8k for paint with a basic color (base-clear in red). you'll have 3 colors I think for brandywine. doesn't look like you need more than a scuff and block sanding but that's a guess. you're probably at the upper end of that estimate. I'm doing mine myself because of the estimates. Found a DIY paint and repair shop so I joined up.
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Old 04-14-2006, 06:54 PM   #3
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I'd get a second opinion about not being able to match the paint. It might be they are just to lazy to do it, and want you to pay to repaint the whole car. I have relatives who work in paint shops, and they all have a machine which will analyze your paint and determine what is in it. Then it is just a matter of them tweaking it to get the best possible match. It is the tweaking part that takes a little time because as you know, many times a color by the same name has many different...recipies. My T-bird had a common metallic blue, but during the production run, minor changes were made in the base colors which created slightly different colors of the same color. Hope that made sense. It's like buying different lot numbers of floor tile.
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Old 04-14-2006, 07:10 PM   #4
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You have to keep in mind that candy paints are a color over silver or gold so you have two paints to deal with as well as thickness, etc. Giving a different effect.

I bet it can't be easy to match that paint.
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Old 04-14-2006, 08:05 PM   #5
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i have a custom mix on my car and i saved about 1/2 galloon of it just in case..... but if i do get hit, it'll work out for me since i have to do some minor body work anyways and i was gonna change to a olive green color or something.......

u'll just have to get it repainted so expect that to be a few months.... and you might be able to hustle a few bucks if you do some of the work yourself...

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Old 04-14-2006, 09:41 PM   #6
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Candies (three stage) are just this side of impossible to match. Blending is not an option, as the base silver or gold will leave a shadow, as will the mid-stage. 8 to 10k for 3 stage candy. Plus any artwork. Yes..the insurance company is going to have a sh*t-fit.
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From your pic of the car looks like graphics are all along the side of the car also. Don't know if any graphics are on the portion that was damaged would say next to impossible to match that kandy and graphics again. Really a top notch paint job on your car, hope you aren't dissapointed with the repaint of the car. I would be more worried about finding a qualified shop who can give you the same quality paint job as you have now, houstonvett
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Old 04-15-2006, 12:34 AM   #8
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Keep in mind that if you do not have custom paint on your policy,the insurance may not cover it and you might have to pay the difference. It happened on mine and I was in collision repair and they would not pay for custom pearl paint. I fought with them for a week.
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Keep in mind that if you do not have custom paint on your policy,the insurance may not cover it and you might have to pay the difference. It happened on mine and I was in collision repair and they would not pay for custom pearl paint. I fought with them for a week.
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I took extra coverage over the price of the car when I bought it 17k but my insurance guy said I should increase it by 10 for custom options to 27k but then he said they might total it then he could no longer full cover until fixed this thing has me all fdup
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Keep the advice coming I really appreciate it
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Keep in mind that if you do not have custom paint on your policy,the insurance may not cover it and you might have to pay the difference. It happened on mine and I was in collision repair and they would not pay for custom pearl paint. I fought with them for a week.
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It's not a claim on my policy it's the other guys so they should be a little more liberal on there repaint policy so says my insurance guy. Bottom line is my car was fine until there insuree hit me I'm the victim here.
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Old 04-15-2006, 01:28 AM   #12
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Sweet looking mako...hey maybe you can plead your case to chip foose and he'll hook you up...with just a paint job the rest looks...nice.
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Great looking ride. It even looks good in a picture...and I've found that it's hard for a picture to do a "candy job" justice. Larry
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