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    I'm wanting to sell my auto HQ for a 4 speed 186 wondering how much it will cost to paint a HQ ute in this condition

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    I guess it depends if you do it yourself or pay a shop. But, paint stripper, sandpaper, body filler, primer, thinners, prep wash and paint etc will set you back up to a couple grand. Its not cheap all that stuff. But it also depends what quality of job you want to do.

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    10-25 grand depending on what sort of job you want ... You can get some cheap paint and have a go yourself too..

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    Nothing special, a solid red and just paint it on not even polished.

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    do it yourself mate if your not overly fussed.. or ask a couple of backyarders that can wave a gun.
    If you go into a paintshop the money is their time.. no matter how casual you are with the result they can still be working on a job that's more lucrative to them... so they charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ETUQHNEDLOH2791 View Post
    Nothing special, a solid red and just paint it on not even polished.
    Go to bunnings they have that white knight epoxy enamel stuff for $100/4 Litres, and there is a red... cheap spraygun and blast it.

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    Was thinking engine enamel? I will sand it and use SME putty here and there get it straight (somewhat anyway) and then use high heat primer(do I need primer since its going on the old paint and not straight on metal?) Then paint it with vht enamel or something and clear coat it with vht engine enamel. $500 at most and no noisy compressor but dosnt enamel need to he baked?

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    There is a bloke on here dice autos if I remember correctly that does resprays at a decent price and is in Altona I would speak to him

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    Quote Originally Posted by ETUQHNEDLOH2791 View Post
    Was thinking engine enamel? I will sand it and use SME putty here and there get it straight (somewhat anyway) and then use high heat primer(do I need primer since its going on the old paint and not straight on metal?) Then paint it with vht enamel or something and clear coat it with vht engine enamel. $500 at most and no noisy compressor but dosnt enamel need to he baked?
    You could get a 6L kit of cheap 2K (white or black) for around $250, the epoxy primer 5L kit is $180 so thats less than $500 plus of course the filler, sandpaper, tape, thinners etc

    Of course I am not condoning spraying this without a booth or the proper PPE gear But ya know...

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    Nah man, that epoxy stuff is a no no for the lungs. Idk what would it cost for a shop to do it? $2000 max

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