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Old 04-03-2010, 09:04 AM   #1
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Average Cost to paint and remove dents on your Zx3

Almost time for paint on my focus and now that my lawn mower guy FREAKING Ran over a rock and put multiple dents under the passenger side Handle Right under the handle.

What did it costs other focus owners to repaint the focus the same color and remove minor dents...(Not no cheap spray over job that the car starts chipping on first wash)


So again, What was your average price to paint for FoFo

Mines a Hatch....

(This probably should of went to exterior section lol)


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Old 04-03-2010, 10:48 AM   #2
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well it just depends on how bad your dents are?? find someone whos really good at paintless dent removal...i had a couple dings that were bothering me at certain angles of the car they would just stand out and pop so i had some guy come down with some crazy mirrors and glasses and all kinds of telescopes and what not and he banged em all out like they were never there...it wasent cheap but the end result was like they were never there
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You're not going to get a consensus on that question because no 2 dents are the same. Also, the cost of body and paint labor varies from area to area, as much as 50%. My suggestion would be to get a recommendation from someone who is knowledgeable about body and paint work, then go to the shop and check their quality for yourself. Is the shop relatively neat and clean, or is their stuff laying all around? The cleaner the shop, generally the better the paint job you're going to get - less dirt etc. in the paint.

Another suggestion - would your Focus need paint if it didn't have the dents? Have a PDR expert take a look at it - Paintless Dent Repair is good for smaller sized dents and dings.
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You're not going to get a consensus on that question because no 2 dents are the same. Also, the cost of body and paint labor varies from area to area, as much as 50%. My suggestion would be to get a recommendation from someone who is knowledgeable about body and paint work, then go to the shop and check their quality for yourself. Is the shop relatively neat and clean, or is their stuff laying all around? The cleaner the shop, generally the better the paint job you're going to get - less dirt etc. in the paint.

Another suggestion - would your Focus need paint if it didn't have the dents? Have a PDR expert take a look at it - Paintless Dent Repair is good for smaller sized dents and dings.
Thanks, Yes my Focus needs paint, There are many nicks down to the metal. The idiot that hard the car before me took zero care of it.
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I have a 2003 ZX3, yellow, with a few small dents, but clearcoat peeling , that needs painting. I was recently quoted $800, without clearcoat. This price is from a shop that does good work , not a " scuff & shoot " body shop.
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I have a 2003 ZX3, yellow, with a few small dents, but clearcoat peeling , that needs painting. I was recently quoted $800, without clearcoat. This price is from a shop that does good work , not a " scuff & shoot " body shop.

I wouldn't necessarily call that a good deal. Your car needs the clearcoat on it. That's how it came from the factory. Any decent shop should be using a 2-stage paint system.
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:18 AM   #7
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I wouldn't necessarily call that a good deal. Your car needs the clearcoat on it. That's how it came from the factory. Any decent shop should be using a 2-stage paint system.
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On my '03 I was recently quoted $2500 and that includes repairing an SVT Bumper I plan on swapping to the front, fixing a decent size dent in Drivers Side Door, and Re-aligning said door with new bracket.
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On my '03 I was recently quoted $2500 and that includes repairing an SVT Bumper I plan on swapping to the front, fixing a decent size dent in Drivers Side Door, and Re-aligning said door with new bracket.
That's fair. Around here for a GOOD paint job on my svt youre talking 2500-3000
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Mine cost $1,300 for paint, dents and new bumper/grill. That included $800 for the paint and $500 for dents, bumper/grill (I had a lot of dents).

Maaco baby! They did a great job for $800. You do get what you pay for when doing paint. I'm extremely happy with what I got for $1,300. That paint job included three (?) clear coats. I wasn't expecting it to come out looking as good as it does.
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