I found a really nice body kit for a 325is and i'd buy it in a second but im not sure how much it would cost to paint. Its skirts, front, and bumper. Should i paint it myself or go to a costly professional? I want it in black.
Sorry to bring this topic up, it's old. But, how much would it cost to get my alpine white 4 door 328i painted to black, professionally done? It looks clean, I just bought it but I would like it in black.
No matter how much you tried, the new paint job would not be clean unless you shelled out serious cash. In order for the job to look decent the entire car would need to be disassembled. Otherwise, whenever you open the hood, doors, or trunk, the color will still be white.
first i think that new guy needs to change his avatar its really confusing seeing his right below furious's haha but yeah so when you said 500$ were you sying to get the front side and back bumpers all painted? Where would you go to get that deal?
yeah im pissed the tech school in my town just stopped doing that again till summer! so if i decide to paint my car ill have to wait till then! but i think ill take it to some place around town! So when i take my paint off the sides myself, i have to have them put a clear coat over that after i am done, and then they will paint my rear and front and put clear coat on it, for around 500$ or so! thats pretty tight!
If you are someone who is really picky (like myself) I would get it professionally done. I painted a door and fender of my old car because I had some rust around the door handle so I removed it and filled it etc. It was the biggest pain painting it all and getting it right. I used the really cheap can's of spray paint and did quite a few coats and then polished it and did clear coat. Overall it turned out pretty good, not a perfect match, it could have used more clear since it didn't look as deep as the other paint. I'm glad I didn't get it professionally done because it would have been a waste of money for the car but I don't ever want to do it again.