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Unread 04-25-2014, 11:13 AM   #1
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I want to paint the new bronco. I've got a place to do it and equipment, but no experience lol. I know there's plenty of threads on it so I'm not gonna ask how haha. My question is how much do you guys think it will cost? I just want a basic gloss black. Nothing special. How much should I need? And how much will I be looking at spending?
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Spray paint? Probably like 60 bucks between that and primer lol. I did my Civic with just 6 cans in satin black lol. I skimped on the primer though and my paint job was ~35 iirc
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Decent primer, paint, and clear should set you back around $200. Blacks going to show imperfections though. I would suggest a primary or secondary color for your first time.
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So like a blue would turn out better? I don't like red on Broncos and yellow only looks good on sports cars. Haha. Does color add cost or should it be about the same?

A guy at my work suggested going to tractor supply and getting tractor paint and putting automotive hardener In it. Ever heard of doing this?
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And no I don't wanna rattle can it haha
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All in all, i would say at least $600 for a good dupont or equivelant paint job. Buy a small can and play with it on some scrap peices of anything in the shop to get a feel for how it lays and proper technique.

And remember, applying the paint is the easy part. Its all the prep work that really matters, and makes for a great paint job. Lots of body filler, sand paper and high build primer, or and a few bandaids will be needed before any paint goes down.

If you have ever watched overhaulin on TLC, you have seen in short what goes into a great paint job.
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