View single post by jcrc1
 Posted: 05-26-2005 10:57 pm
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Joined: 05-11-2005
Location: Auburn, Maine, USA
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I recently had my 1974 JH painted. So you can compare things... My JH was given to the bodyshop as nothing but an empty shell with the front and rear suspension attached. They did a complete color change ( original  color was white) to a 2005 jaguar racing green with a clear coat. They charged me 5000.00. This included stripping the car down to metal, two coats of tinted primer were then applied with numerous body dings and dents taken car of at the same time. The bumpers needed straightening and undercoating was applied to the bottom. All the external hardware was refurbished or replaced as well as the exterior rubber seals which no doubt has aged over the years. The job took a bit over 2 months but to me it was worth it. I learned that if you are going to keep the car, a quality prep and paint job are worth every penny. Yours will be much less then mine as yours is not a color change and didn't require any bodywork. I would take a guess at 1000.00 - 1800.00 depending on the prep work involved. Enamel were used in the 70's...... I think the modern paints are much better with the clearcoat. .... But that's only my opinion