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    I just got an estimate to repaint my 16 footer. It was a lot more expensive than I thought it would be. I'm not going for a flame job or anything really fancy. I just wanted a solid pearl whit. He gave me an estimate for over $6,000.00. Is this too much? Or is it in line with what you guys have seen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tras_h View Post
    I just got an estimate to repaint my 16 footer. It was a lot more expensive than I thought it would be. I'm not going for a flame job or anything really fancy. I just wanted a solid pearl whit. He gave me an estimate for over $6,000.00. Is this too much? Or is it in line with what you guys have seen?
    While I have no doubt that there's a bunch of work involved in repainting a boat $6000 seems ridiculous. Were you gonna strip the boat prior to dropping it off or just let the painter pull the engine, pump, interior, gauges, etc? Is the color on your boat the original gelcoat or has it been painted already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tras_h View Post
    I just got an estimate to repaint my 16 footer. It was a lot more expensive than I thought it would be. I'm not going for a flame job or anything really fancy. I just wanted a solid pearl whit. He gave me an estimate for over $6,000.00. Is this too much? Or is it in line with what you guys have seen?

    Pearl white has a lot of additives in the clear which makes the piant pricey, but $6000 to paint a 16'er is out of control...FWIW do not basecoat clearcoat the bottom, single stage is quite a bit tougher for using on the bottom..IMO.

    I would think for $6000, the prepwork is probably going to be pretty good, find out what he would charge to paint it only and you do the prep, it's time consuming as hell and that is where the labor costs come from...

    I would think you could get a descent job done for about $1000 if you did the prep yourself. Guessing only, take it with a grain of salt...

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    1 DAY BODY & PAINT painted 3 of my boats 2 flattys 1- swtd so far gmc white and they turned out great.i had them sanded down and ready for paint..$500 bucks but i agree with GT JETS about a grand and you do the prep work ...call 1-day/macco/good ol earl shieb these paint jobs will last years
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    Mouzer, have you had a boat done recently? A buddy owns a body shop and the materials are OFF THE HOOK price wise. I'd be surprised is you could get the materials for $500 today, but maybe these high volume guys get the materials a lot cheaper.
    To the OP, you generally get what you pay for. If you have the skills/knowledge to do all the prep work and are not super picky, it will save you a lot of $$$. If want a really nice custom job, $6k is a deposit and you'll need a good bit more than that when you pick it up.
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    tras_h do you have anymore pics of your interior layout?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandeggo View Post
    tras_h do you have anymore pics of your interior layout?



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    what kinda pump is that?

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    i went thru the precess of sanding,reglassing,primering,then used two stage paint,color sanding,buffing.on my 18' taylor.the paint was around $800.00 2 yrs. ago.do it your self if you have the tallent.remember,it takes a long time in between.

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    Depending on your location, BA Kurtis on the board paints on the side and does great work. He painted my Eliminator and my daughters Lavey Craft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouzer View Post
    1 DAY BODY & PAINT painted 3 of my boats 2 flattys 1- swtd so far gmc white and they turned out great.i had them sanded down and ready for paint..$500 bucks but i agree with GT JETS about a grand and you do the prep work ...call 1-day/macco/good ol earl shieb these paint jobs will last years


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    $6K is too much. A friend quoted me $1,500 to paint my boat with patterns and striping. (Basecoat/clearcoat)
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    You get what you pay for, IMO. A buddy owns Streight Edje paint and he told me around 3-4k for a really nice job with 3-4 colors and pins. I know the prices for materials have gone crazy and the price reflects it. I would be very skeptical of the 1k jobs, but who knows? I guess if you can get it done for 1-2k, it might be a realistic possiblitiy. If it comes out in the 4-5/6k range, I just don't see that as a viable option, unless you have some sort of a sentimental attachment to the boat. if you can get a new hull in 8-10k range, 5-6 for paint just doesn't make sense. Then again, I'm biased


    Good luck with the project!!! Really check over the boat and make sure there aren't other issues (stringer/transom) before you invest one dime in paint. I know several people who have started a project and have alot of money in a 30 year old hull that will not have any resale. In some cases, that might be the idea (resto project), but in most it won't be worth the money.

    Good luck..... RD

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