How much would it cost to do a full paint job on a 2010 Prius?

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  1. Mahmoud

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    I wanna paint it black.... or would it be cheaper to buy a black one?
     
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    A good body shop will cost u over 5K
     
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    From my experience, you will find a wide range of prices and quality. A good paint job is never cheap and a cheap paint job is never good. I would say buy a black one.
     
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    or you can also try to vinyl wrap it !!!
     
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    I saw a GenII purple Prius a week ago... Kinda left me standing there shacking my head... Was there ever a purple option for GenII or did this person paint it?
     
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    That had to of been painted......I don't think toyota would have done that
     
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    Thanks for your thoughts! :) I like the idea of Buying one and or wrapping it. But I gotta wait cause I'm still leasing it.
     
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    Yeah, probably.

    Just to refinish, repair some minor gouges in and repaint the front bumper cover only and replace a lower plastic strip of my former 350Z cost ~$900. It was minor damage caused by a car shipper and I didn't foot the bill.

    I would never buy a black car either. They look great when clean but to me, would be very hard to keep clean.
     
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    Too much work to keep clean. Easy to get swirls and scratches.
     
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    Yeah, Blk looks awesome but I can't stand how easy it shows swirl marks.......I've owned a Blk M3 & a Blk Prius.......never want another blk car again.

    I would prob do the wrap cause if u ever get tired of it u can just remove the wrap......but thays just my thinking.
     
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