Paint job?

Discussion in 'Prius c Accessories and Modifications' started by Meggers, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. Meggers

    Meggers New Member

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    hello!

    Please forgive me if this has already been discussed or in the wrong section. This is my first post. I’m a brand new Prius wiener. I purchased an 18 Prius C three today! (Yay me)
    So far I’m extremely happy with my purchase, except the color. I absolutely hate the color! It was sadly the only one available and they knocked off 1000 for me if I agreed to get that one. My question is to those who have gotten a paint job. How much did you end up paying? Have you had any regrets as far as the quality and peeling and such? Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. JimN

    JimN Let the games begin!

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    Welcome to the site. A good quality paint job is going to cost more than $1000. What is the color that you absolutely hate and what color do you absolutely want?

    If you are looking at a place like Maaco the paint will outlast the warranty but not by much. Used their Delran shop once. Never again.

    If you want a "factory finish" look find the local restoration shop. If you want inexpensive contact the instructor at the local vo-tech auto shop.

    At least start by speaking with the local Toyota Collision Center.
     
  3. padroo

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    How about having the whole car wrapped?
     
  4. JC91006

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    Do NOT repaint the car, it'll costs thousands to do it correctly. If you get a cheap paint job, it'll look good for about a year and it'll start to peel and fade.

    If you didn't like the color, you shouldn't have bought the car
     
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  5. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    welcome to prius chat, and congrats on your new c! fortunately, you spend more time looking at other cars fro the inside of yours.(y)
     
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