i just bought a 98 200sx se it is a bright red color. Does anyone know how much a complete paint job would cost. I would like to change it to maybe black....Also would Maaco do a good job or no...
Well...It all depends on which PPG system you use,and which DuPont you use!If you use PPG Deltron,it's better than Dupont Centari,or you can use PPG's low line Omni urethane base/clear.It's cheaper than Centari(which is only an acrylic enamel)and offers a good bang for the buck.I've used Omni for years and have no issues of fading or peeling and I live in Florida which is brutal on paint!I recently sprayed my Olds Cutlass with Omni Base/Clear Urethane in 2003 Firebird dark blue -it came out beautiful,and it only cost approx.$300 for everything! I did my AMC Spirit 2 years ago in the single stage (bright white)for only $120.I used to use Deltron,but it has gotten too expensive,and I see no difference in the finished product.( I also do all my own work and painting-otherwise it's too expensive!)JT200SX-N-FX said:From the bodyshops that paint all the cars down here told they use Sherwin Williams paint, which is the cheapest. Maaco uses PPG, which is a step up from that, then Dupont is the best next to the exotic car paints. But I say go with whatever is in your budget, and make sure you get to know them so you can go back if there's any problem, cause the famous saying is "it's all in who you know"