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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
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    Using SPI as a reference point, their orange and red base go for $298 and change per gallon, or $96 and change for a quart. Reducers and catalysts add up pretty quick, too, and then there's all of the "other" stuff like abrasives, cleaners, polishing compounds, etc, etc. Seems like every time I'm walking out of the paint store I've left several portraits of Ben Franklin behind.
    This thread is remaining reasonable on the subject (one of the benefits of a small audience I guess), but I'm still amazed when those who don't buy refinish products either regularly or at all seem shocked when you tell them it's easy to drop $1500 on up to the sky on ALL the materials required to do a good refinish. Abrasives (good ones anyway) are up there, as is a roll of good tape for that matter.
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    when it comes time to cut and buff look into the chemical guys Vseries compound. get a sample pack for 20 bucks to see if you like it. it is light years ahead of 3m or mequires and much cheaper.

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    Jeep Gladiator - 2 Gal Paint (two diff colors. 1 Gal $150 (simple manila color) other $350 (Green Celery) because of metal flakes. 2 Gal is more than I need) + primer, reducer, hardener, sand paper, etc. Has cost me just about $1K. Now to get started...
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    on a full size car , not a tuna boat , you will come very close to 3k in material cost. cheap paint saves no money. 2nd lines do not cover well so you use more and risk solvent pop . there are quality top shelf paints out there at a decent price so chose carefully. keep in mind sumitt , eastwood and the like do not make paint. they relabel cheap stuff.
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    As Shine said cheap is cheep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    Navy,
    Using SPI as a reference point, their orange and red base go for $298 and change per gallon, or $96 and change for a quart. Reducers and catalysts add up pretty quick, too, and then there's all of the "other" stuff like abrasives, cleaners, polishing compounds, etc, etc. Seems like every time I'm walking out of the paint store I've left several portraits of Ben Franklin behind.
    I guess I was dreaming and it was 1975 and I was painting my 48 Chevy coupe, its only 39 years of inflation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navy7797 View Post
    I guess I was dreaming and it was 1975 and I was painting my 48 Chevy coupe, its only 39 years of inflation.
    Oh well, a pint of blood regenerates within eight weeks, so you can schedule regular appointments with the vampire through the end of the year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Parmenter View Post
    This thread is remaining reasonable on the subject (one of the benefits of a small audience I guess), but I'm still amazed when those who don't buy refinish products either regularly or at all seem shocked when you tell them it's easy to drop $1500 on up to the sky on ALL the materials required to do a good refinish. Abrasives (good ones anyway) are up there, as is a roll of good tape for that matter.
    Heck Bob I'm not really amazed at all, I used to buy a beer for .25 cents and now they cost $2.50. The only difference is, is that I drank beer for the last 40 years so I was aware of the inflation . Besides in this day and age nothing should amaze anybody, just look at DC antics.
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    I'm amazed how much you guys are paying for paint !!!
    In a decent make like Lechlar over here you get a UK gallon for $160 by the time it's thinned 2-1 you have 1.5 gallons which would be plenty for a small truck

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