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Old 08-03-2008, 12:52 PM   #1
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Custom Paint Job--Flames

Anyone know how much a flame-paint job would cost? something like in the picture below (just the flames across the front of the car in one color)?



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Old 08-03-2008, 03:26 PM   #2
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that depends on a lot of things...

color of paint, prep work, clear coats, overall time to complete, etc.
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:15 PM   #3
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that depends on a lot of things...

color of paint, prep work, clear coats, overall time to complete, etc.
Any kind of range of cost?
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:59 PM   #4
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Any kind of range of cost?
dunno, maaco might do something like that for a grand. and one clear coat. im going to be spending about 2500 on a paint job sometime in the next 2 years. but im getting the entire car painted a diff color with accents, inside and out. and ive got a friend in KS who does paint for a living.
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:29 PM   #5
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maaco? you might as well tape off your flames yourself and use some spray paint.

don't get a half ass paint job, especially on a car as beautiful as the camaro.
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:10 PM   #6
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maaco? you might as well tape off your flames yourself and use some spray paint.

don't get a half ass paint job, especially on a car as beautiful as the camaro.
So I take it you and your husband don't recommend MAACO.
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yeah.... not so much..

A camaro deserves the very best. and maaco isnt it.
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:09 AM   #8
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yeah.... not so much..

A camaro deserves the very best. and maaco isnt it.
Yeah, i know better than MAACO or Earl Scheib... i'm looking for a custom shop... i won't get serious about looking for one until i get closer to buying the car though so no worries... plenty of time Thanks for the input, people!
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:42 AM   #9
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I'm sure I can call a few people who used to do paint and body work for my parents back in the day. They owned Wheels and Deals in San Bruno for 28 years. Sold it about 10 years ago though. I'm sure the family friends are still around. Mike LaVallee took off for Alaska, and look at the stuff he's done in the past 10 years.
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I know this isn't what you're asking, but be careful with flames. It's the most cliche thing to put on a car and usually it looks terrible. You don't want your Camaro looking like a PT Cruiser due to cheap flame. Make sure to find an expensive, high-quality painter with a very good shop facility.
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:20 AM   #11
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I'm sure I can call a few people who used to do paint and body work for my parents back in the day. They owned Wheels and Deals in San Bruno for 28 years. Sold it about 10 years ago though. I'm sure the family friends are still around. Mike LaVallee took off for Alaska, and look at the stuff he's done in the past 10 years.
Nice... i'll def. be in contact with you when the time draws near if you don't mind? BTW how's that dealer's list going?


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I know this isn't what you're asking, but be careful with flames. It's the most cliche thing to put on a car and usually it looks terrible. You don't want your Camaro looking like a PT Cruiser due to cheap flame. Make sure to find an expensive, high-quality painter with a very good shop facility.
Thanks for the advice. Only reason i'm thinking about flames is because it seems as though everyone and their momma is going to have stripes :( I'm not really one for attention but I do want my 'maro to look different from the mass. I'll be sure to do my research before choosing a painter
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dont we have a ps of a 5th gen with some wicked ass flames? like the front end is literally on fire?
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That's Mike Lavallee's work. killerpaint.com

He does some $50,000 paint jobs too.
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:39 AM   #14
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dont we have a ps of a 5th gen with some wicked ass flames? like the front end is literally on fire?
I'll have to look around for it, but i think i know which one you are speaking of.
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