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Paint questions...

Discussion in 'California (Southern)' started by need4speed, Dec 2, 2003.

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  1. need4speed

    need4speed Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2003
    Pacific Palisades
    Hi All,

    I'm relatively new to Fchat as postings go. But I've been enjoying the threads and especially the images and the video links.

    I'm in the midst of a Dino 246GTS restoration. The body had some rust repairs done and all the paint has been stripped. I am at the paint stage and I'd like to get a feel for what a paint job should cost. I'm not looking for a show stopping paint job. I want to drive my car daily. The shop that's doing the body work said the paint would be in the $10K to $14K range. That sounds extremely high for a daily driver paint job. Doesn't it? And I've chosen Fly Yellow...not even a metallic color.

    Or is that just the going rate for painting a Ferrari just because it's a Ferrari?

    Also, any recommendations on paint shops that I might get my own quotes?

    I'm in Santa Monica.


  2. darth550

    darth550 Six Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa

    Jul 14, 2003
    In front of you
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    I always recommend Premier Motorsports. Dave Freed 310-559-1562.
    Dave is a world class gentleman and does the best work in town.

  3. Erich

    Erich Formula 3

    Sep 9, 2003
    Poway CA
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    Erich Coiner
  4. Jet-X

    Jet-X F1 Veteran

    Nov 2, 2003
    Orange County
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    Check with FX Performance, they have a paint shop and their prices were very fair
  5. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

    Oct 31, 2003
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    Great article Erich - Thanks for posting!
  6. Bmyth-FDC

    Bmyth-FDC F1 Rookie

    Oct 4, 2002
    Southern California
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    There is a local so cal Fchatter who is also restoring a Fcar (308). He is very experienced and may know of a good resource for getting your car painted. His name is Lou S. If you like, I can contact him for you. Just pm me.

    Other than that, there are a number of shops in the LA and OC area that can get that car painted for you reasonably.


    TURBOQV Formula Junior

    Mar 6, 2003
    NV and Utah
    I would go with a FACTORY APPROVED BODY SHOP for many reasons.

    BELL'S AUTOBODY WERKS painted my car and did an incredible job
    and they are FActory approved and do all the work for Orange County Ferrari. Call Raplh Bell 714 549-1220.

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