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Old 10-02-2014, 04:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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So, if I strip the paint off of my hood, I can have someone else paint it for what the materials alone would cost me? Is the $461.85 how much the paint would cost me and the $139 is how much your shop would charge to do it?

I honestly think that Maaco would do better than I would, but for just my hood, it would be worth going somewhere professional.

I have not watched any car-flipping shows, I usually do not watch television, but I have seen many house-flipping shows, and they seem similarly unrealistic, I always understood that you always lost money remodeling, you just made the house easier to sell. I tried to purchase a home that had been flipped, it was gorgeous, I just wish that my agent had told me that it was not worth the $94,500 they asked. I offered the same amount, they accepted, and then the valuation came in at $79,000.

"Homes on Homes" got started because Homes complained to show producers about how unrealistic their programs were--contractors worked for reduced rates or for free for television exposure, suppliers did the same with their products, they worked nineteen hours a day to get everything done on time, and they could not possibly have permits and inspections done that fast.

Cost vs. Value 2013 | Phoenix, Arizona | Remodeling keeps track of remodeling done nationwide and the highest rate of return was 98% for replacing the front door with a steel one.

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Old 10-02-2014, 09:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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PGFPro,

So, if I strip the paint off of my hood, I can have someone else paint it for what the materials alone would cost me? Is the $461.85 how much the paint would cost me and the $139 is how much your shop would charge to do it?

I honestly think that Maaco would do better than I would, but for just my hood, it would be worth going somewhere professional.

I have not watched any car-flipping shows, I usually do not watch television, but I have seen many house-flipping shows, and they seem similarly unrealistic, I always understood that you always lost money remodeling, you just made the house easier to sell. I tried to purchase a home that had been flipped, it was gorgeous, I just wish that my agent had told me that it was not worth the $94,500 they asked. I offered the same amount, they accepted, and then the valuation came in at $79,000.

"Homes on Homes" got started because Homes complained to show producers about how unrealistic their programs were--contractors worked for reduced rates or for free for television exposure, suppliers did the same with their products, they worked nineteen hours a day to get everything done on time, and they could not possibly have permits and inspections done that fast.

Cost vs. Value 2013 | Phoenix, Arizona | Remodeling keeps track of remodeling done nationwide and the highest rate of return was 98% for replacing the front door with a steel one.
The $139.00 is the amount they would charge you for the paint with the 30% mark up included. Then a few more dollars for associated products tape masking and sanding paper etc. So in my area you would be looking around $350.00 to $400.00 to paint your hood with materials.
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I just wish that my agent had told me that it was not worth the $94,500 they asked. I offered the same amount, they accepted, and then the valuation came in at $79,000.
You learned an industry secret the hard way; that buyers agents have no motivation to get a good deal for their client. Agents only care about their client buying a home, and fast.

I offered quite a lot less on my home against my agent's advice, and the seller accepted without a counter. It made me wish I had offered even less.

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The $139.00 is the amount they would charge you for the paint with the 30% mark up included. Then a few more dollars for associated products tape masking and sanding paper etc. So in my area you would be looking around $350.00 to $400.00 to paint your hood with materials.
So, not worth it. Get a junkyard hood for $100 and call it a day. I have a feeling there is more than 1 Honda Civic with the right paint color sitting in the yard.
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Old 10-03-2014, 02:36 AM   #14 (permalink)
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The $139.00 is the amount they would charge you for the paint with the 30% mark up included. Then a few more dollars for associated products tape masking and sanding paper etc. So in my area you would be looking around $350.00 to $400.00 to paint your hood with materials.
Is $139 for exactly the amount of paint that I need, or just the smallest size, so that I can improve my skill from horrifyingly atrocious to merely hideous?

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You learned an industry secret the hard way; that buyers agents have no motivation to get a good deal for their client. Agents only care about their client buying a home, and fast.
Well, it cost my realtor a commission. I do not have any idea when I will be able to purchase a house, but I will probably choose another agent. I imagine the commission is a percentage, though, so the more that I pay, the more that he earns.

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So, not worth it. Get a junkyard hood for $100 and call it a day. I have a feeling there is more than 1 Honda Civic with the right paint color sitting in the yard.
Well, there is an A0 hood for $75 1,089 miles away in Texas, except that I am prohibited from leaving the state. There are a total of five in Arizona, three that are the wrong color, and two of unspecified colors, one thirteen miles away in Phoenix for $75, and one for $150 184 miles away, in Yuma.

I will call those two places tomorrow, but I will call Phoenix first.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:47 AM   #15 (permalink)
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What are everyone's favorite tricks for hood alignment. I always scribe the hood where the hinges mounted (Whiteout could be an option) for replacement of the same hood. Guess you could do that and measure from the back and put a similar line on the replacement one to get you in the ballpark.
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Step 1: Go buy a 3-gallon tub of Plasti dip that comes with the sprayer for ~350$.
Step 2: Spray entire car with Plasti dip.
Step 3: Stop wasting money in a futile attempt at fixing cosmetic issues.
Step 4: Better looking car anyway due to Plasti dip.
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Old 10-03-2014, 12:21 PM   #17 (permalink)
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14 year old economy car that you're (probably) aeromodding? Sand the whole hood and spray it with primer.
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Old 10-03-2014, 03:21 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Can you guys just agree on something?!

If nothing else, I should Plasti-Dip it so that it does not rust, which I expect it to still manage to do here in Arizona.
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One or two rattle cans of krylon in a nicely contrasting color. 8 bucks. Move on.
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Rattle can ^^^^
You can also buy rattle can clear coat.
Sand, spray and done!

Or think of it this way.... for $400 you can have a brand new set of really good tires.

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