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BobnSofi

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Posted: 12/26/20 10:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi All,

It's about time to get a full body re-paint job done on our large 2005 class A.

Over the years I have read about getting a full body Re-Paint done in Mexico.

It would also stand to reason that getting a full body re-paint job done in a state like Texas or Florida would be a wise choice, as Texas and Florida seem to be have the most activity in high end RV sales.

Of course it would also seem to reason that selecting a paint shop that would accommodate our comfortably staying in our rv during this lengthy experience would be a wise choice.

So... those of you with direct knowledge on this topic... youall with direct knowledge that have experience with repainting a full body rv paint job...

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!!! thanks in advance !!!

Gdetrailer

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Posted: 12/26/20 11:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a Cousin that was proud as a peacock about their $495 repaint of their car..

Yeah, it did look sort of shiny and it did have some color, but the orange peal and overspray was everywhere.. Even the engine had changed colors..

Paint jobs are only as good as the prep work done before painting..

Prepwork like sanding out imperfections and masking/taping takes considerable amount of time to do properly.. If you want a "Earl Shibe/Maaco" type paint job that is a 50 footer that is up to you..

Since you are in CA, most likely could get a better price in any other State if you shopped around a bit.. But I would insist on seeing some of the shops customer work before committing..

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Posted: 12/26/20 02:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I can't remember the last time I saw an Earl Scheib paint shop.
I do remember their ads for a $29.99 paint job.

Gdetrailer

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Posted: 12/26/20 04:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

gbopp wrote:

I can't remember the last time I saw an Earl Scheib paint shop.
I do remember their ads for a $29.99 paint job.


Schieb company seems to have been in business up to 2000 or so..

HERE

Did see some ads dated 2006 on YouTbe.

But the cold hard reality is if your giant motor home is valuable enough to care about what the paint looks like for another 15 yrs you are going to pay a good deal for the labor for the prep and taping along with the cost of the materials like sandpaper, tape and masking materials along with a good quality paint..

Labor is not cheap, good quality labor is expensive and good quality paint now days is not only an arm and leg but first born and even your favorite dog cost..

Last time I played with automotive grade paint 10 yrs ago it was $250 per gallon just for the paint, catylist and thinners added in another $100 per gallon..

Otherwise, break of the rollers and paint brushes.

I am sure you could find some bargain places but as I mentioned, I would recommend asking to see some finish customer examples..

Removing a botched paint job from a motorhome the size of a tour bus will be expensive..

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Well at 15 years a semi did just enough damage... almost to the dollar. that my insurance company said "Totaled". So I now live in an apartment (Frankly I was considering the move prior to the accident so it may have been best, medical reasons)

I washed and waxed every spring and fall just prior to my 800-1000 depending on the route migration (Fresh wax job adds MPG) and other than areas of damage it still looked dang near new....

I have heard good things about some of the Mexican re-painters..

And once had a car painted by what was supposed to be a first class auto body shop .. Even Shieb did a better job .


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Posted: 12/26/20 05:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

“Fresh wax job adds MPG” Micro miles per gallon.


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Sine you don't mention the year and type of RV that you own it's nearly impossible to answer your question. If you own a Prevost, you will be VERY disappointed with a paint job in Mexico. If you own a high end RV that has a factory paint job you will only be very disappointed with a paint job in Mexico. If you have a fiberglass coach you can get an acceptable paint job in Mexico but your wife (or husband) might never let you live it down. A good paint job on an RV is going to cost at least $10,000 and a really good one is going to cost $15,000+. What is your goal, what's your coach, what makes you think you need you need a paint job?


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navigator2346

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I had mine done in Oregon. Expensive at $25K but it is actually better than factory paint. Everything was removed from the coach, not taped around and that adds labor. Plus no sales tax in OR.
You can go cheaper if you are doing decals over paint

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Posted: 12/26/20 10:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Look at a wrap instead of painting.


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Posted: 12/31/20 10:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wraps at 5k to 6K sound much better compared to 25K paint jobs. Honestly would a good detailer be able to buff out, polish, seal and rewax for about 3K? Maybe even $1500? I'm betting so. If you waxed each year and did not have defective paint to start with...I'm betting you could rejuvenate what you have and be much happier. Unless you have loads of money to throw away. More bang for the buck on the rub and polish.

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