Repainting a truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by South Florida Lawns, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,783

    My ford is white and my enclosed trailer is silver, I'm considering painting my truck to match the trailer. There are too many white dump's around my area and I wan't my truck to stand out from the rest.

    My question is who has repainted their truck and what company did you use? I'm thinking about macco. How rough is their econo job? Should I spend the money and do it right? What can I expect price wise (rough estimate) for an 08' CC 550.
  2. vgshopboss

    vgshopboss LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    My folks are in the autobody business, and have re-sprayed a couple trucks for the boss here. An el-cheapo job, without painting the engine bay, door jambs, floor boards, etc. was about $2k. I guess if you just want it silver, go to Maaco and spend the thousand, personally, I would just leave well enough alone.
  3. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I don't know this for fact but woulden't a budget boy maaco color change lower the value of your 08?
  4. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,783

    This is a work truck only its got crank windows and vinyle seats, when I'm done with it it won't be worth much so I'm not to worried about resale.
  5. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    oh ok hit maaco then you can save money if you remove all the trim yourself just tell them make it silver make it cheap.
  6. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,388

    Maybe just put a wrap on the cab ? Looks great and when you are done just peel it off. Should be under your 2 k number also.
  7. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    I wouldn't go to a cheap body shop. The white trucks are meant to be painted any fleet colour.

    I don't know about you a F-550 crewcab with a dump body here is a 58,000 dollar truck or it is here I wouldn't be putting a cheap paint job on it.

    If you really want to repaint it do it right.
  8. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,463

    Im still waiting to see pics of this truck..

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    Personally I wouldn't waste your money on it because I always here you talking about how much you hate your enclosed trailer. Your enclosed trailer will be shot in a year or two so just wait it out and get another black open trailer to pull behind this truck. Thats just what I would do instead of wasting your money on paint. Spend it on something that will make you money or you can have fun with.
  10. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,377

    I wouldn't do it. You can ALLWAYS tell when a car has been painted again. THe color is NEVER right. My dad bought a 2008 SL550 AMG that was totalled and fixed it up. Mercedes doesn't sell paint so he had to get it done at a body shop. The color just doesn't look like the original. I know this isn't an 80k+ car, but anytime you get something re-painted, it doesn't last, nor does it look good.

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