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Guy over at a forum I talk on doesn't like the price he was quoted for supplies for paint. The below is what he posted, and that price is Canadian dollars. Does that price sound right, or too low or too high to you guys?

i went there to get some price estimates for some paint.
i havent decided on a color, i am leaning toward the house of kolor candy apple red or the brandywine red.

the guy there said they just sold the paint for a civic to paint red, and the total cost of supplies came out to about 1100$
and so i hit the house of kolor website, and a gallon of the paint is like 40$

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and yes, i know you need the house of kolor primer, or basecoat, sealer, reducer, clear coat and all that jazz, but how can you possibly charge that much. im just going to order my paint from a dealer in the states.
http://www.winnipegheights.com/forums/show...&threadid=25372
 

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I purchased I belive a gallon of brandywine,a couple diffrent gold bases it was enough to do a bunch of dub city impalas give me 4 coats on the car and still have some left,gallon of diamond coat clear,all the other stuff for the paint and clear mixes,enough parer and tape to wrap about 5 cars,sand parer what im getting at is I didnt have to purchase anything else for the painter.I paid $1005.00 american money.I thought that was pretty good.your price sounds pretty much the same.
 

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A gallon of HOK paint over here in Cali cost around $140.You said you saw it for $40 where you lookin at?$40 is usaully for a qt not a gallon.But shit give me that web site ill buy a couple gallons of HOK if its only $40.
 

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Originally posted by fremontkillacali@Jan 6 2004, 02:39 PM
A gallon of HOK paint over here in Cali cost around $140.You said you saw it for $40 where you lookin at?$40 is usaully for a qt not a gallon.But shit give me that web site ill buy a couple gallons of HOK if its only $40.
wasnt me that said he saw it for that much just wondering what you guys though of his comment
 

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Originally posted by shorty@Jan 6 2004, 03:34 PM
I purchased I belive a gallon of brandywine,a couple diffrent gold bases it was enough to do a bunch of dub city impalas give me 4 coats on the car and still have some left,gallon of diamond coat clear,all the other stuff for the paint and clear mixes,enough parer and tape to wrap about 5 cars,sand parer what im getting at is I didnt have to purchase anything else for the painter.I paid $1005.00 american money.I thought that was pretty good.your price sounds pretty much the same.
So how many cars can you paint with a gallon?? :uh:

If you can paint more than one car with a gallon, why do paint shops charge so much? And tell you that you need so much paint to do a car, is it so they can keep some paint to make more profit?
 

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i used a gln of base and kandy on my car. i also painted the firewall and fenders too. paint shops charge "alot" cuz it does take time to prep the car. they also have overhead they have to charge for.
 

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a gallon was enough to do 4-5 dub citys for test cars and do my impala with a little left over.actually I may have bought 1 more quart of kandy towards the end.
 

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my signature has prices but they are by the qt lately seams like hok sells more by the qt instead of gallons even at the few paint stores ive been too.
 
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