How long does it take to do a full body paint job?
You want to look at repair job in stages. A complete paint job with average body work will take 40-80 hours, depending on your body work. The first stage is assessing the damage and getting all the body work done.
Typically, fender benders will usually require the repaint of a bumper, a car door or maybe even a quarter panel. Here is a list of prices you can expect to pay for painting areas commonly damaged in an accident: Bumper painting - $150 to $300. Door repaint - $100 to $500.
- The fix usually takes a few hours and costs between $150 and $250. The work isn't perfect, but may be more cost-effective than going to a body shop. In cases of major damage or if you want the best job for the money, head to a body shop for professional auto paint services.
- A replacement bumper averages $300 to $700. If any lights, cameras, sensors, or other components are also damaged, those will further increase the car bumper repair costs. Even a low-speed collision in a newer vehicle can quickly add up to well over $1,000 in parts alone.
- A quarter panel (British English: rear wing) is the body panel (exterior surface) of an automobile between a rear door (or only door on each side for two-door models) and the trunk (boot) and typically wraps around the wheel well.
A basic tint for an average-sized car using standard film may cost $99 for the entire vehicle. Using higher quality tint costs between $199 to $400 for the entire vehicle, depending on several factors, Aburumuh says. “That's the price for heat rejecter tints,” Aburumuh says.
- Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 4 inches of the windshield. Front Side windows: Aftermarket film must allow more than 88% of light in, or minimum 70% VLT if combined with factory-tinted windows. Back Side windows: Any darkness can be used. Rear Window: Any darkness can be used.
- In New Jersey, this percentage refers to percentage of visible light allowed in through the combination of film and the window. Windshield – No tint is allowed on the windshield. Front Side Windows – No tint can be applied legally to this window. Back Side Windows – Any darkness can be used.
- If you're tinting your home windows yourself, expect to pay between $2/sf and $4/sf. If you hire a professional window contractor, the price will likely cost between $5/sf and $8/sf. And, as you can see above, most American homeowners pay approximately $600 for their window tinting installation project.
Updated: 4th October 2018