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Cost to paint a camper shell?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by HammerHead, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:56 PM
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    HammerHead

    HammerHead [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Fellas, Looking to buy a ARE camper shell off CL that will fit my 04 dbl prerunner. And waiting for a black one to come along is proving difficult. The one I'm thinking about is red. Anyone have an idea how much it would cost to get that puppy painted to match my black? Anyone done this?

    Trying to see if its worth dropping $400 - 500 on the shell then painting the damn thing.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Feb 17, 2012 at 1:14 PM
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    JStradaXR

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    You should cf wrap it!
     
  3. Feb 17, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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    I priced having mine painted. If I removed the windows, so he could sand it, he gave me an estimate of $350. The ARE windows remove easily. I would try to get the seller down on price.
     
  4. Feb 17, 2012 at 5:28 PM
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    Um rattle can? Who cares it's just a camper shell...
     
  5. Feb 17, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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    My local paint shop told me $500 - $600 to color match paint a fiberglass shell...
     
  6. Feb 17, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    i thought about doing the same thing but decided to wait until i found a color matched camper on CL. give a month or two and something should pop up.
     
  7. Feb 17, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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    HammerHead

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    Don't think I didn't think about it...but nah, think I'll save the rattles cans for my wife's car.

    :eek:

    Ya know, good point. After waiting for as long as I have on a black one, I can see buying this one, getting it painted, and then some dude named Murphy sells one, in my color, for half the price two days later.

    Guess I should wait. Thanks for the input guys
     
  8. Feb 17, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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    Bought mine for 140, bedlined it myself for 40 bucks. Not bad for 180.
     
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