I hate to revive this ancient thread but I recently had a minor accident (hit a patch of ice on the 94W/23N interchange, lost control, and slammed into the concrete divider twice [front and back]), so now I'm really on the hunt for a cheap, decent paint job. I have a family friend doing all the prep work, putting the new body parts on, sanding, patching rust holes in the floorboard, etc. My beloved bull should be in prime condition once he's done with it, but now I'm on the hunt for a painter. The same friend quoted $1500 for materials alone to paint it, and at its age (ten+ years), it's just not worth it.
At this point, should I be going the Maaco route? If so, any luck with the local shops? I hear the Garden City one in particular has done nice work.
Or any other ideas? I'm trying to say sub-1000 range.
Thank you all!