If you want to save some money you could prep it yourself, sanding and rubbing the paint back so it's ready to paint. You would save abit and you'll have a nice finish considering you've done a good job prepping the body.
I say give it a try your self
My neighbour left his hand brake off and the car hit a light pole
I fully resprayed it. It came up awesome. Really happy with it.
Was going to respray my civic but it got hit so I got a full respray when I got it repaired ;-) ($2000)
Give it a go.
Or ask for a apprentice to paint it. The work shop will still watch over him.
Last edited by THE 2BSEEN; 17-10-2012 at 09:10 PM.
I have just finished DIY painting my race car. Cost me $1200 for primer, paint, alot of sanding pads, hardner, thinners, orbital sander and booth hire. Add another $150 for a resporator and $100 in misc items like rags and mixing containers etc