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« on: September 25, 2008, 07:08:55 AM »

Hi,
Can any one tell me about how much it will cost to paint a 33ft.bus? The 81 Bird I'm looking at is very faded,and frankly a very ugly color to begin with.Also,where in the heck do you take a bus to be painted?
I'll need this info to make a decision to buy or not to buy.I have some money for refurbishing just don't want to put all of it into a paint job. Thank-You  Peabody
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2008, 07:28:36 AM »

I had my MCI5C painted several years ago, 35 foot bus. I did the prep work they supplied the paint, taped and sprayed it. It cost me $2000 for a two part polyureathane. There are different paints which affect the price. This is with no graphics or designs. I had it painted Ultra White for heat reflection and also white hides a lot of sins.
 This price is way on the low side. I would suggest checking around your area and asking, it may be hard to find a shop with a big enough paint booth. If you post the area you are in somebody may know who can help you.   HTH Jim
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2008, 07:29:55 AM »

Peabody, call Mike Wilson in Eugene OR 541-915-3866  he will work with you on any type or price paint job you want will even let you do your prep work    www.willyscustomconcepts.net    good luck
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2008, 08:03:57 AM »

If you have the funds to have it done, do it.

I have just almost completed doing our Eagle.....It's a lot of work and takes a lot of time..

I used a one step paint, I would recomend doing a BC/CC. Single stage requires everything to be just right and you really need to be experienced to do it. I used PPG products.

Mike Wilson does very high quality work, I have seen several of his jobs and they are top notch.

FWIW,

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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2008, 12:05:55 PM »

Thanks all,
I have plenty put away for  doing what may need to be done.Checked out Mike Wilson's site nice work and not to far a few hours but worth it for quality right!Book marked it for future reference. Peabody
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2008, 01:29:03 PM »

Hi Peabody,

Many members here on the board, including me have used StarJet Paint in Columbus OH.

http://www.starjetbuspainting.com/index.shtml

I think, the best value for the money.

Good Luck
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