View Full Version : How much to paint e46 hood - %$$^% vandals!

06-03-2008, 08:00 PM
Just looking for ballpark numbers for a quality job to decide whether I'm going to want to go through insurance. Looks like some a-hole has decided to pick on my car.:mad: Saturday morning I had a flat. I figured slow leak as I had added air the night before but when I took it for repair, they could not find a leak. This evening I discovered two long scratches, each about 8 inches long, down to the primer in the middle of my hood.:(

Recommendations on where to go for the paint job are also appreciated



06-03-2008, 10:33 PM
are they deep scratches? if not then you could probably repair them. But if your serious about painting your hood then DO NOT go to macco... just a tip.

06-03-2008, 11:33 PM
contact Dave @ Autopia for a quote. He does very good work.

06-04-2008, 01:16 AM

06-04-2008, 11:14 AM
It should be around $700-$800 to paint the hood at a good place (Private... .not insurance price).

Cheaper places, it probably $300-$400.

06-04-2008, 11:44 AM
Man that sucks dude.

06-04-2008, 12:39 PM

06-04-2008, 01:44 PM
Sucks big time !!! where did it happen ? what part of the city ?

06-04-2008, 03:12 PM
get a CF hood

06-04-2008, 08:50 PM
I'm not 100% sure where it happened but I live in the Beaches and I suspect is that it happened there.. 7-800 bucks makes me start thinking about going through insurance. I guess I'll run around getting quotes this week-end. On the bright side (if there is one), there's a small ding in the hood from a rock that will get fixed at the same time that was not worth fixing on its own (paintless dent repair was not an option).

06-05-2008, 12:24 PM
I didn't think it cost that much to repaint a hood. My shop quoted me $350, and they don't do a cheap job of it. No way a hood should cost twice as much as a bumper to paint.


06-05-2008, 12:56 PM
don't go through insurance, it will increase your premium, and hurt you more in the long run.

06-05-2008, 01:31 PM
there was a CF on sale in the for sale section maybe you can change it to a cf hood