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Is a base/clear paint job worth the extra $?  

  1. 1. Is a base/clear paint job worth the extra $?

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My truck is at the paint shop and all the body work is done; its ready for color. My painter recommends just doing a single stage paint and says that a base/clear job will cost about $500 more. If it were your truck, would you spend the extra money for the base/clear finish?

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The question comes down to what do you plan on doing with it? If it's an off-road truck, I would just do the single stage. If it's a daily driver then I would think about the better paint job. My Jeep is an off-road truck so my buddy is going to paint mine with a single stage black then we're going to two tone it again with either Raptor liner or a single stage maroon (assuming we can find the correct color).

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The question comes down to what do you plan on doing with it? If it's an off-road truck, I would just do the single stage. If it's a daily driver then I would think about the better paint job.

:agree: This. Exactly.

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Think about it like this... could that extra $500 be spent on something useful (i.e. engine work, suspension, new tires, etc)?

 

Our situations are obviously different but if it were me, I would use that $500 to get a couple things fixed and get some random parts that I need.

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The real question is what is the brand and line of paint this person is using?

 

For a good looking paint base/clear is the way to go.

 

He gave me the name, but I wrote it down at work. I know its not the high end PPG stuff because that was something like $300 a quart (I could be wrong on that number cause I just don't remember exactly, but it was very expensive). This truck is going to be a daily driver, so I just want something that is going to look decent and hold up well.

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