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Old 12-27-2018, 04:35 PM
 
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My 1992 Toyota 4X4 E-cab used to be red. It's not any more so since the body is in excellent shape and its mechanically sound I want to keep it. Preferably to be buried in.

Anyway. Has anyone gotten a vehicle wrapped? A vinyl skin? I was quoted $8000 to paint the truck.

Is wrapping a good alternative?
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Old 12-27-2018, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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My 1992 Toyota 4X4 E-cab used to be red. It's not any more so since the body is in excellent shape and its mechanically sound I want to keep it. Preferably to be buried in.

Anyway. Has anyone gotten a vehicle wrapped? A vinyl skin? I was quoted $8000 to paint the truck.

Is wrapping a good alternative?
What $8000 to paint a pickup what is in the paint gold flakes. It’s a 1992 how about a cheap Maaco paint job.
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Old 12-27-2018, 04:48 PM
 
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What $8000 to paint a pickup what is in the paint gold flakes. Itís a 1992 how about a cheap Maaco paint job.
The place that quoted me isn't cheap and I HATE MAACO. Don't trust them. The guy said they'd take off the bed and possibly the cab just to make sure all is good plus some coatings? I intend to keep this truck, a new one is 45k and I don't even like them. Washingtons tax on a new vehicle is 10% on top of that.

I'm in turmoil!!! My daughter is going to ban the truck from it's parking spot because "it's a blight on the neighborhood".
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Old 12-27-2018, 05:02 PM
 
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Just keep in mind that after spending that much money on paint, your truck will still only be worth about $2000.00 (I just looked it up on kbb.com).

If you have the disposable income and are willing to accept that truth, then go for it.
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Old 12-27-2018, 05:14 PM
 
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No intention to sell it.

Does anyone have any experience getting a vehicle wrapped? Does it last?
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Old 12-27-2018, 05:17 PM
 
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If you have got money to spend on either one of those, then you're doing alright.
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Old 12-27-2018, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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A pickup that is 27 years old is not even worth painting unless it’s being restored to likewise condition including drivetrain and motor.
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Old 12-27-2018, 05:22 PM
 
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no experience but I've heard a proper wrap is a few thousand if they do it right. Vinyl lasts approx 5 years.
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Old 12-27-2018, 05:22 PM
 
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no experience with wrapping, but they do tend to at least a few years depending on where you are. teh nice thing about wrapping the car is that you can easily change the color when you get tired of what ever color you choose. as i recall it costs about $2500-3000 to wrap a vehicle last time i checked, but that was a few years ago.


another option if you have the time and patience is to paint the truck yourself. you dont need a ton of equipment either, just a bunch of rattle cans, and duplicolor has good paint for the purpose. you still need to do good paint prep and body work, cant get out of that if you want a decent job. a friend of mine has painted a number of cars in this manner, and those jobs have lasted a number of years.
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Old 12-27-2018, 05:48 PM
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Location: Kirkland, WA (Metro Seattle)
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My 1992 Toyota 4X4 E-cab used to be red. It's not any more so since the body is in excellent shape and its mechanically sound I want to keep it. Preferably to be buried in.

Anyway. Has anyone gotten a vehicle wrapped? A vinyl skin? I was quoted $8000 to paint the truck.

Is wrapping a good alternative?
I went through this decision process about a year ago, in Seattle. Nothing is cheap here, especially involving labor. That-said, there are a couple top-guys here who wrap. I've examined their work closely. Get what you pay for.

One of those guys, who I may yet leverage, said: "It the paint is in good condition, wrap. If skunked, re-paint." Wrap works poorly with damaged paint, perhaps? Wraps will be cheaper than a non-ghetto paint job, in all probability, see that "labor" thing again. That quote you have is at-least consistent with prices here. A top-quality wrap on my Tacoma is/was not a helluva lot less, per a quote I kept.

My paint is pretty good, going wrap myself. YMMV. They say 5-7 years and I don't have reliable data if that's true, though my truck is usually indoors.
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