I was just wondering if anyone has painted their Wrx either a new color or maybe just a body kit or something...Its obviously going to be pretty expensive. Basically what i'll be doing come May is adding a body kit, a wings west spoiler and a Zero sports grill. Anybody that has kit that can tell me how much it cost to paint would be greatly appreciated. Also if anyone has painted their whole car that can tell me the price of that
'02 Blue Wrx
It depends on who does it and how good of a job they do.
I contemplated getting mine painted here by a friend that owns the best paint shop in this part of the state. I was going to pull the motor and everything under the hood and out of the trunk, and have everything that was yellow painted a different color. I can't stand cars that only get the outside painted.
His price for me (with me doing a lot of the prep work) was $3500. Of course, you can go to one of the cheap places like Earl Scheib or Maaco (if you have those around there) and get an outside only job for $299.
If you are going to do it, spend the money and have it done right. Most of the cost will be from materials, they are really expensive, I paid a 150 bucks for just a gallon of clear not including the activator or hardener with a discount! Just don't make us WRXer's look bad by getting a cheap ricer paint job.
Don't worry I won't let you down. Cosmo, the body kit im lookin at is the C-West one. The Kaminari one is sweet too though, i've checked that out many times. And the bolting on part sounds sweet considering molding is a #####.
How bout a spoiler? I know with the one i want the holes dont match up, either of you guys dealt with that before?
the C-west lip kit is totally Hot, so i feel you there. Depending on what wing you get, you may be able to use the stock wing holes (if yours came equipped with the sleek, low rise). The OEM 04 STi wing does not use the stock holes but i do believe it covers them, so you don't have to worry about paying a body shop to shave them.
Good luck w/ your project, lemme know how it turns out! I'd like to get my body modded a little bit, but my first priority is getting rid of my 3 Cat's!
What do you mean, "Catalytic Converters are required by law?!?" Faugh!
Best price i have found so far is $1048.00 off of Hopupracing.com
If you guys find anything or know of any place that i could get the kit and maybe save a lil money on the product itself or maybe just shipping please lemme know
'02 Blue Wrx