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Old Dec 16th, 07, 10:22 pm   #1
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Cost of painting cabinets at an auto body shop

I am almost done with my ikea kitchen and read on several posts that you can take cabinet doors to an auto body shop to match abstrakt white. I took 2 glass doors to the shop and they wanted to charge me $150 a door to just put on a glossy coat. They thought the white was a close enough match. I was a little sticker shocked. Does this seem like the right price. I am in New York City and realize the prices may be inflated but $300 for 2 door painted seems insane.

Any ideas what a reasonable price might be?

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Re: Cost of painting cabinets at an auto body shop

Geez!!! In my old kitchen, the guy I hired to paint my entire tiny kitchen cabinetry (inside and out) only charged me $200........for the entire kitchen! Of course, he was a friend of ours......that may have made a difference.

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Re: Cost of painting cabinets at an auto body shop

I found this thread about painting Abstrakt doors in an auto shop. (It was in Puerto Rico, though!) Abstrakt White Kitchen

I would suggest emailing Manolo, perhaps he has some suggestions. I'd also check in with other auto body shops and ask for prices. Where in NYC are you?

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Re: Cost of painting cabinets at an auto body shop

I wonder if you could get a volume discount if you did 20 or something? After all there's setup and cleanup time which is virtually the same no matter how many they do... and maybe you could try one of those places that advertises $400 auto paint jobs (or whatever the going "cRaZy" deal is today ). They probably aren't good enough for a car that's on the road all day but might be fine for a kitchen?

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