E90Post
 


Horizon LED
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Cosmetic and Lighting Modifications (exterior/interior) > Cost to paint a carbon fiber hood?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-25-2010, 05:47 PM   #1
tahoerdr
Private
tahoerdr's Avatar
United_States
0
Rep
94
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335xi
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (3)

Cost to paint a carbon fiber hood?

I just got a used VRS 35 hood and am looking to get it painted (sparkling graphite). How much do you think it will be? So far in the Bay Area (California), I'm hearing $650-$1,300. I don't need it to be perfect.

I've read that it's harder to get the paint to adhere to the gel coat, so it's more than a stock hood.
Appreciate 0
      01-26-2010, 05:12 PM   #2
shift330
Blue Force Tracker
shift330's Avatar
United_States
25
Rep
1,377
Posts

 
Drives: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
That sounds outrageous! My body guy charged $200 or $250 to sand and color match a steel hood on a friend's 328i. I can't really say for carbon fiber - I only had the sides of mine painted and it was done at the same time as the rest of my car. But I would guess $400, maybe $500 at the very most. Try smaller independent shops with less overhead costs.
__________________

Stay safe 855th MP Company! Hosmer/Espinoza you're my boys!!
Appreciate 0
      01-26-2010, 07:15 PM   #3
JayeJaymes
Major
JayeJaymes's Avatar
United_States
14
Rep
1,133
Posts

 
Drives: AW 2011 ZCP M3
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: So.Cal Moreno Valley

iTrader: (7)

^+1 should be anywhere from $200-400 at most depending on how you want to paint it
Appreciate 0
      01-26-2010, 11:22 PM   #4
Shazmonkee
Shazmonkee's Avatar
United_States
45
Rep
2,457
Posts

 
Drives: BMW E92
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: United States

iTrader: (11)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to Shazmonkee
I got it for $300 for custom-paint fade on my CF hood
Appreciate 0
      01-27-2010, 09:58 PM   #5
335iMIAMI
Major
335iMIAMI's Avatar
United_States
15
Rep
1,338
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 E90 335i
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Miami, FL

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tahoerdr View Post
I just got a used VRS 35 hood and am looking to get it painted (sparkling graphite). How much do you think it will be? So far in the Bay Area (California), I'm hearing $650-$1,300. I don't need it to be perfect.

I've read that it's harder to get the paint to adhere to the gel coat, so it's more than a stock hood.

Who ever told you that most of thought you have stupid written on your head.
__________________
''Whenever I'm suffering from insomia , I just look at a picture of a Toyota Camry and I'm straight off'' - Jeremy Clarkson
Appreciate 0
      01-27-2010, 10:36 PM   #6
roddy
New Member
roddy's Avatar
United_States
0
Rep
14
Posts

 
Drives: mazda3
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: San Jose, ca

iTrader: (0)

what shop here in the bay quoted u that
Appreciate 0
      09-19-2010, 02:34 PM   #7
servatus
Private
United_States
3
Rep
63
Posts

 
Drives: 07 red E90 335i
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Killeen tx

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shazmonkee View Post
I got it for $300 for custom-paint fade on my CF hood
Id like to see pictures of the paint fade. I have a red E90. I am getting a carbon hood and want to do something nice with the paint.
Appreciate 0
      09-20-2010, 11:28 AM   #8
tahoerdr
Private
tahoerdr's Avatar
United_States
0
Rep
94
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335xi
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (3)

I ended up paying just under $600 at RJ's paint shop in livermore, CA. They've done quite a few v35 hoods. That included prep work since it was used plus over an hour of install time. I had a steel hood painted a couple yrs ago for 400 so I think I could have gotten it for less somewhere else. It was next door to the clear bra shop I wanted to go to for custom hood bra, so it worked out well. I'm very happy with the results. Color matches the car perfectly. Shiv's lambo was there getting some paint work as well. I was not in a position to shop around. I picked up the hood locally off the forums here and drove it to the shop in a custom box & tie-downs on my roof rack. it was quite a sight.
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:17 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST