Dude, paint is paint...... the quality of the finished product depands on the prep work and the skills of the painter. I paid the BMW dealer's painter 8K to paint my Z3, what a sorry piece of work that was. I had to threaten to sue before they buffed the orange peel out. Thier attitude....It's as good as that 78 plymouth horizion we just finished....it's really shiney...... my reply..... If I was driving a 78 plymouth horizion, we wouldn't be having this conversation!
Point being, just because it cost more, doesn't mean it's a better paint job. Ask to see finished projects, not sample squares, and make sure they understand.....if it doesn't look like that, you don't get paid...... you'd be suprised how that little statement, in writing, will get you a better paint job.
Last edited by EOD Guy; 09-11-2012 at 05:37 AM.