In the spring I checked into having my 94 red VX painted at the local high school shop. The shop teacher commented that the red paint was much more expensive than other colors. I don't recall what price he quoted. Have others found this to be the case? What should I expect to pay for 1-gal? How much paint does it typically take to paint the entire exterior of a hatchback. thanks.
WOW! I never knew that red paint was more expensive than other colors (my research showed that white was the cheapest). I went to the first website that came up when I googled red car paint, per gallon it was about $70. This was for Acrylic Enamel. It may vary with other types of paint. White was about $45, Black about $50. Green, blue and orange were $60.
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Some red paint has gold in it. I don't know if the Civic paint does. If so, it may explain some of the cost difference.
The non-metallic pearl white paint on 2008+ V6 Honda Accords is much more expensive than any other color used on the cars, including the taffeta white used on 4-cylinder Accords. The pearl white came out a month or two after the other colors, and Honda dealerships were not sure if Honda was going to charge extra for that color of paint until a couple of weeks before the cars hit the showrooms.
My VX was kind of pink when I bought it. I touched up the body with 3M rubbing compound, then used the McQuire's 3-stage stuff on it (paint cleaner, polish, and wax). It turned out looking good (see pics of Red Round).
The clear coat is now peeling off my front bumper. I will need it repainted. I'll probably take it off the car and take it to Maaco when I have the money.
i did a little paint job on my own 94 civic a couple of weeks back and found that red was a bit more expensive. however overall it is better as i found that you might have to take care of maintenance for other colors a bit more. just my experience.