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Planning on giving my almost 20 year old Alumacraft a major make over. I've got a 2001 Magnum 165cs  still a solid boat it's just looking like a 20 year old boat. I'm planning on getting the carpet replaced , ordering new factory seats. Also planning on either a new paint job or a vinyl wrap. I've been able to find a couple of places locally to do a wrap. Have a quote for $1800 for a wrap replicating the factory graphics brand name and model name. I'm not sure what a paint job would cost? What I'm trying to find is someone in the Niagara region that paint's aluminum boats. Trying to figure out if I'll have it wrapped or painted? Has anyone had there aluminium boat wrapped? Any pros and cons with a wrap over a paint job. Any information is greatly appreciated thanks gentlemen. 

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How coincidental! I have a 1999 Magnum 165 tiller, and Ive considered the same thing vs buying new. Last year I got a quote from my marina that to replace the carpet would cost $3-$4k. I stopped at that point. 

Please share how this goes with your boat.

Also, do you have any transom worries at all?

 

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Bigcreekdad I've got one quote for new carpet for $2500. I'm ok with that. I'm thinking about spending $8000-$10000 hopefully if it's a little more I'm ok with that it's still cheaper than buying a new boat. I've got no transom worries at all except for a week up north every year my boat is in my garage every night. 👍

 

Terry I've heard that a wrap will last for 5-7 year's not bad for under $2000. My issue is that I can't find anyone that will paint it so I don't know how much a paint job would cost? 

Has anyone had there boat painted? I'm clueless as to what a paint job would cost would like to hear from anyone that has had a boat painted. Just want to compare prices and make a decision. 

Thanks gentlemen

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I painted my 18 foot Fisher in the mid 90's.

I did all the prep work myself and had a friends buddy who was a painter spray it for me.

My paintjob was very reasonable because of the DIY aspect of it. Probably around $1000 including painting the trailer.

I also replaced all the carpet and did that myself. Cost about $200 but a lot of hours.

My boat was grey with grey carpet from the factory and I wanted to colour change to match my sweet navy blue Bronco.  😁

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You’ll get quotes of 4K or more for a good paint job.  You want signs and wraps in Erin Ontario.  Al Hales is the owner.  He did my boat last fall, I’m very happy and he was very reasonable.  He estimates 5 to 7 years no problem as long as you don’t treat your rig like crap.  It’s only been on a year but so far no problems and my boat is trailered a lot and spent 2 weeks straight in the water this summer.  

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Thanks for the replies guy's. 

Drifter that sounds like a great deal for a paint job.👍 I don't have the patience to do the carpet myself as I know it will be a pain in the ... LOL. It's worth it for me too pay someone else to have it professional done. 

Porkpie that's what I'm hearing that a paint job could be as much as 3x the cost of wrapping.😲 I've got Auto Trim and Signs or Auto FX Graphics in St Catharines. Erin is a little far for me to go. 

Wkrp thanks I'm on afternoon's this week coming up and I'm planning on making some phone calls to some local auto body shops. 

Thanks gentlemen. 

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I had my 2000 17' Legend taken apart to have 12 rivets replaced and have the floor and carpet replaced last year at Heritage Marine in London last September. They do full restorations and might be a place where you can have your boat repainted.

 

Not cheap, I paid $5,000 for everything. The labour to cut out and replace the floatation foam was part of the reason for all of the labour.

I was very happy with the results. If you have your boat restored check with your insurance broker to make sure your policy is up to the new value of the boat.

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