First off, I would like to say that I know nothing about body work. All I know is that my 1980 Diplomat coupe has no rust holes or dents, but it does need a paint job. Previous owner painted the hood and lower half of the car matte black, with the rest being original dark brown. It doesn't look terrible, but I would like a fresh look with no scratches. I'm wondering what the "average cost" of a driver quality paint job is. I understand there are different types and qualities of paint used, in addition to any necessary body work, rust removal, etc. And I'm wondering what colors would look good on the car - factory colors or not. Tax season is upon us, and I plan on using mine for paint.