im fixing my protege up, getting it painted and a new interior put in it, but i have a few questions for you folks who have been through this before. the estimate on the paint job, with bodywork and a custom color, is $1,460. im thinking this is too much, do you think it would be reasonable if i went in with 1,250-1,300 cash and offered that? also is there anything i should do before the paint job, such as taking pics of the car? and can i ask the paint shop for a sample of the paint before i commit to anything? the color is a very dark green that looks black unless sun shines on it, i dont want them just painting it black and ripping me off. as for the interior, i was thinking that i would find a good set of seats from the Protege GT and getting them wrapped in black suede. what would a place that does car interior charge to do something like that?