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Cost of spraying a car ...

Discussion in 'The Paintshop' started by scoobymad555, 24 November 2011.

  1. geraint13

    geraint13 Pro Tuner

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    Zafira 1.9 SRI
    I had a quote to do my 325 tds of 2k. Thought that it was quite reasonable.
     
  2. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    @ Jarrus, Prince lives up North somewhere J yet he travels down to a bodyshop near Heathrow to get his spray work done so they must be good. Send him a PM for the name so that you can get a quote from them ;)
     
  3. davalav

    davalav Moderator

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    I'll be doing my own soon... I have sourced a clean, dust free garage, a lad I know who has around 5 different paint guns and his own mixer... I'll be doing the spraying and I'll let you all know how it went! Can't be that hard! ;)
     
  4. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    ^^^ I thought the same thing until I tried to spray a simple engine mount bracket :embarrest:

    The best of TC luck to you Dave when you attempt it :bigsmile:
     
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  5. davalav

    davalav Moderator

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    Cheers T! :D I have all the time in the world, so why rush? If you lot are lucky, I'll post some pictures. :p
     
  6. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    Done with a spray can and very little prep.

    Before.
    [​IMG]

    After one coat.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    ^^^ Some people are just so talented [​IMG] You can go off some people you know [​IMG] :lol:
     
  8. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:


    Different angle.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    Well rub it in why don't you TN! I know, Stevie Wonder could have sprayed the bracket better than me! :embarrest: :lol::lol::lol:
     
  10. SLEEPER

    SLEEPER Pro Tuner

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    Nice job TN

    But there is the world of difference spraying a large area like a bonnett or roof. Not to say you couldnt do it TN

    For larger areas you need a decent compressor and a proper spray gun (minimum) to get a seriously good finish

    Oh and practice and patience helps along with a decent sized enclosed area and maybe a heater in colder weather.
     
  11. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    Too true unless you get a massive can of spray paint. :lol::lol:
    I am a cheat really been spraying for years with my dad.
    It's a ghetto setup but we've had some cracking results.
    Got a huge oil less compressor and picked up quite a few attachments over the years.
    Once rebuilt the whole front end on his 2.8 Capri. Whole new front end and engine bay spray.

     
  12. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    It was literally a quick spray just to test what they would look like.

     
  13. geraint13

    geraint13 Pro Tuner

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    Yes Mr talented !!
     
  14. jarrus

    jarrus Pro Tuner

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    Nice job T, seriously.good...

    @ Dave, sounds good mate, egar to see the results, tell you.what, ill trade you my mechanical tinkering, for your help with spraying in that garage on my car... :) Seriously...... would love to do it...
     
  15. gaz44

    gaz44 Wrench Pro

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    From:
    camberley, surrey
    Car:
    rover 100
    my car is sitting in a garage right now, just waiting to go in for a re-spray.
    cant get it in as there so busy, but it's worth waiting for a good job.
    i reckon the cost will be around £2500 and its only a metro.
    paint alone will be around £600, and it needs a heck of a lot of prep work first.
     
  16. davalav

    davalav Moderator

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    I'll pull some strings.... Can't see it being a problem. If it comes out crap I'll let you know. Just awaiting pay day to get some correct colour paint and other stuff needed to give a good finish! I am well excited.... :)
     
  17. RichiesTrucking

    RichiesTrucking Torque Junkie

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    From:
    Falkirk, Scotland
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    VR4 legnum
    i didnt even manage to get an even spray on my side repeaters so they will have to be untinted then retinted along with the tail lights by someone who can tint evenly:oops:

    probably the same guy who will be refurbing my alloys
     
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