How much does a full car respray cost

obi_waynne

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How much would you pay for a full car respray?

Would you want a bare metal glass out respray or would a masked off windows/etc respray do a sufficiently good job?

I would have thought that a colour change would require part removal but a touch up respray would work with glass and rubber seals fitted.
 

old-git

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I have started to look into this. What I would like (but keep it to yourself) is a dark grey to black continuous fade, front to back, with no disernable change lines. I thought that this would be straightforward with a printed wrap, but not so. One custom paint shop says that they can do it - for around £7k.
 

herb

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Iirc? Aren't you eventually changing the bodywork to carbon?

If so is it worth splashing out on a spray job?
 

old-git

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Iirc? Aren't you eventually changing the bodywork to carbon?

If so is it worth splashing out on a spray job?
Unfortunately, my CF man's health isn't so good so he can't do it :-( Also with the roll cage fitted the body is unremovable. I now have three rolls of CF spare.
 

ICEDEMON

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I have a couple of resprays places near me just waiting on quotes now for all different things to be painted. Il put some prices and links up wen i find out.
 

gladrags

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I remember a couple along the road from where we used to live had a teenage son who decided to give his dad’s car a rattle can re-spray. He went into Halfords and bought about a dozen aerosol cans of silver paint and proceeded to spray it one Saturday afternoon while his dad was at the football. What a mess, I thought his dad would go ballistic but no, he actually drove about in it for about six months before he got it resprayed. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder it seems.
 

helphos

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I just saw this Mustang with an 'unusual' wrap from SEMA. It's not for everyone, bu I think it would look nice on my C4 Corvette. Despite the final look, it's not cheap!!

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