I'm posting in the hope that someone will have had this done at some point or another.
In order to once and for all cover up the absolutely atrocious colour match job that was done on my EF, it will need to have both sides of the car resprayed. This includes:
All 4 doors (not inside the doors though)
Both side mirrors
Rear bumper (the whole thing as it's chipping)
Seeing as there are no dents in the panels, and the paint is in relatively good condition (front half is new, back is same age as the car but no major chips etc etc), i'm hoping it will be a reasonably priced job to do. The aim would be to match the new paint to the existing colour on the front of the car (quarters, bonnet etc).
But because i know absolutely bugger all about this kind of thing, can someone please run me through what will be required to do the job properly (i.e. what kind of prep, how many coats of paint etc etc), and give me an estimate of how much i'd be looking at to get both sides done (EF Falcon remember).
I realise it's difficult to do without actually seeing the car, but any help is appreciated so when i go looking for quotes i at least have some idea of what they're talking about.
How's the colour different? Is it just from age or exposure? If it is couldn't you just use Cut-n-Polish stuff? Thats what I did when I got a new door for my EA from the wreckers, made it look much more shiny :)
i'll tell you know being a white its very hard to match (i work in a panel shop) your safest option if you want the full car to match get the lot resprayed,a full respray being white n as you claim not much on the repair side should cost you at $2500-$3000 depending on how much repairs need to be done.
i know its hard to match white, but whoever did the match the last time it was painted must have been drunk and blind - it is a disgrace.
If i was planning on keeping the car i would go a full respray, however i just want to fix it up and sell it off as soon as i can - there is no way anyone would buy it with the colour as it currently is.
EFFalcon, going by that, i would be assuming around the same kind of money to do mine.
Providing they don't have to do any repairs you could get out of it quite cheaply IMO. It sounds as if you only have to rub the sides back and then spray over them. If that's the case they could probably do it in a day....it's not that much work. But then again, they're panel beaters...they'll charge you for everything even colour matching.
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