Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Buried in a sand trap somewher
Okay, don't ask how or why or any other questions, it's bad enough as it is...
There are 'back to metal' scratches on a Blueprint BA XR8. However the body damage appears to be minimal if any *PHEW*. Where it is scratched is on the very tip of the rear left door and onto the wheel arch/guard. Total scratched length is about 15 cm, if that and heigh of about 5 - 10 cm.
Now the catch is how to respray. Obviously because it is back to metal it has to be primed and then it has to be sprayed to match body colour. But the damaged area is two panels (only just damnit) so to get the 'best' match both panels should be removed and resprayed as well as adjoining panels to make sure that the colour depth across panels is good.
That would mean that its the rear bumper, left hand rear wheel arch and left rear door. Any suggestions in regards to how much this would cost? and how to make sure that a good job is done, etc...
Any hints basically to make sure a good job is done without paying through the nose?
Falcon Killer (if you believe what Ford Service Departments have to say about me)
AU II XR6 - October 2001 ~ December 2002 - RIP
BA XR6 - December 2002 ~ Soon to disappear if Ford CRC can't fix it....
45,000km service coming up - and i'll be asking for a sizable list of fixes:
* Gearbox (3rd time)
* Steering click (5th time)
* Brake Shudder (2nd time, and has the applied "Fix")