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MIT

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Fri 30 Mar 18 18:25

Respray costs.


Hi, Iím new to the corvette scene, in fact Iím about to buy my first vett hopefully in the next few weeks. Iím happy to do anything mechanical to the car, but paintwork isnít something I can do. And, as pretty much every car in my budget has either tired old paint, or poorly applied recent paint, itís something Iím trying to budget for.
Iíve seen so many variations on price, if the preps done, just paint to apply, what should it cost? Car will be stripped.

Cheers, Tim.

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stevel98

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Fri 30 Mar 18 20:25

Re: Respray costs.


I did that and paid £500 to have it final sanded and three costs of red and three of laquer. Great job, shiny and well practical as I use the car a lot. The prep is 95% of it, and finding someone handy with spraygun shouldn't be too hard..

However.. the big professionals won't touch a home prepped car as they worry about their reputation so reckon on five figure start to finish job.


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roscobbc

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Fri 30 Mar 18 21:49

Re: Respray costs.


You just can't let any old spray shop paint a Vette. Just seemingly simple things like wet stripping and sanding like you'd do on a steel car can have unfortunately consequences later on if the 'glass body has absorbed moisture. Budget on £5K-£6K for good quality strip down and spray.


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MIT

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Sat 31 Mar 18 21:47


Cheers guys. I had a look at this pre prepped car today and walked away, to much to do still, and itís been outside since the paint a couple of months ago.
Roscobbc, is that figure a start to finish job? Looking at another in the states with some cracks in the paint, and guessing itíll need doing over.

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stevel98

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Sat 31 Mar 18 22:09

Re: Respray costs.


Professionally, £5k for a strip, GRP damage repair, primer/sealer ready for paint would be a bargain, but at that extent if it was needed, I'd be more concerned about the birdcage and underside.

I assume your talking about a C3 here. Personally I'd be looking for one with a good restoration already done possibly a body off job.

They aren't cheap but it could work out less expensive in the long run as I predict that cars with historic tickets in the near future will only increase in value as more and more restrictions are heaped on IC motored vehicles. There's a lot to consider and the world is changing..


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MIT

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Sun 01 Apr 18 20:29

Re: Respray costs.


Hi, yes Iíve done just that! Just purchased a 74 corvette thatís been restored, including a full strip and paint, engine mods, transmission overhaul etc. Just sorting shipping now.

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stevel98

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Mon 02 Apr 18 11:10

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MIT wrote (View Post):Hi, yes Iíve done just that! Just purchased a 74 corvette thatís been restored, including a full strip and paint, engine mods, transmission overhaul etc. Just sorting shipping now.

Badass!! Way to go, you!! Result.. Cool


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