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Cost to paint an Ultima ?

Cost to paint an Ultima ?

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Citrus7

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1,487 posts

89 months

Monday 28th January 2013
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Have a potential buyer for my car, but they want the car finished in Silver. For those of you with painted cars, can I ask how much you are looking at for a complete spray job ?

Cheers Dave

Stig

11,077 posts

192 months

Monday 28th January 2013
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It can vary massively - as can the quality of the end result.

Bare Min £2k I'd say.

738 driver

1,202 posts

101 months

Monday 28th January 2013
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For a quality metallic job £3.5 - 5k ish with drat (depending on the georaphical area you are shopping)... including strip fit good quality prep etc. Paint and materials with a proper plastics system will be approx 30% of the total. (50-60 hrs at £37-£50 per hour plus paint 800-1000 plus bits n bobs of specialist bonding, h lamp covers, sidescreen etc etc .. soon adds up.


Storer

4,182 posts

123 months

Monday 28th January 2013
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Mine cost £4k and I did all the prep work and re-assembly.


Paul

Citrus7

Original Poster:

1,487 posts

89 months

Tuesday 29th January 2013
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Thanks guys, will pass this info on

Dave

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V8Dom

3,317 posts

110 months

Wednesday 30th January 2013
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Citrus7 said:
Have a potential buyer for my car, but they want the car finished in Silver. For those of you with painted cars, can I ask how much you are looking at for a complete spray job ?

Cheers Dave
Why??? I have a silver car but always wanted an Orange one....Buy must say she looks wicked in Silver...

Storer

4,182 posts

123 months

Wednesday 30th January 2013
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Dom

You could always build another................in Orange.



Then you could have the fun of choosing which colour to use that day!!!


Paul

JoulesCanAm

279 posts

94 months

Saturday 2nd February 2013
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I recently got sent a YouTube link to Plastidip and ended up doing a bit more digging on it, looks quite interesting, relatively cheap and the next evolution of wrap, but spray on. Only caveat is limited colors at present.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Jzi_JQMWH4


Julian

hedgefinder

3,187 posts

78 months

Saturday 2nd February 2013
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interesting, but i wonder what they do regarding any surface inperfections once sprayed? such as orange peel etc?

V8Dom

3,317 posts

110 months

Saturday 2nd February 2013
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Storer said:
Dom

You could always build another................in Orange.



Then you could have the fun of choosing which colour to use that day!!!


Paul
id love to buy that car.. but my job doesnt warrant me being able to afford it... it looks fantastic in orange especially if finished like Tangos...

Novipec

40 posts

57 months

Saturday 2nd February 2013
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Orange.... beautiful color biggrin





Edited by Novipec on Saturday 2nd February 13:37

Citrus7

Original Poster:

1,487 posts

89 months

Saturday 2nd February 2013
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Novipec said:
Orange.... beautiful color biggrin





Edited by Novipec on Saturday 2nd February 13:37
Now photos like that just want me to have the car finished !!!! WOW. Missus will go mad if I start saying I'm going to finish the car instead of selling LOL. Bugger wink

From memory your car is painted Lambo orange ? Do you still have no side windows ?

Dave

Edited by Citrus7 on Saturday 2nd February 23:20

Novipec

40 posts

57 months

Sunday 3rd February 2013
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Hi Dave,

the color ist Lamborghini Murcielago arancio atlas.
And yes, I still drive without side windows (works perfect), they are stored under the passenger seat if I need them.

macgtech

990 posts

67 months

Sunday 3rd February 2013
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It may be more cost effective to get it wrapped

JoulesCanAm

279 posts

94 months

Tuesday 5th February 2013
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hedgefinder said:
interesting, but i wonder what they do regarding any surface imperfections once sprayed? such as orange peel etc?
There's some YouTube videos showing that you can reliquify it with a thinners, but that makes me wonder how it will hold up to gasoline spills etc. I might give it a go on the Ultima wheels as I'm tired of the polished look.

Julian