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Body wrap/colour change & DVLA ?

Body wrap/colour change & DVLA ?

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Rotor

Original Poster:

276 posts

127 months

Monday 10th January 2011
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Just wondering if anyone here has any idea regarding changing the colour of a car by putting a wrap on, and more so if the wrap is 2 or 3 colours, would I need to contact the DVLA?
Thanks
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Edited by Rotor on Monday 10th January 18:01

W4X LG

997 posts

102 months

Wednesday 12th January 2011
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I am currently wrapping mine and as far as I have found out you don't need to tell the DVLA as its not a permanent colour change, but I want to find something I can print out and keep in the car to say so incase I come across a cop thats being a jobsworth!

I have also just renewed my insurance and it made no difference to the premium either which surprised me!

TAHodgson

826 posts

83 months

Thursday 13th January 2011
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I could be wrong, I could be VERY wrong, but I have heard you don't need to notify the DVLA of colour change as long as the roof is standard colour? It never made sense to me but heard it from a few places. Apologies if i've just made things worse silly

pro paul

106 posts

77 months

Thursday 13th January 2011
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theres no facility with dvla to register a temporary colour so no you don't need to tell them

it is very important you inform your insurer

paul

Martin Keene

6,192 posts

137 months

Thursday 13th January 2011
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TAHodgson said:
I could be wrong, I could be VERY wrong, but I have heard you don't need to notify the DVLA of colour change as long as the roof is standard colour? It never made sense to me but heard it from a few places. Apologies if i've just made things worse silly
There is possibly an element of truth in that. The DVLA are interested in the colour of the chassis. So, if you have got a Smart Roadster with a silver chassis and red body panels. The V5 will say silver, even though the car is predominatly red.
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naefeart

85 posts

75 months

Friday 14th January 2011
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Here is something to note.

My car is carbon black and to those who know, in sunlight it tends to look dark blue, in poor light or at night it looks black.

At the last MOT I noticed on the paperwork the guy had stated the car was blue. Thought nothing of it until I received a letter from the DVLA telling me they had updated my Registration doc with the colour change and that I would be receiving a new doc in the post.

I had to call them and explain. Might be worth baring in mind if you wrap the car.

W4X LG

997 posts

102 months

Friday 14th January 2011
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valet magic

198 posts

114 months

Sunday 16th January 2011
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You do not need to notify DVLA as it is only a temp. colour change but you do need to tell your insurance co.

Robbie

Rotor

Original Poster:

276 posts

127 months

Sunday 16th January 2011
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Ok great just as I thought, no major drama(s) then! the link above was helpfull too
Ive been looking forward/meaning to getting this done for sometime!
P.