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Bank Robbery #1648124
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I've done the bank job, and Monday the coupe goes off for a respray. It has chips and wear and tear all over along with lacquer peel and the start of rust here and there. The underside doesn't show too much rust, so hopefully exterior is reasonable.
My car is speed red which I intend continuing with.
Unless, someone has and recommendations for a slightly different shade.

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I had my car resprayed last year and considered a colour change but ended up keeping it the original steel grey. I think if you are looking to keep the car a good while and can look after it post respray either with keeping it garaged or under cover it will hold its value better sticking with the original colour.


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Thanks. That is how I think. However, one of the Ferrari reds might be brighter and more interesting.

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"I've done the bank job", unless there's CCTV I'd always advise to plead innocent.

Certainly think keeping it as original as possible, including the colour, helps hold up the value as above.

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What are the approximate costs of a respray? I realise it depends on the amount of prep, glass in/out, etc. Just after some budget costs.

Thanks!


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I've been looking into it.

Anywhere between £2000 to £3000 for a full spray. If you do some prep yourself you might save a bit.

I've heard that glass out isn't 100% necessary these days. Especially as seals can be hard to find.

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The base price for my respray is less than above. Once stripped back and sanded we will review. I am mindful that a concourse quality respray is beyond the value of the car. I'm doing it to protect against rust, and to give me a surface that I will enjoy cleaning. The screen is to stay in, mainly because of a chip that I fear may lead to a significant problem if the screen is stressed. My glass man also has concerns regarding obtaining new seals. Maybe someone else can comment. Neil from Italia Autos today started a coupe respray, keeping the screen in. Check him out on YouTube.

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Thanks for the responses. I would be interested to hear more of the options and costs that people have encountered.

My Coupe would definitely benefit from all paint matching! I don’t need a concourse job as I’d be too nervous about driving it and I do love to drive the Coupe.

It’s really about attending to all the little chips and marks that have appeared over its life.


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I have a local bodyshop that has taken care of the family’s cars including my daughters when needed and I got a good price. I stripped all the trim / badges myself before it went in and refitted after and the glass stayed in as windscreen trims are hard to come by. The cost was just over £1500


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Originally Posted by PaulL
My glass man also has concerns regarding obtaining new seals. Maybe someone else can comment. .


Seals were a problem about 12 years ago when I had my windscreen replaced. The non-OEM that were initially fitted leaked like mad, Fortunately they had still got the original one which was then reused. No leaks since.


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As far as I know, the seals on the Coupe do not actually seal the windscreen and are mostly cosmetic - it's all down to the polyurethane that's used to glue the windscreen.

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Also my understanding to as with most modern cars. Having just removed my interior trim you can definitely see black sealant on the inside. I'm pretty sure mine is original too.. But still need the rubber seal to complete the fitment otherwise it'll look crap.

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Sounds like it’s best to keep the glass in...


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I believe paintshops these days have access to excellent tools which allow the seals to be raised, avoiding the need for glass-out resprays more often than in times past.


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Yes, you can lift the outer edge of most seals and tape them back out of the way, we did that when we resprayed my car a few years back.

The rear screen seal can be removed entirely: it only fits round the glass, it needs to be stretched when refitting, Hot water soak is the answer.


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Thanks for your comments.
Car dropped off this morning. It feels weird being without it.

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Originally Posted by PaulL

My car is speed red which I intend continuing with.
Unless, someone has and recommendations for a slightly different shade.


Everyone on the forum knows its the very best colour coat - I wouldn't alter it.

Will be interested to see how yours comes back. A glass in re-spray is one of the things on the cards for my coupe at some future point. To have it all one colour again and not stone chipped would be great.

Be keen to see how yours turns out-good luck with the project!

Regards

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Popped into the spray shop this afternoon. The car is stripped and roof and driver's side sanded back. As I thought, the world and his brother has had a go at the paint over the years, so will all need sanding and priming. Saying that, there is very little surface rust. A little amount of rust to exposed underbody members, so I'll get them done. Base price has now increased by £250. As the initial price was very fair, I'm pleased to agree this.
Next visit will be Tuesday next week.

I am sticking with Speed red.

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Hope it goes well.
Be wary of driving the vehicle too much straight after the respray, until the paint has had the chance to fully harden.
My coupe bonnet quickly picked up a few annoying chips shortly after respraying.


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Hope it goes well.
Be wary of driving the vehicle too much straight after the respray, until the paint has had the chance to fully harden.
My coupe bonnet quickly picked up a few annoying chips shortly after respraying.


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Thanks for that Brilly. Any advice on washing and waxing afterwards. I've heard that I should be avoid detailing for at least two months. The car lives outside.

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Yes, at least a couple of months before waxing was the advice I was given after my windows in respray last year.

One thing I would mention is that after the respray was an odd time for me because once all of the dinks and blemishes were gone it didn’t feel like my car at first. I had gotten used to all of those little things that I knew were there but nobody else noticed if that make sense.

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Hello Pete

Yes I anticipate that anything electrical that's been disconnected won't work and that the the 612 rattles and knocks will increase ten fold.

However, it MIGHT all be perfect !

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That's the trouble with having a "perfect" car - you do not want to use it! crazy


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I need to use it. I want to get into Coupe Spotting !

Might have to see myself in shop windows

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Originally Posted by PaulL
I need to use it. I want to get into Coupe Spotting !

Might have to see myself in shop windows


It will be your best chance of seeing another coupe during the winter months. tongue


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Cars home and looking wonderful !

I'll start going over it to find any snags over the next few days, but I am happy.
I need to clean out internal dust and detail the engine area.

No rust of any significance found. However, the car may have gone through a hedge backwards, as there were dinks all over.

Unfortunately, the boot badge broke during removal, so advice please on best place to source one.

On the drive home, no extra rattles, so one happy owner !

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Mine is also due for a respray so will compare notes!

As for rear badge, there are quite a few on the Web, but check the dimensions before purchasing as some are bigger.


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