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911SCcdn 01-04-2004 12:03 PM

Respray/repaint or not????
 
I know this is a pretty "open ended" question and there will probably be a wide range of answers/prices paid.

But I am curious what a total respray would cost. Some background:

- will have new front and rear bumpers (RUF BW Motorsports) installed and they will definitely need paint.
- car is a black SC with tail
- probably not original paint, but the original was black
- no visible rust.
- current paint isn't bad other than stone chips and scratches

Should I just look at doing the bumpers and hope there is a good match and do a touch up on a few of the other spots....or ....just a complete respray because it will be in the paintshop anyways.

Experiences and suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks

Andy
81 911SC Black
- looking for what a reputable shop would

Harlan Chinn 01-04-2004 12:26 PM

Depends on how much of a perfectionist your are and how much $$$ you have and want to spend.

dean 01-04-2004 12:50 PM

Around here a complete repaint is about $6k
If I were you I would paint the bumpers and drive it

svandamme 01-04-2004 01:30 PM

6K , i suppose that would be everything : dissassemble everything , engine out , trunk empty interior , then sand off everything and then paint ?

afterburn 549 01-04-2004 01:52 PM

Depends on how much of the labor you are willing to do too!

troy 01-04-2004 07:50 PM

Black is black, no color match issues. Complete glass out, bare metal refinish jobs get way out of control cost and labor wise (at least mine did). In retrospect, I wish I hadn't painted my car, so I could still feel comfortable driving it. Now it sits in the garage 360 days a year to avoid the inevitable rock chips.

Harlan Chinn 01-04-2004 08:41 PM

Troy, go out and have Stonegard or similar 3M clear protective (9mil) film applied to your car and drive it! I have it on my freshly painted (show quality) car and it has worked in several instances.


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