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captain caveman
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:50 am    Post subject: colour changing pros and cons Reply with quote

Thinking of doing a colour change on my car.
Blue at the moment and thinking of going yellow or red.
Only thing stopping me is where the time come to sell how would it effect the value and ease of sale.
Pros v con's?
 



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morning Cappo,

I'd wrap it or get Kimbo to do his magic on it.

If you do wrap it then take a video/loads of pics of what the paint was like BEFORE it was wrapped.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a few marks in the paint that I think would show through a wrap hence the repaint.
 
  
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PeterS
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did a colour change on mine, but from baltic blue to gulf blue, so it still reads blue on the V5.

If you are going to do it, it HAS to be done properly, so thats engine out, windows out, a major job and at about £7- £10k.

Not really worth it on a car with a value such as yours.

Spend considerably less money getting your own paintwork looking stunning and your car will look great.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh that looks lovely.
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Resale suicide.

Only change the colour if you're keeping it forever.
As far as resale goes "They're only original once".

Plus as Peter says unless you bodge it and don't do the whole bare shell, you'll spend thousands to knock thousands off the value. Double whammy.

It's in a decent colour already if it was mint. Thumb
 
  
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maldren
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And if you do bare metal strip it and repaint, don't let them sand it or you'll lose your galvanising.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PeterS wrote:
I did a colour change on mine, but from baltic blue to gulf blue, so it still reads blue on the V5.

If you are going to do it, it HAS to be done properly, so thats engine out, windows out, a major job and at about £7- £10k.

Not really worth it on a car with a value such as yours.

Spend considerably less money getting your own paintwork looking stunning and your car will look great.


I was in agreement with everything you wrote....
Then I saw your picture.... now I think we should all paint our cars... very nice Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wrap it i did mine for 12 months
 



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All comments taken on board will have to give it some thought Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's your car, but if you're worried about resale value, get it ceramic coated and then wrapped so the vinyl doesn't pull the paint off when you remove it. Not the cheapest, but possibly the most sensible way forward.
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MNC911
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't wrap it, spend the money correcting the original. What do the general public want, either a wrap where it's a gamble underneath or just beautiful, no chips and swirls paintwork.


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wasz
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say paint it!

Do the door shuts, but stop short of the engine bay.

I would paint it red, and the standard Porsche red of the time.

I really really wanted a red 3.4 996, but I only found a carmen red car that was overpriced. They are really rare.

The purists won't like it, but I personally would have valued a colour changed red one as much a resprayed original colour car.

Choose a rare but standard colour and I reckon you will be fine unless its a low miles garage queen "investment".
 
  
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hand

Wasz have you had an early Xmas drink today? Grin

You'd honestly prefer a red car with a blue engine bay than an immaculate blue car?

I agree guards red is the best 996 colour, maybe joined by speed yellow, but to paint a blue car red.. Surprised

... and to paint a blue car red but then leave the engine bay blue. Surprised Surprised


You're winding him up really aren't you, you must be. Just seeing if he'll do it. Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think PeterS summed it up Very Well.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, also.... just have a look at what he has in his garage and that’s proof of he knows what he is talking about. Thumb
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