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Respray... what to do?

Robertb

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I visited Specialised Paint nr Reading yesterday to talk about tidying up the front of my otherwise minty 993. Very interesting it all was too, touring their premises (though being shut into the low-bake oven was quite spooky), and I have every confidence they'd do an excellent job.

It transpires that to do what I was looking for would require a full strip and respray of the PU and bonnet, and respray of the front wings, gradually blending in to the rear of the front wings to the point where just lacquer is used. The estimate for this all in is £1200.

The alternatives are to do just the front PU, £450.

And as an addition, they would do the front of the wings i.e. headlight surrounds for round about £250 per side.

My inclination is to go for the full monte, but my reservation is that it will only get chipped again. That said, I do really care for that car, and use it quite sparingly and carefully...

I fear that doing anything less will leave the undone areas sticking out like a sore thumb!

Is this a waste of money? What do you reckon folks?

Robert.


Migration info. Legacy thread was 33821
 
after the respray it is worth investing in Armourfend or equivalent, for protection on the front

but you can decide to leave the bonnet armourfend free, which actually hides the rest of it quite well, as it is armourfend on the bonnett that really shows up.........

of course the bonnet will then be open to stone chips but then again about 10 layers of Zymols's finest will probably reduce their overall impact and make the bonnet last longer before the next respray !

esp, if the 993 is a longer term investment




Migration info. Legacy thread was 33824
 
i would say that if your going to keep the car for a while, then go for the full monty, your enjoyment of the car will then be complete.

As Sundeeps says - it might then be good to protect yr new paint with some amourfend or similar.


Migration info. Legacy thread was 33839
 
Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Robert Bill on 15 September 2005

I visited Specialised Paint nr Reading yesterday to talk about tidying up the front of my otherwise minty 993. Very interesting it all was too, touring their premises (though being shut into the low-bake oven was quite spooky), and I have every confidence they'd do an excellent job.

It transpires that to do what I was looking for would require a full strip and respray of the PU and bonnet, and respray of the front wings, gradually blending in to the rear of the front wings to the point where just lacquer is used. The estimate for this all in is £1200.

The alternatives are to do just the front PU, £450.

And as an addition, they would do the front of the wings i.e. headlight surrounds for round about £250 per side.

My inclination is to go for the full monte, but my reservation is that it will only get chipped again. That said, I do really care for that car, and use it quite sparingly and carefully...

I fear that doing anything less will leave the undone areas sticking out like a sore thumb!

Is this a waste of money? What do you reckon folks?

Robert.





I'll refer you to an early post of mine
here
.

The car had the front PU, bonnet and both wings sprayed and what a great job they did.

Having spent a good day cleaning it and slapping some polish on it last weekend it looks fantastic. The guys at Specialized know what they're doing and Karl and his father are very friendly and professional.

I'd say go for it.....

cimg21940kl.jpg

Migration info. Legacy thread was 33867
 
Thanks folks, that is the reassurance I was looking for- I will probably go for the full monte as I know in the long run I will regret doing anything less. I agree Specialised seemed a very good bunch and I look forward to posting pics of my 'concours' Targa!

That car is definitely a keeper (although at this rate, with Porkapig and Daniel disposing of their pride and joys I'll be the only one on here...) so I know I will get my money's worth.

Robert.


Migration info. Legacy thread was 33874
 
Karl fitted my new suspension and spring setup, also changed my wishbones and set the geometry.


Fantastic service, Essential styling recommended them to be and they will most definitely get more business from me in the future 8)


Look forward to your pics once complete






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