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2022/06/21 09:21:24 (permalink)

RESPRAY COSTS

My turbo has been subject to a large amount of bodywork, sills,wing bottoms, and part of the rear panel around the number plate lights.
I've been given a estimate of £6K + Vat for the respray. the colour of the car is not changing. The respray will involve quarter light out but not the windscreen or hatch panel. They propose to do the bonnet edges inside, and the door shuts along with the inner back panel the inner sills will be 'oiled'  The costs will also include replacing the passenger side door with a used one . i'm told the cost of the door is £50
Is the paint estimate reasonable?
 
My car is Marachino red Metallic which means it has a slight fleck in the paint. i'm concerned about matching the existing paint with new, given its quite dull now. Hence my thought about getting the whole car done. i know that paints can be cleverly matched nowadays but the Metallic bit worries me
 
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Re: RESPRAY COSTS 2022/06/22 11:20:28 (permalink)
It doesn't sound a million miles out - will depend on how busy the bodyshop is I guess, I am looking for someone to do more or less the same job in guards red.

I have been quoted similar from one place, about 20% less from another but they've just shoved the booking back 3-4 weeks due to a backlog of other work. 

Am in North Yorkshire if anyone has recommendations or places to avoid. 

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Re: RESPRAY COSTS 2022/06/23 10:20:39 (permalink)
Depending on the body work you are having i'd double or triple the time estimated and try and establish how many cars are in the queue in front of yours. The trouble with 944s and especially is the un-discovered problems until the get right into the car. so the time allowance for each car can be wildly out. if I'd known how long my car was going to take I would have SORNED it!
 
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Re: RESPRAY COSTS 2022/06/24 15:07:14 (permalink)
I hear ya! I don't know how many hours I spent underneath mine welding, but there's 3 spools of wire in it....

I've had quotes ranging from £3.5k to £10k + VAT so that would suggest £6k is middle ground. 
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Re: RESPRAY COSTS 2022/07/26 10:38:40 (permalink)
Big day today, the 944 is getting its top-coat. I decided to go for the windows out door off option. The rear and front screens will not be removed,   hopefully the end is nigh
 
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Re: RESPRAY COSTS 2022/07/29 00:42:22 (permalink)
Exciting!

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Re: RESPRAY COSTS 2022/07/29 10:15:19 (permalink)
Any pictures yet? Mine's in the paintshop for prep - windscreen came out of mine this week - hopefully done in 2-3 weeks. Having spent all winter underneath the thing chopping rot out, it's like being an expectant parent!

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Re: RESPRAY COSTS 2022/07/30 11:52:43 (permalink)
Mine’s been in the body shop for a couple of months as there were a few outstanding bits from the bodywork done pre-Covid and the garage has only just been able to fit it in. Cheeky adjustable 968 RS spoiler found it’s way in there too. 


By the time we’d decided on all the niggles and panels to paint it was just as easy to go for a full shoot (again). So with 2 engine rebuilds and 2 resprays in 5 years that should be me sorted for a while I’d hope . . . apart from the 3.0 16v Turbo engine coming together on a stand in the garage - oops!

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Re: RESPRAY COSTS 2022/07/31 10:13:42 (permalink)
Hi, did you change the whole hatch or just the spoiler?  if so what sort of job is it?
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Re: RESPRAY COSTS 2022/07/31 14:14:07 (permalink)
You can get a full kit to convert either type of hatch, I’ve got both as I’d already swapped my rubber spoiler hatch for a 968 Bridge spoiler hatch some years ago. I just bought the main 3 pieces (2 ends and adjustable centre blade) for about £300 delivered in a clearance sale rather than the full 6 piece kit as I fitted it onto my existing bridge hatch. The hockey stick trims needed some attention anyway so it seemed prudent to do it all at once.
 
Quality of the FG is kinda what you’d expect from a bloke in a unit in Eastern Europe - if you want perfection then spend £1200 on the carbon one from Jan Mertens at DRS Developments in the Netherlands. My bodyshop bill turned out to be significantly less than I thought it was going to be so I kind of wish I’d gone for the carbon one now as the adjusters are bonded into the carbon rather than separate metal parts hanging down.

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Re: RESPRAY COSTS 2022/07/31 16:22:48 (permalink)
Are you adding some downforce  at the front end, to compensate for the potential extra downforce at the rear? The front getting light at 160+, is not an experience I want to repeat.
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Re: RESPRAY COSTS 2022/08/01 01:07:45 (permalink)
There’s a splitter upfront too although I think I’m kidding myself if I think the spoiler is going to add “proper“ downforce. 

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Re: RESPRAY COSTS 2022/08/01 10:01:18 (permalink)
I can't see in the pic how adjustable that spoiler is, but it should have some downforce/drag effect. It was a long time ago now, but going flat out without refitting the undertrays showed me how a small change, could have quite a scary effect. 
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Re: RESPRAY COSTS 2022/08/01 11:50:20 (permalink)
It is more adjustable than the genuine one and sits a fair chunk higher than the bridge spoiler did. 


I have all 4 front under body pieces fitted should I ever exceed 70mph 

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Re: RESPRAY COSTS 2022/08/01 13:48:11 (permalink)
I reckon some vents or louvres in the bonnet could be beneficial too. Had the bonnet painted yet?
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Re: RESPRAY COSTS 2022/08/01 20:16:57 (permalink)
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I reckon some vents or louvres in the bonnet could be beneficial too. Had the bonnet painted yet?




Have you been listening in on my phone calls? 
 
I have a spare bonnet with the Deutschnine vents fitted into it (and a vented FG fibreglass badge panel), it’s in storage at the bodyshop and I was just discussing with a mate today whether to leave it in primer and sell it or get it painted and used.

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Re: RESPRAY COSTS 2022/08/01 20:22:05 (permalink)
I’ve ditched the sunstrip and track decals on the window. I’ve also got a correct wing decal from Highgate House. 


(plus different wheels, big wang, plate, etc . . . )

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Re: RESPRAY COSTS 2022/08/01 23:13:59 (permalink)
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I reckon some vents or louvres in the bonnet could be beneficial too. Had the bonnet painted yet?




Have you been listening in on my phone calls? 
 
I have a spare bonnet with the Deutschnine vents fitted into it (and a vented FG fibreglass badge panel), it’s in storage at the bodyshop and I was just discussing with a mate today whether to leave it in primer and sell it or get it painted and used.


Deutschnine vents are a bit too 'race car' for me, and supposedly airflow over the vented badge panel pulls more air out, than it lets in...
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Re: RESPRAY COSTS 2022/08/02 01:01:10 (permalink)
Yup. Hence my reticence to refit the bonnet. I like the vented badge panel for the looks but I left the OEM intercooler scoop in place so it actually blocks the vent - still takes a feed from the high pressure zone at the front that way 

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Re: RESPRAY COSTS 2022/08/02 11:41:46 (permalink)
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Yup. Hence my reticence to refit the bonnet. I like the vented badge panel for the looks but I left the OEM intercooler scoop in place so it actually blocks the vent - still takes a feed from the high pressure zone at the front that way 




Perhaps the most efficient intercooler ducting, is the way 968 RS vents out through the bonnet. It's a bit ott for a road 944 though.
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