Fiat Cab Respray

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  1. WillH

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    Our van is now 8 years old and after 50k miles we have a lot of chips out of the paintwork. Mainly on the bonnet but also scattered everywhere else, plus a bit of rust where the over-cab moulding comes down over the drivers side of the windscreen.

    I have asked a local bodyshop for a price to tidy her up a bit, and also for a full respray. Has anyone else had this done and if so what was the ballpark figure?

    I should be grateful for any comments.
     
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    No comments other than ill be watching this thread now as ive been thinking the same(y)
     
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    A lot of it will depend on the preparation ,you may not be able to get a warranty with the work as there is rust involved ,the hassle part will be getting to the surrounding areas where the rust is present and if you cant get to both sides of the metal that makes killing the rust almost impossible.
    The sealants will have to come out and so will the windows and rubber strips , and trim.
    Then do you want the old paint totally removed and any pits filled in?
    A lot of it depends on the standard of job that you require.
     
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    Hi Our MH is 11 years old with 35K on the clock and the bonnet has a number of chips. I am looking at a "wrap" coating for the cab. Might be worth considering!
    http://www.vehiclewrapsuk.com.
    Hope you get the cost advice for a cab respray
    Ian
     
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    ian you can get a wrap coating but the problem is that unless they have changed in the last 2 years,the wraps have no durability , youd be better off getting a budget paint job imho

    Ive resprayed cars,trucks and caravans also done a bit of wrapping too ,not looking for business as i sold my business 6 years ago
     
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    image.jpeg Had our Fiat Bessacarr bonnet and a couple of small side panels (just above the lights) sprayed metallic navy blue as so fed up of a dirty bonnet - we took them off and took them to a local sprayer and they did the job for £100. We are really pleased with the result and have no trouble finding our van now amongst a sea of white ones! It was £100. Considering having other panels done.
     
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    Thank you very much for that advice didn't know it was not durable beyond that period.Think the idea above of taking bonnet off to have it resprayed seems a very good idea indeed
    Ian
     
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    Bring it round,I've got some dulux leftover :rofl:
     
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    Like the idea of the blue bonnet and panels, I shall give it some consideration. I had thought of just having the bonnet done but when you look closely at the doors and pillars we have a lot of chips.
     
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    As long as its not pastel something or other might just have to take you up on that:LOL:
     
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    I'm going to get a quote for a product called paintshield ,it's a clear film that stops stone chips, the problem with painting older vans is sunfade ,if you have the bonnet removed and resprayed the rest of the van looks a different colour
     
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    And even more so if you spray the bonnet blue and the vans white. .haha. I,ll just get my coat and I will be off then. Haha sorry couldn't resist.. Roy
     
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    Will, Its a couple of years ago now, we had a hymer 700 starline, and saw the same model a Canock resprays, which had just had a complete respray, it looked so good I stopped and had a close look. One of the partners came out to see what I was doing, and saw our van. I asked how much this completed respray was costing the owner...... 6K PLUS VAT was the reply. He looked round ours, said not so much rebuilding, 5k plus vat.

    we did not proceed.
     
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    I can see £5/6k for a full respray, what I'm getting a price for is the bonnet, two doors, two wing panels and the windscreen surround. Everything else up front on the Ducato is plastic, which looks surprisingly good as it happens.
     
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    And so does the paintwork on our Fiat so as a consequence the blue bonnet doesn't make the rest of the paint look faded :)
     
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    Got my quote back, ballpark £1000 for full cab respray, much as I expected. However, to do bonnet and two plastic panels,like Landscaper, plus touch up on other chips around £200-ish +v.a.t. Looking at the van, we quite fancy either a green to match the decals, or, a grey. Silver the same as the front grill is also a possibility. What does everyone think. Many thanks for all the comments so far.
     
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    How about a wrapping the cab in this colour!

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    How cool would that be!
     
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    not very for me anyway-would attract flies and seagulls!
     
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    A dark grey or green I would say. Silver might look a bit odd, not enough contrast with the white.
     
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    We took ages before settling on a colour - but decided if we were going to go for it then we would go with a bold contrasting colour - hence the blue. However what we didn't realise is that there are many, many, many navy blues so it was complicated! We had ours done just up the road from us and if anyone wants details let me know - near Exeter.
     
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