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  1. lugnutt

    lugnutt Funster Life Member

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    hi...have any of you done a diy paint job on your vans?
    have been quoted £2000 but dont think he wonts the job.
    my van does not worent that mutch spent on a paint job so whats the alternative?
    see here Vehicle Painting Pointers
     
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    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Give the old girl a damm good polish and valet, be surprised what that will do as regards looks.

    Peter
     
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    Geo Trader - Funster

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    Brush painting will de value it by at least 2k possibly make it un sellable:Eeek:
    shop around at the truck painters and get a quick flash over with synthetic or two pack paint:thumb:
     
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    gazznsam Read Only Funster

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    for a half decent paint job, 2 grand is about normal,

    you could pay a backstreat garage to do a quick flashover, but you'll have no comeback when it orange peels and starts flaking in a years time, where as the 2 grand paint job should be a full rub down, spray in 2 pak and oven baked,

    i've seen loads of brush and roller painted vans when i was in a self build club, from a distance they look great, but get too close and they look awfull, on a vehicle that is not worth much to start with and you never intend to sell it, then it's ok,

    but as geo says, brush or roller painting will put any potential purchaser off, i know if it were me, i'd want the price of a proper spray job knocked off the asking price,
     
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    American Dream Read Only Funster

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    Hiya Dave.

    I'm very interested in doing exactly the same when I have the bodywork done.

    Will 2 pack go on top of the original?

    I've always gone on the basis of stripping right back to bare metal.Sorting out any defects in the bodywork.Flatting and priming and painting from there.

    Is that what they've quoted you for?Seems rather cheap if so.

    Otherwise you could get reaction between dissimilar type paints.

    I'm very interested in obtaining original profile ally sheet too.Trouble is it is the profile that is the problem getting a match.....:Doh:
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    I tried that on out old Dodge, came up loverly and shinny ALUMINIUM!

    Just polish removed the miniscul amount of piant that was there!:Eeek:

    Si.
     
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    We would be happy to give you a quote if you are in our neck of the woods

    Limo Resprays - - Tel: 0845 838 2012 - Redvers Limousine Services

    Our reputation is painting large panels is well respected, and we are happy to paint to your budget, You will get what you pay for, If you are happy to prep, and save yourself some money, we are happy to paint, we are happy to fine finnish your prep and then paint, It is all up to you.

    We can even put decals back on your motorhome with decals of your choice as we have our own In house vinyl printing shop.

    Motorhome MOT Swindon - Tel: 01793 541010

    Regards Kevin
     
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