Body, Paint & Styling Re-spray - and bonnet info

Discussion in '3rd Generation (2006-2012)' started by benlovesgoddess, Thursday 23rd Jun, 2016.

  1. benlovesgoddess Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi
    We are thinking of re-spraying our 2007 CR-V.
    The car itself is fully loaded, but we got it with a less than perfect paint, and this has been scuffed more by incompetent shoppers.
    The missus would like a metallic sparkly black.
    Our local specialist car garage quoted £5,000!
    I expected it to be around £2,000.
    Anyone here had their CR-V painted, any ideas on type of paint, recommended paint shops and a better price?
    My other question is whether anyone knows if the facelift bonnet is a straight swap for the original 3rd Generation one.
    I prefer ours with the chrome detail, but if we are going for a full re-spray (and already have an age disguising private plate!) maybe it is worth considering updating the look to last of the 3rd Generation CR-Vs, pretend to be 4 years and not 9 years old!
    Cheers, Ben
     

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  2. stuscrv Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    5 k doesn't sound too far off for a full colour change respray especially met black which is one of the hardest colours to paint.
    Obviously not really viable on a car that's approaching ten years old. Have you considered a PX for the model/colour of your choice.
     
  3. ArcticFire-Account Closed Banned Getting Started

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    Could be worth considering a wrap? I think they may be a lot cheaper but not sure.
     
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  4. Nighthawk Guest

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    As @stuscrv says - 5k for a full respray is about right. It is a lot of effort and work to change the colour of a car, or even do any repair work on it which most people don't seem to understand. Painting really is one of those - the better the preperation, the better the result. For 2k, the paintwork wouldn't be done properly and would be to a low standard

    I would consider wrapping it if you wish to keep the car and keep it cheap
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    Snap @ArcticFire :Laughing:

    How bad are the scratches? If they are just surface scratches, they will be able to be buffed out which is by far the cheapest option - I would get a detailer to look at the car and they will let you know if they can be pulled out or not
     
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  5. stuscrv Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    I was considering having my bonnet wrapped as the paint or lacquer has gone white in places, its also the only panel without any dings. The rest of bump has more dings than a Chinese phone book !
    I think it was approaching £300 after vat etc in carbon effect but that's London prices.
    I hear K F C do a nice chicken wrap more reasonably priced.
     
  6. benlovesgoddess Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Thanks all.
    We'll see how much a rescue of the current coat will be.
    Much as I wouldn't have chosen this colour, it seems more blue than grey in sunshine, and does indeed sparkle.
    It's not too bad a paint job - just scuffs, touch ups (with nail varnish?!), missing paint on a door edge and car wash swirls....
    £5k way too much, and don't want a naff job for £2k.
    Always worried a wrap would get torn and peel.
     
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  7. Nighthawk Guest

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    Professionally installed - a decent wrap should last well into 5 years if maintained well. Wrapping a car is not a permanent solution, it will eventually, a few years down the line, need to either be re wrapped or have the vinyl totally removed. Depends on how long you are planning on keeping the car.
     
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  8. benlovesgoddess Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I imagine we'd have replaced her in 5 years. I'd be interested to see a price for a full wrap, and an example of the finish.
    Can a wrap look like metallic paint, or are they more for matt colours?
    Removing the wrap is a professional job I take it - you can't just unpeel it when it starts looking tatty...?!
     
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  9. stuscrv Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    The skys the limit, you can have any design , colour you want. You can take a photo of your dog if you like and they'd plaster it all over your car.
    Although cheaper than a professional respray your still looking at a few Bob as they still have to prep body etc. And would take a good few hours for whole car.
    As to life its still a newish product so I'm not sure how long and if it needs special cleaning.
    Its heat shrunk on so I believe its easy to remove with a heat gun. It shouldn't damage Paint as simply put its thick cling film.
     
  10. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    If I were you and was so bothered about the chips and didn't like the colour either.. I would just sell it and buy a similar one in the colour/condition I want. For £2K on tops of your car you can probably get a FL model too. Wrap, no matter how good it is looks a bit chavvy on a daily driver stock looking car and instantly tells everyone something is wrong with paintwork or you. :Grin: Unless you go for metallic ones which are much more expensive.
     
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  11. stuscrv Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Exactly that as said before
     
  12. Nighthawk Guest

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    The ideal option would be a respray. Failing that a wrap would be the next option. A wrap will never look as good as a professional paint job unless you look at paying similiar amounts of money. If you don't want to sell your car, your options are limited

    Alternatively you could respray a side at a time.

    If i were you and I didnt have the bodywork experience that I do, I would get the car to a professional detailer and see what they could do with it. That would be the cheapest option
     
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  13. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    it's a Shame you aren't local as @Allwoods Audio would have been able to help out..
    we recently done a full colum change on a be e36.. and was price closer to your price expectancy.
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    alfa and BMW were both colour changes,, the audi was a full spray but same colour.
     
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  14. jazzway Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Maybe a spot repair for the door edge and a good car detailer like @Nighthawk said is much cheaper and you might be surprised with the results.
     
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