THE COST TO RESPRAY A CAR TODAY

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THE COST TO RESPRAY A CAR TODAY

Post by johan wepener » Fri 20 Jan 2017, 18:10

I have a 74 Beetle which is still (in my opinion) in brilliant condition. No accident damage at all.

After many years I can see a little spot of rust here and there. Very very small. Very limited. Majority

of panels unaffected.

After careful consideration I have decided that the Beetle needs a fresh coat of paint and

the few spots removed. Many people think I am overkilling with my plans but that is besides the point.


Some little parts (rubbers,scrapers etc) I have already imported to make the Beetle eventually

tip top. I insist that all windows , glass and strips have to be removed before repainting. Majority of

panels need only to be flattened and sprayed.


What is an acceptable and reasonable price for the repainting of a Beetle given the background of my particular

car and with a view that the job has to be very neat ?

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Re: THE COST TO RESPRAY A CAR TODAY

Post by Scar » Fri 20 Jan 2017, 20:16

Good question Johan. I have had quotes ranging from R 30 000 to R 100 000. I think its a case of shopping around at reputable panel shops for the best deal, or getting referrals from guys who are happy with the jobs they have had done and feel they got value for money.
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Post by pietpetoors » Fri 20 Jan 2017, 20:45

Depends on the amount of rust. Sometimes you think your vehicle is in good shape until they start to work on it then they find more rust and more body putty.

If you strip it and take it to the panel shop I would say between R20k and R30 for a decent job would be good if there are no serious rust.
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Post by ZA Perana » Fri 20 Jan 2017, 22:30

pietpetoors wrote:Depends on the amount of rust. Sometimes you think your vehicle is in good shape until they start to work on it then they find more rust and more body putty.

If you strip it and take it to the panel shop I would say between R20k and R30 for a decent job would be good if there are no serious rust.
It seems how much is almost how much each shop feels like charging. I wanted some minor paint work done on one my cars and was quoted some silly prices, like R5k for a bonnet.
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Re: THE COST TO RESPRAY A CAR TODAY

Post by pietpetoors » Fri 20 Jan 2017, 22:40

Many panel beaters are on insurance panels and they do not want to do private work. So for private work they quote silly prices in the hope not to get the work.

Panel beater on insurance panel will typically charge you R5k for a bonnet where a panel beater not working for insurance will probably charge between R1.5k to R2k per panel (those I used in the past)

The guy who does my Pontiac is not on insurance panel and he also wants to stay off it for now. Although he prefer small insurance like jobs he does take on larger jobs every now and then. My Pontiac will hopefully be finished by mid Feb.
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Re: THE COST TO RESPRAY A CAR TODAY

Post by Burnthosetyres » Sat 21 Jan 2017, 07:28

A reputable shop, proper strip & assemble you're in for R40 -R45k
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Post by jlebenon » Sat 21 Jan 2017, 10:39

We spray our own cars , no way I'd do a full strip and respray with quality product for under 50k ... My paint/material costs 10k .... A beetle in fair condition between 20-30 for it to shine like a showcar
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Post by Johann65 » Sat 21 Jan 2017, 10:46

The question is; The return of investment, is it more than or equal to the cost of investment? :?
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Post by rogerfelix » Sat 21 Jan 2017, 16:36

Hi Oom Johan,

I don't know how to send a PM on here, maybe you still have my contact number. If you do send me an sms, I can maybe assist. You chatted to me a few times via sms.

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Post by Johann65 » Sat 21 Jan 2017, 16:55

rogerfelix wrote:Hi Oom Johan,
I don't know how to send a PM on here, maybe you still have my contact number. If you do send me an sms, I can maybe assist. You chatted to me a few times via sms.
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Hullo Roger,
The question is rhetorical as I did my Honors on the economics of quality.
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I will PM you, if need be! :)
Look up and enjoy :mrgreen: .
http://www.simplyquality.org/Economic%2 ... nomics.htm
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