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Old 11-17-2015, 06:55 AM   #1
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Anyone ever do full repaint different color?

One thing I've done my whole life that has been financial idiocy was trade in a car after only 2 years, some rare occasions even only 1 year. I got bored, less excited..the newness and good feeling wore off and it boosted my happiness and self esteem...temporarily.
Therefore, I did enjoy decades of very nice cars! Some I shouldn't have bought on my income but I made it work..after all..it's a healthy hobby/vice. (I told myself)
I've recently decided that I would rather change this trait of mine and not see as much money lost on trading and depreciation that's amplified by not keeping A vehicle much longer.
So, I think...maybe when my Mustang is not as exciting as it is now...I could keep it, change the color entirely...I'm thinking about the Ford white that is metallic and sparkles like on some other Ford models..Fusion is one. Instead of a black Mustang with gunmetal stripes...maybe white with blue stripes...something altogether different. It may cost too much, I don't know but it seems like maybe a less costly decision than trading it and all of the mods I've added.

So... Long story short..anyone ever do this with a car and how much ballpark does that cost to do entire color change....quality type work but not fancy airbrush art or anything like that.
Did it come out good and not be obvious it was a different color before?
Did it change and refresh your love for your car again or just meh?
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I deserved that!
Yes I have been an anti plasti-dip faciast but I'm changing...I'm more accepting and open minded now. I can grow and be slightly aware that others have their own tastes and opinions. Even if they are cheap arse plasti dip ricers. They are special and loved just as much as everyone else.
Fonzi is actually cool and I'm just jealous he made all that money off of dip and has killer biceps too. I was too lazy to think of his very genius idea to see the market for it and how to sell it like crack!
(His idea and business actually was pretty smart)
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Anyone ever do full repaint different color?

From a former body shop guy

A full color Change done correctly?

10k or more

The car literally needs to be blown apart. All door jambs, engine bay, under hood, under decklid. Door panels have to come off, car has to be completely de-trimmed which means all trim and moldings off. Door handles, mirrors, glass quarters, spoiler, bumpers.

To do this just to change a color to make yourself interested in the car and not want to trade it in makes zero sense. Not to mention very few can or will do it correctly. Again, if you are doing this right the engine bay gets done too. So are we dropping the k member and scuff and shooting the engine bay? Being a black car you could maybe get by skipping this step but I can tell you it is going to depreciate the car significantly.

So I mean what's an alternative? If only there was a way you could spray the car a different color all on your own and change the color, but it didn't damage anything and if you wanted to put it back to the old color you could just peel it off!? Some one should really look into inventing something like that. I bet it would be popular.
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What u should do is pay the car off if it isn't yet. Keep it and buy another. Than u have some options.


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I forgot that there's inside the engine bay. I knew door jambs and trunk area but I guess it is a huge deal to do it correctly and not a cheaper idea than changing to a whole new car.
Ok...maybe just a supercharger and different color stripes someday.... That's a game changer in daily driving excitement and alters the looks enough to make it fresh.

It's also not cheap but not unreasonable for what you get in return.
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maybe just a supercharger and different color stripes someday.... That's a game changer in daily driving excitement and alters the looks enough to make it fresh.

It's also not cheap but not unreasonable for what you get in return.

I would much rather go that route. Full color change is for guys who just HAVE to be different and can afford to do so.

There's always wraps if you wanted something different. You can get a full body wrap for a few thousand done right.

But if it were me I'd just mod the hell out of the car as I get bored.
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cheaper to trade it in for a color you want more. As Ox said it's stupid expensive to do it "right"

If ya like Race Red I'll trade ya my V6
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cheaper to trade it in for a color you want more. As Ox said it's stupid expensive to do it "right"

If ya like Race Red I'll trade ya my V6
A full color change done right is the only way it should be done, if you can stomach the cost. I'm going to agree with others here. Unless it's a numbered car, or has huge sentimental value, the better option is to trade it in for the color you want.

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I actually don't think I'll feel like it's not doing it for me for a much longer time than any previous car. I think maybe because there is so much more modding variety and vendors for the Mustang. It's has the potential to keep you wanting to add, mod, change things to make it what you envision as your ultimate Mustang and unique.
I made a promise to myself that I would not go with mods that were cheap or not exactly what I wanted because I could save money or get it sort of like I want. I want to get the exact mods and parts that make me proud even if it means waiting and saving to be able to.
It's working well so far. It is amazing to me every time I see it and drive it. I'm not regretful when I see a part or mod and wish I had spent the little extra for what I really wanted.
It's make the process slow...but fun and enjoyable. I've learned patience and delayed gratification at the age of 45. It's not bad. It gives me time to rethink a purchase or style for a bit longer and be sure that's really what I want.
Of course sometimes I will see another Mustang and think it looks amazing and wonder if I picked the wrong color but it isn't a " I made a mistake" type feeling. It's more of a ...that could be my next obsession, remember your feelings about this one right here in the driveway and that it was and still is what you first dreamed of.

I'm feeling good about myself for doing my car that way and it's a favor to my future self by not getting stuff now, just to get it now. I think that's why I slander plasti dip sometimes because it kind of gives me the cheaper out, not done right but done cheap feeling when I've seen it done very poorly. It's ruined the looks of some beautiful cars by being done hastily and sloppy. I know how much better I will feel when I actually have factory finished grey 20" AMR wheels and tires rather than plasti dipping the silver factory 18" I still have. I don't like them at all. But It doesn't have to be perfect all at once and right freakin now
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Holy heck I ramble sometimes... Sorry guys, feeling chatty today I guess, I wonder who actually reads through a whole long post like that.
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A wrap is not a bad way to go either I've seen some really cool wrap jobs!


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A vinyl wrap is okay but not cheap... It can also damage the clear coat when it's removed depending on how long it's been on the car what brand vinyl wrap etc... A typical vinyl job is around 2k... With that said I've done a few wraps it's VERY labor intensive that where all the money is.


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This is part of why I have started liquid wrapping my cars. I can change the color and look of the car every year for less than $400.

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You can do some really nice wrap designs. Especially with a black car . If you have imagination and good taste it could be really sweet.
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Anyone ever do full repaint different color?

I saw a 05-09 wrapped like Bud Moore engineering 60's trans am car on interstate 95. That was pretty cool to see going down the road!


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I think that a wrap would be ideal for this situation.
You should consider doing a wrap like this Waylap. There are a number of benefits...
1. You can drive it all summer without washing it.
2. When you remove it in a couple of years, everyone will think that you got a new paint job.
3. You will have the coolest Mustang in your area.


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I think that a wrap would be ideal for this situation.
You should consider doing a wrap like this Waylap. There are a number of benefits...
1. You can drive it all summer without washing it.
2. When you remove it in a couple of years, everyone will think that you got a new paint job.
3. You will have the coolest Mustang in your area.


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You can duplicate that vinyl wrap with liquid wrap for 1/3 the cost...

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Ok... What exactly is liquid wrap for a car.
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Ok... What exactly is liquid wrap for a car.
Plastidip, raail, halo, autoflex

Your imagination is the only limit to what is possible with these products. Application is easy to learn and it all peels back to oem paint with 0 damage.

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Anyone ever do full repaint different color?

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Plastidip, raail, halo, autoflex

Your imagination is the only limit to what is possible with these products. Application is easy to learn and it all peels back to oem paint with 0 damage.

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How do you do complex graphics with plastidip?


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How do you do complex graphics with plastidip?


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Same way you do with paint. Careful taping, airbrushing, etc...

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Waylap, look what you've done. You've started a thread that has turned to plastidip and you are to blame. There must be pigs flying.
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Liquid wrap and vinyl wrap both have their benefits. I've seen both. I personally prefer vinyl wrap. But overall i would prefer paint.
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I have a vinyl wrap job setup. Hoping to get it figured out. After that is hydrodipping and powdercoating. Time to get the side work flowing again.

I'm also doing a Genesis coupe with this exact liquid wrap here in a few weeks.



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How well does hydro dipping hold up?
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How well does hydro dipping hold up?
I have zero hands-on experience to give an answer. What interests me is you can hydrodip a liquid wrapped item and peel it.

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With a vinyl wrap, do you have to do the whole car? I would think you could do some pretty good looking two tone things with a black car while leaving some of the original paint showing...........I am thinking of a really dark blackcherry starting at the bottom of the front wheels and wrapping up the doors, onto the fenders, and have the entire trunk and back bumper that color.
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With a vinyl wrap, do you have to do the whole car? I would think you could do some pretty good looking two tone things with a black car while leaving some of the original paint showing...........I am thinking of a really dark blackcherry starting at the bottom of the front wheels and wrapping up the doors, onto the fenders, and have the entire trunk and back bumper that color.
With either a vinyl wrap or liquid wrap you will have an edge. But yes, you can do that.

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I forgot about a wrap. That actually might be the best way that looks quality, can totally change a color and design but also reversible to stock without harming the original paint.
It's not a perfectly complete color change to all of the painted areas but I wouldn't need that anyway for my purpose.. Just a quality looking finish that looks like you have a whole different car. It's not a unreastic cost probably and hopefully wouldn't look like at all like its a cheap makeover.
I've never seen a wrapped car in person but pics of them look impressive.
*i hopefully wouldn't want to do this for a year or two but I want to plan for it and have an option other than buying a whole new car.

I would like to know what it's like to make mods to a car I absolutely love and then keep it for as long as I can to appreciate the time, money and effort that i put into it instead of letting myself think it's not cool or impressive enough any more.
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Add 100 HP every other year. It'll keep you interested...

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Anyone ever do full repaint different color?

I've seen some awesome wraps!


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