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I've got a light blue Punto mk2 and want to get it sprayed black, including bumpers inside of doors and boot etc. Can anyone give me an idea on what the cost would be? Cheers.
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we get these posts all the time as a little searching would have shown.it stretches from 100's to 1000's.
only way to know is to visit local bodyshops who can give quotes on seeing the car.
TBH your smarter buying a black punto unless yours is unique
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i could understand if you wanted something unusual to get a full spray, why dont you just buy a black one
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And if you do want a fancy paintjob, it will cost more than a plain one, you're stretching into the thousands here.
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it has sentimental value and would rather keep it than buy another.
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well its your money
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From around 500 to 5,000 depending on what you want and where you go.

The best way to get a decent respray is to ask around and find out if anyone does it in their spare time (make sure you see some of their work beforehand) or a small garage or someone who's self employed.

Bodyshops will rip you off big time.

My pink Mini has a custom paint job (cellulose), and it cost about 2k. Another Mini of mine only cost me 400 for black 2pack.

Have a look round other car forums (any make) and you'll see links left from people that have had a good job done.
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if you are able to strip the car right down then thats quite a bit done.

leave a paint shop to prep and paint it (every spot preps differently and most won't allow you to do it yourself).

and then you return when its baked and cured you refit all the bits



but prices range hugely, you could get it done for as little as 80, my paddling mate got his LWB vw van done for 80 and the paint job was passable for a van (hadn't been flattened between coats, but meh, he ran the drivers side down a 4ft high wall within a month of having it, now its rusty, so its not important as a working vehicle).
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around here, for a pro job., proper rubbing down, getting rid of all dents n dings etc, then a nice normal paint job is 1500. i know a place that'l do it for 300 but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for.


quick point tho, when re-spraying a car a new colour, if its not heavily modded, potential buyers in the future ask why has it been re-sprayed. they begin to think its been accident damaged. especialy black, it hides most things
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yeah, get some pics with the date in teh corner on them on teh day it goes in showing it hasn't had any damage, then coming out a different colour, that should keep people happy
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