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    E36 respray/partial respray ideas? Help!

    Hey all,

    I really gotta stop fannying around ad start dealing with the rust an paint on my car but i recon that this will be my biggest expenditure on the car yet.

    I'm going to budget 1000 max for this but this will include:

    New genuine front wings (got)
    New genuine front grille pannel (got)
    New Door (got...ish)
    New boot lid
    New plastic bit under the wipers
    New windscreen and seals around it ...(insurance )
    New wind rubber seals both sides
    New boot seal.

    Now, replacing these parts will sort out a lot of the rust but I will still have to deal with:

    Both rear arches (both still really solid but defo need attention)
    The boot opening may require welding on the inside.
    And bubbling above the windscreen
    And of course the odd carpark dent

    I was considering maybe going the extra bit and painting the whole car. Do you think it would be any cheaper to have the whole car painted in a solid colour rather than a front end, boot, arches and doors respray in metallic it is at the moment? It would be the same colour just not metallic. This was thought of as a cost saving exercise but I actually prefer solid colours to metallics... Resale value is of no consideration as in any case i'm really just throwing money away anyway! Do you think it could be done for a grand?

    Any Ideas?

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    hmmmm to be honest ide consider a donor car with good bodywork with possibly a totalled engine or summat. ya can get em for absolute buttons these days and just make a peach out of the 2...even better get a donor in the same colour..

    for a grand that ya gonna spend yad get a stand alone well sorted peachy E36 aswell these days save fooking about..

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    1000 is never going to cover all of that tbh. Imo you're looking more towards 2000. Having my rear arches cut out, new ones welded and then rear quarters resprayed cost me 600 alone. The cheapest colour will be the same as it is now as you don't have to have under the bonnet, door shuts, etc done.

    Where are you based as well as people may be able to recommend somewhere?

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    I have thought about re-shelling or just taking the good bits of mine on to another but I really need my car every day and don't have space for 2. I've got all the panels that I need bar the boot so its's just the aches and boot rust wise. Also where I live there are no good E36s any you see are total rust palaces!! Most 90's cars round hear are like that.

    Having said that! 600 for your arches alone!? Damn I thinks 2K sounds closer as well! :( Bollocks!

    I Live near Greenock in Scotland if any one knows anywhere good :P

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    if you do all the prep work your self then a 1000 for the spray job is possible

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    I had the rear arches done , passenger door , bonnet, under the tailgate, and front grill panel painted for 300 in black on my coupe, and having my vert painted for 1200 including all door shuts bonnet ect , I do prep everything and take bumpers and lights and everything off first which does make a difference when u take to some body shops

    I also got a couple of quoate for 800-1000 but these body shops didn't have a booth and I want a good paint job !
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    do all the prep yourself and mask it off for them and cut a deal for the paint you need and just get them to spray it

    wont cost a 1000 either

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    Take the trim and rubbers off yourself, I have even removed door handles and replaved with loops of coat hanger out the top of the door.
    I have turned up places early too and dropped my light out and bumpers off and thrown lights in a mate's boot.

    Removing all this trim won't save you money at all as on a cheap job they would mask roughly in 30 minutes, but it does save all the paint edges and missed bits.

    Rear window rubber can be removed without taking the window out, the windscreen rubber can't but age old trick like lifting the edge of rubbers and putting a piece of string between the rubber and the paint so the new paint blows under the edge of the rubber will save edges once again and stio edges flaking.
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    You know if you are doing a solid colour you could buy a HVLP setup (uses less paint and will run continuously) for around 100 at the end of the day plenty of primer and 800 W&D between coats then same with colour coats, if you have enough depth of paint you can 1200 W&D it down smooth and Tcut up to a shine if it doesn't come out of the gun glossy
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    Spot on peeps!!

    some goods ideas here! I'd love to be able to do it all myself but i'd be to scared about screwing it up!

    I think I'll read up and do the prep!!

    Just our of interest... was thinking of wrapping the roof in black... any opinions?

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