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i'm going to have my car professionally painted in another colour and was wondering if anyone has had this done and what trim pieces need to be replaced either broken or bent during removal, the bodyshop has done an rrs recentley and said that quite a lot of things broke when removed for painting but didn't say what.
 

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I would not do that... Unless you're planning the professional body shop complete teardown of the range so they can spray door jams, engine bay, behind trim etc etc... 15-20k USD

Otherwise you'll end up with a range that's green in some posts and a different color in others. Potential buys will suspect damage based on the re-paint. Plus if they're just masking it up and painting the overspray is going to be terrible.

My opinion anyway...
 

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I have to agree. Resprays never come out as good as the original paint. If you heart is set on white look for another Rangie in the colour you want.
 

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rrtoadhall said:
I have to agree. Resprays never come out as good as the original paint. If you heart is set on white look for another Rangie in the colour you want.
It can look as good as original, usually better if the right shop is performing the job, its just a massive project that will end up costing more than a 2002 RR anyway. `)

A good shop will have every bit of the car out, doors off, windows out, trim removed, and repaint the whole thing back up from raw metal.
 

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I guess I should have been more specific, but we are indeed on the same page. Unless you are gutting the truck for the repaint there will always be places that the masking shows or the original paint shows.
 

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rrtoadhall said:
I guess I should have been more specific, but we are indeed on the same page. Unless you are gutting the truck for the repaint there will always be places that the masking shows or the original paint shows.
Exactly! I've even had fender benders and had shops repair and repaint the damage and it's always mind blowing how over spray from work on a bumper can end up all over the rest of the car.
 

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brad s1 said:
rrtoadhall said:
I have to agree. Resprays never come out as good as the original paint. If you heart is set on white look for another Rangie in the colour you want.
It can look as good as original, usually better if the right shop is performing the job, its just a massive project that will end up costing more than a 2002 RR anyway. `)

A good shop will have every bit of the car out, doors off, windows out, trim removed, and repaint the whole thing back up from raw metal.
I agree with brad on this one, most factory paint jobs have many imperfections, proper prep before and after painting by a great painter it will look better than original imo.
 

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i'd caution against a complete repaint and color change too. most ppl don't realize what has to go into a proper job. 20k at least! will maaco or earl schleib do it for $350? sure but it'll look like dog peuk. if you do do it, pics are a must!
 

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If you going to keep the car as your project and really enjoy having the car the way you want it, do it but do it well. If you want to retain it value and then sell it don't do it!

At the very least Alaska White will look VERY cool. Why not get the wheels painted Chrome Black while you at it!
 

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why not consider a professionally installed vinyl wrap - looks as good as paint, cost less than $4000 - and you still retain your OEM color underneath
 

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I had an old blazer repainted and changed the color. They sprayed the jams and all part visible other than the engine bay and it was only $1100 back in 1999 from C&G a PPG dealer. Never had an issue with the job looked just as good a the new ones. It was my beach mobile and definitely not a RR, but it I never had an issue with it.
 
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I would never do a respray on any car. The original paint is the best. The whole problem with painting a car is that the shops can not bake the paint hard enough or even close to how they come out of the factory.

Most cars are painted and cooked before anything is added to the inside.

Any shop who say they can will also say the can float pink elephants.
 

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its going to be completely stripped inside and out and as i am keeping the car it dosent really matter about resale value, the bodyshop quoted me 4000 euros, and i've found a decent set of wheels in white and black, heres a photo in silver and black, couldnt find a pic of the white ones maybe they are new, i saw them at the brussels international car show last week, any good ?,
 

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darrenmax said:
its going to be completely stripped inside and out and as i am keeping the car it dosent really matter about resale value, the bodyshop quoted me 4000 euros, and i've found a decent set of wheels in white and black, heres a photo in silver and black, couldnt find a pic of the white ones maybe they are new, i saw them at the brussels international car show last week, any good ?,
Not sure about White Wheels or White/Black that would look tacky as Taco Bell :naughty:

Definitely like Black, Black Chrome (Land Rover Special Wheel Colour) or Black & Polished with a White Range Rover
 
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