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#1 lukeagore

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 01:34 PM

Hi guys
I've had my 1987 Mini advantage project for a while now and looking to get a full body respray, but needs the full works, stripping down, rust treating, priming then painting. Looking to keep it the original colour white with maybe a green roof to match the seat trim. I've had £600 worth of welding done so hopefully wouldn't need anymore! Just wondering what sort of price people think it would cost for the work? And if anybody knows if a good paint and body shop in Birmingham?

Cheers, Luke

#2 sonikk4

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 01:39 PM

This question gets asked so many times. Now you do get what you pay for and i have seen figures range from a couple of hundred to £6K +.

 

Whats your budget



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Posted 14 January 2015 - 01:40 PM

Whats your budget?  Take it and double it and add a bit more.  Then you will be able to work out how much it will cost :lol:



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Posted 14 January 2015 - 01:44 PM

To give you an idea of cost, i had an online quote of approx £1800. This was for a full inside and outside respray. All new panels fitted by me and NO rust. At the other end i had another quote of £6k and then there was VAT to add to that. Doing it myself now.



#5 LukeH

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 01:55 PM

I supplied my car stripped down i.e. no glass, no rubbers, locks etc and all the welding work was done. That set me back £1200 for retained colour (red with white roof) and didn't include the inside as it wasn't required. I also had to pay £40 each way to have someone transport it for me. 

 

If you want to keep the cost down you really need to do as much prep as possible yourself. Strip the glass out, take the locks off and do the rebuild yourself. Always factor in hidden costs for your rebuild. I ended up replacing all the window channels and rubbers in both front doors which cost about £70. Also bear in mind that on a new shiny paint job all the old stuff will look awful. I think I have just about replaced everything now including the bumpers, headlight bowls, wheels!

 

Luke.


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#6 Zara

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 02:23 PM

As above regarding the strip down to save costings...

 

We have a local mini friendly garage in Nottingham which isn't too far away who does excellent paint work and Minis are pretty much all he works on..

 

Daps at Surf Blue Garage is your man...

 

He's on facebook and easily found.



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Posted 14 January 2015 - 05:58 PM

You could try old skool minis as they appear to turn out some good cars, not sure what they are likely to charge, you really need to let someone see the car to get an accurate quote, I was told about £600 for a quick blow over in almond green by someone local to me but I would be doing all prep work. Decided the prep was the hardest bit so bought the paint and did it myself as was looking at £2-3k for anyone else to do it.

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 06:01 PM

Thanks for the knowledge guys. Ideally my budget would be around £1500. Happy to strip the trim, windows ect down myself but body really needs taking back to bare metal as it had a lot of rust when I brought it. So potentially looks like I need to save a little bit more!

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 06:20 PM

This is the sort of state it's in at the minute, just got a bit of primer where the panels have been replaced.

 

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#10 LukeH

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 08:45 PM

Get some Krust to treat the surface rust before it gets worse, available from Halfords and online. Also be aware that primer doesn't really protect the metal that well as it's porous so might want to consider painting it with something temporary to protect it.

I don't know the correct name but the plastic abbrasive wheels are really good and stripping back to bare metal without destorying the metal. Cost about £5.

#11 LukeH

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 08:51 PM

One of these;

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/400778593212

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 09:03 PM

I don't think you'd get any change out of £1500 to respray that down here but it could be up to £2K depending on how straight that quarter is. 



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Posted 14 January 2015 - 09:27 PM

Mine at Rust and Repairs in Northampton, Andys your man, doing a great job on my mini at a very fair price, hes one of our( TMF) traders. Give him a call. Mart.

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 09:02 PM

Cheers for the advice guys. Much appreciated

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 10:05 PM

Shop around for a respray - give companies a call and say you're looking for best price as you've had a few quotes. They'll use the usual 'you get what you pay for' line, but any reputable paint shop will do a good job.




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