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#1 Posted : 20 August 2020 10:07:02

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VW Beetle. The model is produced in red colour. I it possible to respray the parts to green please? Comments will be appreciated.
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Many people repaint their various car kits.
Some strip off all the original paint, some don't. It appears to make little difference as long as you finely sand the red colour and apply a good auto primer before top coats.

Roy.
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#3 Posted : 20 August 2020 11:47:40

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roymattblack wrote:
Many people repaint their various car kits.
Some strip off all the original paint, some don't. It appears to make little difference as long as you finely sand the red colour and apply a good auto primer before top coats.

Roy.

Thank youfor such a prompt reply JohnMann
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#4 Posted : 20 August 2020 15:58:57

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Hey John,

Another idea that I've seen somewhere on the forums, and one what I've considered myself, is taking the body parts to be resprayed to a body shop. I figure they have all the tools and equipment already, and should be able to provide a quality finish. While I would love to set up a large spray booth and do it all myself, my current living situation just doesn't allow it.

I think I would rather allow someone else to take credit for my smooth paint finish, than try to do it myself and end up with an orange peeled car full of cat hairs.
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#5 Posted : 20 August 2020 16:39:21

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I enquired about that at a local car body shop a few years ago when I found out how appalling the colour matching was on the Eaglemoss DB5 body parts.

After peeling my eyebrows off the roof, I decided I didn't want to pay anywhere between £200-£300 depending on the time it would take and that I'd have to pay for a full can of pro car paint even though I would only need a fraction of it.
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#6 Posted : 20 August 2020 19:44:20

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You also need to bear in mind that compared to the real thing this is quite a lot smaller, but body shops would still charge by the hour, up to £100 in some places
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#7 Posted : 20 August 2020 19:51:09

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CaptnBirdseye wrote:
You also need to bear in mind that compared to the real thing this is quite a lot smaller, but body shops would still charge by the hour, up to £100 in some places

I am sure you are right. Thank you
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#8 Posted : 20 August 2020 19:54:53

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bfam4t6 wrote:
Hey John,

Another idea that I've seen somewhere on the forums, and one what I've considered myself, is taking the body parts to be resprayed to a body shop. I figure they have all the tools and equipment already, and should be able to provide a quality finish. While I would love to set up a large spray booth and do it all myself, my current living situation just doesn't allow it.

I think I would rather allow someone else to take credit for my smooth paint finish, than try to do it myself and end up with an orange peeled car full of cat hairs.

Thank you
John Mann
#9 Posted : 20 August 2020 19:58:32

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roymattblack wrote:
Many people repaint their various car kits.
Some strip off all the original paint, some don't. It appears to make little difference as long as you finely sand the red colour and apply a good auto primer before top coats.

Roy.


Thank you
John Mann
#10 Posted : 20 August 2020 20:01:41

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roymattblack wrote:
I enquired about that at a local car body shop a few years ago when I found out how appalling the colour matching was on the Eaglemoss DB5 body parts.

After peeling my eyebrows off the roof, I decided I didn't want to pay anywhere between £200-£300 depending on the time it would take and that I'd have to pay for a full can of pro car paint even though I would only need a fraction of it.


Thank you
John Mann
#11 Posted : 20 August 2020 20:03:24

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roymattblack wrote:
Many people repaint their various car kits.
Some strip off all the original paint, some don't. It appears to make little difference as long as you finely sand the red colour and apply a good auto primer before top coats.

Roy.



Thank you
John Mann
#12 Posted : 20 August 2020 20:07:31

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CaptnBirdseye wrote:
You also need to bear in mind that compared to the real thing this is quite a lot smaller, but body shops would still charge by the hour, up to £100 in some places


Thank you
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#13 Posted : 20 August 2020 20:31:39

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You can get great results yourself just using real car rattle cans if you take your time.
I've used rattle cans on all of my own 1/8 scratch builds.
Here's a C Type I built for someone a few years ago.
All painted with rattle cans.
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