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Gormanston

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Bare Metal Respray in UK
« on: March 10, 2019, 10:23:51 »
Hi, can anyone recommend a good place to get a bare metal respray for mu 1967 250SL please?

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Re: Bare Metal Respray in UK
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 10:31:42 »
Hello and welcome

Pics of your car are required, obviously!

Is it prepped? Have a chat with Colin Ferns (has done mine)? If it's just a spray job, there must be any number of places you could go... I know folk who've had good experience with Chesterton Coachworks
James L
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Re: Bare Metal Respray in UK
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2019, 10:38:20 »
Hi, the car has been repainted at least twice. It has signs of filler and has some nice rust spiders in a number of places. The car is never likely to be sold so would like have it done properly, hence wanting a bare metal job. I’m not looking for it to be a show car, as want to still use it, but want it to be as good or better than it left the factory.

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Re: Bare Metal Respray in UK
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2019, 10:29:36 »
If there's paint on it, there'll be rust under it somewhere!

And getting that priced is like asking how long is a piece of string.
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Re: Bare Metal Respray in UK
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2019, 12:03:28 »
Hi

My belief for a bare metal respray it would be best to acid dip the car.   I know some are not keen on that approach.  Where I had it done, it was a two tank procedure one for paint removal and one for rust removal followed by a rust preventative procedure.  Since the car is dipped the rust is removed from areas that cannot be reached by other techniques.   Have attached photos of car after the dipping process.   


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Re: Bare Metal Respray in UK
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2019, 22:49:10 »
Stripping every last nut and bolt from a car and dipping it rather than a bare metal respirated will result in cost increase factor of 10.

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Re: Bare Metal Respray in UK
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 08:51:09 »
Lots of good body shops out there but price will depend on what you want exactly and if you are happy to do some of the work yourself. If you want to save money you could strip the car of its chrome etc and even paint strip the car in readiness? 
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Re: Bare Metal Respray in UK
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2019, 16:22:58 »
Interesting thread.  I have been working on my car body also, however I keep thinking to myself whether it would be just worth me getting it acid dipped and then just repair the metal that (hopefully), is left.....

It's not cheap though, especially if you want to have an electrophoretic coating afterwards which I believe is essential if you want to protect those inner box sections etc.

GeeMerc can I ask who did you use for the dipping process? Do you think it would still be suitable even though I have already repaired half the structural members of the car?


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Re: Bare Metal Respray in UK
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2019, 14:07:37 »
Is it expensive?

Agreed, there is a lot of work completely stripping everything down and removing each piece, and it will expose EVERYTHING which means you will have more metal to fix than imagined...


Around here it's about $2,000 for the unibody and an extra hundred for doors, bonnet, etc each