Re-paint or leave original

Discussion in '348/355' started by Boaf 32, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Aug 6, 2003
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    Did you wrap the clear bra under the nose too? People ask why didn't clear bra mine when it was freshly painted, and it's because the scraping on the bottom of the bumper would end up leaving shredded plastic dangling under the car.
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  3. phrogs

    phrogs F1 Veteran
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    Have you figured out what paint was used for the black out paint yet and is this a ppg car or glasurit?

    I havent gone and tried to get a match yet for my repaint.
  4. 97 Spider

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    I think it really really depends on where you are in the country and what labor costs run there. I've paid $20k several times for show quality paint on muscle car restorations I've done. I've also spent $3500 on supplies and done it myself with ever improving results. Being in Montana a good paint shop has you over a barrel on what they want to charge you.
    I had a guy from Texas come and pick up one on my cars he had bought and when he saw the $20k+ paint bill he told me he could get the same job done for half that in Texas. He got me I touch with a guy and I would have been able to ship a car from Montana to Texas and back to get it painted and still save several thousand dollars. I never did it though as I just started painting my own at that time.
  5. Dave rocks

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    I have not. We used Hot Rod black on my last but it was too glossy.

    Jim (INTMD8) told me what his shop used but I did not try it.
  6. Boaf 32

    Boaf 32 Formula Junior

    Aug 23, 2016
    It is a smooth dent but I doubt it.
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  8. Challenge

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    #31 Challenge, Nov 17, 2016
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    One of the reasons I bought the Spider I did was the paint. It was (and is) basically flawless. The previous owner wanted a "show car" and had a full repaint done by one of the only FNA-certified body shops in North America (Karosserie). Impeccable work. I have a 4-page letter from them detailing the work if and when I ever sell.

    Fresh PPG Rosso Corsa 322 DS, seats recovered and a new windshield was $30K. This was 2008. I can only imagine what this costs today.

    PS - I forgot the exact #, but there are something like 20 different variants of Rosso Corsa over the years, so you need a shop that knows exactly what they are doing.
  9. Dave rocks

    Dave rocks F1 World Champ

    Nov 23, 2012
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    Karosserie does excellent work. My Maserati GT had the entire front clip repainted by them prior to my purchase (Algar) for $3500.00. Seems they charge dealers much less than individuals. I considered them for refinishing wheels and to be honest, Steve turned me off as he would never call back or get on the phone. I don't like chasing people I wish to do business with.

    Richard Mullin used to run the shop and now has his own place and he does amazing work but is very backup up. He is rebuilding a Muira from ground up and I mean fabricating a ton of the frame and body sheet metal. He is basically building the car from scratch. We are refinished the air vents for him. The guy is a master craftsman.
  10. FerrariCognoscenti

    FerrariCognoscenti Formula Junior

    Jan 19, 2021
    Can you share what shop you used?
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  13. Joshman0531

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    I did the same and I am about to have the bumper resprayed due to rock chips and fiber glass chips. No one is looking for "aged patina" 355s, which doesn't mean you need to repaint it. I am only saying that because you won't harm yourself if you paint bumpers etc to keep it how you like it. IMO

    They are what they are...the best sounding V8s. Timeless :D
  14. WATSON

    WATSON F1 World Champ
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