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Old 12-01-2006, 11:37 AM   #1
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Respraying a Van

I'm going to look at a van this weekend....a 71 dormobile from a guy at work. It's just had some welding done....and he says it needs spraying.

My question is this......how much will that cost me? ...I know, I know, how long is a peice of string, but I'd like to have a ballpark figure in my head. It's not going to be a show car or anything.....just wants a spray over the outside in the original colour.

Failing that......anyone local(ish) who you would recommend I ring for quotes?

Maybe someone even knows the van?....he's a local Lad...Neil Foster his name is. The van was at Vfestival last year .....'twas a blue one.
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Old 12-01-2006, 12:38 PM   #4
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a cheap blow over will cost around 600. Materials to paint a van are in the region of 150 at least depending on colours and quality.

A good respray is around 2-3000.

The cost comes from lots of materials (around 500) and lots of labour in prep work (many many hours).

You can often get the costs down by doing the prep work yourself but this can make or break a paint job.

If your not fussed about finish and just want some colour on your van you could always hand paint in household exterior gloss (around 10 plus a gloss roller) or in coach paint (around 30 plus a paintbrush).
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Wow. Thanks for the quick and informative reply!

I'll take that into consideration when looking at it. There is no way I would do the prep work myself though.....
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pretty much what rapidresto says

all depends what needs doing to the body once you get the original paint off, thats where all the labour costs go!

you may find that sanding the whole van in some 2000 grit wet n dry and buffing it up will bring the finish up but is hard to say without seeing it.
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last one I got painted was 1k - self prep & twas a top job
Even doing stuff like stripping the van etc will help cut the costs. Most of the time/ is in the prep (took 6 weeks of evenings for the above one) so it depends on how well the welding's been done tbh

If you give them a complete van to strip, prep paint & refit youre probably looking at 2-3k for a good job
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