How much is a car respray?
This is a popular question among car forums and club sites and it very much depends on what it is you are looking for. There are cheap resprays where garages will just scuff your car over and paint it, the masking is often bad, the rust painted over and it will be just resprayed and out with no polishing etc.
There are also car resprays where the car is stripped to a shell of all trims including paint and then prepped and painted to a top class showroom finish, polished to perfection, flawless.
These are two ends of a very large spectrum of car respray quality, respraying a car can mean so many different things!
This is why it is so important to get a full car respray quote for exactly what it is YOU want!
It is not a useful exercise to go from bodyshop to bodyshop of ‘different quality’ then wonder why the car respray price is so different. A bodyshop which is just a guy in a shed with no spray booth will not be the same as a bodyshop with a spray booth, as the quality cannot be the same due to the working conditions and paint baking etc.
Our prices start at £750 (inc paint & materials) for an average condition small car and ranging up to £2000 for larger cars, same colour outside respray. Body repair work (e.g. larger dents and panel alignment) is charged at £22.50 per hour.
If you are serious about getting your car looking good again email us at bodyworkplusltd.com
Some customers prefer to give us their budget and we can then tell them what we can do for that money.
When cheap resprays go wrong.
Not so long ago a guy with a Mercedes came to us and said “will you respray my car even if someone else has already started it and done a bodge job?”
We are willing to take on any car regardless of what its condition even if someone has started it and made a right mess as we know we have the experience to put any car bodywork or paintwork right.
As you can see from the above photos, this car had been started by someone that did not have much of a clue about respraying a car and the reason the owner came to us. The primer is over the rust on the arches and the former guy had painted primer overspray on the door rubbers and door shuts etc…….not good at all as we had to wash it all off with paint thiners first before we started work. This is a classic ‘cheap respray’ often done by a non professional DIY guy that thinks car bodywork is easy but he just don’t make the grade.
Respraying a car on a budget.
There are always ways to keep car body respray prices down if a customer is on a budget. Masking up trims, leaving the bumpers on, things like that will all reduce the final car respray cost. It is up to you the customer at the end of the day, it’s your car and you know what it is you want.
There are some things that cannot and will not be compromised by us, quality materials and Max Meyer paints is one, doing the job the ‘right way’ is another. We can offer a great full car respray quote knowing that our quality is consistant, right everytime not just ‘now and again’. A good car respray price for a quality job is worth its weight in gold, we don’t rip our customers off with talking hype, we just give great value for money, after all money is tight at the moment…..for everyone and we know that!
The above photos show the kind of job we do, all in our spray booth. The car is prepped, sprayed and then polished….lovely.
If you want a car respray price just give us a call, our prices start at £750 for small cars.
Please remember car body respray prices vary from garage to garage, so does quality… greatly! So please do your research first.
Take a look through our website at the examples shown, all car respray photos are our work.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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