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 Post subject: Thinking of respraying my SH9 in WR Blue - Pics page 3
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:59 pm 
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My missus has scratched the side of the car above the rear wheel arch pretty bad whilst parking (against a concrete pillar :shock: ). Don't have a pic yet, but it's quite deep and certainly won't "buff out". It's been a few months now that I've left it like that, but I'm getting sick of looking ghetto so starting to think about fixing it.

Haven't got a quote yet, but I expect they'll need to respray a significant portion of the rear.. maybe even the entire side of the car.

So I thought perhaps I should just respray the entire car ... in a different colour. Always wanted WR Blue (mine is the other blue, not sure of the name - pic of the car below).

Never had any painting done, so some questions:
- Is it worth doing inside the doors, etc?
- If so, what's involved - is it a major job? How do they do it - I'm assuming they don't need to gut the interior of the car for this?
- I definitely don't want to take the engine out - will they be able to do 'as much as possible' around the engine in the engine bay without taking it out?
- How much for all this? I don't really want to go over 3-3.5k.
- Any recommended places in Sydney to get this done?
- Am I crazy for wanting to do this? :)

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 Post subject: Re: Thinking of respraying my SH9
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:23 pm 
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Your colour looks like Newport Blue.

If you don't take the engine out or do the door jams, it will not look right.

For a colour change, the whole car should be striped.

Why don't you take the opportunity to fix it up, sell it and upgrade to a WR blue SEdition.

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 Post subject: Re: Thinking of respraying my SH9
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:25 pm 
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If you are just wanting the scratch and possible dent fixed a panel shop would do the quarter/can't rail and possibly rear door depending on size of repair needed.

As for the colour change questions.
-personally if I was changin colour yes I would do inside doors otherwise it looks half job
- doors would need to come off. Windows out. But seats/ dash and carpet would more than likely stay in.
-usually just inner guards and under bonnet maybe radiator support.
-if going through a shop a color change can range from $7k-$12k. If not more pending how far and much you want done.
- any panel shop can do it realistically. Can take anywhere from 3 weeks-month or 2 pending how busy and what exactly you want done
-never crazy. Thinkin the same thing for mine.


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 Post subject: Re: Thinking of respraying my SH9
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:40 pm 
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Thanks for the replies.

I don't really want to go through the hassle of selling, buying another. Just had a look on carsales, average S-Edition price is around 30k. Considering I don't really need anything from the S-edition other than the colour (already have a TBE, VF52 and a tune coming up; and don't really care about the different box it has), it doesn't sound like it wouldn't make a lot of sense financially...

7k-12k sounds huge. I might just have to ring around and find out. Understand that anyone can do it; just after a recommendation, i.e. someone proven to do a good and a well-priced job :)

Edit: so does the engine normally have to come out for a colour change? Given my colour is also a type of 'blue', will it be 'close enough' / not really noticeable in certain hard-to-see places in the engine bay? Or is that wishful thinking :)


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 Post subject: Re: Thinking of respraying my SH9
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:58 pm 
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Depends how picky you are about the inside door colour.
I have a grey closed door job over black. So black door jams. And it doesn't bother me to much.

With both colours being blue it may now stand out to much.


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 Post subject: Re: Thinking of respraying my SH9
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:30 pm 
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Could just do this for the engine bay?
https://youtu.be/W0r9WPw-Ov8?t=2m49s

The inner guards could just stay a slightly different shade of blue.. Most will prob not notice.

Thinking about the door jambs, I'm leaning towards doing those, as they'll be a little more visible.


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 Post subject: Re: Thinking of respraying my SH9
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:43 pm 
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The thing I'll want to get right is the colour... :)

What are the different versions of 'WR Blue' out there?

Initially I thought I'd just paint it in the WR Blue that the S-Edition comes in, i.e. I believe it's the "02C" as listed here:
http://www.expresspaint.com/automotivet ... dModel=253

Then found a few other options, eg:

Apparently there's a "new" WR Blue from 2015 onwards, colour code "K7X" on this chart:
http://www.expresspaint.com/automotivet ... dModel=253

Also appears to be known as "07X" - differences discussed at length here:
http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1797577

And then there's also "Rally Blue Pearl" or "Sonic Blue" as it's also known that supposedly the 22B came in, "74F" on this chart:
http://www.expresspaint.com/automotivet ... dModel=254

Thoughts? :)


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 Post subject: Re: Thinking of respraying my SH9 in WR Blue (which ver of WRB?)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:13 pm 
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wrap it?

ExRex will have the code.

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 Post subject: Re: Thinking of respraying my SH9 in WR Blue (which ver of WRB?)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:22 pm 
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I thought (perhaps incorrectly) that wraps mostly produce matte colours. Is it possible to achieve a factory looking WR Blue with a wrap?


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 Post subject: Re: Thinking of respraying my SH9 in WR Blue (which ver of WRB?)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:42 am 
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yeah bro glossy wrap is common as.just need to find a good match for WRB

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