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    Need some help in respect to trying to find a decent bodywork specialist and sprayer for my coupe as i am hoping to sort it out early next year and want everything ready and priced up as i am working on my list of jobs to do.also i take it m3 trim fits my car no problem as i am hoping to replace the trim bit by bit and replace the window rubber surrounds as mine have perished quite badly so any links to a decent website would be most appreciated so i can get cracking.

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    ps-i live in kings lynn so any decent bodyshop within 50 miles would be great
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    It really depends on how much you pay and what your budget is. I've got a number of quotes for my E36. A place called Ultimate Styling in the Midlands quoted me £2000 for a respray and that didnt include doing under the bonnet, if i wanted to have underneith the bonnet done than that would have increased the total price to £2500. Now they're work was professional and I was impressed with some of the cars they had done. At the time I wanted my E36 to be white with a black top (roof, boot and bonnet) and they said that would cost within the region of £3000-£3500.

    If you wanted show stopping paint job, in which case you would probably only bring your car out on a dry sunny day then I'd recommend Power Park Auto's which is in Banbury in Oxford. I'll put the link below, they specialise in classic fords but they'll paint/restore anything from a cast iron table to a Mitsubishi Evo. I was more impressed with the later.
    The guy there showed me a mk1 Escort mexico and an Evo 5 he had resprayed and I was astonished. The paint looked like glass it was that shiny. They use paint which is around £100 per litre and they have been doing their trade for 15+ years. The guy had paid £10,000 for his Evo 5 to be resprayed to the standard that it was.

    As for your local area within a 50mile range try getting a number of quotes from different body repair shops and ask to see evidence of the quality of work they offer. But no matter where you go, you will get what you pay for. But you will probably be looking anywhere from £2,000-£3,500 for a proper job.
     
     

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    http://www.powerparkautos.co.uk/

    This is they're website and below is the link to the body shop which they do all of their work out of. I'd encourage you to scroll through the different projects to show how much can be involved with respraying a car properly to such a standard. Just so you can see what you'd be paying for.

    http://www.centralblastcleaning.co.uk/index2.php

    http://www.centralblastcleaning.co.u..._paintwork.php

    ^The second link is a price list for the different levels of service they offer.

    If you look at the car shell in orange on the left hand side of that page, that is what I mean by "the paintwork looked like glass", even if that paint was still wet there it definitly still looked like that when i saw the completed car when it was dry.
     
     

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    thanks mate,will check them out later and have decided to up my budget now as my plans have changed now as i have considered a turbo conversion or complete body makeover and smoothed to the hilt and low,decisions decisions
     
     

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    no problem a turbo conversion would be nice, depends what you would mainly want to use your car for. Turbo-great fun on track days : Body work-great for taking to shows. What colour is your coupe just out of interest?
     
     

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    calypso red and its just a work and fun car for me so no show car as cars need to be driven and not stuck in a garage.just gonna respray it the same color i think but smooth it off or do it white with a vinyl wrap(bugger i cant decide) and the missus says no to a turbo conversion after the scooby blowing up so just going to sit on it for a while
     
     

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    Theres a bloke i know whos going to do mine for £1000 all in and looking at his work its good


    TO DO LIST
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