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Post by GrantGTCv8 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:33 pm

Where is the best place to have my Gtc resprayed and at what cost am I expecting?.
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Post by philhoward » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:40 pm

Welcome!

Depends on your budget to be honest - from a 1k blowover that won’t last a year to 12-15k that’ll last until petrol runs out and anything between.

I’d say have a word with speedy555 on here - he’s painted an awful lot of cars and seems to have a lot of satisfied customers for what they’ve paid.. I think he’s booked up for about a year which probably tells you all you need to know.


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Post by AJL Electronics » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:33 pm

philhoward wrote:
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Depends on your budget to be honest - from a 1k blowover that won’t last a year to 12-15k that’ll last until petrol runs out and anything between.

Concur with Phil. Fibreglass painting is a particular skill and few bodyshops will do them because it requires much more work as well as different material knowledge, particularly when it comes to microblistering.

Speedy and myself have that knowledge and we have both turned out high quality jobs that last. That doesn't come cheap either. A typical nice Scimitar job is going to cost £6k plus. A blowover with no warranty whatever would be approaching £3K. A concours job, budget for £10k plus.


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Post by drcdb15 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:12 pm

If you read round a lot of Scimitar literature, web sites and so on, you'll find a number of places that seem to have a good reputation for Scimitar resprays. Apart from the two already mentioned I can think of Spa Garage in Leamington, Barry Herber in Norfolk, and Avon Classic Cars in Weston-Super-Mare, all of which have produced worked reported positively in the Scimitar forums and magazines. There are also places that have tended to specialise in other GRP-bodied marques such as Lotus, TVR and kit cars. Along the south coast there are several GRP specialists who focus on marine vessels but also offer classic car services.

I think the price reflects not so much the spraying, which is fairly constant from one car to another, as the preparation required. I had MB61 done fairly recently and it required relatively minor repair work and then relatively minor preparation, given it had some blistering, though not massively bad, and had been sprayed not so long ago by a previous owner. If you look at Dave Speed's Facebook page you'll see pictures of what many would regard as complete basket cases, which have needed huge amounts of repair work from collision damage, previous botched paint jobs, very severe blistering and so on. These would require correspondingly huge amounts of preparative work, and obviously much higher costs.

As Andy says, the sky's the limit with some firms. I've seen places that work with Ferraris, Rolls, Lambos and the like citing prices around £30,000 or more using all sorts of fancy ovens, UV-curing, special paints, you name it. Fortunately the Scimitar fraternity seem a little more in the real world that most of us inhabit :lol: So you need to consider how far are you prepared to travel, how much can you afford to pay, how much is the car worth to you, how urgently do you want the job done, and how much preparation will the sprayer have to do before the final coat?

Once you have that clear in your mind, then you need to start phoning around, and sending photos of the car as it is today, to start getting estimates. Also remember that at sensible prices, you're unlikely to get any sort of lifetime guarantee with the work, owing to the inherently unpredictable nature of Scimitar GRP.


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Post by speedy555 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:23 pm

Im more than happy to answer any questions if you drop me a line here, or go to my website www.ssgclassics.co.uk , but yes I'm booked up until about March 2021 at the moment. Perhaps need a price increase, or need to work faster :)


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Post by AJL Electronics » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:34 pm

You are always on holiday Dave! :mrgreen:


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Post by speedy555 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:46 pm

AJL Electronics wrote:
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You are always on holiday Dave! :mrgreen:

Only perk of being self employed these days :) :)


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Post by Alex B » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:51 pm

drcdb15 wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:12 pm
Avon Classic Cars in Weston-Super-Mare
Thank you for the mention, I wasn't aware we were still known around these parts! :lol:

Realistically 90% of scimitars need a paintstrip as they'll either have blisters or too many old resprays to ensure a good, stable finish. For a paints trip and respray on a gtc you'd be looking at somewhere around £8k but bare in mind a lot of the parts removed will either break on removal or look poor when refitted to fresh paintwork so budget for things like new seals, window weatherstrips, window rubbers, refurbing the heater blowers as they'll come off with the front bumper and the mounts usually shear.

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Post by Dennis Nicholas » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:14 pm

GrantGTCv8 wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:33 pm
Where is the best place to have my Gtc resprayed and at what cost am I expecting?.
Regards Grant.
Where are you located?


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Post by GrantGTCv8 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:49 pm

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Post by AJL Electronics » Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:05 pm

Speedy Dave is closet to you then. Get him to give you a vague idea of price. Bear in mind that a quote is not an option!


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Post by rjudcsx » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:17 pm

Hello Grant , is your GTC green by any chance ? Regards Richard .



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Post by rjudcsx » Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:57 pm

The reason for my odd question is that in my pursuit of a Scimitar late last year I saw a GTC in a garage local to us , Dickenson Motors Leverton , spoke to the owner who turned out to be the son of a chap I knew many years ago Tony Dickenson , raced Skoda Coupes [ Lola underneath a fiberglass shell ] in Special Sallons . Sadley Tony has passed away . The GTC was what I would call BRG ,very sound but suffering from micro blisters and required a new f pump ,manuel , not galvanised . Tonys son said he was not going to sell it until he had replaced the pump but he was not in a rush at that time , I then came across the 5a which was my first choice anyway , just wondered if that is your car now .Regards Richard .



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Post by scimjim » Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:03 pm

rjudcsx wrote:
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I saw a GTC in a garage local to us , Dickenson Motors Leverton
was it LFV?


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