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PostPost by: Grizzly » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:35 pm

prezoom wrote:So, from Wheeler Dealers to pushing a broom on Project Binky..............

Some would say quite a step up for Edd ;)

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PostPost by: jeff jackson » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:15 pm

So, from Wheeler Dealers to pushing a broom on Project Binky.


Not quite sure what you mean by this?

Anyway, I am not convinced by any of it.
To get the actual work done, pay the blokes that are employed by them to strip down and rebuild along with paying themselves, did they actually make anything? just over £2.5K is not a lot.
BTW where did the front fog lights go? Looks like they have pop riveted some plastic over the recesses! :?:
As for £3400 for a re-spray - that includes sorting the osmosis, surely something wrong. Dont forget this was a complete colour change, so every litle tiny bit of red would have to be removed, that is no small task.
Chroming is really eye wateringly expensive if you want it done right. £400 a bumper? That's what Ihave been told. Maybe all that chroming they had done (including that stupid bezel repair, if they actually did it) would cost about £1K.
If anyone can recommend a chromers who can do it cheaper with high long lasting quality, then please let the forum know!
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:07 pm

jeff jackson wrote:
So, from Wheeler Dealers to pushing a broom on Project Binky.


Not quite sure what you mean by this?.
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PostPost by: prezoom » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:41 pm

Chris, spot on!
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PostPost by: billwill » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:47 pm

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billwill wrote:It seem that paint shop knew what they were doing, but almost none of it was shown on screen. In reality, they must have scraped all the old red paint off before finishing or redoing the bodgy fibre-glass repair shown on telly. The quote of £3200 for all that work is ridiculously low, probably knocked 2 grand off the price for the advertising effect of appearing on telly.

Did they though? For all we know they DA's that off and painted it right over the old paint.... none of the prep was shown so we don't know if it was stripped back and fixed. There is a massive difference between restoring GRP and painting fresh new stuff...... Be very careful taking your car to guys that fit GRP kits because that doesn't necessarily mean they know how to fix Osmosis or stress cracks properly.

Thing with GRP is you can put a nice paint job over some really bad repairs and it will look good for about 500miles (until the body has flexed a few times) then you are back to square one.

Old Proverb..... Buy cheap, buy twice!!.


>In reality, they must have scraped all the old red paint off before finishing or redoing the bodgy fibre-glass repair shown on telly.

I based my assumption on the fact that the presenter spent quite a long part of his script explaining that painting Fibreglass bodies was a specialist job. So there was a presumption that this one was done right. Otherwise in a few years time when the 'buyer' sees his paint job deteriorating s/he will kick up an almighty stink.
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:04 pm

billwill wrote:I based my assumption on the fact that the presenter spent quite a long part of his script explaining that painting Fibreglass bodies was a specialist job. So there was a presumption that this one was done right. Otherwise in a few years time when the 'buyer' sees his paint job deteriorating s/he will kick up an almighty stink.

Yep... The guy knew there was a problem with the paint/GRP but only had a vague understanding of whats going on......... So, He said it was a Specialist job then didn't take it to a Specialist........ any back street garage could paint fresh GPR to a reasonable standard but not every one can repair 'old' deteriorating GRP to a standard that will last.

Don't forget the 'Specialist' will most likely have done that job for nothing...... The fact the Panels are off colour and it's been signed off by who ever does their QC to me shows the level of the job.
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