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Old 17th January 2018, 03:09 PM
sean sherry sean sherry is offline
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Cool Paint or Wrap ?

My new Toy is a 1974 Montesa Trials Bike . In restored condition with the Tank in a nice Green Irish colour But there is a 50 cent piece size bubble on the side reminiscent of an Air bubble in Vinyl Wrapping. Hard to tell the difference. Turned out to be paint, an older Porsche Colour , via a magic machine at Porsche recommended Painter in Hotham St. Artarmon. The device reads and identifies giving the paint Code. They supplied free of charge a generous touch up sample.
Moral to story is that I learnt, a Vinyl Wrap for a car is around $5000 or get a re- Paint at 3..4 ..5 times that. A lower cost wrapping of the bike tank would have been problematic because of the different curves in the shape.
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Old 16th February 2018, 05:31 PM
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Default Re: Paint or Wrap ?

I don't know why resprays are apparently so costly ATM. They still do a crap job but now want to charge 4 times what it would've cost 10 years ago!

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Old 16th February 2018, 06:55 PM
sean sherry sean sherry is offline
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Could not agree more Mark . few years ago I was quoted $15,000 to paint an MGA A small Convertible Car ( No roof ) with no chrome and in quite good condition. No thanks !
I cut it back with a reasonable result and had no problem selling it.
Another quote of $1,500 to paint a Pearl White Subaru front Bumper , was done for $300 by another quality Shop, First guy was full of """""" we need to match the Bonnet etc., etc. in case it doesn't match.
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