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    To keep the costs down at the body shop i have decided to do most of the prep work myself.

    What i would like to know is what is included in prep work. I know i'll have to make minor repairs and strip off the old paint and sand, but sould i prime with cans?

    i have done this before and done a good job on most cars.

    What do you guys think?

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    I would be surprised if a sprayer would let you prep, seeing as it has such an effect on the finish.

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    best to let them do it else if the paint starts to peel or bubble they may say it was your prep work

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmac View Post
    best to let them do it else if the paint starts to peel or bubble they may say it was your prep work
    very true guys. i'll leave it for them.

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    Where you taking the panels mate?

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    not sure yet. but car is off the road now as selling parts.

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    Shame your not down south. i know a man that will spray the whole front end for £225.
    Bonnet, Wings and bumper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crespo View Post
    Shame your not down south. i know a man that will spray the whole front end for £225.
    Bonnet, Wings and bumper.
    thats a good price

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keithy View Post
    thats a good price
    I know and he does a good job as well. he did my old focus when i tidy'd it up from a really bad spray job. (not by me i might add).

    Speak to some car lots and ask where they get there cars painted. I found my guy from a recomendation from a scrap yard of all places.
    The cheapest quote i had got before was £600.

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