Colour Change on 458

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by BAD 130Y, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. BAD 130Y

    BAD 130Y Formula Junior

    Mar 29, 2004
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    R Koli
    Help required to change colour on a early 458 which is in nero daytona and needs to be changed to Tour de France or Blu swaters ( i think i spelt it right).

    I know loads of bodyshops will take the job on and it will be just another car through thier workshop but i was wondering if there is any one who is willing to take this on as a pet project.
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  3. greyboxer

    greyboxer F1 World Champ

    Dec 8, 2004
    South East
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    Does that mean you don't want to pay for it !
  4. BAD 130Y

    BAD 130Y Formula Junior

    Mar 29, 2004
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    R Koli
    No of course want to pay for it but not what bodyshops wanna charge
  5. Bas Jaski

    Bas Jaski Three Time F1 World Champ

    Mar 24, 2008
    South Pacific
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    Do it right or don't do it at all.

    To do it properly there is a LOT of preperation involved. Any decent job would cost over £5K to around 10K.

    Otherwise get a professional wrap done...
  6. daytona355

    daytona355 F1 World Champ

    Mar 25, 2009
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    Sid Korshak
    A wrap is the way to go, then when selling it, purchasers have an option, and the original paint stays pristine
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  8. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

    Mar 15, 2004
    12cylinder town
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    wrap dont come off that easy
  9. daytona355

    daytona355 F1 World Champ

    Mar 25, 2009
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    Sid Korshak
    But a lot easier than having a total re spray overall, cheaper too. Depends on who does it for you.
  10. RS man

    RS man Formula Junior

    Nov 30, 2008
    Not to mention devaluing the car
  11. Daytonafan

    Daytonafan F1 Rookie

    Oct 18, 2003
    Surrey, England
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    Alternatively sell the black one and buy a TDF one.
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  13. Harrydino

    Harrydino Karting

    Apr 9, 2013
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    I'm always sceptical about cars that have had colour changes. Agree with the wrap or sell and buy a TDF car
  14. DK308

    DK308 F1 Rookie

    Aug 13, 2013
    Europe, way north.
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    I wouldn't touch it with a stick if it had a colour change done. The problem is also, that in order to get the whole car painted, you'll need to tear EVERYTHING out and disassemble it completely. A half painted car is a half arsed job, no matter if it visible during normal running conditions or not.

    Don't do it, and certainly not if you don't want to pay for it. What's up with that anyway? You're a 458 owner, but you won't fork out the money to make sure you have a proper respray done? No paint/bodyshop who is really good, will take a 458 as a "pet project". Why would they do that? Because it's a Ferrari? C'mon, snap out of it!!! If you want a brilliant painter to paint for free, you will need to show up in something spectacular and different not "just" a 458.
  15. DM18

    DM18 F1 Rookie

    Apr 29, 2005
    Hong Kong
    Changing colour is no big deal. I would let the Ferrari dealer do it as then it is documented that it is a simple colour change rather than part of an accident repair. Changing colour from a stock colour to a special order colour is understandable and probably ultimately cost effective.
  16. houtie123

    houtie123 Formula Junior

    Dec 9, 2007
    Cape Town, RSA
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    Agree with DK308. Most potential buyers would view a colour change as no go territory, regardless of reason. Resale would be a *****. If you don't like it, trade it.

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