Looking for body car painting

lsm1991

1,000 RPM
Senior Member

lsm1991

1,000 RPM
Senior Member
Sep 30, 2011
1,464
183
1,663
PJ
My current paint is ok, original from factory since 1999. Just that recently, rust problems started to appear on roof and rear bonnet. Minor dents and scratches can also be found on the side of the car body. So, I was thinking, I should respray the car some time in the future, probably next year or 2 years later.

But when it comes to respray, I wonder should I go for expensive ones like the RM6k that I mentioned earlier which looks impressive or just settle with some RM1k-RM2k paint. I saw before those ordinary respray and they do look terrible. They have some sort of matte look on it when I look at the paint up close. The RM6k paint Wira that I mentioned totally don't have such signs.
@_@ now im scared...... most ppl quoted me around the 2.5k region (other than 2 crazy fellas, 1.6k and 8k), now i know, i have to ask if thats the good stuff or the cheap stuff....
 

6UE5t

6,000 RPM
Senior Member

6UE5t

6,000 RPM
Senior Member
Oct 8, 2010
6,756
1,299
1,713
Kuala Lumpur
If just to repaint bumpers & skirting, normally I just go with the cheapest, as long as the color matches and shiny enough then I'm happy! The last time I just went with a Groupon deal for only like rm100 per panel to repaint my skirting. :biggrin: Why so? Because bumpers & skirting will often get scratches and chips again (especially as my car is also lowered), so I never want to pay much for those.

For body then may consider better quality ones, but normally I'm also not that particular with high quality expensive stuff like Glasurit etc2. I'm always looking for reasonable value for money stuff. But I'm very particular on the color matching, really itchy to even a slight difference in shade or metallic reflections.
 

6UE5t

6,000 RPM
Senior Member

6UE5t

6,000 RPM
Senior Member
Oct 8, 2010
6,756
1,299
1,713
Kuala Lumpur
@_@ now im scared...... most ppl quoted me around the 2.5k region (other than 2 crazy fellas, 1.6k and 8k), now i know, i have to ask if thats the good stuff or the cheap stuff....
Problem is how would you know if it's good stuff or cheap stuff?? A shop can quote you a good stuff price but then paint using cheap stuff and you would not know until a few years down the road!
 

RENESIS VIII

7,000 RPM
Senior Member

RENESIS VIII

7,000 RPM
Senior Member
Jun 13, 2012
7,063
950
1,713
Ipoh
@_@ now im scared...... most ppl quoted me around the 2.5k region (other than 2 crazy fellas, 1.6k and 8k), now i know, i have to ask if thats the good stuff or the cheap stuff....
8k for paint? What sort of godly level paint is that?

By the way, I have seen before a white Gallardo Spyder up close with a low quality paint job. Just like what I described earlier. From a far, it still looks fine like metallic paint. But when I am near the car, the paint looks funny because it had that matte look to it. Doesn't look as reflective as stock paint from factory. Sounds funny to me because if you own a Lamborghini, why do you go for a paint job like this. Or that could be the work from a second hand car dealer assuming the car is on sale before. I'll put a picture here and see if you can notice what I mean or not.



If just to repaint bumpers & skirting, normally I just go with the cheapest, as long as the color matches and shiny enough then I'm happy! The last time I just went with a Groupon deal for only like rm100 per panel to repaint my skirting. :biggrin: Why so? Because bumpers & skirting will often get scratches and chips again (especially as my car is also lowered), so I never want to pay much for those.

For body then may consider better quality ones, but normally I'm also not that particular with high quality expensive stuff like Glasurit etc2. I'm always looking for reasonable value for money stuff. But I'm very particular on the color matching, really itchy to even a slight difference in shade or metallic reflections.
I think bumpers and skirting is fine to use cheaper paint. They won't have rust problems unlike metal parts. And these parts can be replaced. The metal parts should be given more emphasis because they are prone to rust and they are difficult to be replaced.
 

Attachments

6UE5t

6,000 RPM
Senior Member

6UE5t

6,000 RPM
Senior Member
Oct 8, 2010
6,756
1,299
1,713
Kuala Lumpur
sad..... will remember install mudflaps and apply stickers/lips over the bumper and skirts after i paint my car
Hahaha no need to be so sayang la, later you'd still get hit by stones & sands from trucks anyway! Just take those scratches & chips as battle scars! :biggrin:
 

fazidk

3,000 RPM
Senior Member

fazidk

3,000 RPM
Senior Member
Nov 18, 2003
3,163
413
5,183
8k for paint? What sort of godly level paint is that?

By the way, I have seen before a white Gallardo Spyder up close with a low quality paint job. Just like what I described earlier. From a far, it still looks fine like metallic paint. But when I am near the car, the paint looks funny because it had that matte look to it. Doesn't look as reflective as stock paint from factory. Sounds funny to me because if you own a Lamborghini, why do you go for a paint job like this. Or that could be the work from a second hand car dealer assuming the car is on sale before. I'll put a picture here and see if you can notice what I mean or not.



Ermmmm just FYI bro there's x metallic for white paint...anyway if d car was in a use car dealer then chances are they had d car touched up hence d problem u describe..OR it possibly be becoz d car been stationary quite a while n no care was taken...:hmmmm:
 

fazidk

3,000 RPM
Senior Member

fazidk

3,000 RPM
Senior Member
Nov 18, 2003
3,163
413
5,183
Main cld be either solid,pearl or crystal (for white)..
 

lsm1991

1,000 RPM
Senior Member

lsm1991

1,000 RPM
Senior Member
Sep 30, 2011
1,464
183
1,663
PJ
Problem is how would you know if it's good stuff or cheap stuff?? A shop can quote you a good stuff price but then paint using cheap stuff and you would not know until a few years down the road!
macam ni lagi takut man.... hmm will probably go to a shop with a good rep like faidik here, atleast x kene chop unknowingly
 

lsm1991

1,000 RPM
Senior Member

lsm1991

1,000 RPM
Senior Member
Sep 30, 2011
1,464
183
1,663
PJ
ohh ya fazidk, does it cost alot more to add metal flake to a paint job?
 

ken yeang

6,000 RPM
Senior Member

ken yeang

6,000 RPM
Senior Member
Feb 2, 2006
6,618
1,327
1,713
next time, before deciding to paint, or deciding which shop to go for painting, what brand......hire Fazidk as car paint-consultant. He will have double income later.
 

fazidk

3,000 RPM
Senior Member

fazidk

3,000 RPM
Senior Member
Nov 18, 2003
3,163
413
5,183
ohh ya fazidk, does it cost alot more to add metal flake to a paint job?
Yeah bro it does cost higher...by how much depends on d kind of 'flakes' u want..it does come in variety of colors,types n grades
 

fazidk

3,000 RPM
Senior Member

fazidk

3,000 RPM
Senior Member
Nov 18, 2003
3,163
413
5,183
next time, before deciding to paint, or deciding which shop to go for painting, what brand......hire Fazidk as car paint-consultant. He will have double income later.
Haha bro I recommend my own place la like that...
 

RENESIS VIII

7,000 RPM
Senior Member

RENESIS VIII

7,000 RPM
Senior Member
Jun 13, 2012
7,063
950
1,713
Ipoh
Ermmmm just FYI bro there's x metallic for white paint...anyway if d car was in a use car dealer then chances are they had d car touched up hence d problem u describe..OR it possibly be becoz d car been stationary quite a while n no care was taken...:hmmmm:
I got my words wrong. I thought the normal white is also called metallic. What I noticed in the Gallardo is, the paint doesn't reflect as well as cars with white factory paint. It is just not that glossy.

Here's a photo of the Wira with RM6k paint. A bit difficult to notice the metal flake here.

 

Attachments

lsm1991

1,000 RPM
Senior Member

lsm1991

1,000 RPM
Senior Member
Sep 30, 2011
1,464
183
1,663
PJ
I got my words wrong. I thought the normal white is also called metallic. What I noticed in the Gallardo is, the paint doesn't reflect as well as cars with white factory paint. It is just not that glossy.

Here's a photo of the Wira with RM6k paint. A bit difficult to notice the metal flake here.

I would be hard pressed to call that a Wira anymore....:biggrin:
 

RENESIS VIII

7,000 RPM
Senior Member

RENESIS VIII

7,000 RPM
Senior Member
Jun 13, 2012
7,063
950
1,713
Ipoh
Total amount spend on that Wira far exceeds its current value... I would even say it exceeded its original factory value too.
 

vr2turbo

Beyond 20,000 RPM!
Helmet Clan
Moderator

vr2turbo

Beyond 20,000 RPM!
Helmet Clan
Moderator
May 11, 2010
29,953
8,371
1,713
Petaling Jaya
Total amount spend on that Wira far exceeds its current value... I would even say it exceeded its original factory value too.
Mod and transplanted have higher value when have right buyer. If normal standard wira then lower value....:smokin:
 

fazidk

3,000 RPM
Senior Member

fazidk

3,000 RPM
Senior Member
Nov 18, 2003
3,163
413
5,183
Well if u want a good shine that last long u need:
1. A good sprayer
2. Proper/correct mixture of paint
3. Proper/correct mixture of paint n thinner
4. Good quality lacquer
5. Good quality thinner (both normal n 2k thinner) AND
6. Make sure d prep is properly done..x point spending on good quality products when d initial prep work is x up to par..but x la expect a 30k result for a 2-3k job..:biggrin:
 

RENESIS VIII

7,000 RPM
Senior Member

RENESIS VIII

7,000 RPM
Senior Member
Jun 13, 2012
7,063
950
1,713
Ipoh
Mod and transplanted have higher value when have right buyer. If normal standard wira then lower value....:smokin:
Slightly higher but won't be able to cover the costs spent. The paint alone is RM6k if what my friend said is true. The Brembo cost a lot too.
 

vr2turbo

Beyond 20,000 RPM!
Helmet Clan
Moderator

vr2turbo

Beyond 20,000 RPM!
Helmet Clan
Moderator
May 11, 2010
29,953
8,371
1,713
Petaling Jaya
Since I know my Wira can't be sold for any value, might as well keep it running for the next 10 years ma. Don't want to get new car and pay installment every month. Rather fix and experiment with new things on this Wira.
Standard wira no need RM6k paint lah.......:driver:
 

vr2turbo

Beyond 20,000 RPM!
Helmet Clan
Moderator

vr2turbo

Beyond 20,000 RPM!
Helmet Clan
Moderator
May 11, 2010
29,953
8,371
1,713
Petaling Jaya
Well if u want a good shine that last long u need:
1. A good sprayer
2. Proper/correct mixture of paint
3. Proper/correct mixture of paint n thinner
4. Good quality lacquer
5. Good quality thinner (both normal n 2k thinner) AND
6. Make sure d prep is properly done..x point spending on good quality products when d initial prep work is x up to par..but x la expect a 30k result for a 2-3k job..:biggrin:
Correct, prep is very important. Like putty work, sanding down skill. Some paint job I have seen when you get the car looks perfect, then after a week or two the sanding lines appears and you cannot get rid of it, because it is under the paint layer....:banghead:
 

RENESIS VIII

7,000 RPM
Senior Member

RENESIS VIII

7,000 RPM
Senior Member
Jun 13, 2012
7,063
950
1,713
Ipoh
Well if u want a good shine that last long u need:
1. A good sprayer
2. Proper/correct mixture of paint
3. Proper/correct mixture of paint n thinner
4. Good quality lacquer
5. Good quality thinner (both normal n 2k thinner) AND
6. Make sure d prep is properly done..x point spending on good quality products when d initial prep work is x up to par..but x la expect a 30k result for a 2-3k job..:biggrin:
Means it depends on who is the sprayer as well? Now that is more difficult than getting good quality products.
 

vr2turbo

Beyond 20,000 RPM!
Helmet Clan
Moderator

vr2turbo

Beyond 20,000 RPM!
Helmet Clan
Moderator
May 11, 2010
29,953
8,371
1,713
Petaling Jaya
Want something that lasts. Don't want rust problem again. Don't know what to do if main body got rust.
The roof needs replacement. My ex wira had same problem. My friend grind until bare metal on both side, means from outside and inside. Change the glue holding the sheet and frame, paint anti rust paint before respray paint and clear coat. After about 8 months started to come back.....:banghead::banghead:
 

6UE5t

6,000 RPM
Senior Member

6UE5t

6,000 RPM
Senior Member
Oct 8, 2010
6,756
1,299
1,713
Kuala Lumpur
Means it depends on who is the sprayer as well? Now that is more difficult than getting good quality products.
Yes it is depending a lot on the workmanship too, I might even think it's more important the materials. Good materials but not coupled with good workmanship will not result good too. However normal std materials but done with good workmanship might result better.