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#78295
Respray 1 Year, 3 Months ago Karma: 0
Hi all

Anyone had any expirience getting an mr2 re sprayed in Ireland or could anyone recommend a good sprayer?
I've had my 2 for 10years having imported it myself from Japan. It's a mk2 Rev2 GT turbo. Having spent years t cutting to keep it shiny, I have resided myself to the fact that it needs a total respray. Some of the panels are very badly faded with some laquer peel and a few chips of paint missing. The car itself is mechanically sound and has never given me any trouble. I look after it and service it at least twice a year and it's time to get it looking the part again. The car is red and I want it re sprayed the same colour but understandably I want the best job possible done. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Also does anyone have any idea what it might cost? I am imagining 2.5k for a proper job. Thanks in advance.
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#78299
Re: Respray 1 Year, 3 Months ago Karma: 114
I am in the exact same position - There are a couple of threads worth reading over on backroads.ie was looking at them yesterday.
When are u thinking of getting yours done?
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#78303
Re: Respray 1 Year, 3 Months ago Karma: 34
ha i imported my red rev 2 gts from Japan 10 years ago and it's due a respray. i've t-cut and waxed and done a lot of the mechanical work myself (heavy stuff to the pros) but it has lacquer peeling here and there and wings and bonnet are fading beyond what a buff can sort out.

i'm looking into getting storage and stripping and sanding it and maybe get it to primer. if you do this you should save at least half your labour bills. you'd want to put an month aside it's a lot of work to do right tho!

and dont cheap out on the paint or lacquer or you'll be doing it again in a couple of years!

i've been looking at this colour, C7P Lightening Red:


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10 litres from mr. T would not be cheap!

my last buff and wax:


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lasted about a month and then back to a lovely shade of pink :kiss:
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#78309
Re: Respray 1 Year, 3 Months ago Karma: 14
IF YOUR car laquer is peeling,sounds like your car has already been sprayed,as original mr2 paint shouldnt peel back,most peeling only came along when waterbase paints where put onto cars,and our cars where manufactured before waterbase was sprayed on manufacturing line,if your car is red then fading to pink,means your car was sprayed with a non clear over base cheap paint,the suns rays are causing your car to oxidise,i have a 1997 mr2 after a polish and wax car looks like day it came out off factory,even after been used over the winter,and never fades back,i dont recommend doing your car to primer stage yourself,unless your a good qualified panel beater,if you guys realy interested in getn your cars sprayed proper,pm me,will see if i can get your cars fitted in to be done,as busy at moment doing a 1978 porsche 911 turbo,myself and my father have been in the panel beating trade with over 60 years experience between us,we mostly now just do vintage cars,for shows,but will try help out guys on this mr2 club as im in it,ps we are based by waterford.each car will be priced on the condition its in now,so car will have to be shown to us first,wontbe giving quotes over phone.
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#78311
Re: Respray 1 Year, 3 Months ago Karma: 0
Hi all

Really appreciate the Replys. Hoping to get it all sorted for the start of the summer. Could do with a month 2 get the funds right! I like the Lightning red ceramic power posted. Had considered trying to get as close to Ferrari red as possible. My car is almost completely unmodified and i plan to keep it that way, it's running very well and puts out more than enough power for me but the paint is really letting it down over the last few years. Can't wait to get it mint again. Need the alloys refurbished, paint done and I was considering reupholstering the seats in either the same half leather or perhaps full leather. Seats not too bad right now though. Everything else is good.
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#78313
Re: Respray 1 Year, 3 Months ago Karma: 0
Not sure if it was ever resprayed. If it was it was a lousy job as it didn't last long!!
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#78319
Re: Respray 1 Year, 3 Months ago Karma: 34
Mine was resprayed in Japan but you see a lot of pink hi-aces and starlets about tho must mean Toyota weren't putting in the effort on the paintline
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#78341
Re: Respray 1 Year, 3 Months ago Karma: 4
All toyotas fade to pink its earned the nickname of Toyota racing red. Im a panel beater/ sprayer and you wouldnt believe the amount of old red toyotas we get for paint correction. If anyone is near clare and looking for work done the company I work for offers a 5 year warranty on all of our work. Feel free to pm me if you want more info as I dont know how the admin would feel about me advertising the company i work for
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#78347
Re: Respray 1 Year, 3 Months ago Karma: 4
Hi butler_767,

Where are you based ?

Thanks
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#78351
Re: Respray 1 Year, 3 Months ago Karma: 4
Based in ennis, Co. Clare
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