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Well i just got an 88 vette and the paint is ... pretty good i guess. BUT! the nose and the rear are really faded and there are the usual scratches in various places on the car. What i'm wondering is if getting it painted a different color would affect the cars value negatively at all. Anyone have any thoughts? I've always liked black.
 

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StomVette88 said:
Well i just got an 88 vette and the paint is ... pretty good i guess. BUT! the nose and the rear are really faded and there are the usual scratches in various places on the car. What i'm wondering is if getting it painted a different color would affect the cars value negatively at all. Anyone have any thoughts? I've always liked black.
I say do it. It's your car to enjoy. I don't think it'll reduce the value of your car at all (unless you paint it an UGLY color). But should increase the "happiness" value because you'll appreciate that shiny new paint!

I never think of resale value... mainly because I can't imagine being able to sell it after how much I've pounded on it.:thumbsup:
 

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If you like black then go for it. Thats the best part of having these cars make em a reflection of what you like. What color is it now?
If it's an anniversary edition you might have resale problems but I'm with Patrick resale isn't a concern.
 

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one thing is you must take it to someone who will use quality paint and strip the bumpers.or the paint will practicly fall off the nose.ive seen it a hundred times.mine as well.Maako is not an option.just my experience.
 

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I agree with Hawaii. If you get it done I would go somewhere to get it done right.

Avoid Earl Scheib and Maako and any "fly by night shop" Especially if you plan on switching colors. The uglyest thing I have seen is when a car is painted a different color and the interior cracks are not. You will want a place that will do the door jams and trunk area. Some places are good enough nowto even do the engine area w.o removing the engine.
 

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I agree with Hawaii. If you get it done I would go somewhere to get it done right.

Avoid Earl Scheib and Maako and any "fly by night shop" Especially if you plan on switching colors. The uglyest thing I have seen is when a car is painted a different color and the interior cracks are not. You will want a place that will do the door jams and trunk area. Some places are good enough nowto even do the engine area w.o removing the engine.
Earl Scheib? I thought they were just in Chicago! Nice to see the guy is painting cars for $99 still. :surprised
 

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If thats what you want, you should do it. I don't think you'll be wanting to sell if for a while anyway. :laughing:
 

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I'd do it too.........the only suggestion I'd make is to buy a new front and rear bumper cover. If yours are the original urethane and it isnt wavy it will be eventually....I once saw this c4 where the guy spent a mint on the Dupont chrome-illusion paint and the covers were all wavy :-( What a waste!
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i recently purchased an 82 crossfire and plan to restore the body and paint it a color i think will suit it. I suggest you paint the car to suit your own personality , its your car , you should drive what you want, thats why you bought the vette right?
 

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I have a 84 ,and color change is on mym mind to(see stormy sunday blues)but now i have second thoughts.black looks great on a C_4
 

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Well you guys said avoid maaco and i believe you but i was just wondering. I got my firebird painted there over a year ago and im pretty sure its fiberglass with plastic front and rear like the vette and im satisfied with that paint job almost 100% (for the money at least) is there any reason to think it would look crappier on teh vette and what about the "waviness" or whatever someone mentioned?
 

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Let's take a few steps back....

What about taking the car to a good detail shop so they can hit it with the high-speed porter cable polisher and some 3M products?



It's a lot cheaper than a repaint, and I bet you'd be AMAZED by the results.

At the very least you can take it to a detailer (find a good one). And see what they tell you.:thumbsup:
 
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