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Respray or not


I have a 14 year old Megane (petrol) with nearly 72.000 miles on the clock. Mechanically it is still ok and has always passed the MOT, but it's looking tired.

Looking at the age and the miles do you think it's worth a respray?

I have found a place that will respray it for a good price.

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Re: Respray or not

If it's a car your considering hanging onto, then why not.
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Re: Respray or not

Are you looking to change the colour, or just freshen it up?

A good compound, clay bar & polish can do wonders to rejuvenate the paintwork.

Another possibility to consider is getting the car vinyl wrapped, this can be done in a day, and only requires a minimal amount of dismantling beforehand.



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Re: Respray or not

Good re-sprays don't come cheap due to the amount of prep work involved.

When you say cheap how much is cheap??
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Re: Respray or not

If it's just looking tired then I'd be wary of cheap resprays, the suggestion of a good rubbing compound or clay bar makes more sense to me.

You can buy random orbital polishers from about 20 to take the hard work out of it, then give it a good wax.

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