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Old October 7th, 2015, 11:10 AM
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Being re-painted
I tend to repeat myself on here a bit, but why are you having it re-painted? Get it her as it sits, and assess the paint - single stage can be forgiving if the paint is still intact overall. See my registry for before/after examples with some 3M Rubbing Compound and an orbital buffer.
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Old October 7th, 2015, 11:18 AM
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How can anyone know if you're overpaying when you didn't tell anyone what you're paying.
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Old October 7th, 2015, 11:19 AM
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I tend to repeat myself on here a bit, but why are you having it re-painted? Get it her as it sits, and assess the paint - single stage can be forgiving if the paint is still intact overall. See my registry for before/after examples with some 3M Rubbing Compound and an orbital buffer.
^^ this ^^

The pictures of Jason's red truck before/after the rubbing are extremely convincing.


It wont, of course, buff a red truck into a green truck...


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Old October 7th, 2015, 11:21 AM
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^^ this ^^

The pictures of Jason's red truck before/after the rubbing are extremely convincing.


It wont, of course, buff a red truck into a green truck...


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Exactly. We are not cheap folk. We want a good, working, nice truck. And we want it the way we want it, which isn't red Also, I think no matter how much buff is applied, a new paint job is much nicer and in the color we want!
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Old October 7th, 2015, 11:28 AM
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Have it shipped here as is sits.
Thats the best advice in this thread. None of the add ons you want return the truck to factory spec which is what CBP is looking for. Break the factory spec and then you have problems.

Also most of them especially winch bumper and winch, can be done cheaper here. Pangolin for galvy winch bumper for example. Warn and Superwinch are cheaper here than in the UK.
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Old October 7th, 2015, 11:32 AM
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Basically seems like they are doing the engine check, paint, waxoil, and snorkel overseas and then shipping here for everything else.
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Old October 7th, 2015, 11:35 AM
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Okay - we've sorted that your engine "rebuild" is a timing belt (more of a maintenance item). You want the truck repainted green. Are your expectations that these areas will be repainted green or remain red?
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Old October 7th, 2015, 11:39 AM
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You want the truck repainted green. Are your expectations that these areas will be repainted green or remain red?
Your comment makes me wonder if it is even worth repainting if you are not going to strip the truck down and paint the individual pieces?
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Old October 7th, 2015, 11:42 AM
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I am under the understanding, and correct me if I am wrong Derek. That considering the repaint is some $7k, that the truck will be disassembled and painted then re-assembled. Thus nothing will remain red and it will look as if it came off the assembly line in the color we choose.

Correct?
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Old October 7th, 2015, 12:05 PM
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[QUOTE=DrZ123;677762]Dealing with a local in the state where we live, he has a partner in Europe who finds the vehicles, rebuilds and paints, and ships them to him in the US. Then he does all the aftermarket and clean up. Seems to have a good reputation and of course we have a point of blame here in the US if anything goes haywire.


Maybe you and the Seller should put all the terms of this deal in writing?

Its true a picture can speak a 1,000 words but a 1,000 words usually falls short when you have a major dispute and cash has already changed hands.

Derek seems like a stand up guy and I doubt have an issue with putting down in writing what has been agreed. With that said I don't think it is particularly fair however for you/someone to post publically the terms of a private deal. You should do your own leg work and come to your own conclusions re subjective stuff. Nothing wrong with asking questions to learn but I don't think it is fair to ask the public to opine on subjective matters of a deal that has already been agreed upon.
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Old October 7th, 2015, 12:13 PM
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Agreed everything always is in get contract. Protects both parties. Also paint is just exterior. Repaint inside and out required major prep work. Pulling interior, dash, and engine. I have no idea what that would run with any shop state side or UK side.
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Old October 7th, 2015, 12:13 PM
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Aftermarket stuff does add to value. It just depends on what it is and who the buyer is.
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Old October 7th, 2015, 12:15 PM
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It does but really you get less then half back on accessories if lucky if you resell. It's more what it's worth to you having.
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Old October 7th, 2015, 12:16 PM
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I think the most important factor is finding out exactly WHO in the UK is doing ANY portion of the work. Begin researching their reputation first. I like it as it sits, untouched.
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Old October 7th, 2015, 12:24 PM
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Its one of my trucks guys. So not a stranger. Getting real hard to find stuff with clean chassis and bulkheads LHD or RHD these day. Agreed with above you have to be happy with it.
This is an effete up thread....

Class act identifying yourself Derek!
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Old October 7th, 2015, 12:32 PM
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I want to be transparent. Both parties in any deal have to be happy. Most of you guys know my main job is stay at stay at home dad luckily the wife has the real job. I do this side gig cause I love rovers, talking about rovers, and meeting awesome new people with a passion similar to mine.

No one goes out and buys a Rover cause they need one. You buy a Rover cause you want one. So you got to be happy with it.
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Old October 7th, 2015, 02:57 PM
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Just want to make sure we are getting what I think we are getting. I understand the NAS Rovers tend to be much cleaner and more modern, but we are looking for a bop around car to go to and from the ski mountain, to town, etc.

HOWEVER, we also dont want a POS that will be breaking down constantly, ripped leather, rust, etc.

I think we are looking to spend MAX $35,000 for a really nice Defender, either painted in a color we like already, or a color of our choosing, but in really good shape, eg nice engine, nice seats, nice dash, clean lines, good driving car.
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Old October 7th, 2015, 03:06 PM
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but we are looking for a bop around car to go to and from the ski mountain, to town, etc.
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Are you looking to use it to get from NYC to the mountain or just to use once you are there?
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Are you looking to use it to get from NYC to the mountain or just to use once you are there?
No no, we have a ski house in VT 5 miles from the mountain and 10 miles from the "big" town so would be for those trips.

I don't think I would want to drive a Defender for 2-3 hours on a regular basis!
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Old October 7th, 2015, 03:24 PM
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I don't think I would want to drive a Defender for 2-3 hours on a regular basis!
Yep - you are in a similar situation as I am. I have a house out east and I want to get a Defender to use out there. I just need a s/t and a 110 would be better for me out there.

$35K seems like more than enough from what I am finding.
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