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Old June 25th, 2013, 09:24 PM
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Defender 90 repaint NY area

Hi All, I'm thinking of having my Defender 90 repainted. Has anyone ever had any experience with Rover Repair NYC by Sports & Classics? I know nothing about them and just found them online. If anyone has a recommendation of a shop in the NY area I would appreciate it. I live in Westchester county and searched through the forums and had trouble finding anything.

Thanks in advance for your guidance.

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Old June 25th, 2013, 11:09 PM
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Hi All, I'm thinking of having my Defender 90 repainted. Has anyone ever had any experience with Rover Repair NYC by Sports & Classics? I know nothing about them and just found them online. If anyone has a recommendation of a shop in the NY area I would appreciate it. I live in Westchester county and searched through the forums and had trouble finding anything.

Thanks in advance for your guidance.

Ryan
Can't comment on a whole car but a kiwi painted as couple of doors for me and it wasn't bad work or a bad price. Personally I'd think carefully before having a whole truck painted ... a certain patina goes a lot better with the vehicle than glossy overspray ...
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J&B Auto Body Repair in white plains they di some of the best work I've seen on bring new Rover back to showroom...
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Old June 26th, 2013, 08:51 AM
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Thanks so much for your replies and suggestions. I really appreciate it very much.
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Can't comment on a whole car but a kiwi painted as couple of doors for me and it wasn't bad work or a bad price. Personally I'd think carefully before having a whole truck painted ... a certain patina goes a lot better with the vehicle than glossy overspray ...
I am not sure what level of finish you are looking for but Kiwi in Rockland county does good work at stupid cheap prices.

If you are looking for a top notch finish and willing to spend into the thousands Kiwi is not your guy. If the truck is a daily driver and will be used year round I think his work is fairly good. PM me if you want is contact info.
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We are deep into a frame replacement on a 90 ST and while the body is off the frame, it's getting painted. Currently down to the bare bulkhead, putting a lot of effort into rust abatement, body gasket replacement, stainless hardware, and lots more. There are a few pix of this project on our facebook page, British 4x4 Specialists.
Personally, I think the details make all the difference and certainly using modern paint and metal coatings should make a huge difference in durability, but one has to really consider what your expectations are and discuss with your painter how you'll get there!
This 90 that we are doing had been painted before, but not a lot of effort was put into masking or dismantling and we have found paint lines, different colors, some rust that was covered over instead of fixed, overspray. Probably could've been very acceptable as a daily driver that might get some natural pinstriping, but this customer wanted more, especially after seeing his new frame and details!
Just my .02, good luck!
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We are deep into a frame replacement on a 90 ST and while the body is off the frame, it's getting painted. Currently down to the bare bulkhead, putting a lot of effort into rust abatement, body gasket replacement, stainless hardware, and lots more.
I know every vehicle is different, but how much money does a paint job like that start out at?
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Hi Ryan,

I had some work done to my 110 at a shop in Yonkers. They have worked on a few NAS 110s as well. They did a very good job and I can give you the owner's number.

You don't need an LR specific auto body shop. Just so you know, Land Rover Mount Kisco has all of their body shop work done in Briarcliff at a general auto body shop. It is right off of North State Road coming from Chappaqua (I grew up in the area).


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