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Old November 14th, 2007, 11:03 AM
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My SW is currently white, and the paint is decent, but by no means perfect. I am thinking about painting it, but not the same color. Do you think that this would affect the value in the future?

Colors I am considering:

1. Silver
2. Willow Green
3. Constance Green
4. Alpine White (Current Color)

If I ever sell one of the 90's this is the one that I would probably sell to get a 110.

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Old November 14th, 2007, 11:07 AM
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I would document the paint job fully w/ pictures before and after, so people don't think that you painted it to clean up after an accident. I'd love to paint my silver.. but I think i'm just going to do a respray of Conniston green eventually.. Wonder how much it'll cost to do a respray..
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Old November 14th, 2007, 11:20 AM
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I went from alpine white to black. To do it well is expensive, but I had to have it black. If you do plan on a resell just respray it white, it'll have a better return than a color change.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 11:22 AM
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I would leave it the orig. color esp. if you are going to go Con. Green. There are too many Con. Green already, just sell and buy a new one if that is what you want...it'll probably save you $$.

If you want to do another color that isn't available I would only do it if you are going to completely disassemble and paint everything before reassembling. If you go this way, of course you will want to document as another poster mentioned.

Personally I would leave it alone. I would only change the color on one that was totalled if it was me since it will undoubtedly be less valuable b/c of the title anyway.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 11:25 AM
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I personally would go with Silver
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Old November 14th, 2007, 12:48 PM
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If you don't have it inmind to keep this truck, keep it the same color.

If you do decide to hold on to it...Silver or Willow Green would be kick-ass!
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Old November 14th, 2007, 12:57 PM
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I would keep it original. if something happen, or you want to sell it or someone asks, its just still the original color. plus white is a sweet color for 90s!
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Old November 14th, 2007, 01:10 PM
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A color change will definitely de-value the truck unless you paint everything inside and out. I agree there is no purpose to re-paint in a color that was available in the states - too much cost for no payoff. I think a G4 Orange, Zambezi Silver, or Bonatti Grey would look great, plus the grey looks so good with all the black roll cage bits etc.

I don't think a complete color change would devalue the truck in the least bit.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 01:26 PM
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Scott, I had some guys here in Cumming do my ST. You can take a look at it to see what a good job they did. It is perfect. The price was good too. Let me know if you would like their number, they are familiar with Defenders because they already did mine. I took mine completely apart and then gave it to them to paint. Let me know.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 01:27 PM
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anyone whose ever done this remember how much it cost??? I'm thinking same color no change
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Old November 14th, 2007, 02:57 PM
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Scott, I had some guys here in Cumming do my ST. You can take a look at it to see what a good job they did. It is perfect. The price was good too. Let me know if you would like their number, they are familiar with Defenders because they already did mine. I took mine completely apart and then gave it to them to paint. Let me know.

I'm curious as this is something I forsee in the next few years. Did your work include inside and out, black bars and bumpers, etc. If you mind me asking, what ballpark were you in for this? I've heard a wide range. My color would stay the same.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 03:26 PM
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My estimate was just under $5,000 but in the end I paid about $4,000 cash. I did all of the dismantle and re-assembly myself. It included taking out all the dents and sand & respray of the outside.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 03:37 PM
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Keep it the same color. In my opinion the repaint puts a shadow on the truck. Even if you document it the new buyer may not believe you.

As for costs to paint, the materials alone depending on color would be at least $500 red cost the most. I am assuming 2 stage paint.

If they are just doing a scratch and paint $2000 at a good shop.
If they are taking it apart, painting and putting it back together expect to pay close to $5000.

Pics are before and after there is alot of work to do a complete respray.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 03:47 PM
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Old November 14th, 2007, 04:02 PM
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I was planning on disassembling the entire truck and painting everything, then putting it back together. When I bought the truck, I wanted a LE, but could not find the one I wanted... So, I decided on the SW I have now. My SW was originally a NJ truck, then it went to CO and I picked it up in OK.

The truck looks like it spent most of it's life outside, so the paint is a little faded and the body has a few minor dents and scratches.

And I figured if I was going to paint it fully anyways, I would look into changing the color.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 04:40 PM
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i once did a complete paint color change on a 69 series2a. after i sanded the white i found the military green then once that was all gone i took it all the way down to the aluminum, after filling in all the imperfections it was etch primed and painted. willow green. love that color! alot of work but the results were worth it.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 05:51 PM
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I plan to paint my 110 Bonatti grey- love that color on a 110 !
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Old November 14th, 2007, 06:06 PM
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Look into the new Stornoway Grey too. I used to like Bonatti quite a bit but I think the Stornoway blows it away! It is very similar but there is something just slightly different about it that I really like - I think it is a tad more silver than Bonatti.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 06:28 PM
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Andrew,

It would seem as though some of my Scottish breatheren have a thin skin concerning the name of this color....LOL

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/...ds/6435691.stm
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stornowaysummer/
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Andrew,

It would seem as though some of my Scottish breatheren have a thin skin concerning the name of this color....LOL

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/...ds/6435691.stm
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stornowaysummer/
This reminds me of an episode of The West Wing (excerpt below)

Donna: Eliminating the term north from North Dakota is an important state issue and the President feels it should be resolved on a state level. While the President is sympathetic towards the cause and understands the large economics ramifications of this name change, he feels the issue is not yet ripe for national attention. The President wishes you well on your endeavors and thanks you for your support.
Man:Uh, Miss Moss? Are you aware that studies clearly show the word 'north' leaves the impression
that this state is cold, snowy and flat, significantly depressing tourism and business startup.
Donna: With due respect, sir, your average temperature is 7 degrees. Your average snowfall: 42 inches, and a name change isn't going to take care of that.
Woman We enjoy roughly the same climate as South Dakota. We took in 73.7 million in tourism revenue last year. They took in 1.2 billion. They have the word south.
Donna: Also Mount Rushmore.
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