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Old May 5th, 2013, 05:33 PM
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If I was to repaint my d90 a custom color would it hurt resale value?
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Old May 5th, 2013, 05:41 PM
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Yes.

You'd be better putting a wrap on it which can be removed.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 05:43 PM
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So repaint using a LR paint from 94?
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Old May 5th, 2013, 06:23 PM
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At some point you need to be happy too...wonder if an original color really matters that much.

I for one would not be put off by camel trophy colors, a historic color, any tasteful "tan" so to speak, etc. Pink...I'd not even look at the car...unless cheap enough for me to repaint it day 1.

I went MOPAR Sahara Tan on my truck...PPG paint. My hypothesis is a poor paint job will do way more harm....some others here have more expertise for sure. In theory, anything from original is a minus...but at some point these are just trucks too. My paint job was a take it apart to the bolts job....at some point, it is about having fun (one life, live it......the live part).


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Old May 5th, 2013, 06:35 PM
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So repaint using a LR paint from 94?
If you are considering resale then any color that isn't the original will devalue your truck. Even if you did a back to bare metal job ... It's still not original.

Bottom line is it will cost you money to lose money reselling the truck.

But hey ... It's your money, your life so do what makes you happy!
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Old May 5th, 2013, 07:43 PM
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I think repainting a truck for resale will get really Tricky if you hope to get all of the money (plus profit) out of the paint job. To do that would take a really special truck and a really special paint job.

Fresh paint could make it sell faster, though.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 08:24 PM
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On a NAS truck, I can't see you getting any extra money out of a color change except something like a NAS 110 to black or some other land rover color something like that where they only came in one color and even then it is a risk.

For ROW, I think people are more forgiving. In any event, I would stick with a land rover color for resale. There are enough of them you can find something you like.

But it is your truck and you have to like it.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 09:27 PM
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dont worry about resale. paint it the color you like. paint color, unless it;s really flamboyant or tacky isnt going to make or break a sale. Unless you do a shitty job. a good paint job is a good paint job and as long as the color isn't crap you'll be fine.


so what color are you thinking?

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