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Old December 21st, 2013, 10:19 AM
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Paint before selling

I'm thinking about selling my 110 to buy a D90 I found that I like a lot. If I were keeping my 110 I would be doing a rebuild (and painting it not orange) on it this summer, but I may be moving, so a rebuild might not be in the cards. I've had a few people interested in trades for my Defender but once they see the orange they quickly lose interest. I'm also starting to have some issues with the paint on the hood and roof deteriorating. The paint on the rest of the truck looks pretty good, but the roof and hood are starting to peel. I was contemplating whether or not it would be a good idea to have the hood and roof painted black like the Fire and Ice edition Defenders. What do you guys think? I would not be installing the goofy light surrounds. I may paint the wheel arches also.

Another thing I'm wondering is if it will look weird with the tan canvas top, although that can be dyed black.









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Old December 21st, 2013, 10:30 AM
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My worthless opinion:
Don't bother with paint. Paint is cosmetic and easily, although not inexpensively, changed. It is still a 110 DC, and by it's mere existence engenders value. Paint good or bad neither adds nor takes away from that. I would let the next owner, or, if you keep it, you, decide what to do with that aspect.
I would take it to an expert in this sort of thing and find out how much it would be to repair the damaged paint vs a total respray.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 10:33 AM
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From what I understand is that defenders are usually a single stage paint job. The paint issues you have on your truck looks like clear coat issues on the hottest parts of the truck by sun exposure. Black would be an even hotter color on the hood and rooftop (There is a reason for white rooftops). While your truck is an immensely nice truck, I would opt to repaint it single stage in the original color in a traditional white top scheme, if the intent is to sell it and you have available funds.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 10:55 AM
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Vinyl is getting so cheap these days and with you being a dealer, I am sure you have some connections. Spend a few hundred bucks and wrap the areas of concern. Cheaper than having to repaint if you hate it. Other than that, I agree with bill. Your truck being what it is will in my opinion make it sell regardless of color.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 11:12 AM
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Its the same thing with Houses. Sometimes people paint them or a decorate a room in a way that buyers don't want to deal with.

What color is it under the hood door jambs etc. Have you priced out the cost of a total respray including those sections?
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Old December 21st, 2013, 11:22 AM
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There is only one shop in town that I would trust to paint it, and it would probably be well over $5k to paint the whole truck. If I painted it, I definitely would not paint it orange! I don't hate the color, but it definitely would not be my first choice. The reason I was thinking of just doing the roof and hood is because I could easily remove them, strip them, and have the resprayed without the risk of overspray or the time spent taping off the entire vehicle.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 11:45 AM
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If people are resistant of buying because of the color I would paint roof and bonnet. black or white. It will tone down the orange
to save money take the parts of and prep yourself.
materials should be around $300 and spray another $300
I find most people don't have any imagination with these things.
that said price will motivate people......
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Old December 21st, 2013, 12:36 PM
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Move forward with the black hood, top, and eyebrows. It will look great
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Old December 21st, 2013, 12:49 PM
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If you are going to sell it I agree with Bill You won't get your money back out of a quality respray. You also could just respray the hood orange and as for the roof leave it. I'm not tall enough to see my roof so I have no idea what is going on up there and I dosen't bother me.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 01:02 PM
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Big question is how much are you considering selling it for?
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Old December 21st, 2013, 01:04 PM
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Move forward with the black hood, top, and eyebrows. It will look great
By eyebrows do you mean the fender flares? If so I totally agree. And maybe take off the rear hood and show off the bed.

It's great looking truck btw.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 01:18 PM
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What about Plasti Dip? Do the hood, roof and flares (possibly wheels) and if the next person does not like it they can simply peel it off.

Agree the rear soft hood should be black the tan looks off to me.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 01:25 PM
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Big question is how much are you considering selling it for?
Probably going to list it at $23k
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Probably going to list it at $23k
What's wrong with it? I find it hard to believe that people walk away from that because of paint at that price point.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 01:28 PM
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What about Plasti Dip? Do the hood, roof and flares (possibly wheels) and if the next person does not like it they can simply peel it off.

Agree the rear soft hood should be black the tan looks off to me.
Was also going to suggest this. My car has been done twice, it's a very reasonable option. Probably run you $400 if you did it yourself, $750 if someone else does it.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 01:40 PM
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What's wrong with it? I find it hard to believe that people walk away from that because of paint at that price point.
Its orange...
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Old December 21st, 2013, 01:42 PM
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Was this the truck for sale about 2.5 years ago. It had a wrinkled left rear quarter?
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Old December 21st, 2013, 02:01 PM
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Painting the roof white or black then add black aluminum overlays on bonnet and wings
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Just above 20k for that truck is dirt cheap (IMHO). Does it have rusted out parts or no title?

I find it hard to believe that people lose interest at that price just because of the color.

Anyways, painting the hood and bonnet black isn't going to change the fact that it's an orange truck. Except it will then be an orange truck with a black hood and bonnet.

Is there something else wrong with the truck that can be fixed with potential paint money?
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Old December 21st, 2013, 02:39 PM
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23k + a 5 K full repray - 28k for that truck is not unreasonable depending on condition and set up IMO
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