Exgie S1 brought back to life

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oh I'm so loving this thread, keep the pictures coming. :thumbup:
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The re-paint was done by north gate autobody in morecambe the guy is a perfectionist depending on colour from 3500- 4000 plus vat. The chrome orange is a 3 stage pearl so alot of work
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Greenbusa1 wrote: Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:14 pm The re-paint was done by north gate autobody in morecambe the guy is a perfectionist depending on colour from 3500- 4000 plus vat. The chrome orange is a 3 stage pearl so alot of work
Thats a really good price for paint from what I understand.
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Fantastic! You have made my day. Thanks for joining us here on exiges.com. So glad that you followed us on to here after we made a connection (via Facebook or was it Instagram? My memory is shite). Let's hope you are up and running soon and can join the northern S1 gang. And there are a surprising number of us up here.
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thommo wrote: Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:29 pm Fantastic! You have made my day. Thanks for joining us here on exiges.com. So glad that you followed us on to here after we made a connection (via Facebook or was it Instagram? My memory is shite). Let's hope you are up and running soon and can join the northern S1 gang. And there are a surprising number of us up here.
Looking forward to meeting you all should be up and running in the next week or two
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Interesting thread I will follow with interest as my Exige is receiving a full Chrome Orange paint job too. :thumbup:
gonein60seconds wrote: Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:43 pm Sorry if cheeky question but considering a respray and colour change , have had two quotes from Lotus specialists one £6k +vat second £10k +vat plus stickers both startled me a bit being honest but likely I’m out of touch. Without wanting to ask for any personal info Is that the sort of ball park you were in?
It's quite a lot of work applying the three layers of paint. And you start with grey or white base coat before applying the orange paint. So effectively four layers of paint need to be applied (white/grey, orange, gold metallic and clear coat). The paint alone is more than 1000 €. So your price quotes seem not to be too unrealistic. You can save some money by dismantling the whole car like I did but it is still expensive if you want a proper job. And there are always some small glass fibre repairs to do before the paint job,

Finding the right Chrome Orange paint was also difficult. My paint shop tried some different water based paints until we finally settled for a solvent based paint that matched the original colour the best.

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Thanks for feedback re respray costs guys. A bit of a void between £3-4K and £10k I had been quoted.

Look forward continuing to watch the build
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Few more pics exige now back home so hopefully get it back together this week ImageImageImageImage
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Looks really good!
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Greenbusa1 wrote: Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:11 pm Image
Interesting picture showing the S1 without the rear spoiler. The car looks much cleaner, I like it somehow :D
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