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05-29-2019 01:38 PM
zech912 not burnt orange, Challenger’s Toxic Orange. man, i would love to see that done. the only color that tempted me to make a color switch.
05-29-2019 11:35 AM
SouthIndy_Goat You could always document the whole process with pictures to prove that the color change was done out of "want" and not an afterthought while fixing potential damage from an accident. Plus it could prove the quality of the paint work at the same time. Just a thought...
05-29-2019 11:22 AM
Kfxguy good stuff people
05-28-2019 03:31 PM
Rod Run Color not matching a VIN won't affect anything for most buyers. I've been building, restoring and playing with cars for over 30 years and I've never seen a "proper" color change affect price in any negative way. We're not talking HEMI Cudas or 1969 COPO Camaros here. When you don't paint the jambs and under the hood doesn't match, that's when value goes down, because it's not a complete job.


I see paint INCREASE values all the time. The only problem is that when you go crazy custom, or an insane color, is that you cut down your potential number of buyers that see the same thing you do.
04-16-2019 12:37 PM
SilverBullet19 I think people are blowing up the paint not matching the vin issue a bit. The average buyer usually isn't too concerned about making sure the color matches the vin code.

If it was a "red flag," sure I'd ask questions, but I'd probably already have questions at that point. If the answer was as simple as "It was red, I decided I wanted it orange," that's pretty straight forward. If I really felt like the seller was hiding something, I'd probably be walking away well before asking about paint.

Now, if it was painted orange but still had red door jambs, trunk, and engine bay... that would just annoy the crap out of me.
04-16-2019 08:52 AM
MuhThugga Color changes don't bother me. Bad paint jobs will be very evident on close inspection. There is a big difference between a car getting repainted and resprayed. The latter's telltale signs being runs, overspray, poor tape jobs, etc.
04-16-2019 08:17 AM
ptcerio
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Its a whole different story with the classics.

For some people, maybe. Some of us want the car the way it was originally, devoid of mods.

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... most have gone thru color changes to satisfy the owner.

Which would be what's going on with the OP here, so not really a whole different story.
04-16-2019 03:47 AM
sandu002
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+1 to this, if the color of the car didn't match the tag, I'd run away. I was looking at a '67 GTO that I thought was Tyrol blue; not only was the car born Signet Gold, the blue was a shade from 1969.

Its a whole different story with the classics. Unless advertised as original, most have gone thru color changes to satisfy the owner. For resale most end up red or black.
04-16-2019 03:03 AM
ptcerio
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I just think of it as if I were shopping for a silver GTO: Find one, vin says silver, but the car is red. I'd start asking questions. First thing to come to MY mind is a salvage that was pieced together.

+1 to this, if the color of the car didn't match the tag, I'd run away. I was looking at a '67 GTO that I thought was Tyrol blue; not only was the car born Signet Gold, the blue was a shade from 1969.
04-15-2019 02:48 PM
SilverBullet19
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It may just be cheaper to demod the car a bit and sell it and get a different color. Be alot less trouble I think.

In terms of a full color change, yes it would be a lot less trouble and a lot cheaper to demod, sell, buy the color you want, and re-install mods.

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A high quality paint job is almost the cost of a 04.

It won't hurt it any.

Yup, for a full color change you will likely be in the 5-10k range, depending on where you are and the quality.
04-15-2019 12:50 PM
mlformula95 A high quality paint job is almost the cost of a 04.

It won't hurt it any.
04-15-2019 12:34 PM
SilverBullet19
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What about a vinyl wrap. There is a guy in BR that quoted me around 1500

He wants to do everything, door jambs, engine bay, etc. Vinyl wraps don't address those areas. They also typically only last 3-5 years.

Advantage of a wrap is that its a bit more durable and doesn't really scratch. Disadvantage is needing it redone over time. The shops that I've talked to say it's great for a low price color change, if you're ok with seeing your OEM color when you open the door, hood, and trunk. Otherwise, a re-spray costs a similar amount.
04-15-2019 12:09 PM
tstephens11 What about a vinyl wrap. There is a guy in BR that quoted me around 1500
04-15-2019 08:58 AM
Kfxguy It may just be cheaper to demod the car a bit and sell it and get a different color. Be alot less trouble I think.
04-15-2019 08:23 AM
SilverBullet19 Typically a GOOD QUALITY re-spray will increase value a bit. This is just based on the fact you won't have the scratched/clear coat issues anymore.

For a full color change, it MAY increase value for the fact it's pristine. It's not linear though. You would not get an increase equal to your spending. A GTO worth $8k is not going to be worth $13k just because the paint job was $5k, for example.
04-14-2019 03:31 AM
sandu002 Other than what Hockeyman said, these cars have not gotten to the point where a color change will affect the selling price.
04-13-2019 04:51 PM
Hockeyman I just think of it as if I were shopping for a silver GTO: Find one, vin says silver, but the car is red. I'd start asking questions. First thing to come to MY mind is a salvage that was pieced together.

Personally, I'd either look elsewhere or start talking about lowering the asking price.

In my opinion...Yes, it would depreciate the cost. But I guess it all depends on who's looking to buy it.
04-13-2019 04:07 PM
badbar51501
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Just more or less trying to get a feel for how other people feel about buy a car that has been color changed even though it would be done correctly

Yes and you can make the car have all new look to it that no one has ever seen. like flames or line or your own idea

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04-13-2019 03:40 PM
Kfxguy Just more or less trying to get a feel for how other people feel about buy a car that has been color changed even though it would be done correctly
04-13-2019 03:33 PM
badbar51501
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So say I decide I want to paint my car burnt orange. IF I DO THIS, It will be to the point where all the interior will be out the car and sprayed. Engine bay. Everything. I won't leave a trace of red left. Do you guys think this would make the car worth less? Would I be better off yanking all my shit out and transferring to an orange car?

That would be your choice but if you did it would not do anything to value of the car. It my go down a little bit but it would be your idea how you wanted to paint the car

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04-13-2019 03:10 PM
Kfxguy
Does painting drop the value?

So say I decide I want to paint my car burnt orange. IF I DO THIS, It will be to the point where all the interior will be out the car and sprayed. Engine bay. Everything. I won't leave a trace of red left. Do you guys think this would make the car worth less? Would I be better off yanking all my shit out and transferring to an orange car?

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