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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-07-2016, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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roof repaint

So I go into this body shop today to see about getting my roof repainted. Looks hazy, guess the clear coat is burning through. Guy gives me an estimate to paint the roof,sail panels,quaters and hood for good measure. He then tells me since my front windshield is delaminating that I need a new windshield at 911 dollars. He also says I need to replace the rear window during the paint job cause as he said it's an encapsulated window... That's another 542 dollars. For a grand total cost of 4,283 dollars. This guy is an idiot.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-07-2016, 06:32 PM
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911 for a windshield?! I would've walked out right then and there.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-07-2016, 07:20 PM
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You must have sucker written on your face.

I'd consider vinyl wrap for just a roof section if trying to keep costs down... or trying to avoid a robbery like that place.

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+1 on the roof wrap. What color? I'm on my second go around using black vinyl with good results.

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-08-2016, 04:38 AM
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You must have sucker written on your face.

I'd consider vinyl wrap for just a roof section if trying to keep costs down... or trying to avoid a robbery like that place.
Before you walk into a repair/body shop, glance in the rear view mirror before you exit the car to see if you look stupid.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-08-2016, 10:20 AM
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Are you sure the clear coat is faded? My car had a white haziness on the roof as well, it was from washing the car in direct hot sunlight. Clay/Compound Polish/Wax took care of it, looks like new. (I used Meguires Ultimate Compound)
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-13-2016, 02:09 PM
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I like the look a vinyl wrapped roof.

What color is your car ?
Might be a cheap alternative that would look good
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-13-2016, 02:27 PM
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That's what I'm doing. You can get a 4ft * 5 ft sheet of 3M 1080 gloss black vinyl for about $75 bucks.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-22-2016, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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It's panther black. My dad use to paint ages ago and I sent him a picture and he said it's clear coat failing. I would like to maybe do the SLP hood stripe and do the roof in black as well so it flows. It does have the white hazing every time I wash and wax it looks like brand new then it comes back about a day later.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-05-2016, 03:55 AM
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Another +1 on using vinyl wraps. Much cheaper and still durable.
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