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    Re-painting my Mirage

    Hello!

    Does anybody know how much it costs to re-paint my white 2015 mirage ES a different color? Would this be wise - like would it invalidate some of my warranty or something?

    I generally don't like white cars. I was going to take it to Maaco for a quote. Unless you have better ideas...?

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    Honestly, it's probably cheaper and easier to just get a different color car. A factory level color change would require completely dismantling the car. I'm not sure how much they would charge to just paint over the exposed areas but the chances of Maaco paint being as good as the factory paint seems slim to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HydroJim View Post
    ...it's probably cheaper and easier to just get a different color car.
    +1 You don't want any part of painting a car. Especially a relatively new car with paint that is perfectly fine. It takes THOUSANDS of dollars to duplicate the quality of a factory paint job. Maaco will paint your car for under $1,000...but it won't be a quality job, it won't last, and it will devalue your car. Unless your car is a worn out beater, just sell it an find a Mirage that is the color you like.

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    Look into getting it wrapped. You could get some cool crazy color, the results would be 1000x better than a Maaco job, and its completely reversible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basic View Post
    Look into getting it wrapped. You could get some cool crazy color, the results would be 1000x better than a Maaco job, and its completely reversible.
    I work in the sign industry and quality wrapping is just as expensive as painting at 2-3K. And even a good wrap ruins the paint under it 70% of the time . You could do your own plasti-dip for a few hundred and clean up is easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remy View Post
    ...even a good wrap ruins the paint under it 70% of the time.
    Wow...really? What part of a wrap ends up damaging the paint? I always assumed wrapping was safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    Wow...really? What part of a wrap ends up damaging the paint? I always assumed wrapping was safe.
    Wrapping can trap particles under it that then get baked into the paint, requiring sanding and repainting when removed. And a lot of the tools used to install it scratch the paint, even the plastic ones, that then rusts under the wrap. The worse is if they use cheap wrap, where the glue bakes into the paint and then it cracks and spiderwebs and tends to peel paint chips off when it goes.

    It really just depends on the knowledge of the installer and the quality of the job they do. Is the paint and body of the car in good condition before they start? Was the car properly washed, sanded and rewashed before installing? Did they use a high quality wrap made for cars versus signs?

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    Either sell it or wrap it, don't paint the car if it doesn't.. Your car will be worthless when you repaint with < $1000 paint job...

    Why you buy a white car if color is important to you? White is my favorite color,... I have a silver and I hate it too.. but I live with it because it is the only one I can find at the right price in that moment. I learn to live with it.

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    Sounds like you two should swap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Sounds like you two should swap.
    Only if he want a silver,.. he never mention what color he wants :-)

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