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Old 10-30-2010, 11:23 PM   #1
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Painting?

Hi guys, I just bought an aero front spoiler for me 9-3. It's in the wrong color so I will have to get it repainted and was just wondering if it can just be resprayed? What would you guys think this will cost at a shop? I'm also considering an aero rear spoiler if the process of getting it repainted isn't too difficult/expensive.

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Old 11-01-2010, 12:26 PM   #2
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It, in my experience, is way cheaper to find a car the color of your spoiler and trade the guy.

Hey, hutt, sorry, I couldn't resist.

I was shopping for an old 900 and there is a guy who is trying sell his car with issues for a lot of money. Or, he is willing to swap for a very, very expensive guitar and, you give him cash. Be careful out there and have a safe shift. It will be close to a full moon.
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Costs will vary wildly depending of shop and the amount of work needed for the part. If it is in good shape I'm sure all it will need is a light sanding and then cleaned and sprayed If there are cracks etc those will need to be repaired and cost will go up. I once took some motorcycle parts to a shop and had them sprayed for less than 100 dollars, but they just sprayed them, and didn't have to mix a special color.

Thats the second cost to the project, mixing up the paint you need. If you are doing black, (looks like silver though) you might be able to let the shop keep the spoiler until they are painting that color and they will likely spray it for lots less. Definitely though, it will be cheaper overall if you bring them all of your paint work rather than on two separate ocassions.
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It, in my experience, is way cheaper to find a car the color of your spoiler and trade the guy.

Hey, hutt, sorry, I couldn't resist.

I was shopping for an old 900 and there is a guy who is trying sell his car with issues for a lot of money. Or, he is willing to swap for a very, very expensive guitar and, you give him cash. Be careful out there and have a safe shift. It will be close to a full moon.

Haha you make a good point but even finding another guy with a Saab is difficult! We don't have any dealers and finding these parts are so tough that when one comes up I snag it almost regardless of price. Luckily I got them for a decent price.
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Costs will vary wildly depending of shop and the amount of work needed for the part. If it is in good shape I'm sure all it will need is a light sanding and then cleaned and sprayed If there are cracks etc those will need to be repaired and cost will go up. I once took some motorcycle parts to a shop and had them sprayed for less than 100 dollars, but they just sprayed them, and didn't have to mix a special color.

Thats the second cost to the project, mixing up the paint you need. If you are doing black, (looks like silver though) you might be able to let the shop keep the spoiler until they are painting that color and they will likely spray it for lots less. Definitely though, it will be cheaper overall if you bring them all of your paint work rather than on two separate ocassions.

Hmm, is the sanding difficult? I'm from a small town and can definitely get the paint mixed inexpensively. My dad has a guy working for him who's pretty handy with body work so he could probably do the painting but I'm not sure about the sanding.
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Old 11-01-2010, 04:46 PM   #6
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It wouldnt be difficult. You just need to lightly scuff it. Do a google search, there are plenty of good writeups etc on how to prep parts for paint.

If you can find a good color match in an aerosol can, I might try that. Its one of those parts that just needs to color match, its so close to the ground, funny angled etc that the gloss does not need to be exactly the same as a hood for example.
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Don't ever forget degreaser to get all of your sticky paw prints off

And get a package of those tack rags that are lintless.
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