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I've just had a quote through to get a few things fixed on my EO
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Offside wing mirror cover - needs a new one and to be sprayed (I presume they only come primed?)
Offside washer jet cover - needs a new one and to be sprayed
Dent and scratch on bonnet - needs to be pulled out and a full bonnet respray


What do you guys reckon is a fair price for the whole job? I had a rough figure in my mind but the quote I got through was a bit on the heavy side so I thought I'd ask you chaps ... £405 inc VAT was the quote I got.

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QUOTE(yoinkster @ 24 Nov 2009, 12:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I've just had a quote through to get a few things fixed on my EO
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Offside wing mirror cover - needs a new one and to be sprayed (I presume they only come primed?)
Offside washer jet cover - needs a new one and to be sprayed
Dent and scratch on bonnet - needs to be pulled out and a full bonnet respray


What do you guys reckon is a fair price for the whole job? I had a rough figure in my mind but the quote I got through was a bit on the heavy side so I thought I'd ask you chaps ... £405 inc VAT was the quote I got.

TIA

Last time I was looking at getting a replacement wing mirror cover (facelift) it was supplied painted.

From what I've understand with EO paintwork there's more work involved to spray it so that could be reflected in the higher price you've got.

May be worth checking a sample of their work too as the EO can be very difficult to match. In some cases it's necessary to pay over the odds yet more to get a perfect match
 

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Very dependent on your local labour rates so the figure is never going to be the same in different parts of the country.
Having said that, I wouldn't consider £400 or so abnormal.
 

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Sounds like a fair quote to me.

Offside wing mirror cover - about £45
Offside washer jet cover - about £40
Dent and scratch on bonnet -dent about £40. £250 - £280 for a bonnet respray

Do you really need the bonnet sprayed? Can you get away with a touch up? / Heavy polish?
 

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It does unfortunately need a respray, considered a touch up/buff but I think it would look worse.
Have heard that EO is a poo to match but the chaps I got the quote from have done EO work before for someone I very loosely know and he was happy with the result. It's also the shop that ford themselves send their cars to when someone brings it in for work.

Well if you guys think the price is reasonable then I'll go with it, I clearly was dreaming when I thought it would be more like £320
 

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Sounds absolutely fine. I paid £300 for my bonnet and one wing to be resprayed after someone went at it with a key. So with the dent-removal and the other bits £400 is perfectly within the ballpark.
 

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local guy to me is around £40 hour. If youve read my thread about motorway damage, they are respraying the whole door and thats £130 with Panther black though.

With my last car I had a bonnet scratch, real nasty and he done it for £150 and its was just a bit more shiney than the rest of the car, otherwise you couldnt tell (black).
He sanded down the scratch and painted the scratched area and relacquered the whole bonnet.
 

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Hi

Is your EO a facelift or not?

I needed a new rear bumper in Jan this year as I reversed into a bollard after only 15 days of ownership (didnt hear my rear sensors as my music was on too loud.....
). Anyway, the EO paint itself is expensive and, as I found out, Ford have kindly changed the EO paint on facelifts and apparently to make matters worse, the EO blend is actually different depending upon which production line the ST is on - i.e. few EO facelifts will be the same shade of EO.

It took 2 resprays for mine to be sorted and the paint rep needed to come out and match it up. As far as I was told, the EO is 3 tone flip (flecks in it) which is different to the pre-facelift where the shade of EO is different and more standardised.

Bottom line is £400 seems in the right ballpark - mine was £700 (bumper, sensor, new reverse light bracket, EO paint, labour, VAT) - do make sure that the match is good though as in different lighting the colour on a facelift can alter quite dramatically.

I no longer listen to Disco Inferno (Burn Baby Burn) as it cost me £700
 

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Mine's a prefacelift and will be giving the work close inspection when it's done, I'm not spending money without checking it over properly

The more I hear about the EO paint though the more you wonder why they wanted to make it so complicated ... sure orange is orange right ? :/
 

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EO is not that expensive a paint or that difficult to paint if the paint shop is uesed to playing with special effect paints.

Having said all that if you are having all the bonet sprayed you will have to go into both wings, I would expect the other bits to be at little extra cost as the paint is in the gun etc.

£400 ish does not seem bad,
 

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sounds like you had alot of fun Paul, will take everyone I know to get their opinions before I accept it just to make sure


at least it's a facelift and in theory easier then by what you discoverd


and yeah Dennis, that's why I've decided to have it done now, the bonnet got ruined in March but I didn't fancy the bill just for that but now I figured with 3 things to be done might as well take the hit
 
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