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« on: September 14, 2020, 07:48:10 PM »
 Hi,

I purchased a moke last year, which is in reasonable condition.

It spent most of its life in a factory in South Australia.

Terry you may recall I sent some photos to you pre covid..... remember those days.

I live in Victoria and I am looking at getting it resprayed along with some mechanical work....  I have spoken to a few moke specialists and think some of the respray prices are well and truly over the top.

I  tinkered around with cars when I was younger so I have some idea of cars.

I was wondering what forum members thoughts were that a fair price would be for a respray for a moke in reasonable condition and if anyone had a recommendations and also for a mechanic..... I would be very grateful.

I am talking to a few painters and mechanics so if I end up going down this path.....  I will share the good, bad and ugly but hoping someone can help and may have some contacts.

Thanks,

Scott

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Re: respray
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2020, 08:12:16 PM »
Hi,

prices are difficult to compare purely on a figure alone as one person might be quoting on minimal preparation and spraying some enamel over whatever isn't taped up while someone else may be quoting on removing all the paint and starting on a bare metal shell. Therefore the first question would be what are you asking them to do and/or what are they offering to do for their given price.

If you have played around with cars in the past, what are the  mechanical issues that you think you need a mechanic for or why not attempt them yourself?

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Re: respray
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2020, 08:20:25 PM »
Hi Green is nice,

Shouldn't you be driving around in a black blown 57 2 door Chevy not a moke ;-)

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Re: respray
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2020, 11:06:07 PM »
Green is nice

You are asking a very variable question 1. What condition is the current finish, are you going to paint strip or sand blast. 2. How much rust does it have. 3. What paint are you going to use - there many different quality of two pack paints. 4. Will it be sprayed with clear over base or solid. What finish do you want vs what you are prepared to pay for - wet rubbed and polished or straight off the gun.

Having sprayed many motorcycles, cars and aircraft I can tell you its all about preparation which is expensive man hours, the actual spraying is only the last 5% of the job. Depending on the condition of your moke it could cost  $3000 or much much more. The paint I have just put on my moke costs more than $200 per litre and that is just for the actual colour, not catylist, reducer, high build primer, etch primer, sealer etc etc.

So when comparing prices make sure you are comparing apples with apples . Stay away from el cheapo two pack for use in the Australian sun or what is referred to as a " Jam Coat "  they just jam it on and push it out the door.

Hope this helps.

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Re: respray
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2020, 10:19:49 PM »
Hi all,
Thanks for your replies and comments.
I haven’t been online for a few weeks as I am travelling at the moment.
Brad you obviously also like running on empty.
Thank you Terry and Mission for your advice. Do either of you have a spray painter you would recommend?
Terry have you restored your moke?
Thanks
Scott

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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2020, 10:33:40 PM »
Hi Scott,

I sort of recall the conversation but I couldn't find any photos, do you remember if it was via email or phone?

I have a few Mokes on the go at the moment but I think the one we were talking about is more or less finished but the engine, which I only made look pretty, had a terminal problem so the engine had to come out and is in the process of getting a crank grind and a scrub with a dunny brush on the insides.

My preferred painter is north east east of Melbourne out of the suburbs so a long way from Blairgowrie, which incidentally the main focus at the moment is another Moke from Blairgowrie. :) For mechanics I prefer to do my own work.

Terry

 

 
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Re: respray
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2020, 08:32:52 PM »
Green is nice

I cant help you with spray painters down in your part of Aus, and I am my spray painter. Look at the work a spray shop puts out is a good starting point and as mentioned make sure your wallet matches what you want the finished job to be. Some shops may let you do some of the labour, rubbing back etc. The photo is off my just finished moke cali where I put in at least 60 hours of preparation before I put on the finish coats.