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How Much does a Respray cost

The cost of a car respray in Australia can vary widely depending on several factors

such as the size of the vehicle, the quality of the paint and materials used, the level

of prep work required, and the reputation of the workshop. Here’s a breakdown of

what you can expect:

Factors Influencing the Cost

1. **Size of the Vehicle**: Smaller cars generally cost less to respray than larger

vehicles like SUVs, vans, or trucks.

2. **Quality of Paint**: Premium paints, including metallic or pearl finishes, can

significantly increase the cost.

3. **Extent of Prep Work**: If the car requires extensive bodywork or rust repair

before painting, this will add to the cost.

4. **Workshop Reputation**: Well-known or specialized workshops may charge more

for their services due to their expertise and quality of work.

5. **Type of Respray**:

- **Basic Respray**: a simple respray with no color change without extensive prep work.

- **Full Respray**: Includes painting door jambs, engine bay, and other less visible


- **Showroom Quality**: High-end resprays with multiple coats, clear coats, and

meticulous attention to detail.

Average Cost Estimates

- **Basic Respray**: A basic respray, where only the exterior of the car is painted,

can cost between AUD 2,500 and AUD 5,000. This includes minimal prep work and

standard paint.

- **Full Respray**: For a more comprehensive respray that includes the door jambs,

inside the trunk, and under the hood, prices typically range from AUD 5,000 to AUD

10,000. This includes more extensive prep work and better quality paint.

- **Showroom Quality Respray**: A high-end respray designed for show cars can

cost between AUD 10,000 and AUD 20,000 or more. This includes extensive prep

work, multiple layers of paint and clear coat, and meticulous detailing.

Additional Costs

- **Rust Repair**: If your car has significant rust, repairing it can add a few hundred

to several thousand dollars to the total cost.

- **Bodywork**: Dents, scratches, and other imperfections need to be fixed before

painting, which can also increase costs.

- **Custom Paint**: Custom colors or designs can add significantly to the cost due to

the complexity and labor involved.


Respraying a car in Australia can range from a few thousand dollars for a basic job

to over AUD 20,000 for a high-quality showroom finish. The final cost will depend on

the specific needs of your car and the level of detail you require.

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