How much is it to change the colour of a car

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daydreamer93
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And what are the ramifications? I've heard it can have an increase on insurance?
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And what are the ramifications? I've heard it can have an increase on insurance?
Depends on the car, the type of paint used/selected, condition of bodywork prior to painting, quality of the finish etc.

Cheap jobs are cheap because they are cheap.

Taken from some re-spray websites:

For a small car (VW Beetle/Mini etc.) Expect to pay £1700 - £2000+ for labour (bodywork in good condition, no rust or dents etc.) PLUS around £300 per litre of paint ( 3 - 4 litres needed). Total cost perhaps £3000+ VAT for a reasonable job.
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Depends on the quality of the job.

You can do it yourself with a gallon of thinners, a couple of newspapers and half a douzen rattle cans for less than 50 quid.
Or you can have the car stripped to a shell, blasted and painted to a concours standard for circa 15k

... and a load of options in the middle!
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And what are the ramifications? I've heard it can have an increase on insurance?
If you do permanently change the colour of your car then you will need to notify the DVLA to update your V5C (log book). If you do it using a temporary method such as vinyl wrapping you don't need to, however assuming you're getting it resprayed you will need to update it.
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Probably more than it's worth. Is the colour really that bad?
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