dont spray it! vinyl wrap it! can get a crazy colour also if you do!
I mean this in the nicest possible way... Don't be an idiot and have a respray. It'll be a monumental waste of money. Sell up and buy another car or keep this as it is for the time being.
Seriously, mate, you have got to open your eyes. A full respray on a 1.2 clio? Definitely a massive waste of money. Listen to the users on here.
My advice? Sell up and get an upgrade.
Just think ....your less likely to sell It if its bright froggin green :L
the only reasonable advice to me is from paul - keep it as is (which would really bug me) and kliokid (wrap the car as it would be cheaper... but that would still need the bodywork repairing)
Just repair the bits that need repairing fella.
iv replaced the bonnet, but i need a front bumper, drivers wing, roof needs repairing, passengers door needs spraying due to a large patch where it got scratched and someone covered it with sú"t paint, the rear bumper needs colour coding as its black gold not black pearl :/ so only really leaves the rear quarter and bootlid that wouldnt get sprayed
and thats not taking into account the dints and scratches on those panels that my drivers door isnt completely straight and is covered in dints
i just want it looking nice :/ its really irritating that idiots in carparks keep hitting it with their doors and driving off :/ i really dont like it looking a state...
I hear you matey, but unles you never park in public again after the work is done, yhow many tears will be shed when you get another wang in your door?
It's why I haven't bothered spraying my 172
Wrap it in luminous green then fella.
Your path is clear, and at resale time it can always come off
I'm interested to know what these mechanical bits are that you've changed that makes it impossible for you to sell...
clutch, gearbox, all the driveshafts, the CV boots and bottom arms, both anti roll bars, the suspension all round (il be getting coilovers to replace these though), all wheel bearings, the entire interior, battery, aswell as alot of the smaller parts... and i dont have any of the standard parts to put back on if i did sell the car for another clio so i would lose on all the mods i have done...
the only running part really that i havent replaced in the 2 years i have had the car is the engine... (the clutch was done november just gone)
the only reason i kept the car when it came to fixing these parts is that i need a car and didnt have the time or money to change car then... now i still dont have the time or money but iv grown really attached to the car over the time i have had it and i really dont wanna lose the money that i have put into it (around 2 grand in repairs and parts, not counting mods) not to mention i really enjoy driving it...
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How much do you reckon all the bodywork, paint and labour would cost? You could do the bodywork and maintenance yourself. To be honest if you don't want to sell up you could do a quick repair of any essentials, bodywork wise, do a quick clear coat, yourself, then get the car wrapped afterwards. Wrapping is not permanent though, could be more than a few hundred quid that might only last 2 or 3 years.
How many miles are on it by the way? You can get clios dirt cheap now, esp non sports. You could break yours, and buy another one. This is only advice by the way.
as i say though i cant go without a car and cant afford to buy a car... i really dont even have 1500 to spend on a clio to then pay someone to transfer all the parts over that iv replaced (the mods i could do the rest i can do bits but not stuff like clutch..) and as i said earlier dude i dont have the time for stuff like this atm
Last edited by Spinksy; 17-04-2012 at 20:07. Reason: breaking advice