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Old 05-15-2021, 05:07 AM   #1
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Repaint or Vinyl? Neglected paint, heat cracks, burnt clear coat.

I got myself a project car...

Front looks OK, except nasty gauge on the fender.
The back is more worrying.
Clear coat is damaged, some burn marks from failed paint recovery. Basically the trunk lid and roof cover.
Rear bumper - paint completely stripped from about 30% of the area.
Rear fenders - cracks of old paint. Like heat cracks.

Now, I would rather have the whole car repainted, but one shop quoted my 10'000 USD.

Well, no, it is not worth it. Not at this age and state.

Cheaper options? Anyone knows some good pain shops that could do decent job (time is NOT an essence).

Then, I thought vinyl wrap, but I am like - not really... unless someone can convince me. lol

What would you do?

What I want?
I want not to be ashamed of flaky and dull paint in the back.
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