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Old 11-17-2012, 02:27 AM   #1
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Mazda 3 paint

I wanted to change my Mazda 3 body paint from its silver color to metallic red. Also, is it advisable to change its paint too early? What could be the ballpark figure of its costs? Any affordable but great recommendations in LA area. Thanks.
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Re: Mazda 3 paint

You might consider going with a vinyl wrap to get the color you want. This way the factory silver paint will remain. The vinyl wraps are a bit less expensive than a respray, look just as good if done well, provide some protection for the paint, and if the paint and body on your car is in good shape already, should require a bit less time in the shop than a repaint would.

I have no idea though on reputable shops in the LA area to do wraps.

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Re: Mazda 3 paint

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I wanted to change my Mazda 3 body paint from its silver color to metallic red. Also, is it advisable to change its paint too early? What could be the ballpark figure of its costs? Any affordable but great recommendations in LA area. Thanks.
Definitely get a wrap, will protect your paintwork and not de-value your vehicle! Look for a local dealer to help you out
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