Auto Panel is Melbourne’s go-to expert for vehicle restorations and custom paint work. We sit down with our customers and carefully evaluate their vision and transform their vehicles into reflections of their personality, turning heads wherever they go. Be it an entire respray, a touch-up, or colouring your new spoiler, we will provide a professional solution.
Closed-door vs Entire Respray: What is right for me?
When getting a quote for a respray, many of our customers ask about whether an open-door or closed-door respray is right for them. First of all, let’s cover the difference. A closed-door respray is your basic exterior respray; the entire exterior of the vehicle is painted, but the undersides of panels (e.g. under a bonnet, engine bay etc.) are left untouched. An open-door respray, on the other hand, is where we spray both sides of your panels, so if you open your bonnet, the underside of it and the engine bay will be the same colour and tone of the exterior colour.
Closed-door resprays are favoured because they’re typically cheaper, as entire resprays obviously require more paint, and also require more labour as most of the interior of your vehicle will need to be stripped. Entire resprays are favoured on more high-end vehicles, as well as restorations, because of their attention to detail.
For customers selecting an entirely different colour, sometimes an entire respray may seem more attractive as it will look original. If a customer wants the same colour resprayed, it’s often not worthwhile painting the undersides of the panels, as they’re the same colour and typically in better condition, as they haven’t been exposed to sunlight, and as such, a closed-door respray would better suit their needs and budget.
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