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Old 06-21-2017, 05:19 PM   #1
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Removing BRZ Limited spoiler, $1200 to fill 4 holes?!

Never been a huge fan of the stock Limited spoiler on the BRZ. Went and ordered a Five:AD lip spoiler but it covers all the holes except the top 4 (2 each side).

Dropped off my vehicle at a very good body shop I've used before to have 4 of those holes filled and the trunk partially resprayed along with painting my Five:AD lip spoiler.

Total price: $1216

I specifically instructed them NOT to blend into my 1/4 panels, I want paintwork only limited to the trunk lid.

So for you guys who have experience in this matter, does $1200 seem a little excessive to fill 4 holes? They promised me they will tint the paint to almost perfection.



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Old 06-21-2017, 06:10 PM   #2
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Yeah, thats ridiculous.
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Old 06-21-2017, 06:27 PM   #3
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better off doing a trunk swap or buying a new trunk and painting it

why do u not like the limited spoiler? i actually like it haha

edit: actually, it's the 2017 ones i like...
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If you want the best of the best paint job I guess so. They might be buying you a brand new trunk for that price.
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Go to a auto body supply store, they sell plastic round headed plugs you can paint and glue in the hole. Here's mine.
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Sounds like typical inflated body shop pricing to me. Like everyone else says, I'd just buy a used trunk - that's my plan once I find one for the right price. Of course it won't be a picture perfect paint match but if you save enough money doing it then who cares imo, the body shop won't do any better of a job matching it.

Edit: those plugs aren't a bad idea, I did something similar to fill the front plate holes on a boxster that I used to own, they were actually sold pre-painted with factory paint and were a pretty damn good match. Someone could make some money doing that for these cars.
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They would probably sand the paint down to bare metal at the holes, weld up the holes, grind smooth, Bondo, primer, base coat, and top coat. That's quite a bit of work, and standard shop rate is anywhere from $75 to about $120 per hour.
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They would probably sand the paint down to bare metal at the holes, weld up the holes, grind smooth, Bondo, primer, base coat, and top coat. That's quite a bit of work, and standard shop rate is anywhere from $75 to about $120 per hour.
Yeah that's what I figured, they did bill it as 14.2 hours of work.

I'm thinking maybe it would have been cheaper just to buy a whole new OEM trunk for $360 and having it repainted. That way I would have my extra limited trunk untouched as a spare...damn.
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It should be cheaper since it comes primered.
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IDK if it matters to you, but if you buy another trunk lid it would not have the VIN sticker. some people care about that, some don't. I personally have thought of trading my limited trunk lid for a premium lid so I can put a duckbill on it, but the spoiler kind of grew on me
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Seems reasonable to me. Good bodywork is not quick, and thus not cheap. Ask anyone that has done bodywork.
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