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LAY74
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 78
posted November 15, 2005 11:52 AM  
IM SELLING A HOBBY 1 YEAR OLD WITH NEW BODY.. IF ANY OF YOU WANTED TO BUY A HOBBY WOULD YOU WANT IT PAINTED OR JUST PRIMERED SO YOU COULD PAINT YOUR OWN COLORS..

JUST WONDERING IF I SHOULD PAINT THIS CAR BEFORE I POST IT TO SELL

Spi-nex
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 67
posted November 15, 2005 12:33 PM  
I would prefer it to be primed, I like to paint cars myself. If I had a choice between 2 identical cars, and the only difference was whether it was painted on one and primed on the other, I would buy the primed one.

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LAY74
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 78
posted November 21, 2005 06:37 AM  
thanks for the reply. I will be posting it forsale in the next month or so..

Larry Seals
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 43
posted November 29, 2005 05:53 AM  
Ditto

J3
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 201
posted November 29, 2005 07:36 PM  
Just prime it. That way people can put there own paint scheme on it.

Koolaid
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 98
posted November 30, 2005 02:22 PM  
If you are good with a spray gun and can make some cheap paint lay down then a nice shiny car (say white that hides a lot of imperfections) is going to draw in the people a lot quicker then a flat gray car. Throw a quick coat of paint on the used racing wheels (either silver or black), and people are going to walk in, say "dang all I have to do is put on my # and I can go racing". Now if you are horrible with paint and dont' have the extra time then it isn't worth it. Heck $20 worth of spray paint can make a car look all new sitting in a garage in the late evening when someone is tired and just got out of work to see it.

You've got to decide who your target audience is: people who are doing all their own stuff on their cars probably won't be looking at a built hobby stock - reach out to the guy just getting into racing that sees a straight shiny car and goes "that looks nice". Just my opinion - each car scenario is different.

  

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