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Evening all,

Bought a new Hayter Lawnmower today. It is a beautiful thing and is British Racing Green.

I got to thinking, it would be brilliant if I got the Foz resprayed in that wicked colour.

If I do this, does anyone know, do I have to inform/ask DVLA/Insurance Company??

Cheers

Alan
 

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Yes Al you have to tell them of a colour change !

British racing green is the colour of the gates of Buckingham Palace .
I was thinking of a colour change myself .

However my thoughts were to getting the car "wrapped" ….. a coating/film that can be removed should you wish to go back to original colour .
Wrapping is much less costly than a total paint job . although I have heard reports of damage to existing paint after removal of the wrap..
 

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As Lockheed said, yes, DVLA and insurance for painting...

But following on, do you have to inform the DVLA of colour change if you wrap it? It would make sense in some ways, but it's not permanent, so maybe not?
 

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Cheers for the replies.

I like the sound of wrapping!

Foz in fo4 service 8n the next couple of weeks at Foresters the guy that does all Ivan’s resprays/body work is in a unit a couple of doors down.

I will ask him.

Ïnsurance, do you think premiums will go up ?

ATVB

Alan
 

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Also curious if wrapping requires telling DVLA of colour change as it is temporary.........

Also does anyone know if you can wrap the roof bars without removing them? Mine are peeling black paint and look a bit not great
 

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Insurance premiums increase? Pure guess would be yes, it's a mod and also maybe if it was lightly damaged in one area it may need peeling back and redoing(?) But again, pure guess!
 

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A good wrap should last 3 years .
Yes but finding a good wrapper to do it properly is a must as there's a few 'och that'll do' cowboy wrappers out there.
For a wrap the size of the Foz and with so many intricate lines and bodywork add ons then I'm sure you will be talking the best part of 2k.
A lot of money for just 3 years. Mind you you will have a guarantee from the wrapper should you need to return for damages or imperfections.

I'm a fan of the chrome blue and of course satin black. There's 2 companies in Inverness who wrap and the results are pretty darn amazing.... But for how long is the question?

I know it's nice to know you could remove it and go back to stock but yes as you said it may damage the teaspoon of paint that the factory sparingly applies to the Foz. I know what I'd rather do and that's spent the extra 2k upwards for a decent respray.
 

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I know you're only joking but I've seen a wee Caterham buzzing about here in blue chrome and it looks quite fancy :cool:(y) suit you sir!
I was joking but I was hoping that you would post a barrage of cars with blue chrome wraps ,
 

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Rules changed a little while back to mean you do need to inform DVLA of any colour change, even a wrap.
Im not being flippant but I saw a vw polo the other day and every panel was a different colour.

I suppose they say . my name is Jason Donavon and I have a multi colour dream car .
(and yes Lockheed is cultured)
 

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Im not being flippant but I saw a vw polo the other day and every panel was a different colour.

I suppose they say . my name is Jason Donavon and I have a multi colour dream car .
(and yes Lockheed is cultured)
I presume that was the Harlequin, which was a special edition from the factory.

DVLA has them registered as multi-colour.
 
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