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    Lackieren, umlackieren (Auto etc.)

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    Lackieren, umlackieren (Auto etc.)

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    "Nachdem er sich das Auto gekauft hatte, hatte er es komplett umlackiert."


    Google schlägt vor: "After he After he bought the car, he completely repainted it."


    Wäre das so richtig? Oder wäre "...he completely varnished it new." hier besser?


    Oder wäre beides hier gleichermaßen richtig?



    Author Malso (1145746) 27 Sep 22, 05:33
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    "Repainted it" is correct. Or "had it repainted".

    #1Author Martin--cal (272273) 27 Sep 22, 06:30
    Suggestionresprayed
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    To me, respray is more likely than repaint.

    #2Author Spike BE (535528) 27 Sep 22, 11:01
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    My sense is, people who are into cars would say respray, those of us who aren't would say repaint. Someone who would repaint a car just for the look might well say respray. Someone who found that remarkable (and would only repaint a car that had deep scratches causing a risk of rusting) might be more likely to say repaint.

    #3AuthorAE procrastinator (1268904) 27 Sep 22, 14:53
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    Could be an AE/BE difference? Painting sounds like you'd use a brush to me. I don't own a car.


    "Paint job", "paintwork" are OK, just not the verb.

    After he bought the car, he gave it a whole new paint job.

    https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/paint-job

    #4Author CM2DD (236324)  27 Sep 22, 15:45
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    Oh! Maybe it is then. Maybe spray is coming into use in US English gradually, starting with body shops and car afficionados.

    #5AuthorAE procrastinator (1268904) 27 Sep 22, 16:04
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    Either 'paint/repaint' or 'spray/respray' is fine and commonly used.

    If you're talking about a car then it's taken as a given that it's spray painted.

    #6AuthorSP (UK) (792698)  27 Sep 22, 20:43
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    Danke an alle. Thanks to everybody.

    #7Author Malso (1145746) 29 Sep 22, 06:12
     
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