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#1 (permalink) Old 06-06-2005, 08:19 PM
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Hello everyone

have a few questions maybe you can give me your advise on.

1. Will repainting my car hurt the resale value(stone chips on front spoiler and hood). I thought about just doing the front but for the money, i may just as well do the entire car.

2. Does any one knows where/how i can have the T.V. function work in the NAV system?

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Hello everyone

have a few questions maybe you can give me your advise on.

1. Will repainting my car hurt the resale value(stone chips on front spoiler and hood). I thought about just doing the front but for the money, i may just as well do the entire car.

2. Does any one knows where/how i can have the T.V. function work in the NAV system?

THANKS
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Repainting your car can eathier hurt or be good for you. Depends who you are selling the car to? Selling it privately one might think WOW nice paint job, I want the car! Another might say they dont care how much $ you spent on the paint job. That you are trying to cover up something, perhaps an accident, bondo, etc...and would prefer a car with original paint not caring about chips/scratches.

Selling to the dealer will be tough if its repainted. They almost always dont like to buy cars that have been fully repainted, unless they had the work done themselves by there own body shops.

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Its hard to sell a repainted car private party for sure. UNLESS you take pictures before and after with timestamps so they know that you just repainted for chips and scratches and aren't trying to cover anything up.

Trading back to a dealer won't even matter. They either A) won't check that or B) won't even care. They often give so little $ to the seller that they just auction it off someplace else if they find that it won't sell or if they see something that they don't like.

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I had my supra fully repainted and the interested buyers actually did not care. They liked it, not only for the awsome paint job but because it was a supra (plus some mods).

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Originally posted by paulg@Jun 6 2005, 09:19 PM
Hello everyone

have a few questions maybe you can give me your advise on.

1. Will repainting my car hurt the resale value(stone chips on front spoiler and hood). I thought about just doing the front but for the money, i may just as well do the entire car.

2. Does any one knows where/how i can have the T.V. function work in the NAV system?

THANKS
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It's a bit of a gray area, but it comes down to whether the paint in its current condition is or is not detracting from the value of the car, and by how much. For example - I had Carmax appraise a previous car of mine awhile back, and they gave a big hit for "Road Rash", which is basically the little chips and stuff on the front surfaces and mirrors that you accumulate over time. They didn't care about "original paint". The irony to all of this is that "highway driving" is where most of this damage occurs, yet is the kind of driving most buyers want their prospective cars to have had. Catch-22! ghead

If the rest of the car is in nice enough shape, you can probably enhance its value by getting a quality re-paint on just the front and hood. My mom did that with her car awhile back (just for herself, not to resell) and the results were great, and not too expensive (but it was only a Civic, so the yardstick is admittedly relative).

On the other hand, if just getting the front repainted will make the rest of the car look worse by comparison, then you'd prob need to repaint it all. This is a LOT more expensive, and may not be worth it. Just my opinion. Get some others and decide for yourself. I hope I helped!

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I have never understood why SOME dealers do not like repainted cars. I mean, hello, if it is the original factory color shouldn't this be perceived as a good thing? I remember trading in my old high school Chevy Camaro years ago that had a fresh paint job. One dealer gave me the run around about it and I told him to go jump in the lake since there are other dealerships that want my business more than him.

On that note, if you are not a perfectionist and have a steady hand, why not just get some touch up paint from the dealer? I have learned to apply it with a toothpick (a paint pro gave me this idea) and use the clear coat. I have gotten so good at it I cannot find the places I have touched up.

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I have never understood why SOME dealers do not like repainted cars. I mean, hello, if it is the original factory color shouldn't this be perceived as a good thing? I remember trading in my old high school Chevy Camaro years ago that had a fresh paint job. One dealer gave me the run around about it and I told him to go jump in the lake since there are other dealerships that want my business more than him.

On that note, if you are not a perfectionist and have a steady hand, why not just get some touch up paint from the dealer? I have learned to apply it with a toothpick (a paint pro gave me this idea) and use the clear coat. I have gotten so good at it I cannot find the places I have touched up.
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thanks guys for the honest reply, i think i am going to keep her with the highspeed sand blast look,(lower front spoiler) since here in europe that is the-in- thing now, it showes your car is running fast on the autobahn...i guess
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