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      10-14-2011, 09:52 PM   #1
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Does painting car different color = Decrease in Value

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I've had my car about a year and a half and am getting bored with the color. My question to you is if I decide to have it repainted a different finish, would that decrease the value of it? If so, how much? I'm not sure if when the time comes for me to sell it if that would be a major issue with potential buyers. I currently have an IB and was thinking Fire Orange. I know the simple answer is to sell the IB and buy a Fire Orange, but my car is paid off and don't want to take on another car payment. Thanks for any feedback.
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I would say yes, it will decrease the value. How much? Depends on what you sell it for! You can't really give a great comparison because people sell their cars for such different prices. If you really want to paint it, do it for you. Don't do it for the resell.
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      10-14-2011, 10:27 PM   #3
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^Agree. I will say I would never buy a car that has been repainted a different color. I love factory options and also very much dislike aftermarket radios etc.
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you will lose value. But to an enthusiast, that work you put it COULD possibly yield an ok selling price..
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bored? do some wrapping...
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Repainted car is a major red flag: big accident? rust? Not to mention the quality will never be as good as factory. My opinion..
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Repainted car is a major red flag: big accident? rust? Not to mention the quality will never be as good as factory. My opinion..
Exactly, it will raise a lot of questions. I like the idea a poster suggested of doing a wrap. If you were planning on keeping the car a long time, then paint it. But if you're concerned about resale, it's always going to be a negative.
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Exactly, it will raise a lot of questions. I like the idea a poster suggested of doing a wrap. If you were planning on keeping the car a long time, then paint it. But if you're concerned about resale, it's always going to be a negative.
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I agree with most of the above. I think there are far more negatives than positives.

If you really wanted to change the color of the car, do a wrap so that you can have some different yet is fully reversible later on.
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I agree with most of the above. I think there are far more negatives than positives.

If you really wanted to change the color of the car, do a wrap so that you can have some different yet is fully reversible later on.
Yep i agree with the wrap - perspective buyers might actually pay more - two cars for the price of one!
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