How to Tell If a Car Has Been Painted
Video tutorial on how to determine if a car has been painted. I will be going over a few different vehicles, providing you with various examples of what to look for. First let me start by saying that if a vehicle has been painted, it’s not necessarily a bad thing. A vehicle can have areas or panels touched up or the whole vehicle can be painted. Painting can be done due to stone chips, a parking lot scuff, small or large accident, vandalism, vehicle color change, custom paint, restoration, repairing failing or worn existing paint, rust, and other forms of damage. Regardless of the reason for repairs, there are good and bad quality jobs. While I’m not necessarily a fan of purchasing a repainted vehicle, the used car market where I live, it can be extremely hard finding an original vehicle. Therefore I typically try to avoid bad quality repaints. Depending on the color, some repaints are easier to spot than compared to others. Lighter colors tend to hide repairs better however, some colors such as silver, gold, or metallics may be harder to match. Towards the end of the video, I’ll also feature a tool that can be used to measure paint thickness made by car-sys and I have a 10% coupon code for my subscribers which is 4DIYers10.