Date registered: Jul 2013
Vehicle: 380SL, Jag F-type
Location: Home Sweet Home
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Wild guess - car was already repainted in the past, badly, and this was the only way to fix it. Alternatively, and rather unlikely, previous owner don't know how to use buffer gently and managed to sand off clear coat by weekly abusing it.
Outside rare circumstances (sitting outside all day long in the Texas sun since new), the car's paint shouldn't be oxidized. It is possible it was in the accident and you don't know about it. Consult with independent body shop to determine why it was necessary. In such cases, having it repainted second time is moot point.
Normally, having it painted would devalue the car, but mostly because getting painted is a result of getting into accident. Top-notch repaint won't devalue your car more than underlying reason to paint it would.
My advice is to walk away from the car as you did not do a good job selecting it.
Last edited by SinSL; 01-24-2016 at 05:15 AM.