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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-20-2016, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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slk250 oxidation

I recently purchased a 2013 red slk250 with 22,800 miles on it. part the deal was the deal was the dealer would remove the oxidation on the hood and truck and the tops of the doors. they wound up repainting the hood, trunk and tops of the doors. I did not give them permission to repaint the car just to remove the oxidation. I had read on another forum that repainting will devalue the worth of the car. Any advice? I do not have the car back yet.
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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.

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Don't worry, even with good paint work your car will devalue yearly like a rock - no long term classic car status for all the later Mercedes sports cars.
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Originally Posted by rorypff View Post
Don't worry, even with good paint work your car will devalue yearly like a rock - no long term classic car status for all the later Mercedes sports cars.
I would assume that in the 2 years since he posted, he has his car back.
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