Ok -- my 88 560sl has all original paint -- except -- the right rear fender must have had some body work done by a previous owner -- as a result, he must have sanded down that one area and re-painted. If you look very closely, you would be able to see the difference between the original paint and what was repaired (not a bad job...but an eagle eye looking for defects will find it if the light hits the panel in a certain way). I love the color (smoked silver). My questions are: when I am going to was and polish the car -- is there a way to better blend these areas? Will a really good was/polish create more of a problem in that you will be able to see the difference even more? What is a good quality wax/polish -- was thinking of asking a pro to come over and do it once so I can watch? And -- in the future, is it best to just repaint the entire car or is it ever possible to get a good body/paint shop to blend it to perfection. thx!