Join Date: Oct 2011
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,127
Paint job vs originality
As mentioned in another thread I was in London yesterday and in between meetings went to chat with the guys at Topaz Detailing.
This morning I took a very, very, very close look at my car. Obviously I did that before I bought it but now I looked at it through detailer's eyes....oeps!
I have seen their work, like they did on Russel's 16M, and I am very sure they will do a great job on the 550. However, if I want it to be excellent (and I do...), it definitely needs a front end re-spray, also the rear bumper should be done.
I was wondering whether you guys have an opinion on the re-spraying bit. I can imagine that the purists among you might say that new paint may influence the value or originality of the car, however, cosmetic re-painting will uplift the looks and therefore will increase the value or at least not de-valuate the car.
Thoughts? Opinions? Experience? Let me have it!
550 Maranello 7-2000 nero/nero
1974 Ducati 750 Yellow Sport
1974 Ducati 350 Desmo Yellow Sport
2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
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