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Old 03-07-2011, 09:54 PM
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Default has it been repainted before?

How do i tell if my truck has been repainted before?

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oh and save the snotty comments like scratch it to find out -_-
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:11 PM
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Default Re: has it been repainted before?

You could look inside fenders, door jams, engine bay, etc.... but I'm pretty sure if it was done right, and especially if they didn't change the color, you shouldn't be able to tell

Do you have a reason to think it was?
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:18 PM
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Default Re: has it been repainted before?

i have three... mud flaps have over spray of white on them (hard to believe ford would paint the truck w mud flaps on lol)
huge scratch on bumper is exact color of white and not like touch up white (believe me i know what color that is lol)
and the clear coat (maybe its just me) seems to be so intact

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maybe ford repainted the parts that had scratches? i didnt think about that
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:29 PM
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Default Re: has it been repainted before?

One easy way to find out (when the job hasn't been done right), is to take a few steps back, and look if there are different shades on your paint job.

Shitty shops and noob painters use the color codes instead of matching the paint with a scanner.

Check for stickers in the wheel wells or engine bay onto plastic parts, they sometimes leave them on, you can get a date from them if you're lucky.

Look for cracks (where the suspected re-painted parts join other parts) to see if there's paint that leaked or stuck where it shouldn't have, when you wash your truck use your hand and feel the paint to see if its even.

Other than that.. carfax?

Dunno.
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Default Re: has it been repainted before?

Sounds like it was re-painted, or at least parts of it... IMO the mudflaps give it away for sure.... Carfax might be a good idea...
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:56 PM
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Default Re: has it been repainted before?

check under the rubber window seals, pop them up a little and see what it looks like. Another method is to shine a white light (LED) on the truck at night, try to find different hues of color. On my truck when I put the 00 front end on, the painter matched the paint but the box has a purple hue were the front now has a blue hue. Only noticable with a white light shinned at a certain angle. It is the same color tho. weird
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:05 PM
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Default Re: has it been repainted before?

well i think the truck was white and just repainted white...will def take everyones advice...lol im just curious not like i can do anything about it haha
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