Selling Your Older Car: Why a New Paint Job Matters
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Selling Your Older Car: Why a New Paint Job Matters

Last year, I bought a new car. Rather than trade in my old one, I decided to sell it myself. Before I put it in the market, I took the car to a local shop and got my old baby a new paint job. The new paint made all the difference with the car. While operationally it was sound, the outside was not all that great. After the fresh coat of paint, the car generated a lot of attention from prospective buyers. I even had a bidding war going on between two parties who really wanted it. If you have an older vehicle to sell, it pays to invest in a new paint job. Let me tell you more about why this strategy works. Follow my tips for selecting the color and the paint type, and you'll get a great price for the old jalopy.

Selling Your Older Car: Why a New Paint Job Matters

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    10 May 2018

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  • Hail Has A Lot Of Fury

    14 February 2018

    Rain storms can be gentle, even calming. Other times, they can turn into raging beasts filled with thunder, lightning and furious winds. And then there are those storms where the patter of raindrops suddenly changes to a sharp pinging sound, and you know that Mother Nature is unleashing her fury in the shape of hailstones. While some hail may be innocuous, bigger stones can cause serious, expensive damage to your vehicles.

  • 3 Ways To Improve Your Sandblasting Work

    26 October 2017

    If you have to do sandblasting on a regular basis for your job, you want to be able to do the best job possible. Here are a few ways you can improve your professional sandblasting work. #1 Evaluate Your Technique The first thing you need to do is evaluate your technique. You need to make sure that when you are sandblasting, that you are steadily moving your hand and the equipment from one side to another in a side to side movement.

  • 3 Hail Damage Repair Myths To Ignore

    4 April 2017

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  • How to Remove Small Dents From Vehicle Bodies

    3 April 2017

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