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    Assalam o Alaikum,
    I visit the used cars section of Pakwheels quite often and visit the market quite often too, I have come across many occasions where people state the vehicle has been painted to overcome scratches or to give a fresh look, usually its a third grade paint that has been sprayed. Based on this, i have a question:-

    In a country where resale is given so much importance, that people even choose the color of their new car keeping in mind whether it will sell well or not. So how is it possible that in such a market people would respray a car just to cover a few scratches (knowing that this would have a drastic impact on the price)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayrider View Post
    Alright, and would you also respray a car to brighten it's color? Say its a 15 year old car with slightly fading paint from a few places

    Of course yes... I hate fade away colors and scratches... And amazed by the thinking of people while buying used cars... i often laugh on them... Yar 10 saal purani gari lene ja rahy ho or body pe touching dekh rahy ho, instead of checking the engine and suspension etc... We all know our road and traffic conditions, and spray and touching are minor issue to me... Yes the car should not be having major accident, do check its pillars, supports etc, but no use of pointing out sprays etc in old car... If the car is well maintained, it will speaks for itself...
    ...

    Coming to the Sellers now, What we lack is EMAAN, we dont trust Allah Almighty by heart... Though everyone says that RIZQ ALLLAH DETA HAI, but we dont mean it in our heart... We keep on selling our EMAAN for few thousands or few lac rupees... Yar what, if a person buy a 1.2 million car, for e.g i have bought a car, used it for 2-3 years or more, enjpyed its luxuries, and it sells on 1-2 lac less price... So what, that 1-2 lacs will change my status of life if i earn them by meter reversing and hiding any flaws etc... Can this money earn me a home or a mercedes or fulfill my all needs or what...
    ...
    Actually we dont understand the meaning of RIZQ... Hadith mafhoom is whoever says 5 time prayers Allah Almighty will ease out his RIZQ... RIZQ is not khana peena, it includes all your needs, residence, cars, needs of your wife and children etc. All that will be eased out by Allah and many unfortunate incidents will be taken from that person...
    ...
    In this perspective, Think if someone save 1-2 lacs or few thousands by selling the car by lie, May be Allah entrap him in COURTS and HOSPITALS for some unfortunate cases or diseases, and he lose more money than he earn... On the other hand a person with truth earning less or losing money on sale, Allah provide him some other opportunities in life and keep him happy...
    ...
    Sorry discussion was about sprays etc and i tried to explain something else that is too deep, which i might not be able to convey in this little speech...
    Keep Faith in Allah...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrUsmanNawaz View Post
    Of course yes... I hate fade away colors and scratches... And amazed by the thinking of people while buying used cars... i often laugh on them... Yar 10 saal purani gari lene ja rahy ho or body pe touching dekh rahy ho, instead of checking the engine and suspension etc... We all know our road and traffic conditions, and spray and touching are minor issue to me... Yes the car should not be having major accident, do check its pillars, supports etc, but no use of pointing out sprays etc in old car... If the car is well maintained, it will speaks for itself...
    ...

    Coming to the Sellers now, What we lack is EMAAN, we dont trust Allah Almighty by heart... Though everyone says that RIZQ ALLLAH DETA HAI, but we dont mean it in our heart... We keep on selling our EMAAN for few thousands or few lac rupees... Yar what, if a person buy a 1.2 million car, for e.g i have bought a car, used it for 2-3 years or more, enjpyed its luxuries, and it sells on 1-2 lac less price... So what, that 1-2 lacs will change my status of life if i earn them by meter reversing and hiding any flaws etc... Can this money earn me a home or a mercedes or fulfill my all needs or what...
    ...
    Actually we dont understand the meaning of RIZQ... Hadith mafhoom is whoever says 5 time prayers Allah Almighty will ease out his RIZQ... RIZQ is not khana peena, it includes all your needs, residence, cars, needs of your wife and children etc. All that will be eased out by Allah and many unfortunate incidents will be taken from that person...
    ...
    In this perspective, Think if someone save 1-2 lacs or few thousands by selling the car by lie, May be Allah entrap him in COURTS and HOSPITALS for some unfortunate cases or diseases, and he lose more money than he earn... On the other hand a person with truth earning less or losing money on sale, Allah provide him some other opportunities in life and keep him happy...
    ...
    Sorry discussion was about sprays etc and i tried to explain something else that is too deep, which i might not be able to convey in this little speech...
    You see, mechanically, a vehicle can always be fixed, body and structure wise, it can't. So that is why body is the first priority while buying a car, if the body has been beat, no point buying the car because it has already lost its resistance. As for your second point, I agree with what you say but I am just trying to clear some queries in my head so that one can then generalize the majority with some proof.
    Kindly let me know, after how long do you generally change vehicles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayrider View Post
    How often do you change cars?(months/year/few Years/5 years or more)
    3 to 5 years
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    Quote Originally Posted by Legal_rebel View Post
    3 to 5 years
    Thank you for your input

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayrider View Post
    You see, mechanically, a vehicle can always be fixed, body and structure wise, it can't. So that is why body is the first priority while buying a car, if the body has been beat, no point buying the car because it has already lost its resistance. As for your second point, I agree with what you say but I am just trying to clear some queries in my head so that one can then generalize the majority with some proof.
    Kindly let me know, after how long do you generally change vehicles?
    After 8 years, bought new car...
    Keep Faith in Allah...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrUsmanNawaz View Post
    After 8 years, bought new car...
    Thank you for your input

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    Quote Originally Posted by 440 View Post
    would never repaint original car is original mujhe tu dil ki tasali bhi rehti ha car original ha just use some good wax/polish such as color magic and go on with it no need to repaint unless its an accident God forbides... i have a 2003 2.0d the car is old and has clock 250k kms its full of scratches and dents here and there no major accident and only front and rear bumper and right fender is replaced back in 2010 due to accident uskay illawa no repaint or filling has being applied i like it the way it is
    How often do you change your car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmanrasheedpsh View Post
    I wont respray it just to cover scratches !
    How often do you change your vehicle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sr107 View Post
    Absolutely not. I'd rather detail the car and give it the care it needs.
    How often do you change your car?

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    I will respray my car why would i drive a car with scratches
    People here are driving cars full of scratches faded paint dislocated body panels claiming genuine
    My interval of changing car is 2-3 years max but i drive carefully
    In my opinion a neat and clean car which has few touchups and a total genuine car with scratches and scuffs both have same market value
    I don't know why people are so obsessed with faded scratches vehicle

    For the person who is selling the car if his car is total genuine with scratches and scuffs the buyer will object at scratches and try to reduce demand on this point that the car has scratches
    And if the car which has a resprayed panels the buyer will object on that

    People here are always play these tricks to reduce demand so no need to worry about respray
    I mean why would a park a car in my garage which scratches tease me everyday

    If i am going to buy a used car i would prefer a neat and clean car with few touchups rather a fading scratched rusty car thanks






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    I don't like scratches on my car, but I would not repaint just to cover up 'minor' scratches. I just got my corolla 09 repainted because of big scratches that were ruining the look of the car.
    PS. My car is black so people who own a black car know how bad a scratch looks on black and how painful I feel when I find a new scratch on my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokin View Post
    I will respray my car why would i drive a car with scratches
    People here are driving cars full of scratches faded paint dislocated body panels claiming genuine
    My interval of changing car is 2-3 years max but i drive carefully
    In my opinion a neat and clean car which has few touchups and a total genuine car with scratches and scuffs both have same market value
    I don't know why people are so obsessed with faded scratches vehicle

    For the person who is selling the car if his car is total genuine with scratches and scuffs the buyer will object at scratches and try to reduce demand on this point that the car has scratches
    And if the car which has a resprayed panels the buyer will object on that

    People here are always play these tricks to reduce demand so no need to worry about respray
    I mean why would a park a car in my garage which scratches tease me everyday

    If i am going to buy a used car i would prefer a neat and clean car with few touchups rather a fading scratched rusty car thanks






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    Thank you for your input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by han94 View Post
    I don't like scratches on my car, but I would not repaint just to cover up 'minor' scratches. I just got my corolla 09 repainted because of big scratches that were ruining the look of the car.
    PS. My car is black so people who own a black car know how bad a scratch looks on black and how painful I feel when I find a new scratch on my car.
    Thank you for your input

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayrider View Post
    How often do you change your car?
    After 3-5 years.

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    Some times scratches are too much that destroy whole look of car so people repaint it. Buyers cnt be fooled easily. As major accidential repairs can b caught no matter which jana mana "ustaad" had worked on the car


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrUnknown View Post
    Some times scratches are too much that destroy whole look of car so people repaint it. Buyers cnt be fooled easily. As major accidential repairs can b caught no matter which jana mana "ustaad" had worked on the car


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    Agreed but the fact of the matter is, most of those who claim to have sprayed for scratches are usually accidented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayrider View Post
    How often do you change your car?
    the 2.0d is a family daily driven by driver so its a old car now after 2 to 4 years mostly
    Alhumdulillah in 2013 changed 4 cars from civic 10 to civic 2013 to prius and finally altis all were used cars but in original paint
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    Quote Originally Posted by 440 View Post
    the 2.0d is a family daily driven by driver so its a old car now after 2 to 4 years mostly
    Alhumdulillah in 2013 changed 4 cars from civic 10 to civic 2013 to prius and finally altis all were used cars but in original paint
    Thank you for your input

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    Repainting car is considered a big sin by most people.

    But it is better to repaint only the area that is damaged or rusted, than repainting whole car.

    Repainting for covering up minor scratches is what i would not like to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s15 View Post
    Repainting car is considered a big sin by most people.

    But it is better to repaint only the area that is damaged or rusted, than repainting whole car.

    Repainting for covering up minor scratches is what i would not like to do.
    Thank you for your input sir

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