It may be me, but the paint doesn't look the same color overall and there are some areas where the paint looks really thick, too thick, and in other places it looks thin.Scroll down and view the underbody shots.
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I agree; for those that know what they're looking for overspray does not always indicate a poor or sloppy paint job, but instead is intended to disguise collision damage that has been fixed and was not disclosed. While it is difficult to prove, it can be done, given time and money, under the lemon law and inadequate disclosure. Pat discovered the overspray on the wiring harness of a Lexus that kept shorting out and the more he investigated he determined that it had, in fact, been hit, repaired improperly, and it was not disclosed.Back in 6/87 I bought a brand-new BMW M3 with overspray like that. As I later found out, the passenger side of the car had been damaged, and repainted up at their port storage facility in South Carolina. The paint was perfectly-matched (Henna Red), and I only noticed after having had the car for a few weeks, as I was applying Rain-X to all the side windows. My paper towels were turning red, but I didn't at the time give it much thought. A few weeks later I had the wheels off, and as I was waxing them, the same thing happened with my rags. Finally I began to investigate, and found only the faintest tape lines inside the door jams, under the hood, and inside the trunk, and that's when I knew what had happened. I *****ed at BMW for several months, and did get them to repaint all the wheels, but I had to live with the underspray below the car, and eventually sold the M3 a few years later. Now for the punchline . . .
A similar thing happened to an attorney in Alabama who bought an '88 750iL with the same sort of repairs, at about the same time as mine. He sued BMW for not disclosing what had been done (apparently there's a limit), and was awarded a new 750iL and 3X the cost of his original car in punitive damages. if only I had known such a thing was possible and not fallen for BMW's stonewalling. . .