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There is nothing obvious that I can tell, I can usually tell when a cars been re-painted when the light glares across it, but there is none of that, the panels all line up, lenses match etc.

carfax was clean when I bought

Took it to my body shop guy when I bought it, and he said it was clean

Well today getting off work I saw something odd under my rear drivers tire. I fiddled with it, and it was lime green masking tape, on the edge of my fender lip, stuck to the fender well, along that border.

It was lime green, 2 overlapped pieces about 1/2 inch wide, 5 inches long, and had a bit of over spray paint on it, that matches my car.

Could this STILL be stuck there from the factory? Otherwise the car is flawless other than a inch long very fine scratch on the spoiler, it looks like a white cat hair.
 

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not factory for sure, its just had a good paint repair if you cant see anything else
 

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yep. it happens A LOT! I paint many non insurance jobs could have been nothing more then a door ding on the fender, no one would make a claim for that. but would want it fixed. especially for the purpose of reselling it.
 

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Just don't think about it... Think of it as dating a person who looks like a supermodel. You love her dearly, finish each other's sentences and the whole nine yards.

Later, you find she had a little plastic surgery like a nose job or taking off some moles. Would you agonize over this? :)
 

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Probably had a scratch, and they just touched it up.
 

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Well, if not for the overspray, I'd suggest that it was leftover tape from a session at the dragstrip. Many ppl tape up the rear fenders to protect the paint from the debris kicked up by doing burnouts...
 

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I doubt this car was dragged....based on a few things I've noticed, plus the vehicle history report, I'm pretty sure a soccer mom had it.

I'm not gonna lose any sleep over it, its just that this is by far the most pristine car I've ever owned, I just wanted to know.


The supermodel analogy is perfect, lol
 
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