Is it Crazy?

Kent McLean kentmclean at
Mon Feb 27 11:40:54 EST 2006

L DC wrote:
> When I bought my '86 Audi 5KTQ in 2004, the exterior
> was in excellent shape with its pearl white paint nice
> and glowy. 

Is what crazy? Cleaning and detailing the engine? No, as
it will help you spot leaks and other problems.

Painting the car?  Well, in my opinion, yes.  A $1500 paint
job on a $1000 car will make the car worth $1000.  If you
can paint it yourself for cost of materials, then maybe it
is worth it. It depends on a) how bad the storm damage
was, b) how long you expect to keep the car, and c) how
badly you feel driving the car with the current paint.

That said, my '94 100 S has a 3' long crack across the
hood. But on an old beater, I doesn't bother me that much.

Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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