Do dealers routinely respray trade ins?
I’ve been shopping for a prepreowned car the past several days and I’ve been noticing that many cars with 50k+ km have bumpers and hoods that look pretty much brand new with zero stone chips. I’m not sure how this is possible without a ppf, as my current car with 20k km already has several chips. Touchups are also never 100% and are visible if you look close enough. So this leads me to believe that these cars may have had their bumper and hoods resprayed by the dealer prior to putting them on the showroom floor. Does anyone know if this is common practice? I personally would prefer a hood with chips and the original paint vs. a hood that has been resprayed (although many would disagree).