: Factory Paint Job?

04-07-13, 07:52 PM
The paint job on our 2005 SRX has a faceted look to it almost like orange peel. The color is dark blue. Is this the normal factory paint job on these cars or is it evidence of a repaint? The paint looks good it's just not physically smooth. It has never been in a recorded accident according to the AutoCheck report.

04-08-13, 09:29 AM
I going to say a repaint. It is unlikely that a late model factory applied paint would orange peel. In fact, I think that the orange peel effect happens shortly after the paint is applied and not something that happens over time.

04-10-13, 04:40 PM
That's what I thought possibly too. But the AutoCheck file does not list any accidents. It looks more like a mediocre Factory paint job. Was curious as to how common a GM paint job that is not smooth is.

04-10-13, 05:28 PM
If the entire car is that way, it may have come from the factory or it's a total re-paint. Check the edges of the doors, hood etc. for mask lines, and in door jambs for smoother paint. Those are typical give-a-ways.