"David Keates" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "DervMan" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> "David Keates" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> My daughters Silver Fiesta 1997 model
>>> is painted white under the bonnet, The V5 says Silver So that is the
>>> original colour. Did ford paint silver over a whit base and leave the
>>> hidden stuff White.
>> In every Ford I've had, it's all been the one colour.
>>> I have looked all over the car there is no evidence of a respray/colour
>>> change, under carpets behind rubber seals.
>>> Deep in the boot of the car suspension caps etc there is evidence of
>>> The change between silver and white allong the bonnet area looks like it
>>> has been done with a machine controlled spray system. There are no sharp
>>> masking tape lines and absolutely no overspray spray anywhere in the
>>> engine compartment.
>>> Please reasure me this is not a respray job.
>> It could be coincidence, it could be that it's had a new bonnet. Have
>> you talked to your Ford dealership? Their records should show what the
>> original colour was.
> Thanks for your reply
> My mistake when I say bonnet area I meant engine compartment and under the
> bonnet beneath the sound proofing.
> If it has been resprayed someone has made an incredible effort there is no
> evidence of white behind window seals no maskind anywhere
It may have been a professional job. It's not unknown for somebody to buy
the right car in the right specification but in the wrong colour, with the
idea being to get it resprayed.
A bit extreme for a Ford Fiesta, though. But possible.