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Newbie Q - How Hard is This to Fix?

Sorry for the newbie question...I'm looking at a car that has a bad paint job on it. No rust, but the paint on the roof and hood (and some of the A-pillars) is cracked. My question concerns fixing this...does the whole car need to be stripped to metal? ..or can this be re-done with a good sanding down (a layer or two) and just a new top coat? The car is fairly low priced right now, and will likely never be worth a lot, so ideally I'd like to keep the cost down (if I buy it). Would appreciate any help!

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That's the roof...it's also dirty, sorry.
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By the looks it requires a bare metal respray, the filler looks cracked. But you could rattle can it. Wrap it or leave as it is. Depends on you. And if your gf would be embarrassed being seen in it.
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Thanks. Yeah, the cracks feel "thick", so I'm assuming a proper back-to-metal paint job is needed. I suppose I could do a temporary fix until a proper one can be done...
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What tools do you have? Do you have an air compressor?
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What tools do you have? Do you have an air compressor?
Very few since moving out here to Oregon a few years ago. No air compressor. I have a couple of sanders / grinders to remove the paint, but probably nothing to help put it back on.

Not a big deal...with my hemming and hawing, the car sold to somebody else. My loss...
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Just curious, can you tell us about the car you missed out on?
Price, year, miles?
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It was a 1987 924S with 142k miles on it. Asking price was $4500. Pretty well maintained with a lot of recent service. I probably would have bought it...it needed a couple of small things (what old cars don't?), but was otherwise pretty nice, and I would have just kept it that way. But the paint situation was a little more than I wanted to deal with.
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But the paint situation was a little more than I wanted to deal with.
If it was going to be kept in driver condition I would hit the roof/hood with a DA sander and filled the cracks. Nice coat of two part primer with block sanding. Finish.
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