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buying a RAV4 sport with peeling paint?

Hello all and happy new year to you
I am new to the forum and I am grateful for all the posted information on this site.
I have been looking to buy a slightly used rav4 for a while and I found one yesterday. It is a 2010 Sport with 45,000 km. The car looks very good EXCEPt that the owner had a sticker on the back door (about 1 foot x 2"). When he tried to remove it he peeled the paint with it. He could not remove all of it and left it like that to avoid causing more damage.
My questions are:
- Can this Be fixed by painting the back door (the color is pearl black)?
- How much would that cost? (I am in Ontario, Canada)
- Should I just continue looking?
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I have been looking to buy a slightly used rav4 for a while and I found one yesterday. It is a 2010 Sport with 45 km.
I assume you meant to say that it has 45,000 km? Anyway, contact a good body shop and ask them for a ball park estimate to paint that area. Use that estimate as leverage for the seller to lower the price. Then get it repainted and it will be as good as new.

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I assume you meant to say that it has 45,000 km? Anyway, contact a good body shop and ask them for a ball park estimate to paint that area. Use that estimate as leverage for the seller to lower the price. Then get it repainted and it will be as good as new.
Thank you so much for your reply.
yes, I meant 45,000 km.
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Always heat the sticker with a hair dryer before pulling the sticker and continue to apply heat while pulling it, works everytime (wear gloves if too hot to handle)!

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I've never understood why someone would put a "bumper" sticker on the paint. Yesteryear when bumpers were large and chrome it was no big deal.

Anyway, yes, as mentioned it can be repainted and used to lower the price.

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Many thanks to all,
The seller was offering $400 discount for that. I am not sure if that close to what it will cost me to fix it. All shops were closed today so I could not ask for a quote to fix it. I will ask around tomorrow.
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I've never understood why someone would put a "bumper" sticker on the paint. Yesteryear when bumpers were large and chrome it was no big deal.

Anyway, yes, as mentioned it can be repainted and used to lower the price.
I had to wonder what sort of adhesive was used on that "bumper" sticker. I had a 2012 elections "bumper" sticker on my RAV's rear window and it came off rather easily, unlike the actual bumper stickers of past years.

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If it's not the original paint, say the previous owner had an accident or a mishap and had the door repainted, it's possible that the surface was not prepared properly and resulted in low paint adhesion.

Bumpers are different as they add an additive to the paint to make it more flexible to avoid cracking and peeling and the paint may not adhere as well; that was the case a few years ago, not sure if this method is still used today. However, I've never heard of paint coming off a body panel while removing a sticker before...

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Where exactly was that sticker on the back door?
Because the back door comes in a few different sections so you might not have to paint the whole back door but just paint a small section only.
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It could be hard to match the paint if only one panel is painted, then again it's just the rear door and with the spare it may not show that much; It's not like painting one of the side doors or a fender...!

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