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#1 OFFLINE   colonelsg

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Posted 12 September 2020 - 11:04 PM

I wonder, if i glue any broken part (door handle, windscreen wiper etc.) reduce model's value? What do yoı think about this?

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#2 OFFLINE   thebigmacmoomin

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 10:03 AM

If it is re-attaching something that has come off, then no. But, if this job is done poorly, then yes.

You see some models on eBay that have had a mirror come off. If it was done properly, you wouldn't know. However, they've used so much glue, it's all squirted out when the part is fitted and has ruined the paint and windows. This totally ruins the value.

Overall, I would say it depends on the part, how much damage, can you see the repair and the quality of the job.

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 12:38 PM

I guess it depends on if it's a noticeable repair or not. If it is, then yes, diminished value in line with how bad the repair is

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 01:38 PM

Thank you.

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 03:18 PM

View PostBaseGTR, on 13 September 2020 - 12:38 PM, said:

I guess it depends on if it's a noticeable repair or not. If it is, then yes, diminished value in line with how bad the repair is

And herein is the key.  It is not so much the damage as it is whether the repair corrects it or compounds it.

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 06:36 AM

If selling a model, you should always state any repairs carried out.
If the model is (very) rare and the repair is invisible it should not hit the value too much.



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