I have been seeing some posts on re-paint or bad quality of paint on Ferrari, and always wondered. My 328 had blotchy spot w/ tiny white points when I bought it. You can see it in certain angle under the sunlight. It was about 10 inches long, and 2 inches wide. I asked the F dealer salesman of this, and he said it is not considered as a major problem as Ferrari often don't have a good paint job since it is hand painted by a person, not machine-sprayed. If I re-paint just this part of the car, it will bring down the value. My question is if a paint job is common problem for even new cars, why can't you get re-paint from F-authorized dealers? I was told if you re-paint Ferrari, the value goes down as it is not the original. Then, how could you tell from the original to re-paint, unless it's done poorly so you can visually notice it? There are many after-market paint house in the USA like FX Performance, who has million dollar facility just for exotic painting (that's what I heard from some car collectors) and they can do more than average jobs. What makes difference between, say, FX & F dealers' work? Just invoice for paint work? After 10 months of purchasing 1st Ferrari, I am still learning myth or facts of Ferrari. If I were not told of re-paint, I had probably taken the car to some paint shop in the neighborhood to do touch-ups then.