Metallic paint is nice of course.
I'm just wondering though if a solid colur is easier to deal with in the event of scratches and marks. I don't know what I'm talking about at all, so I ask those who do.
Bodyshop work is hugely expensive. Small dents I don't really care about. Deeps scratches you kind of have to, otherwise it's rust time. But if all you want is to seal the thing up to prevent rust, then surely there is a cheap option to do that, thinking for example Halfods sell super polishes and repair kits, plus there was this magic pen thingy I saw on tv direct sale. But does metallic paint complicate things ? Would it have to be a solid colour for these polishes, kits and magic pens to work well ? Or are they fine for metallic paint too ?
I'd really like to say goodbye to the bodyshop in all but cases of serious denting damage. As I say, small dents don't cause a functional problem. Rust does, so I'd want to avoid that.
In your answers, bear in mind that residual value as it might be affected by dents and repaired scratches being identifiably D.I.Y. , is not an issue for me.