I'm thinking about selling my trusty ol' C-182 since the market is wicked crazy right now. Several of you have seen the old girl, and many of you have probably seen it without knowing it on the @SixPapaCharlie "Have I Got the Plane For You" series. The plane hasn't been painted since 1971, and it's in pretty rough shape. I mean it's ugly enough to make it into a JustPlaneSilly satire if that says anything. I'm wondering if painting it before selling would be a good idea. I think there are some who would be more likely to be attracted to it, and more willing to pay a little more if it was prettier. On the other hand, there are those who might think I did it to hide something, and stay away. At the very least, I'm betting that a slick paint job would attract more potential buyers to come look, and if that were the case, maybe it would sell quicker. I'd be fairly pleased if I broke even on the paint job, but sold it quicker. On the flip side, I'm sure it'll take a month or more to get it painted, so maybe there's nothing to gain from it. I really don't know if it would be worth it or not. I suppose the same question should be asked about the interior. What sayeth the peanut gallery?