Paint colour variations - has the car been resprayed?

I'm thinking of buying a used Mazda MX-5, but noticed the paintwork in the engine compartment is a different red to rest of car. Has it been re sprayed?

Asked on 26 October 2013 by dick jones

Answered by Honest John
May just be that they don't bother to finish the paint in the engine compartment in production. That's fairly common.
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