Got some more info:
The guy said that the lower part of the car was repainted - cost him a couple of grand. I reckon he got it painted up to the molding...
Any reason why he would be prompted to do this i.e. is rust common in these areas for e30s? If so, does it make it not worth the price?
The car is out of town - will likely be seeing it this weekend, with magnet in hand...
Last edited by e30svp; 11-07-2012 at 10:36 AM.