Light aircraft hail damage
I'm looking for a little input from you guys, as I'm a rotorcraft engineer and don't have experience with this sort of thing.
What does light hail damage do to the value of a Cessna? Here's the details: I have an opportunity to get a Cessna 150F that has light hail damage to its upper surfaces. The aircraft needs painted due to age, so I figure that I can smooth out the small dents on the empennage and horizontal, and paint the thing. Cessna doesn't allow filler in a control surface, so I guess I'll live with the dents in the elevator, flaps, and ailerons. I haven't decided on if I'd smooth the dents in the tops of the wings or not.
Other than light hail damage, the aircrafts in nice shape with low time.
Would a scenario like this be a worth-while investment, or a bad one?
The biggest expense is the paint work, at $6500.00. I'd have this done though even if there wasn't hail damage, because it needs it.
I'm wondering if I should pursue this, and get an airplane to fly for a while, and then sell.
What do you guys thing?