I've owned an '03 Saturn Ion since '05 and I've kept it in excellent shape as far as maintenance goes. I've dutifully changed its oil with QUALITY oil and have gotten all its maintenance. I've always lived very close to work (within 2 miles) or have worked from home. The result is this thing's only got about 86,000 miles on it. However, its paint, though not awful, could really be improved. Most of the time during my car ownership, I've lived in Colorado and Nebraska where it gets very cold and the car has stayed outside since I had no garage. (Now it stays in a garage, but that's only a situation of one year.) At the front of the hood, there is some rust that you can't see unless you look close. It's small, but it does go all the way through. I've been going to junk yards trying to find another hood. Of course, if I replace the hood, there's no way I'm having a non-matching one. This car's getting painted. On the other hand, it is possible to get auto body work done to have that rust spot fixed. If I do that, I still want the car painted. Whenever this car has gotten tree sap on it, I've removed it with a rag and gasoline, an old trick my dad taught me years ago. That's always worked way better than the commercial gunk removers … until the last time I did it. I don't understand why, but the last time I de-gunked tree sap from my hood, the gasoline ate through the paint, leaving fade spots. I tried waxing, but the spots remain. I was upset. However, I've decided I'm done being upset. It's time to just take action and get this thing painted. I'd rather have a brighter color of red anyway. I'm thinking of going with candy apple red or maybe burgundy with some subtle sparkles. I'm also thinking of replacing the factory hub caps with something shiny, but not too gaudy. This car's in great shape and is paid off. I'm looking for a nice cosmetic upgrade. However, I've never had a car painted before. I therefore seeking advice on how to find a quality autobody place, one that can fix the rust spot (if I don't buy a replacement hood) and can do a quality paint job. I'm also somewhat considering a facelift to the interior, depending on what that would cost. The original, though not awful, does look worn. I'm in the Boise, Idaho area now. If anyone can recommend someone or if you can give me your ideas on how to find someone good, I'm all ears. Google isn't enough. I want quality craftsmen and I want to avoid the slipshod work that I understand is out there. I'm only having this done if it's done really well.