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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 07-10-2007, 12:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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e30 paint suggestions

86 325e, its a burgundy color. some spots on the hood and rooof have almost turned into dust. it can be removed with wipe of my finger. i want to paint it black or gray/silver. can i get some assitance on how i should aproach this. im not lookin to drop a huge bill. is it possible for me to do some prep work myself, what is it that i can do(sanding and how?) and types of paint.
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Delphin metallic, very cool stock color. One suggestion, professional application, it will save you a massive headache.
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If you've never done any prep work or painted a car before and you don't want to drop a huge bill, you're better off just going to Maaco or something and letting them do it. My dad owns a body shop and a good paint job costs runs anywhere from 3 to 4 thousand, depending on how much body work the car needs. Maaco could hook you up for a fraction of that, but remember, you get what you pay for.
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only the hood, roof, and trunk need to be sanded and what not. all the fenders are nice and shiny. don't understand.
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