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Old 06-21-2004, 01:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Need your opinions here guys and gals..

Im planning to respray my car with new paint.. changing to another color..

current my car is gloss black. You can view it inthe galleries.

I'm planning to go for either Alpine White or Silver.

What do you think? Gimme some comments! Thanks!
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Old 06-21-2004, 01:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Silver, I always did like the silver BMW uses.

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I'm a white bimmer lover but I do like silver too.
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Old 06-21-2004, 02:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I would go with silver, I think it looks very sharp!
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I think your black looks good. Why do you want to repaint it? used
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Old 06-21-2004, 05:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'd go for something like a Pheonix gold over light (dakar) yellow with a high gloss laquer.

Techno Violet is another fave.
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Nothing is sexier than the silver/frey/gunmetal bimmers.
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you should seriously keep your car black

but if you have to paint it, go with silver
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I agree, you should keep the black.
But if you have to change it, go for silver.
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Silver all the way...then use smoked tails/corners/gunmetal rims...nice smoked tint, your car will look BADASS
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im goin to have to go w/ alpine white...(slightly biased)
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I would have say that you should stick with black. I like the other suggestions for colors, but the only problem is that if you paint the rest of your car a different color the engine bay won't be the same color along with a few other areas.

This could affect your resale value if u ever sell the car, and to me it would look wierd.

Unless you decide to pull the engine and paint the inside of the engine bay, but that would be a waste of time and money.

just my 2 cents
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Bmw1990, they paint the engine bay over here as well.. and they dont need to take the engine out.. surprisingly they do it really well.. The paint job will cost me about 500USD.

hmm,, yes i agree with some of you that i shud keep the black color, but its too hard to maintain..!! have no time to keep it shining like before.. ahhaha it rains here too often and those dried rain drops really make obvious stains on my car..
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Old 06-21-2004, 09:33 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I kinda like the silver---- like mine!!!!!!
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