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Old 05-11-2004, 10:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone here had there grey sideskirts/bumpers painted?
how much?
did ya do the degreaser thing?
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Old 05-11-2004, 11:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've had a few cheap shops quote me. The lowest amount was 350. I really wouldnt trust the quality of the paint though, and would've gone elsewhere and gave them the color.
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My sideskirts and bumpers are grey painted. This job was be done by BMW, because its a carrying out colourline.
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Old 05-12-2004, 04:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i ahte mine too.... i was quoted at $400
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Old 05-13-2004, 12:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'd try the degreaser trick, but then my bumpers would still be that dark grey color. Can't get that out of plastic, and can't afford new bumpers right now. D'oh!
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uugggghh......i hate the grey sideskirts....i personally dont know what bmw was thinking when they did that...painted looks so much better. thats actually one of the main reasons i bought a '96 instead of a '95.
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$350??????
i can get the whole car painted for 800.......(from a friend)
should i just do that?
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Can't your friend get you a deal on just the side skirts and bumpers? One would think...
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thing is: he wouldnt want to waste time doing $100 worth of work...
get me?
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what is this degreeser trick?

i have a black 95..and yes, i wish i had better side skirts, well at least painted ones, but im not going to spend hundreds to do this...maybe i should sharpe it!

but seriously, what does this degreeser trick do and how do i do it?
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http://www.geocities.com/e36rulz/DIY.html
there ya go m8
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http://www.geocities.com/e36rulz/sideskirts3.html

thats the site for the sideskirt gray removal.

i still dont know what will be the end result. will my sideskirts be black, and not gray? what does this trick do? will it weaken the plastic by doing this?
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this might also help you if you want to paint your side skirts.. http://home.earthlink.net/~frankie66/cars-...ntmatching.html ...i think
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