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Old 09-15-2005, 12:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm thinking about painting my Bimmer, what's that usually run ya?

I want to paint it yellow or something like that. I also want to get some factory 18's for it. It's a 325ic So you know any online sites, or good spots I can get some rims? I want a cheap but good Paint job.I really hate that black strip on the side of the car.
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Old 09-15-2005, 02:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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thats a hard question.. a good paint job cost a bit, you get what you pay for works great for a quote....any idea what rims your talking about?.
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A good paint job costs a lot. Total strip down and paint can easily cost you between 2500 and 4000.
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if u plan on doing it right.. it will cost MORE then 4k.. because they have to do the doorjams.. and everything else... do yourself a favor....

just paint all the black red.. and your be pimping~!
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Yes, a cheap job will set you back around $3k. A bad job will set you back about $800. But don't expect anything from that.
Also, what rims? Careful about rubbing issues, be prepared to flare stuff if you're thinking about 18"s.
17's for performance, 18's for looks.
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if u plan on doing it right.. it will cost MORE then 4k.. because they have to do the doorjams.. and everything else... do yourself a favor....

just paint all the black red.. and your be pimping~!


I second just paint the black accent molding red to match the car, that itself will run you about $500. Why dick up a factory BMW paint job with some cheap Earl Schieb spray work.





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paint all your trim red, it's the hottness and everybody knows about that crazy hottness
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I just got lucky and a guy who does awesome paint and body work ran me $1200 to repaint the whole car and touch up some rust I had.

I agree about painting the rest of the car red. Good luck.
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