Paint Job - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 05-22-2005, 07:31 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Toronto. ON. Canada
Posts: 139
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Eraj is hated around these parts
Send a message via Yahoo to Eraj
(Thread Starter)
Hi Guys,

If you had a stock BMW 320i E36, (not lowered, 15 inch E46 wheels, no clear corners, grey side skirts painted body colour, dark tinted glass) and it was dark blue to begin with, and it had few spots of rust, AND, your one year old son scratched it with sand paper, what color would you paint? Black or blue?

It costs the same price, and goes in the shop on tuesday 24th, I STILL HAVE NOT DECIDED!!!!!!!!!

Help me guys, indecision is killing me.

Word of advise, never leave sandpaper on your garage floor if you have a little boy, monkey see, monkey do....even on a bimmer. The guy was at work for only a few seconds, but my front door looks like an advertisement for swirl marks!

I Love my kid, he scratches in the right places already.
(didn't even look at the Dodge, this fellow)
Eraj

2002 BMW 745 Li.
Eraj is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 05-22-2005, 07:45 PM
n00b
 
glockman328is's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Hiddenite NC
Posts: 33
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
glockman328is is an unknown quantity at this point
LOL...Black would look better but only if you kept it nice and shiny.

<img src='http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/6606/dsc006127po.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
glockman328is is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 05-22-2005, 08:47 PM
n00b
 
isuckathockey35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: portland
Posts: 35
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
isuckathockey35 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to isuckathockey35
i would go with the black as well... i want to get my car repainted when i finish getting a body kit and all. good luck
nic
isuckathockey35 is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 05-22-2005, 09:04 PM
Neutral Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 92
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
aotiko is an unknown quantity at this point
how much do new paintjobs cost? I was looking to repaint my car the same color.
aotiko is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 05-22-2005, 09:13 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Toronto. ON. Canada
Posts: 139
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Eraj is hated around these parts
Send a message via Yahoo to Eraj
(Thread Starter)
New paint in job in Toronto was quoted from $600 to $2500. I opted for $1400, decent place. (Canadian dollars) Some places were willing to go low if it's the same colour, and if you didn't want the door jambs, underside of the hood etc not painted.

Will let you know how it goes.

2002 BMW 745 Li.
Eraj is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 05-22-2005, 09:20 PM
WOT in Reverse
 
jllphan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Cashville, TN
Posts: 3,441
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute jllphan has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to jllphan
same color.

jllphan is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 05-22-2005, 09:21 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Stationed in OK :( from DALLAS :)
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dblmikeusa1 is an unknown quantity at this point
I have a blck car and it shows a lot of blemishes more. It requires more work to keep up with it. Comparing blue and black, they are both dark so it may be the same. I have seen a wrecked bmw at a salvage yard and the lights were off and you can see where the car was not prepped right and they painted over the original color. Like the above post says, stick with the same color.
dblmikeusa1 is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 05-22-2005, 09:24 PM
Neutral Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 92
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
aotiko is an unknown quantity at this point
whoa canadian dollars? So I could get a nice paintjob in the US for like 600-700 bucks that will shine like it's out of the factory? I don't need the doorjams painted so scratch that. I just want a new car shine
aotiko is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 05-22-2005, 09:36 PM
1st Gear Member
 
abemcclellan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 263
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
abemcclellan is an unknown quantity at this point
i'd get dark blue. just my 2cents
abemcclellan is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 05-23-2005, 09:46 AM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Toronto. ON. Canada
Posts: 139
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Eraj is hated around these parts
Send a message via Yahoo to Eraj
(Thread Starter)
Thanks Guys,

I think I will go for the same color, which is "Dunkelblau", which is the same or very close to "Dark Midnight Blue". I agree with you guys about keeping the resale value, and not painting the door jambs. This colour is pretty dark, I'll ask the guy to go for a shade or two darker if possible. Thanks for the input, I'm a man at peace with his colours now.

Take care

Eraj

2002 BMW 745 Li.
Eraj is offline  
#11 (permalink) Old 05-23-2005, 07:00 PM
my car is red
 
94BMW325i's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Newark, Delaware
Posts: 5,747
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
94BMW325i has much to be proud of 94BMW325i has much to be proud of 94BMW325i has much to be proud of 94BMW325i has much to be proud of 94BMW325i has much to be proud of 94BMW325i has much to be proud of 94BMW325i has much to be proud of 94BMW325i has much to be proud of 94BMW325i has much to be proud of 94BMW325i has much to be proud of
Send a message via AIM to 94BMW325i Send a message via Yahoo to 94BMW325i
blue sounds nice



member and partial creator of pimpin the auto club
94BMW325i is offline  
#12 (permalink) Old 05-24-2005, 03:06 AM
4th Gear Member
 
LivinFast67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Bay Area, NorCal
Posts: 831
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
LivinFast67 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to LivinFast67
estorial blue, best looking color for an E36 hands down

<img src='http://n00106.myspace.com/00106/13/45/106195431_l.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />

Breyton Inspiration 17&quot;x8.5&quot;, dde plus, euro elispoids, clear front markers/rear light's, k&amp;n ram cold air intake, Clarion Deck, 8&quot; sub tube

Member:3 pedal club
Member: 10+ years club
Member: Ran from a cop and got away club
LivinFast67 is offline  
#13 (permalink) Old 05-24-2005, 06:53 AM
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 537
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
mmclaren is an unknown quantity at this point
Black metalic, cant be beaten,
mmclaren is offline  
#14 (permalink) Old 05-24-2005, 10:13 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
keikun is an unknown quantity at this point
Stick with your stock color. I have metallic black its nice for 2 days and after that need to clean again.
keikun is offline  
#15 (permalink) Old 05-24-2005, 06:16 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Toronto. ON. Canada
Posts: 139
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Eraj is hated around these parts
Send a message via Yahoo to Eraj
(Thread Starter)
Hey Guys,

The car's in the shop and getting the same colour, which is dark blue. The guy wants an extra $100 to change it to black, without the door jambs etc. classic lure and switch. I don't have to bother with door jambs as I'm going with the original colour. can't wait till friday.

Driving a rental 2005 Malibu. It's like eating stale french fries without ketchup.

Eraj

2002 BMW 745 Li.
Eraj is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Turtle wax chip stick steve325IS Wash & Detail 10 06-22-2004 11:56 AM
PROTECTING PAINT Ski Wash & Detail 2 05-28-2003 08:31 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome