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Old 05-22-2005, 07:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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)
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Old 05-22-2005, 07:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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LOL...Black would look better but only if you kept it nice and shiny.
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Old 05-22-2005, 08:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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
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how much do new paintjobs cost? I was looking to repaint my car the same color.
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Old 05-22-2005, 09:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 05-22-2005, 09:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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same color.
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Old 05-22-2005, 09:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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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.
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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
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i'd get dark blue. just my 2cents
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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.

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Old 05-23-2005, 07:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
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estorial blue, best looking color for an E36 hands down
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Stick with your stock color. I have metallic black its nice for 2 days and after that need to clean again.
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Old 05-24-2005, 06:16 PM   #15 (permalink)
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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.

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