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im sick of the front and rear black bumper, im going to try and paint them. does anyone have a link or suggestion of where i can go to get the factory paint in a spray can? its a 93 325is in red. or would it just be smarter to take them off, prep them and have a body shop spray them for me?

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they look ike a reputable company... i would do business with them

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Send them to me and I'll send you my grey ones. I have a black car so I'd rather black :P

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by black he means gray.

I don't think the dealer makes an aersol touch up. If you want to DIY, I suggest having a shop mix the paint and the flex agent for you, and then renting a power painter from home depot.

You have to remember that paint is very brittle. If you dont have it mixed with a flex agent then it willl crack if the bumper moves.

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"by black he means gray."

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you want his black bumpers. When he says black, he means gray. BMW did not make a balck bumper and a gray bumper. Different people call the bumper a different color, as the shade varies by UV exposure, but it is a gray.

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paintscratch.com will mix aresol cans of your paint color for you
they also have the flex agents, primers, clear coats and various other goodies.

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thanks for the help guys!

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I would take them off, prep them, and have them profesionally painted. Unless you are capable of painting with a power painter. The job is a little large for a spray can.

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Definately go with the body shop. It may save you money to DIY, but there is no guarantee it will look good. Too much risk if you ask me.

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