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View Poll Results: What color should I go?
Re-spray it red again 7 14.29%
Alpine White III 14 28.57%
Artic Silver 4 8.16%
Dakar Yellow 7 14.29%
Estoril Blue 17 34.69%
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Old 04-20-2007, 04:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Whats the best looking color for an e36?

As you may or may not know, I bought shahids 325is some time ago, and its been in the shop almost the whole time getting upgrades left and right, and the paint is on the block next.

Its currently painted in brilliantrot red, but the paint is in a very bad state of disrepair.

So I'm going to have the car painted, and I'm thinking dakar yellow.

Recommendations?
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stay red, adn its brilliantrot, not hellrot ngr
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stay red, adn its brilliantrot, not hellrot ngr
hehe, sorry, its my bday and im just posting in a hurry before my surgery in, 4 hours.
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Old 04-20-2007, 05:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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hehe, sorry, its my bday and im just posting in a hurry before my surgery in, 4 hours.

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Black always looks so good and serious. But once you clean it it'll be about 12hrs till it looks like shit again. every piece of dirt like stands out. im not sure what i'd pick out of those options, probably white.

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unless you are going to strip the car down to a shell (motor out, glass out, interior out, fenders off, bumpers off, etc) and paint, then just respray original color....if you are willing to do all the other stuff you wont hurt the value of the car if you change the color...
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look at my blue car and tell me that it is not wounderful
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look at my blue car and tell me that it is not wounderful

OK, that is not wonderful.


Srsly though, big Estoril Blue fan here. I agree with gotKRAUT though. A totally new colour could be a bitch.
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unless you are going to strip the car down to a shell (motor out, glass out, interior out, fenders off, bumpers off, etc) and paint, then just respray original color....if you are willing to do all the other stuff you wont hurt the value of the car if you change the color...
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unless you are going to strip the car down to a shell (motor out, glass out, interior out, fenders off, bumpers off, etc) and paint, then just respray original color....if you are willing to do all the other stuff you wont hurt the value of the car if you change the color...

when i got my car repainted thats why i chose the same color, to have it painted black or blue like i wanted would have been a couple thousand extra if i wanted it done right. i was dissapointed.
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how dare u guys ask to change the color of teh nonvanos

dude, i wish my m3 was red


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