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#1 (permalink) Old 09-23-2009, 11:08 AM
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Cool BMW vs. Family. Consequences of being unfaithful.

I knew that something was wrong, but I chose to ignore the signs.
I would go around acting as if nothing was wrong. Guess Im still in denial.

People would look my way, and Id have a hunch that they knew. Though it was clearly visible, people would be polite and not say anything.

In hindsight, had I been faithful, just giving her a little time, I may have salvaged what is left. I would not be in the predicament that I am in now.

Then one night, I parked close to the bushes , walked around to the passenger side and got down on one knee to get a better look.
Just as I suspected! That scratch that I had neglected had started to rust!
Question: should I sand down to metal/prime/touch up? Or let the pros handle it?

Took possession of a '98 528i on May 12, 2009.
Still can't take the grin off my face!
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OMFG another one!?
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Personally, I'd have a go with the pros. Touch up paint may peel off in time, I'd think...


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Metallic colors are very hard to repair, even for the pros themselves.

Depending on the age of paint, exposure to sun, temperatures, and other naturas conditions, the color and other qualities change.
Human eye is an amazing organ and does notice these small details. And it's even more picky with BMWs

If this happened to me - I would re-register my car color to BLACK (non-metallic) and paint the whole car.
Or any other color one might like.

Non-metallic paint is A LOT cheaper then metallic.

My advice is to consult a very competent painter and only agree to "fix" the scratch if he is absolutely sure that it would not be noticeable after he's finished.
If he has any doubts - "do" the whole thing. It's not as expensive as it might seem.

I've seen my cars go through the oven and MAN did I like it. It's like falling in love with your car, AGAIN.

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