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Old 03-06-2013, 05:47 PM   #420
Alex323Ci
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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Huntington Beach -Surf City USA
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My Ride: M3 & 323Ci (sold)
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Originally Posted by ZBNYNC View Post
I bought my E46 in December of last year and I've been working on it over the past few months to fix what the previous owner neglected to.
Anyway, I came across the roof rack moldings and they looked faded to me. I was wondering if they're supposed to match the steel blue or if they're supposed to be black.
Can anyone help me out?
No they're suppose to be body colored. I too noticed a slight variation in the color on my steel blue 323Ci roof rails to the roof. I think this has to do with both it being a painted plastic. As well as it fading possibly more by it being a different material that expands and contracts in summer and winter different than metal. Pretty sure it's also not painted the same time as body is.
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