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Old 05-16-2012, 05:51 PM   #21
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It came out very nice! Good work!!!
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:03 PM   #22
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OP what did you use as a primer and paint ?
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:33 PM   #23
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OP what did you use as a primer and paint ?
A buddy of mine painted it for me at Baltimore Body Shop in Baltimore. I'll ask next time I see him.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:44 AM   #24
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Damn that looks really nice. If you don't mind me asking, how much did all of this run you?
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:00 AM   #25
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A very fascinating project with obvious passion and dedication.
Interesting that you'll end up with a car probably more gorgeous than 99% of original cars on the road. Yet if you went to sell it I'd wonder what the value of it is as most shoppers really want something easily quantified as a distinct model with everything original intact rather than an amalgam.
Some would caution against a project like this, but I love to see the ability, creativity, and dedication to making something stunning by your own hand and persistence.
Would love to see this in person.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:05 AM   #26
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Beautiful.. nothing like fresh paint on a car

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Old 09-06-2012, 05:47 AM   #27
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Damn that looks really nice. If you don't mind me asking, how much did all of this run you?
Well I haven't really sat down and figured out the full cost of everything. New hood, fenders, bumper, headlights, air intake, m3 mirrors. it all adds up. I am sure with what i paid for the car and what i put in, probably puts it right about kbb value in fair condition.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:50 AM   #28
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A very fascinating project with obvious passion and dedication.
Interesting that you'll end up with a car probably more gorgeous than 99% of original cars on the road. Yet if you went to sell it I'd wonder what the value of it is as most shoppers really want something easily quantified as a distinct model with everything original intact rather than an amalgam.
Some would caution against a project like this, but I love to see the ability, creativity, and dedication to making something stunning by your own hand and persistence.
Would love to see this in person.
Thanks man. There is always someone out there who appreciates the hard worok and shares he same vision in creativity. I am not going to sell this anytime soon, but with the clean look I am sure I will attract the right buyer. I am slowly finishing up the m3 interior in it and selling parts. I am hoping that i will clean out the house and sell the extra parts laying around.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:13 AM   #29
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Congrats. Thats a good lookin car. Job well done.. I am a big fan of the Facelift as well!..
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:50 AM   #30
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Very nice and I also like the color.
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:31 PM   #31
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looks very nice.. you need a roundel though....
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:51 PM   #32
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Great!! Love the facelift coupe look
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:43 PM   #33
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Now this was worth clicking on but one small thing i would have done was request that they paint the rear reflectors on the bumper, other then that great choice on the color and facelift work!
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:54 PM   #34
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Very nice! I went a similar route to you - my 323i used to be titanium silver but is now BMW Individual Atlantis Metallic. Color change is hands down the best mod I've done to date. I see you're local to me so I hope to check out your ride in person at a local meet or at next year's Bimmerfest East. Were you at Bimmerfest East a couple of weekends back?

The only comment of yours that I must disagree with (and find a tad bit borderline insulting) is your comment, "A shitty 2000 323ci turned into a facelift coupe."

There's nothing shitty about the 323i/ci. It's a BMW and yes there are better BMWs out there in terms of performance, etc. but it's still a great car for what it is.
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:59 PM   #35
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looks pretty good!

but something seems off in the front??

maybe i just am seeing things, either way nice work!
Very nice work but like "k7780446" said, i think the front bumper is poking out more than it should.. or maybe im seeing stuff. lol.. either way great job !
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:04 PM   #36
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very nice thread and progress of the paint job. good work from that body shop
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:42 PM   #37
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For a sec I thought it was Frozen Grey...i would have x10.

But yeah that front end needs some tinkering as others have said, other than that
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:36 PM   #38
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Man this is so dope!
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:32 PM   #39
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nice! just tuck that bumper in where it meets the fenders and slap the roundel on!
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:51 PM   #40
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So you did a complete color change and didn't take the time to remove the rear bumper cover?? It takes 20 minutes tops, should have been removed for paint. Also, door handles, roof mouldings, door mouldings should have been removed.

I'm guessing you did't bother to do the jams either??
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