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Old 06-21-2002, 02:15 PM   #1
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Painting OEM M3 parts : Mirror and Spoiler

From the BMW330CI (DIY) site, it says that The M3 Mirrors come primed and ready for painting. How about the Lip Spoiler???

I am a 2001 330CI. I do not need to redo the wiring for mirrors to work, right?

http://www.bmw330ci.com/DIY_M3_Mirrors.htm
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Old 06-21-2002, 03:11 PM   #2
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The paint shop will prime it for you. Easy as cake.
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Old 06-21-2002, 03:17 PM   #3
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I just picked up my lip spoiler yesterday. It came primed. All it needs is paint.
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Old 06-21-2002, 03:18 PM   #4
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I just picked up my lip spoiler yesterday. It came primed. All it needs is paint.
Where's you get it? I got mine about a month ago from Cutters.
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Old 06-21-2002, 03:20 PM   #5
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Where's you get it? I got mine about a month ago from Cutters.
mine was primed and ready to paint too from cunningham bmw in SD
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Old 06-21-2002, 03:22 PM   #6
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The key is to wetsand the primer. The parts have been primed but not sanded. Primer is a rough paint that helps the adhesion of paint. In a bodyshop all primed parts are wetsanded with 400-600 grit sandpaper until very clean and smooth. Remember this is the point that dictates how the paint will look. If the surface is rough the paint will look rough as well.....
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Old 06-21-2002, 04:57 PM   #7
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Where's you get it? I got mine about a month ago from Cutters.
Pacific BMW, Cost a bit more than the internet... But I actually saw what I was buying before I droped the 120 bucks on it.

Btw, how much did your ACS spoiler cost? Painted and the spoiler itself.
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got mine for $100.
M3 mirrors - $470.

Purchase from my dealer who got it slightly above wholesale.
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Old 06-21-2002, 06:47 PM   #9
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I wanted to ask because having the parts primed already, all they need to do is to paint it. Then the cost of the job is cheaper.
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