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Old 06-23-2002, 10:53 PM   #1
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what color should i paint my car

What other color i should paint my 323i? i am getting kinda tired of my car being silver. i was thinking of topaz blue. Any other colors you guys recommend?
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Old 06-23-2002, 11:03 PM   #2
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Old 06-23-2002, 11:05 PM   #3
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Techno Violet. Or how about yellow, like below? =)
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Old 06-23-2002, 11:06 PM   #4
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just remember if you paint the car anything but the original color, it will loose a lot of it's resale value...


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Old 06-23-2002, 11:07 PM   #5
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You might want to do some homework on what is involved in a color change. There is a lot more then what meets the eye..
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Old 06-23-2002, 11:09 PM   #6
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You might want to do some homework on what is involved in a color change. There is a lot more then what meets the eye..
Yep. And I hope you have a lot of $$$ ready for a good paint job.
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Old 06-23-2002, 11:16 PM   #7
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I think the only way that I would paint my car a different color than what it originally came with is if the car was stripped down to the bare shell. That way all hard to reach places, such as the engine compartment, trunk compartment, door jambs and under the vehicles carpeting could be sprayed the new color also.

If I were you I would just leave the car the color that it is because silver kicks ass. Just think of all the mods that you can get with the money that it would take do repaint your car.
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I think the only way that I would paint my car a different color than what it originally came with is if the car was stripped down to the bare shell. That way all hard to reach places, such as the engine compartment, trunk compartment, door jambs and under the vehicles carpeting could be sprayed the new color also.

If I were you I would just leave the car the color that it is because silver kicks ass. Just think of all the mods that you can get with the money that it would take do repaint your car.
Most quality bodyshops will only do it that way. You might as well sell your car and buy the color you want. There are places on your car that have paint that you dont know exsist. To do a quality job you are talkin huge mans hours.....
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If I were you I would just leave the car the color that it is because silver kicks ass. Just think of all the mods that you can get with the money that it would take do repaint your car.
(Putting on flame suite) Silver is FASTER!!
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Actually I take that back.........most quality bodyshops will tell you that you are nuts and they wont do it.....
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(Putting on flame suite) Silver is FASTER!!

Of course, I'd still much rather have that yellow like the car in your sig.
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thanx guys for the 411.....sweet car DEV love that yellow. i was also wonderin, if i wanted to buy the actual paint of my car (titanium silver) where do i go to order it? and will body shops use the paint i provide?
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Try the yellow pages under auto paint supply, and typically no they wont use your paint. You will be cutting into profits and that is bad...........
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What about sterling silver....
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Old 06-24-2002, 07:04 AM   #17
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DON'T DO IT! you will lose a huge amount of resale value. go to any BMW dealership or used car lot and ask them what's the trade in and/or value difference between an original paint and repainted car - it's HUGE!
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