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Old 05-27-2016, 10:20 AM   #1
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Fender Grades, pls?

Hello BMW Experts!

My car was just attacked by a deer, & I need a fender among other things. Replacement fenders seem to come in different grades, which I'm hoping someone can explain.
The cheap ones say "primed" or something. The next say "galvanized, OEM or better, subjected to X hours of salt testing...", but some more expensive ones say "CAPA".
Are "CAPA" fenders better than galvanized?

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Old 05-27-2016, 10:33 AM   #2
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Look at the part out section and get a used door and fender. If not check ebay for a used original one painted silver
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Look at the part out section and get a used door and fender. If not check ebay for a used original one painted silver

Been there, no luck. Got a very nice junk yard door. I might wait a bit on the fender & keep looking for a painted one though; looks cool like it is! But I don't enjoy climbing in & out of the passenger side door....

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Old 05-27-2016, 04:40 PM   #4
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...But Jake be right. The junk yard I got the door at referred me to another yard that had the fender & mirror. No painting needed; door looks great, fender just dirty, but what the dillio with the BMW mirror database? Seems all the yards think my mirror should have memory since my seats do. Is this correct ('01 330i non-sport el. memory seats)?

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