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: Painting your car in LA area?

09-09-2003, 12:37 AM
My brother recently got a 1991 525i, and the previous owner obviously always parked the car outside, as the paint looks to be worn out, for the lack of a better description. He would like to repaint the car, but I have a few questions that I was hoping someone here could assist me with.

1) Does anyone know of a reputable place in the LA area (preferably in the Pasadena area) where this could be done, and how much would it typically cost to have your car repainted?
2) If he wanted to change the color of his car, does anyone have any ballpark idea of how much that would cost?
3) If he were to change the color of his car, would he have to report this to the DMV since the exterior color marked on the registration will obviously not match the actual car's exterior color?

His car is gold and he really wants to paint it orient blue, depending on how much it would cost him.

Thanks for all your help!