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Jaysea7 01-27-2013 03:18 PM

My first M3 Paint Question
 
I was just admiring my new car, and I noticed that the underside of the hood and trunk are not painted the same color as the exterior. ( silverstone)

Is this correct? The car came with a clean Carfax.

Just not sure if this is any indication of any serious problem.

Just not all that familiar with the M.

Thanks:eek:

Jaysea7 01-27-2013 03:20 PM

I forget to mention thatthe undersides are white.

FlyingLow78 01-27-2013 04:11 PM

That is strange... Everything that's painted on my car is the same color--white. Your trunk and hood should match the rest of the car. It appears they were replaced at some point with parts from a white M3. I can't tell for certain from your pic, but do you have a carbon roof? If only the trunk and hood were replaced, it's possible your car may have had hail damage in the past, but that's just a guess.

On the underside of the hood there should be a factory sticker indicating what color your car should be. Might want to verify the engine compartment is silver while you're in there...

Where did you buy the car?

Jaysea7 01-27-2013 04:19 PM

Paint Question
 
Thanks for the reply

The sticker under the hood is there and describes the correct paint color.

Also the sub frame is white as well.

I will take it to another dealer for an inspection

This car is a CPO from Sterling BMW in Newport Beach, CA

MMME30W 01-27-2013 04:44 PM

That does not sound like any BMW I've ever seen? :dunno:

Jaysea7 01-27-2013 04:55 PM

Thanks
 
Thanks for the replies. I will take it to another dealer for their thoughts.

I'll post my findings, when I have more info.

650 Ryder 01-27-2013 07:26 PM

Your car is fine......that's the way it comes from the factory. The hood and the trunk are not painting on the underside. At least on SSII cars................Phil

Jaysea7 01-27-2013 07:47 PM

That's good news!

Thanks for reply.

This is why I need this forum :-)

1zamboni 01-28-2013 08:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaysea7 (Post 7341976)
Thanks for the reply

The sticker under the hood is there and describes the correct paint color.

Also the sub frame is white as well.

I will take it to another dealer for an inspection

This car is a CPO from Sterling BMW in Newport Beach, CA

If this vehicle has been painted Sterling BMW would not make it a CPO.


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