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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 07-03-2012, 01:41 PM
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Thanks for the pictures, Az636. The colorbond stuff really works nicely. I am kinda dissapointed with the color. I thought it would be a little more "Red" than that. I would definitely use the Blk and make my gray interior 2-tone. I would need to find another color for my Z32TT with blk interior.
I think what your after is a bit more of the cinnamon color. I knew the tobacco was brownish, and that's what I was going for ... Im just amazed how this stuff works
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:44 PM
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Ok I have been tracking this thread as well as read the link to e46fanatics and conclude that this colorbond stuff is good. I have an all gray (dove gray?) interior with the dash being black as well as the shift boot. My trim silver also to match the exterior paint. The whole scheme to me is rather boring and too monochrome. I have two choices in mind:

First option:

Paint the front and back seats black. Then later paint part of the door cards black also to have a two-tone look. The condition of my seats are not bad but the drivers bolster is getting cracked. I think painting the seats is a good idea because it will hide some of the cracks at least.

Second option:

This will be more bold but not sure if it will look "cheesy". Instead of painting seats black, cinnamon color instead. Same with the door cards in two-tone. The shift boot as well will be cinnamon.

I wish I can photoshop this to see how it will look. What do you guys think?

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Old 07-03-2012, 04:10 PM
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Cinnamon would look off. Do 2-tone black and gray.
When did you have M-par wheels? I thought you traded your style42 for style19?
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:17 PM
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Cinnamon would look off. Do 2-tone black and gray.
When did you have M-par wheels? I thought you traded your style42 for style19?
I profited a little from the 19's and lets just say I got some staggered Pirelli's for free. I didnt want to get Mpars but at the moment they are the only ones I can afford where I can have 9.5 inch wide rear wheels.
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Did you do the head liners and pillars or did you leave them stock beige?

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Old 07-04-2012, 03:11 AM
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Did you do the head liners and pillars or did you leave them stock beige?

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I was going to dye them, but didn't like the feel of the fabric painted... was a bit rough.. so found a local partout, and did my pillars and headliner grey.
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