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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 08-29-2013, 10:49 AM
PliSsK PliSsK is offline
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Mein Auto: 2001 E39 Alpina B10 V8
Painting Parking Sensors

Has anyone painted a front or rear parking sensor before? Just wondering if you bothered with a coat of plastic primer or not. I scratched the paint on the fried parking sensor to check if there was a layer of primer/undercoat under the lacquer/paint layer but it didn't look like it. Was just the black plastic underneath. The car is 12 years old so if this is the case, then the paint job stood up well enough. Just wondering what other people have done when they've painted their parking sensors. I'm picking up some paint/lacquer from the stealer tomorrow. Cheers.
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