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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 09-05-2010, 06:11 PM
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Old 09-05-2010, 06:19 PM
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:18 PM
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:13 PM
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Old 09-06-2010, 02:41 AM
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:13 AM
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i know the two front plastics were black... or are suppose to be... and there chipping so. IM not sure if they were painted... if the side moldings were also... as far as we know the car was never hit

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Old 09-06-2010, 07:30 AM
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i know the two front plastics were black... or are suppose to be... and there chipping so. IM not sure if they were painted... if the side moldings were also... as far as we know the car was never hit [/IMG]
They were painted because they were never offered as a paint-ready part. Whoever did it did a lousy job because he didn't use a flex agent- and probably didn't take the time to sand them, either. But it's an easy fix. Easy to remove the pieces and take them to a paint shop.

Since your car appears to be at least a 2001 (high gloss moudling around the windows), the side mouldings were painted OEM.

Interestingly, the wheels on that car were not OE after 2001. They very probably have been changed.

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Old 09-06-2010, 08:46 AM
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:33 PM
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Here is a pic of my car someone took as i was rolling out of a local car meet this past weekend. I need to take some updated pics of the car soon.
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:36 PM
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