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Old 10-31-2012, 12:23 PM
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Needs new paint job. Opinion?

E34 needs some minor body work. Might as well do it myself and then have it professionally painted. but what color?

I want something that hasnt been done before on an E34, i was thinking:


Mint Green


Carbon Black


Steel Blue


Or something just absolutely ridiculous. Chrome wrap?


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Old 10-31-2012, 01:20 PM
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None of those colors would work on an E34 except carbon black (IMHO).

What kind of body work are you going to do? Honestly I rather have a pro do body work and shoot paint my self instead of reverse.

Bondo needs to be feathered just right otherwise you will see imperfections at certain angles which will suck!
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:42 PM
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None of those colors would work on an E34 except carbon black (IMHO).

What kind of body work are you going to do? Honestly I rather have a pro do body work and shoot paint my self instead of reverse.

Bondo needs to be feathered just right otherwise you will see imperfections at certain angles which will suck!
Pull some dings, rub off surface rust, smooth out scratches, etc. I'm no good with a paint gun.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:18 PM
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I want something that hasnt been done before on an E34
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:41 PM
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Steel blue gets my vote, black doesn't do anything for me. Black shows flaws (even from the factory), swirl marks will eventually appear from washing/waxing, and just plain hard to keep clean. I go to lots of cars shows each year, black cars don't pop like other colors. Just my two cents.
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:33 PM
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:50 AM
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Seems like a ton of work to get it done right. I wouldn't want the engine bay, door jambs or any other semi hidden painted surface to be a different color, very tacky IMO. I vote factory color or complete disassembly followed by a color change. Good Luck
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:45 AM
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I painted this e30 a week Ago & loved this dark blue...
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:55 AM
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camo or gtfo
I like this.

photochop done on bf.c back in 07



Added benefit, my car is oxford green, so the hood trunk and door jams wont look ridiculously out of place
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:28 AM
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I painted this e30 a week Ago & loved this dark blue...
What did you use to get dirt out of engine bay areas etc? Steamer? Blaster?
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:28 PM
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Carbon black looks good... We had Tigga's(or Tyga? I HaTe POoR spelz) R8 come in to the Audi store next door to us and it looks like **** wrapped in gold.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:49 AM
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heavily leaning towards camo wrap.
LOL was supposed to be a joke!
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:38 PM
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LOL was supposed to be a joke!
See the photoshop done on bf.c?! it'd look weirdly awesome. And my car is dark green so door jams and engine wont look horribly out of place
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:48 PM
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I have a hard on for Porsche amnithyst metallic, or whatever It's called. It's flawless for a color, black accents would make ot supper aggressive. But yeah that came looked pretty sick too.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:50 PM
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:25 AM
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Frozen Silver
played out.

Giorgio Silverstone?
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played out.

Giorgio Silverstone?
Too expensive

Vapour Grey?
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Paint will be the same price essentially. Not buying it from ferrari, i'd have it mixed and produced 3rd party or by the body shop.


Black cherry?
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Black cherry is real nice. It'll look great in sunlight. This is what I posted above. Jaguar' vapour grey
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Black cherry is real nice. It'll look great in sunlight. This is what I posted above. Jaguar' vapour grey
yeah got the link to work. It seems like such a vanilla silver though... I'd lose appreciation for it after a couple weeks.

$hit man, i should just get a full respray in my original factory color. I do have a thing for a minty fresh coat of paint, especially in the regal oxford green...
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