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Old 12-08-2010, 06:39 PM   #1
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Steel Blue

What do you guys think about the steel blue E46, i don't see much around but honestly i think its pretty nice as a exterior. Once in a while i would see one here and there but it would be a female driving it (is it a feminine color or something?). What do you guys think of the steel blue color on a e46?.......quick question, whats the ball park price for a paint job on a e46, does the price vary by color? if so i was thinking about a dark grey. Thanks
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:41 PM   #2
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The steel blue is a girly color imo, and if you want to get a decent paint job it will probably be worth more than your car. If it's worth it to you, get the paintjob, if not just buy an E46 already that color.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:20 PM   #3
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:49 PM   #4
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15 pages of steel blue ---> http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...el+blue+thread

Some of them are
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:00 PM   #5
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Steel blue is a hard one to pull off. but when done right it looks amazing. flows real good with black theme IMO
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:04 PM   #6
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:52 AM   #7
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Steel Blue is too manly for most of the girlies that posted here from what I'm reading. Example of "a man's" Steel Blue machine
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:54 AM   #8
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Steel Blue is too manly for most of the girlies that posted here from what I'm reading. Example of "a man's" Steel Blue machine
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...08&postcount=1
Alex yours is

A few more good ones...





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Old 12-09-2010, 03:13 AM   #9
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Alex yours is

A few more good ones...
Thanks, very kind of you. I actually like the photo you had up of my car (more than my link) before removing and adding others.
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:31 AM   #10
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Love steel blue, my old E36 was steel blue, was one of the last from the factory.
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:34 AM   #11
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Thanks, very kind of you. I actually like the photo you had up of my car (more than my link) before removing and adding others.
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:30 AM   #12
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Personally not a huge fan of steel blue. That being said, some of them look sick when modded.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:31 PM   #13
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Steel blue is not a girly color.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:48 PM   #14
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Dude, what kind of post is that? What's next, asking what colour of underwear to choose?
Steel blue is one of my least favourite colours for stock e46 but that doesn't mean it can't look good on modified car.
Don't buy a car with the paint you don't like. To paint the car properly will cost $$$
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:16 PM   #15
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it means ur homosexual.
Steel blue doesn't mean he's homosexual; but asking if it's an OK COLOR might.
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:32 PM   #16
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My mother and wife bothe drove steel blue e46s... Me, felt like a chick driving it
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:32 PM   #17
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I think if God showed us his color palette, it would be 7 shades of steel blue. Each of those shades would be dependent on the suns position in the sky, and how many children in the world are smiling at any given time. Straight up bang-a-rang.

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Old 12-09-2010, 06:28 PM   #18
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If you want steel blue - one of only a couple colors I would choose myself, and I did - then get a car painted that way already unless you have a good amount of cash for a very good paint job; or a good amount of money for a good paint job, that is slightly cheaper because you prepped the car properly, ahead of time.
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:45 PM   #19
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heres a real mans color... Steel Blue:
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Old 12-09-2010, 07:33 PM   #20
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I love the steel blue. It is ten different colors all depending on how the light hits it.

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