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  1. Paintless Dent Repair on grill

    General E46 Forum
    Hopefully this helps someone else out. I couldn't find much information regarding paintless dent removal near the grills on our e46 BMWs. Cliff notes are at the end. I had a dent in the middle of the grills on my 01 e46 330xi from a low speed accident involving the rear end of a SUV. The...
  2. I wish I could slap my E46's previous owners.

    General E46 Forum
    My E46 has had a rough life. 250,000 miles and 5 owners have taken its toll. It seems like the previous owners just beat the sh1t out of the car. All the rock chips on the bumper, and hood and fenders, the scratches in the seats, the dents, drive me crazy. It’s a 5 speed 325xi touring!!!! You...
  3. need advice: recommend a shop for bodywork/paint?

    Pacific Northwest
    A guy put some dents and scratches in my passenger-side doors and insurance is going to cover the cost. Since the cost is covered, I'd appreciate some recommendations about great body/paint shops, since the repair requires some tough dent-pulls, and paint matching. BMW Seattle recommended...
  4. Possible to use door help: use panels from donor car vs body shop fixing dents?

    General E46 Forum
    A friend of a friend backed into my passenger side and left a large dent in both the front and rear passenger door at bumper height. The autobody shop quoted $2200 (majority in labor for welding tabs, pulling out dents, only about $390 for painting) for the insurance to pay to fix it. But...