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  1. Small paint chips and rust spots.. help!

    General E46 Forum
    I acquired a 2005 325ci about a year ago and I'm absolutely in love with it. The car had pitting on the hood when I purchased it, but still looked gorgeous when not up close so I forgot about it for the most part. Fast forward to today.. I noticed a tiny bit of bird poop on the car and...
  2. Do not use Meguiars Ultimate All Wheel Cleaner

    General E46 Forum
    I recently had my wheels touched up and was excited to get them really clean. I decided to try a new wheel cleaner, and got the Meguiars Ultimate All Wheel Cleaner. I took the wheel off the car to clean it, and I set it on the ground. I followed the instructions on the bottle and when I rinsed...
  3. Fender and Bumper upgrades?

    E46 Xi Forum
    My neighbor backed into my car and broke the front bumper and right fender. He's paying me cash, so I thought it'd be a nice opportunity to upgrade them to m3 fender and ZHP bumper. Is that an easy hot swappable task or is it more involving? My goal is not to exceed the amount he's giving me...
  4. Debadging Problem

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, I've recently purchased a 2004 e46 320ci (my 2nd BMW) and decided to give the debadging look a go. After watching half a dozen YouTube tutorials as well as reading through a few guides on the e46fanatics forums, I thought i'd get started. Like many guides suggested, I used a...
  5. How can I get rid of this mess? Old paint with scratches and swirls

    General E46 Forum
    Last but not least my 3rd question tonight. Thanks so much guys! My used e46's paint is quite mangled and I'd like to give it a nice look when I have time the coming weekends. Could you give some advice on how if and how I could fix this? Front (first 2 pics): The first two pictures. All over...
  6. Painting Front lip

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 2000 328ci and I have been thinking about buying a front lip, but I would rather not spend $200 to $300 dollars to have this $100 piece painted. Not to mention it's a daily so the paint will probably get chipped. I saw a forum recommending the website AutomotiveTouchup to get color...
  7. Favorite Color Thread

    General E46 Forum
    This has probably been done before, maybe even with a poll, but just wondering what some of the favorite colors are for an E46 sedan?
  8. Black mag repair - how to paint? I failed :(

    General E46 Forum
    Hi guys. This is going to be a paint in the @SS but it can't be worse than I already made it. I have a set of black VMR rims. Now hear me out please they are "POWDER COATED" black. They used to be silver but the previous owner decided that he wanted them black and frankly I can understand why...
  9. Painting pre-facelift coupe bumper trim

    General E46 Forum
    Hey fanatics! I've searched around quite a bunch and I'm surprised that I can't find anyone who has done this. On the pre-facelift coupes, the fog lights trim, the grill in between the fog lights (front bumper cover trim), and the thin sheet that goes all the way across (grill cover). On non...
  10. Recommend paint job in MA or RI?

    New England
    Black 03 325xi needs hood painted. For some reason hood is faded bad but rest of the car looks great. Any recommendations in MA or RI would be greatly appreciated. Included a image of hood (taken while installing new windshield).
  11. GTR Hood Paint

    Tire & Wheel Forum
    So I'm thinking about buying a GTR-style hood for my 04 m3, however the problem is that all the ones I see online are either carbon or a different color than my m3 (laguna seca blue). Should I buy the hood and get it painted or not buy it at all?
  12. f30 clearcoat issues

    General F30 Sedan/F31 Wagon/F32 Coupe/F33 Cabrio
    Hey everyone, I recently purchased a 2013 bmw 328i with 20k miles. It has been an amazing machine so far. However after I washed the vehicle I noticed some clear coat coming off of the bumper area, I'm assuming this is a paint defect as there is no way a rock chip caused this and there is no...
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  16. Dip Video - Anthracite Grey 330ci

    General E46 Forum
    Did it a few months back, never had the chance to shoot the video. I'm very happy with how it turned out. Well worth the effort. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWa6MtMQK78
  17. thoughts on plasti dip?

    General E46 Forum
    I am thinking about plasti dipping my rims and want to know if it's worth it or if it's wasting my time. I'd like to know from people who have done it before. How will it handle gravel or rough roads? Thanks!
  18. Paint Question!

    General E46 Forum
    does anyone know the color of our primer? I just pulled the bra off my car, and he's got some paint chips that go down to a black layer. If that's primer, is there any way I can touch it up? The chips are reasonably sized, probably about a square inch. They're all on just the bumper, not the...
  19. Painting Impact Strips

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hello Everyone! I've recently bought my first car, a 2000 E46 323i Sedan in Sienna Red Metallic about a half a year ago. I was wondering if anyone had experience painting the ugly black plastic impact strips that run around the side of the sedans? I have done some preliminary research and the...
  20. plasti-dip

    General E46 Forum
    I want to plasti-dip my rims and I don't really know much about the product. Is it a good way to paint rims, is it worth it? Will it last a while or does it chip easily?
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