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MatyBMW
10-11-2002, 06:25 PM
Well my E30 is going into Tip Top for a full paint job and repairs from the last break in.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to stick with the Silver colour but what do you guys think about the black side molding.

Do you think I should have it painted silver or stick with black.. ?? ..

Thanks for the input!

Eurostyle
10-11-2002, 06:28 PM
I say paint it, the moldings on the bumpers are painted so it will be a nice match....

ROB89M3
10-11-2002, 06:31 PM
Sell the car.

Eurostyle
10-11-2002, 06:59 PM
Originally posted by ROB89M3
Sell the car.

BAD idea!!! So much time AND MONEY went in that car, that it will be CRAZY to sell it! Unless you want to loose $1000's....

Gamite
10-11-2002, 07:16 PM
Originally posted by ROB89M3
Sell the car.

I think Rob is regretting selling it for 20G's when he had the chance


Maty, you should take some before and after pics.

Kal
10-11-2002, 07:41 PM
paint them

ROB89M3
10-11-2002, 08:46 PM
Originally posted by Gamite


I think Rob is regretting selling it for 20G's when he had the chance



You think too much...

actually I was offered $25,000 and no I don't regret not selling it.

Gamite
10-11-2002, 08:52 PM
Originally posted by ROB89M3


You think too much...

actually I was offered $25,000 and no I don't regret not selling it.


Suuuure you didnt. :P

MatyBMW
10-11-2002, 09:37 PM
Rob!

Phil is right, to much time and money invested. It is not worth it at all, I'd rather just keep it, get it beautiful and enter it in dark knights next summer.

gsbadbmr
10-12-2002, 11:34 AM
I say DON"T paint the moldings or the door handles. To much of the same color doesn't look as nice on the e30's (In My Opinion). You need the "black" moldings to "split up" the side of the car.
You also could paint your moldings, and if you don't like it just buy some nice new black ones.
And NO, DO NOT sell your car. I am in the same boat as you, and i know that you will lose tons of $$$$ by selling it.
Good luck, and post some pics after the car has been painted!
gsbadbmr

MatyBMW
10-12-2002, 06:45 PM
I say DON"T paint the moldings or the door handles

Hmm, I'll consider what you say about not painting the moldings silver. Do you have a larger picture of your vehicle with the same colour of moldings? If so, would you mind posting it?

Thx..

gsbadbmr
10-12-2002, 11:27 PM
My door moldings are "black/chrome". My car has most of the original paint, and i would NEVER paint the moldings the same color as the car. Too much of the same color is NO good, that's probably why i am not a fan of the "Rieger" side moldings, i just find that the car is missing something (black moldings) when you look at it on the side.
If you have the window blackout around your windows, i say keep your moldings black.
gsbadbmr

Gamite
10-12-2002, 11:32 PM
I opted not to paint my moldings, but I kinda want to paint my door pulls.

KennyTheGreat
10-17-2002, 08:02 PM
hey gsbadbmr,

did u come up to Toronto several months ago?


Ken

gsbadbmr
10-19-2002, 12:51 AM
Originally posted by KennyTheGreat


did u come up to Torohey gsbadbmr,nto several months ago?


Ken Nope, It wasn't me. I may be coming to T.O. in EARLY November. I'll see how the weather is!

Jon@Bimmersport
10-19-2002, 02:02 AM
Originally posted by Gamite
I opted not to paint my moldings, but I kinda want to paint my door pulls.

leave it the way it is man...it looks good, if u paint the door pulls, it would look a bit gay not to paint the mouldings...like an incomplete look...sort of like how ricers buy 1 wheel at a time, becuz they cant afford em all at once! haha ;)