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slimjim
12-10-2007, 08:45 PM
Hey guys, im new to the site. Bought my first car, yes an e30 (1990 325i)! Heres my breif sotry. Was looking for a bmw, saw one on buy and sell for 500 bucks. Went to go see it. It had rust, rust, broken brake light, snapped selector rod (nevermind all the loose joints and worn out bushings) and alot of eletrical problems o and RUST!. I figured hey, y not make a couple of e30 enthusiasts happy and bring it back to life. So in the summer i did a buch of things- recaro seats, zenon headlights, new exhaust, timining belt and most importantly all the body work! etc...now the car has like 10+ shades of silver and i was thinking what colour to paint it. Im thinking smokey silver or im really diging a flat black paint job all around with the blacked out grill and the blue tint from the zenons, i think it would look awsome. Howvwer im having some mixed comments about these choices. HELP!

craz azn
12-11-2007, 12:20 AM
Whatever the stock colour was, is best. Congrats on your car so far. Post pics.

slimjim
12-11-2007, 12:23 AM
Whatever the stock colour was, is best. Congrats on your car so far. Post pics.

Ya, thinking about it, thats my best option. I would post some pics if i knew how! lol plz help!

FuryriderX
12-11-2007, 10:40 PM
upload them to imageshack and then just put the 'forum links' into your post. preview it to make sure they show up. easy as pie.

slimjim
12-11-2007, 11:05 PM
72755

72756

72757

72758

The car looks different now, no rust, square muffler, broken signal etc. ill get updated pics tomorrow

hadesm5
12-11-2007, 11:21 PM
nice wheels. are those 14s?

slimjim
12-11-2007, 11:26 PM
they are 15inchers, they have toyo 3rd gen on them (worth more than the car) everyone says they must be 14's...just the fat ass tire makes it look smaller i think

AceOfSpades
12-11-2007, 11:35 PM
a very dark color would look awesome. something between diamond schwarz and granite silver

or another dark silver with gold flakes and just a little bit(barely noticeable) of yellow and a drop of green.

but whatever you do, leave the trims black

slimjim
12-11-2007, 11:38 PM
a very dark color would look awesome. something between diamond schwarz and granite silver

or another dark silver with gold flakes and just a little bit of yellow

but whatever you do, leave the trims black

ya, the rims are staying black forshure. Ya, a dark silver would look awsome. i just dont want a huge colour difference because im not painting under the hood so it might look a little off.

hadesm5
12-13-2007, 12:35 AM
sell me ur rims:P

slimjim
12-13-2007, 12:42 AM
ha, trust me, u wouldnt want them, not very nice paint and i think one rim has i little curb damage. :D but, i got them for free, so i took'em

craz azn
12-13-2007, 12:48 AM
sell me ur rims:P

Buy my steering wheel!! :P :P

jeremy
12-13-2007, 08:40 AM
this color is awesome on e30's....i think it's delphin grey...not sure at all though..

hadesm5
12-13-2007, 12:28 PM
Buy my steering wheel!! :P :P


give me money! winter tires were paid for by steering wheel fund:P
its such a good deal too! cnat believe it

e30_kid89
12-13-2007, 03:46 PM
Re-paint it stock color and black trims for the front instead of body colored.

denisemichel
12-13-2007, 08:52 PM
nice project car!