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Old 03-12-2012, 10:11 AM   #1
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BMW painting spots

Hello,

I was wondering how much would it cost to paint (like new, as much as possible) small spots on a 2002 5-Series. The car is in amazing shape, but there are few (about 15) paint scratches (most of them are 1 cm x 1 cm in size) all around the car. No dents, or any major paint scratches.

I live in Toronto, Canada. Do you recommend any particular shops that specializes in these things? I can always call to check for their prices.

How about DIY tutorials? Can I do it by myself?

Thanks a lot
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:57 AM   #2
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Tricky unless you do it all the time. If deep the paint needs to be squeegee'd into the scratch. Do it wrong and you'll end up with a bigger mess than when you started.
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:08 PM   #3
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Get a detailer to lok at it.. might be able to take them off with a 3 stage polish or wet sanding..if the scratch is not deep...
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:57 PM   #4
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You might have issues with colour matching since it's a 2002 (fading) unless you can blend. If the marks are close together you may be better off painting the entire panel.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:56 AM   #5
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Painting is not a very DIY job. Chances are you don't want a shitty rattle can job (paint never matches 100% and there are variants of the same paint code. IE for my cosmos 303 black, I have a US variant that doesn't use blue metallic flake - which is standard)
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:40 AM   #6
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Do you recommend any shop in the GTA area?

Thank you for the replies. Do you recommend any shop in the GTA area?
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